College Basketball

Mitch McGary Out Indefinitely After Deciding to Have Back Surgery

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Mitch McGary, Michigan’s sophomore preseason All-American center, is out indefinitely after opting to have surgery on his lower back according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. McGary was excellent for the Wolverines during their run to the NCAA Championship Game in April. There was even some speculation he might throw his name into the NBA Draft. McGary is averaging 9.5 ppg and 8.3 rpg in eight games as a sophomore.

McGary released a statement about the surgery:

“My back problems have been a daily challenge ever since late August,” McGary said in a released statement. “We have worked hard rehabbing the injury and I thought that everything was proceeding in the right direction until the last two weeks. I have consulted with my family, my coaches and our doctors and decided the best option now is to have surgery.”

Our Jason McIntyre projected McGary as a lottery pick in his pre-Thanksgiving Mock Draft.  Figure the injury will affect that, depending on how long the 6-foot-10 Indiana native is on the sideline.

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