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Who's currently on Michigan basketball's roster? (April 13 update)

Anthony Broomeby:Anthony Broome04/13/24


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The Michigan Wolverines are in the midst of a roster rebuild under head coach Dusty May, who has plenty of spots to fill for his first team in Ann Arbor. He has been tirelessly working to assemble a staff and a roster, but there are some holdovers still left inside the program.

As of April 13, there are five scholarships accounted for in 2024-25, meaning at least eight new faces could join the roster for next season. There are a few players with fifth-year decisions to make in guard Nimari Burnett and forward Jace Howard that could account for another pair if they decide to move on.

Here is a look at who is still around for May as he builds out the Michigan roster.

1G/F Jace HowardF Will TschetterG George Washington IIIG Durral Brooks
2G Nimari BurnettG George Washington IIIG Durral Brooks
3F Will TschetterG Durral Brooks
4G George Washington III
5G Durral Brooks


Graduate Nimari Burnett
Burnett was solid for Michigan last year after transferring in from Alabama, starting all 32 games and averaged 9.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 39.9% from the floor in 31.3 minutes per game. A lot was asked of him on a team without a ton veteran leadership and a lack of experience at guard. Depending on his return and who else winds up on this roster next season, he might be relegated to a lesser role. But any spot accounted for is helpful and good news right now.

Sophomore George Washington III
After a few weeks in the transfer portal, GW3 announced this week he would return to Michigan and play under May. He did not play a ton last season, averaging 1.2 points in 6.6 minutes per contest in 22 games. But he is a former top-150 prospect that could fit well in May’s system, where they want to push the basketball and shoot a lot of threes. Washington could be part of a multi-year foundation as opposed to a stop-gap, which is a big positive.

Freshman Durral Brooks
The 2024 signee never wavered in his commitment to Michigan after the coaching change. He is a three-star recruit and the No. 200 player in the country, per the On3 Industry Ranking. Brooks led Grand Rapids Catholic Central this season with 27.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.


Graduate Jace Howard
The son of former head coach Juwan Howard and two-time team captain was at May’s introductory press conference, and little has been said about what his next step might be despite one remaining season of eligibility. He played 10 games this year, averaging 2.6 points in 12.7 minutes per game.

Senior Will Tschetter
Tschetter took a step forward as a solid rotational piece this year, playing 31 games with six starts. He averaged 6.8 points per game along with 2.4 rebounds and shot 58.2% from the floor (51.9% from three). He has two seasons of eligibility remaining after a redshirt year in 2021-22.



May weighs in on Michigan’s expectations

Despite the roster uncertainly, May said upon his arrival at Michigan that he wants to field a competitive team next season in Ann Arbor.

“Year one is important for putting a product on the floor that people want to be a part of and that means a lot of things,” May said. “How the players interact with each other, the connection between them, the connection between them and the students in the fan base. I do feel that we need to put a good team on the court from day one in year one and then continue to build. Therefore, we’ll find some high school players and will sign some portal players. But also have some continuity it’s not a roster overhaul every year.

“There won’t be a point when we just throw in the towel and say, we’re not going to be competitive this year because it’s year one. We want to win and we want to be able to sell that going forward, what we were able to do in year one.”

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