Mitch McGary says he remains interested in Indiana

From today’s story in the print edition. Here’s the full version. Here is a notebook with items on Drake Harris, Jaquan Lyle and Eron Gordon.

College-ready big men are hard to find, especially ones who you could hope to keep on campus for longer than two semesters.

That is as good a reason as any to explain why Mitch McGary has become one of the spring’s fastest-rising commodities.

McGary, a 2012 forward who is originally from Chesterton, is now the No. 15 overall prospect, according to’s Jerry Meyer labeled him as a future NBA player.

At 6-foot-10 and a lean 255 pounds, college coaches know McGary is not a project, nor is he a guy who will be easily pushed around. That’s why Duke, Arizona, Texas and Kansas are among those suddenly showing interest.

“Moving out to Brewster has just been the best for me,” McGary said Friday night after playing at Assembly Hall in the May Classic. “It’s gotten my level of game up even more than it was. . They’re saying they like how I hustle. I was just tired today. I should be in good shape tomorrow.”

Of course, Indiana has already known about McGary. The coaching staff has been recruiting him for a couple of years, first for the class of 2011 and even now.

Indiana has offered McGary, but he said he has not heard from Crean lately. Still, he remains interested in the school.

“They’re still showing interest,” McGary said. “So I am going to keep them on the list. I like it here, and I like the hometown state.”



  1. The more I read about McGary the more I want him with IU. I think he has matured both physically and mentally at Brewster. This is the type of big amn we so desparely need.Get his committment and then worry about making room for him. Please Coach Crean, go all in on McGary.

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