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Michigan will surprise in Big Ten

Derrick Walton knocked down 41 percent of his 3-point attempts last season. AP Photo/Morry Gash

John Beilein returns just four players with legitimate college basketball experience. The Michigan Wolverines lost their star, Nik Stauskas; his top running mate, Glenn Robinson III; along with every big man most fans are even aware of: Jordan Morgan, Mitch McGary and Jon Horford.

At first glance, you'd think the 2014-15 season will be a major rebuilding year in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I mean, who would ever anticipate that Beilein could lose three NBA picks in one year and remain competitive nationally? He's built this program since his arrival, but that's a huge hit for anybody.

However, instead of a major drop-off, I believe the Wolverines can become Wisconsin’s top threat for the Big Ten title and a contender to