June 16th, 2013 at 11:04 AM ^

If we want to get snippy, it would be "MM, who will be playing power forward this year, named #1 returning center."

Unless, of course, Montrezl Harrall, Willie Cauley-Stein, and the other players on that list are also moving to power forward this year.

/BOOM grammar policed


June 16th, 2013 at 9:06 AM ^

Here's the actual writeup from Sporting News - (HERE).

They gave Mitch McGary an awesome compliment too:

"He has shown great command of every important tool: shooting, passing, scoring in the post, even handling the ball when necessary. He is an insatiable rebounder. He holds his position defensively and blocks the occasional shot. And he plays freaking hard. "

Runner-up in their listing is Montrezl Harrell from Louisville, followed by Willie Cauley-Stein at Kentucky. 

Eastside Maize

June 16th, 2013 at 11:31 AM ^

I see a lot of double- doubles coming for Mitch. Took Mitch a minute to get into playing shape but as long as he continues to grind he could be an All- American this year.


June 16th, 2013 at 2:30 PM ^

It's pretty self explanitory. Last year the offense ran exclusively through Burke. This year, without the best court general in the college game at the helm any longer, we're going to have to be more creative and flexible to get our points. More multi-dimensional is what we are going to be by necessity, but by no means implies our offense will be better. The guy's comment was more obvious fact than a controversial, neg-worthy blanket statement.

SF Wolverine

June 17th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

How MM responds to being more of a "go to" guy.  My guess is pretty well; we might have surprised people at the start of the tourney, but by the end I don't thikn he was being overlooked anymore.  Would be great to see how having an inside presence will help our shooters, and vice-versa.


June 17th, 2013 at 10:31 AM ^

I think the game slowed down for him quite a bit late in the season moreso than it was a matter of sneaking up on people.  He's going to be a force on the boards for us and is great at swiping away entry passes and throwing outlets down the floor... also a good passer for a big man.  I think that if he is able to add anything in the way of post moves during the offseason and can improve as an on-ball defender, he will be an unstoppable force against the majoriy of teams we play.  I think he's already had it click for him to the point where if the opposition doesn't have enough size to match up, it's going to be awfully hard to beat us.