Notes, Quotes and Video: John Beilein at Michigan Media Day

John Beilein addressed the media at Michigan’s annual media day this afternoon. Here’s footage of his entire address followed by highlights, notes and quotes after the jump.

Click through for full notes and quotes or check out the rest of our content from Michigan’s Media Day.
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Media Day Video: Stu Douglass, Matt Vogrich and Max Bielfeldt

More from Michigan’s Media Day, here are video interviews with senior guard Stu Douglass, junior Matt Vogrich and incoming freshman Max Bielfeldt. Vogrich and Bielfeldt after the jump, and make sure to click here for all of our coverage from Michigan’s Media Day.

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Media Day Video: Zack Novak and Jon Horford

More coverage from Michigan’s 2011 Media Day, here are video interviews with three time captain Zack Novak and sophomore big man Jon Horford (after the jump). Click here to see all of our published coverage from Michigan’s Media Day and stay tuned for much more in the coming hours and days.

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Media Day Video: Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke

Michigan opened the doors to Crisler Arena this afternoon to host its annual preseason media day. The whole team was available to answer questions about the upcoming season in their first media address of the year. Here are video interviews with returning leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. and incoming freshman point guard Trey Burke (after the jump).

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Video: Zak Irvin at 2011 Metro Indianapolis Fall League

2013 Michigan commitment Zak Irvin is one of many high-major prospects from the state of Indiana playing in the 2011 Metropolitan Indianapolis Fall League. UMHoops was in attendance for last nights session and compiled this footage of Irvin in the embedded media player below.


2011-12 Big Ten Position by Position: Guards


In a new 2011-12 preview feature we’ll be looking across the conference, position-by-position, at the Big Ten’s top players. We’ll breakdown the conference’s top 10 guards, wings, combo forwards and centers over the coming week. We’ll start with the guards.

1. Jordan Taylor – Wisconsin

MPG PPG RPG APG ORtg Usage eFG% 3PFG% A Rate TO Rate FT Rate
36.5 18.1 4.1 4.7 126.9 27.4 51.7 42.9 30.4 8.5 41.3

Upside: Taylor was the most efficient player in the conference last season. He was deadly from three point range, didn’t turn the ball over and got to the free throw line often. Most publications have Taylor rated as a preseason All-American and he should fight Jared Sullinger for Big Ten Player of the Year honors.
Downside: While Taylor had the luxury of playing alongside one of the conference’s elite inside-out big men, Jon Leuer, last season, he’ll be forced to play with a front court defined by question marks and inexperience. How does Taylor handle the burden of carrying even more of the offense.
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