Coach Beilein on Strength & Conditioning (MGoBlue.com): "Mike Barwis' unique concepts and approach to strength training for
basketball has been paramount to our success over the past 5-6 years."
However, paraphrasing a recent post at umhoops.com, "...Gibson is still listed at 220 which is the same as last year, so it
doesn’t appear he has been Barwis-ized (I know Barwis doesn’t work
directly with the hoops team)."
I would tend to think Coach Barwis becomes more involved in basketball S&C based on history and necessity: Beilein coaches a program requiring speed and shooting accuracy, and Barwis knows how to get kids' bodies to respond to fast tempo.
I was curious if anyone had any insight/speculation into Michigan Basket-barwisizing. Also, any thoughts on the coming season. Significant returners: Manny, Sims, Grady, Gibson, Shepherd. Players to watch: all of them (esp Manny, Sims, Grady for improvement in shooting accuracy). Storylines: how Lucas-Perry gets involved, improvements on last year (behind the arc accuracy and ball control/ turnovers). Moving forward: we got Darius Morris (now we need combo/PFs, CRUMP!).