McGruder was one of the best players in the Big 12 in the 2012-13 college basketball season. He put up 15.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, which were pretty much identical to his junior statistics. The only problem is his shooting numbers went down, which I am sure does not bode well with NBA teams.
McGruder is a great player and I am not saying that he won’t get drafted, it just does not look like that at the moment, since many mock drafts don’t even have him going in the late second round. However, it only takes one team to want him. There is always a chance that he will get picked up and signed after the draft, though, which seems like the most likely scenario.
It is still impressive to note that he led his team in both scoring and rebounding this past season. It is not like he is a big guy either, because he is only 6’4”. Lord knows I wish I could be “only” 6’4”.
Anyways, as a shooting guard, NBA teams would probably like him to be a little taller, but that is not something that they are going to get. However, McGruder can work on his shot and become a much more effective shooter, like he was in his junior season.
Drafted or not, it will be interesting to see if McGruder can make an NBA team at some point. He certainly has the talent to do so.
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