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Towns & Zion In The Culture Of Expectations & Disappointment

by Corbin Smith

Nov 9, 2018 6:37 PM

When Karl-Anthony Towns came into the league, he was universally thought of as the answer to how a big man can operate in the modern game. Now he's considered by many a disappointment just as another set of unreachable expectations are being bestowed upon Zion Williamson. Read more »

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Zion Williamson, Minnesota Timberwolves, Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA

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Prospect Report: Eric Paschall Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Nov 9, 2018 1:02 PM

Eric Paschall certainly looks the part for what the league is looking for in its combo forwards from physical and athletic standpoints. Read more »

Tags: Eric Paschall, Villanova Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Jontay Porter Of Missouri

by Rafael Uehara

Sep 18, 2018 4:45 PM

Jontay Porter is six-foot-11 stretch big who really impressed with his skill and intelligence at such a young age. Read more »

Tags: Jontay Porter, Missouri Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: De'Andre Hunter Of Virginia

by Rafael Uehara

De'Andre Hunter looks the part of what the NBA is looking for in a two-way combo forward these days, which is why he is currently considered the ninth-ranked prospect in the 2019 draft class. Read more »
Prospect Report: Keldon Johnson Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

The NBA is starved for wings and Keldon Johnson looks the part of a 3&D wing from a physical-standpoint and based on how he's been used. 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 »
Prospect Report: Bol Bol Of Oregon

by Rafael Uehara

Bol Bol is one of those prospects who is a lot more interesting in theory than in reality at this point of his development. Read more »
Prospect Report: R.J. Barrett Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Besides the advanced physical profile and athletic ability for someone R.J. Barrett's age, he has shown enough footwork and court vision to project as a volume shot creator for himself and others, though his shot is still a work in progress. Read more »
Prospect Report: Zhaire Smith Of Texas Tech

by Rafael Uehara

Zhaire Smith is an unorthodox prospect as a player who is just 6'4 but does things more commonly done by big men. Read more »
Prospect Report: Kevin Huerter Of Maryland

by Rafael Uehara

Kevin Huerter's stock has been on the rise over the last month and after a very strong appearance at the 2018 Combine, he is now expected to end up as a top-20 pick. Read more »
Prospect Report: Josh Okogie Of Georgia Tech

by Rafael Uehara

There is a chance more than a few teams view him as a point guard prospect, or at least as the sort of wing who might be able to develop the ability to run offense in a pinch and unlock jumbo personnel in the perimeter. Read more »
Prospect Report: Aaron Holiday Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

After attending the 2017 Combine, Aaron Holiday returned to UCLA for his junior year and did well in terms of making the shots and passes that he was probably advised to focus upon. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jalen Brunson Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Itís hard to find another 21-year-old American below the pro level as accomplished as Jalen Brunson. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Video And Statistical Scouting

by Danny Leroux

Creating a methodology for analyzing film and statistics for prospects with the goals of reducing sample bias and understanding context is a critical part of the draft process. Read more »
Prospect Report: Donte DiVincenzo Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

Donte DiVincenzo was the 124th ranked prospect in the 2015 high school class. Three years later, he is now expected to end up a first round pick in this year's draft. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mikal Bridges Of Villanova

by Rafael Uehara

After redshirting his first year, the six-foot-seven wing improved year-over-year the next three seasons, graduated and now leaves Villanova as a two-time National Champion. Read more »
Prospect Report: Hamidou Diallo Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Hamidou Diallo's time at Kentucky was strange but uneventful as he never got the chance to run the offense and wasn't much of a priority in the halfcourt. Read more »
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling

by Danny Leroux

Evaluating potential NBA players is a challenging, imperfect process, so a good place to start is with a coherent and consistent approach. Read more »
Prospect Report: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the rare one-and-done prospect out of Kentucky who was not a five-star recruit, but he's a natural running an offense with great length. Read more »
Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

So much of the intrigue over Marvin Bagley III isn't due to his production but the way he projects physically. Read more »