Little by little, John Beilein has built up a college basketball powerhouse in Ann Arbor. With two regular season Big Ten titles, two conference championships, and two appearances in the Final Four since 2012-13, the Wolverines have become an under-the-radar powerhouses in college basketball.
They're also, unsurprisingly, terrific at developing NBA talent. Just look at their 2012-13 championship squad, which sports five solid NBA players:
The cream of that crop would be Brooklyn Nets star Caris LeVert. Before his injury, LeVert was leading Brooklyn to a near .500 record, including several memorable late-game finishes. At just 24 years old, the arrow is pointing up for the former Wolverine despite a notable injury setback.
The 26-year-old Tim Hardaway Jr. has exploded with the Knicks this season. At 23 points per game, Hardaway is scoring at a rate his All-Star father matched in only one season.
Trey Burke has carved out a nice role alongside Hardaway in New York, Glenn Robinson III has a slam dunk championship in his trophy case, an Nik Stauskas continues to make plays in Portland.
They may not get the same buzz as the traditional blue bloods, but Beilein and the Wolverines push out top NBA talent regularly. And there's no reason to believe they're slowing down.