June 24th, 2015
Bowling Green forward Richaun Holmes has been on a roller coaster ride over the last few months. After ending his college career on a down note, losing his final game in the CIT to Canisius, Holmes was invited to play the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) where he really caught the eye and attention of several scouts. Since then, his stock has been on the rise. He was invited to the NBA combine and has been working out for NBA teams ever since.
By Adam Lockley
It was my first year of covering NBA draft media day; my first year of getting the perspective of a new generation of NBA prospects. It was an interesting way to see what these players will become when their careers begin. Many players had typical responses to questions I gave and some had unique answers.
The who's who of future rookies graced the ballroom of the Westin Hotel in New York City yesterday. Even though none of them have played a single minute in the league, their impact could already be felt.
As soon as the first round of prospects began to answer reporter's question this class' potential, charisma and maturity were on full display.
Right atop this year’s draft class among giants like Towns, Okafor, and Porzingis are a pair of guards that hope to hear their names called in the top 5 on draft night. Both players are a year out of high school, but followed a drastically different path to land a spot in the green room this Thursday. DAngelo Russell made an emphatic debut for Ohio State at the NCAA ranks, and dazzled audiences with his great vision, open court speed, and deadly shooting stroke.
Tomorrow is the big day and rumors are flying. While some of the rumors may end up coming to fruition, plenty of teams are putting out smoke screens, and spreading rumors. A strong BS detector is paramount in order to sift through the false information. As with every year, just a few small trades or unexpected picks will set off the dominos (picks), in an unpredictable order. Here is our last stab at a first round projection, with notes.