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Prospect Report: Jaren Jackson Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Dec 13, 2017 3:43 PM

Jaren Jackson projects as a big who can simultaneously space the floor and be a plus of some sort on defense with his shotblocking and movement on the perimeter. Read more »

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Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Nov 20, 2017 7:17 PM

DeAndre Ayton has signaled he's taking steps towards developing into a more skilled type of big man; one who can stress his defender with the ability to make shots from all over the floor. Read more »

Tags: DeAndre Ayton, Arizona Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Hamidou Diallo Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Oct 26, 2017 1:18 PM

Hamidou Diallo's top skill is his ability to create a shot for himself in an individualistic manner. Read more »

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Prospect Report: Luka Doncic (EuroBasket Edition)

by Rafael Uehara

Luka Doncic continues to build on what has to be the most remarkable resume for a teenage basketball phenom. Read more »
Prospect Report: Robert Williams III Of Texas A&M

by Rafael Uehara

Robert Williams III could be the perfect modern center who can space the floor out to the three-point line on offense and protect the rim on defense. Read more »
Prospect Report: Mohamed Bamba Of Texas

by Rafael Uehara

Mohamed Bamba looks like the prototypical center for this pick-and-roll driven era of basketball due to his explosiveness leaping off the ground in a pinch to finish lobs and block shots. Read more »
Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Marvin Bagley's biggest appeal at this point of his development is his agility and coordination, which are above average for someone his size. Read more »
Prospect Report: Miles Bridges Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

Miles Bridges hasn't yet developed into someone who can check all the boxes Draymond Green does, but there is no other prospect out there who looks like he is on his way to becoming something close to that sort of player down the line. Read more »
Prospect Report: Luka Doncic Of Real Madrid

by Rafael Uehara

Luka Doncic is a giant shot creator whose biggest value is as someone who runs offense on lineups that go super big across the perimeter, but who can also share the floor with a smaller point guard and space the floor. Read more »
Prospect Report: Michael Porter Jr. Of Missouri

by Rafael Uehara

Michael Porter Jr. dominated in high school due to his athletic prowess but also showed an appealing level of skill for someone his size. The combination of dribble moves and shot making he displayed, even if still in its infancy, makes his scoring potential tantalizing. Read more »
Prospect Report: John Collins Of Wake Forest

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Prospect Report: Luke Kennard Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
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 »