A former walk-on, Michigan senior guard Josh Bartelstein was officially named team captain for the 2012-13 college basketball season on Thursday, according to the team's official Twitter account.
The 6'3 Bartelstein has only played sparingly over his three-year career, earning a grand total of 46 minutes of action since joining head coach John Beilein's program as a preferred walk-on in 2009. One of five seniors on Michigan's roster this season, the Highland Park, Ill., native is the son of well-known sports agent Mark Bartelstein, founder of Chicago-based Priority Sports & Entertainment.
Along with being an Academic All-Big Ten selection in each of the past two years, Bartelstein writes a weekly journal entitled "The Bartelstein Blog" featured prominently on the team's official basketball homepage. While he may not be expected to play a significant role in the backcourt for Beilein this season, Bartelstein is the first player to be named Michigan captain in nearly three years, following the graduations of co-captains Stu Douglass and Zack Novak.
Congrats to Josh Bartelstein on being named this year's team captain. Additional captains will be named on a game-by-game basis. #GoBlue— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) November 1, 2012