High School Analysis

NBA Draft Report: Ausar Thompson Of Overtime Elite

by Zachary Cohen

May 8, 2023 3:05 PM

Ausar Thompson feels somewhat underappreciated at this point due to the presence of his brother, but a good case can be made that he's the best wing prospect in the class. Read more »

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NBA Draft Report: Amen Thompson Of Overtime Elite

by Zachary Cohen

Apr 13, 2023 8:32 PM

Amen Thompson is a truly elite athlete with an incredible feel for his game, but whether he can make dramatic improvements with his perimeter shot will determine if he's a star or merely an exciting role player. Read more »

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2023 NBA Draft Report: Mikey Williams Of Vertical Academy

by Rafael Uehara

Nov 1, 2021 5:21 PM

Perception of the development within the industry not yet necessarily meeting the same level of enthusiasm Mikey Williams generates on social media, but there is more to the combo guard than fame. Read more »

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Suspended Indefinitely: Kevin Garnett Makes The Leap

by Colin McGowan

Kevin Garnett skipped college partially out of necessity, but also perhaps because he realized that it was just an extra, intermediate step toward his ultimate goal. Convention was the only thing holding him back, and when you're as gifted as young K.G. was, that's not much of an impediment. Read more »
The NBA Can Fix The Broken Youth Basketball System If They Chose To

by Corbin Smith

The NBA is the only organization in America with the prestige, the cultural capital and the incentive to spearhead a more tightly regulated youth club system that prioritizes the safety and skill development of players. Read more »
Prospect Report: Zion Williamson Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Zion Williamson is a remarkable athlete who has shown glimpses of a very appealing skill-set as a shot creator from the perimeter. The question now becomes how exactly does he fit in a team that doesn't exist with the sole purpose of giving him the ball. Read more »
If The NBA Actually Figures Out An Alternative To The NCAA

by Brett Koremenos

It's crucial to remember that when it comes to a developmental system in basketball, a perfect solution doesn't exist. But a better one certainly does. Read more »
Notes From The 2018 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

by Danny Leroux

On Josh Green, Sekou Doumbouya, Paul Eboua, AJ Lawson, Luka Samanic and the other top prospects of the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp. Read more »
Notes From The 2017 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

While it was largely the Michael Porter Jr. show this week, Wendell Carter Jr., Mohamed Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Collin Sexton had notable showings. Read more »
The Dad Mystique Of LaVar Ball

by John Wilmes

LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend. Read more »
Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari & The NBA Age Limit

by Jonny Auping

There are three parties in this equation: The NCAA (and their coaches), the NBA, and the players. They all have money to make or lose under any system. 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 »
Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Guys like Cliff Alexander are why the one-and-done rule exists and they are why the NBA is going to fight to extend it to two seasons during the next CBA. Read more »
Notes From The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

The depth of future lottery talent in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit wasn't as strong as past seasons, including last year's edition that comprises a good percentage of the draft crop, but there are three potential franchise-changing talents in Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Read more »
David West Plays Vital Role In Helping T.J. Warren Realize NBA Dream

by Andrew Perna

T.J. Warren is the first player drafted that worked directly with David West through his AAU Garner Road Basketball Club program. Read more »
Do High School 'Stars' Lead To NBA Success?

by Cameron Schott

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry, Paul Millsap, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Roy Hibbert were given three or fewer stars coming out of high school. Read more »
Draft Report: Dante Exum Of Australian Institute Of Sport

by Jonathan Tjarks

While Dante Exum isn’t quite as long and athletic as Andrew Wiggins, he’s far more skilled. He’s an elite athlete in his own right and plays with more poise. You have to play Trading Places with these guys - what would have happened if Exum was on the AAU circuit every summer and Wiggins was in the AIS? Read more »
Why I Love The Nike Hoop Summit

by Dan Hanner

The Nike Hoop Summit is the best of the high school All-Star games. Something happens when players put on the Team USA uniform. This isn’t just an all-star dunk contest. You get to see a little bit more of the player’s character. Read more »