Video: Michigan vs. Perugia Select Highlights

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan beat Perugia Select 99-60 on Sunday in their Italian exhibition debut. One of our readers, Tim Kaegi, was in attendance on Sunday and put together some video footage of the second and fourth quarters of the victory. You can watch the highlights in the embedded media player below or find more complete game footage of the 2nd and 4th quarters after the jump (including Austin Hatch on the floor).

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  • Worth noting on the video: The 1st and 3rd quarters aren’t included and Michigan outscored them 64-26 in those two quarters.

  • arsenal926

    This was awesome! Huge thanks to Tim for the footage.

  • Northern Blue

    Thanks for the footage! Great surprise and thanks Tim!

    Things I liked I wasn’t expecting to see:
    1. Spike looks much quicker, and might be a top 5 player on this squad
    2. Kam’s stroke looked great and looks like he will be a good shooter from the get go. Also, great activity from him, and looks like his lateral quickness is solid despite his lack of verticality, also great length that is noticeable when he is cutting through the middle signalling for the pass.

    Everything else was kind of how I expected. If this is Caris just coming off an injury, definitely looks like he is ready to take the next step and be the offensive catalyst.

    • Mattski

      Came on to make similar approving comments about Caris and Spike. I don’t care if Perugia is last in the Italian D league, I’m revising expectations upward for the season.

  • DingoBlue

    This is so amazing. Thank you guys so much for this. My one quick note is that MAAR looked very good on D and O, that’s definitely a great quality to have in a potential Spike Backup (IMHO). Obviously the level of competition counts for a lot, but I wouldn’t be surprised if MAAR and Dawkins both were not some of the most productive 4 year players Michigan has had.

    • Truth

      Once upon a time, Caris LeVert was assumed to be a “4 year player.” Some thought Burke, Stauskas, and Morris also occupied that category.

      • DingoBlue

        I fully knew that and considered that in my response. If they stay for four years, they would definitely be some of the most productive, but who is to say they won’t leave sooner than that? Still exciting to see them play early.

  • jakelam2116

    Great to watch. Thanks, Tim!

  • Steve2081

    Awesome stuff. Thanks Tim! Thanks Dylan. Thanks Sam Cassell!

  • Anybody know what a “split step” is with regards to shooting a basketball?

    • Don’t know the specifics, but I assume it has to do with positioning your feet when you catch the ball to be more ready to shoot.

      • lsahdjf

        In tennis, you do a little mini jump followed by landing on your toes, not-in-motion, waiting for the ball right around when your opponent’s going to make contact so that you can get a hold of your center of gravity, stop inertia, and have the ability to go in any direction comfortably.

        sounds like beilein wants to do the same thing with catch and shoots, makes sense to me.

  • jblair52

    Tim Kaegi is the man!

  • GTFOmycourt

    I was very impressed with Doyle.

    I don’t see Donnal being effective down low at all if he does not start playing less erect. He needs to play a lot lower like Doyle.

    • Indiana_Matt

      Doyle looks like he has the body of a junior. I think Donnal will be more than alright with more time.

  • Truth

    Stray observations based on too little data:
    – Doyle looking more confident on the court than Donnal;
    – MAAR impressive on D – possible Aaron Craft type?
    – Irvin as first team all B10.