Former Michigan big man Mitch McGary was drafted 21st overall in 2014 by the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaged 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds as a rookie and seemed to have a great career ahead of him. Off court trouble did him in, however, and he was released by the team after playing only 20 games in his second season.
McGary has taken up a new hobby while he gets back in shape for a return to the hardwood, he told the Chicago Tribune. He is bowling in a sanctioned league, recently rolled his first career 700 series two weeks ago and averages 195.
"I love it," McGary said. "People are surprised I bowl pretty good."
McGary said he bowled youth leagues at now-closed Westchester Lanes in Chesterton and once bowled in the Indiana youth state tournament. He has no plans to become a professional, however, in anything but basketball.
"The NBA is complicated; the NBA is a business," he said. "I'm getting back in shape. I'll be back, whether it be the NBA or overseas."
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