Michigan Wary Of Recruiting 'One-And-Done' Type Players
John Beilein discussed the pros and cons of recruiting elite level players.
“You’ve got to recruit the best players that you can get,” Beilein said during a Wednesday interview. “If a guy is a Kobe Bryant (type), and he says, 'I’ve dreamed my whole life of going to Michigan, but I’m only going to be there one year,' that is a different thing for us than we’re in the top-10 list of this guy who’s a sure one-and-done.
“You can lose really good players slotted right behind him chasing that one. So we try to choose our battles very carefully, as to who we’re going to recruit that are really super prospects.”
Beilein acknowledged that some early departures are inevitable.
“We’ve had a two-and-done (Morris) and almost a one-and-done, as far as at least Trey considering it, with guys who barely made the top 100 (recruits), so it’s hard to tell who the one-and-done is and who isn’t,” Beilein said