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September 10th

Noah Vonleh Interview

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 6:49pm

A consensus top five player in his class and still just a junior at New Hampton Prep, Noah Vonleh isn’t wasting any time making a name for himself. He recently led his team to a Championship at the Adidas Nations Tournament while also collecting Co-MVP honors with his teammate Emmanuel Mudiay. Scouts regard him as one of the most versatile players in the country. Having already received offers from schools like Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State and Syracuse, Noah is just beginning to scratch the surface of his basketball talents. We recently got a ch

September 6th

2013 NBA Draft: Top 10 Point Guard Prospects

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 7:11am

1. Ryan Harrow 6-0 175 PG Kentucky So.

Ryan HarrowRyan HarrowAfter being forced to sit out after transferring from North Carolina State, Harrow will suit up as Kentucky’s starting quarterback in 2012.

September 6th

State of the Cap: Minnesota Timberwolves

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 9:49am

20012/13 Payroll: $60.3million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $2.3 million over cap

August 29th

Andrew Wiggins: The Next Franchise Talent

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 7:36am

Andrew WigginsAndrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins, a 6’7” small forward from Toronto, Ontario, is arguably the best high school basketball player in America. Earlier this year Sports Illustrated ran a cover story proclaiming Chicagoan Jabari Parker to be the best high school prospect to come along since LeBron James. The peculiar thing about that is that most analysts agree Parker, as good as he is, isn’t on the level of another current prep prospect, Wiggins.

August 28th

State of the Cap: Denver Nuggets

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:45am

20012/13 Payroll: $62.7 million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $4.7 million over cap

August 24th

U18 European Championships Recap

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:54am

By Davide Bortoluzzi

Croatia has won 2012 u18 European championship, following the success of 2010 u16 championship for their ’94 generation. The final game involved the same two teams of the 2010 u16 final, with Lithuania unable to stop Dario Saric, who reminded people of Toni Kukoc: 39 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assist, and an incredible 52 efficiency figure. The bronze medal game was a match up between Serbia and Russia, with the Serbian guys clinching onto the third spot on the podium after a close game.

August 20th

State of the Cap: Oklahoma City Thunder

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 7:02am

20012/13 Payroll: $65.7 million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $7.7 million over cap

August 18th

How Lakers Dwight Howard addition affects Title Hunt

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 5:28pm

Who are the favorites now?

Dwight HowardDwight HowardWith all due respect to folks down in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, when the casual NBA fan thinks about which team will win the title this upcoming season it usually comes down to a selection of three: none of which reside in the cities just mentioned.

We already knew that Oklahoma City and Miami would be in the discussion, with many observers predicting that last year’s Finals series was just a taste of what’s to come.

August 16th

The Evolution and Anatomy of the Combo-Forward

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 4:27pm

Like the combo-guard, the combo-forward possesses qualities of each forward position. It's a fairly new edition to the basketball dictionary, though one that's necessary when classifying and projecting future roles. The combo-forward community has a number of different sub-classes. With the exception of the stretch 4, combo-forwards require three physical tools: Size, Strength and Mobility.

August 10th

2012 adidas Nations: NCAA Player Recap

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:59am

After four days of actively scouting the adidas Nations event, with a focus on the college group, here are my thoughts on each of the NCAA participants. I also spoke with numerous NBA scouts that were on hand. My report on the top high school and international prospects will follow this report.

Centers


Nerlens NoelNerlens NoelNerlens Noel F 6’11” Kentucky Fr. -- 2g, 26 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 4-6 fg, 66.7 fg% 4-8 ft, 3.5 rpg, 4 blk, 5 to