Prestige. ESPN ranks Michigan the 22nd most prestigious program since 1985, not bad I’d say. The three points lost from the NCAA ban looks to have cost us because Florida only finished 1 point ahead.
Darius Morris. Darius Morris scored 20 points (the tournament website only had him for 17) on 7 of 14 shooting for Belmont Shore in a loss to DC Triple Threat at Reebok (game recap). Darius added 11 points in Belmont’s second game, aÂ 43-56 loss to LA Dream team.
Streaming. You should be able to stream the Darius Morris and Belmont Shore’s next game against Worldwide Orange (Ari Stewart, Richard Howell) LIVE from WazooSports.com at 4:15 PST (7:15 EST) right here. You can follow Belmont Shores’s stats here and Darius Morris’ here.
Jordanâ€™s approximate stats were 7 points on 3-6 shooting, 1-2 from the line, 7 rebounds, and 1 blocked shot. Again, those stats are approximate as I missed the first few minutes and had some other distractions. King James won the game although I didnâ€™t catch the final score. The guards for King James played much better in this game than the last game I saw where they got blown out.
As far as Jordanâ€™s overall game, he put up some decent numbers but he was going up against an absolute monster. If I didnâ€™t know better, I would have sworn that Amare Stoudamire had walked into the gym and suited up for the Cali team (ED: It was Jeremy Tyler #1 in 2010). The kid even wore #1. The dunks that he was throwing down beside, over, and around the entire King James team was dizzying. Iâ€™ve never seen a high school kid with the kind of power dunks that this kid had. That said, Morgan was still playing him tough and had a few nice deflections. The problem that I saw was that Jordan likes to go for tips and deflections so every time he went for one and missed, the Cali kid caught the ball, spun around, and threw down an uncontested dunk.
Notes. Glen Rice Jr. is set to announce his college choice on Thursday (it’s not Michigan).