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Posted on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 10:48 a.m.

Michigan basketball signee Mitch McGary helps Brewster win national title and more notes

By Nick Baumgardner

Future Michigan basketball big man Mitch McGary earned a national championship Wednesday night.

McGary, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound five-star power forward, scored 12 points to help Brewster Academy grab an 87-76 victory against Hargrave Military Academy in the title game of the National Prep Championship tournament in New Haven, Conn.

Earlier in the day, McGary and Brewster knocked off Notre Dame Prep, 78-74, to advance to the title game. On Tuesday, Brewster dumped Massanutten Military Academy.

The national title is the second in three years for Brewster (33-1).

Earlier in the week, fellow 2012 signee Nik Stauskas poured in 19 points as his St. Mark's (Mass.) team knocked off Tilton School, led by the country's No. 1 overall recruit (Nerlens Noel) to win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class AA Championship.

“This is so crazy for us, because after last year’s loss to them, for like, a year exactly to this day, we’ve been thinking about this rematch against Tilton,” Stauskas told “There’s no better feeling in the world than just working hard and achieving your goals.”

Stauskas, a four-star prospect, was named the championship game's most valuable player, helping St. Mark's improve to 26-1 overall.

Also last weekend, 2012 four-star wing signee Glenn Robinson III dropped in a game-high 24 points to lead Lake Central (Ind.) High School to its first IHSAA sectional title since 1997.

Video of Stauskas' MVP title-game performance, per

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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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

WOW, you add this next class to Burke, Hardaway, and Smotritz(sp), Morgan, and Vogrich. We are freekin loaded!


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 8:02 p.m.

Stauskas took it right to Noel! I knew he could shoot, but he went right at a 6'10" guy with no fear. First time I've seen video of this kid and that was impressive!


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 6:48 p.m.

hey guys WELCOME TO MICHIGAN. now we can kick some you know what. lets see what the cry baby at state will have to say in the next four years.


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 8:16 p.m.

Building on this years success, and with the influx of new talent this yea , I think we have a shot at beating every team in the big ten, including MSU and OSU. but i could just call them blozo and cry baby and whatever, but hey who am I, Stay classy folks


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

Let's not jump the gun on crybaby blozo yet. He seems to have the uncanny ability to put good teams together. UM outlook certainly looks good but time will tell.


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 7:17 p.m.

way to bring state into the comments and insult them at the same time. Stay classy


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Brewster is really loaded with college-caliber talent, so McGary "only" scoring 12 points isn't significant. What I love to hear about is his inside defense and rebounding ability. That alone is going to make Michigan a far better team next year. Stauskas is going to be a great player also for Michigan. He shows a great cross over dribble move in the video and some impressive inside moves in addition to his excellent outside shooting touch. Can't wait to see all 3 of these freshmen next season.


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:21 p.m.

Yes not starting and only scoring 12 outta of 80 something points....i am sure he will be amazing. If he was amazing he would be going in a draft that at one time was thought strong but it is now considered relatively weak. Can you say overrated b/c i can...Ready? McGary I mean over rated.


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 4:14 p.m.

wow - a national high school championship that takes place before all public school tournaments are completed how prestigious


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:19 p.m.

dont forget 2o yrs old and does not start. Not gonna lie.......Not gonna lie I am not worried for MSU.


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 4:43 p.m.

-with some players that are almost 20 yeas old