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When Evan Smotrycz, Colton Christian and Carlton Brundidge left the Michigan basketball program in March, Michigan coach John Beilein was, admittedly, a little caught off guard.
But don’t say he was surprised.
“The word surprised, I don’t like to use it,” Beilein said in a roundtable discussion with the media on Thursday afternoon. “We didn’t expect all those transfers, but it happened.”
Beilein took little time to sit around and contemplate what could have been. He of course talked at length with each player about his decision and the reasons for it, but he didn’t try to convince them one way or the other.
“You move on so quickly, and we just move forward,” he said. “It’s just like a guy getting his fourth or fifth foul. You put somebody else in the game.”
But when Beilein took to the recruiting trail to find replacements, he also had to think about where his three former players would want to go. Beilein’s policy is that he doesn’t allow players to transfer to other Big Ten sc
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