By Dylan Burkhardt | Uncategorized | Posted on December 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm
With not just a Friday night game, but also a number of recruiting features and videos, there was an unusual amount of content that we posted this weekend. Just in case you missed something, here’s run down of the whole weekend.
Jordan Morgan continues to impress defensively in the post, especially when it comes to taking charges. The first of the two fouls was great timing on Morgan’s part — I guarantee this play comes from film study. Morgan waited for a shoulder dip from David Foster he knew was coming and took it. Tough, smart play by Morgan. The second play is a great illustration of how you can draw offensive fouls simply by being in the right spot and playing tough. Morgan was right where he needed to be to put himself in good position defensively, forcing Foster to (illegally) try to move him out of the way. Here’s what he had to say about the plays:
It’s just being smart, I guess. You have to anticipate what they’re going to do and just kind of use your head and outsmart them. He’s a bigger dude, obviously … so you got to try to outsmart him and outplay him.
Drawing these two fouls not only got the 7-3 Foster in early foul trouble, it made the Utes more hesitant to bring the ball inside. Not to mention these plays contributed significantly to Michigan being in the bonus at the 8-minute mark of the first half. [click to continue…]
By UMHoops Staff | Recruits | Posted on December 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
Joe Eberhardt is an Indiana high school basketball blogger and guest contributor to UM Hoops. You can follow him on twitter at @IndyHSHoops or read his blog, IndyHSHoops.com.
Friday night was a great night to watch Indiana high school basketball, specifically 2012 Michigan commitment Glenn Robinson III. The 6-foot-5 junior forward committed to Michigan in September and is now focusing on the high school basketball season. Friday night his Lake Central team took on crosstown rival Crown Point, a matchup of two undefeated teams. Crown Point won the game 67-54, but Glenn Robinson III scored a game-high 24 points for Lake Central. The talented junior also pulled down 6 rebounds, handed out 3 assists and had 2 steals.
Here’s a video interview with Robinson after the loss:
You can find a full scouting report along with a number of pictures after the jump. Check back later this weekend for game footage. [click to continue…]
On Monday night we saw a Michigan team that lacked fired and looked like they’d rather be anywhere but Crisler Arena. Tonight, we saw a team that brought it all. They didn’t just play with energy and passion, they played smart on both ends of the court. In a game that Michigan led from wire to wire, and wasn’t as close as the score indicated, the Wolverines simply ran Utah out of the gym.
On an individual level there were positives across the board. Darius Morris was phenomenal and Tim Hardaway Jr. was explosive. Jon Horford played the game of his career and Jordan Morgan put forth another solid effort down low. Matt Vogrich even chipped in with arguably his best half of the year. But in this game it wasn’t about the individual performances, it was about how Michigan’s offense played together.