April 2nd, 2013 at 7:55 PM ^

I believe it is what is best for him...if he has anything near the stats he is putting up now next year, he will probably land in the middle of the lottery. 

In regards for our team....FUCK YEAH! 


April 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 AM ^

But the effects of playing with Trey Burke canot be understated.  Burke driving and penetrating leaves McGary open so many gimmes.  He will really struggle to replicate his offensive production without a gaurd like Burke feeding him, since he lakcs post moves.   On the other hand his effeort and hustle to get rebounds in incredible.

Blue boy johnson

April 4th, 2013 at 12:15 PM ^

I am not so sure about this argument. Darius Morris first, now Trey Burke putting up great numbers at PG in M's offense. I think Beilein's offense is making everyone look good and will function just fine without Trey Burke. Burke will be missed no doubt, but the offense will adjust and still be very productive. McGary, Stauskas, and GRIII are all capable of much more next season and should flourish taking a bigger role in Trey Burke's absence.


April 2nd, 2013 at 7:58 PM ^

Here's the relevant quote from the article:

"I haven’t even thought about (leaving),” [McGary] told after practice Tuesday at the Crisler Center. “I don’t have a decision to make -- I’m coming back.”

Is he 100 percent sure?

“Yeah,” he said with a laugh. “I’m coming back.”

Wolverine Devotee

April 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 PM ^

GRIII needs another year. He didn't play that well during the regular season. Imagine how much his stock will go up if he plays like he is now next season? 

As for THJ, he's a junior. Almost 75% of the way to getting a degree. Why not stay one more year, what the hell? Have a chance to move into the top-10 in the all-time scoring list and lead the team to another B1G Championship. 

I'm pretty sure money isn't an issue for either of the legacies. 


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:04 PM ^

I agree with this.  As a GRIII fan, I still wouldn't want my NBA team to draft him in the first round.  His best games were great, but he disappeared in big games and doesn't yet have some of the polish you want in an NBA 3.  Another year of work and he could be a lottery pick as well.  

I hope they all come back, and I think they all should (except Burke, of course, who should bolt).  


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:02 PM ^

and hopefully more incentive for his best friend to come back as well.  Mitch won't allow his roommate GRIII to leave without him.


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:14 PM ^

Great.  This one was starting to scare me a little.  Big men who show any skill level become quickly coveted by the NBA.

He has a chance to be an All-American next year.  

Generic MGoBlogger

April 2nd, 2013 at 8:23 PM ^

is awesome considering his Tourney emergence has put him anywhere from the second to first rounds according to numerous analysts. Love the kid and his energy, and maybe this will possibly start lure guys like GRIII back to the program for at least next season.


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:31 PM ^

I need Mitch to hit the gym, do those squats and air alerts and work on his verts.  He needs to board and go right back up with thunder.


April 2nd, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

Even though his vertical is lacking he still goes up with authority.  One of his best attributes is that he goes 100% on both ends of the court at all times.  Morgan is what he is but sometimes he infuriates me with how soft he is down low on offense.  He lives in constant fear of getting stuffed so he's timid.


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:54 PM ^

He's already a junior age wise, so I wouldn't blame him for changing his mind after the dust settles. Athletic, rebounding, runs the floor type of big men are at a premium. You gotta do what you gotta do though selfishly I want him back.


April 2nd, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

True, some guys do change their minds after the season's over (Darius Morris did, I believe) - but this sounds pretty definitive.  He's not talking about it being a "tough decision" - he sounds like he isn't considering the NBA at all right now.


April 2nd, 2013 at 10:03 PM ^

If he plays two more games and goes 20 and 15 in them, maybe teams start talking about a lottery pick. It'd e different if things were over, but first world problems and all that. They don't have to declare by NBA standards till the 28th. That's a long time for options to change.

San Diego Mick

April 2nd, 2013 at 8:56 PM ^

So glad to hear this, assuming Trey & THJ are the only ones that leave and GRIII comes back this would be our line-up next year:

PG - D. Walton & Spike

SG - Stauskas, Levert, Irvin

SF - GRIII, Bielfeldt

PF - Morgan, Donnal

C - McGary, Horford

That looks like a damn good line-up to me.

Can you imagine how good we would be if Trey and THJ did comeback? Still looks like a top 5 team anyway without those guys


April 2nd, 2013 at 9:01 PM ^

This is excellent news, of course. Watching him literally grow throughout the season as he played more has been great and, particularly based on McGary's tournament performance admittedly, freshman Mitch McGary makes me excited to think about what sophomore Mitch McGary could be. A great post player that might be able to sustain 17.5 PPG on average and, say, 8-11 rebounds per game possibly? Yes, please. 



April 2nd, 2013 at 9:11 PM ^

Awesome news!  This kid has made a huge improvement over the season (especially the last 2-3 weeks). Besides having natural athletic ability, size, etc... he has an amazing motor.  He's destined for the lottery though if the last 2-3 weeks are any indication.