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Addition Of Transfer DeVante’ Jones Moves Michigan Up In Early Rankings

Michigan Wolverines basketball been given quite positive news this week when Coastal Carolina transfer DeVante’ Jones educated the staff members that he would be signing up for the Maize and Blue for next year. He made his choice public Saturday afternoon. His identify has been entered into the NBA Draft, and he will proceed to examine that possibility possible right until the deadline to withdraw (May 30).

The faculty basketball world took detect of Jones’ choice Saturday, which include CBS Sporting activities analyst Jon Rothstein, who also writes for School Hoops Nowadays. Rothstein moved Michigan up from No. ten to No. seven in his early 2021-22 preseason rankings proper immediately after Jones went public with his preference.

UCLA (one), Villanova (2), Gonzaga (3), Ohio Condition (four), Purdue (5) and Baylor (six) are the only teams Rothstein rated forward of the Wolverines.

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Michigan Wolverines basketball head mentor Juwan Howard took his workforce to the Elite Eight in 12 months two. (AP Illustrations or photos)

Jones, who averaged 19.3 details, seven.2 rebounds, 2.nine helps and 2.eight steals for every video game previous year, is the reigning Sunlight Belt Player of the Yr. He shot forty eight.seven p.c from the field and 36.eight p.c from beyond the 3-stage arc.

As a redshirt junior previous year, Jones mainly played taking pictures guard for the Chanticleers. That would not be his role for the Wolverines, with whom he’s the favorite to be the starting stage guard, next to senior guard Eli Brooks — who made the decision to use his more 12 months of eligibility — in the backcourt.

In actuality, that’s exactly what Rothstein has as Michigan’s starting stage and taking pictures guards. He tasks sophomore wing Franz Wagner to go professional, as is envisioned, with incoming freshman Caleb Houstan then remaining the starting little ahead, signing up for junior Brandon Johns and freshman Hunter Dickinson in the entrance court docket.

Jones showed that he can run the stage, contrary to what previous season’s movie and stats exhibit. In 2019-20, he played the bulk of the minutes at stage guard, and showed that he can excel in a move-very first role, averaging 5.seven helps for every video game and putting up the 36th-greatest guide price in the place (33.four), in accordance to Kenpom.

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Michigan Basketball Projected Roster Composition

Issue Guard

Starter: DeVante’ Jones

Backups: Freshman Frankie Collins, freshman Zeb Jackson

Taking pictures Guard

Starter: Eli Brooks

Backups: Jackson, freshman Kobe Bufkin

Compact Ahead

Starter: Caleb Houstan

Backups: Freshman Isaiah Barnes, freshman Terrance Williams

Electricity Ahead

Starter: Brandon Johns

Backups: Freshman Moussa Diabate, Williams, freshman Will Tschetter


Starter: Hunter Dickinson

Backups: Diabate, Johns, Williams

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