A lot to watch for in Chicago

Illinois' NCAA Tournament hopes, next season's Big East schedule and the fate of George Washington's and Saint Joseph's postseason chances could be decided this week in Chicago.

How some key early entrants play at the NBA pre-draft camp (running Tuesday night through Friday) could determine if they will stay in the draft. If these players create enough buzz this week at the Moody Bible Institute, they are likely to get individual team workouts the following week, pushing their decision to stay in the draft up toward the June 21 deadline.

If they don't stand out, many could pull out as soon as they return from Chicago.