How Michigan landed its future point guard in Dug McDaniel

Six years ago, Doug Martin heard rumblings about a budding middle school basketball player who was turning heads on the court. Martin, an assistant coach for Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL circuit, decided to check out the player for himself. He quickly agreed with the grapevine — the kid could be “special.” 

Late Thurday night, the kid, Dug McDaniel, announced his commitment to Michigan. A 4-star point guard, McDaniel is the first member of the Wolverines’ 2022 recruiting class and provides a foundation at a crucial position. 

“I’ve seen Dug since he was in the sixth grade,” Martin told UM Hoops on Friday. “To me, he’s the best combination, hands-down, of a ball-handler and a passer that’s in high school basketball right now. I’m sure a ton of people would disagree, but for me, I think he’s always been super elite in that regard.”

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