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Big Ten basketball players explored NBA Draft under new NCAA rule

There were many familiar faces at this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Media Day, and quite possibly more than there would have been were it not for a new NCAA rule. In January the NCAA announced it would set a last-chance date of May 25 (10 days after the NBA Combine) for NBA hopefuls to withdraw from the NBA Draft. Most importantly, the NCAA eliminated the limit on the maximum amount of times a player could enter the draft, which previously stood at one. Prior to January, underclassmen had to choose definitively whether to stay in school or enter the draft and

Journey 100: Sunday's show spotlights Jok, Trimble, Vosters

This week’s episode of “The Journey,” the 100th of the award-winning series, airs at 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday, or immediately following the Wisconsin-Illinois men’s basketball game. The milestone episode will look at the amazing path Iowa’s Peter Jok has taken from war-torn Sudan to Des Moines to Iowa City, where he is now one of the Big Ten’s top players. [ MORE: ‘Journey’ celebrates 100 episodes |  Journey 100 All Stars Part I & Part II | Q&A: OSU walk-on & ‘Journey’ subject Mark Titus ] We’ll also hear NBA MVP Stephen Curry talk about Maryland super sophomore Melo Trimble, and

Valentine, Trimble lead ESPN's top 100 college hoops players

The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to tip off next week. In anticipation of the season, ESPN put together a list of the top 100 players. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] A total of 26 ESPN college basketball writers, editors and analysts ranked players based on expected performance for the 2015-2016 season. Players were rated on both quality and quantity of contributions to their team’s ability to win games. There are 16 Big Ten players featured on the list, highlighted by Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine, who is listed at No.

Maryland's Melo Trimble shows off style at Big Ten media day

Leave it to a Maryland player to make the biggest fashion statement at Big Ten basketball media day. [ MORE: Big Ten survey: Toughest venue? First dunk? Sleeper team? ] Melo Trimble, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, turned heads with his flashy attire all morning Thursday at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago. “Every reporter,” Trimble said, when asked to estimate how many people mentioned his ensemble. The suit and tie were nice and subdued. It was a few statement pieces, though, that garnered him a lot of extra attention. There was the MCM belt buckle, perfect for

Three Big Ten stars make Sporting News' preseason All-America Team

Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy released his preseason All America Team on Monday, and three Big Ten standouts received recognition. Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes earned top billing, making DeCourcy’s first team, along with North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Virginia’s Brodgon and Wichita State’s Ron Baker. The Big Ten’s other representatives were star point guards, with Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Maryland’s Melo Trimble named to the second and third teams, respectively. All three of these players are worthy of inclusion, of course, however it seems Trimble is a little undervalued. We’re talking about the point