Dunk contest was rough. But after watching every video in this post, and it took a while (my wife was annoyed that I spent time on Michigan basketball even before the season started) I know right now that Frankie is going to be my favorite player for the years to come. I’ve read enough on umhoops that he won’t do much as a freshman, but I think he’s going to become something special. Love this kid and his confidence
Agree, Jivan, with everything you said. I will say, though, after 51 years of being married to a Michigan Basketball “junkie” my wife is over getting annoyed with my obsession for Michigan Basketball. She actually felt bad for me when I told her the live stream of the festivities last wasn’t particularly exciting. Edit: I know the kids on the team, including the amazing “kid” in charge , had a lot of fun last night as did the students in attendance!
Frankie is a special kid, great personality, confidence, and skills. I think we’ll feel the same way about Kobe, too. They are two kids with effusive energy and magnetic personalities who will bring such energy to the fanbase! I am excited for the season to begin! Go Blue!!!
Wait, so Adrien Nunez wins the 3-pt contest but isn’t in the dance contest? Gotta question the coaching decisions, but I guess it worked out.
My only thought is Adrien only will dance and use his tik tok skills for a price Michigan couldn’t match
……Am I overreacting for being really concerned about our three point shooting this year after watching Houstan shoot brick after brick in the contest? That was……really bad.
Yes, you are.
Ok, that’s a relief.
He was terrible from the top of the key, pretty good from the corners. Something to keep in mind.
I assume this is just concern trolling but I would not read anything into anything that happened in that “3-point contest” unless you are worried about how someone is going to shoot an hour before games when they are warming up.
I assume this is just concern trolling
Why would I be ‘concern trolling’?
I would say that worrying about someone’s shooting based off of a single 3 point contest seems a bit disingenuous. Especially when there’s a MUCH larger sample size of Caleb being an elite in game shooter against top talent.
I will have significant concerns about Houstan if he is wearing warmup pants during a game
Isn’t it easier to shoot during warm-ups and shooting drills without hands in your face than during actual game time?
Small sample size, but Houstan seems to struggle from distance when there’s another ball flying at the hoop at the same time.
I was more concerned with the rebounding during the three point contest. They weren’t really getting after the ball with enough effort. Probably going to be one of the worst rebounding teams in the conference now.
On paper it might be, but it’s still got to be a lot easier to shoot when you’re warm. Plenty of shooters have said they prefer to shoot in the flow of a game. I’ve seen clips of Caleb hitting 20+ 3s in a row in an open gym. That tells you just as much about Caleb’s ability as his performance last night does. Which is virtually nothing besides the fact that he has one of the most picture perfect shots I’ve ever seen.
And again, even if Caleb’s shooting in the contest last night was representative of his shooting ability, the sample size is just way too small to make any kind of judgement.
I’m far more concerned with all the guys that can’t dunk! Are we in trouble on run-outs and breakaways??
I kid, I kid.
I’m more concerned at Zeb’s lackluster dance moves, and getting shown up by 2 bigs like that.