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Photo: Sam Dekker mows parents' yard after being drafted by Houston

What, you thought Sam Dekker would be too big to do household chores after being selected in the NBA draft? [ MORE: Five ex-Big Ten stars taken in 2015 NBA Draft ] Nope. Three days after the Houston Rockets selected Dekker with the No. 18 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the former Wisconsin star was mowing his parents’ yard. Dekker’s mom, Carol Dekker, was nice enough to tweet picture proof of it. What a good son! Only question is, how many times will Dekker return home during the NBA season to lend a hand around the house. As expected,

Relive Robbie Hummel's NBA draft @BigTenNetwork takeover

If you missed it, we had former Purdue standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel take over @BigTenNetwork for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: View Big Ten draft picks | See our NBA draft gallery ] Hummel, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, fielded questions during the first round and also offered his analysis. Among the questions sent his way were queries from former Purdue teammates Chris Kramer and JaJuan Johnson. See Hummel’s full @BigTenNetwork experience below: *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

One last look at where experts have Big Ten players in NBA mock drafts

It’s NBA draft day! Before things get underway at 7 p.m. ET, it’s time to take one last look at the experts’ updated mock drafts. Actually, before we do that, don’t forget that former Purdue standout and current Minnesota F Robbie Hummel will take over @BigTenNetwork during the draft. Have a question for Hummel? Use #AskRobbie! The mocks, as has been the case for the last few months, have three ex-Big Ten stars going in the first round. D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) is a consensus top 5 pick, with a majority of the mocks predicting him to go No. 3

Dee Brown named Illinois' special assistant to director of athletics

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Wednesday that former Illinois basketball All-American Dee Brown will join his staff for the summer as Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics. “Dee brings an enthusiasm for the Fighting Illini that is second to none,” Thomas said in a school release. “His experiences as a student-athlete on campus and in the community, his successful pro career, and now his returning to campus to give back to the Fighitng Illini speaks volumes about the positive time that he had here. Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and