I mean, there is rumor and verifiable fact. There’s a far lower burden of proof to type things on message boards or say them in podcats. I’m guessing no journalist has access to his grades. Ultimately, if he’s playing D1 hoops next year, we’ll see what the truth is.
I think reporting on things like grades, qualifying, etc has definitely got more sensitive over the last ten years
Sure. My surprise is that no one is reporting it as “verifiable fact” yet in conjunction with his announcement. Bet it will come later.
It just isn’t something that gets reported in the way you are saying.
No one ever wrote a story outlining why Terrence Shannon Jr. didn’t end up at Michigan, for example.
If he’s on a D1 roster, then we can assume that Michigan had a “talk” with him about his potential (lack of) role next year, IMO…it will show that if he indeed has an academic issue, it was obviously solveable, but we weren’t interested in it.
If not, well…there’s your answer.
Thanks to papa for sort of being a Michigan wolverine. Appreciate that he chose michigan, and wish him the best of luck finding a landing spot that works for him
I would just caution against filling in the gaps with what seems most likely in a situation like this (or really any recruitment) when things aren’t always black and white.
Think it really matters who you mean by “we” there. Juwan definitely wanted Shannon last year but admissions and perhaps other associated actors made that not happen. Seems plausible that’s what happened there.
I think a freshman being admitted to play basketball is generally a matter of qualification, not accepting credits, which makes it a pretty different situation.
I think it’s pretty clear that Kante’s “departure” allows Michigan to field a more competitive roster (in theory) next year.
Mgoblog is being definite about it. And not transparent about why, but the site does have a history of caution and responsible handling of behind-the-scenes information. So, who knows, but many/most arrows do point in one direction here.
There are some differences in qualification standards between schools. Michigan does have some slightly elevated standards there (though not crazy high). Wisconsin famously has specific standards about the amount of credits in various courses you need that they miss out on recruits for. For example, it has long been talked about that Michigan Football gets a small “allotment” of total “at-risk academic” recruits they can bring in, but admissions doesn’t let them make the whole team out of it. Never heard it discussed with basketball, but presumably there is something similar.
I had a teammate who played Michigan Football with a minimum NCAA qualification standards so Michigan’s freshmen admission standards aren’t different than any other schools FWIW.
He couldn’t get the score required on the TOEFL. Michigan has a high requirement than the average scored usually allowed.
Same test Moe, Franz, and yoyo all met the requirements for.
Robin Benzing did not
Yep. He did not get the score needed either.
The talk has always been that you can only have a certain number of guys at the NCAA minimum. Was a big narrative during the Rich Rod era as multiple guys didn’t end up enrolling because he tried to skirt too many exceptions through admissions
Seems like it’s more than just TOEFL score.
If it is, then I’m not sure how he passed the original admissions hurdle to sign a NLI.
Must be because Hunter and Olivier are coming. Book it .