With the college basketball season well in the rearview mirror, the 2022 NBA Draft is quickly approaching. Many prospects have also finalized their decisions, helping to make the picture for the draft clearer every day.

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

There is big news coming to the upcoming 2022-23 Big Ten football season (and NFL season). Ohio online sports betting and Maryland sports betting are on the way.

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On Sunday, Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson officially announced he would be returning to the Wolverines after testing the NBA waters. It was not likely he would draw first-round grades, likely contributing to Dickinson’s decision to return.

Kyle Boone with CBS Sports recently updated his 2022 mock draft, and he included 5 B1G stars as first-round selections. That included 3 players as lottery picks with Jaden Ivey landing as a top-5 pick. Ohio State also had two players featured in Malaki Branham and E.J. Liddell.

  • No. 5 Indiana Pacers – Jaden Ivey, SG, Purdue
  • No. 6 Portland Trail Blazers – Keegan Murray, PF, Iowa
  • No. 11 New York Knicks – Johnny Davis, SF, Wisconsin
  • No. 26 Dallas Mavericks – Malaki Branham, SF, Ohio State
  • No. 27 Miami Heat – E.J. Liddell, PF, Ohio State