Prep School Helps McGary

Mitch McGary left for Brewster to improve his grades and he's improved his game in the process.

Mitch McGary is accomplishing just what he wanted to with his move to Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy.

Growing up in Gary (Ind.) McGary admitted he didn't put his full focus on his academics. So he left for Brewster and reclassified to the 2012 class to give his grades his full attention. Thus far it's working.

"I came here to get my grades and I have all A's and B's so far," McGary proudly told "I'm just going to keep it going."

"It was my main purpose, to come here and get my grades," he added. "Back at home I didn't have any grades and I didn't think I was going anywhere except for a JUCO or something."

The new outlook and effort in the classroom has helped his college recruitment. Indiana, Illinois, Cincinnati, Dayton, Xavier, Miami, Mississippi and Marquette are all involved in his recruitment.

"A lot of schools are interested in me now," McGary said. "I've been playing with a lot of high level guys, a bunch of schools are looking at me and my grades are doing well too."

McGary admitted it's still very early in his recruitment and is planning to talk to his parents soon about taking some college visits.

On the court, the 6-foot-9, 230-pound is improving as well. At the National Prep Showcase this past weekend he was an active live body that mixed it up inside for rebounds.

"Usually I'm a pick and pop guy," McGary said. "[Saturday] I was more of an inside and scrappy guy."

McGary runs with the SYF Players during summer ball.

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