Illini Need to Rock the Mike (Tisdale, Davis) Right this Season

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During the last Illinois Fighting Illini season, they were too many college basketball games in which Bruce Weber could have described Demetri McCamey by a familiar rock anthem.  The Cars’: “you’re all I’ve got tonight. I need you. Tonight!”

If there’s one thing I do know, it’s that Big Ten and NCAA expectations at Illinois will only materialize if that song becomes played out and obsolete; metaphorically speaking.

If there’s a second thing I know, it’s don’t live with a woman whose behavior draws Tara Reid comparisons, and worse yet takes those comparisons as profound compliments. Because either situation (over-reliance on one player or dating a Tara Reid wannabe) will inevitably end badly.

Illini Head Coach Bruce Weber has said “we’ll be as good as our seniors,” and that means McCamey, but it also means Center Mike Tisdale and Power Forward Mike Davis.

By Paul M. Banks

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McCamey, Davis coming back to Illini

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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 spring. And as long as they didn’t hire an agent- no harm, no foul.

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Illini’s Mike Davis Declares for NBA Draft

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Junior led Big Ten in rebounding and had 15 double-doubles in 2009-10. He now joins teammate Demetri McCamey as early entries that did not sign agents.

Champaign, Ill.-University of Illinois junior forward Mike Davis (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams H.S.) will declare himself eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft, he announced today.

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