Archive | May, 2013

Where Blue ranks among SG prospects

Vander Blue is looking to improve in a few areas before the NBA draft to prove he’s worthy of a draft selection. But more important, he’ll be competing against other shooting guards who have the same goal in mind. Blue has stated that he’d like to transition to point guard at the next level–and we’ll […]

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Recapping Vander Blue’s successful day in Chicago

What first began with some not-so-favorable reports out of Chicago seemed to have ended with a bang for Vander Blue, who came out a winner from the past two days at the NBA Combine. There wasn’t much to be seen or read about on Day 1, other than Blue being listed as “from DePaul” and […]

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Vander Blue’s draft equivalent: Malcolm Lee

Specific comparisons from one player to another–especially regarding NBA draft stock–is near impossible. Each player is different regardless of what the stats say, and each team is looking for various needs each and every draft. No two drafts are alike, making no two players from different years alike. Earlier in the week we spoke with an […]

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Meet me at the rim, Todd Mayo

The art of hyperbole has been perfected by the lauding of freshmen who make an impact early in the non-conference season and are suddenly the second coming of Kevin Durant. With brand-new players arriving on campus each season on the heels of dominant high school careers, it’s easy to get carried away in the 4-minute […]

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NBA scout: Blue can be a ‘poor man’s Tony Allen’

As the NBA draft approaches and team workouts begin in earnest, we will be taking a more in-depth look at Vander Blue’s positioning. For now though, we wanted to lay a foundation as to what Blue’s current baseline is. He’s an athletic shooting guard who is a tad undersized for that position and doesn’t quite have […]

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A quick look at the non-conference schedule

College basketball is in its biggest lull right about now with the season over and AAU tournaments just about to get under way, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some excitement regarding Marquette’s upcoming season. Just a few weeks after AD Larry Williams told Paint Touches Buzz wasn’t afraid to play anyone, anywhere, he […]

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