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Michigan Basketball players Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III announced on Thursday that they would both be returning for their sophomore seasons. Most mock drafts had the dynamic duo slated as mid-first round picks in June’s NBA Draft.
McGary was a revelation in the NCAA Tournament. After coming off the bench for all but two games during the regular season, he started all six games in the tournament and was a key reason why the Wolverines reached the final game. McGary averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during Michigan’s tournament run. He joined Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Webber as the only freshman to ever put up at least 80 points and 58 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament.
McGary lead the team in rebounding (6.3 per game) and blocks (28). He is a natural leader and a likely choice to serve as the team captain for the 2013-14 season.
Glenn Robinson III (Photo by Todd White/isportsweb)
Glenn Robinson III started all 39 games this past season and was named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshmen team. He averaged 11 points and 5.4 boards per game, while shooting 57.2% from the field. Robinson is a sensational dunker and an elite athlete. Robinson, who did not miss a practice or game all year, was awarded the team’s Iron Man Award.
The return of both players is great news for Michigan, as they would have been down to 9 players on the roster had they elected to go pro. As it is, Michigan has just 11 players on the roster right now and might be looking to pick up a late 2013 recruit.
The sky is the limit for both of these guys and I can’t imagine how good they will be with a full off-season under the tutelage of John Beilein and Jon Sanderson, Michigan’s strength and conditioning coach.
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Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary are officially returning to the University of Michigan.
Michigan’s two talented freshmen had been projected as first round picks by most but opted to return to school for their sophomore seasons.
McGary and Robinson addressed the media this afternoon. We’ll have full coverage from the press conference to follow. Here are the official quotes...
According to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary are headed back to Ann Arbor for their sophomore seasons. The duo have a press conference scheduled for 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.
Robinson averaged 11 points and five rebounds as a freshman. McGary averaged eight points and six rebounds per game but had a breakout NCAA tournament performance...
Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary are coming back to Michigan for their sophomore seasons.
Robinson and McGary announced their decisions Thursday. The Wolverines have lost national player of the year Trey Burke and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to the NBA draft, but now they can expect to return three starters from the team that reached the NCAA title game this season.
Breaking News! McGary and GRIII are coming back! Good move.
BREAKING: Mitch McGary will remain at Michigan for the 2013-14 season.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) April 18, 2013
BREAKING: Glenn Robinson III will continue his Michigan career and remain for the 2013-14 season.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) April 18, 2013
Bring on 2013-14!
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Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III have decided to remain at Michigan for the 13-14 college season.
Michigan freshmen Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III gave pause to consider bolting for the NBA after one season in Ann Arbor. Despite being potential lottery picks this spring, the duo opted to return for their sophomore years, no doubt a big win for John Beilein and Wolverine fans everywhere.
(photo courtesy @umichbball)
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