Hunter Dickinson is not happy with Michigan’s administration and its handling of the NIL landscape.
In an interview on “The Michigan Basketball Insider” this week, Dickinson expressed his frustration with the lack of focus on name, image and likeness in Ann Arbor.
The Michigan forward believes the Wolverines are falling behind when compared to the rest of college athletics.
“They’re gonna lose out on so many players if they don’t start stepping up to the plate. I feel bad for Coach Juwan and Coach Harbaugh because they’re trying,” he said, via Saturday Tradition. “It’s not their fault. The coaches are trying for sure.”
Bidding wars have commenced for top recruits, both in the basketball and football world, this year. Top programs are giving prospects sure-fire deals upon commitments.
The problem with Michigan, in Dickinson’s eyes, is that it’s offering potential deals, rather than committable NIL offers.
“If I’m the number one player in the country for basketball or football, why would I come to Michigan, where they’re saying they have the potential for you to get something?,” he added. “When I’m at Alabama for football or if I’m at Kentucky for basketball, they’re like, ‘You can commit here and this deal, you can sign it right after you sign the letter for a million dollars.’ I would never come to Michigan if that’s the case.”
Michigan had better step up to the plate.
Dickinson is clearly worried about the future of the school’s basketball and football programs.
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