ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- It's been over two months since Vander Blue decided to forgo his senior season at Marquette University and declare for the NBA Draft, and the long process of preparing for the draft is finally winding down.
Blue has jumped from city to city, trying to show teams he's worthy of a pick in next Thursday's draft. Friday's workout with the Milwaukee Bucks at the Cousins Center was Blue's 10th, so he's rarely had time to breathe, let along think about the critics analyzing his decision to turn pro.
"I really don't pay attention to it that much," Blue said. "What other people say about me doesn't really effect what I do. I'm going to live my life and they are going to live their's."
Mock drafts aren't anywhere near the determining factor in where a player will get drafted, but the good ones can be a nice indicator of where teams are valuing certain players. All of the major mock drafts have Blue going undrafted, but Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney feels Blue ...