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.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Links | Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Patrick Heckmann Feature (Translated) German guard Patrick Heckmann has been considered as a Michigan recruiting target for quite some time. Most recently it was was reported considering Michigan, Maryland and San Diego. We’ve learned that Heckmann is currently visiting San Diego and the article linked above mentions that he plans to make three visits to American universities. Heckmann will be a member of the class of 2011 and could be a convenient contingency plan if Morris does indeed stay in the NBA draft.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Mailbag | Posted on April 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
Don’t hesitate to tweet or e-mail any questions that you want to see answered in future editions of the mailbag.
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.
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).