The Wolverines might have a lot of talent, but there are still questions surrounding the team and its coaching staff.
Michigan’s top recruits are coming off of injuries and they’re likely to see some redshirt seasons as they transition from the NCAA to the NBA.
Here’s how to predict who might emerge as the next big name.
The Michigan Wolverines are set to enter the 2015-16 season with an all-time record of 11-2, but they’re also the most underachieving team in the nation.
That’s according to the Associated Press rankings, which take into account factors such as the school’s recruiting and development, and the number of scholarships available to its players.
Michigan is currently ranked No. 7, behind the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils, and will enter the season No. 12.
The Wolverines could see a huge boost in talent by signing the likes of DeAndre Liggins and Jamal Murray to long-term deals, which could give the program a much-needed boost in the recruiting process.
The Wolverins’ current recruiting class is led by senior guard DeAndre Leutner and junior forward Jalen Jones, who were ranked No, 18 and No, 22 respectively in the AP rankings.
Leutman, a 6-foot-9 point guard, is projected to be a consensus first-team All-American by 247Sports.
Michigan’s top two returning players are forward Brandon Trask and guard Marcus Lattimore, who both were ranked among the top 25 in the country in the 247Sports composite.
Trask, who is expected to graduate this spring, was ranked No of 10 in the USA Today Class of 2014.
He has already committed to Michigan.
Lattiff is rated No. 11 nationally by 247 Sports and is ranked as the No 1 player in the class.
The 6-7 forward is projected as a top-five player in next season’s class.
Michigan’s next addition to its recruiting class will likely be guard Austin Allen.
The Michigan native was a consensus All-America by USA Today and is considered one of the top recruits in the state.
Michigan also signed guard Tyler Johnson, a 5-11 forward who played for the Blue Devils this past season.
Johnson is ranked No 5 in the ESPN 200 and is projected by 247 to be one of four players in the 2016 class.
As a result of recruiting, the Wolverines have the fifth-most scholarships available in the NCAA, behind only Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke.
Michigan will also receive more scholarships this season than any other program in the Pac-12.
According to 247Sports, Michigan has more than 1,000 scholarships, and it’s projected to have more than 3,500 scholarships.
Michigan has also signed two players to long term deals.
Both guard Tyler Lydon and forward Marcus Johnson will graduate from the program this spring.
Lydons signing has put Michigan in the running for one of its top three players in this recruiting class.
Johnson, who plays for the Dons in the NBA, is a 6.3-footer who is ranked in the top 10 in this year’s recruiting class by 247.
Johnson also averaged 20.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 29.5 minutes per game during his freshman season at Michigan.