2019-20 Season

Even in the little things, Michigan is still figuring out what it is

There is some irony that, in the first week of its first season without John Beilein, Michigan basketball worked on fundamentals.

Under Juwan Howard, the Wolverines have what they call “vitamins” in practice that they work on every day — passing, shooting, those kinds of things. That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a hard schedule or minute-by-minute breakdown of how things will go in each practice.

“There’s not really like a set structure,” Colin Castleton said. “We just went through our warmup workout, so it’s kinda not really a set structure. We just do something different every day.”

Nearly a week after a season-opener against Appalachian State in which Michigan turned the ball over 17 times and let the Mountaineers make a competitive game out of it, it’s clear to everyone involved that the Wolverines need to work on the small things.

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