Michigan Rumors & News

  • 5-star guard Tyus Battle commits to Syracuse

    SB Nation "Less than a month after reneging on a commitment to Michigan, five-star guard Tyus Battle has decided to play for Syracuse, he informed Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Battle, a 6'6 guard who is ranked No. 14 on Rivals and No. 27 on ESPN among prospects in the class of 2016, told ESPN that he chose..." July 13

  • Report: U-M 5-star commit Battle reopening recruitment

    Detroit Free Press "Tyus Battle, a five-star basketball recruit from New Jersey who verbally committed to Michigan only last month, is reopening his recruitment, according to scout.com. Battle will visit Syracuse, one of his original finalists, this weekend, Evan Daniels reported, citing anonymous sources. When..." June 19

  • U-M's Beilein: Walton, LeVert will be 'full go' by July 1

    Detroit Free Press "When Derrick Walton Jr. and Caris LeVert suffered season-ending foot injuries in January, Michigan's basketball season was ruined. With both on the verge of complete health, next year is flooded with optimism. Speaking on the Huge radio show today, U-M basketball coach John Beilein said both..." June 15

  • Ex-Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt will transfer to Indiana

    Michigan Live "Max Bielfeldt is headed to a familiar school. And a squad his now former team isn't very fond of. The former Michigan forward will spend his fifth and final year of college eligibility next season at Indiana University. Bielfeldt is a graduate transfer, and is immediately eligible for Tom..." June 03

  • Bielfeldt holds decision for Hoiberg/Bulls resolution

    Indianapolis Star "The Chicago Bulls' dismissal of coach Tom Thibodeau could impact Indiana's 2016-17 season. Max Bielfeldt, a 6-8 forward and Michigan transfer, told The Star on Thursday night that he's delaying his final decision to see whether Fred Hoiberg -- a likely candidate for the opening in Chicago --..." May 28

  • Jalen Rose responds to Chris Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together..." May 14

  • Spike Albrecht undergoes second offseason hip surgery, this time on left side

    Michigan Live "Michigan senior guard Spike Albrecht has undergone his second hip surgery of the 2015 offseason, a Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed Wednesday night. This latest procedure comes a little over one month after Albrecht underwent a surgery to shave down a portion of his right hip..." May 14

  • Chris Webber took a shot at Fab 5

    Awful Announcing "Former Fab Five teammates Chris Webber and Jalen Rose haven’t been seeing eye to eye for a few years, and the issues may not be resolved any time soon. Webber was on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, and said some things about the Fab Five 30 for 30 that seemed directly aimed at Rose. " May 14

  • U-M gets commitment from 5-star guard Tyus Battle

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball missed out on Jaylen Brown for 2015, but not Tyus Battle for 2016. The 5-star shooting guard, ranked the No. 14 player nationally on Rivals.com for the class of 2016, announced on Twitter that he's "going to be a Wolverine." His father, Gary Battle, also confirmed to..." May 11

  • U-M hoops eyeing Hudsonville wing as preferred walk-on

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan basketball program may have fallen short with elite recruits Jaylen Brown and Kenny Williams in the 2015 class, but that doesn't mean that next season's roster is complete. U-M is slated to host Hudsonville wing Brent Hibbitts, a 6-foot-8 shooter, with interest in him as a..." May 06

  • John Beilein confirms 2nd surgery for Spike Albrecht, anticipates full recovery for 2015-16

    Michigan Live "Having already undergone a significant right hip surgery on April 8, Michigan junior Spike Albrecht will indeed have one more trip under the knife. U-M coach John Beilein confirmed Monday that Albrecht will have a second procedure this offseason. "There will be a surgery coming up," Beilein..." May 03

  • Jaylen Brown recruitment trending toward U-M?

    Detroit Free Press "And then there was one... Jaylen Brown, the five-star 6-foot-7 wing from Alpharetta, Ga. and Marietta's Wheeler High School, is the only elite 2015 player who has yet to make a decision on where he'll go to school. (Big man Thon Maker is out there but ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that there..." April 29

  • Austin Hatch’s inspirational basketball career has come to a close

    College Basketball Talk "Austin Hatch’s basketball career took another turn on Monday, as Michigan announced that he will be taking a medical redshirt and continuing his basketball career as a undergraduate student assistant. “Basketball has always been a huge part of my life, however, it is what I play, not who I am,”..." April 27

  • U-M's Caris LeVert relishes chance to lead while on court

    Detroit Free Press "Caris LeVert sat at the head of the table and did not flinch. After announcing his return for his senior year at Michigan on Tuesday, LeVert was confident, thoughtful and gave detailed answers. It was a flip from the shy figure his freshman year who was eager to avoid the spotlight, hiding..." April 23

  • LeVert passes on NBA; U-M looks like a contender

    Detroit Free Press "After a month of final assessment, Caris LeVert has made his decision. Michigan's co-captain is returning for his senior basketball season, the school announced today, postponing the NBA for a year. "Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future," LeVert said..." April 21

  • LeVert might not wait for deadline to decide on next season

    Detroit News "Caris LeVert might be making a decision on his pro future sooner than he thought. After saying last month he would wait until the April 26 deadline for underclassmen to declare, LeVert said Wednesday before the team's year-end banquet it might "be pretty soon. It might not (go to the..." April 16

  • UM's Walton Jr. gets more time off as precaution

    Detroit News "Along with Caris LeVert, both of Michigan's top point guards will be coming off injuries entering next season. Derrick Walton Jr., who missed the last 12 games of the season because of foot injuries, still isn't 100 percent and the coaches are taking a conservative approach with his recovery...." April 13

  • U-M's Albrecht has right hip surgery, out 4-5 months

    Detroit Free Press "U-M basketball's off-season program will be without a key player. Michigan junior Spike Albrecht had successful right hip surgery this morning at U-M Hospital and will undergo a 4-5 month recovery and rehab process, coach John Beilein announced today. Though Albrecht and Beilein had..." April 08

  • German forward Moritz Wagner to join U-M next season

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's basketball roster expanded today. German 6-10 forward Moritz Wagner committed to U-M today, announcing on Twitter for the 2015-16 season. "Proud that I gonna be a Wolverine and a part of 〽️ichigan next year. Damn grateful for what Alba did for me! This is my club &always will..." April 06

  • LeVert torn between Michigan, NBA

    Detroit News "Michigan has been without junior Caris LeVert for almost two months, after he suffered a season-ending foot fracture on Jan. 17 against Northwestern. Whether they'll have him next season is still up in the air, but LeVert shed some light on his recovery and his decision process about whether..." March 13

  • UM antagonist Laettner offended by 'Fab Five'

    Detroit News "One-time Michigan basketball adversary Christian Laettner, the former Duke star, is not a big fan of the 2011 ESPN documentary "Fab Five." In that film, Juwan Howard called him a "pretty boy," Jimmy King said he was "soft," and Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson claimed his was "overrated." Those..." March 12

  • UM's LeVert still considered first-round talent

    Detroit News "Whether Caris LeVert has played his last game at Michigan is unclear. LeVert, a 6-foot-7 junior guard, has missed the last 13 games because of a foot fracture and is out for the remainder of the season. But if his NBA draft stock remains high, LeVert could forego his final season to enter..." March 10

  • Beilein: Walton still bothered by foot in workout

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan sophomore point guard Derrick Walton Jr. got on the floor for a workout Thursday. But the results were disappointing. U-M basketball coach John Beilein had been hoping that there would be progress with his injured foot. "Yesterday's workout was a whole 15 minutes, and he was not..." March 01

  • Break could buy time for Michigan's Derrick Walton

    Detroit News "Five days after falling to Michigan State and losing its fifth straight, Michigan had time to rest before its matchup against Ohio State. The extra time paid off for the Wolverines, who got their biggest win of the season, topping the No. 24 Buckeyes, 64-57 on Sunday. UM (14-13, 7-8 Big Ten)..." February 24

  • UM's LeVert still first-round prospect, despite injury

    Detroit News "Michigan has been without leading scorer Caris LeVert since he suffered a season-ending foot fracture on Jan. 17 in a win over Northwestern. It's still unclear if that will be LeVert's final game in a Michigan uniform, as the junior guard still is projected as a first-round NBA draft pick. In..." February 18

  • Good news for U-M: No break in Derrick Walton's foot

    Detroit Free Press "It was vague and ominous when Derrick Walton Jr. appeared at Michigan State on crutches and Michigan coach John Beilein ruled him out for the "foreseeable future" with a foot injury. Without a timetable, the possibilities were endless, especially after seeing teammate Caris LeVert's season end..." February 09

  • U-M's Derrick Walton Jr. out for 'foreseeable future'

    Detroit Free Press "The sight of Derrick Walton Jr. on crutches and in a walking boot before the game was enough of an indictment. When the sophomore missed the Nebraska game Tuesday with a sore foot and sprained toe, he was hobbling, but still upright and walking unassisted. This was far more severe. It kept..." February 02

  • Status of U-M's Walton vs. MSU and beyond in doubt

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's basketball team will be shorthanded entering the Breslin Center on Sunday. Just how much will be determined Sunday and it may have a long-term effect. Point guard Derrick Walton's playing status remains in doubt as he has barely practiced this week because of a right foot injury...." January 31

  • Derrick Walton Jr.'s status unknown for Michigan-Michigan St., injured foot to be examined further

    Michigan Live "Michigan survived a home game Tuesday night without the services of starting point guard Derrick Walton Jr. Now, following a 58-44 win over visiting Nebraska, the Wolverines might have to try to do the same on the road at Michigan State on Sunday. According to U-M coach John Beilein, Walton's..." January 28

  • Caris LeVert's injury more severe than previous one

    Detroit Free Press "Caris LeVert's broken left foot is a more severe version of the injury he suffered last spring. Michigan's junior co-captain will undergo another surgery this week. He suffered the new injury at the end of Saturday's 56-54 win over Northwestern, ending his season. "Same foot, same bone,..." January 20

  • U-M's LeVert out for rest of season due to foot injury

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan has battled injuries, illness and youth challenges all season, remaining just outside the NCAA tournament bubble. But the biggest blow came Sunday. Junior co-captain Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season with a left foot injury, U-M announced. He will have surgery this..." January 19

  • Michigan basketball ticket prices surge in anticipation of potential Jim Harbaugh head coaching announcement

    College Basketball Talk "Michigan’s basketball team has struggled at home this season, falling in three consecutive games at one point to N.J.I.T., Eastern Michigan and SMU in the midst of a four-game losing streak. But ticket prices have skyrocketed for the Wolverines’ Big Ten opener against Illinois on Tuesday night as..." December 29

  • Survivor of 2 plane crashes scores 1st point

    ESPN "Michigan freshman Austin Hatch, a survivor of two plane crashes, scored his first regular-season collegiate point Monday night. Hatch netted a free throw in the closing minutes of the Wolverines' 72-56 win against Coppin State and exited to a standing ovation. "He's one of the hardest..." December 23

  • U-M's Spike Albrecht: I'll deal with injury all season

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan guard Spike Albrecht doesn't want to talk about it, but with a significant injury limiting his game -- one that won't be going away this season -- it offers some explanation for his unusual four-turnover game in Tuesday's loss to Eastern Michigan. "It's something that I've been dealing..." December 13

  • Top recruit Jaylen Brown plans official visits to Michigan, North Carolina

    SB Nation "Jaylen Brown, one of the top recruits in the 2015 class, according to ESPN, was watched by Kentucky head coach John Calipari and coaches from Kansas, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech on Saturday, as reported by Adam Zagoria. Brown scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds in a win in front of those..." December 08

  • Michigan’s John Beilein rips ESPN for late tip time during Tuesday’s loss

    College Basketball Talk "The final of the Legends Classic was already scheduled to be a late tip on Tuesday night. If all had gone according to plan, the game was supposed to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET and to be aired on ESPN2. All did not go according to plan, however, as the football game between Ohio and Miami (OH) —..." November 26

  • Jalen Rose says Chris Webber needs to apologize over Michigan bad blood

    CBS Sports "There's a lot of bad blood between Chris Webber and the other members of the "Fab Five," his super-recruit teammates at the University of Michigan. There are a lot of complicated elements with it, but it reached the point where Webber didn't even speak to Rose when he saw him during the Finals,..." September 16

  • Nik Stauskas cautions Michigan fans expecting Zak Irvin to make similar sophomore leap

    Michigan Live "Standing in the corner of the grade school gym, Nik Stauskas surveyed a court filled with 130 campers who kept one eye on him and one on the drill in front of them. Though positioned in the shadows off to the side, Stauskas was the center of attention Tuesday at Liberty School. This is the..." August 27

  • Michigan honors scholarship offer to plane crash survivor Austin Hatch

    SB Nation "Three years after a devastating plane crash killed his father and stepmother and left him in a coma, Austin Hatch is finally a member of the Michigan Wolverines. The road to joining the Michigan Wolverines was a difficult, complicated one, but for freshman forward Austin Hatch, being a member..." August 14

  • Caris LeVert reveals he played the close of last season with fractured foot

    Michigan Live "It turns out that off-season surgery performed on Caris LeVert's foot was a long time coming. Having undergone surgery on May 12, LeVert returned to the court last week for practice's leading up to Michigan basketball's upcoming 10-day Italian exhibition tour. The junior guard had been, in..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Forward Duncan Robinson decides to transfer to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Division III Williams College forward Duncan Robinson has decided to transfer to Michigan. Robinson, a 6-foot-7 wing who played prep school basketball at the elite Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy" August 07

  • Duncan Robinson, of D-III Williams College, considering transfer to Michigan, Davidson

    College Basketball Talk "In March, Williams College (Massachusetts) reached the Division III national championship game behind 30 points and six rebounds from first-year forward Duncan Robinson in a 98-69 national semifinal win over rival Amherst College. The next night, Robinson scored 17, but the Ephs came up short,..." July 30

  • Florida president questions ex-Michigan hoopster Jon Horford's transfer

    Detroit Free Press "Not everyone in Gainesville is happy to see forward Jon Horford be able to transfer to Florida and play immediately. The SEC eased its stance Friday on graduate student athlete transfers, allowing them to play immediately without going through a waiver process as long as the transfers meet..." June 03

  • Michigan's Jordan Morgan receives letter from President Obama

    Michigan Live "Jordan Morgan shared a unique graduation present this weekend. The former Michigan forward tweeted a picture of a letter from the White House on Sunday. In it, President Obama congratulates Morgan on his graduation from U-M with a master's degree in manufacturing engineering. Morgan..." May 27

  • Michigan's Nik Stauskas, Stephen Curry almost staged 3-point competition

    Detroit Free Press "Nik Stauskas may be the best shooter in this NBA Draft. A year ago, he nearly got the chance to prove he was the best shooter in the world. According to Stauskas, he and Golden State's Stephen Curry had a shooting competition prepared for the court behind Stauskas' Mississauga, Ontario,..." May 17

  • Former U-M forward Glenn Robinson III out to show he's still an NBA first-round talent

    Detroit News "When the NBA basketball combine begins Wednesday in Chicago, former Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III feels certain he will turn heads. Robinson, accompanied by his mother, Shantelle, and grandmother Carolyn, was at the M Den Tuesday night signing posters, mugs, T-shirts and pictures, before..." May 14

  • Report: Ex-Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't workout at NBA draft combine

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't be showcasing his on-court skills for NBA teams this week after all. ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported Monday that McGary, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound former Michigan center. will not take part in workouts at this week's NBA draft combine in Chicago..." May 13

  • Michigan's Caris LeVert out 8-10 weeks after foot surgery

    CBS Sports "After losing three players to the NBA Draft, Michigan was counting on rising junior Caris LeVert to take a major step forward and become a go-to-guy next season. And while that still could be the case, LeVert will have to wait until at least August to begin working on his game. The Wolverines..." May 13

  • Report: Michigan courting West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein this week refused to say that next season’s roster is complete and mentioned that there is one scholarship still available. Apparently, he knew what was coming. West Virginia transfer Eron Harris is on U-M’s radar, according to a tweet from espn.com’s..." May 07