2013 Chicago point guard Jalen James made the trip from Chicago up to Ann Arbor on Sunday afternoon for an unofficial visit. James is a prototypical pass first point guard with good size and one of the fastest risers on the AAU circuit this spring, after playing at a smaller underexposed Chicago charter school.
We posted video of James at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic which you can see here, but here are some quotes from Jalen after his unofficial visit this afternoon:
On the Michigan visit: The whole coaching staff was there and when we came in we sat down to watch a power point about the school. Me and Coach B went over to the practice facility and then the players study hall (Ross Academic Center) to talk about school and stuff. My brother and I went out to lunch and then came back and met up with the coaches. They took us to the stadium, football practice facility and stuff like that. Then we watched some film and he (Beilein) broke down the point guard position for me.
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Site upgrades are always well intended but don’t always go as planned. About a year ago, we tried to install Disqus (one of the most popular commenting systems on the internet) and ran into all sorts of problems before reverting to our more standard commenting system. After persistent recommendations from Inside the Hall, we finally decided to make the jump.
Things seem to be working relatively smoothly at this point which means there should be plenty of new features to be tested out. The list includes:
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- Unlimited Threaded Comments: Threaded comments can now expand beyond 4 or 5 replies, a limitation of the old system.
- Attach Images: You can also attach images to your comments.
We want to encourage everyone to register a Disqus account, which can be done through the posting framework, to improve your experience. Registering will allow you to include an avatar with your comments, associate your comments with your account and enable a number of other features.
If you have any problems with the new commenting software, don’t hesitate to shoot me an e-mail.
We also made some small tweaks to the tabbed area at the top of the sidebar. We shuffled the tabs around and more importantly replaced the recent comments section with a links module. Similar to the m.go.licious feature on MGoBlog this is a collection of links that are worthy of sharing. Quite a few of these may end up in links or bullets posts down the road, but this should be a nice place to browse if you need some extra reading material.
Previously: Trey Burke
|Carlton Brundidge – 6-foot-2 – Guard
- Height: 6-foot-2
- Weight: 200lb
- High School: Southfield (Southfield, MI)
More previously on UMHoops
|4th Place Michigan Mr. Basketball
2011 Det News Dream Team
2011 Class A All-State
|Soph: 24.5 ppg, 6 rpg and 5 apg
Junior: State-semis, 24 ppg, 8 rpg, 6 apg
Senior: State-semis, 20.2 ppg
2009 Peach Jam Champs
Carlton Brundidge is quite possibly the highest rated recruit that John Beilein has landed in his 30+ year coaching career. Despite his high ranking, Brundidge seems to have been lost in the shuffle among Michigan commits. Maybe it’s because he committed early, because there are some questions of how his game and athleticism will translate to the next or because his game isn’t all that flashy. The bottom line: Carlton Brundidge can score the basketball.
Brundidge averaged over 20 points per game, over four years of varsity high school basketball while leading his team to the state semifinals in his final two season and was one of the most proficient scorers in the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
He’s played in the Nike All-American and NBPA Top 100 Camps along with the most prestigious national AAU tournaments. Brundidge has consistently produced against the best prep basketball players in the country.
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Here’s another great highlight video from Josh Houchin. We’ll have one more player highlight (Evan Smotrycz) and then a wrap-up video recapping the entire season. All of the highlight videos will be archived on this page and you can also read Douglass’s report card here.
As we conclude our coverage from the 2011 Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic, it seemed like a good idea to recap everything that was posted over the last several days. There were plenty of videos and scouting reports and things easily get lost in the shuffle. The tournament field was heavy on 2013 prospects, many of whom should expect a Michigan offer on June 15th.