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A glimpse of the pile of dirt that will one day be the practice facility

  • scottgoblue

    So I read the article on Stu going to boot camp, where the director had this to say:

    “Out of high school I knew he could shoot, but honestly may have been a little bit of a stretch play in Big Ten … the difference between last year and this year is night and day. People are coming in to watch (the potential pro players) and they ask who that guy is. He looks like one of the guys who’s going to play professionally. “

    Really? People are really confusing Stu Douglas for an NBA-bound player? What's he been doing since March? Maybe it's the miracle camp he's at … can we send a few more guys there? All that said, I hope it's all true and we get to see it. It's clear Stu didn't play to his full potential this year, and it would be great to see him take a significant step forward this coming year.

    Go Blue!

  • I don't think you will hear a coach that players are working individually with say anything but extremely positive things. I'm sure he's exaggerating a bit but it's good to hear Stu looks good.

  • scottgoblue

    So I read the article on Stu going to boot camp, where the director had this to say:

    “Out of high school I knew he could shoot, but honestly may have been a little bit of a stretch play in Big Ten … the difference between last year and this year is night and day. People are coming in to watch (the potential pro players) and they ask who that guy is. He looks like one of the guys who’s going to play professionally. “

    Really? People are really confusing Stu Douglas for an NBA-bound player? What's he been doing since March? Maybe it's the miracle camp he's at … can we send a few more guys there? All that said, I hope it's all true and we get to see it. It's clear Stu didn't play to his full potential this year, and it would be great to see him take a significant step forward this coming year.

    Go Blue!

  • I don't think you will hear a coach that players are working individually with say anything but extremely positive things. I'm sure he's exaggerating a bit but it's good to hear Stu looks good.

  • Tom_McC

    It's hard to tell how much these individual workouts will translate into improved play on the floor but at the very least, it sounds like Stu is committed to making himself and this better. That is where it all starts and the fact that Stu is putting himself out there against top notch talent tells me something.

    I am hopeful the trip to Europe pans out. It would be a great experience for this team and hopefully can jump start their growth process as they head into this season.

  • eddieben

    Maybe Vogrich should sign up for next year's boot camp.

  • Brick93

    Apparently Chad Ford stopped by and after talking to Schilling, he believes Stu would be drafted between 25-40 in this year's NBA draft.

  • Brick93

    A Europe trip would be HUGE for this team. Does anyone know the details of how much the team is permitted to practice and how many games they could play? Having some practice in August and finding out what we have before the fall practices start would be such a help to the kids and the coaching staff. It would also answer a lot of questions about who is going to play where and what we could expect from certain players.

  • alyzen

    Yeah, that assessment of Stu might be a little exaggerated, as Dylan suggests, but Stu's shown hints of potential all along. I've always thought he's got some game — he makes a lot of smart, well-placed passes, especially into the post, and will sometimes flash a surprisingly savvy offensive move. If he can get a nice mid-range shot going, as it sounds like he's working on, I could see him contributing a good 10-15 points a game.

  • I see both the Douglass news and the eurotrip as very encouraging off-season news. They'll bond and get a lot of insight about what roles they'll all play on such a trip.

    Can't help but think that such wildly enthusiastic raving about Douglass must carry some truth.

  • Sullycu

    who are next years walkons? Jordan Dumars, Eso Akunne, Josh Bartlestein, Corey Persons, who else?Any incoming freshman?

  • MusketRebellion

    If Douglass can be a consistent 10 ppg player that would be a huge boost for the team. I'm not sure where all of the points are going to come from this year, but at least the early signs are encouraging.

    Also, getting this team over to Europe would be huge. I think as long as the freshmen are on campus and enrolled that they can go with the team, but I know very little of NCAA rules. I don't know if it is worth it without the freshmen.

  • Paul F.

    Just drove by Crisler Arena and the Big House. What a mess.

    Sorry to hear about Byrd breaking his foot.

  • michigan hoops 4eva

    Great news about Douglass…I pause at reading that much into it, because last year people were raving about Laval Lucas-Perry's improvement at the Lebron James point guard academy.

    That aside, I really think that Douglass could become a big-time big ten player next year, not to the extent of Manny or Deshawn, but his performance against Ohio State in the final game of the year possibly gave a glimpse at his future. If he can improve his shooting, he could step up his game to the next level.

  • AG2

    Well, looks like the Wizards have come from out of nowhere to win the Draft Lottery. Does this make it less likely they ever take Gilbert Arenas back? And more importantly, who will fall to the Pistons at #7?

  • KennyMe

    Big time big ten player, maybe not, NBA draft, neither. But Stu will continue improving his game, shoot better, attack the basket more to create scoring opportunity for himself and his teammates.

  • KennyMe

    Is Akunne cleared to play? Did he have some academic problems last semester? wish Puls sticked around. Not aware of any new work-ons.

  • Evan

    Hhopefully Monroe from georgetown

  • Kevin in GR

    With the #7 pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select……..Ekpe Udoh of Baylor! :)

  • kainkitizen

    I do like the idea of the team doing a basketball trip over to Europe. It would be so beneficial and enlightening to the guys for team building. I definitely see Stu scoring around 12pts a game next season. Also to chirp in about the Pistons Draft pick at #7, It's going to come down to Cole Aldrich, Epke Udoh, or Greg Monroe. For an alternate, I'd go with Patrick Patterson.

  • Brian W

    Great to see that Stu is taking the initiative to work on his game. I'm glad he's going to take the drills that he's learned and teach them to the guys on the team. Every little bit helps… If they're still planning a trip to Europe, I'd assume that means that they got the okay to take the freshmen with them. The trip would be excellent for preparing for the upcoming season.

    The only video that I've been able to find of Jonathan Gilling's team focuses on his coach. Gilling is in the action shots a couple of times, but it's not worth posting.

    Spencer Turner and Yogi Ferrell in Indy Star article titled “It's easy to find flaws, tough to overcome them”…

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20100517/SPORTS

    Big Ten looking at academic affiliations as part of expansion…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct

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