Three months after Michigan’s season ended in San Antonio, its roster for next season is finally set. The Wolverines lost six players from their 2021-22 roster and rotation, including four starters, but Juwan Howard has somehow managed to fill out all 13 allotted scholarships. There were ups and downs and surprise twists along the way — including Michigan’s All-American calling another high-major head coach a coward — but after all of the drama, Juwan Howard has 13 scholarship players on the roster.
Fixtures of last year’s team like DeVante’ Jones, Eli Brooks, Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate have all moved on, and most of the players who will replace their production either haven’t played for Michigan or haven’t played college basketball. Of course, Hunter Dickinson has played college basketball and will be a Preseason All-American, adding another layer of complexity to a season that would feel like a “rebuilding year” under almost any circumstance.
Now that the roster is set, here are some in-depth thoughts on Juwan Howard’s team, program and most recent signings.