Zak Irvin

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Zak Irvin
20150303 Zak Irvin jumper.JPG
Irvin in 2015
No. 21 – Michigan Wolverines
Position Shooting guard
League Big Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1994-09-05) September 5, 1994 (age 20)
Fishers, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Hamilton Southeastern
(Fishers, Indiana)
College Michigan (2013–present)
Career highlights and awards

Zakarie Tyler "Zak" Irvin (born September 5, 1994) is an American college basketball player for Michigan where he has completed his sophomore season for the 2014–15 team.[1] He earned the 2013 Indiana Mr. Basketball and Indiana Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year while playing for Hamilton Southeastern High School. At Michigan, he was twice recognized as Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week for the 2013–14 team.

Early life[edit]

Irvin was born in Fishers, Indiana to Marcia and James Irvin on September 5, 1994.[2] As a freshman at Hamilton Southeastern, Irvin played junior varsity basketball.[1] By January 2011, he was being recruited by Illinois, Baylor, Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan State.[3] June 13, 2011 was the first day that Michigan offered scholarships to the class of 2013. On July 31, 2011, Irvin announced his non-binding verbal commitment to Michigan. At the time, he was ranked 97th in the class of 2013 according to Rivals.com and 74th according to ESPN. Scout.com ranked him as the 22nd best shooting guard.[4] By the time of his commitment, he had scholarship offers from Purdue, Indiana, Baylor, Miami, Xavier, and Butler.[5] This commitment came one day before Derrick Walton joined Michigan's 2013 recruiting class.[6] During the summer of 2012, Irvin jumped in the Rivals.com ranking from 68th to 31st in the national class of 2013.[7] On November 16, 2012, Michigan men's basketball received a signed National Letter of Intent from the 6-foot-6-inch (1.98 m) Irvin.[8] At Hamilton Southeastern High School, he earned 2013 Indiana Mr. Basketball[1] and Parade All-American recognition.[9] As Indiana Mr. Basketball, he succeeded former teammate, Gary Harris, and the duo became the state's first back-to-back winners from the same high school.[1] He was also named 2013 Indiana Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year.[10] By the end of his high school career, he was ranked 24th by Rivals.[11]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Zak Irvin
SF
Fishers, IN Hamilton Southeastern High School (IN) 6 ft 6.25 in (1.99 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jul 31, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51, 12 (SF)   Rivals: 24, 6 (SG)  ESPN: 22, 6 (SF), 1 (IN)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College[edit]

Irvin joined a team that had just lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. to the 2013 NBA draft.[12][13] The 2012–13 Wolverines had reached the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, losing to Louisville.[14] Prior to his freshman season, Sporting News named him the 2nd best Big Ten Conference newcomer.[15] On November 8, the Wolverines opened the season against against UMass Lowell. Michigan played 6 freshman and Irvin was one of five who came off the bench in his debut that night; he scored 10 points.[16][17] When 2013–14 Wolverine team leading scorer Stauskas sat out the November 29 game against Coppin State, Irvin posted 24 points on 9-for-13 field goal shooting, including 6-for-10 three point shooting as Michigan won in an 87–45 rout.[18][19] He was recognized on December 2, with a Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week honor.[20] On December 21, he posted 12 points (on 4–8 three point shooting) and 6 rebounds against Stanford.[21] On December 23, he earned co-Freshman of the Week honors with Noah Vonleh from the Big Ten Conference.[22] The 2013–14 team advanced to the elite eight round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament before being eliminated by Kentucky.[23]

Irvin for the 2014–15 Wolverine

After coming off the bench in all 37 appearances as a freshman,[2] Irvin started in the opening game of the season as a sophomore on November 15 for the 2014–15 team against Hillsdale and was one of three 20-point scorers for the team (along with Walton and Caris LeVert).[24][25] On December 22, 2014, Irvin posted a career high of seven rebounds and tied his career high with 3 assists against Coppin State.[26][27] On January 9, Irvin tallied a career high of nine rebounds against Penn State.[28][29] On January 27, Irvin recorded his first career double-double and the team's first of the year with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds as Michigan defeated Nebraska. He also tied a career high with 3 assists[30][31][32] On February 8, Irvin had a career-high 3 steals and season-high 23 points against Indiana.[33][34] On March 3 against Northwestern, Irvin posted his and the team's second double double of the season in a double overtime loss with a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds. Irvin played a career-high 49 minutes in the game.[35][36][37] On March 12, Irvin tallied 14 points and a career-high 6 assists against Illinois in the second round of the 2015 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to help Michigan extend its streak of opening round wins in the tournament to 9.[38][39][40] In the third round against Wisconsin, Irvin posted his third double double of his career and of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds.[41][42]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Neddenriep, Kyle (2013-04-03). "Mr. Basketball: Hamilton Southeastern's Zak Irvin has gone from the junior varsity to No. 1". Indy Star. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Zak Irvin 21". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  3. ^ Bohn, Rodger (2011-01-26). "Flyin’ To The Hoop: Top Underclassmen: SLAM takes a look at the top youngsters from Flyin’ To The Hoop.". SLAM Magazine. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Michigan basketball team adds Zak Irvin to 2013 recruiting class". Ann Arbor News. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Irvin Picks Michigan". Canes Times. Scout.com. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Michigan basketball adds another top 100 recruit for 2013, point guard Derrick Walton". Ann Arbor News. 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ Burkhardt, Dylan (2012-08-28). "Irvin, Walton rise in post-summer Rivals ranking update". UMHoops.com. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  8. ^ "Michigan Inks Three Recruits to National Letters of Intent". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  9. ^ McLaughlin, Brian (2013-05-18). "Meet PARADE's 2013 All-America Basketball Teams". Parade. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  10. ^ Snyder, Mark (2013-03-21). "Michigan Recruits Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin Named Gatorade Players of the Year". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  11. ^ "2013 Prospect Ranking: Rivals150 for the class of 2013". Rivals.com. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  12. ^ "Burke Chosen No. 9, Traded to Utah; Hardaway Taken by Knicks". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  13. ^ "Burke, Hardaway Selected in First Round of NBA Draft". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  14. ^ "Louisville outlasts Michigan to win national championship". ESPN. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  15. ^ "McGary Selected to Sporting News' Preseason All-America Team". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  16. ^ "Postgame Notes: #7 Michigan 69, UMass Lowell 42". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  17. ^ "Mass Lowell 42 (0-1, 0-1 away); (7) Michigan 69 (1-0, 1-0 home)". ESPN. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  18. ^ "Freshman Irvin scores 24, No. 22 Michigan rolls". ESPN. 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  19. ^ "Irvin's 24 Points Lead Michigan to Victory Over Coppin State". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  20. ^ "Illinois and Michigan Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  21. ^ "Stanford 65 (8-3, 3-1 away); Michigan 68 (7-4, 6-2 home)". ESPN. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  22. ^ "Michigan State, Indiana and Michigan Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  23. ^ "(8) Kentucky 75 (28-10, 12-6 SEC); (2) Michigan 72 (28-9, 15-3 Big Ten)". ESPN. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  24. ^ "No. 24 Michigan eases past Hillsdale 92-68". ESPN. Associated Press. 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  25. ^ "Postgame Notes: #24 Michigan 92, Hillsdale College 68". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  26. ^ "Postgame Notes: Michigan 72, Coppin State 56". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  27. ^ "Michigan ends skid with 72-56 win over Coppin State". ESPN. Associated Press. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  28. ^ "Postgame Notes: Michigan 73, Penn State 64". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  29. ^ "Michigan holds off Penn State 73-64 with clutch free throws". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  30. ^ "Irvin Gets Double-Double; Bielfeldt Nears One as U-M Triumphs". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 
  31. ^ "Michigan beats Nebraska 58-44". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 
  32. ^ "Postgame Notes: Michigan 58, Nebraska 44". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 
  33. ^ "Williams lifts Indiana over Michigan 70-67". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-02-08. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  34. ^ "Postgame Notes: Indiana 70, Michigan 67". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-02-08. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  35. ^ "Postgame Notes: Northwestern 82, Michigan 78 (2OT)". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  36. ^ "Demps, Olah lead Northwestern over Michigan 82-78 in 2OT". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  37. ^ "Postgame Notes: Northwestern 82, Michigan 78 (2OT)". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  38. ^ "NCAA tourney hopes fade for Illinois as Michigan cruises to win". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  39. ^ "Michigan-Illinois Postgame Notes". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  40. ^ "Postgame Notes: Michigan 73, Illinois 55". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  41. ^ "Postgame Notes: Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  42. ^ "Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky lead No. 6 Wisconsin past Michigan". ESPN. Associated Press. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 

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