4:30 p.m.: Max Bielfeldt announces college decision between Michigan and Illinois. We’re cautiously optimistic here. There’s plenty U-M optimism but the x-factor is still Bielfeldt’s strong family connections to the University of Illinois.
8:30 p.m.: Trey Burke and Northland face Trey Lewis (PSU) and Garfield Heights in Ohio state semifinals.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on March 25, 2011 at 10:00 am
Here’s a great end of season compilation mix of Ohio Mr. Basketball, and Michigan commitment, Trey Burke. Northland will face Garfield Heights and co-Ohio Player of the Year Trey Lewis in tonight’s state semifinal. Credit goes to Ty Kish and City League Hoops for putting together this great mix.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on March 25, 2011 at 5:00 am
2013 point guard Monte Morris had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Flint Beecher’s 70-66 overtime loss to McBain in the MHSAA Class C semifinals. Morris is one of the talented group of Michigan point guards in the class of 2013. Josh Houchin compiled this scouting video of Morris’s performance. Morris wears #11 in white.
2011 Michigan commitment Carlton Brundidge will take the floor at 1 pm today to face Kalamazoo Central.
DECISION “COULD BE SOON” FOR NICK STAUSKAS
NBE (free) article on Stauskas who mentions that Michigan and Iowa State are recruiting him the hardest. The article doesn’t mention it but Stauskas will likely take a few visits this June while hoping to make a decision by the end of the summer.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on March 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm
WCIA’s Aaron Bennett is reporting on Twitter that Peoria (IL) Notre Dame big man Max Bielfeldt will announce his college choice this Friday after school. Bielfeldt has narrowed his list of college choices to Illinois and Michigan and has officially visited both schools.
Bielfeldt led Notre Dame to a 28-1 record, was named to the Class 3A All-State First Team and averaged 23 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on March 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm
The Associated Press awarded 2011 Michigan commitment Trey Burke with the Mr. Basketball award for the state of Ohio. The floor general has led Northland to a 25-1 record and the Vikings will face No. 1 Garfield Heights in the state semifinals this Friday. Burke averaged 23.6 points, 6.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 steals while shooting 59% from the field and 47% from three point range. (Photo: Dispatch)
“My personal trainer and I worked really hard over the summer to improve my strength and quickness and make myself more of a scorer, because I knew coach would ask that of me,” Burke said.
“We talked about Mr. Basketball, McDonalds All-American and things like that, but at the top of the list was getting a second state championship.”
Burke was also selected for the All-Ohio Division I first team and was selected co-player of the year along with Penn State commit Trey Lewis. Burke won Mr. Basketball over several other Division I recruits including Aaron Thomas (Florida State), Trey Lewis (Penn State), Travis Trice (Michigan State), Traevon Jackson (Wisconsin), Pat Forsythe (West Virginia) and others.
Michigan’s other 2011 commitment, Southfield guard Carlton Brundidge, scored 12 points in a 59-47 victory over East Detroit. Southfield will make its second consecutive trip to the state semifinals and face Kalamazoo Central on Friday.