Michigan Wolverines: Jalen Rose

Chris Webber, Michigan can reconnect

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Jalen Rose discusses what he would like to see happen now that Michigan's dissociation with Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock has ended.

Jalen Rose on nation's new No. 1 

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WolverineNation Roundtable 

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Jalen Rose, Glenn Robinson IIIUSA TODAY Sports, Icon SMICould this year's Wolverines have held up against Jalen Rose and the Fab Five?
Every Thursday, the WolverineNation staff gets together to discuss three important issues facing Michigan sports. This week, the writers discuss football suspensions, an interesting basketball matchup and the Detroit Cass Tech pipeline.

1) With the three suspensions from the football team, is two weeks enough to pick up the slack left in the secondary and the kicking game?

Michael Rothstein: Replacing Will Hagerup shouldn't be much of an issue since sophomore Matt Wile did some punting this season and had the job for portions of last season. While Hagerup has a really strong leg, Wile is good enough to be a serviceable replacement. Michigan should be more concerned in the secondary. Courtney Avery is replacing J.T. Floyd, and Avery has been inconsistent. He has had times in his career where he has been quite good -- and other times where he has been burned and eventually passed by Raymon Taylor on the depth chart. Plus, Avery's move to outside corner from the nickel shifts the entire secondary. Michigan should have enough time to adjust without Floyd.

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Our colleagues over at the college basketball blog, along with ESPN Stats and Information, compiled the top 50 basketball programs of the past 50 years, and despite Michigan's lack of success in the last decade the Wolverines easily made the cut. And the top 20 as well.

Here's a breakdown of how Michigan achieved its No. 13 ranking, a starting five of the last 50 years, and other superlatives.
Trey Burke is contemplating whether or not to leave Michigan for the NBA. At least one former Wolverines point guard with experience in pro basketball would like to see him stick around for at least one more year.

“Absolutely, for so many reasons,” said former Michigan guard Jalen Rose, now an ESPN NBA analyst. “Number one, to play at a high level and play some meaningful games and to make a run in the NCAA tournament and put the school and team in a position to get to the next level.

“It was great that we were tri-champions of the Big Ten, but 32 teams in the NCAA tournament win their conference. As much as we care in Big Ten country, people in the Pac-12 don’t care because Washington won their conference and didn’t make the NCAA tournament.”

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Michigan freshman guard Trey Burke had a record-setting freshman season and he's capped it off in a way no one has at Michigan in over a decade.

He is on an Associated Press All-American list.

Burke was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American on Monday, becoming the first All-American for the Wolverines since Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock were named honorable mention in 1998.

The last Michigan players to be named to either the first, second or third AP All-American teams were Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose in 1994.

The Columbus, Ohio native led Michigan in scoring and assists this season with 14.8 points a game and 156 assists, a freshman record at the school.

Burke is currently looking into whether or not to declare for this season's NBA Draft.
AP Photo/Carlos OsorioTrey Burke joined some elite company in leading his team in points and assists as a freshman.
Michigan guard Trey Burke just completed a season where he went from an underrated prospect to one of the best guards in the Big Ten.

He earned half of the league's Rookie of the Year along with Indiana's Cody Zeller, guided Michigan to a NCAA tournament berth and made some almost forget about last year's point guard, Darius Morris.

He also finished his season with something else. In scoring 504 points and setting a Michigan freshman record with 156 assists, he became the 10th freshman in the Big Ten since 1979-80 to lead his team in points and assists, joining a pretty elite group.



Big Ten freshmen to lead team in total points and assists since 1980:

  • Trey Burke, Michigan (2011-12): 504 points (14.8 ppg.); 156 assists (4.6 apg.)

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