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Characterizing Tim Hardaway Jr.’s sophomore year as a “slump” might be a bit of an overstatement given that Michigan’s No. 2 scorer tallied more points and assists than his freshman season. However, the underlying statistics behind his raw production are tough to ignore. Look a bit deeper and it’s clear that Hardaway was significantly less efficient as a sophomore and his three point shooting tells the story of his sophomore slump. The junior swingman played more minutes and used a higher percentage of Michigan’s possessions but a steep drop in his three point shooting (37% down to 28%) caused his offensive rating to fall by six points.
Along with point guard Trey Burke, Hardaway will once again be one of the focal points of Michigan’s offense this season. This year is pivotal in Hardaway’s development as he’ll not only be adapting to spending time at a new position (the two guard), he’ll also be attempting to find the consistency which he lacked throughout last season.
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Dwayne Bacon is one of the more versatile prospects in the class of 2015. He has a complete arsenal of skills: he can slash, he can dish and his handle is impressive. He’s also 6-foot-6.
That’s a big reason why the Lakeland, Florida native is regarded as a top-50 player early in his recruitment.
In a recent interview with UM Hoops, Bacon said that, despite his ability at the...
Now that we have previewed the entire freshman class, we will begin looking at Michigan’s returning players starting today with senior Matt Vogrich.
6’4″, 200 pounds
Lake Forest, Ill.
Lake Forest High School
Small Forward, Power Forward (wing...
Michigan has made strong early recruiting efforts in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana but the Wolverines continue to expand their recruiting radar nationally. 6-foot-5 guard Tyler Williams is a by-product of Michigan’s expanded recruiting range.
Williams, a Texas native, made the trip up to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s football game against Michigan State. The sophomore wing already holds...
Nik Stauskas probably isn’t the best player in Michigan’s freshman class but he just might be the most important. Due to transfers and graduation, the Wolverines lose over half of their three point production from a season ago. For a team and coach that has been so consistently dependent on the three point shot, that’s a big deal. Stauskas is clearly the freshman best suited...
College basketball countdown: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines – Sporting News – “An opposing coach’s take: “You’ve got a point guard who had a tremendous freshman year. You’ve got a wing who had a tremendous freshman year and an OK sophomore year. Now, if Trey Burke can have a tremendous sophomore year and you can get (Tim) Hardaway back to shooting it consistently, and you...