ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) When John Beilein first took over at Michigan, he envisioned a roster with plenty of continuity from year to year.
"We were always going to have veterans. We were going to maybe recruit under-the-radar guys who were going to stay for four years, and we'd have these great Senior Nights," Beilein said Thursday at media day. "It hasn't worked that way. It's worked well, but I don't want to tell you that was my plan - to get top-100 guys and they'd be in the pros (after) two years, but it's worked well for everybody."
Now in his eighth season as Michigan's coach, Beilein is becoming accustomed to early departures. This year, he'll have to replace Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, all of whom left Michigan for the NBA after their sophomore seasons. What's left is a roster with only one senior - but plenty of potential leaders.