Dec 28, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan (52) and forward Mitch McGary (4) high five in the second half against the Holy Cross Crusaders at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 88-66. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan forward Mitch McGary suspended one year by NCAA, will enter NBA Draft

In a bizarre twist of events, Michigan forward Mitch McGary has been suspended by the NCAA but will avoid that suspension by entering the NBA Draft this June. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel, the Michigan forward failed an NCAA marijuana test and wouldn’t be able to resume his college career until the 2015-16 season.

To avoid having to sit out an entire year of basketball, the NCAA has forced McGary’s hand and he will join other underclassmen declaring for the draft.

Recently, McGary has been creeping into the first round of mock drafts as some of the better prospects ahead of him like Willie Cauley-Stein and Montrezl Harrell decide to return to their schools in 2014. But this is an issue that will no doubt red flag him as not only did he have an existing back problem that was cause for concern, he now has to answer for his year long ban for smoking marijuana.

There are worse things to be busted with and frankly teams may end up being more concerned about his back than his pot smoking habit. But there is still nothing to be proud of if you’re McGary as declaring for the NBA has gone from a happy choice to his only option.

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  • Immortal Illumined

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    on the day the former Supreme Court Chief Justice Stevens says marijuana should be legal

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter

    though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade

    Deaths by Guns: Millions

    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions

    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever