Video: Trey Burke vs. Cincinnati La Salle

Michigan commitment Trey Burke had 10 points in Northland’s 59-40 loss to Cincinnati La Salle in the Ohio Division I State finals. It was a bitter end to a remarkable season for Burke, who led Northland to a 26-2 record and earned Mr. Basketball.

Nik Stauskas Commits to Michigan


Michigan’s season ended on a bitter note versus Duke last weekend but John Beilein and his staff haven’t wasted any time before getting back on the recruiting trail. First it was 2011 big man Max Bielfeldt that committed on Friday. Now 2012 Canadian wing guard Nik Stauskas has opted to pledge his commitment as well.

It’s even Facebook official:
Stauskas is Michigan’s second 2012 commitment, joining forward Glenn Robinson III, and chose Michigan over Kansas, Iowa State and Wake Forest among others. We have a full roundup of scouting reports, videos, rankings and thoughts after the jump.

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Report: Darius Morris to Test NBA Draft Waters


The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Darius Morris will test the NBA Draft process but not hire an agent.

“He’s going to test the waters,” DeWayne said. “He’s not going to hire an agent. He’s going to go through the process as if he was going to enter the draft.”

“That’s always been his goal to go to the NBA,” DeWayne said. “He wanted to try it out and see where he stands. It can definitely work out. Next year he’ll be familiar with the process and know what he has to work on. If it works, he has a chance to live out his dream also had a chance to see what he can be better at. That’s his dream. Give it a shot.”

Testing the waters and not hiring an agent is a move that makes sense. If Morris gets a first round guarantee, he should go. If not, he still has the opportunity to return to school. The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is May 8th.

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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