2012-2013 Season

Mitch McGary’s draft stock rising, but he plans to return

Chad Ford is of the opinion that Mitch McGary could be a first round pick:

McGary clearly has benefitted from the play of point guard Trey Burke. Burke has been awesome at putting McGary in a position to score. Without him, I doubt he’d be putting up these numbers. However, McGary’s motor, toughness and agility are all key indicators of potential NBA success. So is his excellent offensive rebounding percentage that has him ranked seventh in the country.

What if McGary declares for the NBA draft this year? I think he goes somewhere in the first round. Where will likely depend on workouts.

UPDATE: Kyle Meinke reports at MLive.com that McGary plans on returning to school.

“I haven’t even thought about (leaving),” he told MLive.com after practice Tuesday at the Crisler Center. “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.”

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