Michigan's Mitch McGary declares for NBA draft

Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary says he tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA tournament and plans to forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Coach John Beilein announced McGary’s decision Friday, saying the 6-foot-10 forward would enter the NBA draft.

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McGary says in a statement issued by the school he made a “poor decision” and was notified of the marijuana test result after the Final Four. He says he regrets disappointing family, coaches and the administration, but all have been “understanding and helpful.” Read a full account of his decision at YahooSports.com.

McGary turned down a chance to enter the draft last year as a likely first-round pick and ended up having back surgery last season, putting his standing as an NBA prospect in doubt.

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Beilein says McGary “injected an enthusiasm that cannot be matched.”

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McGary’s teammates Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas, also sophomores, declared for the draft earlier this month. Read about those decisions.

Associated Press

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DaHook on 4/25/2014 @ 10:22am EDT Said:

What a lost for the Maize & Blue! Was looking forward to have him to play a vital part for the 2014-15 season. All the best to him and his family. I am a Buckeye fan, but what an outstanding young man who represented Michigan with class. Did not know about the slip up for drug test. They don’t have any one at this time that can step up and replace him. Good luck Coach Beilein.