If the Michigan basketball program is to compensate for the loss of guys like Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, some players will have to elevate their games, and one of them needs to be sophomore guard Zak Irvin.
Blessed with a great touch from the perimeter and a body that is ready-made for the next level, Irvin could do a lot of good things on the basketball court. He had a fine freshman campaign, averaging 6.7 points while shooting .434 percent from the field and knocking down 62 of 146 three-point attempts. On a talented and veteran-laden team, he played more of a secondary role for the Wolverines last year.
However, more is expected of Irvin this year. Here are five things he must do to meet expectations in 2014-15.