Joe Eberhardt (twitter) passed along this video featuring summer highlights from a number of Indiana stars. The video includes footage of a number of Michigan targets including two of Michigan’s expected visitors this weekend: Gary Harris and Zak Irvin. Some other Michigan targets that are featured include Yogi Ferrell, Devin Davis, Basil Smotherman, and Austin Burgett.
It’s officially football season. There are obviously other places you can debate Michigan’s chances of beating UConn, but football season means visit season and a number of prospects are expected on campus. We’re working to dig up more visitors but here are three that are expected on campus this weekend.
Joe first reported on Twitter that Glenn Robinson III plans to make an unofficial visit for the UConn game. Robinson visited a couple weeks ago and picked up a Michigan offer along the way. Last we spoke to him a decision was a ways away but two visits in a months time is certainly a sign of strong mutual interest.
According to The Recruit Scoop, Hamilton Southeastern guard Gary Harris is also planning to make the trip up to Ann Arbor for the UConn game. Harris took an unofficial to Notre Dame over the weekend and also recently stopped by Indiana.
Harris’ high school teammate, 2013 star Zak Irvin, is also expected to make an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor. Irvin recently picked up an offer from Xavier to go along with Illinois, Indiana, and Purdue. Michigan doesn’t offer sophomores until June 15th of their sophomore year but Michigan is in hot pursuit of Irvin, who’s been to campus multiple times.
*Minutes per game don’t include the first game.
I’ll have more wrap-up thoughts at some point but here’s a quick run-down of Michigan’s stats for the week. Obviously they really struggled for stretches, and four games isn’t a huge sample size, but there are still some interesting numbers. The table should be sortable by clicking the column headers.
More from Europe:
With one final chance at earning a victory across the pond, Michigan came through in the clutch and earned a win.
Michigan played their best game both offensively and defensively of the entire trip. They were lights out in the first half (67% from the field) and cruised to a 50-31 halftime lead. Mons made a valiant comeback effort but Michigan made just enough plays in order to hold onto the much needed victory.
Matt Vogrich made plenty of plays for Michigan as he finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 8 of 11 from the field. Tim Hardaway Jr. was the other double digit scorer with 14 while Novak added 9, Morris 8, and Smotrycz 7. Even more impressive was that they all shot 50% or better from the field.
It’s definitely nice to end the trip on a positive note and also pretty clear that Michigan steadily improved over the week. I’ll have a wrap-up post tomorrow but for now, here is the box score, tempo free stats, and some analysis after the jump.
Michigan wrapped up their European tour with an 80-74 victory over Mons today. Here are some post game interviews from the Michigan athletic department and I’ll have a full box score with some tempo free stats and analysis shortly as well.
John Beilein Audio:
Matt Vogrich Video:
Matt Vogrich Audio:
Tim Hardaway Jr. Audio: