The 2006 NBA Draft is over, and now it is time to analyze the picks by all the General Managers across the league. For the second consecutive season, the NBA Draft had an Illini flavor as Dee Brown and James Augustine were selected. In this look at the NBA Draft, IlliniBoard.com will look at how Brown & Augustine might fit in with their new teams.
Wednesday night's NBA Draft marked the official end of the Illinois careers for James Augustine and Dee Brown as they now discovered their new teams. Augustine was selected first when his named was called at #41 by Russ Granik. Dee Brown had to wait a little longer, but at #46 he found out he would be joining former Illini Deron Williams in Utah.
The University of Illinois men's basketball team officially closed its season with the 84th annual Kiwanis Basketball Banquet, held Tuesday night. The banquet also marked the last appearances as team members for James Augustine and Dee Brown.
April 12, 2006
SAN DIEGO - Here are quotes from Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar, Illinois Head Coach Bruce Weber, and UW Assistant Coaches Cameron Dollar and Jim Shaw after the Huskies defeated Illinois 67-64 in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament in San Diego, Calif.
March 18, 2006
The Illini traveled up Minneapolis on Tuesday evening with just one thing on their mind, remind Ohio State that they need to win out to claim the Big Ten Championship all to themselves. With the Illini's 71-65 victory over Minnesota in the Barn, Illinois now is becoming big Northwestern fans tomorrow night, hoping their in-state nemesis can knock off the Buckeyes in Evanston tomorrow. James Augustine led the way for the Illini with a near triple double of 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.
February 28, 2006