While many expected Mitch McGary’s Michigan career to end early, no one expected this.

McGary is headed to the NBA but not because of his talent alone. He was left with little choice after failing a drug test during the NCAA tournament. Yahoo.com reported that he was facing a one-year NCAA suspension for recreational drug use.

“I made a terrible decision that I do regret,” McGary said in an mgoblue.com video. “I tested positive for marijuana during the drug test during the Sweet 16. I do regret this decision. It’s hurtful for me. I want to put it behind me and move past it.”

U-M basketball coach John Beilein said the incident surprised him.

“The Mitch McGary I know, this is out of character,” Beilein said in the video. “We’re very disappointed that he had a lack of judgment to put himself in this position. But that’s not the true Mitch McGary. We’ve learned that over the time. We’ve learned a lot about who he is, and this speaks a lot to his integrity, that he’s coming out publicly and telling people that he made a poor choice. He wants to get this behind him because I know it’s been bothering him since the NCAA informed us of their decision.