Anthony Broome and Daniel Dash discuss Hunter Dickinson’s official return to Michigan after removing his name from the 2021 NBA Draft process. We discuss what it means for him personally and the feedback he received, as well as how his return to the program affects the outlook for the upcoming season. It feels like Michigan is one of the best teams in college basketball heading into the 2021-22 campaign and the fan excitement is at an all-time July high.
From our reaction article earlier:
Much of the feedback from NBA scouts likely dealt with the need to expand his game as opposed to just being a bully in the post. Dickinson has to improve the use of his right hand and increase his offense from further away from the basket. Unlocking that aspect of his game will go a long way in heightening his draft stock.
We have already seen a bit of a transformation in his physique since the season ended and the work there will continue leading up to the season. The Wolverines might be too talented and too deep for him to be a true centerpiece next year. But he is going to have every opportunity to prove he is the straw that stirs the drink.
Will Dickinson ever be a first-round prospect? Given the positionless, super-athletic nature of today’s NBA, probably not. He has a chance to prove himself as a draftable player with another big season in Ann Arbor, which is all but certain to be his last given his age and pro aspirations.
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