Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford and Glenn Robinson III selected as team captains

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 69, UMass Lowell 42-23According to a University of Michigan release, Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford and Glenn Robinson III will serve as captains for the 2013-14 Wolverines. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)

University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 12) that fifth-year senior Jordan Morgan (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit), senior/junior Jon Horford (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge HS) and sophomore Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central HS) have been selected as team captains for the 2013-14 season. It is just the ninth time in program history the Wolverines have had three or more captains.

Morgan, who was a member for the All-Big Ten Defensive team last season, has started 95 of his 106 career games and currently ranks tied for 35th all-time with 536 career rebounds. He needs just 260 points to become the 48th Wolverine to eclipse 1,000 for a career. Graduating last season with a degree in industrial engineering, Morgan is currently pursuing a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering.

Horford has played in 71 career games and is averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. He was awarded the Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award last season.

Robinson, who is just the fourth sophomore to earn U-M’s captaincy, was a 2013-14 preseason All-Big Ten selection after earning All-Freshman team and All-Big Ten honorable mention last season. He has played in 40 career games and averages 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

  • DingoBlue

    Good choices all.

  • Zach JOnes

    are you guys doing that pick em game this year??

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Pick to Click is going to be Big Ten only this year.

  • Meredith Morgan

    Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering. :-)

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Blame the press release on that one!

      • Meredith Morgan

        Just saw that! Big difference in my book! Thanks, Dylan

  • Guest

    All 3 are great choices and well deserved.

  • Zach JOnes

    starting line up for tonight? I assume the same as game 1? Walton, Nick , Levert , Morgan and Horford, thoughts?

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Glenn started the opener and Jordan came off the bench.

      • Zach JOnes

        ha I donno why I forgot about one of our best players… brain fart haha

  • Chezaroo

    Great choices. Here’s hoping Glen embraces his role and it manifests itself on the court. Captains should never be deferential.

  • Gavin

    Is this a “team vote” or a coaching staff decision? The upper-classmen in the rotation make sense; believe it or not, it’s the likely leading scorer that seems the least fitting. These are probably the type of internal affairs that should not be scrutinized by internet fans. I just wonder what discerns Robinson from Stauskas/McGary in terms of leadership, experience, and that intangible “hustle/intensity/fire” metric.

    • Kam

      it was gonna be between Mitch or glenn.. and mitch isn’t playing at the moment so he got the nod and apparently has been very leader like in practice

    • Kam

      also a leader doesn’t have to have “hustle or fire” or whatever in my opinion