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Michigan basketball senior has fans clamoring about new star center

Michigan basketball appears to be in good hands with its new star center.



Michigan basketball, Terrance Williams II, Tarris Reed

Following the conclusion of the 2022-23 season, the Wolverines lost former All-Big Ten center Hunter Dickinson to the transfer portal. Now, ahead of a crucial season for the Maize and Blue this winter, a current Michigan basketball senior, Terrance Williams II, has fans clamoring about Tarris Reed Jr., the Wolverines’ new star center.

Michigan basketball senior praises Tarris Reed Jr.

Last year, fans got a glimpse of what Reed can do. He impressed on a number of occasions with the Maize and Blue despite being a true freshman. That being said, the Wolverines need more from him this year in all areas, something that Michigan basketball senior Terrance Williams II thinks won’t be an issue.

Terrance Williams II, a current Michigan basketball senior, has seen his ups and downs in the Maize and Blue. To be fair, the program as a whole has been all over the place since hiring Juwan Howard ahead of the 2019-20 season. One thing is for sure for Williams and the Wolverines right now: 2022-23 is make or break.

Losing Hunter Dickinson may have felt like a huge hit — frankly, it was — but there is some good news for Michigan basketball at the center position: rising sophomore Tarris Reed Jr. Here is what Michigan basketball senior Terrance Williams II had to say about the Wolverines’ rising star big man:

“He’s one of those people that can switch 1 through 5, and I feel like that’s going to help our defense this year because he can stay in front of guards and guard big men,” Williams said, according to Defend the Block. “That’s something special about him, those defensive instincts, and he’s a great shot blocker — T Reed can defend. He’s going to keep improving that part of his game and be an unstoppable defender. People aren’t going to be able to score on him soon.”

Redemption may be coming for the Maize and Blue in 2023-24

This winter, Michigan basketball fans will get a new look at Williams and Reed side by side on the hardwood as the Maize and Blue pursue redemption following an embarrassing NIT exit against Vanderbilt in 2022-23.

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