Um's Brazdeikis is Going Pro and Signing with an Agent

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Hovenaut's picture

You posted right before I did, CBF - but that Twitter link came back empty. 

I have the writeup from the Freep:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverine...

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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gr8bucks's picture

I just saw the other two names, that's a legit hit, if they're gone. I guess they can come back if they're not drafted, but that doesn't mean that they will. If they're all gone, um is another team fighting for 4-7 in the big. 

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CALPOPPY's picture

Hey, Gr8Bucks, you mind adding a link or but more info to your posts? It would help with the conversation and others wouldn’t have to find the sources.

Memento mori

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Skunk bear blood's picture

 Brazdeikis, Matthews & Poole entering the draft.  Most likely that 16pt half against TT just was enough of it.

Buy the ticket take the ride.

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blu.fan's picture

At mgoblog, the thought is that Brazdeikis and Matthews should go. They aren't going to improve a lot by staying another year at Michigan, so they might as well get as much as they can while they can get it.

Poole, on the other hand, has a lot of potential, and could really explode next year. He could well get advice from the NBA that it is worth returning for another year and potentially going from the 2nd round up to the 1st round in the draft.

Michigan is in the mix for several guys . . . Franz Wagner from Germany (Mo's younger brother) is considering Michigan. They have an official visit from Quinones, a 4 star guard. And Harlond Beverly is another name that is popping up. They have room for 2 more guys. 1 or 2 of those guys, plus maybe a grad transfer in (and a transfer out from someone sitting on the bench) and Michigan will be fine for next year.

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Señortaystee62's picture

Looks to me like the thought at that site is a majority of displeased fans that are saying brazdeikis & poole are making terrible mistakes.

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blu.fan's picture

Yeah, I didn't count to see how many were for it, how many against. As clarified below, it completely makes sense for all of them to explore the waters. Poole should come back. Brazdeikis, it could go either way. And he seems set on going now anyway, regardless of where he goes in the draft.

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MGOBLUE0205's picture

I'm sorry but if any scout watching Poole in the second half of the season can't be impressed with him. No doubt he's one of the few players for Michigan that can create his own shot, but every game down the stretch he would do things that made you shake your head. Especially in the Tourney he was pretty bad. Brazdekis doesn't have NBA range, anytime he tried a deep shot off the dribble he missed badly. With the new rule sure it's worth looking into, but in my opinion both of these guys need another year at Michigan.

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Beantown_Buckeye's picture

Two new rules to remember in regards to the draft:

1. You can hire an agent to guide you through the process if he is certified by the NCAA and still withdraw from the draft and return to school.

2. If you go totally undrafted you have a short window to return to school if your school will take you back.

OP didn't link to an article but it sounds like Brazdeikis is all in no matter what but #1 could still apply to him. I don't see it being likely he goes undrafted so I doubt #2 would.

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mtrotb's picture

Is he a linebacker or defensive back??  Who cares about Michigan hoop??

mtrotb

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Beantown_Buckeye's picture

The Buckeyes have the potential to have its best team in 7 years next season but both MSU and UM looked like they would be top 10 or even top 5 teams. Michigan losing a lot is good for the Buckeyes. So if you like OSU basketball you probably care.

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BornAndBredABuckeye's picture

Does this mean next year they won't be a basketball school?

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Mostly Gray's picture

FootballBasketball, Softball, and Cheerleading school.

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hthe620110's picture

So, another player from that school that hasn't won jack.  Sorry, not impressed.

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EnonBuck79's picture

You think Zion thinks about staying at Duke for another year upon hearing this news?..........

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lifeofabuckeye's picture

These guys, especially Brazekis, must have lost their minds.  He will not be drafted at all, which means its either g league or back to school.  I watched him play and for a pro player, he is very very limited.   6 7 , limited athletism, limited quickness, struggles to create his own shot in college, in fact if i was to bet, he will end up playing in Europe next year, This is the exact mistake that numerous osu players made in the past, ross, thomas, etc.  simply thinking u are way better than you actually are.  All three are getting terrible advice or just dont want to go to class anymore.

"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public"---H.l. Mencken

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FieldsofJreams's picture

He is going to be a 2nd Rd-pk and like you said limited athleticism, so why would his stock improve next year?  He is very old for a freshman too (20.5), so it is the right decision I think.  Europe is his most likely destination either way within the next couple years, might as well start making and investing money now. 

Those tOSU players were never going to be NBA players anyway.  They are both playing in Europe or the G-league I believe, and the only thing they lost was one more year of college and a chance to win something for the University (which they most likely don't really care too much about).  If you like the college experiance, enjoy your team and don't mind going to class; you stay and get the most equity out of your 4-5 year scholarship.  Other than that, guys like Braz., Ross and Thomas were about as ready to be a pro as they were ever going to be.

The only people who get too uspet about it are the fans of the team bc they selfishly care much more about that team winning than what any of the indvidual players want. 

As for me, I am getting immense enjoyment out of TTUN fanbase's pre-season championship expectations going up in smoke.

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dwersch11's picture

This is great...and they lost Poole and Matthews. Expectations for the Buckeyes this season are high. Should be preseason second in the Big Ten. Hope we live up to that. 

dannywersching

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dwersch11's picture

Will Wesson get drafted when its his time to leave? Also will we have him for two more years? I hope. 

dannywersching

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