Video: Derrick Walton and Steve Haney at Adidas Invitational

Derrick Walton put together a great week in Indianapolis, exploding for a handful of 30+ point performances on the national stage. Walton led his Michigan Mustangs 16U squad to the Elite 8 in the platinum bracket with a run that included an upset over the Eric Gordon All-Stars. UMHoops was on hand to provide video of Walton as well as his teammate Steve Haney.

You can find footage of Walton’s AAU teammate, and fellow Michigan target, Steve Haney after the jump and make sure to catch up on all of our content from the 2011 Adidas Invitational on this page. [click to continue…]

Video: Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem at Adidas Invitational

Michigan offeree Zak Irvin and his AAU temmate VJ Beachem both had productive performances in front of numerous college coaches at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis last week. UMHoops was on hand to watch their Eric Gordon All-Stars team and here is a compilation of footage of both prospects.
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Video: Demetrius Jackson at Adidas Invitational

Demetrius Jackson recently picked up a Michigan offer and was back in action in Indianapolis last week. The 2013 point guard has offers from Michigan and Xavier as well as interest from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Notre Dame. Here’s over two minutes of footage from a pool play game last week:

Jackson also took the time to discuss his recruitment in an interview which you can read or watch here. You can find all of our content from the 2011 Adidas Invitational on this page.

Video: Mark Donnal at Adidas Invitational

Michigan commitment Mark Donnal missed the first two days of the live evaluation period, but was back on the floor in Indianapolis on Friday. The 2013 big man continues to impress develop his inside-outside game and UMHoops was on hand to see him in action on Friday:

Donnal also had time to discuss his decision to commit to Michigan and his goals for the summer in the following video interview. We have that interview, transcribed quotes and additional spring highlights after the jump. [click to continue…]

Video: VJ Beachem Talks Recruiting at Adidas Invitational

VJ Beachem continues to play well on the AAU circuit and most recently picked up an offer from Butler. The 6-foot-7 wing forward took the time to discuss his recruitment at the Adidas Invitational where he was watched closely by John Beilein, Lavall Jordan and a host of other coaches.

Full transcript after the jump. [click to continue…]

Scouting: Adidas Invitational Pool Play

20101228171011_2010-1228-dm-holidayhoops0064[1]The Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis is one of the premiere AAU events of the July live evaluation period. The event not only features most of the best Adidas-funded AAU clubs in the country, it also features a number of primary Michigan targets.  Several U-M targets got off to a slow start on Wednesday but bounced back to put together huge days on Thursday. UMHoops was on hand for to watch Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Demetrius Jackson and others.

Derrick Walton, Michigan Mustangs, 2013 - After struggling in a Wednesday pool game vs. Martin’s Wolverines, Walton was outstanding in a loss to Spiece Indy Heat 16u on Thursday, scoring 35 points and showing off a well-rounded game in the process. Not only did the 5-11 Walton shoot the ball well, but he also did a great job of attacking the basket off the bounce to score as well as draw contact. The 2013 Michigan target displayed a reliable free throw stroke and was able to take advantage of easy scoring opportunities at the line. When attacking off the dribble, Walton also did a nice job of seeing openings and finding teammates for baskets. Walton does not have a Michigan State offer at this point, but most expect that one will be coming, perhaps in August.

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