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October 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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OCTOBER 2022 THE WOLVERINE 45   MICHIGAN BASKETBALL Wolverines made only 17 of their 37 free throw attempts (45.9 percent), however, an area of concern. Michigan turned it over only 8 times in taking better care of the ball and fin- ished with 19 offensive rebounds and 13 second-chance points. Llewellyn led the scoring against Olympiacos with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting and 1-of-3 from long range, adding 7 made free throws on 8 attempts. He also had 3 assists. Howard notched 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 triples, Barnes added 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (2-of-3 from beyond the arc), and McDaniel 10 points in 14 minutes. Dickinson added 9 points and 10 re- bounds in 23 minutes, connecting on 4 of 9 shots, adding 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. Williams was solid with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 20 min- utes. He shot an efficient 4-of-5 from the field. Bufkin struggled with his shot on the trip, but he found other ways to impact. He hit just 2 of his 9 attempts and missed all 3 of his 3-pointers, but he made his presence felt with 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist and 1 steal. Finally, sophomore forward Will Tschetter (9 points), McDaniel (7), and Barnes (7) led the scoring in the win over Mykonos. "After falling behind in the first quar- ter, U-M rallied in the second to earn a double-digit victory," re- ported. Overall, it proved to be a great experi- ence for Howard's fourth Michigan team. FRESHMEN MAKING AN EARLY IMPACT The Wolverines brought four fresh- men with them and had another — 6-foot-9 Lebanese forward Youssef Khayat — meet up with them on the trip to France and Greece. Michigan assistant Phil Martelli was impressed with all of them in one way or another. Wing Jett Howard, head coach Juwan Howard's son, has hit the ground run- ning in the early going. "He has a beautiful, beautiful jump shot. It looks great," Martelli said of the 6-foot-8 frosh. "It comes out of his hand clean. He has tremendous range. "He's a work in progress defensively, and what I like is that he recognizes that. He's not hiding. He's not a guy that will say, 'Yeah, I made three jumpers.' But yeah, you gave up three layups." Martelli believes the folks at Crisler Center will love him. Gregg Glenn, a 6-foot-7 forward, is a man looking for a position, but he has impressed with his want-to in the early going. "He's a highly competitive young guy," Martelli said. "He's still developing, which is a good thing, but is he a wing? Is he a forward? "I think the thing that jumps out is he has a competitive edge … He competes on possessions,and when the ball goes off the backboard. He has a competi- tive streak, and that showed in the three games in Europe." Khayat is still getting acclimated to the team and the United States, but he proved to be a great fit from the get-go, Martelli continued. "The thing to me was his fierceness. He came with this presence about him. This was a young kid playing against pros, no matter what the level," Martelli said. "He runs the floor extraordinarily well. He competes. "The first thing that jumps in your mind was [former Wolverine] Franz [Wagner]. But we've had to say to him, 'We don't want you to be Franz 2.0. He's coming here to be Youssef and be the very best he can be." He's a very fierce defender in practice, Martelli added. "He runs well. He has a pretty stroke," he said. "We're working through some nerves … but he's a beautiful, beautiful, young guy." Tarris Reed, a 6-foot-10 freshman for- ward, is an "old soul," Martelli continued. "Tarris plays like an old dude. He can really screen," he said. "He's a great help defender. He talks all the time. He catches the ball on rebounds … not everybody does. They fumble the ball and happen to get it. But he can catch, and his foot- work is terrific coming off the ball screen, which we run a lot of." Finally, 5-foot-11 point guard Dug Mc- Daniel is a work in progress, but he's going to be a good one. "Defense will be his M.O. for us. He scored the ball, but what I thought was really helpful for us was he got in the lane when he wanted to get in the lane," Mar- telli said. "He turned the ball over a little bit too much and was a little bit careless with the ball. But he has great speed and shot the ball better even in our practices … better than I had hoped for. "He is an entertaining dude, and a per- fect description of him is — he doesn't carry himself as a little guy in the game. He has a big heart. He's going to be a tempo changer for us all year long." ❏ Head coach Juwan Howard took the U-M team on an exhibition tour and educational experi- ence to France and Greece this past summer — 30 years after he and his Fab Five teammates had their own European trip. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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