January 20th, 2019 at 5:08 PM ^

Looks like a good fit for us. One thing I think JB should try and recruit more are some guys (guards preferably) that are quick with the dribble and can beat their defenders one on one to the basket. I don’t feel like we have a guy that can go get a bucket on his own when we really need it. Matthews and Iggy think they can, but the ladder of the two just has no quickness to him. I was hoping Brooks could be that guy but his handle just isn’t good enough.

matt D

January 21st, 2019 at 11:40 AM ^

It's very rare that I have any critique of Coach Beilein from an Xs and Os standpoint, but Saturday certainly wasn't his finest moment. We went with the same high pick and roll set - with Poole/X & Teske, with no off-ball movement elsewhere to occupy the helpside defense - for the final 8 minutes of the game. Once Wisconsin adjusted to our PnR, which was basically to blitz the ballscreen, tag the roller with the defender checking our guys in the corner, and dare Michigan to shoot semi-contested 3s, the ballgame was over. No adjustments made at all. Its rare that Coach Beilein allows this to happen, but it does happen to the very best once in a while.


January 20th, 2019 at 5:53 PM ^

I still look at some of these videos and think, "Here are kids less than half my age but about twice my height. I apparently drank the wrong water or something"

In all seriousness, he does look like he'd fit well in Beilein's system. 


January 21st, 2019 at 7:59 AM ^

I do not like these recent offers-look at them with skepticism...because...does this indicate a low(erring) chance of getting Kessler??? It seems as though Kessler would be a great fit for both the player and the coach/school.


January 21st, 2019 at 10:37 AM ^

Kessler now has serious interest in Duke. We are going to lose 90% of recruiting battles with Duke. Can’t put your eggs all in one basket. 

When Winston was down to us and MSU for almost a year and still hadn’t decided, JB went with the bird in hand. Might have to do the same with Kessler. Can’t wait out a recruitment we are likely to lose when we absolutely have to have a C in this class.