News and Notes: Darius Morris, Bacari Alexander & More

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Darius Morris and the NBA Draft

Morris will have to make his stay-or-go decision by midnight on Sunday. As things stand he has not hired an agent and will continue on with the process. Chad Ford confirmed that Darius Morris will participate in the mega-workout hosted in New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday, likely his only opportunity to impress scouts before having to make a final decision on his draft status.
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Recruiting Roundup: May 2nd, 2011

A collection of the latest news, video and scouting updates on Michigan recruiting targets.

4d54fe529bd0b.image[1]Glenn Robinson III Continues to Excel

Robinson’s SYF Players teammate, Mitch McGary, might be grabbing more national headlines but Robinson continues to play well on the spring AAU circuit in his own right.

Rivals noted Robinson’s improvement at the Jayhawk Invitational

That’s the case with 6-foot-5 wing Glenn Robinson III. The Michigan pledge has always shown offensive flashes, but now he’s broadened out and strengthened through the shoulders. As a result, he’s more aggressive going toward the bucket and can play more of an attacking offensive game.

Scout.com echoed similar sentiments ($) and it’s generally a good sign if both national sites are routinely pointing out your strong play on the circuit. NY2LASports also tweeted about Robinson’s strong performance against Dream Vision on Sunday.
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2010-11 Season Highlights: Jordan Morgan

Another highlight video from Josh Houchin. All of the highlight videos will be archived on this page and Morgan’s report card was already posted.

Thursday Links

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Social Media Mailbag: April 28th, 2011

Don’t hesitate to tweet or e-mail any questions that you want to see answered in future editions of the mailbag.

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Blazefire84: @umhoops With the renovations to Crisler, does anyone know if the student section will be moved/enlarged, or will Maize Rage be the same?

From what I understand, the Maize Rage bleachers will be moved to the other side of the arena when the new renovations are complete. They’ve already been removed, as you can see from the picture above. This is to make room for the new tunnel, which will be located on that side of the arena. it’s worth noting that everything else will be flipped to the other side of the arena as well – TV cameras, team benches, etc. So you most likely won’t be able to tell that the student section has moved on television. The basketball team has posted many more construction pictures on the Facebook page.

Early reports were that the Maize Rage has pre-sold more tickets than it sold last season and that’s before freshmen (who usually purchase the highest proportion of tickets relative to class size) have made any purchases. The actual section will stay the same size but I assume that there will be a similar wrap around effect with more student seating next to the band.

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NBA Draft Gurus Discuss Darius Morris

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Aran Smith of NBADraft.net and Kristofer Habbas of NBA Draft Insider both agreed to answer a couple quick questions about Darius Morris’s draft status. I’m far from an expert on the NBA, I probably watched four regular season games this year, so figured it would make a bit of sense to defer to those that follow the draft.

Where do you have Darius listed in your current projections?

NBADraft.net: He’s currently projected as an early second round pick. In the 30-40 range.
NBA Draft Insider: Morris is listed 39th overall today and as the 7th best point guard prospect in the draft. He is 34th in our current Mock Draft (going to Washington).

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