Michigan's Mitch McGary, aka The Yellow Brick Wall, Merciless, or the man who was doing quite well last March if you couldn't tell by the other akas, is no more for the 2013-14 season. If he hasn't looked like himself this season, it's partially because of the bad back he's been battling with since August. He was working on rehabbing it, but after having his condition worsen over the past two weeks, he'll be out indefinitely after deciding to go through with back surgery.

It's a shame, because he was expected to have quite the season this year. McGary was a preseason All-American, but played eight games and averaged 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. At least the sophomore can use the down time to become a new, improved McGary for next year.

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[via SI Wire]