It's official. You can go ahead and put the Michigan Wolverines back in your preseason top 25. Manny Harris and Deshawn Sims announced that they will both be back to play in Ann Arbor next season.
While Sims was a realistic assumption that he would stay, Harris was the one that had a lot of people worried. Clearly a player with high potential at the next level, Harris needs to add consistency before going pro.
Sims, on the other hand, should look to be a better perimeter shooter if he wants to play in the NBA. With his athleticism, he could already be a small power forward in a backup role, but with an improved jump shot he could also be a big small forward in the NBA.
But for now, Michigan basketball's stock is going through the roof, and it only goes up with the announcement that the Detroit Duo will play another season for the Wolverines.
Chris Schei is the author of "The Magical Season of the Maize and Blue," about the 2008-2009 Michigan Wolverines. The book is available at Lulu.com.