Nov. 9, 2011
Robinson III Inks NLI for 2012-13 (Nov. 9)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, Nov. 9) the signing of forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) to a National Letter of Intent in the November early signing period.
"Mitch possesses a unique blend of size and skill with a motor to run, rebound and compete, which will serve him well at this level of college basketball," said Beilein. "He initiates contact inside while being very comfortable on the perimeter with the ball. Mitch loves the University of Michigan and loves playing basketball and will bring energy and enthusiasm to our team."
Rated currently as the No. 2 player in the Class of 2012 by ESPN.com and Scout.com, as well as No. 3 by Rivals.com, McGary is playing in his final prep season at preseason ranked No. 1 Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. Last season, McGary helped Coach Jason Smith's Bobcats to a 33-3 record and the NEPSAC Class AAA semifinal while averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game.
Prior to heading to prep school, McGary played two seasons at Chesterton High School under Coach Tom Peller. As a junior, he averaged 22.0 points, 13.3 rebound, 5.0 blocks and 3.0 assists, leading the Trojans to the 4A Sectional qualifier. In his first varsity season, he averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 3.0 assists.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423