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McGary Getting on the Glass (with Video)
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Posted Nov 7, 2012
While several clamor for Michigan freshman Mitch McGary to show off his five star potential, the new big man isn’t concerning himself with expectations. Instead, While several clamor for Michigan freshman Mitch McGary to show off his five star potential, the new big man isn’t concerning himself with expectations. Instead, McGary is focused on production and rebounds – a lot of rebounds.
Coaches drool over prep stars that have tremendous size, athleticism and a whole lot of coachable skill. What coaches go completely nuts over is a player that has all of the above, plus a true team mentality and attitude focused on being the hardest working player on the floor.
was cast into the recruiting spotlight over a year ago with his strong play and physical gifts. What separates him is his no pain, no gain mentality and the nose for the ball that allowed him to corral 10 rebounds in 20 minutes against Saginaw Valley State Monday night, and 9 boards in 17 minutes against Northern Michigan.
“I think everybody has really big expectations but I’m just trying to go out there and have fun and win the game,” said McGary. “My main job is just to get rebounds and thats what I like doing. I’m happy not scoring a point and getting rebounds.”
McGary’s aggressiveness and energy is obvious. So much so that he found himself in some first half foul trouble, accumulating three in the first 20 minutes of play.
“He’s done a better job in practice cause we’re pretty sure in practice we probably call fouls that aren’t fouls just to make sure he knows,” said coach John Beilein. “And he’s really done a better job than ---
continue to have habits of fouling. I think he’s done a pretty good job.”
“He’ll get better at it but his intensity, we’re not going to turn that down,” added Beilein. “He’s got to keep playing hard but smart.”
McGary may not be concerning himself too much with his offensive game and that development but the Chesterton, Indiana native showed flashes of what he’s capable of.
In the first half McGary gained position in the mid-post, turned to his left between two defenders and laid one in off the glass.
In the second half, McGary used his defensive instincts for an easy bucket, intercepted an entry pass at the top of the key, chasing the deflected ball down and picking it up just in time for a windmill right handed slam that had the bench and fans at Crisler Center buzzing.
To watch video of McGary after the win over SVSU, press play below.
Mag Excerpt: Freshman Impact (Part 2)
Oct 26, 2012
Mag Excerpt: Freshman Impact (Part 1)
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Video: Comfort Level Rising for McGary
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