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Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

Jan 24, 2017 12:36 PM

Jonathan Isaac is perceived as the prototypical big wing for this Era of versatility-driven basketball. But that's mostly potential for now even if he's expected to elevate his stock in the workouts. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Josh Jackson Of Kansas

by Rafael Uehara

Jan 18, 2017 1:17 PM

Josh Jackson started the season as a contender to go first overall, but has fallen out of that conversation since then. Despite concerns about his perimeter shot and older age for a freshman, Jackson will still be a high lottery pick. Read more »

Tags: Josh Jackson, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Dec 26, 2016 10:45 AM

Malik Monk's eruption of high volume scoring matched with elite efficiency has elevated his draft status. Monk is impressively scoring both on spot-ups and off the bounce. Read more »

Tags: Malik Monk, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Dennis Smith Jr. Of N.C. State

by Rafael Uehara

Dennis Smith, Jr. has probably been the least touted of the high profile freshman over the first month and a half of the season. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lonzo Ball Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

Lonzo Ball starts the season rated as lottery-caliber because shot creation is extremely valuable and because his height and length suggests positional versatility might be in his future, something that is at a premium in this Era of basketball. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Lauri Markkanen possesses a combination of size and skill level that immediately places him in the conversation of which guys have potential to eventually end up becoming the number one overall pick. Read more »
Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »
Notes From The Jordan Brand Classic

by Andrew Jerell Jones

The usual suspects of Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo shined the most as future NBA lottery picks for 2017 in the same building they will likely be drafted in come 14 months from now. Read more »
Notes From The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

On Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Terrance Ferguson, Wenyen Gabriel and the other notables for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »
Duke's Trio Of Incoming Freshmen

by Jake Hyman

In Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles III and Frank Jackson, Duke has an impressive trio of incoming freshmen. Read more »
Who Stood Out: Notes From The Big East Tournament

by Jordan Tyler

On Henry Ellenson, Isaiah Whitehead, Kris Jenkins, LJ Peak and Cole Huff Read more »
DeAndre' Bembry Living In The Moment Between Two Paths Of His Career

by Jake Hyman

DeAndre' Bembry has shown that he's an ideal fit for the pro level, with the all-around ability that meshes with scorers. Bembry also has the college seasoning to help out teams instantly. Read more »
The Unfortunate Obscurity Of Nic Moore

by Jonathan Tjarks

A player with Nic Moore's size had better be extremely fast (which he is), have an extremely high basketball IQ (which he has) and not have any holes in his game (which he doesn't). Read more »
Denzel Valentine And His Perfect Supporting Cast

by Jonathan Tjarks

Denzel Valentine is the rare combination of a ball dominant superstar who doubles as a glue guy, a guy with an incredibly high basketball IQ who knows exactly what Michigan State needs on a given night and can always give it to them. Read more »
Jahlil Okafor, Myles Turner And The Futility Of The Process

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jahlil Okafor was the better scorer and passer while Myles Turner was the better shooter and shot-blocker. If you were picking a big man for the modern NBA, which skill-set would you prefer? Most big men played like Okafor in 1995. Most big men will play like Turner in 2025. Read more »
Jaylen Brown, Henry Ellenson And The Benefits, Perils Of Sliding Positions

by Jonathan Tjarks

If either Jaylen Brown or Henry Ellenson is going to be worthy of being a high lottery pick, it's probably going to come from them sliding down a position and giving their teams an edge in speed and skill. It's easier to do that at PF than C and that might end up being the difference between the two in the NBA. Read more »
The Best College Basketball Games During The NBA All-Star Break

by Jonathan Tjarks

Even for those who have no interest in following the NCAA Tournament, this week represents a good time to start catching up on some of the top prospects in this year's draft and some of the guys their favorite teams will be linked too in the draft over the next few months. Read more »
The Big 12's Final Four Problem

by Jonathan Tjarks

When you look at the Big 12 as a whole, you see guard-heavy teams without great big men and teams with great big men whose style of play can be exploited by well-coached teams. Read more »
North Carolina's New Reality Without Future Lottery Picks

by Jonathan Tjarks

Roy Williams has had to take a different tack when it comes to recruiting. He's still bringing in McDonald's All-Americans but he's no longer getting the guys whom NBA scouts have been salivating over since high school. This year's team is the perfect example. Read more »
College Basketball Finding Parity Without Elite Big Men

by Jonathan Tjarks

There's a reason there's less excitement about the draft in NBA front offices than there has been in some time and it's tied directly to parity. There aren't any great big men out there and the returns on this year's lottery don'tt project to be nearly as high as they were a year ago. Read more »