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  1. umhoops

    LOL. I do not. Creating alter egos to help myself in an online argument is something I try to avoid :rofl:

    And if I was going to create a burner account, it would probably be to make jokes that I wouldn’t make under my actual name rather than setting people straight.

  2. umhoops

    When I watch DeVante play, I don’t completely see a “point guard”. It feels like people are just trying to make him into that but the fact that CCU didn’t play him on the ball last year feels kind of telling. The c combine backed that up for me, even though he played on the ball. He plays to score first and not distribute. He’s a productive player but I think we just have to look at him more like a combo guard.

    I just don’t completely see a guy who is going to rack up 100+ ball screen assists next year as we’ve seen from X and Mike.

    I don’t think that means Michigan has to change what it does really, and I do think he’ll still try to fill that role, it just isn’t completely natural. I think there’s an opportunity for other guys (Frankie, Kobe, even Zeb) if they can prove that they can be that pass-first playmaker.

    What’s that all mean? I’m not completely sure, to be honest. I think the Juwan/Eisley coaching duo is really good offensively and has really gotten the most out of perimeter players so I’m pretty confident there, I just think the transition might be a little rockier this year – and have more competition (there was no one taking the job from Mike).

    One thing to think about is that Michigan doesn’t have obvious guys to replace both of Franz/Isaiah’s usage IMO. Houstan is that guy to replace Isaiah but if you have Moussa or Johns at the four and Eli at the two, then maybe you do try to get more scoring from DeVante’ at the one as that No. 3.

    This was my longest answer but probably my least clear answer of the day. :man_shrugging:

  3. beanman

    Dylan forgot to change to his burner! :rofl:

  4. umhoops

    I like Trimble’s game and he’s a fun prospect but the Trimble hype is out way over the skis. It can be really hard for combo guards with tools to turn into great PGs (see DJ Carton) at the college level. People are talking about Trimble like he was some kind of program changing recruit. He might end up a pro but I think people need to take a step back there.

    As far as big misses… Devin Booker and Luke Kennard are the two easy ones. Two guys that U-M would have had a really good chance at based on early recruiting but they blew up too fast and got blue blood offers.

    Christopher was a bigger shock loss than many of those other ones you listed. For example, landing Dickinson worked out way better for U-M than landing Kessler.

  5. aherm

    Michigan didn’t lose out on Christopher, Christopher lost out on playing for Howard.

    (Yes, I’m still just a little bitter.)

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