The Michigan basketball season is finally underway. Well, Tuesday night was just an exhibition game against Concordia, but who cares? College basketball is back and will be heating up over the course of the next week.
The Wolverines have one more exhibition contest against Wayne State on Nov. 4 before the regular season kicks off.
With the season opener nearly upon us, it is time to set some pass-fail benchmarks for Michigan's top five players. By the time Big Ten Conference play begins, the following five players will most likely make up head coach John Beilein's starting five. Rising star Caris LeVert may be able to steal a starting job, but he will have to prove himself in the early portions of the 2013-14 campaign.
These benchmarks are based on what Michigan needs to contend for a Big Ten title and make another run at a national championship.