It’s understandable for the NBA to be interested in Mitch McGary. At a deceptively coordinated and agile 6-foot-10, his ceiling is hard to place, not to mention the fact that his production has been rapidly increasing throughout the NCAA tournament.
McGary is averaging 17 point and 11 rebounds in tournament games, his best performances coming against some of the country’s best defenses; VCU, Kansas and Florida are all teams known for their defensive ability, and McGary owned each of them.
In fact, the spotlight on McGary has grown so bright that Chad Ford recently projected the freshman as a potential first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft. However, after Michigan’s open practice on Tuesday, McGary told MLive’s Kyle Meinke that he is definitely staying at Michigan for his sophomore season. Just the fact that he had to make that clear testifies to the new attention McGary has been getting from national media during Michigan’s tournament run.
Through it all, McGary knows the import...