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ESPN Gives 28 Five-Star Grades To Class Of 2016

Aug 26, 2015 8:46 PM

ESPN has graded out 28 five-star prospects for the incoming freshman class of 2016.

NBA scouts are especially excited for the 2017 draft, while the 2016 class isn't expected to be particularly deep.

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Dennis Smith Jr. and Malik Monk are in ESPN's top-five.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

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Dunc'd On Pod: Mike Schmitz of DraftExpress On 2016, 2017 Draft Prospects

Aug 14, 2015 8:38 PM

Host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) is joined by Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) of DraftExpress to introduce listeners to key 2016 and 2017 NBA draft prospects, including Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith.

Subscribe to the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on iTunes or via the XML feed.

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Simmons, Labissiere, Jaylen Brown Comprise Ford's Top-3 For 2016

Aug 13, 2015 12:32 PM

Ben Simmons is ranked No. 1 on Chad Ford's first Big Board for the 2016 NBA Draft.

Ford reports that several general managers claim Simmons would have been their choice for the first overall pick in 2015 had he been eligible.

Skal Labissiere is ranked No. 2 and Jaylen Brown ranks No. 3.

Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray, Malik Pope, Dragan Bender, Henry Ellenson, Malik Newman and Jakob Poeltl round out the top-10.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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