Trey Burke Adds Naismith Award to Hardware; Hasn’t Decided on NBA

ATLANTA — Trey Burke picked up the Naismith Player of the Year award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy Player of the Year honors on Friday to go with his Associated Press National Player of the Year honors.

Despite being projected as the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft By, he has yet to decide if he will turn pro after this season, according to his mother.

“He has not made any decision,” Ronda Burke told Yahoo! Sports Thursday afternoon. “Trey is focused on playing the games.” To read more of this story, click here

McGary Will Make Michigan a 'Major Player in Big Ten'

Mitch McGary made the decision many had expected.

“Next fall I’m going to Ann Arbor, Mich., and going to become a Wolverine,” he said Thursday on ESPNU.

McGary’s decision to attend Michigan over Duke or Florida could have long-lasting implications for John Beilein’s team going forward.

“This is certainly the highest-recruited player he’s ever signed at West Virginia or Michigan, every place he’s been,” New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said of the 6-foot-10 McGary, the No. 1-rated power forward in the Class of 2012. To read more of this story, click here

Grant Hill Responds to Jalen Rose

Grant Hill has struck back at Jalen Rose.

Rose called Hill and his former Duke teammates “Uncle Toms” in an ESPN documentary  Sunday on the “Fab Five” early 1990s Michigan team.

“I am a fan, friend and longtime competitor of the Fab Five,” Hill, now with the Phoenix Suns, wrote in Wednesday’s New York Times.

“It was a sad and somewhat pathetic turn of events, therefore, to see friends narrating this interesting documentary about their moment in time and calling me a bitch and worse, calling all black players at Duke ‘Uncle Toms’ To read more of this story, click here

NBA Sons to Take Court in Atlantic City

You could form a pretty solid mid-90s NBA All-Star team with the names Hardaway, Dumars, Rice and Horford.

It might seem like a scene out of “Hot Tub Time Machine” when players with all of those names take the court this week at the Legends Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, but it’s really happening.

Tim Hardaway Jr. (pictured), Jordan Dumars (Joe’s son) and Jon Horford (Tito’s son) are on the Michigan roster while Glen Rice Jr. suits up for Georgia Tech. To read more of this story, click here

Pointer Could Decide This Weekend

Dominick Pointer, the No. 21 small forward in the nation, is down to St. John’s and Michigan and could decide during this weekend’s official visit to Michigan.

I spoke with his father, Tony Nolan, and asked him when Pointer might decide.

“Hopefully at Michigan or 48 hours after,” Nolan said. “He goes there tomorrow [Friday] and will be there until Sunday morning

“If he chooses not to go there, I’ll give him 48 hours to make up his mind what he wants to do.” To read more of this story, click here

Pointer Awaiting Michigan Visit to Decide

Dominique Pointer has taken two of his three official visits and plans to make a decision after the third.

Pointer, a 6-foot-5 1/2, 205 pound wing originally from Detroit, is now at Winston-Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy. He is the No. 21 small forward in the Class of 2011.

He visited West Virginia this past weekend.

“I had a good time,” he said. “I liked the coaches and the players. It was real cool.” To read more of this story, click here

Dominique Pointer Down to 3

Dominique Pointer, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Detroit, is down to three schools.

His father, Tony Nolan, said Wednesday by phone Pointer is considering St. John’s, West Virginia and Michigan.

“Yes, we are,” he said.

Pointer, who plays for Winston Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy, will visit St. John’s Sept. 17, West Virginia Sept. 24 and Michigan Oct. 15.

“He’s still deciding over the top three,” his father said.

Pointer is the No. 21 small forward in the Class of 2011 and the No. 81 overall player.

“He plays the one, two and three,” Nolan said.

The news was first reported by GoBlueWolverine.

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Carolina Offers Pair; G'Town Offers Ochefu


What is the significance of June 15th to coaches, players and the class of 2012 as a whole?

It was the first day when the NCAA permits college coaches to officially recruit prospects. On this day, college coaches can make their first contact with members of the class of 2012 for the first time whether it’s to talk with them or even offer them. A number of top prospects in the class of 2012 and even one big name in the class of 2013 picked up offers Tuesday.

*North Carolina coach Roy Williams and company stayed up late to offer two of the best in the class of 2012. 6-foot-5 Shabazz Muhammad (pictured) and 6-foot-5 J.P. Tokoto were both offered by the Tar Heels.

*6-foot-10 Daniel Ochefu ’12 picked up his sixth offer, from Georgetown. Despite not visiting the campus yet, Ochefu previously stated to ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline that he “likes Georgetown and Kentucky a lot,” but was not sure if they would offer this summer. The rising junior, who just had a big weekend at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis, plans to “make a list of schools in two weeks.” To read more of this story, click here

Gilchrist: 'I Like Villanova a Lot'

Michael Gilchrist, the No. 1 junior in the nation and arguably the top high school prospect overall, says he is considering six colleges.

The 6-foot-7 Gilchrist of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick lists Oregon, Villanova, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan and Georgia Tech, according to Alex Schwartz of the NBE Basketball Report.

“I like Villanova a lot,” Gilchrist said.

A native of Somerdale, N.J. , Gilchrist has been to Villanova several times and was at the Wachovia Center Monday night when UConn upset the No. 3 Wildcats, 84-75, on ESPN’s “Big Monday.”

Former St. Patrick star Corey Fisher, a Bronx, N.Y. native, is currently a junior on Jay Wright’s team. To read more of this story, click here

Irving, Harris Still Planning Visits

Kyrie Irving and Tobias Harris have been remarkably consistent throughout their recruiting processes.

Both high school seniors have insisted they will take all of their college visits before deciding.

Duke still looks like the leader for Irving, and Syracuse would appear to lead for Harris.

But both plan on finishing their visits despite having a great time at Kentucky’s “Big Blue Madness.”

“Yes, I plan to,” Irving said by text Saturday night after returning from Kentucky. “All the places that are on my list I can see myself playing at.” To read more of this story, click here