This spot could arguably go to Trey Burke or Nik Stauskas every single game, but since those two have been fairly consistent throughout the Michigan Wolverines' undefeated start, this Saturday's key player has to be Tim Hardaway Jr.
First off, Hardaway is going to need to regain the shooting confidence he had early in the season when the Miami, Fla. native shot over 58 percent from the floor in four of Michigan's first five games.
Hardaway is coming off of a nine-point effort against the Binghamton Bearcats and will need to create some easy shots for himself early in the game in order to get in rhythm.
The 6'6", 205-pounder has not made more than three field goals in the Wolverines' last three contests and taking too many three-point shots quite often gets Hardaway's shooting percentage into muddy waters.
There is nothing wrong with taking a couple of open treys when you're as good of a shooter as Hardaway is, but the junior does his best work when he is taking defenders to the basket or pulling up from inside the arc.
To clarify, Hardaway needs to be more aggressive like he was against the N.C. State Wolfpack, Kansas State Wildcats and Pittsburgh Panthers.
In those three games, Hardaway converted 20 of 27 two-point attempts compared to 3-of-19 from three-point range.
If Hardaway is driving to the hoop and throwing down some dunks, the Wolverines should have no problem dispatching the West Virginia Mountaineers.