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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. Collins adds James to N'western staff

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins named his former high school coach Brian James to his coaching staff as an assistant on Thursday. James coached Collins at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill. James spent the last three seasons as an a...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Chris Collins will tap into dad's knowledge

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Newly named Northwestern coach Chris Collins didn't dismiss the possibility of his father, Doug, joining his staff at some point in the future, but in the meantime, he said Doug Collins will have input in the Wildcats' program. F...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Jabari Parker will play college basketball in 2013 rather than go...

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said Friday he will attend college rather go on a mission next year and two local schools could have been options for next year if it wasn't for coaching changes.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Jabari Parker uncertain of mission

    Scott Powers

    The basketball future of Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could be affected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' recent decision to lower the age minimum for men to serve a mission,...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Hornets sign 'Juice' for summer league

    Scott Powers

    Former Northwestern point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson has signed on to play with the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas. Thompson, a Chicago native, was a four-year starter at Northwestern and graduated in 2011. He played...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. As draft approaches, NU's Shurna hopeful

    Scott Powers

    John Shurna has been forced to do something throughout his NBA draft preparation he refrained from throughout his Northwestern playing career. Shurna has boasted about himself. Shurna's mentality has always been team first. Even as he broke Northwe...

    Blog | June 27, 2012