Michigan's 'Indiana Boys' Going Back Home Again
Sophomore (2014-15) ... Made his season debut at Rutgers (Jan. 20) after initially pursuing redshirt candidacy ... Has appeared in six of 24 games this season ... Played a career-high 16 minutes against Michigan State (Feb. 1).
Freshman (2013-14) ... Valued member of U-M's practice/scout team ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history -- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Played in 12 games ... Scored first career points on a three-point field goal against Houston Baptist (Dec. 7) ... Recorded four rebounds ... Had a career-best one rebounds, four times ... Recorded five assists, with a career-best two assists against Coppin State (Nov. 29) ... Averaged 2.0 minutes per game ... Played a season-best four minutes against Coppin State.
Prep Career ... Zionsville (2013) ... Coached by Shaun Busick ... IBCA/Subway Senior All-State honorable mention (2013) ... Hoosier Crossroad Conference first team (2012, '13) ... Zionsville Team MVP (2012, '13) ... Zionsville Team Complete Player Award (2012, '13) ... Zionsville Team Leadership Award (2013) ... Athletic Academic Award (2013) ... MVP of Zionsville Winter Classic (2013) ... MVP of the Hoosier Hall of Fame Classic All-Star game (2012) ... As a senior (2012-13) ... Averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game ... Led Zionsville to an 11-11 overall record, 4-5 in Hoosier Crossroads conference (seventh place) ... Lost to Carmel (57-41) in sectional semifinal ... Advanced to semifinal after defeating Fishers (66-64) in quarterfinal ... As a junior (2011-12) ... Averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game ... Helped Zionsville to a 15-7 overall record, 5-4 in Hoosier Crossroads conference (sixth place) ... As a sophomore (2010-11) ... Averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ...Helped Zionsville to a 13-9 overall record, 5-4 in Hoosier Crossroads conference (fifth place) ... Lost to Fishers (48-38) in the first round of the playoff ... AAU ... Played for Indiana Elite, coached by father, Dan Dakich ... Played AAU with U-M signee Mark Donnal.
Personal ... Given name is Andrew Daniel Dakich ... Son of Jackie and Dan Dakich ... Born May 10, 1994, in Bloomington, Ind. ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Interested in pursuing degree in communications and/or education... Personal Notes ... Right-handed ... Father, Dan, is an ESPN college basketball analyst ... Father, Dan, played four years at Indiana (1982-85) under legendary coach Bob Knight; team captain during his junior and senior seasons; finished with an 84-39 record and helped Indiana win the 1983 Big Ten title, earn three NCAA Tournament berths and finish as the 1986 NIT runner-up.
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