Podcast: Breaking down all the Big Ten’s NBA Draft decisions

The NBA Draft Early Entry list is complete and 14 Big Ten players declared for the draft. Dylan and Brendan break down the list and discuss whether each player should stay in the draft or return to school, where they might be picked and the impact that their decision will have on next year’s Big Ten season.

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  1. adamsmit86


    Livers is gonna have to make a decision at some point. Kinda surprised he is still in the draft.

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  4. BP3

    Because he’s hoping to workout so he gets a chance to prove he’s good enough so he doesn’t have to return. I don’t think he wants to come back.

  5. adamsmit86

    No surprise, here is Izzo trying to convince his player to return to school even though he is a projected draft pick who has graduated and has two kids to support.

    Couch: What do you think of Tillman as an NBA player?
    Izzo: What some people have told me is it would really help him to really improve that shot, which I think he will. I mean it’s not broken, he just needs reps. And then improve his lateral quickness, which I think he can. Find the right weight — maybe it’s 240, 245 — be able to stay there in the best shape and be able to switch positions (between power forward and center). For his long-range (prospects), I think he is better staying another year (at MSU), because I don’t think there’s enough definitive answers yet. Now if that changes …
    I think this is a tough year for a guy that’s a bubble guy to come out because of the pandemic. He doesn’t get to go to (the NBA draft combine in) Chicago and wow them with things. He’s wowed them with his personality. Everybody will know that he’s a worker and he’s going to get better and he’s a grinder and a great student. All those things are going to be so good, and still in the end they want to know you can play. I think he’s still got some improving to do. I say that, but they’ll take kids who aren’t as ready as him. … I see Xavier making it, because I see Xavier a lot like Draymond (Green).

    Color me SHOCKED. Has Izzo ever encouraged a player to leave early?

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