The Wolverines lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the recent weeks and look to keep most of their core together. This is a good start for head coach John Beilein, as he’ll be keeping two of the best freshmen in all of college basketball.
A press conference is to be held today to announce both of their decisions and, if reports are true, their decision is to remain in college.
McGary really emerged during the 2013 NCAA Tournament and averaged close to 15 points and 10 rebounds a game throughout March. He had an average regular season, but really took off when it mattered. He was rated the No. 1 recruit in the nation at one point by many recruiting sites coming into this season, but performed below expectations during the regular season.
Robinson III is the son of former NBA player Glenn Robinson and could have been a first-round pick in this year’s draft. He averaged 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds while averaging over 33 minutes per game this season.
The two freshmen led the Wolverines in rebounding and ended up turning Michigan into a Final Four team.
The decision to stay for McGary is a bit of a surprise seeing as his draft stock skyrocketed during the tournament and he was projected as a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Robinson III was seen as a solid first-round selection, but not the lottery. Both made a tough choice, and Michigan will benefit from this in the end.