The Michigan Wolverines are losing two very important players in the backcourt, which included the national Player of the Year, but they will still compete for a national championship in the 2013-14 college basketball season. A big reason for that is because of the return of Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III.
During the regular season, Robinson III averaged 11 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while McGary put up 7.5 points and 6.3 boards per game. However, we all know that McGary is capable of much better or that is at least what the 2013 NCAA Tournament would imply.
In the Big Dance, McGary averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. That included two performances where he went off for 20+ points.
Both players are getting a lot of hype for the upcoming season and both could be two of the best players in the Big Ten. However, Michigan will have other talented players as well, which is bad news for the conference and the rest of college hoops as well.
You can expect both to have bigger roles in the upcoming season and both will come up huge on the boards and in the scoring department.
So although the backcourt may be losing a lot, the frontcourt for the Wolverines is looking as good as ever. Not to mention, the replacements at the shooting guard and point guard positions are not looking too shabby either.
McGary was huge in this past season’s dance and people can expect him to be in that form all season long. However, Robinson III will be just as important to the team. Whether the case, the Wolverines will be good enough to make a second straight national championship game.