Michigan Basketball: 3 things we learned in loss to Minnesota

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3. Point guard play was taken for granted these past few years

Michigan basketball seems to have a common problem this season — point guard play. The Wolverines in past years have had amazing point guards that were recognized nationally for their poise and craftiness.

However, this season it seems like Devante Jones just simply is not that guy.

Jones is someone we’ve covered a lot, we’ve given him plenty of chances, come to quick conclusions, and given him the benefit of the doubt. While at times he looks like a first-round pick, the majority of the time he’s hesitant on the court and unable to create separation.

Zavier Simpson and Mike Smith are going to go very underappreciated in the long history of great Wolverines. Both had what Devante seems to lack and that’s the “it” factor.

Make something out of nothing and don’t look back because that’s who they were.

If you’re Juwan Howard, you’ve seen hours and hours of practices, films, etc. on them so clearly he knows Devante is capable of something. If he wasn’t sure, he’d pull him already.

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That being said, I still will put all my faith into Devante, we know how good he can be, but will he live up to the potential?