Frank Kaminsky was taken with the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: Track every Big Ten pick in the 2015 NBA Draft ] After the Charlotte Hornets selected “Frank the Tank,” the unanimous national player of the year opened up his suit coat to show off a couple of tanks. Check it out in the photo above. This isn’t the first time the inside of a former Big Ten player’s suit coat garnered attention at the NBA draft; in fact, last season Adreian Payne honored his late friend Lacey Holsworth, 8, who died
The 2015 NBA Draft is just hours away. [ MORE: Get all of our 2015 NBA Draft coverage ] Have you caught up on the experts’ latest mock drafts? If not, do so here. At worst, three former Big Ten standouts will be selected tonight. All three are likely first-round selections, with D’Angelo Russell pegged to be a top 5 pick. Russell and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky will be in the Green Room in Brooklyn, while the Big Ten’s other prospects will be watching the draft in their hometowns. Also: Don’t forget that former Purdue star Robbie Hummel
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
Louisville coach Rick Pitino offered a bold take on former Ohio State guard and NBA prospect D’Angelo Russell, a Louisville native, in a recent ESPN interview. [ VIDEO: Watch Rick Pitino talk D’Angelo Russell in ESPN interview ] “In the last 30 some odd years, outside of Magic Johnson, he’s the best passer I’ve seen come along in a long time,” Pitino said. “He’s a great basketball player, has great instincts, really understands the game very well. I love his game.” Click the link above to watch Pitino’s full take on Russell. Russell, a first-team AP All-American and the 2015
It’s long been expected that three Big Ten players will be selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, and that’s still the case two days before things become official Thursday night. Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky all are sure-fire first-rounders, according to several of the experts’ latest mock drafts. In fact, Russell seems to be the unanimous No. 3 pick, while the Wisconsin duo is less certain. Don’t miss the draft at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. Also, former Purdue standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbi Hummel will take over
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
The 2015 NBA Draft is fast approaching. As we get ready for Thursday's big day, let's have some fun by considering the best of the Big Ten's draft-eligible players.
With the 2015 NBA Draft set to take place one week from today, it's time to have some drafting fun.
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman recently released his updated NBA Mock Draft 5.0, which includes three Big Ten players in the lottery.