Michigan Basketball: Analyzing Wolverines 2021 incoming recruiting class

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Juwan Howard Michigan Basketball (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Head coach Juwan Howard has done a fantastic job since taking over the Michigan Basketball program in 2019. UM went 23-5 and won the Big Ten regular-season title but the Wolverines saw five players turn pro. However, the Wolverines brought in a consensus top 5 recruiting class — ranking No. 2 in 247Sports rankings and No. 3 by Rivals — with two, 5-star and three, 4-star recruits.

Ian Burns

The 6-6 guard is a preferred walk-on who is a consistent 3-point shooter. Burns missed his senior season as a result of undergoing ankle surgery.

Don’t expect to see Burns get on the floor with the exception of some spot minutes.

Will Tschetter

Tschetter is a big-bodied forward who can score in the low-post as well as stretch the defense. He was ranked as a 3-star recruit, No. 127 (Rivals) and No. 139 (247 Sports). The 6-8 big man, who tallied over 2,400 points, averaged 30.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, and drained 45 3-pointers at a 41% clip for Stewartville High School last year.

Tschetter will be hard-pressed to see much time this season as he is slated to behind Hunter Dickinson, Brandon Johns, Terrence Williams, and Moussa Diabate in the frontcourt.

Isaiah Barnes

The 6-7 wing is an excellent ballhandler who likes to attack the rim. He is also a very good shooter with range.

A four-star recruit — rated No. 102 (Rivals) and No. 110 (247 Sports) –Barnes totaled 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists for Simeon Career Academy (Chicago, Ill.) last year.

Barnes is going to find it a challenge to get on the court this year as there are several more talented players ahead of him on the depth chart at both the 2 and 3.

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