The 2014 NBA Draft is in the books. Seven former Big Ten stars were selected Thursday night, including first-rounders Nik Stauskas (No. 8), Noah Vonleh (9), Adreian Payne (15), Gary Harris (19) and Mitch McGary (21). See where all of the Big Ten draft picks will continue their careers in this post. [ MORE: See where undrafted Big Ten players are headed ] No. 8: Michigan SG Nik Stauskas (Sacramento) Dreams really do come true!! Excited to be a member of the Sacramento Kings! The journey is just beginning and the best has yet to come! — Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11)
At night’s end, the Big Ten’s top NBA draft prospects will know where they are continuing their basketball careers. Before Cleveland is on clock, at 8 p.m. ET, relive all of BTN’s 2014 NBA Draft features in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our NBA draft coverage | Track the draft Thursday night ] Adreian Payne talks about promise to grandma and remembers Lacy Holsworth Payne and Nik Stauskas form bond post rivalry Stauskas talks about thrill of being on cusp of NBA career Jim Jackson sits down with longtime friends Gary Harris & Glenn Robinson III
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
The 2014 NBA Draft is just hours away. Needless to say, the Big Ten’s top prospects woke up this morning well aware just how big of a day it is. See their draft day tweets, plus a few interesting updates from across the web, in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NBA Draft coverage ] And here are a few interesting draft-day tweets:
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
The 2014 NBA Draft is Thursday night, and all of the expected lottery picks are in New York city getting ready for the big night. Former Big Ten stars Gary Harris (Michigan State), Adreian Payne (Michigan State), Nik Stauskas (Michigan) and Noah Vonleh (Indiana) are among the list of headliners in NYC. [ MORE: Get all of our 2014 NBA Draft coverage ] See video of the Big Ten stars prepping for draft night below.
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
Several former Big Ten stars are expected to hear their names called early in next week’s NBA draft. Among those players are Indiana’s Noah Vonleh and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, both of whom are expected to be lottery picks, according to Chad Ford’s latest ESPN Mock Draft 8.1. [ MORE: Which Big Ten player would you want your NBA team to draft? ] Ford and ESPN college hoops analyst Jay Bilas recently published a piece, breaking down the draft’s elite shooters, rebounders, passers and defenders. Bilas tabbed Stauskas as the top shooter in this year’s entire NBA draft class. “Stauskas has
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 NBA Draft is just over one week away, which means that former Big Ten stars such as Noah Vonleh, Nik Stauskas, Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Mitch McGary, among others, will soon find out where their NBA homes will be. It also means that NBA general managers are doing their homework and completing their final evaluations. Being an NBA GM is no easy job, but let’s flip the script and put yourself in those shoes. If you were an NBA general manager, which former Big Ten standout would you want on your team the most? I asked the BTN.com