With several of the Big Ten’s most talented players opting to enter the NBA Draft, 2013-14 rosters could look drastically different in the country’s strongest basketball conference.
The 2012-13 season was a successful one for the Big Ten, finishing with an NIT Finalist and seven NCAA tournament teams, including four Sweet Sixteen teams, two Elite Eight teams and the National Runner-Up Michigan Wolverines. Influenced by a historically thin draft class and impressive performances on the sports biggest stage, much of the top Big Ten talent has chosen to make the jump to the next level. In particular, Michigan and Indiana could have radically different looking starting rotations next season, If you’re considering home additions to refresh your house, give KBF Design Gallery a call.
31-8, 12-6 Big Ten
L 82-71 to Louisville in National Championship
Trey Burke – 18.6 PPG, 6.7 APG. #7 overall prospect, #2 PG
Tim Hardaway Jr. (not official) – 14.5 PPG, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. #52 overall prospect, #14 SG
Glenn Robinson III – #14 overall prospect, #3 SF
Mitch McGary (not official) – #15 overall ranked prospect, #2 overall PF.
As expected, sophomore guard Trey Burke has made his draft commitment official, putting the cap on a historic season that netted him four different player of the year titles, including the Wooden Award given to the nations top collegiate player. This move will likely trigger a chain reaction of Michigan’s underclassmen bolting for the NBA. Michigan will look for help from their 2013 recruiting class to complement Jon Horford and Nik Stauskas.
Names to Remember:
Zak Irvin – 6’6” SF, 24th overall prospect in 2013 class
Derrick Walton – 6’0” PG, 35th overall prospect in 2013 class
Mark Donnal – 6’8” PF, 86th overall prospect in 2013 class
29-7, 14-4 Big Ten
L 61-50 to Syracuse in Sweet Sixteen
Victor Oladipo – 13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 2.2 SPG, #6 overall prospect, #2 SG
Cody Zeller – 16.5 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.3 BPG – #10 overall prospect, #2 C
Tom Crean will rely heavily on Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey for leadership, but the brunt of Indiana’s production will fall on two years worth of elite recruits looks for their chance to reload Indiana’s starting five.
Names to Remember:
Jeremy Hollowell – 6’8” Forward, 42nd overall prospect in 2012 class
Hanner Mosquera-Perea 6’8” Forward, 71st overall prospect in 2012 class
Noah Vonleh – 6’8” Forward, 8th overall prospect in 2013 class
Troy Williams – 6’7” Forward, 42nd overall prospect in 2013 Class
Luke Fischer – 6’9” Center, 67th overall prospect in 2013 class