Michigan Basketball: 5 things we learned against Wayne State

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Hunter Dickinson looks stronger, faster, and even more hungry

Michigan basketball fans better enjoy Dickinson’s last season this year because he looks like he has only gotten stronger and faster since the last time Michigan took the court.

Dickinson started out the game 0-for-3 but as the game went on. Michigan will really need Dickinson to either match last year or be even better (preferably) this season for the Wolverines to have the best shot at a title run this year.

Dickinson showed his ability to kick the ball out of the post when he was double-teamed (which was seemingly every time he got the ball in the post in the first-half) and even popped out for a 15-foot mid-range (although he missed it).

If there’s one thing all Michigan basketball fans want to see more of, it’s Dickinson hitting some open mid-range shots. If he can do that, it only further raises Michigan’s ceiling moving forward.

Dickinson single-handedly helped Michigan go on a huge run to end the first half to effectively put the game out of reach against Wayne State.

After he missed his first three shots, he spent the next four minutes scoring 12 points, as Michigan went on a huge 28-3 run, as Wayne State did not score again for over five minutes until there were 16 seconds left in the first half.

That Dickinson mini-run was great to see, as that showed that Michigan can still run their offense through Dickinson when needed.