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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 10:53 a.m.

Michigan basketball recruits Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas earn wins on national stage

By Nick Baumgardner

Two pieces of the Michigan basketball program's 2012 recruiting class took to a national stage Sunday.

And both came away with victories.

Brewster Academy (N.H.) power forward Mitch McGary and St. Mark's (Mass.) guard Nik Stauskas both competed in the 2012 Hoophall Classic, held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

McGary and his Brewster squad knocked off the Tilton School, featuring top 2013 prospect Nerlens Noel, 57-53. Stauskas, meanwhile, was part of a 67-57 St. Mark's win over Friends Central.

The Brewster-Tilton game was aired live on ESPN.

McGary, a 6-foot-10, 260-pounder and the top-ranked power forward in the 2012 class, struggled Sunday — going 1-for-8 from the floor for three points.

The Michigan signee did grab 12 rebounds, but was hindered by the 6-foot-10 Noel,'s third-ranked prospect for 2013.

Stauskas had a better outing with St. Mark's, finishing with 16 points in his team's victory.

Watch McGary's game highlights here:

Watch Stauskas' game highlights here:

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:23 p.m.

Congrats to both McGary and Stauskas for their respective team wins. Although McGary had a tough outing scoring-wise, Michigan fans shouldn't be too concerned. He was up against a player that is tough to score on if you don't have a lot of experience yet doing it. Noel is the #2 rated player in the 2013 class, is 6-11, and has long arms and great athletic ability. I'm sure it was a great learning experience for him that will help him when he transitions over to Big Ten basketball. Also, assistant Coach Alexander at Michigan is great at working with big men.