With 2:48 left in the first quarter of Saturday’s exhibition game, Michigan women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico called a timeout. Her team led, 21-13, but it was giving Ferris State too many scoring opportunities for her liking.
The Michigan women’s basketball team didn’t just lose critical leadership with the departures of Cyesha Goree, Nicole Elmblad and Shannon Smith — it also lost 59 percent of its rebounding, one of the strengths that boosted the Wolverines into the 2015 WNIT Semifinals.
Over the past year, Michigan women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff searched near and far for some of the best women’s basketball talent in the United States. In their quest, the coaching staff may have compiled the best recruiting class in program history.