gwkrlghl

June 26th, 2014 at 10:09 PM ^

We're one GRIII pick away from having the entire national championship game team being 1st rounders. Watching the highlight reel of Mitch in that game is wild as you realize the NBA talent that was on that team. Four 1st rounders and a 2nd rounder at worst

Edit: Plus the very real possibility that our 6th man from that team could be a 1st rounder in 2015.

EastCoast

June 26th, 2014 at 10:03 PM ^

He will do well in OKC. They love running the floor and creating fast-paced offense, and that is exactly McGary's game. He will start off as a spark off the bench, but could easily become a starter with time.

gwkrlghl

June 26th, 2014 at 10:07 PM ^

He'll always be a big 'what if' for me. Mitch probably started less than 15 games total for Michigan and I wonder what this year's team could've done with the rampaging Mitch of yesteryear in the line-up.

Good luck in the league young man. Tweet a pick of yourself with rolls of money and a joint to Mark Emmert. Flipping him the bird is also preferred.

Wolfman

June 26th, 2014 at 10:27 PM ^

strecth in the 2013 tourney, his play reminded me tremendously of Bill Walton during Portland's glory years. There weren't too many, of course, due to his propensity for injury, but simply the way he ran the floor when healthy and watching Mitch do the same thing last season. When I say "might be giving him too much credit," I didn't just suffer a concussion and putting him at that level. If that were true, he would have gone No. 1 today.  I was just referring to his energy, tremendous passing skills, timing on rebounds and blocked shots during that stretch that, had he played more games might have become our first big AA in years.  I'm with you on the "what if" thought though.  Guess we'll find out. Obviously these teams have a pretty good handle on the draft, especially those close to being at the top. They know how to build contenders and he might prove to be just what OKC needs to help the bigs they already have.  He certainly was a fit for Beilein and having him all year might have been just what we needed to follow up a championship game appearance with the whole nine yards this season.

LSAClassOf2000

June 26th, 2014 at 10:08 PM ^

Hopefully, the "WIn The Game" sign makes an appearance in an NBA game as well, because that really was a grea team moment.

As others have mentioned, this is a pretty good spot for Mitch and it is nice to see all of the work of these players and the Michigan basketball staff paying off in draft successes. You really do have to like where we're at right now. 

gwkrlghl

June 26th, 2014 at 10:24 PM ^

It sucked for him that he chose to came back, got injured, never played, then got NCAA ban-hammered for smoking weed all as his draft stock steadily ticked downward throughout the season. I hated the thought of him losing millions for coming back. Undoubtedly he got drafted lower this year than he would've last year, but I'm just glad it looks like it's going to work out for him

A Fan In Fargo

June 26th, 2014 at 10:49 PM ^

LMFAO, no way this dude goes before GR3. He's the best passer in this draft. Is he a point guard? I don't know how the Spurs won the championship because they have always been a bunch of chumps to me. I will always believe that Michigan had three first rounders in this draft.

A Fan In Fargo

June 27th, 2014 at 12:03 AM ^

Such little firecrackers. Thanks for attempting to put me in my place though. I know nothing about sports. Only been watching the NBA for 30 plus years. I'd say I get it a little bit. So when I say the Spurs organization is a buch of nim rods with the one and only Tim Duncan, Manu and Tony, you shut them sausage suckers up and take heed. ;)