Per the Racine Journal Times, former Michigan big man Mitch McGary will work out for the Bucks in Milwaukee on Friday.
It will be the first workout for McGary, who missed all but eight games last season due to a back injury.
The prized recruit was a breakout performer as a freshman on Michigan’s national championship runner-up team in 2012-13. After a relatively quiet regular season during which he played behind more experienced forwards, McGary averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in six NCAA Tournament games. His best performance came against Kansas in the Sweet 16, when he scored 25 points on 12-of-17 shooting to go with 14 rebounds and three steals.
A projected lottery pick, McGary’s decision to return to Michigan for his sophomore season was somewhat surprising, especially considering the relative lack of talent in the 2013 draft.
He was a virtual lock to return again next season, but a positive marijuana test during the NCAA Tournament essentially forced him to enter the draft. Had McGary opted to remain in school, he would have faced a one-year suspension, per NCAA rules.
McGary is now considered a fringe first-rounder. DraftExpress lists him as the 28th-best prospect in the 2014 class and currently projects him as the final pick of the first round. Should he slide into the second round, Milwaukee, holders of three second-round picks, would certainly consider selecting him.
It’s unclear whether other prospects will join McGary for Friday’s workout, but Andrew Wiggins is also in Milwaukee, so it’s likely the team will hold two separate sessions.