Friday, June 18, 2021

Michigan Friday: Michigan Gets a PG Commitment From Dug McDaniel

When I was a kid, I used to play a game (which is terrible by today's standards) called Dig Dug.  It was game where you basically dug into the earth and some foreign object would come after you.   Then you would make him exploded by pumping air into it.   Let's not confuse that game with today's commit, a 2022 PG from Virginia named Dug McDaniel.  

Dug committed to the Wolverines last night over schools like UConn, Florida, LSU, Georgia, and Wake.  His measurables are on the smaller side, as he is only 5'9 and 145 but he is one of those quick guards that are hard to cover and likes to pass first.   Here is what SI had to say about "Dig" Dug:

At 5-9, 145 pounds, McDaniel is obviously undersized, but from a make up standpoint, he's the exact kind of small point guard you want — he's feisty, tough, confident and fearless. He's also pretty damn good from a skill standpoint. He's extremely quick and fast, he shoots it well from the outside, he's crafty and finishes well at the rim despite his size and he's very bouncy (he can dunk with ease at 5-9). He's really good in all of those areas, but his best skill is passing the ball. He always has his eyes up, he sees plays before they happen and he has a knack for putting the ball exactly where it needs to be, and he's going to do it with some flair.

Dug is a 4 star PG to all the services and clearly a pass first guy that can shoot as well.   Michigan has done well with smaller PG's in the past and Dug falls into that category, he is also is a guy that probably will be in the program for all his eligibility as the NBA isn't clamoring for guards his size.  

Welcome Dug and I hope you Dig out a few championships while you're in Ann Arbor! 


Goblu said...

So funny, I was telling my 18yo son last night about dig dug!

JDawg said...

Dig Dug, Pitfall, Frogger... those were the days.