Looking ahead to the 2020-21 Michigan basketball season, here are predictions for the Wolverines five leading scorers.
Under first-year head coach, Juwan Howard, Michigan basketball had five players hold a double-digit scoring average. Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske were lost to graduation and their production will have to be replaced.
That’s not all the scoring they have to replace, either. Michigan basketball also lost Dejulius, Castelton, and Bajema to transfers.
Isaiah Livers has made the decision to come back for his senior season, keeping an experienced scorer in the fold for 2020.
Coach Howard was able to bring in two experienced transfers, Mike Smith and Chaundee Brown, that should step right in and contribute. Smith averaged 22.8 ppg last season with Columbia and Brown averaged 12.1 ppg for Wake Forest.
The freshman class has a lot of talent and they could be contributing early and often for the Wolverines in the fall. Hunter Dickinson sticks out as the player that can make an impact from day one.
The bottom line is, despite losing a lot of scoring from last season’s team, the 2020 Wolverines will still be able to fill it up.
With that in mind, let’s take a stab at identifying the top 5 scorers for the upcoming season.