Who in their right mind thought those two could actually make such a jump after their freshman seasons? Did anybody actually check their season stats before making such bold proclamations? Well, I did, and it doesn't take long to see through the Blue Wall of media manipulation in this case:
- ROBINSON: 32% 3-point shooting, 1.1 assists per game, 1.0 steals per game
- McGARY: 7.5 points per game, 44% free-throws, 0.7 blocks per game, zero three-pointers
Why would those numbers lead anybody to suggest, much less believe, that these guys were going to out-jump Magic Johnson to The League? The answer is that it wasn't the numbers that did it. It was the mainstream sports media, once again bowing down to Lord Yellow Shoes, trying to pump up the Blueblood reputation and inflate the public image of the most over-rated sports program in America.
Those who are not staying to become champions represent 42% of minutes played last season, including 49% of their team scoring. It will hardly be the same team, but they avoided total devastation by retaining two of their non-student athletes.
Here's what UM has coming back:
- Jordan Morgan, Senior Forward
- Jon Horford, Junior Forward
- Glenn Robinson, Sophomore Forward
- Mitch McGary, Sophomore Forward
- Max Bielfeldt, Sophomore Forward
- Spike Albrecht, Sophomore Guard
- Caris LeVert, Sophomore Guard
- Nik Stauskas, Sophomore Guard
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