Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 9/5/13
It’s a phenomenon Michigan coach John Beilein is still getting used to: looking at his roster at the beginning of the season and seeing far more freshmen and sophomores than juniors and seniors. “It continues to amaze me,” Beilein said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We have Jon and Jordan and then we have the sophomores. It just continues this way. It’s been difficult.” With the departures of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. for the NBA, as well as the loss of five senior bench players to graduation, Michigan will once again be fielding a very young team. Beilein and his staff will be calling upon five sophomores who logged serious minutes last year to be leaders. The good news is that a few of them are old for their grade. “I look at them and I think what differentiates them from most sophomores is that they’re prep school guys,” Beilein said. “Spike has already turned 21 years old. He’s the only 21-year-old altar boy still out there. Mitch is 21 years old. They’re a little b
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