All of Michigan’s coaches were on hand to see off Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III as the pair announced their decision to leave early for the NBA. John Beilein and the the three Michigan assistant coaches were on hand after the press conference to give their reaction to the news. They talked about how the process has changed as more players leave for the NBA and the effect it has on recruiting. They also talked about incoming recruits. You can watch all the interviews using the embedded media players below.

LaVall Jordan, Bacari Alexander and Jeff Meyer after the jump.

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Michigan coach John Beilein joined Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III in speaking to the media regarding Stauskas and Robinson deciding to leave school early and declare for the NBA draft. The press conference was aired on the Big Ten Network and streamed live, but in case you missed it you can watch the full recording using the embedded media player below.

Video: Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III discuss NBA decisions

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III retreated to their familiar post-game corners in the Crisler Center media room following the press conference. The two players went more in-depth about their decisions to leave for the NBA after two years. They talked about what they’re expecting in the NBA, who helped them along the way and much more. You can watch the interviews using the embedded media players below.

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Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III declare for NBA Draft

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Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III made it official this afternoon and officially entered the NBA Draft. The news was announced in a Michigan press release, both players will meet with the media at 3;30 p.m.

“In a very short period of time, these two young men have had a very positive impact on the Michigan Basketball program,” said Beilein. “From day one, Glenn and Nik have had the right attitude and work ethic that has helped us enjoy so much of our recent success.

“They both understand that they will need to continue to work even harder in the years to come to accomplish their goals in the NBA,” added Beilein. “We will continue to do whatever we can to assist and guide them as they take this next step in their basketball careers. We are excited for Glenn and Nik as they pursue this next stage of their life and begin their professional careers.”

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Recruiting Roundup: Aubrey Dawkins, Tavarius Shine enter 2014 mix

imageMichigan has watched Ryan Taylor and Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman in recent weeks, and will host Abdur-Rahkman for an official visit this weekend, but the Wolverines have also been checking in on New Hampton guard Aubrey Dawkins.

Dawkins is the son of Stanford head coach and former NBA player, Johnny Dawkins.  The 6-foot-4 guard has a scholarship offer from Dayton and Michigan head coach John Beilein has been in to watch him workout within the last week. The shooting guard averaged 19 points per game his senior season at Palo Alto before transferring to New Hampton for a prep season where he caught Michigan’s eye.

Dawkins plans to visit Michigan and Dayton in the coming weeks, per ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein. Here are highlights of Dawkins in action at New Hampton.

Tavarius Shine is another name to watch. Shine is a 6-foot-6 wing from Fork Union Military Academy that is drawing interest from the Wolverines, according to Finkelstein.
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Scouting Video & Evaluation: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is planning to take an official visit to Michigan this weekend as John Beilein and his staff look to fill the vacancies left by early departures.

Abdur-Rahkman is an athletic combo guard checking in at 6-foot-4 that averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while leading Allentown Catholic Central to a 29-1 record. Abdur-Rahkman also played on the Nike EYBL circuit last summer, where he averaged 6.1 points and 1.9 assists per game for Team Final.

We were able to mashup various video clips from games and highlights on the internet to scout Abdur-Rahkman. Watch over eight minutes of footage in the embedded media player below or find a scouting report after the jump.

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