2018 Recruiting Notes

In this age of early NBA entries, transfers and de-commits, I would like to see the NCAA try a 3-5 year test rule that allows schools to over sign by one player every other year.

I would see it working this way: Team signs, lets say 5 new players for 2018, which puts them at 14 on scholarship for that year assuming normal graduation and no early departures. If there are no departures, the team would be one over the 13 man limit and would have to redshirt (let’s call it a blackshirt) at least one of the 5 new players so that they would still only have 13 players eligible to play. The designated blackshirt player would not be allowed to play that year under any circumstances, once the school year starts with the team one man over the limit. If a team takes advantage of this rule, they would not be allowed to over sign the following year (so you can’t just keep stock piling talent). If you over sign to the 14 limit, but someone ends up leaving early resulting in a 13 man roster, then the team could over sign again the following year.

To jump in to take a spot because you wanted to make sure you got the spot… I don’t care who influenced him after - and I’ll happily root against the whole family…

To do a guy like Coach B in that way, it just wasn’t right.

That could have gone down so many different ways and they chose the worst.


I haven’t seen anyone close to advocating a Crean cleaning, but nice try.

No, haven’t heard anything of the kind. I only note that there will probably not be enough minutes to keep Simpson, Brooks and DeJulius happy at PG for two years. And Brooks is small. Not really well suited to the 2 in a Beilein offense.

True but he did play DWalt and Simpson at the same time on occasion. Probably depends on matchups, etc.

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Per Sam Webb: Sounds like Nunez is on commit watch if the visit goes well this weekend and has somewhat shut down communication with the other schools on his list.
Further, a concern around Locke appears to be a guarantee for early playing time, which he doesn’t have at Michigan but may at other schools.
It also seems possible that we hear about Taylor Currie looking around at other schools in the near future.


Gee, wonder where you saw that info at? At least credit Sam, sheesh.


3 posts were merged into an existing topic: 2018 - Wing - Adrien Nunez (Target)

I really hope we hold out for Locke. Do not think Nunez will be a contributor at any point.

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Beilein has a really good track record with kids he likes who are way off the radar, so while I’d prefer Locke, it makes sense to trust Beilein if that’s the way he chooses to go. Truthfully, in style and even back story, Nunez reminds me of a bigger, stronger Stu Douglass. Stu was a message board pariah, but he had a pretty good carer at Michigan.


What if Michigan isn’t leading for Locke?

Then I’d rather bank the scholly. This class is starting to get too big.

Sounds like you are getting too used to a 12 man roster. If we get Nunez, he would probably redshirt.

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There is a need for a 2G in this class. Poole will be the only 2G on the roster in 2018-19. Yes, Brooks can help there and maybe Ibi develops more of a guards game by then, but with so much talent at forward, it would be a shame to be lacking in the backcourt.
They also lose Duncan so a floor spacer is needed. Nunez has great size and is on the rise and they obviously think he fits. 5 is not too big a class.


This is also just straight up stolen premium info, unless Sam put it up on twitter, which I doubt.

This will never change, but for the life of me, I will never understand how some people have no respect for how someone like Sam earns a living.


This wasn’t premium info (though some of Snow’s responses were). And apparently the services don’t mind so much because mgoblog’s recruiting info is essentially all stolen from subscription sites and they still have good business relationships with Lorenz and Webb? Maybe if you attribute it and don’t post everything the free advertising makes up for the breach of proprietary info…

That seemed to literally come bullet point for bullet point from one of Sam’s message board posts, but maybe I missed it being posted somewhere else as well?

Oh - maybe that specific post isn’t premium? You didn’t have to be a 247 or TMI subscriber to read it? Hard to follow with the strange, slow rollout of the merger between the sites.

The same sites that censor the name of our site when people would credit it? The horror.

Look guys, don’t outright copy and paste information that’s behind a paywall elsewhere. DO give people credit and link to stuff, in this case a free article at Scout by Sam Webb about Currie potentially decommiting (try it in incognito):



Yeah, the post wasn’t premium. I know because I clicked on it and saw it but don’t pay for Scout. Also, if you look at the tweet, it differentiates between his post and the ones from Snow with a (VIP). Most of those posts are premium though…


Updated the recruiting profiles for 2018: https://umhoops.com/recruiting/2018-recruits/

And the visit calendar: https://umhoops.com/official-visits/