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McGary commits to Michigan over Duke, Florida

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Everyone was saying it would be Michigan — recruiting analysts, coaches, fans and players. And class of 2012 power forward Mitch McGary surprised no one as he announced his commitment to Michigan moments ago.

“I felt most comfortable being there and I trusted the coaches over the other coaching staffs. I feel like I can make an impact my freshman year.”

The second best senior in the country choose the Wolverines over Duke and Florida and talked very favorably about Michigan in his blog yesterday. “What I really like about Michigan is its coaching staff, especially [assistant coach] Bacari Alexander,” McGary said. “He’s probably one of the most underrated coaches in the country. He really knows what he’s doing with the big men.”

McGary joins small forwards Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson in head coach John Beilein‘s best recruiting class in his time with the Wolverines.

Here’s why the 6’10, 255 big man is such an impact player:

McGary’s stocked has soared throughout the past few months and is one of the top prospects in the country now. He has one of the best motors in the country and his game heavily benefits because his hustle opens up opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist. He also has excellent shot-blocking abilities as well as great footwork and a good presence of mind. McGary displays a variety of interior scoring moves too and consistently knocks down mid-range jumpers. In addition, he rebounds, handles the ball well and creates scoring opportunities for him teammates effectively. However, he can develop more scoring moves and increase the range on his shot.


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