Recruiting Notebook: The Latest on Mitch McGary

964221[1]Duke Hoop Blog interviewed Mitch McGary’s father for a feature story that touches on McGary’s past, the decision to attend prep school, his development, his coaches and the next steps in his recruitment.

The most notable quote from McGary’s father refers to Mitch’s plans to return home and discuss things with his family this weekend:

Recently, reports came out that Mitch was nearing or had made a decision. However, Tim refutes that notion “He hasn’t made a decision. I just talked to him tonight (Monday night) and we talked about it a little bit. He’s coming home Wednesday night and we’re going to sit down and talk about it. They get a four or five day break this weekend so he’s flying in to O’hare and my older son will pick him up. We’ll be able to sit down and sort things out.”

The entire feature is worth a read as it provides insight into McGary’s journey from under the radar Chesterton kid to national recruit.

McGary was also recently profiled by SLAM Magazine and emphasized to’s Jerry Meyer that he has not made any decision ($). With a more local twist, Mike Hutton from the Post Tribune cites a source familiar with the process in predicting that McGary will attend either Michigan or Duke.

Other Notes:

  • Austin Hatch has been attending school events since his return to Fort Wayne. Reports are that Hatch attended a Canterbury tennis match and was also in school on Tuesday after being released from the hospital over the weekend. Michigan commitment Mark Donnal tweets: “Just got a text from my man Austin Hatch…Very inspirational kid, cant wait to get to Michigan with him”
  • 6-foot-7 2014 forward Keita Bates-Diop, a Michigan camper and visitor, recently picked up an offer from Purdue. He’ll visit Illinois and DePaul unofficially this weekend and Illinois Prep Bullseye reports that he could be on the verge of an Illinois offer as well.
  • Tom Crean stopped by to watch Grant Evans earlier this week and the 2014 guard is planning to attend opening practices at Purdue and Indiana this weekend.
  • Michigan is on the long list of schools that are pursuing 2013 Alabama decommit, New Jersey native Jaren Sina (video). Sina is regarded as a top-100 player by all three national scouting services.
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