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Why Trent Lockett is NBA-bound

After a rather inauspicious Summer League performance, the general consensus was that Trent Lockett was headed overseas. The Marquette senior, who spent his first three seasons at Arizona State, played in five games for the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.0 points on a respectable 46/38/55 percent slash in 20 minutes per game. He even garnered a […]

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Why Vander Blue made the wrong decision

For a differing perspective, be sure to read Mark’s portion of this two-part column on Vander Blue’s decision. Say it ain’t so, Van. That was my first reaction when it became official that Vander Blue was entering the NBA draft and hiring an agent, slashing the slight hope that he would change his mind later […]

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Going pro: Ranking the roster on NBA potential

Buzz Williams sent his second and third recruits to the NBA in June, as Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom joined Jimmy Butler at the next level. In four seasons as head coach, Williams has had a player enter the NBA each year (Wes Matthews, Lazar Hayward), and an increasingly talented roster only should add to […]

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Busy summer prepares Wilson for primetime

With the changes soon coming to the Big East, teams will find themselves traveling across the country to compete against conference opponents. With the summer 2013 commitment Duane Wilson just completed, he should have no problem adjusting. In the span of just over a month, from June 12 to July 23, Wilson participated in the […]

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Jae Crowder: Path to the NBA

This story is part of a Paint Touches’ series, Jae Crowder: Path to the NBA, which will track Crowder’s workouts, interviews, and tryouts leading up to the June 28 NBA Draft in New York City. Jae Crowder’s playing days in a Marquette uniform are over, but the forward has wasted no time preparing for the […]

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DJO to the NBA?

Last week, the experts at NBA Draft Express ranked the top NBA prospects in the Big East Conference for the upcoming season. There was little shock that Connecticut’s sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb was ranked No. 1, followed by Villanova’s sophomore forward Mouphtaou Yarou. Both are hard to debate, as they have the youth and athleticism […]

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