Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball Team of the Last Decade

Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball Team of the Last Decade
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It’s been more than 30 years since the Michigan Wolverines won it all in men’s basketball, but UM has seen its fair share of success in the interim. The Wolverines reached the national championship game in 2018 and the Elite Eight in 2014 and 2021.

With Juwan Howard gone and former Florida Atlantic head coach Dusty May taking over in Ann Arbor, many fans and folks who enjoy Michigan sports betting are looking forward to a future on the court that lives up to the billing that former head coaches like Steve Fisher and John Beilein built in past years.

May takes over at Michigan after going 126-69 (.646) at FAU. He reached the Final Four in 2023 and made the field again in 2024. May now takes over in Ann Arbor on the heels of a disastrous 8-24 season that got Howard axed.

BetMichigan.com – your source for online Michigan casinos – decided to put together a team of the Wolverines’ best players of the last decade.

Utilizing  Sports-Reference.com, we scoured data from the 2014-15 to 2023-24 seasons. The players included had to have played for the Wolverines during this period and it is based on combination of Player Efficiency Rankings (PER) and Win Shares (WS) during those years with the team.

Michigan Men’s Basketball Team of Last Decade

PositionPlayerYears With Team During DecadeCombined PER & WS
GuardDerrick Walton2014-1731.3
GuardCaris LeVert2014-1629.6
ForwardIsaiah Livers2017-202129.0
ForwardMoritz Wagner2015-201834.0
CenterHunter Dickinson2020-2343.3

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Who Makes Michigan’s All-Decade Team?

The best player of late at Michigan when broken down by a player’s combined PER + WS total was center Hunter Dickinson, who managed to accumulate a total of 43.3 between 2020 and 2023. He beat out forward Moritz Wagner (34.0 PER + WS between 2015 and 2018) for the top spot in Ann Arbor. Dickinson played this past season at Kansas.

Throw in guards Derrick Walton Jr. (31.3 PER + WS between 2014 and 2017) and Caris LeVert (29.6 PER + WS between 2014 and 2016) and forward Isaiah Livers (29.0 PER + WS between 2015 and 2018) and you have the full five-man roster for the Wolverines between 2014 and 2024.

Walton (the 2017 Big Ten Tournament MVP), Livers (2021 All-Big Ten), Wagner (2018 Big Ten Tournament MVP) and Dickinson (three-time All-Big Ten) all were recognized by the Wolverines’ home conference during their respective careers, speaking to the high bar that it took to make the UM All-Decade team.

Now, it’s up to May and the next generation of Wolverines to get UM back to the Final Four for the first time in seven years when the Big Dance rolls into San Antonio next April.

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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetMichigan.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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