Tag Archives: Mitch McGary
By Shaun O’Dell,
In April 2013, Michigan’s freshman big man, Mitch McGary, was on top of the world. He’d become synonymous with the list of elite power forwards in the NCAA. As a freshman, he’d helped lead the Wolverines to the top of the NCAA regular season rankings, and an amazing tournament run to the championship game. Several analysts had him projected as a top ten draft pick if he were to declare for the NBA draft last spring. It was a very real possibility that his draft stock would never be higher than it was last summer. McGary, however, made the decision to return to Michigan for his sophomore season. In a press conference at the University of Michigan, he explained the following:
By Chris Ramirez
Stillwater, OK – Marcus Smart was on every ballot from the 65-member national media panel Monday, after averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.0 steals last season in winning the Big 12 player of year award, it was how the Cowboys fared in the NCAA tournament that had a lot to do with his coming back.
By Chris Ramirez
Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan coach John Beilein said that Sophomore Mitch McGary is making good progress but remains day to day, with the season opener still a couple weeks away. Beilein announced last month that McGary had been limited because of a lower back condition.
By: Alexander Onaindia
In today’s era of one and done college basketball stars many people are always focused on the next big thing (see Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker). However, there should be plenty of buzz surrounding the guys who will return as sophomores next season. Freshman may carry all the hype but it is rare that a team will win a national championship carried by freshman. Kentucky two years ago was the exception. Here is Roundballdirect.com’s list of the top 10 sophomores for the upcoming college basketball season.
By Jesse Moore
Sophomore-to-be Mitch McGary was one of the main reasons why the University of Michigan men’s basketball team made a Final Four run in the 2013 NCAA tournament. After deciding to bypass this year’s NBA Draft in July, he is now the main reason why Big Blue Nation should expect nothing less come March Madness next year. The 6-foot-10 McGary had an emergence in the 2013 NCAA Tournament that had talent evaluators throwing Jared Sullinger and Kevin Love comparisons on him after averaging over 14 points and 10 rebounds per game over 6 games in the tournament.