Friday Links: Trey Burke participating in Deron Williams Skills Academy, other notes

Dylan Burkhardt

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  • jblair52

    I think Burke and Hardaway already had their “breakout” seasons. I suppose one strong candidate could be Jon Horford. He gets talked up but hasn’t had much of a chance to show what he’s got on the court. Hope he stays healthy and has a breakout season – that’d be nice to add him stepping up along with McGary and Morgan in the frontcourt!

    • SamGoBlue

      I agree for the most part, although it’s hard to say a freshman had a “breakout” season; I just don’t think there’s anything else to call it. I think we are all waiting to see Horford’s potential reached, but I would actually pick either Tim Hardaway to have a breakout/rebound season or Matt Vogrich to have a breakout season for us, as I think he will start and get around 20 minutes/game for us.

      • jblair52

        I sure hope Vogrich finds something – coming out of HS as the best shooter in the nation that’d be great. His HS film he seemed to have more than just a nice outside shot as well…hoping he brings it his senior year!

  • gpsimms

    curious: how does UMHoops get a perfect apr all the time when half the team is transferring/going pro every year? I thought even if they left in good academic standing it was a hit to apr? Obviously I must be wrong about that, but I’m confused because for example, football really had low APR with Rodriguez, but the kids on the team had good grades. Everyone said our APR sucked because of the transfers. This might be a question for mgoblog, since he is the APR expert, but I’ll try here first.

    • Almost positive that going pro in solid academic standing has no effect on APR.

      Not sure about transfers.

    • MGoTweeter

      there are exceptions for going pro as Dylan said and for transfers as long as they meet minimum academic requirements. If the athlete does not transfer somewhere and just leaves school, I believe the apr takes a hit. There is an exception though if the player later returns to school and graduates. I have never seen a thorough breakdown on the calculation. I just know that you get one point per player for being in school and one for being eligible, you total all those up and divide by possible points then multiple that number by a thousand.

  • serious

    6′, 185, with a 6’5 wingspan? Those are all better measurements than I expected.

    • Daniel

      I checked the page, and it says height was measured with shoes. Still a nice wingspan, though.

      • Yeah it does… Trey tweeted that it was without shoes though.

  • A2JD

    If not for some SUPER shady refereeing in several games of the 2002 WCF (not just Game 6, thought that was the most blatant), Chris Webber would’ve had a ring.

  • Dumber-Than-Most

    I love how folks outside the Michigan family like to cheap-shot the accomplishments of the Fab 5 guys and lets be clear I am still disappointed about some of the selfish mistakes Chris, Jalen, Juwan, Jimy and Ray made throughout the years but its hard to argue with the success these fellas had on the court and even in the classroom. Four of five graduated from college. Four members played in the NBA and Jalen, Juwan and Webber made over $400 million dollars in salary during their collective NBA careers. Plus Chris and Jalen are respectable NBA broadcasters on national TV networks, no small acomplishment. Let the Fab 5 Hater’s– Hate !!!
    PS I still wish Jalen would whining about those Final Four banners and patting himself and his teammates on the back– let others do that.