Introducing UM Hoops Mobile

photoThe off-season is a great time to make improvements, big and small, to the site to help improve your experience. (We’re also able to use your generous end-of-season donations to add new features.) A couple weeks ago we revamped the commenting system, upgrading to a Disqus system that has received strong positive feedback thus far. Next up is an upgrade to the mobile version of the site.

The look is clean and simple but still allows you to do almost everything you would do from a web browser. All of the most recent posts are easily accessible and you can access the menu to browse through static content, tags and categories. You can post and read comments with a mobile optimized view and also watch all of our videos with the push of a button. We are aware of one feature that’s not working at this point, the recruiting profiles, but we’re actively investigating a solution.

We will continue to make tweaks to the new look but are also looking for your feedback. Fire up your smartphone, give the new mobile look a try and share your thoughts in the comments.

Video: Mark Donnal at Indiana State AAU Tournament

Michigan is recruiting Ohio big man Mark Donnal as hard as anyone in the country and the 6-foot-9 sophomore has opened some eyes this spring.

Joe Eberhardt was on hand at the Indiana State AAU Tournament and had the opportunity to see Donnal in extended action. He passed along this video, with a scouting report after the jump.

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Monday Links

Video from DraftExpress.com

Regents Approve Crisler Arena Makeover

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The University of Michigan Regents approved the schematic designs of the $52 million makover to Crisler Arena. The overhaul will include new fan entrances, additional retail and ticketing spaces as well as a private club space.

The Basketball Player Development Center is currently under construction and is expected to be completed later this year. The first phase of Crisler Arena renovations was previously approved for $20 million and will focus on infrastructure improvements. New scoreboards are also being installed in Crisler Arena this summer. The entire project is expected to be completed by the winter of 2014.

Full release and more photos after the jump

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Thursday Links

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Scouting Video: Demetrius Jackson at Adidas May Classic

Demetrius Jackson’s recruitment has exploded this spring. He’s impressed scouts on the AAU circuit and his list has expanded, now including Xavier, Michigan, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan State and Illinois. Xavier and Michigan have both indicated that he’s near the top, if not at the top, of their recruiting boards for the class of 2013.

We posted video of Jackson at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam last week, but Josh Houchin managed to catch one of Jackson’s games at the Adidas May Classic as well:

Click here for all of our coverage from the Adidas May Classic.

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