Michigan Wolverines: Corey Person

WolverineNation Roundtable 

March, 7, 2013
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Every Thursday, our writers sit down to throw around some ideas about a few issues surrounding Michigan sports. This week, Tom, Mike and Chantel take a crack at some spring football storylines, some underrated basketball players and younger prospects who have the opportunity to blow up on the recruiting scene this summer.

1) Spring football is right around the corner, what storyline are you most interested to follow as the Wolverines get their 15 spring practices?

WolverineNation mailbag 

December, 12, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Could a former Michigan coach return? What will Michigan’s record be next football season? This basketball season?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s WolverineNation mailbag. Chantel has the mailbag next week, so drop her questions at jenningsespn@gmail.com or @chanteljennings on Twitter.

Now, to your questions:

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The Michigan men’s basketball program announced on Wednesday that guard Corey Person, who finished his degree and graduated in May, would be returning to the program for his redshirt senior season.

“It was unexpected,” Person said in a news release. “It is actually kind of funny because coach [John] Beilein always joked around last season whenever I would be talking. He would say, ‘Don’t start thinking about a fifth year.’ … So for Coach Beilein to actually want to bring me back, on top of that with me being a walk on, I know how rare that is.”

As a walk-on, Person has never been a contributor on the floor for the Wolverines. He appeared in just 22 games during his career but in a loss to Ohio State in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament he had his career-best game, scoring seven points and grabbing two rebounds.

However, several of his teammates looked to him for his leadership qualities over the past few seasons. One of his roles last season, leading the pregame huddle dances, will continue, he said.

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Basketball banquet roundup 

April, 10, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After a season in which the Michigan basketball team won a share of the Big Ten title, the Wolverines' end-of-season banquet entitled a "celebration" seemed just that. It was jovial and lighthearted, jokes were made and shots were taken at teammates.

Even Michigan basketball coach John Beilein got in on the action.

While introducing each class he picked on juniors Matt Vogrich and Blake McLimans, telling the crowd both needed to get a hair cut. Later, he looked over at Vogrich and asked, "Have I really never started you? I must not know what I'm doing."

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman point guard Trey Burke was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the media on Monday night. He was also named to the second team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media and the Big Ten Freshman Team.

"It's great,” Burke said of the honors. “But it's just great to be able to come in here and play with a great group of guys and have three great seniors in Zack [Novak], Stu [Douglass] and Corey [Person]. I definitely would not have been able to win this without my teammates hitting shots and making plays."

Earlier today when players met with the media, Burke said that it was a personal goal of his to be rookie of the year. He split the honor with Indiana freshman Cody Zeller (coaches), who was also named to the All-Freshman team.

Michigan sophomore Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to the third team All-Big Ten (coaches and media). Novak was honorable mention on the media All-Big Ten team while Douglass was given the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Award for Michigan.

3-pointers: Purdue 75, Michigan 61 

February, 25, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zack Novak, Stu Douglass and Corey Person stood up in front of their teammates after they lost their first home game of the season in the final home game of their careers and instructed them to do one thing.

Do not apologize. Do not say you are sorry. All of that, after Purdue's 75-61 win over the No. 13 Wolverines on Saturday, would sound hollow, even if they really meant it.

"We're out there, too," Novak said. "When we watch the film, I'm sure there were times Stu and I blew assignments on defense. I didn't make every shot. I probably had the biggest possession of the game, two opportunities to knock down a 3 and lately, if I get two open 3s, one of them is going in.

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Quick hits: Novak, Douglass, Person 

February, 24, 2012
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Michigan basketball seniors Zack Novak, Stu Douglass and Corey Person met with the media on Friday to discuss senior day and their Saturday game against Purdue. Here are some of the points they touched on:

NOVAK:

  • ON HOME GAMES HAVING A DIFFERENT FEELING: "I would say so," Novak said. "Especially down this last stretch, just keep putting consecutive great crowds together. I just don't remember this much energy in the building."
  • ON DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENT BEFORE SENIOR DAY: "Probably just business as usual," Novak said. "It'll probably be a little different. I remember in high school you walk out with your parents. I'm more just thinking about the game so I'm just trying to get that crap over with."

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Question of the Week: Best recruiting story 

February, 6, 2012
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With college football signing day coming and going last week, we thought it would be a good idea to ask some Michigan coaches and players about their best and funniest recruiting stories (in a question submitted by WolverineNation subscriber gdavis23).

You can find the previous "questions of the week" and contribute your own idea for what you'd like us to ask Michigan coaches and players in this thread on The Den.

Last week's question of the week was: What is your funniest recruiting story?

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Michigan coach John Beilein met with media on Friday to discuss his 13th-ranked Wolverines and their upcoming game against Iowa. Here are a few of the key points he touched on:

  • ON THIS STRETCH IN THE SCHEDULE: "It’s not the NBA schedule," Beilein said. "But it probably gets as close as it can be to it during this middle of January." The team didn’t practice yesterday, but had an hour and a half of film Friday morning and practice Friday afternoon. The Wolverines travel to Iowa Friday night and Beilein said they will watch game tape there, but there will be no shootaround before the noon tip. Beilein said this stretch will help with preparation for the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA tournament.
  • HOW DANGEROUS IS IOWA: The Hawkeyes are coming off two 25-plus point losses to No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State. Beilein said he forgot about those, because Iowa has beaten Minnesota and Wisconsin on the road. "That’s who they are," Beilein said. "They are closer to the team that we saw that really had Wisconsin down the whole game at Wisconsin."

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