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2014 Big Ten draft class vs. other conferences

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Indiana

Gary Harris Joins #BTNLive

The deadline to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft is less than a week away, and the Big Ten draft class is beginning to take its final shape. Baring any surprises, Michigan’s Mitch McGary is the only player in the conference who has yet to announce whether he will stay in school or bolt early for the NBA. Big names like Nik Stauskas, Gary Harris and Noah Vonleh highlight this year’s Big Ten Draft class, but how do they compare to other conference’s top draft hopefuls?

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Stay or go: What should Mitch McGary do?

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Michigan Press Conferences

McGary One Handed Flush

No Big Ten player has a tougher decision to make about his future plans than Michigan’s Mitch McGary. A season ago, fresh off his breakout NCAA tourney performance, McGary was a hot name in the NBA draft. He elected to return to school, of course, and went on to play eight games before undergoing season-ending back surgery. Almost 22 and having not played since 2013, McGary is in a difficult position.

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Which undeclared B1G player is most NBA-ready?

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas Beats the Buzzer with a Three!

It’s already mid-April, which means that the NBA draft is quickly approaching. Several Big Ten players have yet to officially announce their future plans. That list includes the likes of Branden Dawson (Michigan State), A.J. Hammons (Purdue), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Mitch McGary (Michigan), Glenn Robinson III (Michigan) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan).

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NBA draft analyst weighs in on Big Ten prospects

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Branden Dawson Sledge Hammer

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Three Big Ten players have announced they are going pro, including Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross. Other Big Ten stars have a decision looming, and the deadline is April 27. Who will stay, and who will go? I asked NBA draft analyst Ed Isaacson for his Big Ten draft thoughts.

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Dienhart: Will they stay, or will they go to NBA?

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Dekker Talks Game Against Arizona

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Ohio State already has seen junior LaQuinton Ross opt to turn pro. Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh also is out the door. Ross looks like a second-rounder; Vonleh a lottery selection. What other Big Ten players may bolt? Players have until April 27th to make a decision. Here’s a look at the other seven Big Ten players who appear most likely to have a big decision to make soon.

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Big Ten roster updates: Who's on the move?

Noah Vonleh

Players Leaving Early for Pro Basketball

The college basketball season is coming to a close and the NBA draft is fast approaching. As is this case every year around this time, Big Ten players are busy announcing their future plans, whether it be a jump to the pros or a transfer. Get caught up on all the decisions in this post.

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Five Big Ten players in ESPN NBA Mock Draft

Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh Interview

This year’s college basketball season is entering the home stretch, which means the NBA mock drafts are going to begin to appear on a regular basis in the upcoming months. ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman released his initial 2014 NBA Mock Draft 1.0 this morning, and it’s filled with plenty of Big Ten stars.

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10 for Tuesday: Follow these Big Ten stories

Terran Petteway

Shavon Shields on Big Win Over Ohio State

If Buckeyes fans aren’t feeling good today, we understand. That’s four losses in a row for Ohio State, which fell at Nebraska last night to a Cornhuskers’ squad that was 0-4 in the Big Ten. This is OSU’s longest losing skid since 2007-08.

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'The Journey' spotlights Big Ten NBA draft picks

Victor Oladipo

The Journey 2013: Draft Special Episode 2 (Segment 3)

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten products Victor Oladipo (No. 2; Orlando), Cody Zeller (No. 4; Charlotte) and Trey Burke (No. 9; Minnesota – traded to Utah) all were selected in the first round of last month’s 2013 NBA Draft. “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013″ was in Brooklyn to cover the decorated trio’s night on the big stage. Cameras followed the players around before, during and after the draft.

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Gallery: Oladipo, Zeller, Hardaway Jr. meet media

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One day after the 2013 NBA Draft, three Big Ten first-round picks were formally introduced Friday. Orlando and Charlotte held introductory press conferences for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, respectively, while New York had Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, taking batting practice.

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Yarina: My top Big Ten 2014 NBA Draft prospects

Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III's Dunk-A-Thon vs. Penn State

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The 2013 NBA Draft has come and gone – five Big Ten products were selected – and now it’s time to start considering the conference’s top prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft. Kind of early, I know. See my list of our top 2014 NBA Draft prospects in this post.

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Undrafted Big Ten products sign NBA free-agent deals

Penn State at Illinois

Jared Berggren Dunk

While five Big Ten products were selected in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night, several of the conference’s eligible players did not hear their names called. As is the case every year after the draft, it’s time to monitor the NBA Summer League invites. Check out all the Big Ten products who have signed in this post.

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Gallery: Big Ten players at 2013 NBA Draft

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten had five players selected in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (No. 2) and Cody Zeller (No. 4) and Michigan’s Trey Burke (No. 9) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (No. 24) all went in the first round. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas (No. 58) went in the second round. See all the best shots from the draft in this post.

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2013 NBA Draft: Oladipo, Zeller, Burke go early

Victor Oladipo

The Journey 2013: Draft Special (Segment 2)

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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SI.com: NBA scouts analyze Big Ten draft prospects

Trevor Mbakwe

Offensive Rebound Dunk by Oladipo

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

SI.com’s Seth Davis has a terrific NBA draft piece that has pro scouts analyzing the draft’s top prospects. The list includes six Big Ten players, highlighted by Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. See what NBA scouts had to say about the Big Ten’s top draft eligible players in this post.

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NBA Draft: A look at Big Ten's picks since 2000

Victor Oladipo

Ultimate Trey Burke Highlight

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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