what can you say? As GREAT as Burke was/is, Mcgary is the story of the tourney so far. 54 points,38!!!!!!!! rebounds in 3 games. Unreal.
FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
He's the x factor. Can't wait to see what he'll do next year.
i can't wait to see what he'll do next game!
McGary: 12/17 shooting, 25 pts, 14 rebs, 3 stl in 35 mins
Withey: 6/11 shotting, 12 pts, 8 rebs, 5 blk in 39 mins
Who would have thought going into this game that McGary would win this matchup? Dude's become a big man in the past 3 games.
McGary is actually further along in his skill set and ability than Withey was at this stage is his career. So its not that surprising especially since the way he has been used the in the three games has been great. Putting him in the pick and roll with burke has really maximized his opportunities.
than Morgan or Horford. What is the upside for this kid? Can't wait to find out.
It took most the year to get his conditioning and eating sorted out. The guy has some great offensive skills that almost surprise me when I see them when you compare him to the guy in the regular season.
my five year old son is more along in his offensive game than Horford...
yes, I laughed out loud at my self. I rule.
I would honestly consider it a draw if Withey didnt edge McGary. They destroyed our interior defense, where McGary is. McGary's bulk of great defensive plays come from hustle 10-20 ft from the basket. Withey kept us out of the lane for 35 minutes.
BOOOO This is a McGary Love thread!!!!
when you punch McGary in the nuts.
they were just turning his game on
they were just turning his game on
Dong Punch flips a switch
Would’nt like me when angry
Mitch Smashes Withey
He does deserve his own thread.
noticeable improvement in his game the last month or so. Very impressed with the coaching staff and MM putting in the time and effort to develop his game.
has been a breakthrough
And Burke is getting the ball to him and still scoring a bunch himself. The new Michigan inside/outside game. Gotta love it.
Anyone else here in their mid 30s having flashbacks when they see #4 stealing the ball and leading the break?
My thoughts exactly. Awesome
I liked it when McGary would make jumpers in Witheys face. Yeah ... I liked that.
he's added a good amount of range to his game... hopefully his free throws keep him out of the draft :/
McGary had his doubters, and they were well deserved. Tonight though he single handedly kept us in the game until late. He gave up 4-5" and still dominated the boards. Really showed why he has taken over as the starter.
How tall do you think WIthey is?
I believe Elijah Johnson would concur.
You mean big McNuggets...
All the bigger for Johnson to target.
I bet Johnsons hand hurt after hitting McGary's berries
I am just jumping into a thread, any thread, to say fuck yeah!
I hope his man parts are OK! That's what you call taking one for the team.
Where the hell did McGary come from?!?! March McGary!!
...when I have my crazy subs party at my house! I'm drunk on my blue drink that I drank out of my U of M glass while watching the game alone in the dark in my family room!!!! And I'm 45 years old!
This is my favorite post of all time.
That KU player will rue that day he touched McGary's balls. Pissed him off mightily in sure.
He has a broken hand now.
sunt tauri maximi viri optimique.
Don't even know what that means, but who cares? Everybody is getting posbanged tonight!
Huge game Mitch and thank you to Jordan Morgan for staying in the game!
Really want him to stay all four years just so I can love this kid longer. By far one of my favorite Michigan players every in my lifetime.
And he is gone after net year. He keeps playing like this folks are going to start talking about him leaving this year. Remember he was thinking about going pro before coming umich (he was in prep school,no?).
In any event, dude keeps this up, he might be on some per season all American lists. Seriously, he has been dominant.
McGary actually turns 21 this summer, so I don't think it's realistic to expect him to be here four years. I'll gladly take two years.
McGary just did a beat down of Withey. His last game was great against a small team but no one expected the beat down of Withey.
McGary is my new favorite player after Burke. This guy is all over the floor and never gives up. No one is hustling more than McGary in the last few games. Better than Noel...no question
Love this kid. Great game when it counted the most.