Will Tschetter committed to Michigan with one goal in mind: He wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament every year.
That goal is, of course, no longer possible. The Wolverines endured a calamitous campaign this past season, missing the NCAA Tournament and posting an 18-16 record.
“Not making it this year, my first year playing, really, really hurts,” Tschetter said Tuesday on the ‘Defend the Block’ podcast. “Program-wide, you see that dudes are super frustrated. A lot of guys took a look in the mirror and said, ‘What can I do better? How can I make the team better?’ We’ve had those conversations from one-on-ones to team group chat settings. What can we do to really turn this ship around and make it into a super successful season next year?
Tschetter is among those who looked into the mirror. After redshirting two years ago, he appeared in 27 games and averaged 2.3 points per game last season. At times, he emerged as a spark plug off the bench, galvanizing the Wolverines with his hustle and energy. At other instances, he struggled at the power forward spot, a liability on both ends of the floor.
After the season ended, Tschetter allowed himself a week-long break to decompress. Then it was right back to work.
What does he want to improve?
“There’s a list,” Tschetter said, with a chuckle.
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