Earlier this week we reported that Cody Zeller will be joining teammate Victor Oladipo in declaring early for the NBA Draft this summer. They aren't the only ones to do it or about to do it either and coupled with a lot of graduating talent it means that the Big Ten in 2013-14 is going to look vastly different than it did this year.
Different to some in the national media and amongst the casual fan implies bad, but that's not the case with the Big Ten, different just means... well, different and equally as exciting as what we saw this season.
How different will it be? Try at least 27 and as many as 31 possible starters from this past season either gone to graduation or the NBA - so basically half of the starters in the Big Ten are gone.
O.k., that could happen just about any year with graduation and we all should know that change is the name of the game, but this is about as out of the ordinary as it gets. Just how out of the ordinary?
How about we start with the entire All-Big Ten 1st team of Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, Jr., and DeShaun Thomas all off to the NBA and not a single one of them were seniors. Yes, Burke and Hardaway Jr., haven't made official announcements but multiple outlets have reported that both will be gone.no comments