Andrew Dakich will walk-on at Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan added a preferred walk-on commitment this afternoon from class of 2013 point guard Andrew Dakich. Dakich, the son of ESPN announcers and former coach Dan Dakich, played his AAU basketball with fellow Michigan commitment Mark Donnal.

Dakich announced his commitment via Twitter.

An unbelievable day in Ann Arbor and after speaking with my family about it, I have decided to attend the university of Michigan! Can’t Thank all the people who helped influence me on my decision. I just want to win national championships and that’s what Michigan is all about

With only 11 on scholarship next season, John Beilein and his staff are looking to fill out the roster. Here’s footage of Dakich in action.

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  • brettkp

    If this means we get to hear more stories about “Chuck-O”, the greatest bittie basketball player ever, then I am happy!!

  • dustindbo

    Andrew could definitely get some minutes later on his Michigan career. He’s not your Corey Person/Josh Bartelstein type recruit, he can play. Reminds me of David Stockton at Gonzaga

    • KalamazooBlue

      I think people underestimate a lot of the players who eventually enroll as preferred walk-ons at Big Ten schools. I watched Corey Person play in high school and at times he was a force. I’m not really commenting on the future play of Dakich, but more of how competitive playing in the Big Ten is, and how some of those guys at the end of the bench are still very good players, who have chosen a top notch education over Division II or Lower Division I oppurtunities.

  • MGoTweeter

    Welcome Andrew and congrats!


    Great pick up for someone to run the scout team!! i can see this kid maybe getting some PT Junior year!!

  • A2JD

    Good deal.

  • Wayman Britt

    Andrew welcome to the Wolverine family. Cannot wait to hear your dad announce next year with you on the team.

    Would love to see Andrew’s dad play a game of one-on-one versus Spike’s dad.

  • Bill

    Hey, he goes with either hand. Probably won’t play much but who knows.

  • Steve2081

    Happy to have him. Hope he never plays a single meaningful minute!

  • arsenal926

    Bacari always tweets about how he recruits the family as much as the player himself. Having players like Bartlestein and now Dakich that come from such influential basketball families further emphasizes how great of a program Michigan is. Although I doubt Beilein planned to recruit all these players (all the NBA fathers) with great genes it really is a great endorsement of what the atmosphere inside the program must be like.


      will michigan get lebron’s son??

      • arsenal926

        haha not a chance Lebron is a Buckeye but I hear he’s a rising star in the class of 2022.

  • Gucci mane

    But I hate Dan Dakich though the man hate Michigan

    • jemblue

      Well, how much can he hate us if he’s sending his son here?

  • If this kid was over 6’5 it might be different; but he is from a small Indiana school and doesn’t look over 6 foot; a dime a dozen.