The All American Mitch Mcgary is a sophmore at UofM and plays power forward for the Wolverines. Michigan is lucky to have him because Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. graduated. Mitch is from Porter, Indiana. He is 21 years of age and is 6'10". He gets around 7.5 points and 6.3 points per game. Could Mitch bring back a championship for Michigan? 

An Appreciation: Mitch McGary.

How’s everybody doing? This is Lavelle Blanchard aka Daily Double-Double aka Dunkzilla. I feel like it’s time we all address the 6'10" elephant in the room.

Michigan has a history of impact freshmen, but I don’t think any of us thought that the name Mitch McGary would one day be added to an esteemed list that includes yours truly and all of the Fab Five. Pretty rare company if you ask Young Blanchard.

McGary wasn’t even a starter until two weeks ago, and since then he’s scored in double figures in every Tournament game and poured in (this is hard for me to type) 25 points in the Michigan Miracle against Kansas. Plus, big man can ride a unicycle.

It’s an incredibly improbable rise to prominence, especially alongside another standout freshman in deadeye Nik Stauskas, and one that could be the panacea to the Syracuse zone defense on Saturday. No one could have predicted that this sentence would ring true at the beginning of the season, but the key to Michigan’s chances in the Final Four lies with that big goofy white dude on the unicycle.