The Wolverine

April 2020

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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THE BIG PICTURE SUPER SENIORS It's hard to find two teammates more opposite than 6-0 point guard Zavier Simpson (left) and 7-1 center Jon Teske. But together they have become the winningest players in Michigan basketball history (108 ca- reer victories, despite no postseason in 2019-20) and helped successfully transition the team from head coach John Beilein to current leader Juwan Howard. Both players were honored on Se- nior Night March 5, before an 82-58 win against Nebraska in the regular- season home finale. Simpson, a 2019-20 second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, played in more games than any other Wolverine in history (146) and ranked third in the nation (first among Power Five conference players) with an average of 7.9 assists per game. Meanwhile, Teske played in 129 games and did not miss a game in the last three years (a streak of 109 straight). He is the 29th Wolverine to reach 600 career rebounds and ranks fifth all time with 165 blocks, and went from averaging 0.3 points per game as a freshman to 11.6 this year. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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