Found June 20, 2013 on UM Hoops:
Dustin Johnston For John Beilein, this time of year is usually defined by constant trips to obscure high school basketball gyms, watching high school players compete on the AAU circuit. While there has been plenty of that, a wrinkle has been added to this year’s offseason that Beilein is less used to: calls from NBA talent evaluators. With two former Michigan players projected as first-round draft picks, Beilein and his staff have been fielding calls from the League all summer. And it’s not just the coaches they talk to — it’s support staff as well. “They don’t just rely on me. They talk to [athletic trainer] Jon DoRosario, they talk to [strength and conditioning coach] John Sanderson, talk to our academic counselors, they’ve obviously talked to me and to the assistants,” Beilein said during a casual meeting with media at the Crisler Center on Thursday. “We’ve gotten a lot of phone calls. Obviously we return them all. What we’ve learned is that they really check out the character of...

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