Basketball Analysis

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 »

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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: Robert Williams III Of Texas A&M

by Rafael Uehara

Sep 28, 2017 2:20 PM

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 »

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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: 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: 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 »
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 »
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 »
Five NCAA Tournament Players Off Draft Boards With An NBA Future

by Brett Koremenos

Nothing is more rewarding than finding a diamond in the rough, that college player no one else gets excited about but you know is going to be a pro one day. 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 »
Reviewing The Prospects Of The Big East Tournament

by Jordan Tyler

On how Josh Hart, Justin Patton, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Marcus Foster impacted their professional future at the Big East Tournament. 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: 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 »
Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

Lauri Markkanen possesses a combination of size and skill level that immediately places him in the conversation of which guys have potential to eventually end up becoming the number one overall pick. Read more »