Every year their seems to be a kid that comes out nowhere and bursts onto the scene. Last year it was Anthony Davis and this year it is Mitch McGary. McGary, who was not even a starter on his high school team this past season, has a had a great spring and opened eyes around the country with his dominance on the AAU circuit. He is a banger who seeks contact. He has a nice left handed jumper out to 18 feet. He finishes well with both hands around the basket, rebounds both ends at a high rate. He overwhelms you with his sheer physicality and brings his lunch pail to the gym with him. His motor runs hot at all times and he has deceptive athleticism. He can finish over you or through you. He is a tough as nails blue collar type of kid with skill. That combination is hard to find.
Ian Powers 6/25/11
Notes: Measured 6'11 (in shoes) 258 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan at the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy. 2012 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements: Hgt w/ shoes: 6’9.75, Hgt w/o shoes: 6’9, Wt: 263, W-Span: 7-0, Reach*: 8’11.5 ... Measured 6'10.5 (in shoes) 266 lbs, with a 6'11.5 wingspan at the 2013 Nike Big Man Skills Academy