It’s official: A.J. Hammons will return to Purdue for his junior season. Let the celebration along State Street begin.
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.
Michigan State forward Branden Dawson will put the NBA on hold and return for his senior season. The 6-6 Dawson made the announcement official on Tuesday afternoon.
Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III both declared for the NBA draft at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Fellow sophomore Mitch McGary is still weighing his future plans.
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Michigan sophomore guard Nik Stauskas will announce his decision to return to school or enter the NBA Draft in a press conference on Tuesday.
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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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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.
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.
Can’t say it was a shock to see a report that says Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross is going to turn pro. Still, it’s a big blow for Thad Matta’s squad, as Ross would have been the centerpiece of the 2014-15 squad.
It had been speculated for weeks. Now, it’s a reality: Indiana’s Noah Vonleh is turning pro. He arrived in Bloomington as a five-star recruit, the No. 3 power forward in the nation and the No. 8 player overall, according to rivals.com.
The college basketball regular season is coming to a close, which means that it’s time for ESPN Insider Chad Ford’s annual NBA Mock Draft update. Ford lists five Big Ten stars in his latest Mock Draft 3.0, which was created based on NBA standings through March 4.
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.
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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.