As was reported on our message board last night, Saginaw Buena Vista point guard Tory Jackson became quite ill last night and will not be in action. GoBlueWolverine will report back after we speak with Jackson this evening.
Matt Shaw vs. Charles Tabet
California big man Matt Shaw matched up against Detroit Country Day forward Charles Tabet in an afternoon game Wednesday. Surprisingly, Tabet played Shaw to a stalemate, grabbing 8 boards and getting a hand in Shaw's face on his jump shot. As has been the case in the past, most of Shaw's offensive looks came outside of the paint. He was able to grab a few rebounds but will be looking to improve his consistency offensively as the camp goes on. One more note on Tabet: the 6-foot-8 220-pounder is currently one of the top five rebounders in the camp.
The 7 footer from Flint, Michigan had a tough go of it in the opening games of the camp. The big men in general have it rough in these individual camps because the guards are either shooting from perimeter, or taking it all the way to the hole themselves. He wasn't able to do much defensively, but he is currently averaging two blocks per game.
The State of Michigan's top Junior to be is fairing well so far. Legion had about 16 points in his first game, but he too has become a little frustrated with the lack of passing. He has made it a point to pull his point guard to the side to tell him to quit holding the ball so much. After his initial strong scoring effort, his output has continued to dip. He hopes that his chats with his floor general will allow that trend to reversed. Despite all of that, we've still been able to see his overall talent level. He's been active on the glass, off the dribble, and from the 3 point line. U of M assistant, Mike Jackson has been seen taking in Legion's game.
Wow! The 5'10 point guard has been playing very solid and has been distributing the ball excellently. Early on his teammates were trying to run things themselves, but as the day went on, you could really see things start to change. His squad went from everyone taking the game into their own hands, to making sure that he had the rock because he was getting them the ball in positions to get things done. He's also done a wonderful job in finding his own offense within the flow of the game by nailing open jump shots and getting all the way to the basket when the opportunity presented itself. On the other side of the ball, he's played the type of tight defense that we've become accustomed to seeing. He did a good job slowing down Corey Fisher, who is one of the better guards in the camp, as well as Detroit Cass Tech Junior to be, Jeremy Allen. His D against Allen was particularly impressive seeing as how the Detroit guard is much bigger than Grady at 6-foot-3, 184-pounds.
This class of 2006 big man is one of the newer names on Michigan's list. This 6-foot-9, 216-pounder from Mobule, Alabama is extremely active on the defensive end of the court. He plays with an edge and refuses to let anyone manhandle him. He has been particularly impressive on the boards, but his offensive game is still developing. He mentions Michigan as one of the schools he is interested in. "My interest in them is about a level 3," Lett said when asked to rate Michigan on a scale of 1-5. "I started to like them when I saw them on TV."
This Bolingbrook, Illinois native lists Michigan, Wake Forest, UConn, and Georgia Tech as his top schools at this point. The 6-foot, 175-pound point guard has played much like Grady in that he's really looking out for his teammates. Walker indicated that Michigan assistant Coach Swenson has been in contact recently. "I rate my Michigan interest at a 3 right now because they just got involved with my recruiting," Walker said.
Dar had some very impressive slams in his first day of action, but just isn't getting the touches that he is accustomed to. He has shown much of the same frustrations that Legion has. Expect to see Dar get more looks as the other players become more familiar with what he can do.
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