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ANNOUNCEMENT: Jordan Hulls and Terrance Turner join AlbersandFriends.com

I’m excited to announce that former Indiana basketball guard Jordan Hulls and former Indiana football wide receiver Terrance Turner will be writing their own blogs here at AlbersandFriends.com. Hulls is a Bloomington native who is having a successful professional career overseas. Turner, a former All-Big Ten performer, is now a national football scout and a football coach. The blogs are theirs to do what they want with, but expect both players to share personal stories about their playing days, offer advice to younger athletes hoping to reach the D1 level, and much more. Hulls will also periodically blog from overseas

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Kellen Dunham to play with Grizzlies in Summer League

Former Butler star and Indiana native Kellen Dunham has agreed to play for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, he told me Friday night. Dunham, who played at Pendleton Heights High School, averaged more than 16 points per game in each of his last three seasons at Butler. The 6-foot-6 sharpshooter will need to have a strong Summer League performance to make an NBA roster, but with the right team, he could be a really effective player.

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NBA Draft Winner: Indiana

NBA Draft night came and went with a flurry of trades and surprises, and as always, there were winners and losers. Perhaps the biggest winner of all, though, was Indiana — both its NBA franchise,┬áthe Pacers, and its state school, the Hoosiers. The Pacers quietly had as good a week as any team, adding the true point guard they so desperately needed (Jeff Teague), while also grabbing an underrated swing man (Thaddeus Young) for a late first-round pick in a watered down draft. Larry Bird has money to spend in free agency as well, giving him the opportunity to add

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WATCH THE NBA DRAFT LIVE

The 2016 NBA Draft is tonight, and watching ESPN’s coverage is no longer the best way to follow it (and hasn’t been in years). Adrian Wojnarowski gets the most NBA scoops every year, and he’s hosting a live show on his Yahoo network, The Vertical. The show will feature Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, as well as Indiana coach Tom Crean. You can watch the live show here beginning at 7 p.m. https://sports.yahoo.com/video/vertical-live-nba-draft-show-140504039.html

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