Nov 29, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Mitch McGary (4) is defended by Coppin State Eagles forward Zach Burnham in the second half at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 87-45. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Mitch McGary has a draft promise in the 20′s


Former Michigan Wolverines’ big man Mitch McGary has had a rough year.

After helping the Wolverines reach the NCAA title game in 2013, McGary was limited to just eight games this season due to a back injury. He then tested positive for marijuana, which is why he decided to enter the draft rather than returning to school. McGary would have been suspended for the entire season so he really didn’t have much of a choice.

Although his stock likely reached an all-time low after that failed drug test, he still could be a first round pick. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, McGary has a promise from a team in the 20′s.

McGary averaged 9.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 54.5% from the field and 66.7% from the charity stripe last season. The last time he was measured (at the LeBron James camp in 2013), he came in at 6’10.5 and 266 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’11.5. He is ranked by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express as the 29th-best prospect in the draft and is currently projected to be selected with the 30th-overall selection in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs.

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