Michigan Basketball: 3 things we learned against UNLV

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3. Moussa Diabate is very good at basketball

I’ve been saying this from the jump, even before Moussa stepped a foot on campus, he’s been an absolute stud in the making. Moussa tore it up in Vegas last night recording 14 points, 7 boards, and 2 blocks in just 21 minutes. Shooting an impressive 6/7 from the field on top of that.

Statistics can’t show how dominant of a defender he is though. His huge wingspan and stature take up so much of the paint and essentially the whole paint when he’s in there. It’s impossible to even beat him off the dribble because he’s just such an athlete.

Not to mention, everyone in Vegas is praising Moussa for hitting those 2 clutch free throw’s at the end of the game so Michigan would cover the spread. Obviously not important but a funny thing to talk about.

The future is bright for Moussa in Ann Arbor. He’s shown he deserves more minutes and I believe that Juwan is going to reward those minutes to Moussa.


I pray that Moussa stays an extra year because when it’s all said and done, I think there is a real possibility that he’s a one-and-done and heads to the NBA.

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