January 9, 2009
I have had a tough time tracking down good information on Darius Morris and Blake McLimans and how they are doing this season. I have been able to keep track of Matt Vogrich thanks to the Lake Forester.
Vogrich’s Lake Forest team is 10-3 so far this season. According to my calculations Vogrich is averaging about 23 points per game this season. In their game on Wednesday Vogrich scored 35 points including 17 in a key fourth quarter run to help the Scouts ice the game. Click here for a complete story on the game.
Lake Forest played in the State Farm Holiday Classic and finished 3-1. Vogrich was named to the all tournament team.
Earlier this season Lake Forest lost to Warren 70-62 in OT. Warren is led by Illinois bound Brandon Paul. Vogrich outscored Paul 39-31 in the game. Vogrich scored 18 of Lake Forest’s first 20 points in the game.
I will keep hunting around for info on Morris and McLimans, anybody who can with that please contact me. I am working on a Jordan Morgan update.
November 29, 2008
Michigan Basketball commit Matt Vogrich and his Lake Forest team kicked off the 2008-09 season in the Niles West Thanksgiving Tournament. The Lake Forest Scouts advanced to the tournament finals by beating Niles West 63-55 and Rich South 61-48. Vogrich scored 29 points against Niles West and 20 against Rich South.
Lake Forest lost in overtime to Glenbrook North 67-62 in the finals. Vogrich scored 8 points in the final three minutes including a steal and two free throws to tie the game at 54 and send it to overtime. Vogrich was double teamed just about every time he touched the ball. Vogrich was named to the all tournament team.
Next on the schedule: Lake Forest will play at Libertyville High School on Friday December 5th.
Darius Morris will kick off his season on December 2nd.
Blake McLimans will kick off his season on December 3rd.
Jordan Morgan will kick off his season on December 8th.
November 14, 2008
Michigan kicked off the early signing period by receiving 4 letters of intent. The 2009 recruiting class is a good one and fills many of the needs the team has. Here are the commits:
Darius Morris: 6-4 PG, from Los Angeles, California
Blake McLimans: 6-10 F, from Hamburg, New York
Jordan Morgan: 6-8 F, from Detroit, Michigan
Matt Vogrich: 6-4 SG, from Lake Forest, Illinois
MGoBlue has a good write up on the class, including Coach Beilein’s comments on each player.
Here is the link MGoBlue
Morris is a highly rated point guard. Vogrich was recently named the best shooter in the 2009 class by The Sporting News. McLimans is a versatile big man who Beilein thinks could be a star. Morgan is a good all around player with good size.
The Wolverines will lose 3 players from this years squad and they are David Merritt, CJ Lee, and Jevohn Shepherd.
This is what the roster should look like next year:
Jr. PG – Kelvin Grady
So. SG/PG – Laval Lucas-Perry
So. SG – Stuart Douglass
Fr. PG – Darius Morris
Fr. SG – Matt Vogrich
So. SG – Stuart Douglass
Jr. SF- Corperryale “Manny” Harris
RS Jr. F – Anthony Wright
So. SF – Zack Novak
RS Sr. C – Zack Gibson
Sr. PF – DeShawn Sims
So. C – Ben Cronin
Fr. PF – Jordan Morgan
Fr. PF – Blake McLimans