College basketball practices tipped off across the country this week, and Michigan’s 2021-22 season officially begins today. There’s a feeling of continuity in Ann Arbor as Juwan Howard enters his third season, but seven of Michigan’s 14 scholarship players this season are newcomers. The Wolverines only return two starters from last year’s rotation and have plenty of preseason work to get ready for the year.
There’s arguably more potential on this year’s roster with the nation’s No. 2 ranked recruiting class, but there are also a lot more questions about how everything fits together. The first game of the season is just six weeks away, and there’s still a lot that we don’t know about this group.
Here are eight burning questions facing the Wolverines before the 2021-22 campaign gets underway.