Video: Carlton Brundidge vs. Kalamazoo Central

Carlton Brundidge had 14 points and seven rebounds in a 44-42 semifinal loss to Kalamazoo Central. Here is a full scouting video:

Scouting: Trey Burke vs. Garfield Heights

The match-ups with the most pre-game hype and excitement rarely seem to live up to expectations. This match-up between arguably the two best teams and players in the state was no exception. Northland won the game relatively easily but neither team played its best game on the big stage. Michigan commitment and Ohio Mr. Basketball, Trey Burke, finished with 15 points in the 67-59 Northland win. (Video: CapCityPreps)

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Max Bielfeldt Picks Michigan


Max Bielfeldt verbally committed to the University of Michigan today during a press conference at his high school. Bielfeldt made two visits to Ann Arbor, most recently an official visit last week. He is the third commitment in Michigan’s class of 2011 and will join guards Carlton Brundidge and Trey Burke.

Bielfeldt is not ranked by Rivals and Scout and is rated 87/100 on ESPN. Bielfeldt received a handful of mid-major offers but his decision ultimately boiled down to choosing between his two Big Ten scholarship offers: Michigan and Illinois. Bielfeldt’s family has strong connections to Illinois, the athletic department administration building is named after his family, but he settled on Michigan.

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Video: Max Bielfeldt Press Conference Live Stream

Max Bielfeldt will be announcing his college decision at 4:30 eastern. Hopefully this stream works, it seems to be from someone associated with the school. Update: Bielfeldt committed to Michigan.
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Video: Nik Stauskas at NPSAA Championships

Flagrant Fouls, our favorite Canadian basketball news source, was on hand to watch Nik Stauskas at the NPSAA Championships. The event featured a variety of different American and Canadian prep schools facing off. Stauskas was very impressive and Nolan Shuman had this to say on his performance:

His offensive skill set is extremely impressive. His jump shot is as wet as anyone in the country and he proved why he was an extremely difficult cover all season at St.Mark’s. Stauskas showed off a plethora of different shots this weekend. Whether it was his one dribble pull up, his step back three, a catch and shoot, or some other prayer he threw up, it rarely touched anything but the floor on it’s way threw the rim. He’s also an extremely underrated passer and has terrific basketball IQ.

Shuman also posted this video from the event:

Friday Recruiting Open Thread


With several important recruiting events on today’s docket, we decided to start a recruiting open thread. The schedule:

  • 1:00 p.m.: Carlton Brundidge and Southfield face Kalamazoo Central in Michigan state semifinals. (Streaming video here)
  • 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.
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