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April 24th, 2018

2018 NBA Draft Early Entry Page

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:08am

The following is the official list of early entrants which the NBA put out on April 24th. The 2018 NBA draft takes place on June 21st. The NBA Draft lottery takes place May 15th. The early withdrawal deadline is June 11th. If you see an inaccuracy on this page, please let us know.

Officially Entered

April 21st

2018 Hoop Summit: World Team Recap

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:48am

The 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit saw the World Team end a two-year drought with an 89-76 win over Team USA. In his eighth year coaching the World squad, Roy Rana now has a 4-4 record in the Hoop Summit. Rana also was the head coach of Canada’s U19 World Championship gold medal winning junior team in Cairo this summer, with World Team star RJ Barrett having a dominant 38 points and 14 rebounds in a semifinal win over Team USA.

April 16th

Situational Analysis: Luka Doncic

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:48pm

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 14th

Jordan Brand Classic: Black Team Recap

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:58pm

The Black Team battled but came up short. While they had the better shooters, they didn’t shoot well from outside going 6-28 (21.4%) from three. They didn’t get a lot of scoring from the guards but had the versatile forwards and drew twice as many fouls as the White Team with 27. Here’s a breakdown of the Black Team.

Nassir Little 6’7 215 SF – North Carolina

April 13th

Jordan Brand Classic: White Team Recap

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:08pm

The White Team came out with the victory. Rallying behind Emmitt Williams’ record breaking scoring output and some of the nation’s best floor generals running the point, they earned the double-digit win. One stat that stands out is of their 52 rebounds, 25 came on the offensive end, with all positions contributing to the offensive glass.

Emmitt Williams 6’6 215 PF - LSU

April 8th

Situational Analysis: DeAndre Ayton

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:08am

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 7th

Jordan Brand Classic Practice Notes

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:07am

The Jordan Brand Classic only had one day of practice this year. Action was limited and many players from the original roster are out with injury or withdrew from the game: Anfernee Simons, RJ Barrett, Jalen Carey, Zion Williamson, Keldon Johnson, Louis King, Darius Garland, and Simi Shittu. Here’s a few that stood out.

Bol Bol 7’2 220 C - Oregon

April 5th

McDonald's All American Game East Recap

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:08pm

The East came up three points short. Despite having more talent than the West, 26 turnovers and shooting 6-22 (27.3%) from three isn’t enough to get the job done. Here’s a breakdown of the East.

RJ Barrett 6’7 200 SG - Duke

April 4th

2018 Nike Hoop Summit USA Preview

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:08pm

The 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit will be taking place April 13, 2018 in Portland, Oregon, once again featuring an abundance of top prospects to monitor over the next few drafts. Seeing that this was the first year that I was able to attend the USA Basketball October Minicamp in Colorado Springs, I can say that choosing this team is no simple process. As always, Team USA will have a number of players who will hear their name called over the next few drafts. Here is some background info on each kid after having seen them participate in the minicamp and other events.

April 2nd

McDonald's All American Game West Recap

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:08pm

With a roster the casual fan, or pundit for that matter, likely would not have bet on, the West came out victorious, despite getting outrebounded 62-42 and only shooting 45.5% (5-11) on free throws. Here’s a breakdown of the West.

Nassir Little 6’7 215 SF – North Carolina