HoopsHype Vander Blue rumors

June 24, 2013 Updates

The workouts are over. It’s time for Memphis to figure out its immediate future before Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Grizzlies held their sixth and seventh -- and final -- pre-draft workouts Monday morning. Nine players worked out in front of director of player personnel and basketball development Stu Lash, GM Chris Wallace and CEO Jason Levien. The group included Jordan Aboudou (France), Vander Blue (Marquette), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Joffrey Lauvergne (France), Janis Timma (Latvia), Adonis Thomas (Memphis), Mitchell Anderson, Jr. (Arkansas Pine Bluff), Jack Cooley (Notre Dame) and Arsalan Kazemi (Iran). Fox Sports Tennessee

June 23, 2013 Updates
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Nemanja Nedovic got his first taste of the NBA on Friday, and it came on the Milwaukee Bucks' practice floor at the Cousins Center. The 6-foot-4 Serbian guard was part of a draft workout that also included former Marquette guard Vander Blue and four others, including Serbian center Dejan Musli. Nedovic is an athletic guard who is projected to be selected somewhere in the second round of Thursday's NBA draft. "Since it was my first workout, my first time in the States, it was very exciting," Nedovic said. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Vander Blue brings his workout trek to the Cousins Center on Friday as the former Marquette University guard gets a chance to impress Bucks officials. Blue will be part of a six-player session that also includes Arizona forward Grant Jerrett, Butler center Andrew Smith, Washington State forward Brock Motum and Serbian players Nemanja Nedovic and Dejan Musli. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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May 17, 2013 Updates

As of now, that’s an iffy proposition. According to several NBA officials, including some general managers and player personnel officials, Blue is generally projected as a mid-second round pick. However, there are some NBA scouts who contend he won’t be drafted at all. They also believe Blue should have remained at Marquette for his final season. Racine Journal-Times

May 10, 2013 Updates
May 9, 2013 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Marquette guard Vander Blue is not on the participants' list for the NBA draft combine to be held in Chicago next week. Twitter @cf_gardner

April 16, 2013 Updates

"I've had three great years here and appreciate everything Marquette has done for me during that time to help me develop," Blue said. "At this point I want to pursue my dream. I've prayed about it and discussed it with my family and think this is the right decision for me at this time. "I really want to thank all of the coaches and staff at Marquette for helping me become a better player and a man," Blue added. "I also loved and appreciate the support shown by Marquette fans across the country during my career, especially during home games at the Bradley Center." Marquette Official Site

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