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I have, too. He's a bit raw, but he can ball.
He scored 16/game with limited minutes and defenses focusing on him. He'd be fresh coming off the bench here, too. That being said, I think Duke has been his dream school.
Wow if Trey leaves Michigan is messed.
I know, right? We'd be so explosive with Muhammad, McGary THJ, and GRIII. Talk about exposure, we would instantly become the most exciting team to watch in America with Muhammad throwing down 360º windmills and McGary breaking backboards.
Still, with the talent and coaching that our program has, I don't see why Muhammad wouldn't at least give us a look (if we started the full-court press right now). It's not like a few years ago, we're now a winning program with respected coaches.
The problem is the relationships that all the other schools have over us because they have been recruiting him hard for a while.
Yeah, Muhammad's not happening.
Wow, I was gone all day, and this shocked me. Did not see this coming at all. At least Brundige makes some sense, but the other two guys? I don't get it.
Well, good luck to them.
I was really high on Smotz. Oh well
Agreed. It was pointless to try and add him to the equation.
I wasn't took too many stupid shots and couldn't dribble. Yeah it's a loss but he can be replaced easily.
Don't see UM going after a kid with all the baggage. A lot of noise being made about some illegal doings on the AAU circuit. This kid was a frequent flyer to the biggest games in the country. Frequent visitor to a few schools a lot. Is something wrong in AA why are three kids transferring out like this?
He shot the ball and dribbled very well for a big. Smot spaced out the opposing defense far better than Morgan. When Smot was in the game, Trey often could take the ball inside with ease, which helped Trey get into create offensively. Smot is underappreciated and is going to be a big loss.
The only knock on Smot was that he didn't show enough grit, wasn't physical enough, and didn't have a post game. I expected him to toughen up as he fought through the stress and adversity that all college athletes at Michigan fight through and post moves can be learned. Thus, I thought he'd be an extremely good player by his senior year at Michigan.
I have not heard this from anyone other than IU fans, who were rationalizing why they didn't GRIII and straight-up lost McGary to us.
The truth is that they were far too late to get in on GRIII and they were still "down" when McGary signed with us.
Our head coach (John Beilein) know the rules and follows them. In fact, chairs the NCAA Ethics Committee. He's not going to be involved with any violations, and neither is U of M basketball.
This post was edited by ScoutExile 2 years ago
Ehh, I just am not a big fan of his game and think he is nothing but a big guy who can shoot threes. He lacks the physicality, as you mentioned, to be a successful big man. I think McGary will show an instant improvement and will help us out with rebounding, as a big man is supposed to.
I understand your viewpoint, but the spacing that Smot helped with was incredibly important for our offense, especially Trey.
Trey wasn't the same when we had to create off the pick & roll with Morgan in the game.
Does anyone see a connection with Smot's position coach deleting his twitter account a few days ago?
You're right, his shooting ability created space, any good shooter creates that space.
His lack a physicality, lack of inside presence for a 6'9 player, lack of leadership, his constant pouting... were all negatives.
His ability was intriguing, but intangibles were lacking.
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