"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
In his first playing time for the Pacers, GRIII made a big impact with 10 points on 3-4 shooting(4/5 FT); he also chipped in 2 boards and a steal in 19 minutes. Perhaps most importantly, he found himself on the floor with the score tied and less than a minute left against Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger and the Celtics. The preseason noise about his development might not be the mirage it appeared to be after starting the season with 4 straight DNPs.
Stauskas started again for the Sixers and currently has 14 points, 5 boards, and 2 assists in the 3rd quarter, albeit not very efficiently(5/14 FG, 3/10 3pt)
Tim Hardaway and Mitch McGary's teams are both in action tonight, although neither have played. McGary has 4 quality big men in front of him in OKC, while Tim Hardaway appears to be the literal last man off the bench for Atlanta at this point.
NBA.com has a nice little article about McGary's rookie season.
Also his season highlights which are fun to watch. So much hustle.
Mitch McGary with a career high 20 points against Portland with about 9 minutes remaining in the 4Q. On ESPN.
McGary hit the Blazers with this:
While playing 31 minutes, scoring 18 points, and grabbing 13 rebounds (6 offensive!), Mitch also managed to drop this sweet dime. (Someone, please feel free to embed.)
I hate you, NCAA.
Title Says It All - well except that Beilein is King of the World. Saving that for another thread.
Campus Insiders' Jordan Cornette and Ray Crawford recap the Wolverines selected in the NBA Draft including why Nik Stauskas will star in Sacramento and Mitch McGary will bring the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
ESPN's Jeff Goodman released his latest NBA mock draft (INSIDER) this afternoon. His mocks are based on intel he gathers from NBA execs, and reflects the workouts that just wrapped up.
He has Nik going #10 to the 76ers which would be a little interesting since he also has them taking Wiggins at #3. And he has Mitch going to the Heat at #26 which would be a perfect landing spot for him.
He has Harris going at 11 to Denver, Payne going at 18 to Phoenix, and GRIII going someplace in the second round.