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Prospect Report: John Collins Of Wake Forest

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 22, 2017 2:09 PM

John Collins is one of the later risers in this draft class with impressive athleticism and a skilled post game despite being undersized. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 21, 2017 5:06 PM

Malik Monk's future in the NBA very well could be as a 3&D point guard who supplements ball-dominant wings by guarding opposing point guards and spacing the floor on offense while those guys run offense. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Luke Kennard Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Jun 21, 2017 12:55 PM

Without some unforeseen development in athletic ability or creativity, Luke Kennard will need to translate his elite-level shot making or perhaps even improve on it in the pros to justify how high he'll be drafted. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Donovan Mitchell Of Louisville

by Rafael Uehara

Donovan Mitchell's statistical profile is not particularly impressive but he's risen up the boards during workout season because he is the sort of prospect teams can more easily dream reaching the highest of highs. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

Of all the prospects expected to be drafted in the top 10, Jonathan Isaac was the one given the smallest chance to showcase his skill-set on offense. His length and potential on offense is that enticing. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Lauri Markkanen enrolled at Arizona as a highly touted pro prospect after playing on the FIBA circuit and he had one of the most remarkable shooting seasons in NCAA history. Read more »
Prospect Report: Dennis Smith Of N.C. State

by Rafael Uehara

Dennis Smith, Jr.'s stock fell playing for a bad N.C. State team but he was able to showcase his game against a higher level of competition. Read more »
Prospect Report: Zach Collins Of Gonzaga

by Rafael Uehara

Because Zack Collins is a white big who has taken some jumpers here and there, there's a belief he's a "skills" player on offense, but the reality is there is a higher chance he will end up earning his money due to his athletic ability on energy plays . Read more »
Dissecting The NBA Fits For Josh Jackson

by Rafael Uehara

Every year there is a player with jaw dropping physical talent and some skill that suggests he might have superstar potential but who also possesses an undeveloped area that might be a fatal flaw and cap such potential. This year it's Josh Jackson. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jayson Tatum Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Jayson Tatum's biggest selling point is his individual scoring and positional flexibility with his size on the wing. Read more »
Prospect Report: De'Aaron Fox Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

De'Aaron Fox is a tremendous talent off the dribble and defensively with only his perimeter shot keeping him from going even higher in the draft. Read more »
Prospect Report: Lonzo Ball Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

Lonzo Ball still has areas to improve in terms of getting to the basket against a set defense, hitting the eventual stop-and-pop jumper and on defense. We breakdown his game and where he'd best fit. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
Top-10 NBA Draft Prospects Of March Madness

by Rafael Uehara

On Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, Lauri Markkanen, Malik Monk, Jonathan Isaac, Miles Bridges, Justin Jackson and John Collins. Read more »
Prospect Report: Frank Ntilikina Of Strasbourg

by Rafael Uehara

Frank Ntilikina has shown he can act as a volume shot creator, capable of getting his team shots on an every-possession basis, which combined with his height, makes him an elite prospect, even in a class as strong as this 2017 one is perceived to be. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jonathan Isaac Of Florida State

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Prospect Report: Josh Jackson Of Kansas

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
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 »