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GBW: During your visit, did Coach Beilein lay out his plan for you?
Evan Smotrycz: "Yeah, he told me that I should be able to play as a freshman. He would like to see me add some more strength by hitting the weights, and that's something I know I need to continue to do. I told him I'm going to get buff (laughing)."
GBW: Did he talk about which position he'd like you to play?
Evan Smotrycz: "He said I'll be like a hybrid. The great thing about his system, is that 3-4 positions are interchangeable. I'll be able to play the 4, as long as I can play defense in the post."
GBW: Now the word I'm hearing is that you've grown a bit since the last time I saw you. Is that true? If so, could it help your play in the post?
Evan Smotrycz: "That's true. I'm getting closer to 6'10". Last time I went to the doctor, he said I was done growing, but I've gotten taller since then. I'm over 6'9" barefoot. My size should definitely help."
GBW: "Is there any part of your game that coach Beilein would like you to work on?
Evan Smotrycz: "With coach Beilein, there are always things you need to improve on. I know that I'm a good shooter, but I'm working on my back to the basket game. That's something my game was missing. I'll also be working on my ball handling, and doing a lot of skill work."
GBW: Speaking of working on your game. When you does your basketball season start?
Evan Smotrycz: "We have our first practice in four days (October 31st) Shortly after that, we have a scrimmage against the Harvard J.V. team. Our first game of the season will be against Bridgeton on November 11th
GBW: Going back to your visit for a minute. You spent a lot of time with Trey Zeigler. Did you get a chance to talk to him about Michigan?
Evan Smotrycz: "We hung together the whole weekend since we were both on our official visits. He's a nice kid. We talked about Michigan, and I know he really likes it there. Trey is hard to read though."
GBW: When you look back at the time you spent on campus this weekend. What are your overall impressions?
Evan Smotrycz: "I loved it! The coaches are great, and the players on the team are cool, I feel like I fit right in. It's the perfect fit in every way. My parents were with me, they said the people at Michigan are extended family."