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Storm
11-20-2007, 08:49 AM
Cronin, Douglass Join U-M, Sign Letters of Intent



ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Head coach John Beilein of the University of Michigan men's basketball coach announced Wednesday (Nov. 14) the signing of seven-foot center Ben Cronin (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger HS) and 6-3 shooting guard Stu Douglass (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) to National Letters of Intent for the 2008-09 season.

Cronin, who has a 7-5 wing span, plays at Henninger High School under coach Eric Saroney. A three-year starter for the Black Knights, Cronin averaged 12.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 8.0 blocks and 5.0 assists as a junior. He helped Henninger to an 18-5 overall record with a 12-2 record in the Colonial National League, giving the Black Knights a conference runner-up finish. Cronin helped Henninger reach as high at No. 8 in the Class AA rankings during the campaign. Prior to concentrating on his basketball career, Cronin was a hockey player from age four to 12.

Douglass will be a three-year starter at Carmel High School under coach Mark Galloway. As a junior he averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He shot 45 percent from both the field and three-pointers and 92 percent on free throws. Douglass helped Carmel to a 14-7 record, losing to North Central High School, the former school of Indiana's Eric Gordon, in the first game of the section playoffs. Douglass transferred to Carmel for his sophomore year, averaging 6.0 points to help the Greyhounds to a 16-8 record. Carmel defeated Gordon's North Central in the sectional playoff, but lost to Greg Oden and Mike Conley's Lawrence North squad in the first game of the regional. As a freshman, Douglass earned his first varsity letter at Hamilton High School under head coach Bill Bowen.

Michigan will lose only one scholarship player this season, senior Ron Coleman (Romulus, Mich./Romulus
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Rocky@theTop
11-20-2007, 10:50 AM
I thought you were a UK basketball fan and UM Football fan? Are you John Kerry?

Storm
11-20-2007, 11:27 AM
since I don't live in Lexington anymore, it's a little harder to follow UK than it used to be. Plus, I was never a fan of Amaker's, so a renewed interest in UM bball swept over me with the hiring of Beilein. But I still root for UK.

Rocky@theTop
11-20-2007, 11:31 AM
Can we change your name to Ann Arbor?

Storm
11-20-2007, 11:32 AM
LOL.....I have been thinking of going with a new name, but I like how the UK represents my history, and the reason for originally joining the board.

Rocky@theTop
11-20-2007, 11:35 AM
Oh... I just thought you were a dirty Brit with bad teeth.

Storm
11-20-2007, 11:47 AM
no, moving to the UK for that year and the UK in the name were just a coincidence. I've been around for longer than that.

Rocky@theTop
11-20-2007, 11:49 AM
I was being facetious.

hawgwild
11-20-2007, 11:50 AM
he's 7 foot and only averaged 12 and 12 in highschool?

Storm
11-20-2007, 01:11 PM
he's 7 foot and only averaged 12 and 12 in highschool?

I noticed that too......LOL:sad2: maybe he's not that great....LOL

kentubbybasketball
11-20-2007, 04:44 PM
he's 7 foot and only averaged 12 and 12 in highschool?

It could be worse... Jeff Lebo brought in a 7-footer this year to Auburn that averaged 3 and 3 in high school.

georgiaguy31015
11-20-2007, 04:46 PM
Congrats Michigan fans.

Rocky@theTop
11-20-2007, 05:09 PM
Congrats Michigan fans.

You don't congrat Michigan fans on here... what's wrong with you?:nono:

georgiaguy31015
11-20-2007, 05:10 PM
You don't congrat Michigan fans on here... what's wrong with you?:nono:

I'm too damn nice?

Storm
11-20-2007, 05:12 PM
just pile on GG, it seems to be the "in" thing to do.

hawgwild
11-20-2007, 05:36 PM
Cant teach 7 foot though, but thats pretty terrible to only average 3 and 3.

kentubbybasketball
11-20-2007, 06:26 PM
Auburn historically has had basically 6'8 or 6'9 centers in its history. They rarely are much taller. Case in point, their most famous alum, Charles Barkley was a short 6'6 center. So, I think part of Lebo getting this guy was to help give them a little bit of size that is unusual for Auburn.

georgiaguy31015
11-20-2007, 07:22 PM
just pile on GG, it seems to be the "in" thing to do.

I ain't gonna at least not seriously but I guess everyone is right nice guys do finish last lmao.