Michigan basketball recruit Mitch McGary brushes off talk of early entry into NBA
As a 19-year-old post-graduate senior at Brewster Academy, McGary — a five-star prospect, according to Rivals and Scout.com — technically has the option of declaring for the 2012 NBA Draft, as he'll be more than a year removed from high school in June.
Though, apparently, the thought of bypassing college is nowhere on McGary's radar.
In an ESPNBoston.com article featuring Brewster's program, author Peter May writes that McGary wants no part of the NBA.
"(However,) McGary said he isn't remotely ready for the NBA and is looking forward to playing at Michigan with Glenn Robinson III, (a future) Indiana high school teammate at Ann Arbor and the son of former NBA star Glenn Robinson."
The 6-foot-10, 260-pound McGary recently took a tumble in both ESPN.com and Scout.com's recruiting rankings, but is considered one of the top power forwards for the 2012 class.
McGary and his unbeaten Brewster Academy club begin play Thursday in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council boys' basketball tournament .
Fellow 2012 signee Nik Stauskas, a four-star guard who attends prep school at St. Mark's in Massachusetts, will also begin play Thursday in the NEPSAC tournament.
As for Robinson, his Lake Central club advanced out of the first round of the sectional play Tuesday in the Indiana High School Athletic Association's state playoffs.
Speaking of IHSAA sectional action, 2013 Michigan commit Zak Irvin was involved in a thrilling first-round game Tuesday as his top-ranked Hamilton Southeastern club got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Michigan State signee Gary Harris to knock off No. 3 North Central.
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