Men's Basketball

Going into his second season, Michigan coach Juwan Howard and his team are poised for a competitive season.

It’s been a month since official practices began for the Michigan men’s basketball team, and the Wolverines are starting to gel as a team.

Chaundee Brown finally has an opportunity to win after being granted immediate eligibility at Michigan.

As he embarks on his senior season, and his first in Ann Arbor, Brown is an accomplished college player. He is both battle-tested, having been a three-year starter in the notoriously difficult ACC, and dependable.

Chaundee Brown was granted immediate eligibility on Friday night.

Senior guard Chaundee Brown has been granted an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn.

Now a senior, Eli Brooks will help fill the void left at point guard by Zavier Simpson's graduation.

On his first day as coach of the Michigan men’s basketball team, Juwan Howard asked Eli Brooks whether he would prefer to play point guard or shooting guard. 


In addition to adjusting to their new lives off the court, freshmen have to adapt to the speed and physicality of the college game, learn new schemes and take on completely different roles. For most incoming freshmen, in no area is this leap more considerable than on defense — especially at the high-major level.

Following the graduation of Zavier Simpson, Michigan will look to Eli Brooks, Mike Smith and Zeb Jackson to step up as viable point guards.

Simpson’s on-court impact can’t be replicated by one player. Michigan will look to a platoon at the point guard spot, with three players — senior Eli Brooks, graduate transfer Mike Smith and freshman Zeb Jackson — vying for playing time.

Franz Wagner is back at Michigan after an impressive freshman year.

For Franz, the future can wait. He takes a pragmatic approach to life, a mindset most 19-year-olds lack.

After finally getting the 'okay' to start practice, head coach Juwan Howard says his Wolverines are chopping at the bit.

After an unorthodox offseason inundated with Zoom calls, the Michigan men’s basketball team is at last ready to get back to practice. 

Michigan men's basketball has a diverse roster of characters you need to know.

When I stepped onto campus for my freshman year, I could sum up my knowledge of Michigan basketball in one sentence: “Jordan Poole hit that shot against Houston in March Madness.”

After a winding road, former Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich is now in the head coaching role he's always prepared for.

Being a Division I head coach seemed like a pipe dream, but so had being an assistant coach at that level. It was impossible to know where exactly his journey would lead him next. If Yaklich ever became a head coach, he wanted to be ready.