Mitch McGary selected No. 21 overall by Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Mitch McGary with the No. 21 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

John Beilein first hinted at the news, tweeting “another Wolverine about to go up on the board” moments before McGary was selected.

McGary’s career at Michigan saw jubilant highs and frustrating lows, but in the end he reached his dream and is off to the NBA as a first-round pick. McGary starred in Michigan’s 2013 run to the Final Four, but missed most of the 2013-14 season with a lower-back injury. On April 25th, 2014 he declared for the NBA Draft after it was revealed that he failed a drug test during the 2014 NCAA tournament and was facing a season-long suspension.

McGary averaged 10 points and eight rebounds during eight games in 2014, but averaged a double-double with 14.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in the 2013 NCAA tournament.

McGary is the second Wolverine selected in this year’s draft after the Sacramento Kings selected Nik Stauskas with the eighth pick

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  • Wayman Britt

    Congrats Mitch, good luck.

  • Chezaroo

    ABSOLUTEY AWESOME!! He couldn’t have gone to a better situation. Congrats big man. Carpe Diem!!

  • jakelam2116

    Any chance you think GRIII goes to OKC, too, at 29 and they pair up?

  • Couldn’t be happier to see Mitch land on his feet. Perfect spot, first round pick, now get healthy and get it done big fella.

  • DingoBlue

    Great for Mitch. Absolutely amazing spot to land. Great team with talent around you, not much expectations. Awesome situation. Probably better situation than Nik in Sacramento.

    • jakelam2116

      Definitely better situation. Kings are a perennial mess (since ’02).

  • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

    Congrats Mitch, you are going to be in the Finals in your first season.

  • gobluemd16

    Could not be a better fit and could not have realistically gone any higher in the draft. Super happy for Mitch. Will be rooting him on big time!

  • yinkadoubledare

    Second unit on a good team is perfect for Mitch to get going in the NBA. He can do his hyperactive chaos thing, trigger breaks, just generally go nuts out there and not worry about running himself out of gas because he won’t have to play 35 minutes. OKC fans are going to love him. He’ll be fun to watch.

  • Gordon

    Glad Mitch can be happy even though the NCAA denied him a chance to return to school… OKC is a perfect place for him!