Tag: Demetri McCamey

Bulls summer league roster includes Illini Demetri McCamey

Bulls summer league roster includes Illini Demetri McCamey
The Chicago Bulls announced their team which will participate in the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.  Current Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (last year’s #1 pick out of Marquette), along with Chicago’s first-round pick Marquis Teague (No. 29 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Kentucky) highlight this summer’s 12-man roster. Will Teague be the... Read more »

Complete Analysis of Demetri McCamey's NBA Draft Stock

Ah yes, Demetri McCamey! Much has been written and said about the now former Illinois Fighting Illini point guard, who was essentially the face of that particular college basketball program for three years, and a starter for close to four. He slowly but surely developed and matured during his time at Illinois, but never became... Read more »

Illinois Fighting Illini Seniors: the Good, the Bad, the Painful

Today is a special treat. Today, you the Chicago Now reader, get two columns for the click of one. What follows is a one-two column combination by two authors, both UI alums and staples at Assembly Hall press row. It’s not a point-counterpoint, more like a statement essay and a necessary companion piece. With the... Read more »

Casting My USA Basketball Writers Association Ballot

A secret ballot? Nah, when it comes to college basketball, I’ll shout my opinions and evaluations from the mountain top. I’ve covered a lot of teams both in the Big Ten and the Big East this past season: Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and DePaul, so let’s begin. We start by choosing my District: V. of... Read more »

Illini Continue Dominance Over Hawkeyes, Get Badly Needed Home Win

The 81-68 Illini win certainly was a game of runs in the first half as the Illini 10-0, then Iowa went  11-1, followed by ILL 16-2, then Iowa 11-5 over the final five minutes to close half. And up until the 6:02 mark in the second half, when Demetri McCamey hit a dagger to put... Read more »

Five Darkest Moments of this Illini Basketball Season

The Illinois Fighting Illini came into this year with across-the-board top 15 preseason national rankings. Yet here they are receiving no votes at all (deservedly so) in either poll for the past few weeks, under .500 in conference, and squarely on the NCAA bubble. In other words, grossly underachieving and not even remotely close to... Read more »

Illini Need to Resolve Conference Season Road Issues- Tonight!

It would help if the Illinois basketball senior class started living up to their potential, but it was a sophomore, Brandon Paul, who gave the media a soundbite Illini Nation would like to hear. “It’s tough, we keep talking about the same thing, and people get mad, people talk about it, but actions speak louder... Read more »

Will the 2010-11 Illini, Especially the Seniors, ever Learn?

“We have had people talk to them, and we did everything except electric shock [therapy] to get them going,  Illini coach Bruce Weber said about his college basketball team. “They have to jolt themselves from the inside. We have to be determined and not let a team, especially on the road, jump on us.” Weber... Read more »

The Depths of Demetri McCamey's (And the Illini) Slump

He was having an All-American second team, All-Big Ten first team type season. At least up until his unhappy visit to Happy Valley. Illini senior point guard Demetri McCamey went (a then uncharacteristic) sub-50% from the field, and committed five turnovers to match his five assists. The Illini lost to Penn State, and the McCamey/Illinois... Read more »

Illini Second Half Choke vs. Ohio State Not Shocking

There wasn’t much you could say about the Illini and their fall to top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. It was certainly disappointing. It was certainly a let down after building a lead. The one thing you really can’t call it, and we all know it deep down inside, was all that surprising. There was... Read more »