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April 16th, 2010

2010 Draft Lottery Odds

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 6:05pm

The draft ties were broken on Friday by the NBA, setting the draft order for all but the top 14 picks.

The teams in the lottery, to be held on May 18th, are as follows (note: the first three picks in the draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the "lottery teams" will select in positions 4 through 14 in their listed order)

Odds shown are for the top overall pick:

April 15th

Brandon Knight Interview

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 10:39am

This interview took place on April 8th in Portland, Oregon. Brandon Knight has since committed to University of Kentucky.

Brandon KnightBrandon KnightNBADraft.net: Talk a little bit about the Hoop Summit. How has the experience been?

Brandon Knight:
It’s been pretty cool. It’s been a lot of basketball. Which is good. I enjoy it. And just competing and getting after it and trying to get better as a unit.

April 14th

Ekpe Udoh: Baylor's Lionheart

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 3:53am

By Edward Ziti

Every year a few unexpected players come out of nowhere to have big seasons and grab first round and lottery (top 14) spots in the NBA draft. Meet Ekpe Udoh, the big man who led Baylor to the Elite Eight, during their first NCAA tournament appearance in 60 years.

April 13th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Top Prospects

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 4:07am


Here is a recap of the top 10 prospects from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, broken into a First and Second Team.

First Team


Ryan Thompson (24.0 pts, 6.0 rebs, 3.3 ast, 9-14 3PT)

2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament Recap

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 5:55pm

This year’s edition of the AST, an event that takes place every two years, was rather disappointing. The two top teams of the Euro Championships U16 Lithuania and Czech were not even invited. Third place Turkey was without superstar Enes Kanter. The fourth place France was missing their star guard Westermann. Perennial powerhouse Serbia was snubbed due to political reasons by the German committee for a second straight time.

Kyrie Irving Interview

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:01am

On Saturday, April 10th, Team USA Select (under 18) beat the World Team 101-97 in Portland, OR. Down by 7 points, Duke bound point guard Kyrie Irving made a key steal and basket to help ignite a comeback late in the game. He finished the game with 15 points (5-10 fg) 5 assists and 0 turnovers. On Thursday before the game, I was able to sit down with Kyrie to ask him about the Hoop Summit experience among other questions.

April 11th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 4

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 6:25pm



The fourth and final day in Portsmouth was capped off by a highly competitive championship match that featured the two remaining undefeated squads, K&D Rounds & Landscaping and Roger Browns.

April 10th

2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Day 3

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 9:03am



Game 6

Sales Systems Ltd 96 vs Cherry, Bekaert & Holland 86


Landry Fields (14 pts, 11 rebs, 5 ast)

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 11:46am

With the April 25th early entry deadline just 2 weeks away, here's our look at which players should enter the draft and which should stay in school.

The NBA has a selection committee whose job it is to gather information from NBA teams and inform any underclassmen that inquires where they could be expected to go if they declare for the NBA draft early. Players and their families should obviously listen to their opinions over anyone. First rounders have guaranteed contracts and 2nd rounders do not, which is the important distinction.

April 9th

2010 Hoops Summit Preview

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 9:25pm

I've been in Portland since Wednesday for the Nike Hoops Summit and have taken in 3 Team USA practices and 2 World Team practices.

Kyrie IrvingKyrie IrvingThe NBA scouts have been at each of the World Team Practices and were allowed to sit in on the last USA team practice this afternoon. The USA team scrimmaged a team comprised mostly of Portland State players including Nik Raivio.