Michigan Basketball: Takeaways and grades from win at Nebraska

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Player grades

Here are individual grades for each player who played a significant role in the game.

  • Hunter Dickinson — A+: He didn’t lead the team in scoring but he set the tone. His defense was outstanding, as was his passing. He’s back to being dominant.
  • Brandon Johns — A+: If Brandon scores 20 points, Michigan isn’t going to lose very often. His first 3-pointer was a good sign and it would be great if he could build on this.
  • Terrance Williams — A+: Williams was a force. He made all of his 3-point attempts but was also 6-of-9 on 2’s as he scored 22, grabbed five boards, and had three assists.
  • DeVante Jones — A: Jones might be a Big Ten point guard yet. He led all starters with a 1.53 offensive rating and had the best defensive rating too. Also zero turnovers.
  • Caleb Houstan — A-: Houstan made 4-of-7 from beyond the arc but is exuding confidence. He’s hunting his shot again. His defense was better and he had two steals, but also turned it over three times. That needs to be cleaned up.
  • Eli Brooks — B: Brooks was steady on defense but made just 3-of-10 on the offensive end. He needs to shoot better than 2-of-8 from deep but didn’t have a turnover either.
  • Frankie Collins — B: Collins played 15 minutes and didn’t have a turnover. He notched three assists and continued to play fundamentally sound defense.
  • Zeb Jackson — C+: Jackson is still getting himself back in playing shape, but it was good to see him knock down a 3-pointer. He scored five but had two turnovers in 15 minutes.
  • Kobe Bufkin — C: Bufkin scored five points in 10 minutes. He grabbed five boards and had some nice takes. The talent is there. Just needs more seasoning.

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