BTN.com's Sean Merriman gives a look at what a one-round draft of former Big Ten players in the NBA today would look like.
With the college basketball season now in the books, fans' focus shifts to recruiting and the new faces that will be on campus next year.
Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that’s how many people he feels can guard him. It has nothing to do with his golf handicap. [ MORE: Urban Meyer is up to more photoboming ] This much is clear after former Big Ten rival Dez Wells posted the Instagram video above of Russell taking a couple swings. Cue the inevitable Charles Barkley jokes. Russell is expected to be a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25. See where experts’ latest mock drafts have Russell going. h/t: For The Win
Ohio State freshman star D’Angelo Russell is turning pro. No surprise, as Russell is widely projected as a lottery pick. Russell was a sensation in 2014-15, living up to his billing as the top incoming player in the Big Ten en route to earning Freshman All-American and consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors. The 6-5, 180-pound Louisville, Kebntucky, native led all freshmen in the nation in scoring (19.3), entering double-figures in 33 of 35 games. Russell also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Russell’s departure creates another hole in an Ohio State roster that already must replace guard Shannon Scott, forward
Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell, along with OSU head coach Thad Matta, will be available to the media at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Buckeyes’ practice gym to discuss Russell’s future plans for the 2015-16 season. [ MORE: Four Big Ten stars in SI.com’s first round NBA Mock Draft ] The 6-5, 180-pound point guard led all freshmen in the nation in scoring this season (19.3), while also averaging 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. He was named a unanimous Freshman All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten member, leading the Buckeyes to a 24-11 mark. Earlier Wednesday evening, ESPN.com’s Paul Biancardi
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky was the lone unanimous selection, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell was one of two freshmen to earn honors.
Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell is one of the most exciting players in college basketball. The Buckeyes’ fantastic freshman put on a show again on Thursday, this time on the biggest stage of his young, college basketball career. Russell scored a game-high 28 points in the Buckeyes’ 75-72 win over VCU, which puts him No. 1 on Ohio State’s all-time freshman scoring list. It also marked the third highest point total by a Big Ten freshman in NCAA Tournament history. But as good as Russell’s scoring numbers were on Thursday, it was a play with just over a minute remaining
"BTN Live" will announce the 2015 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Teams and individual award winners at 6 p.m. ET Monday night. See BTN.com's teams and honors inside.
Who does D'Angelo Russell model his game after? What's the craziest Big Ten arena he's visited? Check out Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Ohio State star inside.
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See the latest honorees in this post.