Michigan coach John Beilein addressed what was most impressive about D.J. Wilson's 28-point performance at Iowa.

Michigan coach John Beilein addressed what was most impressive about D.J. Wilson's 28-point performance at Iowa.

The emergence of D.J. Wilson this season has been a major key for John Beilein and Michigan.

That development took a big step-up over the weekend as Wilson pumped in a game high 28-points to go with 14 rebounds and six assists in an overtime loss at Iowa.

Despite the defeat, Beilein is very encouraged by the production and versatility Wilson is providing all over the court for the Wolverines.

"28 and 13 or 14 rebounds would be a good ceiling for anybody, to do that consistently," Beilein said. "And look at his assist to turnover ratio. I don't think out of that particular position we've had the rebounds and assist to turnovers and now the three-point shooting.

"One big goal is to get him to post up more. We've tried it several times, haven't had a lot of success with it yet, and I say yet because he's only a sophomore. We've got to get that out of him."

Whatever has gotten into Wilson has been nothing short of remarkable for a young player with limited production thus far in his early career in Ann Arbor.

Beilein credited Wilson for his want to attitude, looking for the ball in big spots late in games, particularly at Iowa, noting how coachable the California native continues to be in the midst of success.

Even more impressive, Wilson scored his 28-points against the Hawkeyes without Beilein drawing up one play specifically for him offensively.

"First of all he scored against a zone," Beilein said. "He got a lot of offensive rebounds and we don't draw up those plays.

"The other thing is, if I was playing Michigan and i didn't ever see him practice and I looked at his numbers over three years, I'd say he can shoot but he's not a shooter, so we're really going to help off other guys and our guys did a great job of finding him."


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