Selling the Michigan basketball program to the nation's top recruits is a little easier for head coach John Beilein these days. Gone are the days of sub .500 records, outdated facilities and stagnant player development.
The Wolverines have won a Big Ten Conference title and played in a national championship game over the past two seasons. Better things could be coming soon.
Future rosters will continue to be littered with NBA talents. The class of 2014 will undoubtedly produce some professional prospects. Current commits Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch do not exactly fit that bill, but the rest of Michigan's targets certainly do.
There is a special sales pitch the Wolverines can use on each their top five targets. Winning, proximity to home and early playing time are just some of the things Michigan has to offer.
Certain pitches will help separate the Maize and Blue from the rest of the programs on the recruiting trail, though.
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