Michigan Wolverines news: Juwan Howard laments Terrence Shannon, 'You're welcome'

Michigan basketball head coach Juwan Howard said "You're welcome" to Ilinois in reference to Terrance Shannon, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Feb 10, 2024; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard during a timeout
Feb 10, 2024; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard during a timeout / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

It was another rough night for the Michigan basketball team on Tuesday night, suffering a lopsided loss at the hands of 14th-ranked Illinois.

Michigan basketball did well to keep the game competitive for the first 15 minutes, but then things fell apart. It got ugly in the second half and the Fighting Illini didn't even play some of their best players such as Terrance Shannon over the last nine minutes.

Shannon has been spectacular for Illinois this season and as fans of the Michigan Wolverines will remember, he was once committed to U-M, at least behind the scenes, but he wasn't accepted by admissions which is why he eventually wound up at Illinois.

Juwan Howard was asked about Terrence Shannon in the post-game press conference and said, “I’m very familiar with Terrence Shannon. You’re welcome,” Howard said via The Wolverine. “You’re welcome. Terrence Shannon is a guy who I recruited who committed to the University of Michigan, as you all are very aware of. And you’re welcome. He’s played extremely well since he’s been here.”

You can see why the Michigan Wolverines head coach is bitter. Caleb Love also wasn't able to get into the University of Michigan and if Michigan basketball had Love this season plus Shannon the past two years, it could have been a different story.

Yet, those comments only make it feel more likely that Juwan is coaching his final season for the Michigan Wolverines, as much as it pains me to write that.

Michigan football could set NFL draft record

Jim Harbaugh predicted that the Michigan Wolverines would break Georgia's NFL draft record of 15 players selected and on Tuesday, his prediction looked pretty good after 18 Wolverines received invites to the NFL combine.

That doesn't guarantee that they will get drafted. But it's a good sign that Michigan football will have 15 players picked and all 18 invited will at least get signed as a rookie free agent.


It remains to be seen where J.J. McCarthy goes. Harbaugh predicted he would be the No. 1 pick. While I don't think that will happen, there isn't another QB in this draft I'd rather have.