Trails blazed by ex-Marquette stars give Blue hope
MILWAUKEE -- Vander Blue has watched his friend and mentor Wesley Matthews beat the odds to succeed in the NBA, gaining a starting role with the Portland Trail Blazers. Blue has witnessed the stunning development of former Marquette University teammate Jimmy Butler, who played so well for the Chicago Bulls the last few months that coach Tom Thibodeau already has named Butler a starter for next season. And of course Blue knows all about the ultimate Marquette-to-NBA story, that of Miami's Dwyane Wade. So Blue is thinking, 'Why not me?' The junior from Marquette is not looking back as he forges ahead to an uncertain future while trying to convince pro teams he can make the transition to...