I’ve thought for a while now that the sweet spot for players Beilein should be recruiting is the 50-100 range. Those are still really talented players, even if they are not one and dones, and they are likely to stay several years and develop. They are also the recruits with which Beilein’s best recruiting pitch (development) is most likely to resonate because they are not NBA level players coming out of HS, but have to potential to reach in many cases.
The players in this range that Beilein has recruited: Burke, Stauskas, DMo, Irvin, Walton, Mo. They all ranged from good college basketball players to All-Americans. Then guys like THJ, DJ, GR3, and Mitch were not too far out of that range on either side.