Mitch McGary is ready to announce his college decision next week which means that speculation and rumors will be a dime-a-dozen for the next several days. One of the most respected scouts, analysts or insiders in the world of basketball recruiting, Dave Telep, posted his two cents on the situation this afternoon. Telep calls the McGary recruitment “one of those rare full circle situations” and quotes an assistant coach as predicting McGary to Michigan:
Next week, Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster) will decide between Michigan, Duke and Florida. He officially visited each school except for Florida. “I think the kid’s getting kind of burnt out with it,” one college assistant said. “I think the kid’s going to Michigan.”
This is on the verge of becoming one of those rare full circle situations. A few weeks ago, the Wolverines were on the verge of getting a commitment from McGary; I believe that. At that point, a number of programs, sensing that Michigan was close, began chipping away. When a leader emerges — as Michigan did — it makes it easy for every school to see whom they have to beat and therefore the leader winds up under attack. A lot of times, the perceived leader never recovers and fades. In this case, Michigan appears to have overcome the objections and has itself positioned to nab the top power forward in the country next week. Now, here’s the caveat: this situation has changed before, therefore it could change again but right now it’s on autopilot and the guy flying the plane likes the Wolverines.