Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 9/17/14
Dustin Johnston While the hype surrounding this season’s crop of Michigan basketball freshmen isn’t anywhere nearly as intense as it was last offseason, the unknown is always intriguing and there’s quite a bit riding on the new underclassmen. Two of Michigan’s three incoming freshmen could start next season and all three could find themselves in the rotation. No matter what the freshmen do, John Beilein will likely spend the early portion of the season drawing from his stable of young but relatively experienced players — playing under the bright lights of the Final Four will cause any player to grow up fast. During a casual discussion with media on Thursday, Beilein addressed his expectations for a few returning Wolverines, all players who will have a significant impact on Michigan’s on-court success next year. However, success on the court relies heavily on one role the team must find a way to fill this offseason: leadership. Trey Burke was just a sophomore last season, but he was ...
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