Baseball fans probably realize this is somewhat similar to the wins above replacement metric utilized in baseball. Longtime readers of this blog will also probably notice the similarities between Pudner’s system and KJ’s PORPAG system.
Pudner compiled an entire dataset of all 2500 returning players in college and Winn made several observations regarding the Big Ten. Some that Big Ten fans are all too familiar with (Jordan Taylor is really good) but also just how large of an impact fifth year transfers Sam Maniscalco (Bradley to Illinois) and Brandon Wood (Valparaiso to Michigan State) should have on their respective teams that otherwise have some major question marks.
Updates to Austin Hatch’s Caring Bridge page continue to improve, here’s the most recent update that was posted on Monday: “Austin had another good week. He keeps exceeding the goals that the therapy team sets for him. To our delight, he continues his strong determination to recover. All who work with him are inspired by his progress. His commitment to God, family/friends and basketball are always evident.”
This quote from Jordan Dumars that was originally published on MGoBlue.com is making waves innational media: “Michigan basketball should be a lock for the tournament every year,” Dumars, a transfer from South Florida, said via Michigan’s website. “We’re not a low-major school that is just looking to make the tournament; we’re trying to get things done. Obviously it would be lovely to make the Sweet 16 or the Final Four, but at the end of every one of our workouts this year all we say is, ‘national championship.’ That’s our mindset for sure.
2014 targets Peyton Allen (Sept. 17), Keita Bates Diop (Sept. 3), Amanze Egezeke (Sept. 3) and Perry Poindexter (Sept. 17), Sean Sellers (Sept. 17) and Bryant McIntosh (Sept. 17) have all scheduled unofficial visits to Michigan in the coming month. As Michigan continues to turn it’s focus to the 2014 class, we should have profiles posted in the coming days.
By UMHoops Staff | Recruits | Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:30 am
Trent Montemayor took our inquiry for help to heart and volunteered to construct and maintain a running database of Big Ten Recruiting Rankings. The idea is borrowed from MGoBlog, who maintains a similar list for football classes. There will likely be some tweaks in future iterations but for now, here’s the current data:
By Dylan Burkhardt | Site | Posted on August 29, 2011 at 9:39 am
Several of our friends, rivals and companions in the Michigan sports realm have announced major staffing moves over the last month and now we want to take the opportunity to announce a move of our own. Kevin Raftery will be joining the team as a day-to-day correspondent in a role similar to Joe Stapleton’s last season. Raftery is essentially a utility man, he’ll cover games and press conferences, most likely dabble in recruiting and deal with any other duties that come up along the way.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on August 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm
2012 Michigan recruiting target Mitch McGary was invited to play in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 event in Venice Beach this weekend and made headlines but shattering the backboard with a dunk during warmups. Here’s footage of McGary’s dunk:
McGary will begin taking visits next weekend when he takes his first official visit to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s football season opener. He’ll also travel to Kentucky (unofficial, 9/5), North Carolina (official, 9/7) and Duke (official, 9/8) in the comings days and weeks.