Illinois forward Myke Henry requests release from scholarship
With the graduation of leading scorers Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson, there was a chance that 6-6 forward Myke Henry would see more opportunities to produce for Illinois in 2013-14. However it seems as if the Chicago native won't be around to realize such possibilities, as it was reported by the Champaign News-Gazette that Henry has requested to ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
Illinois Basketball Roundtable: Did Brandon Paul Help his Draft Stock at NBA Combine?
The staff of Writing Illini gives their opinions about Brandon Paul's performance at the 2013 NBA Combine.
Wed May 22, 2013
Rip City Project
Why the Blazers Should Not Draft a Center
June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Meyers Leonard heads up to the stage after being introduced as the number eleven overall pick to the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center.
Tue May 21, 2013
Illinois Guard Brandon Paul Ready to Take Next Step
Fighting Illini guard Brandon Paul feels his four years at Illinois have prepared him well to be an NBA player.
Thu May 16, 2013
Basketball Roundtable: Who Needs to Impress the Most at the NBA Combine?
The staff of Writing Illini gives their opinions about which player needs to turn the most heads at the 2013 NBA Combine on Thursday and Friday.
Wed May 15, 2013
Gophers basketball: Joe Coleman asks for release
Illinois' D.J. Richardson defends against Minnesota's Joe Coleman during a Big Ten game in Champaign, Ill., Jan.
Thu May 09, 2013
Illinois Basketball Roundtable: What does Darius Paul's transfer mean to the Fighting Illini?
The staff of Writing Illini gives their opinions about the Fighting Illini's newest transfer Darius Paul .
Wed May 08, 2013
Illinois Basketball Roundtable: Should Brandon Paul Enter the NBA Draft?
The staff of Writing Illini gives their opinions about Illinois point guard Brandon Paul.
Mon May 06, 2013
Meyers Leonard rookie highlights, featuring a dunk or six
The 7-foot-1 big man out of Illinois, selected by Portland with the 11th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, appeared in 69 games last season, showing athleticism and flashes of potential while averaging 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.55 blocks in 17.5 minutes a night.
You be the GM: Is Meyers Leonard the Portland Trail Blazers' center of the future?
Position: C Height/Weight: 7-1/251 NBA experience: One season 2012-13 salary: $2,126,520 Contract status: Leonard will be in the second year of his rookie contract that pays him $2.2 million.
Illinois Basketball: Breaking Down Every Addition and Departure
Though the Fighting Illini may have lost their two best players, as well as both their power forwards, the addition of a five-man freshman class and at least two incoming transfers makes the 2013-14 season a promising one in my mind.
Sun May 05, 2013
Source: espn.go.com --- Saturday, May 04, 2013Western Michigan freshman forward Darius Paul announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will follow in his older brother Brandon's footsteps and transfer to Illinois.
Thu May 02, 2013
Fran McCaffery says Iowa can 'make a move'
Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery gives a statement during an NIT press conference Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Illinois Basketball: Assigning Roles to Each Player on the 2014 Roster
Illinois, however, will be without three starters and one key reserve in 2013-14. There will need to be emerging players to take over for Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson, while others need to do the dirty work of Sam , or stretch the defense as Tyler Griffey did.