Quick thoughts on Michigan’s updated roster

Dylan Burkhardt

556220[1]Michigan released its 2012-13 roster with updated heights, weights and numbers for returning players and incoming freshmen.

Here are some notable increases, decreases and changes to the numbers:

  • As has been previously reported, your freshmen numbers are official: Robinson No. 1, Albrecht No. 2, McGary No. 4, Stauskas No. 11, LeVert No. 23.
  • Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas both measured in at 6-foot-6 but Robinson is an impressive 210 pounds. Robinson’s strength and athleticism has been emphasized throughout the summer and his measurements appear to live up to that billing.
  • Trey Burke is listed at 190 pounds, up 10 pounds from his 2011-12 roster listing. Burke played significant minutes last season and there was thought that he wore down late in the season, the extra muscle could go a long way toward helping Burke last through the grind of a Big Ten season.
  • Mitch McGary’s size and weight has been a discussion point as he dropped a bit in national rankings, he measures in at 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. measures in at 6-foot-6, 205 pounds. Hardaway was listed at 6-foot-6, 200 pounds last year and 6-foot-5, 185 pounds as a freshman.
  • Matt Vogrich has also gained weight and presumably muscle, up to 200 pounds from 195 a season ago.
  • Caris LeVert is as skinny as advertised, weighing in at just 170 pounds with a 6-foot-5 height. Throughout LeVert’s late recruitment his height was listed anywhere from 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-6, so a 6-foot-5 measurement seems fair.
  • Eso Akunne, Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford and Blake McLimans all measured in at the same height and weights as a season ago.

View the whole roster here and feel free to discuss the changes below.

  • jblair52

    Eso is 55 lbs heavier than Levert!

    • And three inches shorter.

      • Baby Durant! When you can ball it really doesn’t matter what you weigh or how much you can bench. He definitely will need to get bigger and stronger but I think he’s going to be a playa.

        • geoffclarke

          I was thinking the same think about Keita Bates-Diop this morning. With his rare combination of height, athleticism and skills, he doesn’t really need to be bigger, but if he did get stronger, watch out!

          • Steve2081

            I think I’m gonna try to get to a couple of KBD’s games this year. If I do I’ll be sure to wear my brightest Maize shirt.

  • Smitty#1

    Ladies and Gents we finally have a roster from top to bottom. It took sometime but we finally can go big, small or however Coach B wants to play. Sit back and relax.

  • kainkitizen

    This team has to be the best, we have had for talent and skill since Amaker’s first few classes he was able to bring in. I’m so excited to finally witness a fun, talented, skilled team on the court and on the bench. It’s Official, Game On!!!

  • KevinC

    With that roster I find myself looking forwards to basketball season more than football for U-M this year. Not sure when the last time that happened (probably somewhere in the early 90s). I think McGary will be the x-factor this year as to whether this team will be good or great. I am wondering what his freshman stats will be like… i would take 10 points/8 boards a game but somehow I hope for a season like Zeller at IU but not sure if that is reasonable.

    • geoffclarke

      Probably not reasonable. I can see McGary doing better in the rebound column, but I think he is less polished offensively. BUT, I do think he’ll be better offensively than what he showed in prep school, where they never really created any space for him. If he can be patient in space and let the game come to him, hit a few outside jumpers, I’m curious to see how he’ll respond.

  • jblair52

    Love our frontcourt players coming in at 250 lbs!

  • section13row15

    Smitty, I love you. Right on man!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    What do you guys think of our frontcourt rotation???
    Jordan Morgan will be our safest bet down-low….
    hopefully Horford improved and is healthy enough to contribute….
    Mitch is the wildcard like most comments have stated…he can change the dynamic of our team
    what do you guys think of Blake McLimans??? and Max Biefeld??? will they get some playing time??