Men's Basketball

Michigan coach John Beilein’s team has to compete in a conference with four teams in the AP Top 25 poll.

The Wolverines are only one of many involved in the conference quagmire. The Daily breaks down the best of the Michigan’s competition this season:

Freshman guard Eli Brooks might be part of the second unit, but his shooting stroke should land him playing time.

Where will the bench scoring come from? The Michigan coaching staff believes Brooks can be an answer to that question.

Junior forward Charles Matthews could be a valuable asset in replacing Michigan's rebound production from last year.

One area of concern that has gotten little attention is the lack of proven rebounding ability Michigan returns this year.

Junior guard Charles Matthews looks to pass the ball to help Michigan defeat Grand Valley 82-50 in an exhibition game on Friday.

For most players on the court, the exhibition game was nothing more than a tune-up. But for Charles Matthews it was a major hurdle in his already topsy-turvy career, a chance he has been waiting for for nearly two years.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman looks to beat an opponent to help Michigan defeat Grand Valley 82-50 in an exhibition game on Friday.

Glimpses of last season’s Michigan team came to light early on in Friday’s 82-50 exhibition win over Grand Valley State.

Fifth-year senior Duncan Robinson has made strides on the defensive end leading up to Michigan's 2017 season.

This summer, Duncan Robinson made cardiovascular training a priority, mixing shooting and sprints into his workouts in hopes that it would improve his defense.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson has been praised for his improved confidence heading into the 2017 season.

It was supposed to be simple for Zavier Simpson. Instead he has had to walk a winding path to a potential starting role at point guard.

Junior guard Charles Matthews will be one of eight new faces on the court this year for Michigan.

Wednesday, Michigan coach John Beilein started the team’s media day by outlining the problems presented by a young team.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson is amid a fierce battle for Michigan's starting assignment at point guard.

Michigan coach John Beilein addressed his point guard competition, the impact of veterans and the Michigan State rivalry at Big Ten Media Day.

Michigan coach John Beilein cited Charles Matthews as one player that could significantly improve Michigan's defense.

Michigan's defense might not be the country’s best, but the Wolverines won’t need it to be. For Beilein and Michigan, good might as well be great.