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  • Brick93

    So Chad Ford is now high on the guys working out with Joe Abunassar after talking to…….Joe Abunassar. Shocking. The consensus mock drafts are usually pretty accurate so it will be interesting to see if Manny starts showing up in any of them prior to the draft.

  • Funny how that works eh? :-)

  • Brick93

    So Chad Ford is now high on the guys working out with Joe Abunassar after talking to…….Joe Abunassar. Shocking. The consensus mock drafts are usually pretty accurate so it will be interesting to see if Manny starts showing up in any of them prior to the draft.

  • Funny how that works eh? :-)

  • Billiam

    In the Pangos page it says that he's not sure which class to jump into? “Kevin has yet to really think about his post-secondary plans, which could be in 2011 or 2012 depending on how prepared he feels.”
    Also from the SI article “Holland Landing, Ontario's Kevin Pangos, arguably the country's top 2012 recruit.” If he's in the class of 2011 please someone post a link, but these links say he's 2012.
    I have idea about his game but when Syracuse starts offering that's good. It showed Michigan, UNLV, Srycuse, and Gonzaga…so we have good chances, but if he's 2011 why would we take another true point guard? We'll already have Morris, and be taking in CB…and he's only 6'1 and not that athletic. I have no idea about his talents without a video (which I just haven't looked for). I hope he'll be an addition ins 2012, but I don't see him coming in 2011 with CB already in the fold.

  • Bluebufoon

    Pangos or his Father recently told a local publication he will be in class of 2011.

  • Colby

    Hey Blue, sent you an email due to interest in hearing about the Euro stuff you came across. Thanks

  • SamGoBlue

    Brundidge will probably project as a small two guard. He just doesn't have the game of a PG. He prefers to slash to the rim or step back a little bit, not constantly dish.

  • SamGoBlue

    Brundidge will probably project as a small two guard. He just doesn't have the game of a PG. He prefers to slash to the rim or step back a little bit, not constantly dish.

  • flwolve

    Why can't bb post any info about a EURO prospect on this site?

  • I believe he doesn't want to post it because it came from another board/website. I haven't censored anything if that's what you are asking.

  • Bluebufoon

    I was reluctant to re-post this info because it was posted on another site and then the info was quickly taken down, so I'm nt able to give the exact source of the info, nor direct quotes– plus the info (supposedly) involves a former Wolverine, which again I can't substantiate. Plus my memory isn't perfect, I read the info once mid-afternoon on Monday and when I came back Monday night the info was gone.

    But seeing how we're on a U-M basketball website and I'm amongst friends and we're “Do” some positive basketball recruiting information, I'm willing to wing-it if you folks are “Mature” enough to handle there are some flaws in the sourcing of my alleged reporting— Ha ! Ha ! Ha !

    This info is nt premium or pay info from any other website. A fellow
    was speaking authoritatively about Michigan still being involved wth two Europeans from Belgium or around Belgium and a former Wolverine, Travis Conlan, who plays in that area of Europe and is friends with Coach Beilein, was aware of the situation and may have recommended these prospects to U-M. The person posting, gave the impression he knows Conlan and “The Poster” had a good grasp of what he was (for lack of a better word) reporting.

    Supposedly visits are planned for nxt week sometime. The exact quote may have been the visits would be in the nxt two weeks.

    Thats the info I remember reading.

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    This is my $.02 on the above info. It re-inforces some of the premium info I've read elswewhere. Again the fellow had a very good grasp of the info he was relaying but no names were mentioned and I don't recall any hints on what positions these fellas play ? Obviously U-M only has one scholarship to give for nxt year and if we use that scholarship, it will greatly hamper U-M recruiting with the classes of 2011 and 2012 . Plus, Coach Beilein has great contacts in Europe and he has had success recruiting there before.

    Just remember the old adage, don't shoot the messenger or in my case the rumor-monger. Go Blue !!!

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  • Bluebufoon

    I was reluctant to re-post this info because it was posted on another site and then the info was quickly taken down, so I'm nt able to give the exact source of the info, nor direct quotes– plus the info (supposedly) involves a former Wolverine, which again I can't substantiate. Plus my memory isn't perfect, I read the info once mid-afternoon on Monday and when I came back Monday night the info was gone.

    But seeing how we're on a U-M basketball website and I'm amongst friends and we're “Do” some positive basketball recruiting information, I'm willing to wing-it if you folks are “Mature” enough to handle there are some flaws in the sourcing of my alleged reporting— Ha ! Ha ! Ha !

    This info is nt premium or pay info from any other website. A fellow
    was speaking authoritatively about Michigan still being involved wth two Europeans from Belgium or around Belgium and a former Wolverine, Travis Conlan, who plays in that area of Europe and is friends with Coach Beilein, was aware of the situation and may have recommended these prospects to U-M. The person posting, gave the impression he knows Conlan and “The Poster” had a good grasp of what he was (for lack of a better word) reporting.

    Supposedly visits are planned for nxt week sometime. The exact quote may have been the visits would be in the nxt two weeks.

    Thats the info I remember reading.

    *************

    This is my $.02 on the above info. It re-inforces some of the premium info I've read elswewhere. Again the fellow had a very good grasp of the info he was relaying but no names were mentioned and I don't recall any hints on what positions these fellas play ? Obviously U-M only has one scholarship to give for nxt year and if we use that scholarship, it will greatly hamper U-M recruiting with the classes of 2011 and 2012 . Plus, Coach Beilein has great contacts in Europe and he has had success recruiting there before.

    Just remember the old adage, don't shoot the messenger or in my case the rumor-monger. Go Blue !!!

  • Deacon Blues

    True dat. Bear in mind, though, that Harris is probably really motivated right now. And it's not like he has no ability. I wouldn't dismiss what Ford wrote.

  • AG2

    The most important thing is going to be having a consistent scorer. Whoever that person turns out to be will probably start and play a lot of minutes. It also means one important thing:

    SOMEONE is going to have to shoot 3's at a decent clip. There is just no alternative.

    Congrats to Manny for what seems like a decent slate of workouts. I don't know if Chad Ford is all that accurate, but if he now says Manny is likely to be drafted, that's pretty cool.

    Finally, all I can project for next season is that we'll be in the 8-10 range in the Big Ten. I think we will be better than Penn State and Iowa. Iowa because they lost all their recruits, their best player, and are implementing a drastically different playing style. Penn State because even with Taylor Battle the only strength they had was rebounding and they lost guys to transfer.

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  • George

    What posistion do those european guys play?

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  • fresh

    the one kid who just visited his name is jonathon gilling and he plays in denmark……….he is 6'8″ so im guessing he would be a 3/4 for beilein

    -idk how old he is or anything but he averaged 10 points a game and was name the “newcomer of the year” in the league he played in

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  • Billiam

    I am really starting to LOVE this kid.

  • Bluebufoon

    Here are smome stats on Gilling from European 18 and Under Championships. I like the kid already. Not only does he score, but his assists and rebounding numbers, tell me the lid is an all-around player.

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    Jonathan Gilling (Denmark) STATISTICS
    Headshot
    Born : 29.06.1991
    Place of birth: Vaduz (LIE)
    Nationality: DEN
    Height: 2.00m
    Position: F

    PPG 10.7
    RPG 6.8
    APG 2.8

    HEAD-2-HEAD COMPARISON

    ACCUMULATED STATISTICS
    G Min 2P FG 3P FG FT Reb AS PF TO ST BS Pts Avg
    M/A % M/A % M/A % O D Tot
    9 29.3 24/ 64 37.5 9/ 34 26.5 21/ 27 77.8 1.4 5.3 6.8 2.8 1.8 2.7 1.9 0.9 96 10.7
    GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
    Match Min 2P FG 3P FG FT Reb AS PF TO ST BS Pts
    M/A % M/A % M/A % O D Tot
    vs Hungary 41 2/ 10 20.0 2/ 7 28.6 1/ 2 50.0 2 8 10 1 3 2 2 0 11
    vs Estonia 28 3/ 12 25.0 1/ 3 33.3 3/ 4 75.0 2 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 12
    vs Norway 28 4/ 8 50.0 1/ 3 33.3 2/ 2 100.0 2 3 5 0 3 4 1 0 13
    vs Bosnia and Herzegovina 39 7/ 10 70.0 0/ 6 0.0 3/ 4 75.0 3 7 10 5 0 4 0 2 17
    vs Belarus 31 3/ 9 33.3 2/ 4 50.0 7/ 9 77.8 2 6 8 5 1 2 4 3 19
    vs Finland 37 3/ 6 50.0 0/ 4 0.0 3/ 4 75.0 2 11 13 7 2 5 5 0 9
    vs Iceland 13 0/ 1 0.0 0/ 1 0.0 0/ 0 0.0 0 5 5 1 0 2 1 2 0
    vs Scotland 20 0/ 2 0.0 1/ 3 33.3 0/ 0 0.0 0 1 1 4 1 3 2 0 3
    vs Iceland 27 2/ 6 33.3 2/ 3 66.7 2/ 2 100.0 0 5 5 1 4 2 0 1 12
    STATISTICAL RANKINGS

    * Ranks #10 in Defensive Rebounds (5.3)
    * Ranks #18 in Turnovers (2.7)
    * Ranks #17 in Total Rebounds (6.8)
    * Ranks #19 in Double-Doubles (2)
    * Ranks #5 in Free Throws Percentage (77.8%)
    * Ranks #11 in Assists (2.8)
    * Ranks #15 in Blocked Shots (0.9)
    * Ranks #12 in Steals (1.9)

  • aMaized

    Yogi Ferrell @ Adidas:

    http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content….

    also notes: Dwaun Anderson, Trey Mcdonald, Cody Zeller

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  • Brian W

    Bluebufoon, some good info. Thanks for posting it… Been away for a few days.

    I thought the commentary on the 2009 Nordic Championships at the European Prospects site was kinda interesting on how Team Denmark plays.

    “Team Denmark's lone stars were forwards Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (205 cm, 1991, Horsholm) and Jonathan Gilling (201 cm, 1991, Horsholm). Even though both guys shined in a game or two, it's pretty difficult to evaluate their talent since Denmark didn't really play as a team, but a bunch of individuals. Point guard Alexander Bak (190 cm, 1991, Horsholm) handled and shot the ball pretty well and his future in domestic level could be bright.”

    I can't speak the language that is on the page for the Horsholm Basketball archive site below, but the Google translator helps.

    http://www.hbbk.dk/1/346/klubben—arkiv.html

    On that page, it mentions Jonathan Gilling many times on it while describing some outcomes of games (or “matches” as they prefer to say it). He played on U17 and U18 teams in the European Youth Basketball League. It sounds like Johnathan had a knee injury at one point and sat out a few months; it made it sound like the injury wasn't anything serious.

  • Brian W

    Looks like I accidentally typed “Johnathan” and not “Jonathan”. Oops.

  • Brian W

    Bluebufoon, some good info. Thanks for posting it… Been away for a few days.

    I thought the commentary on the 2009 Nordic Championships at the European Prospects site was kinda interesting on how Team Denmark plays.

    “Team Denmark's lone stars were forwards Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (205 cm, 1991, Horsholm) and Jonathan Gilling (201 cm, 1991, Horsholm). Even though both guys shined in a game or two, it's pretty difficult to evaluate their talent since Denmark didn't really play as a team, but a bunch of individuals. Point guard Alexander Bak (190 cm, 1991, Horsholm) handled and shot the ball pretty well and his future in domestic level could be bright.”

    I can't speak the language that is on the page for the Horsholm Basketball archive site below, but the Google translator helps.

    http://www.hbbk.dk/1/346/klubben—arkiv.html

    On that page, it mentions Jonathan Gilling many times on it while describing some outcomes of games (or “matches” as they prefer to say it). He played on U17 and U18 teams in the European Youth Basketball League. It sounds like Johnathan had a knee injury at one point and sat out a few months; it made it sound like the injury wasn't anything serious.

  • Brian W

    Looks like I accidentally typed “Johnathan” and not “Jonathan”. Oops.

  • Brian W

    The Indy Star was pretty busy interviewing guys at the Adidas May Classic.

    Q&A with Yogi Ferrell…

    http://blogs.indystar.com/hoosiersinsider/archi

    Q&A with shooting guard Jeremiah Davis…

    http://blogs.indystar.com/hoosiersinsider/archi

    Q&A with Cody Zeller…

    http://blogs.indystar.com/hoosiersinsider/archi

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  • Recent Kevin Pangos Interview by Drew Ebanks in Toronto at Hoopdome talks about Michigan…Gonzaga and Cincinnatti.
    http://www.dunkuverymuch.blogspot.com