McGary's a historical recruit for Michigan 

November, 3, 2011
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History tells us it’s been a long time since a player of Mitch McGary’s stock donned the Maize and Blue, but just how big is the addition of McGary to the Michigan Wolverines?

In 1999, LaVell Blanchard was the Gatorade high school basketball player of the year. The Ann Arbor native signed with the Wolverines and was the program’s top-rated signee since the vaunted Fab Five. Blanchard is also Michigan’s most recent McDonald’s All-American.

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Kelly Kline/Getty ImagesMitch McGary is the top-ranked PF in the 2012 class.
In 2006, Ekpe Udoh was an under-the-radar recruit who arrived at Michigan without the fanfare of being a top 100 player. For two years, he didn’t average above six points and five rebounds. The Oklahoma native transferred to Baylor and magically turned into an NBA lottery pick. It would be tough for Michigan to claim him as a success story since he wasn’t even a full-time starter during his tenure with the team.

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