AAU/Recruiting Saturday Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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I’m going to post some AAU notes throughout the day hopefully. I think I am going to miss most of Jordan’s game but hopefully those that watch can post comments in this post. Not really sure how best to cover these AAU tournaments so I will kind of see how it goes this weekend. Here are a few notes from last night:

  • King James got smoked in tonights game against Raymond Cowel’s team, but it seems like it was a good tournament for King James overall. I’ll have more Monday hopefully.
  • Andy Brown is #11(white) on Channel 2,for the SCA Select team. Beilein was on the baseline watching the game and also was at Jordan’s earlier games.
  • King James knocked off the So-Cal All Stars Elite team that features the Wear twins (UNC) and will move on to play again tonight. The game will be on Court/Stream 2 at 10:15 EDT. Jordan Morgan stream here.
  • Morgan had around fifteen in the first game today.
  • Some thoughts on Jordan from his Saturday morning game:
    • He is a big kid, needs to work on his conditioning but he already is huge and looks like he can keep growing into his frame.
    • AAU ball is not a good place for him to show case his skills, the game was mostly jacking up threes.
    • I think he needs to work a little harder on the glass and boxing out. Free throws were not good (something like 1-10) but his stroke didn’t look bad so maybe it was just a bad day.
    • The few times I saw him get the ball in the post he usually at least got to the line.
    • He also had a lot of nice put backs and follow ups as well as a couple nice dunks
  • Andy Brown scored 22 points on 9-15 shooting (3-6 3pt), 2 steals in a win for his SoCal All Stars Select team Friday night. Brown’s team will play at 11:30 AM MST tomorrow against the Bay Area Warriors.
  • Glen Rice Jr, Marcus Jordan and Nik Garcia at Kingwood.
  • Some video of Steven Pledger shooting the three ball on the right hand side of ScoutHoops.com.

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  • Steve

    i’ll watch the whole game and give a summary later today, god bless the internet

  • Giddings

    Are we recruiting Rice at all? He’s gotta have some Michigan loyalty, right?

  • Lynette G

    J playing well so far, 1st DR of the game, has at least 3 now. Had 2 FTA (0/2) and then scored with a nice putback from a teammate’s missed shot. Said they were super fatigued from the altitude change in last night’s game. Hopefully they have adjusted today.

  • Giddings

    So he is #44 I assume? I thought so but couldn’t quite tell…

  • Lynette G

    Yes, #44 on the white team

  • Lynette G

    DUNKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!

  • Lynette G

    35-23 at the half, King James.

  • Saw a little bit near the end of the first half, Jordan had a nice move to draw a foul in the post and then made 1 of 2 at the stripe.

    Thanks for keeping the updates Lynette.

  • Lynette G

    Dylan, and then did you hear a single clap and ‘good job!’? That was his mother. She is the only one there cheering for KJs, rest are cheering for LV.

  • Haha nope, I don’t have the sound going.

  • Lynette G

    She is sitting next to the audio guy, I can hear her talking throughout… LOL.

  • Lynette G

    6:38 left, tied at 52 now

  • Lynette G

    about 20 secs left, 75-73 KJs to the line

  • Steve

    Unofficially, I’ve got Jordan Morgan with:

    15 points
    8 Boards
    2 blocks
    1 steal
    1-10 from the free throw line

    Looks like Beilein was there on the baseline for a scouting trip.

  • Lynette G

    King James wins with a last second shot at the buzzer!!!!!!! 77-76! WHAT A GAME, wow!!!!!!!!

  • Lynette G

    Next game for King James is at 630 eastern today on court 3, which should be channel 3 on the video link above.

  • Steve

    thanks lynette!!!

  • Benjamin

    Doesn’t look like Glen Rice Jr is listing Michigan.

    He is listed at a 3-star- but I don’t know anything about how heavy or IF we have been recruiting him. Or, if he is a good fit.

    Dylan?

  • I haven’t heard much about him. Just saw his name and mentioned him because he is Glen Rice’s kid.

  • Lynette G

    5:10 left in first half, 35-32. KJ has 32.

  • Lynette G

    50-41 at the half. (KJs has the 41)

  • Lynette G

    FYI, the Wear brothers from Mater Dei are on the opposing team. Both are going to North Carolina.

  • Thanks for all the updates Lynette. Do you know if Jordan’s team won last night?

  • Lynette G

    Dylan, they lost by 10 last night. They were extremely fatigued from altitude sickness. I believe they just won their first bracket play game but I am waiting for confirmation. If they were the home team they won (and I think they were!).

  • Lynette G

    They did win!!!!! Next game is at 815p Mountain, or 1015p Eastern on Court 2, so channel 2 on the video.

  • Lynette G

    Steve, Did you keep any stats for that one?

  • Steve

    Lynette, unfortunately I did not see the second half of tonight’s game! If I’m around, then I’ll do tonight’s game… I like this Jordan Morgan guy… seems to have a ring to his name… ;)

  • Lynette G

    Dang Steve, you let me down! ;) He’s JoMo for short, that’s the ring to it!

  • Lynette G

    42-23 at the half, KJs down. Team looks a bit tired. Opponent is from Minnesota…?? what??? LOL.

  • Lynette G

    Boy, that was ugly. Don’t know what the final score was, but it was a blow out. Ah well… team was not able to stay until the end of the tourney anyway since they have a 3pm flight tomorrow to get back home. The coaches did not want the kids to miss two days of school (Fri/Mon). Good job King James!

  • Mom Morgan

    They were very tired! Tough to play 3 games at altitude in one day! Good job, though. They host their own tourney in Akron next weekend.

  • a2matt

    So Morgan and Brown’s teams played each other?

  • Dylan

    no sorry. Morgans team played SCA elite. Brown plays on SCA select.

  • Bluebufoon

    Does Jordan Morgan know Andy Brown and is he working him for U-M ??

  • Lynette G

    Jordan does not know Andy Brown.

  • hat

    Any updates on Udoh? Has he left for Oklahoma, or is he still in Ann Arbor through the end of exams?

  • He is in Oklahoma but he finished his exams.