ESPN: Mitch McGary Updates Recruitment

Dylan Burkhardt

mitch-mcgary-rivals[1]2012 target Mitch McGary updated his recruitment in a blog post on The blog entry is the first update on McGary’s recruitment with direct quotes in sometime. McGary discusses his visits to Michigan, North Carolina and Duke and denies rumors that he made a commitment to any school. McGary notes that the fans stood out on his Michigan visit and also discusses his future plans for visits and in-homes. You can read the full update here but here’s a snippet:

Zack Novak was my host during my two days there and that was cool because he’s from my hometown and we played together during my freshman year. I loved the campus and loved the social life there. I definitely got a chance to speak with the coaching staff there and they just talked to me about how much they wanted me there and about how much of an impact I could make right away.

I would say that the part that stood out most about the visit was the fans and just how much love they showed me. I really wasn’t expecting all of that. People talk about the Cameron Crazies at Duke, but that’s how it was at Michigan too. Those fans showed me the most love of the three visits.

.. I still want to go to Kentucky, Maryland and Florida, but I’m not sure that I’ll get to those schools just yet. I’d like to get there, but we’ll just have to see.

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  • Adam

    He was a little more positive about Duke than I’d like, but it is what it is. Unfortunately Michigan doesn’t conveniently have Kyrie Irving and Nolan Smith and everyone else on campus to play pickup ball with.

    That said, he was really positive on Michigan too. UNC seems to be behind UM and Duke but I can’t say I’m confident competing with Duke. Just gotta hope for the best! It seems like his AAU coach is on Michigan’s side but the decision is up to Mitch!

  • FGCU Maize Rage

    Any timetable on when he’s going to commit to a school?

  • Paul

    I’m still skeptical of the odds of McGary coming to Michigan.  The important takeaway for me is that Michigan is in the top 6 (possibly top tier of the top 6) for a top 5 prospect.  Granted, I think he’s a 1-2 year college player, but getting him here would be huge.  Let’s hope for the best.

  • ZRL

    Sounds like it’s going to come down to us and Duke.

    • kennyYe

      Blue vs Blue Devils

  • Wayman Britt

    Dear Mitch: 

    Duke is a great school and has a great basketball program, but if you want to improve your fundamentals, skills and be ready for the next level you need to play for John Beilein.

    • Guest

      Considering the recent history of Duke’s big men development. Coach K used them nothing more than a screener and rebounder.  He had highly rated recruits, Josh McRoberts and Shavlik Randolph, and both were huge busts.  They never develop into a premier big man.  Coach K system is geared more toward guard/wing players which is like MSU in a sense that it’s geared for guards/wing players.  If Mitch McGary is serious about development and making it to the NBA after 1 year, Duke should not be in his consideration IMO.

  • This is definitely good news about his time spent with Zack, on campus, and at the football game.  I feel good about this.  I just don’t see the excitement level of attending a football game at the other schools he visited.  The others schools has just one level of excitement when it comes to athletics, Basketball.  It’s a Win Win for him to be a Wolverine!!!

  • section13row15

    I have a feeling he’s coming to Michigan.