MJ: Big Ten's best NBA prospects
Here’s our look at the top Big Ten players available for Thursday’s NBA Draft:
1. Noah Vonleh, Indiana
The big man could make it three top-five picks in the last two years for the Hoosiers.
2. Nik Stauskas, Michigan
The Big Ten Player of the Year is considered an elite shooter, a skill in high demand in the NBA.
3. Gary Harris, Michigan State
Lacks ideal size for a 2 guard, but a capable shooter and explosive athlete when healthy.
4. Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Improved jumper the last two years makes him a versatile 4 who can shoot the three and score in the paint.
5. Mitch McGary, Michigan
Center missed much of his sophomore season with a back injury. A lottery pick when healthy, but the injury history will scare some away.
6. Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Elite athlete with NBA pedigree, but lack of aggressiveness on offensive end during two years in college is a concern.
7. Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
A solid college player, reminds you of former Illini Brandon Paul, who went undrafted and narrowly missed making an NBA roster last year.
8. LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
Early entrant has not been impressive in predraft workouts or combine. Could be a second-round pick and fit in right situation.
9. Aaron Craft, Ohio State
A good enough athlete and defender to make an NBA roster, but lack of offensive skills make him a long shot to get a real chance.
10. Austin Hollins, Minnesota
Son of former NBA coach Lionel Hollins will have to have a monster summer league showing to have a chance at making a squad.