Based on the heavy pick n’ roll offense Juwan Howard ran this past season, it is not surprising the focal points of the offense finished among the most efficient players in the country in that style of play.
Here is a final look at the most productive individual roll men in NCAA Division I Men's college basketball. pic.twitter.com/KI2c6TrfYa— Synergy Basketball (@SynergySST) March 21, 2020
Synergy Basketball has Jon Teske as the fourth most productive scorer as a big man off the pick n’ roll in the 2020 season, with 4.1 points off the roll.
The man who dished him the ball, Zavier Simpson, was one of the best passers off the pick n’ roll this season.
Here is a final look at the most productive pick and roll passers in NCAA Division I Men's college basketball. pic.twitter.com/yzTQcn7OxR— Synergy Basketball (@SynergySST) March 20, 2020
Simpson was responsible for 13.7 points per game this season when coming off the pick n’ roll, the most in the nation. Almost a quarter of those points came from Teske and the rest were split among the rest of the team. That tandem is surely to be missed going forward as they will both move on from the Michigan program.
Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting former Michigan and Texas assistant coach Luke Yaklich is headed to coach the University of Illinois at Chicago, a member of the Horizon League.
UIC is expected to hire Texas assistant Luke Yaklich, source told @Stadium. Yaklich was previously an assistant at Michigan under John Beilein.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 23, 2020
The Flames finished fourth in the standings last season and were 16-16 last season.
Yaklich was a highly praised assistant under John Beilein from 2017-2019 and left for Texas when John Beilein took the call to coach the Cavaliers in the NBA.
Michigan listed in Top-13 of 4-star DE Landyn Watson
•Jeremiah 29:11• Thank You..Top 13.. LandOfWatson..— Landyn Watson (@landynwatson) March 23, 2020
(No Specific Order..) pic.twitter.com/TGUgG3OCW2
Watson is a four-star in the class of 2021, according to 247Sports, and is ranked in the top 300 recruits in the country. Penn State is the only other team in the Big Ten to make the cut on the Hutto, Texas native.
Other Michigan Brews:
- It appears Wolverines in the NBA are not the only ones watching their leagues shut down due to the coronavirus. James Hawkins from the Detroit News is reporting Stu Douglass is in lockdown in Israel and Jordan Morgan is stuck inside in Turkey as they await to play basketball again.
- Not many people have gone through what is going on right now in the world of sports, but Michigan Swim and Dive head coach Mike Bottom is one of the few who can use his experience with this issue to teach:
Coach @MikeBottom talks about his unique memories of an incomplete season.— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) March 23, 2020
He was on the 1980 @TeamUSA team that boycotted the Moscow Games.
He understands sacrifice and empathizes with our student-athletes; he knows his team is giving up something for the greater good. pic.twitter.com/pKoFGoy06w
- It appears the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be postponed after a statement from veteran IOC member (with a legendary name) Dick Pound told the USA Today that the games will likely be moved to 2021.
- To the chagrin of many fans, the Rams released this crap-tastic new logo
- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu from the XFL’s St. Louis Battlehawks. Ta’amu is the second player from the XFL to sign with an NFL squad, and was the man who took over at Ole Miss when Shea Patterson transferred to Michigan.
- The Patriots released kicker Stephen Gostkowski after his 14-year run with the team.