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NCAA Basketball: Big East Tournament-Marquette vs Notre Dame

Blue moves one step closer to NBA dream

Relative to reaching his dream of playing in the NBA, the last six months had been rough for Vander Blue. After a fantastic NCAA Tournament appearance, Blue went undrafted in June’s NBA draft, had an up-and-down Summer League performance both with the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies and patiently waited for an NBA team to […]

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JaJuan Johnson is could start from Day 1. (Rivals.com)

The shoes Jajuan Johnson is set to fill

Through six recruiting classes Buzz Williams has been a master of balancing classes. The roster he took over in 2008 was terribly tilted, and a half dozen junior-college transfers later it was smooth sailing, to put it both lightly and briefly — consider an entire recruiting class left when Tom Crean left for Indiana and […]

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Vander Blue’s Orlando Summer League recap

When Vander Blue announced on multiple platforms his decision to try out for NBA teams as a point guard, it came as a mild shock. The 6-foot-4 Blue had played almost exclusively as a shooting guard during his three seasons at Marquette, seeing only a handful of minutes at the point as a sophomore. Sixty […]

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The Grizzlies are taking a shot on Vander Blue. (USA Today)

Blue invited to Memphis summer team: What it means

Despite going undrafted in last night’s NBA draft, Vander Blue will get his chance at an NBA roster after signing on with the Memphis Grizzlies’ Summer League team. The news was first reported by Chris Vernon via Twitter. Regardless of opinion on Blue’s decision to forgo his senior season — we had quite a strong […]

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Thirty NBA teams each made decisions Thursday night that Vander Blue was not a top-60 player in the draft. (USA Today)

Strotman: Blue’s own mistake lands him undrafted

When asked in May why he made the decision to forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, Vander Blue confidently told the Journal-Sentinel’s Charles Gardner that he “[knew] how this process works” and that he was just “trying to follow the footsteps of Jimmy [Butler]” and the rest of the Marquette basketball alumni […]

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