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Following Wesley Matthews‘ breakout rookie campaign during the 2009-2010 NBA season, the Marquette Golden Eagles have seen players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft each of the past years; Lazar Hayward in 2010 and Jimmy Butler last summer. A pair of MU ballers are expected to be selected tonight when Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder will likely hear their names called.
DJO and Crowder played integral parts in helping Marquette reach the Sweet 16 the past two seasons. The former junior college players will almost certainly have their dreams come true this evening as they are projected to be second round picks.
“It’s always been a dream,” DJO said at the NBA Draft Combine. “I can’t take anything for granted. I always wasn’t one of the top guys. Being here humbles you even more to work even harder and do even better things that might stand out to other people. That’s what I want to do.”
DJO hasn’t had to go through that process alone. His college roommate, Crowde
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Four years ago, Jae Crowder couldnt land a single college basketball scholarship offer out of high school. Thursday night, he fulfilled his dream of becoming an NBA player. Crowder, the former Marquette University standout and reigning Big East Player of the Year, completed a stunning turnaround when the Dallas Mavericks picked him up in the second round of the NBA draft at No. 34...
Marquette forward Jae Crowder has been picked 34th in the NBA draft by Cleveland, the last of three Cavaliers picks presumably going to the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas used its only pick of the first round to get 7-foot North Carolina center Tyler Zeller at No. 17 overall, then traded his rights to Cleveland for three selections. The 3-for-1 deal, including picks 24 and 33, still has...