I can't recall which contributor to the site usually posts the March Madness spreadsheet that predicts outcomes and includes key injury information, game locations, etc., but I've always found it to be very helpful.
Would love to see a version for this year's tournament as we all scramble to fill out our brackets.
ESPN's NBA Draft guru Chad Ford has released a ($ paywalled) Top 30 list of NBA Draft prospects in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan has a pair of players included. This is a little scary, but unless either plays there way into a surefire first rounder, there shouldn't be much reason for worry. Also, this list leaves out international players and anyone else not in the tournament (like Markelle Fultz).
25. D.J. Wilson
Draft projection: 30-50
Michigan Junior Forward
Wilson is an athletic forward who can both stretch the floor and protect the rim. He has a rare combination of explosiveness and skill. His inconsistency and soft play (despite his size he doesn't really like contact in the paint) concern NBA scouts.
He's on the first-round bubble, but a big NCAA tournament could change things for him. He was outstanding in the Big 10 tourney for Michigan with 26 points, eight boards and three blocks against Purdue and 17 points, six boards, three assists and two steals against Wisconsin to lead Michigan to the title.
26. Moritz Wagner
Draft projection: 30-50
Michigan Sophomore Forward
Wagner might be the biggest sleeper on this list. The native of Germany brings many of the things that Lauri Markkanen brings to the table and is just six months older, such as size, agility, a terrific 3-point stroke and a high basketball IQ. Like Markkannen, he isn't a great rebounder or shot blocker, but you don't find many players with his size and skill set in the draft.
This may have only played a small part in the championship run this weekend, but I wanted to give a shout out to all the Michigan fans who made it to any games, but specifically, the Championship game on Sunday. On TV, the Michigan crowd was very loud (along with the band who were also great). I think it definitely helped the team with the last little push. I also loved to hear the MVP chant at the end.
He was actually at both the Saturday and Sunday.
He's really made an effort to reconnect and re-build the bridge. He was at the road game at Maryland in 2015, the Purdue game last season at Crisler where he was in the locker room with the coaches and team and now he watched Michigan win the B1G Tournament 19 years after his team did it in 1998.
“In tournaments like this, conference tournaments, each game you need one guy that’s going to have an exceptional game to help you get a win,” he said, pointing out Michigan's various heroes this week. “Because it’s so much basketball in a short amount of time.”
To finish it off against Wisconsin, at the end of an emotional and exhausting week, Bullock understands how Sunday has to go.
“I think they need a full collective effort,” he said. “Because four days in a row is tough to play.”
This was him at Crisler last season.
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