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Haven't you heard? McGary is like Magic Johnson, only good at basketball.
The thing is Beeline runs an offense that requires 4 people to shoot from the perimeter. Unless McGary and Robinson and that other freshmen can knock down 3's like Stu and Zack which I doubt, scUM will struggle on offense and Trey and Hardaway will have to take a lot of shots.
November Naismith Award for Mitch McJesus!
I know someone very well who does editting at SN....let me see if he can get these rankings re-printed & move us up !?
This is one of the bigger myths about MSU basketball.
MSU has had it's best season's when it has been highly ranked in the preseason. Izzo hasn't gone to a Final Four with a team that was ranked lower than 10th in the preseason.
Beilein ran that offense because that was what the roster dictated, he's not going to do that now only when an opposing team tries to go small on Michigan. He now has a roster that can play any style it's taken a long time to build to this point. Whether it's a combination of Morgan and Horford in the front court or McGary and Morgan or I think they play multiple bigs even Mclimans and Biefeldt are capable of contributing from time to time. Michigan still has shooters on the roster in Stauskas, Vogrich, and this kid Levert supposedly can really shoot it as well, as always though playing better defense and getting out in transition is what Michigan wants to do this year it's evident by Beilein's comments.
State should be much higher then 22 I think the Big Ten has 5 of the top 12 teams in the country this year MSU included. MSU, Michigan, Indiana, OSU, Wisky will battle it out for the title in the end I think it comes down to the first 3 and I think this is the year a team from the Big Ten might finally win another national title.
John Beilein finally believes he's got a team that can hang with the tall trees in the Big Ten.
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I'm highly skeptical since that goes against what Beilein has run for his career. Not just at Michigan. Regardless, there really isn't a consistent proven post player on Michigan's roster so everything depends on that anyway.
This post was edited by rookmsu 18 months ago
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I was highly skeptical too man, but his recruiting has taken off somehow and he has never had talent like this in his entire coaching career. I think the turning point was when he essentially cleaned house on the coaching staff after that horrible 2009 season, and brought in some home run hitters they have a really good staff in place currently. I think Michigan will get production out of Morgan/McGary/Horford in the post this year.
I think that GR3 is going to be a good one. I'm curious to see how he'll fit in. McGary isn't a really high skilled guy but seems to play more like a Brian Cardinal type player which every good team needs.
I'm calling it right now...NC State beats UM. But yeah, that OOC schedule is pathetically weak.
Their playing in the preseason NIT tournament up at MSG along with playing NCSTATE, Arkansas, at WVU. Not a bad non conference slate.
Yeah, should be interesting on McGary excited to see what he can do.
I recall him running the same offense at West Virginia. I would actually have to see them play a different style to believe it.
Its all about the guards at UM this year.
Foul. He will spend much of the season on the bench in foul trouble. Hyperaggressive player, will get at least two charges a game.
He was honorable mention all conference last year....Last year, in high school....last year, in high school, in New Hampshire...
Don't expect much.
This is a thread about Michigan basketball.
Don't post poop!
Besides Indiana (and Minnesota), does anyone in the conference have a consistent proven post player returning? Before you say nix/Payne, look at their numbers compared to Morgan or others.
Considering that Michigan hasn't had any kind of post game in a decade despite having players like Ekpe Udoh is why I'm skeptical. Morgan has never been more than a movable place holder and now they are bringing in a guy that partially picked Michigan because he wanted to work on his perimeter game (he needs it. dude can't shoot) and an athlete in GR3 and now they are planning on having a post game? I'd take Nix/Payne over whatever Michigan trots out this year.
Please explain how he's a better post than Costello, who is most likely going to be coming off the bench. I will hang up and listen.
1999 - check
2000 - check
2001 - check
2005 - check
2009 - check
2010 - check
So we didn't have good teams any other years?
We came from unranked to a #1 seed last year.
This post was edited by UsedToBeBrad 18 months ago
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