Doing a little working backwards on what’s likely to return for 2020-21 to determine what’s needed:
I’m working on the opinion that Austin Davis is not returning next year. Plus, I’m working on the presumption that if this year’s team is successful it means either Livers or Wagner emerged as a star and will have pro options in the spring. And, I’m assuming someone else will transfer out of the program (it almost always happens in the shakeout after a coaching change).
So, good chance Michigan will have upwards of 7 scholarship slots to fill.
But with a base of:
Castelton - I. Todd - Livers/Wagner - Bajema - Z. Jackson
Faulds, Johns, 2 of Brooks/DeJulius/Nunez coming off the bench?
(Note: I DO NOT expect Faulds to actually have a spot in the 2020-21 rotation. Faulds is a placeholder who hopefully gets recruited over, but with the roster information in hand as of today, he’d be in line to get some run.)
With that starting place, a 2-guard and another Center would be top priorities for the class. If Livers ends up being the guy to blowup and go NBA, then a swing forward would probably be a strong addition to give depth at the 3/4 slots; if Wagner is the one who pulls a Brazdeikis & emerges as a 1-and-done, then a 2/3 swing player would be more in line. At least in my opinion.
And either way, with some of the likely attrition to come, Jace Howard as a 6th Freshman in the class would be an interesting option … with possibly a Grad Transfer for a vacant 7th slot?