By Paul M. Banks University of Illinois juniors Demetri McCamey and power forward Mike Davis withdrew their names from the NBA Draft today. The duo will return to Champaign-Urbana for their senior Fighting Illini season. With a legitimate threat of a NBA lockout in 2011, pretty much every junior in the nation who was at least half-way decent optioned to test the waters this … [Read more...] about McCamey, Davis coming back to Illini
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By Paul M. Banks When it comes to Illini junior point guard Demetri McCamey, perhaps his Coach Bruce Weber can describe him best. “If you study him over the course of time, he has very good games and a tendency not to be real consistent, this goes back way to high school and AAU and that’s where he’s got to mature. He has the big one and then average, average. He needs to be … [Read more...] about Illinois Demetri McCamey’s NBA Potential
By Paul M. Banks, Walterfootball.com Mike Davis (6-9, 210, F) was one of the most improved players in the Big Ten Conference last season. He was second on the Illini in scoring and third in the Big Ten in rebounding last winter. He led the conference with nine double-doubles and 11 double-digit rebounding performances on the season. The second-team All-Big Ten selection … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Mike Davis
By Paul M. Banks If there’s one truth about the NBA Draft, it’s that any 7 footer with average-or- better athleticism is a bonafide prospect. Illinois junior Center Mike Tisdale (7’1”, 235) may seem like a project at times, but he is certainly on the radar screen of NBA GMs for 2011, if not 2010. An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media, he was one of … [Read more...] about Illini’s Mike Tisdale- Have Any Pro Potential?