Michigan's McGary Rising On Draft Boards

        Despite playing just 16 minutes per game, NBA scouts are enthused by what they are seeing out of Michigan's power forward/center prospect, freshman Mitch McGary.

        With a muscular 250-260 pound, 6'10" frame, McGary can play either the 4 or the 5, but is better suited as a center given his questionable lateral quickness and would really struggle, as he has, guarding perimeter-oriented 4s and 5s that can put the ball on the floor; he's averaging 6 fouls per 40 minutes of action right now.

        But what scouts do love about McGary is his toughness and aggressiveness on the defensive end. He ranks 3rd nationally in offensive rebounding percentage, leading the Big Ten, and 25th nationally in defensive rebounding percentage, second in the Big Ten.

        If McGary can continue to develop on the offensive end of the floor, showing some progress in reading the defense and operating in the low-post, he could charge up into a late-first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft as he is currently rated as a solid second-round prospect.

By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 2 -5- 13