Video: Isaiah Sykes vs. Taylor Kennedy

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Here’s the video from Sykes game versus Kennedy. You can find Calvin’s full scouting report and recap of Sykes’ and Carlton Brundidge’s performances here.

  • The Yooper

    Yeah I was surprised they had them back to back like that as well because for every other game in tournament you would have at least one day in between each game.

  • Tweeter

    “Isaiah Sykes = Bernard Robinson Jr.”

    That sounds pretty good to me. A very good athlete that was a borderline NBA player. Oh how I miss B Rob’s wild spin moves.

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    I feel like we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves on some of these comparisons… But Sykes is definitely a nice player. It’ll be fun to see how things play out over the next couple weeks.

  • Tx

    Any word on horford?

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    Horford visited but did not commit at this time.

  • Chris

    Any word if Beilein would take Sykes, Horford and Zeigler? The winding down of 2010 bball recruiting is exciting, I can hardly take the anticipation. Hope we don’t strike out.

  • Deew2

    Earlier this month everyone was drooling over Zeigler….is this because we saw film of a few of his bad games (and bad free throw shooting) or is this because of sykes’ dramatic rise in appeal?

  • Drew2

    I apologize, that made little sense–are we doubting zeiglers game because of his few bad games, or sykes’ rise in stock?

  • Jsham

    I think it’s a combination of both elements of Zieglers free throw shooting and that Sykes was a well kept secret because of his many transfers to different public schools and limited games played due to transfers. But as we have seen this cat can ball and he can do it against good competion. Trey also plays in a very talented league also. Let me just say this about the two, I see sykes as being a kid who will just keep getting better and better and brings more toughness with his overall game. Trey has grown up with a coaching dad so basketball IQ is gonna be there and he has the athletic ability also but lets look back in football recruiting class of 04 mike hart 3 stars max martin 4 stars and 5 star in lemmings ratings. We seen how that worked out. All I’m saying is let’s not get all caught up in Z’s rating. We have a serious viable option in Sykes so don’t sleep on him. Plus B Rob JR was a nice player for us and I think Sykes will be better. Jimmy King/Albert White/Ray Jackson/Manny Harris type.

  • gpsimms

    Too bad Billy Donavan didn’t go to st. john’s, think of the scholarship crunch madness then, with prather back on the board.

    do we know if michigan extended an “official” offer to hoford today?

  • Tweeter

    Deew, I cant speak for everyone, but I am not doubting Zeigler at all. I still think he is more ready to be a consistent production player than Sykes is, even though Sykes could have a higher ceiling with his athleticism. For me, Zeigler is still option A, its just that I am now more of a believer that Sykes is option A2. Whereas before seeing him play I thought Sykes was more of a plan B type guy. I would be very happy with either so I hope we get one of them.

    I was wondering the same thing gp. From everything that I had heard it seemed like Horford would get his offer and commit when he visited. He may have done so, just silently, who knows. But I guess there is always the chance that the coaches didnt offer yet and want to see how the Zeigler/Sykes/Manny thing all plays out. I can see an argument for wanting to take both Zeigler and Sykes if Manny is leaving. I wouldnt think that is the right move b/c I really like Horford. But I dont have all the information that the coaches do. Such as how good McLimans and Morgan are.

  • Brick

    Yeah, spill the beans Dylan. Did Horford get the offer? Is he taking another visit? Is he going to do some lame announcement on signing day? We all thought this was a done deal today so the lack of commitment seems a little odd. Hopefully he’s just waiting for you to finalize your welcome to Michigan post.

  • gpsimms

    by the way, all the typos, i swear it’s my keyboard. you probably all think im a raging alcoholic.

  • Tweeter

    all of my typos, are without a doubt, because I am a raging alcoholic.

  • Jsham

    Who cares about the typos playboys were all UM hoops fans right? Anybody up for some shots of Remy Martin? I have Hennessey or Bombay Sapphire also. LOL

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan

    Sam Webb on Sykes in the Detroit News…
    http://www.detnews.com/article/20100325/OPINION03/3250399/1031

  • Brian W

    If Horford got the offer and is sleeping on it, guess that’s understandable. Will definitely lead to some head scratching if nothing happens with him. Sykes and Zeigler (sans Horford) is a wish for some, and I suppose it could happen. We’ll see.

    Typos happen. I sometimes miss something when I type on my phone since the text box is so small.

  • Brian W

    After reading the new article, it sounds like a visit from Sykes could happen after his season. Good quotes from Isaiah, though. Manny’s given him some good advice…and Beilein is a cool guy.

    I wonder if Manny got a draft evaluation from the NBA. The article that projected him as a late second round pick is accurate to me. Hopefully he’ll get good advice from family/friends and not jump too early like Earnest Shazor.

  • Troy

    I may be in the minority but I say take Sykes and Zeigler this team desperately needs to get more athletic. Look at teams like OSU and Nova they dont play very tall players but guys who are athletic and long. Sykes intrigues me because his length and dribbling ability can cause matchup problems

  • Troy

    Are there rumors swirling about Fresh possibly leaving and maybe this has to do with the increased attention by the coaches toward Sykes.

  • isaac

    IF I HAD TO PICK BETWEEN SYKES ZEIGLER AND HOLFORD I WOULD CHOOSE SYKES AND HOLFORD ZEIGLER IS NOT BETTER THAN SYKES I SAW THEM BOTH PLAY IN PERSON ZEIGLER IS THE MOST OVER RATED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY AT 25 OVERALL IF MICHIGAN CHOOSE ZEIGLER OVER SYKES THAT COULD BE a big MISTAKE.

    AND WITH MANNY RETURNING THE ADDING OF TIM JR AND JORDAN DUMARS ITS NO WAY THERE BOTH COMING TO MICH AND IT WOULD B ANOTHER MISTAKE TO PASS UP ON HOLFORD EVEN THOUGH HE HE’S NOT VERY GOOD HE HAS SIZE AND WE ALL NOW WERE THE GREAT PLAYERS GO OUT MICH SO WITH THAT IN MIND COUNT ON AMIR WILLIAMS GOING TO MSU IN 2011 OR ELSEWHERE I HOPE MICH CONSIDER PERCY GIBSON OUT OF DETROIT SOUTHEASTERN 6’8 PF OF 2011

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  • http://none tom

    Well, Horford has officially come to UM. That settles that.

    However, for those of you saying that we should use all available scholarships this year, I think you’re wrong. That’s 7 guys in one class. Imagine recruiting when they’re all gone. Also, we are looking for a good big guy for next year and with one scholarship open we could focus on one guy and take a good player. Even if we don’t land the #1 PF/C we’ll still be in a good position to get a player of Amir Williams’ talent.

    That being said, I think we take Zeigler or Sykes and with either addition add a talented slasher to a team that needs one. Having played on good teams (my high school team was 1 point away from states last year) I assert here that you need slashers to open the shots up for guys like Vog, Dougless, Hardaway Jr, etc. EITHER (as in NOT BOTH) Zeigler or Sykes would be a good addition but we shouldn’t take both because it’s important to have an open scholarship for next year which we could use on a PF/C. Remember, Belien’s first two recruiting years he didn’t recruit a single guy non red-shirt that was above 6-4. We will need to recruit some bigger guys in the coming years.

  • Reality Man

    What makes you think Horford won’t redshirt? I think there is an important point missing in these discussions. This team/program needs to start making the jump up the conference ladder.

    Are you going to pass on a slasher like Sykes so you can have better balance down the line. I understand the point but we need to start winning and I would NOT in this case pass on a guy who can make this team much better especially with Manny supposedly leaving.

    TZ is not a guarantee. Sykes is not like Douglas or Novak. He is a
    legitimate Big Ten level player. If he wants to come..have him come. I don’t know of any other top notch slashers in 2011 from the state of MI. I know of centers but again I think we need wing talent especially with the way we play under JB (zone).

    With Mclimans, Morgan and Horford and possibly throw in Smotcryz..we have enough size now. The question is whether these
    guys pan out. The bottom line is we need to start winning in 2011 and beyond. Everyone is tired of waiting.

    Reality Man

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