Scouting Video: Mitch McGary at Pitt Jam Fest

Mitch McGary scored the ball inside and out as he led the SYF Players to the Pitt Jam Fest 17U silver championship. This 7-minute long scouting video features almost every play that McGary was involved in during SYF’s first four games at the tournament:

Click here for more of our coverage from the Pittsburgh Jam Fest and make sure to check back later this morning for a similar video of U-M commitment Glenn Robinson III.

Scouting: Pittsburgh Jam Fest

217289_210077679019554_100000519692843_771841_4480780_nThe original plan was to head to Pittsburgh to get a long look at Michigan’s 2012 commitments Glenn Robinson III and Nick Stauskas. Stauskas was nursing an injury and took the weekend off so that meant an even longer look at Robinson.

Robinson and Mitch McGary’s SYF Players team suffered a surprising defeat in pool play but rebounded to win the 17U silver championship on Sunday.

We have scouting notes on Robinson and several other prospects after the jump and make sure to stay tuned for video from the event as well.

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Thursday Notes: Max Bielfeldt Makes it Official

g26c2e2000000000000d3e826326bff4c10565272b81ddec4c2bbf8b2ba1[1]Max Bielfeldt signed his letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon and made his commitment official. Here’s a snippet from the release:

“We love the talent, character, toughness and work habits that Max brings to our basketball program,” said Beilein. “His size and strength at approximately 6-8, 240 should help us a great deal around the basket. Max’s high basketball IQ, shooting ability and outstanding perimeter skill level allows him to have some versatility in his game. We plan on utilizing his talent in a variety of ways.”

For more on Bielfeldt, check out his commitment post. Here’s a link to Michigan’s scholarship breakdown for reference as well.

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Report Card 2011: Tim Hardaway Jr.

MPG PPG eFG% 2FG% 3FG% APG RPG O Rtg Usage
30.7 13.9 52.0% 48.3% 36.7% 1.7 3.8 108.8 24.10%

Tim Hardaway Jr. had missed his first five shots from the field and Michigan was down nine points with under eight minutes to play. The stage was as about as small as can be for a Big Ten game, a relatively innocuous Sunday noon tip off at Penn State in front of a mere 8300 fans. Regardless of the setting, the next eight minutes transformed Tim Hardaway Jr. into a star. Hardaway went on to score 13, and assist five more, of Michigan’s final 26 points as the Wolverines stormed back to escape Happy Valley with a three point win.

Hardaway never looked back. Up until that game, the freshman wing guard averaged 11.5 points per game with a 46% effective field goal percentage. Respectable numbers but nothing compared to the 17.5 points game, and 70% eFG%, that he averaged over Michigan’s final 12 games. Suddenly Michigan was instinctively running its offense through the freshman and, time and again, he was producing. He wasn’t just making shots, he was making the most important shots. He was usually the Michigan player that would spearhead one of the Wolverines many herculean second half comebacks over the final month of the season. And he was no longer just a jump-shooter, he was creating offense for himself and others, picking up 26 of his 59 assists in that final 12 game span. A star was born before our eyes.

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Video: Sean Sheldon at Motown Showdown

2012 big man Sean Sheldon doesn’t receive as much exposure in Northern Michigan but he quietly continues to develop into a solid prospect. He played well at the Motown Showdown, leading ACB/Bank Hoops to an upset over the Michigan Mustangs in pool play, and is one to watch this summer. A number of major-conference schools traveled up to see Sheldon play this winter including Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Xavier, USC and Penn State but right now he holds offers from Central Michigan, Lehigh, Miami-OH, Toledo, William and Mary, Western Michigan and Wright State.

Kudos to Michigan Prep Stars for providing the film.

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