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Posted on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 : 1:39 p.m.

Mitch McGary's prep coach unsure when he'll sign his letter of intent, analyst says Wednesday

By Nick Baumgardner

Updated 2:04 p.m.
During his nationally-televised commitment to the Michigan basketball program last week, Brewster Academy power forward Mitch McGary said he was unsure when exactly he'd sign his letter of intent.

Jason Smith, McGary's coach at Brewster, told via email Tuesday that he's uncertain when the country's top power forward will sign with the Wolverines.

"Mitch had mentioned at his announcement he wasn't sure if he would sign his LOI this week or wait (for the spring signing period)," Smith wrote. "I haven't spoken with him or his parents about it. I imagine he will sign this week, but I do not have confirmation."

Smith went on to add that Brewster does not host signing ceremonies for players, explaining that the players simply "come to the office, sign the paperwork and we fax (the letters) back to respective schools."

All 2012 recruits will have an opportunity to sign their respective letters of intent when the early signing period begins Wednesday. The period itself runs from Wednesday through Nov. 16.

While Smith was unsure, ESPN senior basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep was the opposite.

Telep tweeted Tuesday that McGary will in fact sign his letter of intent during the period's opening day Wednesday.

"Mitch McGary will put pen to paper and sign with the Michigan Wolverines tomorrow," Telep tweeted.

McGary announced his intentions to attend Michigan last week during a live ESPNU broadcast. Rated as the top power forward in America by, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound McGary chose the Wolverines over Florida and Duke.

As for the other two members of Michigan's 2012 class, four-star shooting guard Nick Stauskas said via Twitter on Tuesday that he intends on signing his letter Friday. tweeted Tuesday that four-star small forward Glenn Robinson III intends to sign Wednesday.

Currently, rates Michigan's 2012 class as the fifth-best in the country.

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



Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 1:18 p.m.

I hope all them sign this week. The sooner the better, not just for Michigan but for them. A lot of recruiters will continue to hound kids until they actually sign the papers. I imagine they don't want that.