Notebook: Austin Hatch Heading Home, Roe Retires, More

Austin_Hatch_-t2p9[1]Brad Winton of spoke with Austin Hatch’s Canterbury head coach Dan Kline last night and tweeted some very encouraging news on the Fort Wayne native’s condition:

Per Caterbury HS head coach (and close friend) Dan Kline… Michigan recruit Austin Hatch will come home Oct. 9. Kline said rehab went amazing.

This is obviously just the start of the battle for Hatch, who was hospitalized just over three months ago after a tragic plane crash that killed his immediate family, but it’s the most positive news from the last three months. Updates remain very minimal on Hatch’s Caring Bridge but traveling home is a major step in his recovery.

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Thursday Links: Michigan Stops in on Mitch McGary


image2[1]John Beilein and Bacari Alexander traveled to Vermont Academy two weeks ago to watch 2013 Texas native Dominic Woodson. On Tuesday evening, assistant coach Jeff Meyer made a return trip east to watch Woodson in action once again.

The 6-foot-9, 265 pound, big man is one of the fastest rising 2013 post players in the country and caught the Michigan staff’s attention this July while playing with the Ray Jackson Shooting Stars. The Wolverines aren’t the only high major program taking notice, Woodson has also earned offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Baylor, Illinois and TCU along with heavy interest from Louisville, West Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Florida.

More on Woodson’s recruitment and other recent Wolverine recruiting trips after the jump.

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Video: Mitch McGary at Under Armour Summer Jam

Here is some fresh video footage of 2012 Michigan recruiting target Mitch McGary from the Under Armour Summer Jam thanks to our friends at Michigan Prep Stars. McGary is down to a final six schools of Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina.


Jordan Dumars to Leave U-M Basketball Program

dumars[1]Wing guard Jordan Dumars has opted to leave the Michigan basketball program per a university release. Here’s the full release with quotes from Jordan Dumars and Michigan head coach John Beilein.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced today (Monday, Sept. 26) junior guard Jordan Dumars (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) has decided to leave the Wolverine program.

“Jordan has worked very hard the last two years to get back to the court,” said Beilein. “However, these injuries have not allowed him to play basketball at a level he expects. This has not been easy for him and I know he has thought long and hard about this decision. We will miss Jordan. He is a wonderful young man, with a very bright future.”
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2014 Intro: Trevon Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound small forward from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis. His coach is former New Jersey Nets assistant and former University of Memphis assistant Ed Schilling. In the 2A State Championship game last year, Bluiett, then a freshman, had 21 points and 8 rebounds and made the game-winning bucket. He’s already received offers from several schools, including Indiana and Purdue. I caught up with the sophomore earlier this week. (Find more video at Inside the Hall)

How would you describe your game? I’d say I’m a shooter. I can get to the hole whenever needed, and I can go out and guard somebody if somebody needs me to. Kind of like an all-around game.

What schools are recruiting you? I have Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, IUPUI and Virginia as my offers. Florida State, Marquette, Michigan, Dayton and Illinois are the other schools that are contacting me the most right now.
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