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Career Notes (2013, '14)
2014 Preseason All-America by Associated Press, USA Today and Sporting News (first team); Blue Ribbon College Basketball and Athlon Sports (second team)
2014 Preseason All-Big Ten
2013 NCAA Final Four, All-Tournament Team
2013 NCAA Tournament, All-South Regional Team
Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Record seven career double-doubles
Compiled a 59-17 two-year record with a 27-9 Big Ten record
Helped U-M to two NCAA Tournament selections, the 2013 NCAA national title game and 2014 NCAA Elite Eight
Helped U-M to its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years
Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament in 2014
Sophomore (2013-14) ... NATIONAL HONORS: Preseason candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, Naismith Award and USBWA's Oscar Robertson Award ... Five Preseason All-America teams - Associated Press (first team), USA Today (first team), Sporting News (first team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Blue Ribbon College Basketball (second team) ... BIG TEN HONORS: Preseason All-Big Ten Team ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history -- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Played in eight games, with four starts ... Announced he was missing the remainder of the season on Dec. 27 after electing to have back surgery (Jan. 7), missed the final 27 games ... Averaged 9.5 points per game, scoring 76 total points ... Scored in double figures in three games ... Scored a season-best 15 points at Duke (Dec. 3) ... Averaged 8.3 rebounds per game, grabbing 66 total boards ... Had a career-high-tying 14 rebounds at Duke ... Posted two double-doubles -- 14 points, 12 rebounds vs. Florida State (Nov. 22) and 15 points, 14 rebounds at Duke ... Shot 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field ... Had a season-best six field goals, twice -- vs. Florida State and at Duke ... Shot 66.7 percent (16-for-24) from the free throw line ... Recorded 12 assists, with a career-high-tying six assists against Houston Baptist (Dec. 7) ... Recorded six blocks, with a season-best two blocks, twice -- vs. Florida State and Houston Baptist ... Recorded 15 steals, with a season-best three steals, three times ... Averaged 24.6 minutes per game ... Played 20-plus minutes in seven games ... Had a season-best 33 minutes in overtime vs. Florida State.
Freshman (2012-13) ... TOURNAMENT HONORS: NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team ... NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team ... BIG TEN HONORS: Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec. 24, Feb. 11) ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M Steve Grote Hustle Award ... U-M Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... U-M Sixth Man Award ... Helped U-M to 31-8 overall record, tying the U-M record for most wins in a single season and marking just the third time U-M has record 30-plus wins in a season ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region, program's third straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance reach the NCAA Final Four for the first time in 20 years ... Helped U-M reach the national title game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title, after defeating Kansas State (Nov. 23), 79-72 ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M match the program's best start going 16-0 to begin season, best since 1985-86 ... Played in all 39 games, one of five Wolverines to do so ... Had eight starts, including all six game in the NCAA Tournament ... Earned his first career start at Michigan State (Feb. 12) ... Averaged 7.5 points per game, scoring 291 total points ... Scored double figures in 12 games ... Scored 20-plus points in two games ... Scored a career-best 25 points vs. Kansas (March 29) ... Scored 21 points vs. VCU (March 23) ... Averaged 6.3 rebounds per game, grabbing a team-best 264 boards ... Recorded double-digits rebounds in eight games ... Had a career-best 14 rebounds, twice in back-to-back games vs. VCU and Kansas ... Posted five double-doubles -- 10 points and 11 rebounds against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 20); 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. Penn State (March 14); 21 points and 14 rebounds vs. VCU; 25 points and 14 rebounds vs. Kansas and 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. Syracuse (April 6) ... Shot 59.8 percent (134-for-224) from the field ... Had a career-best 12 field goals vs. Kansas ... Shot 44.2 percent (23-for-52) from the free throw line ... Recorded 25 assists, with a career-high six assists vs. Syracuse ... Led the team with 28 blocks, with a career-high three blocks against Iowa (Jan. 6) ... Recorded 42 steals, with a career-high four steals against Ohio State (Feb. 5) ... Averaged 19.7 minutes per game ... Played 30-plus minutes in 18 games ... Played a career-high 36 minutes vs. Syracuse.
Prep Career ... Played three seasons at Chesterton High School before enrolling in Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) ... Prep School (2011-12) ... Coached by Jason Smith ... Parade All-American ... All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) AAA Team ... Averaged 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals ... Led Brewster to a 33-1 record ... Led Brewster to NEPSAC Class AAA semifinal, lost to Northfield Mount Hermon (87-83 OT) ... Defeated Winchendon (82-61) in NEPSAC Class AAA quarterfinal ... Defeated Hargrave Military Academy (87-76) in the National Prep Championship, posting 12 points and 12 rebounds ... Prep School (2010-11) ... Led Brewster to a 33-2 record ... Led Brewster to NEPSAC Class AAA semifinal, losing to Maine Central Institute (87-68) ... Led Brewster to National Prep Championship, falling to Notre Dame Prep in the semifinal (75-71) ... High School ... Chesterton ... Coached by Tom Peller ... As a junior (2009-10) ... Averaged 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 5.0 blocks and 3.0 steals ... Led Chesterton to a 7-14 record, 4-10 DAC record ... Lost in 4A Sectional quarterfinal to Valparaiso (49-27) ... Posted career-highs for points (29), rebounds (22) and blocks (11) ... As a sophomore (2008-09) ... Averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 blocks ... Led Chesterton to an 11-10 record, 7-7 DAC record ... Lost in 4A Sectional quarterfinal to Valparaiso (53-49, 2OT) ... AAU ... Played with Sports Youth Foundation Basketball Flyers (SYF) ... Coached by Wayne Brumm ... Other ... Played for East team at All-American Championship in New Orleans during Final Four weekend (2012) ... Played for USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team at Nike Hoop Summit in Portland (2012).
Personal ... Given name is Mitchell Neil William McGary ... Born June 6, 1992 in Chesterton, Ind. ... Son of Valerie and Tim McGary ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Interested in pursuing a degree in finance ... Personal Notes ... Nicknamed "The Monster" ... Left-handed ... Committed to Michigan (Nov. 3, 2011) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 9 2011) ... Grew up and played with former Wolverine Zack Novak (2009-12).
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