Pick to Click: Alabama A&M at Michigan

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Scouting & Video: Trevon Bluiett vs. Covenant Christian

Trevon Bluiett and his Park Tudor teammate Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell earned an easy 75-42 win over Covenant Christian last Saturday. Bluiett, a 2014 prospect, had 20 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win.

Bluiett has a length school list which includes Indiana (offer), IUPUI (offer), Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue (offer), Texas, Virginia (offer), Virginia Tech and Xavier (offer).

Watch footage of Bluiett in the embedded media player below and find a scouting report after the jump.

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Five Key Plays: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan

1. Jordan Morgan’s block and put-back on the other end

Jordan Morgan didn’t have a huge game but he was aggressive and assertive during this stretch. First, Morgan has a monster block, sending the Pine Bluff shot into the seats. One of the ESPN announcers posed a valid question, asking if you can block a shot like this, why can’t you keep it in bounds? He may have a point, but in a 24-8 game, a block like this did a good job of sending Morgan’s message. Aggressiveness. This is the attitude that Michigan fans want to see out of Morgan and he continued that play on the offensive end as well. Under a minute later, Morgan got into the action on the offensive end, out hustling three Pine Bluff defenders for an offensive rebound and finishing with a nice baby hook. Morgan should dominate games like this and for stretches in this one he was impressive. It was also great to see Morgan finish quickly and effectively after an offensive rebound as we’ve seen him struggle in this situation from time to time this year.
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All-Access Video: Game Day Prep with Bacari Alexander

We followed Michigan Basketball assistant coach Bacari Alexander throughout the week as the team prepared for its home game against Arkansas Pine Bluff on Wednesday evening. Alexander discusses the team’s performance to date, what lies ahead for the Wolverines and provides some insight into his family life:

Make sure to read this week’s featured post on my personal blog, Goodness Determined, titled “Breaking News: Someone is Waiting for Your Story,”. You can follow the blog to learn what’s coming next for IMU.

Game 10: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan Recap

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There’s nothing quite like a mid-December finals week guarantee game. This one was never in doubt but it was a far from aesthetically pleasing get-me-over performance. Michigan opened the game on a 34-8 run and Pine Bluff failed to reach double digits until there were under four minutes to play in the first half. The most exciting play of the opening was a hard screen that led to a Burke buzzer beater and you could count Pine Bluff’s first half field goals on one hand. The game was effectively over at half time but Michigan’s lackadaisical second half performance – Pine Bluff outscored the Wolverines by 13  in the second stanza – left much to be desired. In spite of a comedy of second half errors, Michigan moved on with a 63-50 victory.

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John Beilein addressed the media after Michigan’s 63-50 victory on Tuesday. During the conference, he noted that Tim Hardaway Jr. should be fine after taking a hard fall while Jon Horford’s injury status is still up in the air going forward. Watch Beilein’s comments in the embedded media player below:

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