On Tuesday morning, Michigan allowed media members to tour its new 57,000 square-foot basketball complex. The Crisler Center, which encompasses the arena in addition to the new Player Development Center, houses the men’s and women’s basketball teams and includes many state-of-the-art amenities.
The Player Development Center includes new offices, a sleek player lounge with an 84-inch television, a weight room double the size of the old one and a new practice court. The court has six keys and allows for full court play going three different ways with a soft partition which descends when needed.
Circular locker rooms are equipped with a drop-down video board and iPads for each player to use inside the Crisler Center and on road trips. Head coach John Beilein’s corner office with a view of South Campus is equipped with a moveable model practice court with pieces to represent each player, a bathroom and shower and a white board calendar.