Michigan’s Mitch McGary to return for sophomore season
McGary has been climbing up the draft boards lately, including ESPN.com rating him as a first-round prospect. McGary has averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds this season for the Wolverines (30-7).
McGary had a career high of 25 points and 14 rebounds in an 87-85 victory over Kansas in the NCAA tournament’s regional semifinals. Michigan plays Syracuse on Saturday in the National Semifinals.
“I haven’t even thought about (leaving),” he told MLive.com. “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.”
McGary has averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds since replacing Jordan Morgan in the starting lineup for the tournament. He posted back-to-back double-doubles against VCU and Kansas, becoming the first Michigan player to accomplish that feat since Robert Traylor in 1998.