When John Beilein was hired as the University of Michigan head basketball coach in April 2007, he arrived at a program that was struggling. He inherited a team that had been sanctioned heavily due to their past actions.
The Ed Martin scandal (Martin was a booster who provided extra money to players) severely handcuffed the basketball program, and it has taken years to rebuild it.
The stiff NCAA sanctions not only diminished the reputation of the program, but also made it impossible to recruit top players.
Since taking over, Coach Beilein has recruited some terrific athletes. He scouts players who not only have a solid skill set, but who also fit well into his system.
Here are four reasons Beilein has been successful at recruiting and who has committed to Michigan for the 2012-13 season thus far.