The Michigan Wolverines and their fans picked up a major boost on Thursday afternoon when both Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III reportedly made the decision to return to Ann Arbor for the 2013-14 season.
Robinson, who is well known for his athleticism and down the line potential could’ve had the opportunity to hear his name called in the late lottery portion of the first round. The same applies to McGary, who quickly became one of the most appealing prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft, thanks to his dominating play in the NCAA Tournament. McGary’s stock was soaring and he too could have potentially heard his name called in the late lottery portion of the first round. At the very least, the two were definitely first round selections.
Earlier in the afternoon, Michigan made the decision to announce a 4:30pm (EST) press conference, but news broke via Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com that the two were expected to come back to Michigan next season.
The decisions of both McGary and Robinson are huge for the Wolverines and their potential next season. Michigan very well could find themselves ranked within the preseason top ten when the first poll is released, even despite the loss of National Player of the Year, Trey Burke. Burke, a sophomore, and junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. have already made the decision to enter the NBA Draft. Hardaway Jr. is expected to be selected in the first round, while Burke will likely hear his name with the top five as the pool’s top overall point guard.
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