“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
As of now, McGary is listed at 255 pounds on the team's official roster -- much lighter than he actually was a year ago. "A lot of first-year college players go through that," Beilein said. "Habits on and off the court, workout schedule, all those things. As the year went on, he continued to progress in those areas. He figured out that it feels good to be in shape."
"I love their attitude," Michigan coach John Beilein said recently. "They've come back, they've unpacked their bags and have said 'we're going to make Michigan as good a team as we can be.' "I just love that attitude."