We asked for you to vote for your Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball All-Decade team on Tuesday and we have results to share! We had never set a cutoff date for the voting, but when I went in and checked the ballots, there were exactly 1,000 submissions, so that feels like a more than adequate sample size to put a team together.
Well, except for one matchup which will be explained shortly. Here are your results.
Trey Burke (96.4 percent of the vote)
This was an absolute no-brainer. Burke is the face of the John Beilein era at Michigan and won National Player of the Year honors. It is baffling that there were 3.6 percent of the people out there who did not have him on the ballot. Show yourselves and explain yourselves so we can rebuke you!
Nik Stauskas (57.9 percent of the vote)
Stauskas was another safe bet given how he grabbed the baton from Burke during the 2013-14 season and became the go-to player on Michigan’s roster. That he did not come out with a higher percentage is a little bit surprising, but the guards and wings section of the ballot is admittedly loaded.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (46.6 percent of the vote)
Hardaway was a critical part of Michigan’s success in the Beilein era and was an All-Big Ten selection for the 2012-13 season. The son of the five-time NBA All-Star etched his own legacy and was the 24th overall pick of the New York Knicks in 2013 and has had a solid NBA career since then.
Glenn Robinson III (34.5 percent of the vote)
As you’ll see below, this was as razor thin a margin as a 1,000-vote sample size could give you. As a result, Mitch McGary makes the list as the first man off the bench.
Moritz Wagner (87.9 percent of the vote)
This was another no-brainer, though it is even more concerning that 12.1 percent of the people would not include him at all. You guys are nuts. Wagner’s growth from freshman to junior year was massive and he set the tone for the 2018 team that went to the national title game. He is the face of the second wind of the John Beilein era.
Sixth man — Mitch McGary (34.4 percent of the vote)
Ugh. What could have been here. McGary’s impact was lightning in a bottle for Michigan and he had a hard time staying healthy in Ann Arbor. A back injury in September of his sophomore season held him back from unleashing himself in a breakout season in 2013-14, but still managed to be a first round pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder after entering the the NBA Draft. Still, his presence on the 2012-13 team in the tournament was memorable.
So there you have it. Do you have a case for any of the above players to be swapped out for anyone else? Sound off on the results and get the debate going in the comments bellow.