Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing subscriber breakdowns of Michigan’s rotational players featuring analytics, video and graphics. These pieces will look back on the year that was and a look ahead to their role on next year’s team. Today we look at Jordan Poole. Previously: Isaiah Livers
The best way to define Jordan Poole’s freshman season is to call him Michigan’s lifeline. He infamously revived the Wolverines in the second round of the NCAA Tournament when the season appeared to be over, but that wasn’t the only time he pulled them off the mat.
It was Poole who came in and hit five 3-pointers off the bench against Indiana in December. It was Poole again who bailed the Wolverines out when they were stuck in a quagmire with Illinois in early January. Michigan was held to just 20 points in the first half at home against Maryland and then Poole came off the bench to score 11 points on 5 shots in the second half.