By The Numbers: Michigan 93, Vicenza All-Stars 53

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan picked up another comfortable win over the Vicenza All-Stars on Tuesday and Michigan released a box score with everything but steals, turnovers and blocks. Since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Three Factors graph.


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Michigan still managed a 58.8 eFG%, but the Wolverines were just 6-of-21 from three-point range. Zak Irvin was 4-of-5 which means his teammates were just 2-of-16 (12.5%) from distance. Despite struggling outside the arc, Michigan was impressive inside the arc, converting 66% of its two-point field goals. Michigan got to the free throw line at a fairly high clip, but was just 13-of-24 (54%) from the charity stripe. Derrick Walton (0-3), Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman (7-11) and Ricky Doyle (3-6) all missed at least three free throws.

Michigan’s rotation was fairly balance as nine Wolverines played between 18 and 25 minutes. Part of that may have been due to excessive foul trouble as eight different Wolverines were whistled for at least three fouls.

Michigan’s defensive numbers are impressive across the board – although turnover statistics are absent – as the Wolverines controlled the defensive glass and held Vicenza to just 37% shooting inside the arc and 21% outside the arc.

RELATED: Quotes, photos and clips from Michigan’s win over Vicenza

Player Box Score Observations:

  • Zak Irvin: Irvin has been lights out on the Italian tour thus far. He went 5-of-5 from long range on Sunday and started 4-of-4 on Tuesday. He’s now 9-of-10 from deep in Italy despite playing with the FIBA line. Everyone wants to discuss how Irvin is going to be more than a shooter this year, but at the very least Irvin is set to be a really good shooter. Irvin’s eFG% in game two was a ridiculous 113%.
  • Ricky Doyle: Doyle had a great offensive game on Sunday, but the goose-egg in the rebounds column raised some eyebrows. Not so in game number two. Doyle posted a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds like he was back at Bishop Verot. He was active on both backboards and appears to have dominated the game and could be inching toward a starting spot.
  • Kameron Chatman: Chatman led Michigan in shot attempts with 15 and posted a 60 eFG%. He knocked down a triple, handed out two assists, grabbed six rebounds and appears to have put together another very impressive all-around game. Chatman is Michigan’s highest rated incoming freshman and he’s done nothing to lower expectations early on.
  • Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman: It’s still early and there will presumably be some rough patches to work out, but Muhammad Ali provides two things that Michigan lacks across the roster: the ability to defend guards and get to the free throw line at a high level. In two games, ‘MAAR’ has attempted 19 free throws while his teammates have only attempted 25 combined.
  • Caris LeVert: LeVert continues to round into form and posted 14 points with a 55% effective field goal percentage with five defensive rebounds. Wing rebounding has been a theme for Michigan and if LeVert can grab rebounds at a high-level, he’ll be dominant starting the break this season.
  • Derrick Walton: We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the potential for Walton to breakout at the point guard spot this season and his stat lines overseas have been very conservative. Point guards shouldn’t need to score the ball in 40 point wins, so the fact that Walton only attempted four field goals despite playing with a 24 second clock means the Wolverines are moving the ball very well.
  • Spike Albrecht: Albrecht had a similar stat line to Walton: two points and three assists. That’s a stat line we expect to see more often from Albrecht than Walton, but it appears that he also was content to facilitate the offense.
  • Mark Donnal: Donnal looks like he was effective inside (3-of-4 on 2PA), but he missed both three-point attempts when he stepped outside. He was solid on the glass, finishing with 6 points and five rebounds.
  • Aubrey Dawkins: Dawkins’ highlight of the game appears to have been a spinning layup assisted by Abdur-Rahkman. He totaled 6 points on 3-of-5 shooting while missing his only long range attempt.

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  • kam

    Great to see! Hope ricky can give us low post scoring this year! I’m also glad to see youre starting to use ‘MAAR” dylan. i remember when we were suggesting nicknames and i picked MAAR not even expecting it to stick.. maybe ESPN will use it haha. I can dream!

  • kam

    also what does everyone think will happen with Wilson??? Get some PT at PF because of his length, size and skill set or RS?

    • jkuofm27

      I would like to see him play, because I think he can be an X-factor for the team. At least in high school he could shoot the three, drive to the hoop and protect the rim. I believe I have seen Doyle shoot the three and I know Donnal can, but Wilson looked like it was a major point of his repertoire. Running with 5 legitimate 3 point threats would be nasty. But if Beilein doesn’t think he is ready or thinks there won’t be enough minutes to spare then I would rather not have him “burn” a year.

  • jkuofm27

    It is really hard to judge these performances based on a lack of knowledge of the competition level. However, some of the shooting stats would be good in shooting drills. I think we can compare the players based on their performances, like Donnal and Doyle, Chatman and Dawkins, etc. It is way early, but Doyle seems like he has the body to bang and has some offensive chops. Chatman seems to be the overall player that I thought he was. We all thought Levert and Walton would be solid, but some had doubts about the versatility and growth of Irvin. He won’t continue shooting at this clip, but somewhere around the 43-45% that him and Stauskus shot last year will allow him to pump fake the close out man and at least pull up for the THJ 12 to 15 ft jumper, if not take it all the way to the rim. I think he can drive regardless, but his ability to draw in the defender will make it even easier for him.