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Despite the top 3 prospects (Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins) skipping the combine altogether this year, and a fair share of lotto talent opting to bypass the drill segment Thursday, there were still a number of players that both helped themselves, and those who didn’t.
Link: 2014 NBA Draft Combine Measurements
By Ian Powers
As we well know, a glitch in the matrix is signified by a déjà vu. And just as the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic National Game reminded of past all-star games in which offense overshadowed defense tenfold, there was indeed a glitch found in the system. Yes, the 100 and 110 field goals attempted by the East and West teams, respectively, caused the box score software to malfunction. The young men pushed it to the limit, as they'd so often heard their coaches tell them to do in the past, and forced triple digit field goal attempts on a system only equipped to handle
With the draft order set, aside from the top 3 lottery selections, here is our fourth look at the first round. The draft lottery takes place on May 20th, at which point we will begin to take team needs into consideration.
The halftime violinist afforded spectators a few minutes to rest their eyes, and it was much needed. The action on court for the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic gave a whole new meaning to fast and furious. If this game didn’t establish new records for shortest time of possession, it had to be close. With athleticism on display (while defense napped) at the Barclays Center, here are player evaluations for the East squad:
The World Team was defeated after winning the past 2 seasons, but had a number of highly intriguing prospects nonetheless. After speaking with a number of NBA scouts, here are thoughts on each of them after watching them in numerous practices, plus the game and quotes on some of the top prospects from World Team coach Roy Rana.
2014 Hoop Summit Box Score
Emmanuel Mudiay PG Congo
While most of the nation’s eyes are on the Jordan Brand Classic this weekend, many of the top 50 high school seniors in America will be participating in the Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. Here are some of the players who stood out on the first day of practice:
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