Their high school coaches and AAU coaches have probably a better appreciation of Michigan than maybe they had before," Beilein said. "It's a tough balance right now. Tim Hardaway and Trey Burke weren't really high-profile players, nor was Darius Morris, and all were high-profile players. "We're still looking at 'who is the best fit.' "
"The amazing thing about Coach Berenson is he cares more about you as a person than as a hockey player," Merrill said. "He wants to see you be the best you can be as a hockey player, and realize your goals, whether that's to be a pro or not. "