Chad Ford released his first mock draft of 2013 this afternoon and Michigan players rate quite favorable. Trey Burke (No. 6), Mitch McGary (No. 12) and Glenn Robinson III (No. 15) are all slotted in the top 15 picks of Ford’s draft.
No. 12. Mitch McGary: Analysis: McGary mania is in full swing after a terrific run in the NCAA tourney, but NBA scouts still are getting their arms around his draft stock. They’ve really only been scouting this Mitch McGary for about eight games. However, on the surface, it appears that McGary has a lot of promise. He’s got an incredible motor, is a good athlete, has great hands, rebounds, blocks shots and has shown a midrange game. It’s possible he’s a one-hit wonder, but I think more and more teams believe he’s the same kid that ranked as one of the top five players in the country after his junior year of high school. He could be a great replacement for J.J. Hickson should he bolt in free agency this summer.
No. 15. Glenn Robinson III. Analysis: The Bucks don’t have a lot going for them right now at the small forward position — especially since sending Tobias Harris out of town in the J.J. Redick deal. Robinson would give them yet another long, athletic forward who can fly up and down the floor. The difference with Robinson? He can shoot, and let’s face it, there’s some karma at play here, too. The Bucks drafted Robinson III’s father with the No. 1 pick in 1994. Keep it in the family.