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5. Michigan

Jan 10, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Caris LeVert (23) dunks in the first half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 Record: 16-16 (8-10)

Key Players: 

G Caris LeVert, Sr

Zak Irvin, Jr

G Derrick Walton Jr., Jr

G Spike Albrecht, Sr

Aubrey Dawkins, So


Michigan struggled last season because they simply could not keep their best players on the court. We have yet to see how good this team can actually be due to injuries.

The Wolverines finally appear to be healthy and that could mean good things to come for the program. This is a wing-heavy team, led by LeVert, Irvin, and Walton. If these three can stay healthy, Michigan will be in any game. If they can’t, it’ll be another long year for John Beilein.

Expect a bounce-back season from the Wolverines and for them to be in the mix for the Big Ten title. Once again, that depends on the health status of the team, but this team has the potential to do some special things this season.

Projected Record: 23-6 (13-5)