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.
The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.
The NBA held its annual draft lottery Tuesday night, and now that we know which teams are picking where, the basketball experts are releasing their latest mock drafts. Most every mock draft I checked has Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker in the top 20. Russell is a unanimous top 4 pick, with a majority of the mocks having the one-and-done Ohio State star going No. 3 to Philadelphia. Kaminsky goes as high as No. 6 (SI.com) and as low as No. 17 (NBADraft.net), while Dekker’s high-low marks are No. 12 (FOXSports.com & NBADraft.net) and
Another Big Ten star has announced he will return to school for the 2015-16 college basketball season. Just two days after Michigan’s Caris LeVert made his official announcement to return to school, Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr. announced he will do the same. Blackmon Jr., who was named All-Big Ten honorable mention as a freshman this past season, averaged 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Hoosiers. His return ensures IU will be one of the top-ranked teams in the Big Ten heading into next season. “I just felt the best situation for me was to come back and play my