Michigan Basketball: 3 predictions for Wolverines against Minnesota

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Good Brandon shows up again

Brandon Johns had really struggled so far in the 2021-22 season until Moussa Diabate had to miss the game against Nebraska.

Johns got to start and it was like night and day. The former Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan hit his first 3-pointer and wound up scoring 20 points in 21 minutes.

The thing is that Johns has always had that kind of ability. He’s just never been able to harness it consistently. He’s long, skilled, and can shoot the ball. Plus, he’s a pretty solid defender and rebounder when he wants to be and when he’s focused.

Hopefully, his performance against Nebraska is a sign of things to come, because even if he doesn’t start, the Wolverines are going to need quality minutes from him and if he can make perimeter shots with any consistency, he will have a key role to play.

Diabate is questionable for the game against Minnesota, which makes me think that Johns will start. And for the second straight game, we’ll see the good Brandon Johns, on both ends.

As far as what that means? I’m going to say he hits double figures for the second straight game and makes at least one triple.