Found April 16, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Coming off a breakout junior campaign for the Marquette Golden Eagles, shooting guard Vander Blue has decided to leave school a year early and enter the 2013 NBA Draft.  Blue is by no means a lock to be a first round pick which makes the decision somewhat surprising.  Allow me to break down why the decision both makes sense but could be one that Blue will regret. Vander Blue’s growth from his sophomore year to his junior year was staggering.  He developed a consistent jump shot, something that was totally lacking during his first two seasons at Marquette but still only connected on slightly above 30% from three-point range.  The 6-4 Blue became the team’s go-to scorer especially in the clutch (see the St. John’s and Davidson games) and his evolving maturity and leadership made it nearly impossible for Buzz Williams to take him off the floor in big games. Selfishly, I would have loved to see his game continue to blossom during his senior year where the Golden Eagles were shaping up t...
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