I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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 continues his offseason preps by attending the Nike Skills Academy featuring Amare Stoudemire. Mark Snyder reports.
Now, in late June after bypassing an NBA draft shot, he’s trying to find his bearings as he faces the expectations of being a first-team All-America big man based on six games of a tournament run.
“Everybody looks at me having a big name now coming back to Michigan and trying to lead this program back to Final Four status. I’ve been trying to get better every day and trying to go back to campus and prove and show my teammates I want to lead this team.
I have no doubt that McGary is planning for 2013 to be his final year at Michigan, and events like these are designed to increase his readiness for the season and show the NBA that he'll be ready for the 2014 draft. Definitely worth a read.
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.