Podcast: Breaking down Michigan and Michigan State’s point guards of the future

Michigan and Michigan State both landed their point guards of the future this month when Frankie Collins picked Michigan and Jaden Akins picked Michigan State. Brendan and Dylan discuss both commitments and the overall future of the point guard position at both schools.

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(3:42): Frankie Collins & Michigan Point Guards
(27:44): Jaden Akins & Michigan State Point Guards

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  1. Wolverine3

    Brendan over-valuing some of these MSU players…Where is Watts and Henry going after this year?

    Watts isn’t a PG, isn’t and won’t be efficient playing 30+ mins and isn’t an NBA quality player. Also, if he’s shooting under 32% from 3…he’s going to be drafted at the 1?

    Henery can’t shoot for a 6’6 wing and doesn’t go right.

    Love the podcast. Both of you do a great job.

  2. umhoops

    I think that it is always safe to assume that a guy who tests the waters in Year X will be gone after Year X+1.

    I also think that decisions about going pro or not often have more variables than where a player would be drafted.

  3. MTung

    Unless you’re Nojel Eastern. (Didn’t he start testing the waters after his sophomore season in high school?)

  4. Jeffrey_E_Schiller

    In the podcast, you and Brendan were trumpeting MSU’s lack of transfers, which is certainly admirable, but then when you were trying to fit MSU’s pieces and potential re-classifications into a sufficient number to meet scholarship limits, Brendan opined that maybe 2 or more of this year’s junior class (other than Henry, who would make 3) might well not be on the roster in '21-'22. I don’t remember any Izzo kids transferring after 3 years on the roster, I know that there weren’t any Beilein kids who did so, and it’s quite uncommon throughout college basketball–normally, if you haven’t played as much as you’d like and want to transfer, it comes after 2 years, where there are multiple eligibility years remaining, or you have a degree. So how is MSU going to make those guys disappear? Are they going to go away from the family atmosphere you and Brendan discussed and force kids out? Will some of those kids graduate in 3 years? Will one or more of Bingham, Kither, Brown and/or Lower suddenly go from bottom of the rotation player to early NBA entry?

  5. umhoops

    As I think I said on the pod… it I was going to be a senior on next year’s team I would be loading up on credits in the summer.

    Also there’s the possibility of a blanket transfer waiver next offseason.

    I’m not sure I think it is admirable that MSU hasn’t had transfers. Just a unique stat.

    As I always say here about “over recruiting” … it always works itself out.

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