“They’re like typical freshmen. You’re teaching them the fundamentals of the college game, you’re cleaning up things their high school coaches have no time to do. — balance, fine-tuning the shot,” Beilein said. “And then you get them acclimated with our players, teach them the culture. It’s really been good.”
Beilein mentioned that the time the new freshmen get to spend on campus, going to class and getting some practice time in — they’ve practiced about eight hours so far — has been a great “orientation” for the incoming class.
“I like what I see,” Beilein said. “I love this team’s depth, those frehmen, their spirit, and how the upperclassmen have embraced them.”
Trey Burke staying in school
Beilein said he thought most of the reports that surfaced during the investigation into whether or not Trey Burke would leave for the NBA were “premature.”
Burke and the coaches worked together to find an honest assessment of his draft prospects, with Beilein getting word from numerous NBA general managers and getting many other opinions.
“We were all together with the whole staff working with them, every day talking about different prospects.”
After assembling all the information and evaluating it, Beilein said Burke simply told him one day he was staying in school.