Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary said the NCAA's marijuana suspension was "good for [him]," he told Vice Sports.
McGary tested positive for marijuana during the NCAA tournament and faced a year-long suspension from the Michigan basketball team. He declared for the NBA draft and was selected by the Thunder with the No. 21 pick.
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"It was a learning moment. The way I handled it was mature and responsible so I think people actually took my side against the NCAA," he explained.
McGary said the entire process was a learning experience he doesn't regret.
"You know what? I did. Whatever. So what? I learned from it," he said. "It was the opposite of harming somebody."
During NBA Summer League play, McGary averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
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