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  1. Former Illini big man Leonard still adjusting in NBA

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has been fighting with himself to stay positive this season. Leonard, who is in second year with the Trail Blazers since leaving Illinois after his sophomore season, is a member of a team see...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  2. Recruiting: Cunningham gaining interest

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin may be biased, but he believes senior forward Josh Cunningham is going to do big things in the future. "Josh is going to be a NBA player," Irvin said on Friday. "There's three guys that stick out -- Jahlil Okafor, Clif...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Former Illini Paul set for 2nd Bulls workout

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois guard Brandon Paul has been invited to a second workout with the Chicago Bulls on Monday prior to the NBA draft, according to Paul's mother. Paul, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound shooting guard, has previously worked out for the Bulls, Minne...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  4. Richmond seeks new start with Sauk Valley

    Scott Powers

    Jereme Richmond is eyeing another basketball comeback in attempt to put his troubled past behind him and has signed to play with the Sauk Valley Predators in the Premier Basketball League. Richmond, a former McDonald's All-American and Illinois pl...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Thibodeau impressed by Illini's Groce

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois fans aren't the only ones expecting first-year coach John Groce to quickly turn the Illini basketball program around. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is also anticipating the same. "I think he's going to do a terri...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  7. Back on court, Paul wants consistency

    Scott Powers

    Away from basketball for nearly two months after having his jaw broken, Illinois senior guard Brandon Paul has returned to the court and has returned to his mission of becoming a more consistent player. Paul broke his jaw when he collided with a t...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  8. McCamey out to impress in summer league

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois point guard Demetri McCamey might be wearing a Chicago Bulls' uniform during the NBA summer league, but his goal is to impress every team, his agent said on Tuesday. McCamey, who was a four-year starter at Illinois, went undrafted ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. Illinois' Leonard goes 11th to Portland

    Scott Powers

    Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 11th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. Leonard, a 7-foot-1, 250-pound center, averaged 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks last season. He w...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Leonard addresses maturity questions

    Scott Powers

    Meyers Leonard never doubted he could attract a NBA team with his combination of size and athleticism. There just aren't many 7-foot-1 centers who are as physically gifted as Leonard is. Where Leonard felt he needed to impress NBA executives, thou...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  11. 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
  12. NBA draft 2012: Illinois Fighting Illini's Meyers Leonard invited...

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois center Meyers Leonard invited to attend NBA draft on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  13. Leonard hopes to be a first-round pick

    Scott Powers

    Meyers Leonard's life has changed quickly since declaring for the NBA draft following his sophomore season at Illinois. Just this past week, that's been truly evident for the 7-foot-1 center. On Tuesday, he was in Portland working out for the Trail...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. Howard: Move to SMU 'best for everybody'

    Scott Powers

    Former Illinois assistant Jerrance Howard said Monday his departure from the Illini's staff was best for the program and himself. Howard, a former Illinois assistant and player, spoke publicly Monday for the first time since leaving Illinois and j...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Meyers Leonard will leave the Illinois Fighting Illini early, ent...

    Scott Powers

    Meyers Leonard will leave the Illini early and enter the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012