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How Smoking Weed Made a College Basketball Star Go Pro

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Mitch McGary tried to do the right thing during March Madness. Instead, he saw his college basketball career go up in smoke.

McGary announced on Friday that he will turn pro and enter this year's NBA Draft — but it's not just because he's really good at basketball. He also tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA Tournament — which he sat out with an injury — and earned himself a one-year suspension from the oft-criticized governing bodyof college sports.

McGary, who played for two years at the University of Michigan, has been an NBA prospect since he was in high school. But a nagging back injury this past season increased the chances he would return and play a third year with the Wolverines.

McGary missed all but eight games this season, spending most of that time watching his teammates from the bench in street clothes. But when the Wolverines made the Sweet 16, McGary decided he'd wear his game-uniform and warmups on the bench to further support his 'mates.

What a blunder.

Wow, he tried to do the right thing. Why is the NCAA so against marijuana?

I guess it's time for him to go pro.


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