Michigan freshmen Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III will return to school for their sophomore seasons, according to a report by CBS Sports.
The duo will make their announcement official at a 4:30 (ET) news conference.
McGary’s stock blew up in the NCAA tournament, where he averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game en route to the championship game. The lefty big man notched a career-best 25 points and 14 rebounds in the Sweet 16 against Kansas shot-blocking authority Jeff Withey, an unexpected breakout performance for a freshman who played sparingly during the regular season. McGary, a projected first-round pick in the NBA draft, could have gone as high as the late teens according to one league executive.
Robinson III, the son of former NBA All-Star and Naismith Player of the Year Glenn Robinson Jr., navigated a topsy-turvy rookie campaign in Ann Arbor. The 6-foot-6 forward notched five 20-point scoring games, highlighted by a 21-point performance (8-9 FG) versus South Dakota State in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. An athletic marvel with a capable, but inconsistent outside shooting touch, especially in the corner, Robinson III was a probably first-round pick on upside and translatable measurements alone.
The Wolverines, which sailed to the national title game without the presence of a single senior in their rotation, return a deep and talented frontcourt christened with rich tournament experience. Stabilizing the backcourt, meanwhile, will be John Beilein’s toughest assignment. Former Michigan star guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. each declared for the draft earlier this week.