John Beilein held court at a roundtable discussion at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont, Illinois for Big Ten Media Day. We were on hand to listen to him talk about the development of the freshmen, Caris LeVert in particular, why he thinks the Big Ten has gotten so tough, and more. You can read the transcript after the jump or watch using the embedded media player below.
On playing Spike Albrecht and Trey Burke at the same time:
It’s possible. We did it yesterday. It could happen. Late in games, especially. Because both of them are very clever with the ball.
On Spike guarding other teams’ point guards:
He probably still needs — I’m talking any freshman — any freshman is going to have trouble when they get screened by a 210-pound Wisconsin big man. I don’t care who it is. There’s an issue there that you haven’t had before.
On the three players from Northwest Indiana:
What I like about all of them is that they really are passionate about basketball, they’re passionate about getting bett...