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Meet Mitch McGary

This is Mitch McGary.  You should get to know him.  As mentioned last night, McGary is a fast-rising big man in the class of 2012 and has been given five-star marks across the board from Scout.com, Rivals and ESPN.  The Indiana native played last season in New Hampshire at Brewster Academy, where he added 30 pounds of muscle and improved his grades, which were said to have been a question mark.  Now, at 6’10”, 255 pounds, the lefty is getting looks from nearly every top program in the country.

That includes Kentucky, who is said to have major interest in him.  Rivals says he already has offers from Kansas, Texas, Marquette and Indiana, though they might drop him when they realize he’s not African.  McGary also said recently that Duke, Louisville, Memphis, Florida and West Virginia are also reaching out lately.  The good news for you, Cats fans?  He said he’s improved his grades.  He’s obviously smart enough to figure out where he needs to be.

According to ESPN, he’s physical with great upper body strength and limitless energy.  He stretches the defense to 18 feet and can finish at the rim with either hand.  You can watch and make your own judgement.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

62 Comments for Meet Mitch McGary



  1. UKBigDaddy
    1:21 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Who does this guy look like?



  2. Oogie Boogie Man
    1:24 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Well, now we know he can dunk. Couldn’t tell much else from that vid. One nice post move and jump hook.



  3. ukchampion
    1:24 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    i know who his game looks like: Dan Werner



  4. DHo
    1:26 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think he looks anything like Dan Werner.
    Moves pretty good for a big guy.



  5. ukchampion
    1:26 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    this guy looks pretty good i guess, definitely a 4 year player IMO thouhg. he is not quick or exceptionally athletic or skilled if those are the best highlights of him.



  6. RYNO
    1:27 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Yowsa- DeJuan Coleman who? This kid’s highlight reel make him look like DCuz squared (of course most of them do). One piece of advice- If you come to UK, grow the mop back out a bit. White dudes look weird with shaved heads.



  7. Flip Flop
    1:29 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I think his game looks like kevin love



  8. Hoss
    1:30 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    want.



  9. RYNO
    1:32 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    5) right, cause it doesn’t take any skill, athleticism, or quickness for a 6’10”, 255 lb 17 year old to drop step a defender and dunk off one foot. Geeze. Is this where UK fans are now? Dude’s not Hakeem Olajuwan and we’re like, “eh, take em or leave him.”



  10. ukchampion
    1:32 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    i guess he’s pretty good i didn’t realize he’s 6’10” – moves really well and seems to give really intense effort. Rupp Arena would adore this guy, i changed my mind we need him.



  11. Reality
    1:33 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Sign’em up!



  12. Reality
    1:35 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    #5 Is the BBN so spoiled already??? Boy, that didn’t take very long………



  13. cracka
    1:35 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    doesn’t look that tall, but i’ll take your word … what i need to know is he willing to wear jorts for 4 years?



  14. Jarred Collins
    1:35 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    It would be awesome to see him and Wiltjer play together. I would get confused which is which.



  15. cracka
    1:37 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    6) grow the mop out? i say go with the band and the hawk!



  16. Coach K
    1:38 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    (fap fap fap)



  17. RYNO
    1:41 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Fred Savage on steriods?



  18. UK_Football_Fan
    1:41 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like a much stronger Tyson Chandler. Yes, please. (I agree that he does not look 6’10”, but what can we really tell from watching a video?)



  19. JackNicklaus
    1:43 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    If he is willing to fire a fastball off the chest of his opposition…sign him up.



  20. RYNO
    1:45 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    15) Yea- I can see that, and get a bunch of multicolored tats on his neck, arms, and legs. He could be the next Chris Anderson! I always thought “Birdman” did all that cause he suffered from GNS, which everyone knows stands for Generic Name Syndrome.



  21. TommyLasorda
    1:47 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Kanter-light? Get him!



  22. billybball
    1:47 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully him and turqouis bung will be a big tandem



  23. Blue Virus
    1:47 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Showed some attitude early in the video. Sign him up. I love players with emotion.



  24. RYNO
    1:49 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    my apologies to anyone named Chris Andersen on the KSR, Meet Mitch McGary, message board. Your name is awsome.



  25. Bulldawg
    1:49 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    looks like he could contribute! keep an eye on that kid!!! However, highlight reels do not show how much heart a player has…he seemed to be pretty emotional though. Would like to see him in UK Blue!



  26. Mary Jo Perino's Boob Sweat
    1:54 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I feel like ANY RECRUIT is UK’s to lose at this point. I dig this guy’s attitude….doesn’t take any sh*t and he likes to dunk with force. Wonder how his rebounding is….



  27. Don
    1:54 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Ehhhh, we’ll see…



  28. snoopaloop
    1:54 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    18) Tyson Chandler? Did you not get the memo that said you’re only supposed to compare white players to other white players?



  29. Grammar King
    1:55 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    The boy is huge. Look how tiny that ball looks relative to him!



  30. Big Blue Streeb
    2:01 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I kinda think he looks like a punk. But I could be wrong. Looks talented as hell!



  31. CatGSP
    2:01 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Looks quick for a big man…I need to see what he can do when he goes up against someone as big as him.



  32. DJ
    2:04 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Michael Bradley



  33. mocha
    2:07 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Slap a line beard on that kid and he is a UL recruit.



  34. I hate Duke
    2:09 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Unleash the fury Mitch!…ala the movie Road Trip



  35. Tyler Hansbrough
    2:11 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like me in high school.



  36. RYNO
    2:14 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    29) Tiny balls joke in 5-4-3-2-1….go!



  37. Eloy Vargas
    2:17 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    lets just stick with all black big guys…white big guys F everything up



  38. Hey Now
    2:18 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    His name sounds like a name a black comedian would give a fictional white person



  39. SeoulCat
    2:21 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Jeeeeez. Sign this kid up…yesterday.



  40. RYNO
    2:24 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Bill Braskey, meet Mitch McGrady



  41. uk
    2:26 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    does anyone know what the hell LPT means in reference to uk football, some card troll was using it on espn



  42. Vince
    2:27 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Get rid of the headband.



  43. RYNO
    2:46 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    It means that Cardinal fans don’t have anything more exciting to do than make up acronyms nobody’s ever heard of.



  44. RYNO
    2:48 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    ESPN new top 100 for 2012 was just released on Tuesday- Mitch is ranked #4 overall, #1 PF in the 2012 class.



  45. Kyle Mann
    2:49 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Kid looks mean as shit!



  46. Rick Roy
    2:53 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Reminds me of Josh McRoberts



  47. Powerlifter165
    3:00 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    41) I can’t believe that guy is still on there, he was doing that crap a couple of years ago on the ESPN boards. I haven’t been to the ESPN boards in a while but back then someone told me that LPT = Last Place Team, but not sure if that is really what the guy means, he never said.



  48. MemphisCat
    3:04 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Reminds me a lot of T. Jones, except in the highlight he used his right hand. Big body with muscle, not much vertical but a space eater. Could be a better Jorts type.



  49. Evil Villian
    3:11 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Love the energy he plays with. He will go to Duke and we will all hate him. It has been writen!!



  50. cobwebcat
    3:22 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    If he likes UK, then we should sign him… He doesn’t look 6’10” because he moves like a guard… He is a bruiser and that is what we need under the basket… Leave the skinned head… It’s cool, intimidating and not everyone with a skinned head is a skin head…



  51. truBLU
    3:23 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    haha @ 17 yeah I can see it



  52. smart ky fan
    3:43 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    i will take him. hes got alot of intensity plus hes pretty athletic for 6″10 but i want to make sure we get andre drummond. we would be lookin at harrow, hood, poole, polson, drummond, mcgary and who ever else cal will pull out of nowhere and get but trust me who ever else he signs will be good. Man i love cal and kentucky. we should be gettin 8 and 9 from these next 2 seasons comin up



  53. kyrobman
    3:56 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Call it a hunch but I say he goes to Dookie Phew debils.



  54. Alex
    4:09 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    cant help but think hes a tyler hansbrough level tool. Looks like hes good at basketball but hes definitely going to be a guy that annoys the piss out of other teams fans, including me…. if he doesnt go to UK.



  55. Reading Is FUNdamental
    5:28 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Seems to have a real bite to his game! I like it!



  56. UK_Football_Fan
    5:32 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    28) Here is the funny thing. I didn’t mean Tyson Chandler, I meant Chandler Parsons.



  57. seth
    5:46 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    hope cal goes after him.looks like a stud to me.



  58. SagaciousMind
    6:00 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    I think its funny some have made comments stating he may not be that athletic, he will be a 4 year player…blah blah blah. The dude is ranked #4 overall!! Obviously he has special talent including an inside outside game. Coleman will probably pick Syracuse or Ohio St. Andre Drummond, not happening. That Kaleb T dude, probably Big East player. It’s good to see another big man emerge that UK can target and not only that, but that he seems to rank higher than some of the bigs Cal is after. I believe anyone that Cal really wants, he will get. I like this guy. Attitude like Cousins, 3pt shot, inside game, aggressive shot blocker, hops, can run the court. I’d love to see him in blue.



  59. dubowski
    6:02 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    that was very jorts-esqe at 0:05



  60. Joe Big Blue
    8:22 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Tall: check. Shot blocker: check: Handles ball well: check. Hook Shot: check. Three Point Shot: check. Yep, he’s just like 75% of the 2011 class lol.



  61. Neil
    9:20 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    You dont see big men that can move like that very often…I love him already….hope he becomes a Wildcat



  62. Mike Jones
    9:56 pm May 26, 2011 Permalink

    Kentucky doesn’t deserve another Hoosier on their team. You are unworthy of the state.