Time to focus on the NBA Draft. It seems pretty certain the Illinois Fighting Illini will once again have representation on draft night. Guard Brandon Paul was at the draft combine last week and he’s had contact with the L.A. Clippers, Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls.
Two years ago was a disaster when both Demetri McCamey and Jereme Richmond went undrafted, despite all the pre-draft hype (both attended the combine). Last year brought more pride to Champaign as the Illini Nation saw Meyers Leonard go in the top ten to the Portland Trail Blazers. Brandon Paul should likely hear his name called this June; just nowhere near as high.