0 McDonalds All-Americans, 7 First Rounders since 2013

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 21st, 2018 at 10:51 PM
  • 2013- Trey Burke, 9th overall to Utah
  • 2013- Tim Hardaway Jr., 24th overall to New York
  • 2014- Nik Stauskas, 8th overall to Sacramento
  • 2014- Mitch McGary, 21st overall to Oklahoma City
  • 2016- Caris LeVert, 20th overall to Brooklyn
  • 2017- DJ Wilson, 17th overall to Milwaukee
  • 2018- Moe Wagner, 25th overall to LA Lakers

0 McDonalds All-Americans. Pretty awesome stat (@umhoops)

Comments

HireWayne

June 21st, 2018 at 11:11 PM ^

I'm pretty sure McGary was the only top 50 high school player in his class of those 7.  

That is an incredible job by John Beilein. 

The guy literally makes millionaires.  

Best coach in the NCAA. 

stephenrjking

June 21st, 2018 at 11:49 PM ^

An interesting factoid:

Schools with the most 1st-round #NBADraft picks since 2013:
1. Kentucky — 15
2. Duke — 13
3. UCLA — 8
4. Michigan — 7
5. Arizona — 6
6. Michigan State, Kansas, North Carolina, Syracuse — 5

— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) June 22, 2018

I guess the real question is, what's up with UCLA? We can mock MSU and we should, but at least they've won some hardware and made some runs. UCLA's total there is mind-boggling.

bacon1431

June 22nd, 2018 at 6:42 AM ^

McGary is the only one that people would have predicted after his HS career that he’d get drafted. I think Stauskas was the only other consensus 4* out of that list. 

JB is incredible 

AC1997

June 22nd, 2018 at 1:09 PM ^

While first round picks are the appropriate focus here, we shouldn't forget that Morris and GR3 both carved out decent NBA careers being early second round picks.  McGary falling from grace and Stauskas never being a contributor are the saddest part of the list.

I think Matthews gets drafted somewhere next year.  No clue about Poole.  I love the guys and have high hopes for him, but geez are we setting expectations high for a guy who was a minimal rotation player.  He has a long way to go and will get every chance....but it will be okay if he's just "good" and not "Stauskas 2.0".  

 

AC1997

June 22nd, 2018 at 1:11 PM ^

While first round picks are the appropriate focus here, we shouldn't forget that Morris and GR3 both carved out decent NBA careers being early second round picks.  McGary falling from grace and Stauskas never being a contributor are the saddest part of the list.

I think Matthews gets drafted somewhere next year.  No clue about Poole.  I love the guys and have high hopes for him, but geez are we setting expectations high for a guy who was a minimal rotation player.  He has a long way to go and will get every chance....but it will be okay if he's just "good" and not "Stauskas 2.0".