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So, the 2013 NBA Draft is just a few hours away. What are basketball experts, respected voices saying about the Big Ten’s likely draft picks? Find out inside, as we’ve assembled the best tweets.
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The 2013 NBA Draft is in the books. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller went No. 2 to Orlando and No. 4 to Charlotte, respectively, while Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. went No. 9 to Minnesota (traded to Utah) and No. 24 to New York, respectively. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas was taken in Round 2, No. 58, by San Antonio.
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey, Iowa’s Aaron White and Michigan State’s Adreian Payne were named finalists for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team. The finalists were announced Wednesday following three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 2013 NBA Draft is Thursday night. When will Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller be selected? Most experts think it will be pretty early. But there are other former Big Ten stars who could be drafted, including Deshaun Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. With the draft just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a look at every Big Ten pick since 2000.
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The sixth annual “BTN Awards Show” airs at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN/BTN2Go. Mike Hall will host the special 30-minute show. But before all of the winners are announced, Brent Yarina offered his picks for several of the categories. See his selections in this post.
Victor Oladipo is proof that hard work pays off. The Indiana product spent most of last offseason in the gym and it turned the previous fringe pro prospect into a guaranteed lottery pick in next week’s draft. With his improved jump shot and always-present defense, Oladipo could go as high as No. 2, according to some of the mock drafts.