Michigan Wolverines‘ Mitch McGary averaged 7.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game last season and he will still enter the year as an All-American. Will he meet expectations in the 2013-14 college basketball season?
I don’t think he deserved to be an All-American, but I do think he will meet expectations. That really is all that matters.
McGary was a beast in the NCAA tournament last season. He got more playing time and made the most of it. In back-to-back games in the dance, McGary scored over 20 points and grabbed 14 boards. He is going to have to do that all season long since Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke are no longer on the team.
Both made up a very good backcourt last season, but Michigan will be even more well-rounded this year and it should have a better frontcourt.
Glenn Robinson III is also getting a lot of hype, along with Nik Stauskas and incoming freshman Derrick Walton. McGary will not be alone, but he is being dubbed as an All-American, so apparently he is expected to do the most this season.
McGary should have no problem averaging more than 10 points per game. However, I think he has to average a double-double just to meet expectations. That is very possible since he only averaged 19.7 minutes per game in the 2012-13 season and wasn’t too far off from averaging 10 points per game and 10 rebounds per game.
Michigan needs McGary to be dominant this season and I believe that is what the Wolverines are going to get.