Tagged: Pick and Roll


Scott Mapes Alex: I get in constant disagreements with a friend of mine about LeVert’s defense. I think he is good defensively, overall. He thinks LeVert plays little/no defense at all. So what is your opinion of Caris’ defense? I don’t think there’s any question that LeVert has the best defensive physical tools on Michigan’s […]


John Beilein told reporters after the Michigan’s loss at Indiana that he “hadn’t seen anything like” Indiana’s defensive game plan since he’d been in Ann Arbor. Given Michigan’s meager offensive performance, it’s hard not to believe him. The Hoosiers stopped Michigan’s offensive juggernaut in its tracks on Sunday afternoon. While much of the attention in […]


Dustin Johnston Trey Burke will walk across the stage on Thursday and hold up an NBA jersey, officially beginning the next phase of his career. He’ll be remembered as one of very best point guards players to don a Michigan jersey. There’s plenty to remember about Burke – the steal, the block that wasn’t, the […]


Dustin Johnston There is a big game Saturday and one preview isn’t enough. Here’s a first look at Indiana featuring some random statistical insights derived from Ken Pomeroy’s wealth of numbers and Synergy Sports. Michigan vs. Indiana isn’t just fascinating because it’s the highest ranked game ever played at Assembly Hall or because it features […]


Dustin Johnston @TKBigCrew Which ’13 recruit has the greatest opportunity to make an impact as a freshman? The easy answer is Derrick Walton. Walton is a great prospect and likely to contend for the Mr. Basketball award in the state of Michigan plus Trey Burke is a likely NBA early entry candidate. Combine those two […]


I hope all is well everyone! I have the pleasure of introducing a new feature on UMHoops called Inside the Play. In this segment, we will take a hard look at the x’s and o’s behind Michigan basketball – analyzing schemes, scenarios, and play calls that take place during a game. Since my playing days, Coach […]