Basketball Articles

Prospect Report: Trae Young Of Oklahoma

by Rafael Uehara

Jan 10, 2018 3:52 PM

Someone with Trae Young's skill-set is probably the number one asset for an NBA offense these days, as he is able to stress defenses from the moment he crosses halfcourt. Read more »

Tags: Trae Young, Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Kevin Knox Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

Jan 4, 2018 2:31 PM

Kevin Knox has positional versatility on the wing and potential as a scorer. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Knox, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Wendell Carter Jr. Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Dec 27, 2017 2:52 PM

Wendell Carter Jr. has mostly played as an old school type who earns most of his scoring working with his back to the basket, though he has flashed traits of perimeter skills that fit more easily with the modern game. Read more »

Tags: Wendell Carter, Jr., Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Prospect Report: Trevon Duval Of Duke

by Rafael Uehara

Trevon Duval was the top ranked point guard in the 2017 high school class but hasn't played as well as peers Collin Sexton and Trae Young over the first month-and-a-half of the season. Read more »
Prospect Report: Collin Sexton Of Alabama

by Rafael Uehara

Collin Sexton is putting up heavy usage numbers on an Alabama team without any other highly regarded pro prospects around him and has managed to score in volume on decent efficiency, despite not having the very best conditions to succeed. Read more »
Prospect Report: Jaren Jackson Of Michigan State

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Suffering For LaVar Ball's Ambition

by Colin McGowan

Lonzo Ball is obligated live up to an idea that wasn't his in the first place. He gets to be what his father wants for him or something embarrassingly lesser than that. Read more »
Lessons In Opportunity, Context: Why Some Players Make It, Others Bust

by Brett Koremenos

Any examination of a player's career is lacking if it doesn't take into account a factor that has a huge influence on how we view a player's ultimate success or failure: context. Read more »
Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

by Rafael Uehara

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 »
Prospect Report: Hamidou Diallo Of Kentucky

by Rafael Uehara

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