Michigan headed to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis with many around the country unsure of how good this Wolverine team really was. After three games in three days, Michigan solidified itself among the nation’s elite.
In doing so, Jon Teske established himself as one of the best big men in college basketball, especially on the defensive end.
Despite facing two imposing frontcourts in North Carolina and Gonzaga, Teske dominated the paint. He blocked and altered shots, played physically, and avoided foul trouble.
Gonzaga was shooting 67% around the basket before their matchup against the Wolverines. The Zags shot 39% (11-for-28) at the rim in the championship game. In the semifinals, the Tar Heels similarly struggled, shooting 7-for-18 (39%).
Let’s see the various ways Teske was able to create havoc and prevent opponents from converting easy baskets in the Bahamas.
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