Andrew Dakich 11
Andrew  Dakich


Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville Community HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190



Michigan's 'Indiana Boys' Going Back Home Again

Michigan's 'Indiana Boys' Going Back Home Again


Michigan Career
• 3x Academic All-Big Ten (2015, '16, '17)
• 3x U-M Academic Achievement Award (2015, '16, '17)

Senior (2016-17)
• Redshirted his senior season to play as a grad transfer, but was a valuable member of the scout team
• Helped U-M to a Big Ten Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16, including an upset of No. 2 seed Louisville
• Was put on scholarship for the winter semester
• Video of the announcement, which featured two U-M police officers telling Dakich he was in trouble before giving the good news, went viral

Junior (2015-16)
• For second season requested to redshirt, however, sacrificed it to help the team when U-M was riddled by injuries once again
• Came off the bench in 24 games
• Helped U-M return to NCAA Tournament, earning No. 11 seed in the East regional
• Played in program's first NCAA First Four defeating Tulsa (W, 67-62; March 16) and advancing to NCAA first round match-up against No. 6 Notre Dame (L, 70-63; March 18)
• Helped U-M advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal for the sixth time after a buzzer beating win over No. 1 seed Indiana (W, 72-69; March 11) -- U-M's first win over a No. 1 seed at the conference tournament
• Scored a career-best four points and dished a career-best three assists against Delaware State (Dec. 12)
• Finished the season with 16 boards, grabbing a career-best two boards, five times -- Delaware State, Youngstown State (Dec. 19), Penn State (Jan. 2), at Purdue (Jan. 7) and at Minnesota (Feb. 10)
• With 14 total assists, doubled his first two seasons combined output (7).
• Averaged 4.6 minutes per game; played in 110 total minutes, more than his first two seasons combined (93)

Sophomore (2014-15)
• Initially requested to redshirt, however, sacrificed it to help the team when U-M was riddled by injuries
• Came off the bench in 13 games
• Helped U-M to highlighted season wins over Syracuse (68-65; Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; vs. Oregon (70-63; Nov. 24) in the semifinal of the Legends Classic and 24/23 Ohio State (64-57; Feb. 22)
• Played in 5.3 minutes per game, playing a career-high 16 minutes at Michigan State (Feb. 1)

Freshman (2013-14)
• Came off the bench in 12 games
• Valued member of U-M's practice/scout team
• Helped U-M to its fourth straight 20-plus win season (28-9)
• Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship in 28 years (1986), winning league by three games (15-3)
• Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to championship game for first time in 16 years (1998) -- just U-M's second all-time championship game appearance
• Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance; advanced to the Elite Eight for second straight year, just missed second straight Final Four falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-pointer
• 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)
• Scored first career points on a three-point field goal against Houston Baptist (Dec. 7)
• Averaged 2.0 minutes per game

Prep Career
• Played at Zionsville under coach Shaun Busick
• IBCA/Subway Senior All-State honorable mention (2013)
• 2x Hoosier Crossroad Conference first team (2012, '13)
• 2x Zionsville Team MVP and Complete Player Award (2012, '13)
• Zionsville Team Leadership Award (2013)
• Athletic Academic Award (2013)
• MVP of Zionsville Winter Classic (2013) and Hoosier Hall of Fame Classic All-Star game (2012)
• As a senior (2012-13), averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists
• As a junior (2011-12), averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists
• Played AAU for Indiana Elite, along with U-M teammate Mark Donnel, under coach and father, Dan

• Given name is Andrew Daniel Dakich
• Son of Jackie and Dan Dakich
• Born May 10, 1994, in Bloomington, Ind.
• Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology
• Health & Fitness major

Personal Notes
• Pronunciation (last): DOCK-itch
• Considered redshirting last two season, however, burned both options due to rash of U-M player injuries
• Possesses a great basketball IQ
• Hard working guard who is the leader of U-M's scout team
• Very vocal leader
• Changed jersey number from 5 to 11 to honor father, Dan, who play at Indiana and 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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