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Former Michigan Star Mitch McGary Is A Bowler Now

A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan is going for its second national title in men's basketball history tonight. The Wolverines are 10 minutes into their contest against Villanova.

The program last played for it all five years ago. Michigan fell to Louisville in the 2013 national title game.

One of the best players on that Michigan team was Mitch McGary. The star forward was a top recruit and became one of the Wolverines' best players under John Beilein.

He had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in the loss to the Cardinals.

McGary ended up having some issues off of the court. He left Michigan for the NBA sooner than some expected.

What is McGary doing now? He's a bowler.

Seriously.

The Chicago Tribune wrote about McGary's bowling career last year:

McGary is bowling in a sanctioned league, and after getting a refresher tutorial on the sport he grew up with in junior high, he rolled his first career 700 series two weeks ago. He scored a 703 in the Thursday Any Mixed League at Inman's Bowling & Rec Center in Valparaiso.

"I love it," McGary said. "People are surprised I bowl pretty good."

He's averaging 195, which isn't too shabby for someone who hadn't bowled for years.

"A lot of us have been helping him here and there and he's been watching all of us, so he's naturally bowling better," said Shaun Ciesielski, Inman's manager who also averages better than 230.

Bowling is pretty awesome. Good for Mitch.