So that leads to one big question heading into Friday’s match against the Hawkeyes: are the Wolverines happy with letting Garza drop 40-plus points on Michigan with relative ease, or is it time to lock down the post and one of the nation’s most prolific scorers?
I’ll preface this by saying: I hate writing about recruiting. I hate the speculatory, veiled insinuations. I hate the underlying transactional tomfoolery that is so abundant it’s best left unsaid. Grown adults begging (and paying) teenagers to come play for them.
In a back-and-forth slugfest characterized by sloppy basketball, a tense second half and two thrilling overtime periods, the Michigan men’s basketball team clung onto the narrowest of leads to steal away a win from Purdue in double overtime, 84-78.
With junior forward Isaiah Livers and his 13.6 points per game now sidelined indefinitely, the Wolverines are at a crossroads. senior guard Zavier Simpson will always be at the offense’s helm, but the team’s best output comes when he’s orchestrating the scoring, not creating it. While he may be the team’s third-leading scorer, making up for Livers’ lost production needs to fall on Brooks, freshman wing Franz Wagner and sophomore guard David DeJulius.