When Michigan finished as runner-up in the 2012-13 season, a mass exodus was expected to follow their loss to Louisville. Such is the case so often in college basketball when a team succeeds at the level the Wolverines did. That didn’t happen at Michigan.

While star Trey Burke left for higher ground, forwards Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III stayed despite the possibility of being picked in the

first round.

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Neither decision worked according to plan, but each player is now working through the NBA draft process.  

McGary's situation was a bit more complicated, but Robinson III's was a classic tale. He was projected as a top pick because of his athleticism and potential. His decision to return to Michigan revealed holes in his game, including his outside shot. 

The common misconception is that Robinson III took a big step back, though his scoring actually increased from 11.0 points as a freshman to 13.4 points in his second year. But his percentages did drop with increased responsibility and attention. 

Even though the belief is that he lost out, Robinson III believes he gained critical experience. 

“I know last year, I was 18, 19 years old and I couldn’t see myself in this situation and some of the decisions, the things that you go through," Robinson III said. "I’m definitely enjoying the process and know that it was the right time for me to come out this year.

"And I’m a big believer in everything happens for a reason, so I have no doubt in my mind five, six years from now I’m going to be back in that spot where I was.”