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January 17th, 2015
Conference play is underway, with a higher level of competition allowing prospects to really make an impression on scouts. Some freshmen hit the wall, while some players begin to hit their stride. Here are a few who have excelled and others who are showing some wrinkles over the past week or so.
Justin Anderson 6-6 225 SF Virginia Jr.
By Lukas Peng
After Ohio State's surprising blowout of Oregon in last night's BCS title game, the college focus shifts to basketball. Here's an updated look at our first round projection with descriptions of each of the prospects.
And then there were two . . . Except, there were almost zero – as in unbeaten college basketball teams.
The Duke Blue Devils (87-75 at North Carolina State) were tagged with their first loss on Sunday afternoon – a day after the nation’s top-two squads in the Power 16, Kentucky and Virginia, pulled themselves out of tough jams at Texas A&M and Notre Dame, respectively.
How long will those unbeatens remain standing?
From January 4th to 6th C.B. L’Hospitalet held the second of the four qualification tournaments (Rome, Kaunas and Belgrade the other venues), of adidas Next Generation Tournament. The winner was the Spanish team from Real Madrid in the final game over their eternal rival FC Barcelona, after having crushed every opponent during the three days of competition.
Here it is a list of the prospects that showed the most potential, in a tournament that lacked elite NBA prospects:
Luka Doncic (1999, 6’6”, SG, Real Madrid, Slovenia)
By Lukas Peng
The majority of people in the basketball world assumed Emmanuel Mudiay's playing days in China where long over. Everyone expected him to go back home, rehab and get ready for pre draft workouts. However the latest update has him practicing with the team and it looks like he will be ready to return to action soon.
The best conference in the country – the ACC, although those in support of the Big 12 could make a viable argument – features some dandy matchups in the next week.
And the North Carolina Tar Heels, who have won their past five games by an average margin of 21.6 points, will be playing host to two of them. Coach Roy Williams’ crew takes on No. 11 Notre Dame on Monday night and then No. 7 Louisville Sunday afternoon.
As we sit and watch the rookie class of 2015 become the draft of the infirmed and underperformed, the sophomore class of 2014, the group without a star, has begun to show that perhaps they have more going for them than was initially thought. While Giannis Antetokounmpo is perhaps this draft's sole shot at superstardom, players like Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, [Player: Nerlens Noel and Kentavious Coldwell-Pope have shown that they are able contributors at this level.
December 29th, 2014
By Lukas Peng
With the CBA season well into its second half, Emmanuel Mudiay is no longer on the official roster. He suffered an ankle injury in late November versus Xinjiang, a game in which they ended up losing. Without Mudiay, the team lost the next game versus then undefeated Liaoning. That was the last time Guangdong lost.