It was just three weeks ago when seven former Big Ten stars heard their names called in the 2014 NBA Draft. Now, it’s already reached that point when draft analysts begin taking a super-early look at college basketball’s top 2015 draft prospects. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford released a mega-list of his top 100 NBA Draft prospects for 2015, which features 11 Big Ten standouts. Leading the way is Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker, who appears at No. 18 on the list. “Dekker was a favorite of the analytics crowd after a very effective freshman season, but he came back down
Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license. This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok, who will be a sophomore for the Hawkeyes this fall. Jok was charged with drunken driving on his moped in April and his license was revoked. Online court record show he pleaded guilty May 2 and completed a weekend drunken driving program. Police arrested Jok again Monday night after initially stopping him for improper rear lights and lack of a safety flag. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard averaged 4.4 points last
LeBron James is heading home to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers. This will go down as the biggest decision of the 2014 sports year. This got us thinking, what were the biggest decisions made in the Big Ten this past year? Here is a list of our top Big Ten decisions of the past year. Adding Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten Just 11 days ago, Maryland and Rutgers officially became the 13th and 14th members of the Big Ten conference. It marked a historic day for the nation’s oldest conference. Check out all of our Maryland and
It was only a matter of time before ESPN.com’s countdown of the top 50 men’s basketball coaches reached Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It did on Wednesday, with Izzo earning the No. 3 spot. Barring a huge surprise – don’t hold your breath – Izzo is the seventh and final Big Ten coach on the list. See all the Big Ten coaches who made the cut in this post. [ MORE: View Big Ten basketball stats | See final Big Ten standings ] 3. Tom Izzo, Michigan State 7. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin 9. John Beilein, Michigan 20. Thad Matta, Ohio State
A total of seven Big Ten prospects were selected in Thursday’s NBA draft. Michigan’s Nik Stauskas was the first player to come off the board at No. 8 overall, while Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble was the final Big Ten prospect selected at No. 56. After every draft, comes plenty of draft grades. Here is a look at how some of the top sites graded last night’s Big Ten NBA Draft picks. [ MORE: Big Ten’s undrafted NBA prospects | Who was best dressed at the NBA draft? ] No. 8: Michigan SG Nik Stauskas (Sacramento) Marc Spears, @SpearsNBAYahoo, Yahoo Sports: “Viewed
It’s almost time for the NBA draft, and I wanted to get creative and ask Big Ten fans where they want their favorite Big Ten players to land. The consensus is that Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, and Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Adreian Payne are all first-round locks. Michigan’s Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III could also be first-round selections. But where will these former Big Ten stars call home? Here is a look at the responses we got, as well as where several NBA experts have thesm landing. This should be fun. Noah Vonleh, PF, Indiana Chad
Get your popcorn ready, ladies and gentlemen. The 2014 NBA Draft is hours away, and there are a number of Big Ten prospects who will their name called on Thursday night in the Big Apple. Noah Vonleh, Gary Harris and Nik Stauskas are said to be ‘lottery locks,” but lets go ahead and go deeper in the rankings. The BTN.com team combined their hoops knowledge to bring you our top 10 Big Ten prospects in the NBA Draft. [ MORE: Get all of our NBA draft coverage | Track the draft Thursday night ] 1. Noah Vonleh, PF, Indiana: This
CHICAGO – As one of the premier basketball conferences in the country, the Big Ten is expected to once again be heavily represented in the 2014 NBA Draft. Through a series of feature segments, sit-down interviews and in-depth analysis, BTN will prepare fans for draft night with a 60-minute NBA Draft Preview edition of Big Ten Basketball Report at 7 PM ET on Wednesday, June 25. [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NBA Draft coverage ] Hosted by Dave Revsine alongside analyst Jim Jackson, the show will include several features that provide viewers with an inside look at how
The Big Ten led the nation in men’s basketball attendance for the 38th consecutive season, according to figures recently released by the NCAA. The Big Ten set a conference record with an average attendance of 13,534 per game, including regular season home games and all six sessions of the Big Ten tourney, for a total of 2,896,322 patrons, the 22nd straight year the conference eclipsed the two-million mark. In addition, the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament welcomed 111,427 fans over six sessions at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, an average of 18,571 fans per session and the largest total attendance in Indianapolis.
The first day of summer is June 21. With the Big Ten athletic season complete, it is “summer,” for all intents and purposes. So, I decided to do something random – something I hoped would be fun – with Big Ten fans on Twitter. I asked them to pick two players, past or present, from their Big Ten team to use in a mythical Big Ten NBA JAM. See their selections in this post.