With Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III already headed to the NBA, a recently-released “mock draft” might indicate that Mitch McGary is leaning in the same direction.
The speculative first-round picks, which were released by sportsillustrated.cnn.com, has Stauskas going 11th, McGary 26th and Robinson 30th.
Getting drafted in the first round makes all the difference in the world, when it comes to money.
First round picks automatically sign two-year guaranteed contracts, which translate into approximately $6 million. Contracts in the second round aren’t necessarily guaranteed.
While Stauskas and Robinson announced first, McGary has been a question mark because of the back surgery that forced him to miss the majority of the 2013-14 season. The 6-10 forward/center was working his way back into shape while the Wolverines (28-9) were advancing to the Elite Eight.
If the final scouting reports place McGary in the first round, his decision on whether to stay or go might be a tough one. The explosive scorer and rebounder is the type of “franchise” player who could keep Michigan among the nation’s elite. In fact, it was during last year’s NCAA tournament where McGary burst on the national scene.
MVP for Stauskas
Stauskas, who was named Michigan’s MVP earlier this week, led Michigan in scoring (17.5 points-per-game) and assists (3.28).
Robinson, who started all 76 games in his two-year career, averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds this season.
This year’s NBA Draft is slated for June 26. ♦
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — Joel Greer