|No. 11 – Michigan Wolverines|
|League||Big Ten Conference|
|Born||May 10, 1994|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Zionsville (Zionsville, Indiana)|
Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Dakich was born in Bloomington, Indiana to Jackie and Dan Dakich on May 10, 1994. He played high school basketball at Zionsville Community High School under coach Shaun Busick. As a junior (2011–12), he averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. As a senior (2012–13), he averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He also played AAU basketball for Indiana Elite, along with Michigan teammate Mark Donnel, under coach and father, Dan.
College[edit | hide | edit source]
Dakich started his career as a walk on for the Wolverines. As a freshman, he came off the bench in 12 games, averaging 2 minutes per game. He scored his first career points on a three-point field goal against Houston Baptist on December 7. He was a valued member of Michigan's scout team as the Wolverines advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Kentucky. As a sophomore he came off the bench in 13 games, averaging 5.3 minutes per game. He initially requested to redshirt, but sacrificed the opportunity to help an injury-riddled team. The same situation took place his junior year, when injuries piled up once again. During his junior year, he came off the bench in 24 games, averaging 4.6 minutes per game. He posted career highs of four points and three assists against Delaware State on December 12. As a senior, he was put on scholarship for winter semester, learning the news in a video which featured two University of Michigan police officers telling Dakich he was in trouble before giving him the good news, which eventually went viral.
Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]
Dakich is enrolled in the School of Kinesiology at Michigan, and is a Health & Fitness major. Dakich's father, Dan, is a sportscaster for ESPN. Dakich has previously changed his jersey number from 5 to 11 to honor his father. Recently he has started a podcast with fellow team member Duncan Robinson called "The Dak and Dunc Show", available on iTunes and SoundCloud.