Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Tom Izzo: Spartans over NBA

    ESPN.com "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit. "First of all I'm going to be at Michigan State,'' Izzo said Wednesday on ESPNU's College Basketball podcast. "I still listen to things..." April 30

  • Report: Three-star 2014 guard Aubrey Dawkins commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "As the spring grows longer, so to does Michigan's incoming 2014 recruiting class. New Hampton (N.H.) School guard Aubrey Dawkins committed to Michigan on Monday according to Matthew Schwade, who covers Dayton basketball for Rivals.com. Dawkins is the son of Stanford coach and former NBA..." April 28

  • Jon Horford transfers to Florida

    ESPN.com "Florida has added Michigan junior big man Jon Horford, a source close to the situation told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 Horford averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. He will be eligible to play this year for coach Billy Donovan and the Gators. Horford is the younger brother of..." April 26

  • McGary headed to NBA after testing positive for marijuana at Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "While many expected Mitch McGary’s Michigan career to end early, no one expected this. McGary is headed to the NBA but not because of his talent alone. He was left with little choice after failing a drug test during the NCAA tournament. Yahoo.com reported that he was facing a one-year NCAA..." April 25

  • Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

    Detroit News "Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He’s played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica..." April 24

  • Caris LeVert says he's '100 percent' returning to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III might be heading out the Michigan basketball door, but one sophomore garnering NBA attention is assuring he's staying put. Caris LeVert, a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2013-14 and rising prospect on many NBA draft boards, said Tuesday he's "obviously..." April 17

  • Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III leaving Michigan for NBA

    Detroit News "For the second straight season, Michigan is losing two of its top players — and maybe more — to the NBA draft. A year after Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. left early and became first-round draft picks, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are forgoing their final two years, they announced..." April 15

  • Source: Nik Stauskas to go pro

    ESPN.com "Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday. The source said the 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard intends to make a public announcement soon. Stauskas told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has not yet made a final..." April 10

  • Michigan's Jon Horford transferring, should be eligible immediately

    CBSSports.com "Michigan is still awaiting NBA draft decisions on three key players, but the Wolverines are already losing one of their post players. The school announced on Thursday that redshirt junior forward Jon Horford is leaving Michigan and looking to play his final season of eligibility..." April 10

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Kentucky takes down Michigan 75-72 on Aaron Harrison three-pointer

    Lexington Herald-Leader "There was no Willis Reed (is that Willie Reed?) moment. With crutches by his side, Willie Cauley-Stein watched his Kentucky teammates play Michigan in a game rich with potential to produce something enduring. A trip to the Final Four seemed almost beside the point. As so often happens in the..." March 31

  • Mitch McGary watches Michigan's win in uniform as inspiration to teammates

    Detroit News "For the first time in more than three months, Mitch McGary was wearing a Michigan uniform during a game. Just ahead of the Sweet 16 matchup against Tennessee, Michigan announced that McGary would dress for the game and participate in warm-ups but wouldn’t play. McGary, a preseason..." March 29

  • Jordan Morgan takes charge to help Michigan advance

    Detroit Free Press "One moment revealed everything. It showed Jordan Morgan’s intelligence and his determination and his heart and his basketball IQ; and that one play propelled Michigan into the Elite Eight. There were less than 10 seconds to play, as Michigan held onto a one-point lead. Jarnell Stokes,..." March 29

  • Michigan's 3-point shooting continues to serve as neutralizer

    Michigan Live "Prior to Friday evening, Tennessee was 25-0 in three seasons under coach Cuonzo Martin when shooting 50 percent from the field, including a 10-0 mark in 2013-14. Twenty-five games is more than a trend. Twenty-five games drifts into the realm of a foregone conclusion. Tennessee shot 52.6..." March 29

  • Michigan enters Elite Eight stage as a 2-point underdog to Kentucky

    Michigan Live "eeding be damned, the money is with Kentucky. Despite sitting as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region with a 28-8 record and 2013 Final Four pedigree, Michigan is a 2-point underdog to No. 8 seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight. The Wildcats are coming off a wild 74-69 victory over in-state..." March 29