John Beilein praises passing ability of Hunter Dickinson, compares freshman big man to former Wolverine standout
Hunter Dickinson is off to a solid start with the Wolverines, and he is drawing some high praise from ex-Michigan head coach John Beilein.
The freshman is averaging 15 points in his first two games at Michigan, putting up 11 in his debut and then an impressive 19-point showing against Oakland. However, it is Dickinson’s passing that has stood out early to Beilein.
“What impresses me the most about him, Hunter Dickinson so far is his ability to see the floor,” said Beilein during a segment for BTN. “Because really, in any zone or any man, a 7-footer, you can usually pass the ball to him. When you can pass him the ball…he sees the floor better in those situations…He may be the best passing big man Michigan has had in a long long time.”
Beilein went on to say that Dickinson reminds him of former Wolverines standout Mitch McGary, a big man that displayed plenty of versatility during his time in Ann Arbor.
Here’s the full segment from Beilein:
“He may be the best passing big man Michigan’s had in a long, long time. . . . Reminds me of Mitch McGary.”@JohnBeilein‘s been watching @umichbball freshman @H_Dickinson24, and consider him impressed. 👀 pic.twitter.com/c6fenSUvub
— Michigan On BTN (@MichiganOnBTN) December 2, 2020
At 7-foot-1, Dickinson has shown a nice shooting touch inside and the ability to find the open man from a variety of locations on the court. He is definitely a young player to watch as the season develops.