The Michigan Wolverines basketball program will see its first alum indicted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, as it was announced this weekend that former two-time All-Big Ten forward Rudy Tomjanovich has received the call to the hall.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 25.1 points and 14.4 rebounds in three seasons in Ann Arbor from 1967-1970. This included a 30.1 points and 15.7 rebounds per game season in ‘69-’70.
Tomjanovich’s collegiate play made him one of the most desirable players headed into the 1970 NBA Draft where he was selected by the San Diego (Houston) Rockets.
He had an 11-year career, all with the Rockets organization and was a 5-time All-Star. He scored 17.4 points and 8.1 rebound per game in his career.
The former Wolverine would spend 34 consecutive seasons with the organization including a move to an assistant coaching role with the Rockets in the 1983-84 season. He was later granted the head coaching role nine seasons later. He was the head coach from 1991-2003 and won back-to-back championship in the 1993-’94 and 1994-’95 seasons.
Michigan honoring seniors on social media
Photo of the Week:— University of Michigan (@UMich) April 5, 2020
The U-M Class of 2020 may have had their day in the Big House delayed, but that won’t stop us from celebrating them and their achievements! Join us all month on Instagram for 30 days of outstanding seniors.
: @instagram user kenziekingphotography pic.twitter.com/MRZycUE5tS
While the University of Michigan has postponed their graduation ceremony, they are still finding every way possible to celebrate their graduating senior class through social media.
Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and especially Instagram as they share photos and captions this month from seniors who will not get the celebration they deserve in May.
Michigan makes Top-8 of 2021 3-star WR
The Wolverines continue to look for some speed in space for the coming seasons as they have caught the attention of 2021 3-star WR Markus Allen:
The Englewood, Ohio native is the No. 600 recruit in the class, the No. 90 WR, and the No. 24 player in Ohio according to the 247sports composite rankings.
Allen keeps several Big Ten schools including Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, and Wisconsin in his Top-8. So, four of his final eight schools are all from the same conference.
He currently has two Crystal Balls pointing at the Wolverines.
Wolverines make Top-7 of 4-star OLB
Michigan made the Top-7 of one of the top defenders in the country in Baltimore-native and 4-star OLB Aaron Willis:
Michigan and Maryland are the two Big Ten schools listed in his final seven that includes some hay-makers from the SEC in LSU, Tennessee and Alabama.
Willis is the No 110 player in the 2021 class, the No. 9 OLB, and the No. 4 players out of Maryland.
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