Scouting Video: Derrick Walton vs. Ann Arbor Skyline

Derrick Walton had 19 points in Chandler Park’s win over Ann Arbor Skyline on Friday evening in front of Michigan head coach John Beilein. You can watch Walton’s performance in our scouting video below which features almost every shot and assist that Walton tallied on the evening:

You can also find a video interview with Walton after the jump in which he discusses his performance, Michigan’s season to date and more. [click to continue…]

Five Key Plays: Alabama A&M at Michigan

1. Michigan’s 13-0 run to start the game

Any doubts of Michigan coming out flat in what should be another easy win were squandered early in this one. After Alabama A&M scored the first bucket of the game, the Wolverines went on a 13-0 run to take a commanding lead and never really looked back. Burke started the run with a three from the top of the key, and Evan Smotrycz followed with a three of his own from the corner off a nice pass from Zack Novak — Smotrycz and Burke were a combined six of six from three in this one. Novak soon got into the scoring action, hitting a layup in transition. Tim Hardaway Jr. added a three, and Jordan Morgan capped the run with an alley-oop layup off another great look from Novak. From then on the game was never really in doubt, which is exactly the type of performance John Beilein was looking for. [click to continue…]

Derrick WaltonMichigan head coach John Beilein was on hand to watch 2013 Michigan commitment Derrick Walton and Harper Woods Chandler Park knock off Ann Arbor Skyline on Friday evening by a final score of 51-49. Chandler Park looked very strong in the first half and held a double digit lead for large stretches of the game. Walton started the game off with an “and one” and scored in a variety of ways, both from behind the arc and from driving into the lane. Chandler Park ended the first frame with a commanding 28-14 lead. The second half was a different story. After cutting the lead to 10 following the third quarter, Skyline climbed all the way back within two and had a chance to win the game on a last second heave. The ball clanged harmlessly off the rim and Chandler Park escaped with the two point win. Walton played the entire game and finished with a team high 19 points, ten rebounds and five assists.

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Photo Gallery: Alabama A&M at Michigan

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All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump. [click to continue…]

Game 11: Alabama A&M at Michigan Recap

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After coasting through a number of early season games against subpar competition with underwhelming results, Michigan finally put together a dominating performance against Alabama A&M. The Wolverines ran the Bulldogs out of the gym and the outcome was never in doubt as nine Michigan players, four in double figures, scored en route to an 87-57 victory.
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John Beilein seemed pleased after Michigan’s 87-57 win over Alabama A&M and who could blame him? For one of the first times this season, Michigan came out of the gate hot and kept it that way — cruising to an easy victory. Here’s video of what the coach had to say about his team’s performance, followed by notes and quotes after the jump.

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