Michigan Basketball: 3 Takeaways, grades from win over Tarleton State

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Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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  • Moussa Diabate — A: Diabate saved this team. His presence was huge on both ends of the floor and it might have been a loss without his playing down the stretch.
  • Frankie Collins — A: Collins didn’t look like a freshman. He made the right reads and controlled the game while getting to the hoop. He needs more minutes.
  • Caleb Houstan — B: Houstan made three long shots, although his foot was on the line for one. He scored14 points and grabbed 10 boards. Hopefully, this will boost his confidence.
  • Hunter Dickinson — C: Dickinson had only six shots which wasn’t entirely his fault. But he scored nine points, had four blocks, and grabbed 10 boards. I was disappointed with his body language and he hasn’t stepped up as the leader we expected.
  • Terrance Willaims — C: Williams only played 13 minutes and didn’t make any major errors. He also didn’t make a major impact. But he gets extra credit for no turnovers.
  • Eli Brooks — C-: Brooks is shooting the ball too much but it’s just the nature of his role. He was 4-of-12 and turned it over five times. Still, his defense is about the only thing Michigan basketball can rely on night in and night out.
  • Brandon Johns — D-: Johns just isn’t playing with confidence. He had the worst defensive rating of any starter and had three turnovers in just 15 minutes. He should be better.
  • DeVante Jones — F: Jones got two fouls by the first TV timeout and he turned it over five times without scoring a point.

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