Men's Basketball

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.


The soon-to-be junior forward led Germany with 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as Germany finished seventh in the tournament.

Former Michigan guard Andrew Dakich will transfer to Ohio State.

Dakich, who appeared in 49 games with the Wolverines, will have one season of eligibility remaining for the Buckeyes.

Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein.

The 13-game slate is highlighted by a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and games against North Carolina and UCLA.

Former Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. has made a positive impression in Summer League play with the Orlando Magic.

Over the course of the Orlando Summer League, which began July 1 and ends July 6, Walton has averaged 10 points and 3.5 assists in 20.8 minutes per game, while shooting 50 percent from behind the arc and 46.8 percent overall.


Donlon, the former head coach at Wright State, spent one year with the Wolverines as an assistant coach.

D.J. Wilson was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of Thursday night's NBA Draft.

Wilson became Michigan's sixth first round pick since 2013, while Walton and Irvin will play in the Summer League with the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, respectively.

The two big men formed a formidable tandem last season, as Wagner emerged as a potent offensive threat and Wilson as a powerful defensive force.

Sophmore forward Moritz Wagner and redshirt forward DJ Wilson both elevated their NBA Draft stock in the NCAA Tournament.

The process Wilson and Wagner will be going through the next couple months is just as new to Beilein as it is to his two players.