Make no mistake about it, the Michigan Wolverines are on.
Their Final Four showdown against Syracuse wasn't pretty. The Wolverines played great at times and looked flat at other times. But by taking care of the ball, using great team defense and finding holes in the Syracuse zone, Michigan came out on top with a 61-56 victory and a national championship berth against Louisville.
Michigan didn't turn in a dominant performance, but it did enough to keep the Orange contained. Through every threat, the Wolverines answered Syracuse with hustle plays and solid contributions from just about everybody.
Even with the bench and role players providing some help, the bulk of the credit will still go to the starters, who are now being mentioned as NBA draft prospects. Guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. have been mentioned in this talk for a while, but now budding forwards Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary have joined the conversation.
Many prospects will be tempted to chase dollar signs thanks to a weak 2013 draft class. But from a basketball standpoint, which of these four players are ready for the NBA? Here's a brief rundown of the four Michigan starters.