Report: Darius Morris to Test NBA Draft Waters

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Darius Morris will test the NBA Draft process but not hire an agent.

“He’s going to test the waters,” DeWayne said. “He’s not going to hire an agent. He’s going to go through the process as if he was going to enter the draft.”

“That’s always been his goal to go to the NBA,” DeWayne said. “He wanted to try it out and see where he stands. It can definitely work out. Next year he’ll be familiar with the process and know what he has to work on. If it works, he has a chance to live out his dream also had a chance to see what he can be better at. That’s his dream. Give it a shot.”

Testing the waters and not hiring an agent is a move that makes sense. If Morris gets a first round guarantee, he should go. If not, he still has the opportunity to return to school. The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is May 8th.

Video: Carlton Brundidge vs. Kalamazoo Central

Carlton Brundidge had 14 points and seven rebounds in a 44-42 semifinal loss to Kalamazoo Central. Here is a full scouting video:

Scouting: Trey Burke vs. Garfield Heights

The match-ups with the most pre-game hype and excitement rarely seem to live up to expectations. This match-up between arguably the two best teams and players in the state was no exception. Northland won the game relatively easily but neither team played its best game on the big stage. Michigan commitment and Ohio Mr. Basketball, Trey Burke, finished with 15 points in the 67-59 Northland win. (Video: CapCityPreps)

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Max Bielfeldt Picks Michigan

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Max Bielfeldt verbally committed to the University of Michigan today during a press conference at his high school. Bielfeldt made two visits to Ann Arbor, most recently an official visit last week. He is the third commitment in Michigan’s class of 2011 and will join guards Carlton Brundidge and Trey Burke.

Bielfeldt is not ranked by Rivals and Scout and is rated 87/100 on ESPN. Bielfeldt received a handful of mid-major offers but his decision ultimately boiled down to choosing between his two Big Ten scholarship offers: Michigan and Illinois. Bielfeldt’s family has strong connections to Illinois, the athletic department administration building is named after his family, but he settled on Michigan.

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Video: Max Bielfeldt Press Conference Live Stream

Max Bielfeldt will be announcing his college decision at 4:30 eastern. Hopefully this stream works, it seems to be from someone associated with the school. Update: Bielfeldt committed to Michigan.
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Video: Nik Stauskas at NPSAA Championships

Flagrant Fouls, our favorite Canadian basketball news source, was on hand to watch Nik Stauskas at the NPSAA Championships. The event featured a variety of different American and Canadian prep schools facing off. Stauskas was very impressive and Nolan Shuman had this to say on his performance:

His offensive skill set is extremely impressive. His jump shot is as wet as anyone in the country and he proved why he was an extremely difficult cover all season at St.Mark’s. Stauskas showed off a plethora of different shots this weekend. Whether it was his one dribble pull up, his step back three, a catch and shoot, or some other prayer he threw up, it rarely touched anything but the floor on it’s way threw the rim. He’s also an extremely underrated passer and has terrific basketball IQ.

Shuman also posted this video from the event:

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