2. The rotation is still gonna be a work in progress
Without Jaelin Llewellyn available, Nimari Burnett spelled Dug McDaniel to give him his much-needed rest at this point. Both started, with freshman George Washington providing some minutes too. Llewellyn is “close” according to assistant coach Phil Martelli. When he returns the guard depth will be at full strength.
Jace Howard is also out. His presence isn’t as big of a deal as Llewellyn’s is. Michigan has the bodies to replace him, as long as they stay healthy. Right now they can go about seven deep with Tray Jackson and Will Tschetter off the bench. Despite being a first-year guy, Washington will be forced to play until Llewellyn is fully recovered.
Tschetter is most likely going to be Taris Reed’s primary sub. Nkamhoua can cover if needed, but that’s where they will miss another newbie like Lee Aaliya or transfer Hunter Dickinson. They’ll have to play with a smaller lineup and see if it works for them or not. They will see all-American Zach Edey twice this season.