The touring of the University of Michigan continued yesterday for upstate New York big man Ben Cronin. The day started off with a meeting with an academic counselor who discussed with him the support and the areas of study that would be available for him if he decided to attend Michigan.
“I really enjoyed seeing how there academic center is run,” Cronin said. “Study table is required everyday for freshmen. Physical Education, Sports Management and Kinesiology are some of what I am interested in at this time”.
For Cronin, actually seeing the campus that he had been told so much about was invaluable.
“I love the campus,” he said. “I got a great feel for Michigan if I decide to attend there. It really helped me out that I came to see everything.”
One of the more memorable aspects of the visit was the lunch break Cronin took with K’len Morris and Deshawn Sims. The two first year Wolverines had a chance to tell their prospective teammates what they thought about Michigan. Morris discussed how much he really likes the offense, while Sims focused more on his relationship with Beilein and how it felt like they had been together for a long time.”
“Deshawn said he really liked Coach Beilein very much and what he has already done to help his game,” Cronin recalled. “He believes that Coach Beilein will get Michigan back to where they are winning. I enjoyed talking to those guys. Both of them are great guys and really down to earth.”
The visit was coming to an end when Coach Beilein took Cronin into his office so he could give the youngster a visual perspective of how he would fit in at Michigan. Coach and player watched film together, and Cronin liked what he saw.
“Coach Beilein showed me footage of Kevin Pittsnogle because that is who I remind him of except that I post up a little more then he does,” said Cronin. “I like the offensive sets he showed me. Coach told me we will play a four up and one down set, so it would be hard for the other team to double me. Because of the way Michigan will stretch the court, teams would have to play me straight up.”
“I enjoyed it,” Cronin continued. “Coach Beilein told me I could be a key part of Michigan’s program if I decided to go there.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Cronin in the coming weeks and months.