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Video: John Beilein, Michigan players preview first practice

John Beilein spoke with the media for the first time since his heart surgery in August as the Wolverines prepared for their first practice of the 2018-19 season.

John Beilein spoke with the media for the first time since his heart surgery in August as the Wolverines prepared for their first practice of the 2018-19 season.

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  1. umhoops

    Jon Teske and Isaac Haas are significantly different players. Haas is one of the better post-up scorers in college hoops over the last decade and that’s an area where Teske struggles. Haas was massive and moved very poor laterally and that’s an area where Teske is actually very good. Teske can shoot a little bit and Haas couldn’t. I don’t really see any comparison.

    Michigan needs 25 solid minutes of good defense, rebounding and finishing from Teske with a hint of floor spacing and they’ll be happy.

  2. gtfomycourt

    There is a big difference between predicting: 1) Teske will be “able to put up Haas-type numbers”; and 2) Teske will play the center position in a way similar to the way Haas did.

  3. buckets12

    Teske might be one of the last options offensively this year, but it wouldn’t even shock me if you told me he was the 3rd best three point shooter by percentage in the starting five at the end of the season. And if the pick and pop becomes a real thing even once or twice a game (I think it will), that could be a huge boost to this team’s offensive ceiling

  4. gtfomycourt

    I just now read Orion Sang’s article on Teske in the Free Press.

    In that article it did not sound like it was an open question whether or not Teske might be able to shoot 3’s; it sounded like an announcement that Teske will definitely be shooting 3’s this year. Teske and Beilein’s high confidence in his ability to shoot 3’s seemed pretty obvious…

    So yeah, to your point, if Teske is on the floor with a projected starting lineup of Z, Poole, Matthews, and Livers. Teske might possibly be the 3rd best 3 point shooter on the floor. If Iggy is the 6th man and replaces Poole or Livers, then Teske might be the second best 3 point shooter on the floor.

    Can’t wait to see how the puzzle pieces fit together. I have a feeling Teske is going to be involved in the offense via pick and roll/ pop more than many expect.

  5. chezaroo

    None of our “big men” are remotely the threat to take their guy off the dribble like Wagner was.

    He was such a uniquely skilled player, that could pressure the opponents D in multifaceted ways.

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