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UDPATE: Mitch McGary (Michigan) Headed to the 2014 NBA Draft

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McGary's Failed Drug Test Took a Hard Decision and Made it an Easy One

Gregory Shamus

The NCAA's marijuana policy is simple. If you fail a drug test for marijuana then you receive a one-year ban. Why is this important? Just ask Mitch McGary. Per Yahoo Sports, the soon to be junior forward failed a drug test for weed after the Tennessee game and because of it has felt the wrath of the NCAA.

What was once a tough decision between the NBA and the NCAA has now become an easy one. With a one year ban, McGary wouldn't be able to play until the 2015-2016 season. He has told Yahoo Sports that he will in fact be entering the NBA Draft and will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility. McGary did say that a shorter suspension would have resulted in him still considering a return to Michigan for his junior year.

Now, McGary is headed to the draft with back issues and this failed drug test over his head. It is doubtful that NBA executives take this too strongly as he passed eight drug tests before this failed one.

This certainly changes the way Michigan will be looked at for the 2014-2015 season as Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and now Mitch McGary will all be leaving Ann Arbor for the NBA.