this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Per the Detroit News:
Mitch McGary's back surgery was successful. There was no estimation of how long he will be out but he is expected to return to classes Thursday which shocked me.
Good luck with the recovery Mitch. Look forward to a successful return.
23. Mitch McGary
29. Nik Stauskas
Figured it was only a matter of time before Stauskas started getting some draft love. No real shock that GR3 or McGary have been slipping. If the season ended today, and these were their draft projections, it's likely they all could return for their Junior seasons. BUT, thankfully the season isn't ending today and it will be interesting to see where they end up at seasons end.
GO BLUE, BEAT DUKE!
Mitch McGary is believed to be playing this weekend against Iowa State.
EDIT 2:43 PM: A few people have pointed out that I posted too much paywalled info, and after secondary consideration I agree. I should have done a quick paraphrase and left it at that. The copy/paste was certainly too much.
Obviously he wouldn't be 100%, but I think even an 80-85% Mitch for 20 minutes would be a large boost to Michigan's chances on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.
Mitch McGary named #1 center in college basketball by Sporting News.
Beilein: Plan is to move Glenn Robinson III to small forward and play two big men."
"Chris Balas @ Balas_Wolverine
Glenn Robinson III will play the 3 and Mitch McGary the 4 next year. They're looking to play bigger - and it's best for the kids. "
Let the line-up and minute split speculation begin!
OSU freshman PG Marcus Smart, projected top 5 NBA Draft Pick, is announcing his decision tomorrow--in the Student Union with teammates Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown. Unless he has people advising him worse than LeBron with "the Decision," Smart is probably returning to school next year. Pretty surprising given his draft position.
This would most likely make Trey Burke the #1 PG in this year's draft. On the negative side, it is one less lottery pick in the draft and could make GR III or McGary a little more likely to go pro this year.
Markel Brown, Le'Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart are expected to announce whether they are entering the NBA draft at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The press conference is in the Student Union and is open to the public.