Spiece 2012: Tyler Wideman scouting video, quotes


2014 big man Tyler Wideman is a known commodity to the Michigan coaching staff. Wideman plays on the same Lake Central high school team as future Wolverine Glenn Robinson III and also attended Michigan’s College Practice Camp last summer. Wideman is a powerful player with a large frame but he showed off a bit of his shooting touch at the Bill Hensley Memorial Run ‘n Slam in Fort Wayne, Ind. over the weekend. Watch Wideman in action in the embedded media player below:

Find some quick quotes from Wideman – who lists Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio State – updating his recruitment after the jump.
What are some strengths of your game?

Inside scoring, my midrange, and defensive rebounding.

What are you working on?

I’m working on my outside shooting, my on-ball defense, and my post moves.

Who’s offered you so far?

Just Purdue.

Related: Scouting Tyler Wideman at 2012 Spiece Run ‘n Slam

You played high school with Glenn Robinson?


Would you be into joining him at Michigan?

He’s fun to play with. It’s real exciting. He’s an unselfish player. It’s good, because if you’re open he’ll find you.

Has Michigan been talking to you?

Yes, I’ve been talking to coach [Lavall] Jordan.

Whats he been telling you?

That they like me. It’s been him and coach BA, their big man coach, he’s been talking to me.

How do you see yourself fitting in at Michigan?

I think I fit in pretty well. It’s a spread offense, which will give me room to work in the post and doing the pick-and-roll.

  • Bluebufoon

    How tall is Wideman ? He looks closer to 6-5 than 6-8. Plus, he’s not very skilled and he doesn’t play smart. Perfect MAC or a Horizon League level player. U-M can and will do much better.

  • A2JD


    Just curious- How come you guys always post videos (except for 5 key plays) via Vimeo and not Youtube? I think you might build up more traffic for this site if you did use Youtube.

    • SamGoBlue

      I completely agree…the Vimeo often seems to run slower and be a little more choppier on the computers I use as opposed to the YouTube versions of videos.

      • A2JD

        Yeah, Vimeo does run a little slower on my computer as well.

    • In short, because it gives us more control and keeps our videos here. We put in a lot of work/money traveling to games, tournaments and filming etc. YouTube videos end up embedded on other sites, linked to YouTube and not much resonates back to this site.

      I also haven’t had many problems watching the videos. Have you guys tried turning off HD? Not sure what the issue is.

      • A2JD

        Got it. Thanks for the reply.

  • Paul

    He appears to get fouled a lot, but he also gets a fair # of his shots blocked

  • Fresh

    where is the levert commitment?

    • Hold up appears to be technical from what I’ve gathered. Process is a bit different given that he signed an LOI at Ohio and there’s a release involved. I don’t think there’s any need to panic whatsoever though.

  • On an unrelated note, what do you guys think of the comment voting? Seems like the self-policing element could be helpful during game day discussions.

    • DingoBlue

      I tend to like it all around. The new Disqus interface is much smoother than the older one.

      On a content related note, will you guys be able to cover the majority of the AAU events this summer complete with video? That will be a lot of stuff to sift through. Maybe there can be recruit recaps at the end of the AAU season for some of the targets Michigan is giving more attention to?

      • We plan to cover plenty more AAU events. We also plan to do some sort of round up pieces especially when things start to slow down in late May.

        There are a few big tourneys left before June but then things slow down – in some respect – as visits speed up. Michigan’s College Practice Camp in early June combined with sophomore offer day on June 15th will be the big events.

        We’ll do some big picture stuff soon to round up all of the content we’ve been posted. I’m also finally working on a couple of posts that are actually about basketball rather than recruiting.

    • A2JD

      I prefer the “like” option so there isn’t a lot of negative voting but this is okay.