Mark Donnal is going to have a hard time getting on the floor this season. Photo courtesy of ESPN.
At this moment in time, incoming 4-star power forward Mark Donnal’s stat line is the toughest to project of the three signees. There are an abundance of big men, while Glenn Robinson III and newcomer Zak Irvin are both capable of playing at the four.
This does not leave a whole lot of minutes for Donnal. What Donnal does bring to the table that Michigan's other big men do not, though, is the ability to knock down jump shots from just about anywhere on the floor. In fact, the main reason Donnal may get on the floor as a true freshman is because of his three-point shooting.
Given the fact Donnal does not have much of a post game, however, this will make it easy for opposing defenses to key in on his shooting.
With Mitch McGary, Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford all established as the top-three big men it would make sense to consider redshirting Donnal in 2013-14. Max Bielfeldt is in line to see an increase in minutes, too.
The best way to do this would be treating Donnal's situation like Caris LeVert's a year ago. Michigan's coaching staff planned on redshirting LeVert, but eventually decided the lanky shooting guard could contribute as a freshman. The same approach could be taken with Donnal.
Since the Wolverines' bigs have been prone to injury, though, there is a good chance Donnal will be called upon. Once the Ohioan gets on the floor, he should be able to make some small contributions.
Projected 2013-14 Stats: 2.0 points, 2.0 rebounds per game and 45 percent from the field.