Michigan Basketball Media Day 2012: Wrap-Up

Dylan Burkhardt
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(caption) Michigan sophomore Trey Burke (left) and junior Tim Hardaway Jr. both passed on opportunities to leave school early for the NBA in order to lead a young and talented Wolverines team. The talent is high and so are the team's goals...Big Ten championship and a long run in the NCAA tournament. The University of Michigan Men and Women's teams hosted media day at the William Davidson Player Development Center in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  Photos taken on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  ( John T. Greilick / Detroit News )</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Michigan’s Media Day took place on Wednesday afternoon and practice begins today meaning college basketball season is officially here. The last 48 hours or so have filled the internet with discussion of Michigan basketball and a number of fairly vanilla early season quotes. We’ve posted our fair share of content over the last two days but here’s a recap of what we’ve posted as well as some of the best articles, videos, photo  galleries and columns around the internet.

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Nick Baumgardner talks captains at MLive.com as Michigan didn’t announce captains on Wednesday and doesn’t plan to for a couple of weeks. Matt Vogrich, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan, Josh Bartelstein and Corey Person are just a few potential options for captains.

Baumgardner also broke down the roster player-by-player before Wednesday’s events.

Trey Burke gained 15 pounds but says the greatest difference this year will be him “letting the team hear [his] voice”. John Niyo looks at Burke’s decision to return and his attitude going into this season at the Detroit News. (Photo: Detroit News)

Nik Stauskas thinks that “it’s perfectly normal to say Mitch is crazy” and Mark Snyder talks with the freshmen about beating the upperclassmen in an early open gym.

MGoBlue has a feature video with Michigan players from the event:

iSportsWeb asked the team which of Michigan’s big guys is most likely to break a backboard first. Corey Person thinks multiple backboards could be destroyed but McGary fears the improved basket quality but did eventually pick himself.

Mike Rothstein touches on expectations and the freshmen class at Wolverine Nation. MGoBlog’s Ace Anbender has requisite nuggets from Beilein’s presser but more importantly a close look at the shoes Michigan was wearing:

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Whether Michigan wears the neon shoes in a game remains to be seen but there’s no denying neon shoes are all the rage on the basketball court lately.

Photo Galleries: MGoBlue, Detroit News, Ann Arbor.com, Free Press and Michigan Daily. Even a Media Day Instagram from Mitch McGary:

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Ticket Updates. Looking to attend Michigan home games? The Wolverines are selling a number of ticket packs beginning next week. We are also passing along a discount on tickets at the Brooklyn Hoops Festival, where Michigan will play West Virginia on December 15th at the Barclays Center. The coupon code BKHOOPSWF will get you anywhere from $5-$15 off of your seats here.

  • michiganman

    What is the michigan basketball digital community?

  • bballkdp

    Yeah like the man says…what is the digital community?

  • Kool Breeze

    Dylan, great job on all the media day coverage! Thanks.

    • Give Joe all of the credit, he did a great job at media day. We’re both excited for the season, should be a fun one.