Category Archives: Michigan Basketball

ESPN Says DJ Wilson Will Leave Michigan

Wait, wut?

ESPN did its early projections for 2018 and made the bold statement that DJ Wilson is a “foregone conclusion” to enter the NBA draft.  I think this is wrong and dumb, DJ Wilson clearly isn’t ready for the NBA.  One more year, like his last season, could make him a lottery pick…leaving would be a gross miscalculation.

Here is the ESPN prediction for Michigan:

 22. Michigan Wolverines

No matter how good a prospect you are, it can be easy to get lost in Kentucky’s annual NBA churn. Former Kentucky guard Charles Matthews found refuge from this uncertainty with a transfer to Michigan, and he’ll take the floor for coach John Beilein next season. The timing couldn’t be better, as Michigan will lose heart-and-soul point guard Derrick Walton Jr., as well as senior off-guard Zak Irvin. (Xavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman will help in this regard.) Forward D.J. Wilson‘s game flourished down the stretch to the point that the NBA seems like a foregone conclusion, and that’s a heavy blow, at least relative to the opportunity cost of a fully realized Wilson back on a college floor for one more season. Still, forward Moritz Wagner — himself an intriguing draft prospect — could excel with more touches.

This is another case of a non-local “journalist” yapping.  Just like “Harbaugh isn’t coming to Michigan.”



PODCAST: Matt Sheppard Describes The Michigan Basketball Plane Crash.

Michigan basketball play-by-play voice Matt Sheppard joined Gregg, Big Drew and Jim to discuss Michigan basketball’s plane crash.  Shep was on the plane and has great detail on what it was like and how everybody reacted.

The Interview with Matt begins at the 1:20 minute mark.

Click here to listen to the interview


Michigan Basketball Lands Big Time Transfer!

According to ESPN and 247 Sports:

The former Chicago (IL) St. Rita prospect was a four-star, with a 247Sports Composite ranking of 59th overall, nationally. Matthews averaged 10 minutes per game with Kentucky, with a season high of 11 points in the Wildcats’ contest against South Florida.