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  1. Predicting the 2016-17 Big Ten College Basketball StandingsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Of the Big Ten's four legitimate threats to win the 2017 national championship, Wisconsin narrowly edges out Michigan State as our favorite to win the regular season conference title. After a streak of four years with at least one team in the Final Four, the Big Ten failed to even reach the 2016 Elite Eight.


  2. Illinois Basketball: Could Former Players Form a TBT Team for 2017?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Writing Illini

    These players have gone on to pursue a professional career across the world, from the NBA to leagues in Turkey and other foreign countries. I truly miss watching these former players ball on the court and when I was watching The Basketball Tournament it made me wish they would put together a team for 2017.


  3. Ben Simmons impresses in NBA Summer LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | The Triangle

    It's the dog days of summer. Heat and humidity suffocate and slow life down in the Philadelphia area.


  4. Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2016-17 SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | BleacherReport

    The cyclical nature of college basketball makes it so even the most downtrodden teams one season have as good a chance as any to be competitive the following year. And there are plenty of different ways to achieve this improvement.


  5. Illinois Basketball: Brandon Paul's NBA Dream Almost AchievedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Writing Illini

    It was announced that former Illinois guard Brandon Paul was signed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. The details of the contract were not released but this means Paul gets a shot at making the final roster in the preseason.


  6. Sixers Sign Brandon Paul To Partially Guaranteed DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Liberty Ballers

    Former Illinois guard Brandon Paul apparently showed enough with the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas Summer League to earn a contract with the team. According to Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy, the 25-year-old has accepted a partially guaranteed deal, but no further details have been reported.


  7. Illinois Basketball: The Dark Era at Point Guard Is OverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Writing Illini

    On that fateful day, it was announced that Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams would miss the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL. When this painful news was announced, I didn't think too much of it at the time.


  8. Illinois Basketball: Brandon Paul Will Make an NBA TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Writing Illini

    When Brandon Paul played for the Illinois basketball team I always thought he would amount to something in the NBA. Paul is attempting to prove his NBA prowess in the Las Vegas Summer League .


  9. Trail Blazers re-sign Meyers LeonardRead the original story

    Monday Jul 11 | InsideHoops

    The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed forward/center Meyers Leonard, it was announced yesterday by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. "Meyers is a core member of our organization and continues to show the promise and potential we anticipated when we drafted him," said Olshey.


  10. Illinois, John Groce lands critical 2017 five-star recrutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | MSNBC

    Illinois landed a critical commitment in the Class of 2017 as Jeremiah Tilmon announced that he will be playing his college ball for John Groce and the Illini. Tilmon, a five-star prospect that hails from Illinois, is a 7-foot low-post force that plays his high school ball for La Lumiere in Indiana.


  11. Illinois Basketball: Jeremiah Tilmon Compared to Past CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Writing Illini

    Tilmon is the 19th best player in the class of 2017 and by far the biggest commitment in the John Groce era. Getting a big time center was important for the Illini because they needed one for 2017.


  12. Illinois Basketball: Jeremiah Tilmon Commits to IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Writing Illini

    There have been many Illinois basketball fans that have bashed on John Groce for not being able to land a big time recruit. This criticism has come with a lot of merit, but it finally happened in the Groce tenure.


  13. Illinois Basketball: Meyers Leonard Signs Extension With PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Writing Illini

    Illinois basketball fans had the great privilege of watching one of the best centers in school history when Meyers Leonard came to Champaign. Now, those same fans have the honor of seeing Leonard's hard work and perseverance pay off with a big contract in the NBA.


  14. Felicio paces Bulls' summer victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Daily Herald

    Center Cristiano Felicio rolled up 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulls improved to 2-0 at the Las Vegas summer league with an 83-70 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday. Point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who was released and re-signed by the Bulls in the past week, added 14 points.


  15. The Charlotte Hornets Should Sign Brandon Paul From Their Summer League TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Swarm and Sting

    The Charlotte Hornets should be looking to sign guard, Brandon Paul , after an impressive outing with the team in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Undrafted free agent guard, Brandon Paul, is getting a second chance at making an NBA roster this season and he is taking full advantage of that opportunity.


  16. NBA Summer League: Brandon Paul ShiningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Writing Illini

    The NBA Summer League is underway and the Illinois basketball team has a few former players trying to make the show. Since graduating at Illinois, guard Brandon Paul has tried to break through to the NBA on multiple occasions.


  17. Takeaways From the Charlotte Hornets' Fourth Summer League GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Swarm and Sting

    The Charlotte Hornets dropped their fourth Summer League game this season to the Dallas Mavericks but a few players are making a name for themselves. The Charlotte Hornets fell to the Dallas Mavericks in their fourth game at the Orlando Pro Summer League.


  18. Illinois Sports: Foster Glad to Have Stuck With IlliniRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Writing Illini

    The Illinois football team has a great starting running back heading into the 2016 season. Ke'Shawn Vaughn is going to be difficult to stop in the Big Ten.


  19. Illinois Sports: The Lovie EffectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Writing Illini

    The Illinois football team is starting to gain momentum in the recruiting field. This has a lot to do with new head coach Lovie Smith.


  20. Illinois guard Tracy Abrams seems optimistic about health entering senior seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | MSNBC

    The past two seasons have been a tough one for Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams as the Chicago native missed both campaigns with season-ending injuries. Abrams tore his ACL in September of 2014 during preseason training camp and had to sit out the 2014-15 season before also missing 2015-16 due to a torn Achilles tendon that was suffered in July 2015.