image2[1]John Beilein and Bacari Alexander traveled to Vermont Academy two weeks ago to watch 2013 Texas native Dominic Woodson. On Tuesday evening, assistant coach Jeff Meyer made a return trip east to watch Woodson in action once again.

The 6-foot-9, 265 pound, big man is one of the fastest rising 2013 post players in the country and caught the Michigan staff’s attention this July while playing with the Ray Jackson Shooting Stars. The Wolverines aren’t the only high major program taking notice, Woodson has also earned offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Baylor, Illinois and TCU along with heavy interest from Louisville, West Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Florida.

More on Woodson’s recruitment and other recent Wolverine recruiting trips after the jump.

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Video: Mitch McGary at Under Armour Summer Jam

Here is some fresh video footage of 2012 Michigan recruiting target Mitch McGary from the Under Armour Summer Jam thanks to our friends at Michigan Prep Stars. McGary is down to a final six schools of Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina.


Jordan Dumars to Leave U-M Basketball Program

dumars[1]Wing guard Jordan Dumars has opted to leave the Michigan basketball program per a university release. Here’s the full release with quotes from Jordan Dumars and Michigan head coach John Beilein.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced today (Monday, Sept. 26) junior guard Jordan Dumars (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) has decided to leave the Wolverine program.

“Jordan has worked very hard the last two years to get back to the court,” said Beilein. “However, these injuries have not allowed him to play basketball at a level he expects. This has not been easy for him and I know he has thought long and hard about this decision. We will miss Jordan. He is a wonderful young man, with a very bright future.”
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2014 Intro: Trevon Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound small forward from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis. His coach is former New Jersey Nets assistant and former University of Memphis assistant Ed Schilling. In the 2A State Championship game last year, Bluiett, then a freshman, had 21 points and 8 rebounds and made the game-winning bucket. He’s already received offers from several schools, including Indiana and Purdue. I caught up with the sophomore earlier this week. (Find more video at Inside the Hall)

How would you describe your game? I’d say I’m a shooter. I can get to the hole whenever needed, and I can go out and guard somebody if somebody needs me to. Kind of like an all-around game.

What schools are recruiting you? I have Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, IUPUI and Virginia as my offers. Florida State, Marquette, Michigan, Dayton and Illinois are the other schools that are contacting me the most right now.
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Glenn Robinson III Shines at Under Armour Grind Session

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2012 Michigan commitment Glenn Robinson III participated in Under Amour’s inaugural Grind Session camp over the weekend. The event was hosted in Chicago and featured 50 of the nation’s top players regardless of class. The combine style event featured traditional athletic testing as well as professional level instruction and drills.

Robinson measured very well during combine testing and recorded the highest vertical leap of all camp participants. Under Armour’s website lists Robinson with a 36-inch vertical leap, 12-foot vertical approach with measurements of 6′ 4.25″ (presumably without shoes) and 204 pounds. He also appears to have the best Combine 360 composite score that’s listed on the website with a mark of 298. You can find Robinson’s full testing results as well as scouting notes from around the internet after the jump.
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Weekend Bullets: Crisler Unveiled, Austin Hatch, Visits and Other Notes


  • Last night was the first opportunity for fans to check out the newly renovated Crisler Arena. Fans stopped by to check out new seats and get some autographs and coaches and players answered a few questions about the redesigned Arena. There are also a number of photo galleries floating around: Detroit News, Michigan Basketball on Facebook, Free Press and Ann
  • Austin Hatch continues to improve and the most recent update to his Caring Bridge page is the most encouraging yet: “Austin is steadily improving in all dimensions. While there are tough moments,he responds quickly by keeping his eye on the prize—-getting home ASAP. This week, he started aquatic therapy in a pool where he can practice "running" in a safe manner. He dearly misses his friends and school mates and is thankful he has access to a cell phone to keep in touch. He make so many calls, we’ve had to set a 10:00pm (Eastern) phone curfew.”
  • 2014 Illinois guard Peyton Allen is on an unofficial visit to Michigan this weekend. Allen is drawing high major interest from around the midwest and beyond.
  • 2012 commitment Nick Stauskas is also on campus for the weekend for his official visit. Stauskas also posted a diary feature (free link) on GoBlueWolverine recapping his summer and talking about the upcoming season.
  • 2012 commitment Glenn Robinson III is scheduled to participate in the Under Armour Grind Session in Chicago this weekend. The event is an instruction focused combine in Chicago featuring 50 of the top prospects in the country. Check out a quick preview here.
  • Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank will be the featured speaker at Michigan’s Coaches Clinic on October 22nd. LaVall Jordan and Jeff Meyer will also speak at the clinic followed by an open practice after lunch. Brochure and details here.
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