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  1. Brandon Paul not surprised by success

    Scott Powers

    Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul said Friday he isn't at all surprised by the Illini's Top-10 ranking and undefeated start to the season. The Illini began the season with their share of skeptics as they were coming off a tumultuous 2011-12 seaso...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  2. NU's Crawford focuses on game, next level

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern senior guard Drew Crawford attempted to balance an internship and working on his game during the summer of 2011. Crawford produced a career-high 16.1 points per contest, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten, last season, but now looking ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  3. Meyers Leonard invited to draft

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois center Meyers Leonard has been invited to the NBA draft's green room at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Thursday, Leonard's spokesperson confirmed on Monday. The NBA usually invites players expected to be drafted among the...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  4. Meyers Leonard to enter NBA draft

    Scott Powers

    Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard has declared for the NBA draft and will forego his final two collegiate seasons, the school announced on Monday. Read the entire story....

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. Should Illini's Leonard stay, or go to NBA?

    Scott Powers

    Illinois sophomore Meyers Leonard won't have much time to decide whether to return for his junior season or enter the NBA draft after the Illini's season is complete in the coming weeks. The NCAA's deadline to choose this year will be April 11. ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Illini's slump magnified by social media

    Scott Powers

    Illinois coach Bruce Weber said earlier this week he wants to protect his players from all the negativity currently swirling around the program. That's easy to say, but even Weber admitted it's difficult to achieve. It's never been easier for a...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  7. NU's Shurna to work out for NBA teams

    Scott Powers

    Although unlikely, these could be John Shurna's final days as a Northwestern Wildcat. Shurna departed Friday to work out in front of 26 NBA teams at the New Jersey Nets' training facility in East Rutherford, N.J. Shurna will be included in a workou...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  8. OSU-Illinois not the same for McCamey

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois senior Demetri McCamey should have plenty of reasons to be jacked for Saturday's matchup against Ohio State. The Buckeyes arrive to Champaign undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country. The Illini have their perfect 10-...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  9. Wildcat Watch: Jan. 5

    Scott Powers

    ESPNChicago.com will be evaluating Northwestern's chances of reaching its first NCAA tournament on a weekly basis from here on out. This is the first installment of Wildcats Watch. Some history: Northwestern has seldom been involved in the NCAA to...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  10. Local college hoops player rankings

    Scott Powers

    1. Illinois senior guard Demetri McCamey: McCamey made a wise decision returning for his senior season. While he could have been selected last year, he's improved his draft stock, his game and the Illini by coming back. He's averaged 15.8 points, 7.2...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  11. McCamey should stay in Champaign

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The free throws were insignificant when it came to the big picture. Dayton was ahead 77-71 with 2.4 seconds remaining, and masses of orange were already filing out of Assembly Hall. Although Illinois still had two free throws to...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  12. Mullins looking forward to clash of former players

    Scott Powers

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois Wolves AAU coach Mike Mullins has been in the stands nearly every time his former players Illinois' Demetri McCamey and Ohio State's Evan Turner have met in their collegiate careers. On Saturday, Mullins' son's birthday to...

    Blog | March 13, 2010