Will the Clippers select Michigan’s Mitch McGary on Thursday?

Mitch McGary

Mitch McGary/photo courtesy of University of Michigan

I’ve seen more than one mock draft predict that the Clippers will select Mitch McGary with their No. 28 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft.

These are just guesses, of course, but it’s worth telling you something about him just in case it comes to fruition. McGary – a 6-foot-10 post – averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a freshman for Michigan and was named to the NCAA Final Four all-tournament team.

His sophomore season was hectic, to be sure. He played in just eight games because he had back surgery and averaged 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Then, during the NCAA Tournament – he was not playing – he tested positive for marijuana and was facing a one-year suspension had he stayed at Michigan.

McGary is a big guy at 260 pounds, and could give the Clippers some depth in the post.

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