In an article ranking the top five offenses for the upcoming season, ESPN ranked the Wolverines No. 3. How is this possible with Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. no longer being on the team?
The answer is quite simple. Michigan will still have Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas (among others). Both Stauskas and Robinson III averaged 11 points per game last season. McGary only put up 7.5 points per game, but he was in beast mode during the NCAA tournament. He averaged 14.3 points per game in the dance.
All three of those players will have huge roles in the 2013-14 season. All three will likely put up 10 or more points per game as well and should provide a balanced scoring attack for the Wolverines.
It would be nice if Spike Albrecht could perform like he did in the first half of the national championship game, but he will need to be more of a distributor than anything. However, Derrick Walton will be good enough to take over as the starting field general.
Whether the case, this team is stacked and they could be ranked in the top 10 all season long. The Wolverines will have a change of identity, but that is okay. They still have a bunch of talent and they very well could have one of the best offenses in college hoops.