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May 19th, 2015
The 2015 draft lottery will be held tonight at 8:30 PM ET. Here is a look at the lottery teams and their odds of winning.
With a lot of talent and uncertainty at the top, this is shaping up to be one of the most exciting drafts in years. There are a number of positional battles that remain to play out in individual workouts over the next few weeks. Okafor and Towns are both in the running to go first, while Russell and Mudiay factor into the top 5 and will also be competing with one another.
Danilo Fuzaro is a 21 year old Brazilian combo guard regarded by some in Latin America as a first round talent. He had a solid season averaging 8.8 points per game for a strong team and put up 20 per game in the playoffs. He's very explosive and aggressive attacking the basket, finishing with highlight reel dunks, regularly. He also shows excellent vision and creativity and has drawn comparisons to a poor man's Manu Ginobili, and may be Brazil's top guard prospect since Leandro Barbosa.
By Ian Powers
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The 2015 combine kicked off this week in Chicago, and as is the trend of the past few years, a handful of the top prospects turned down the opportunity to showcase their skills and measure up amongst a group of their peers. Still, this year’s draft class measured in really favorably, and as a whole, more players were probably helped than hurt in terms of measurements. My winners list could easily include a number of additional players, but here are the highlights.
6-foot-10 inch Australian Ben Simmons is considered by most as one of the top prospects in the high school ranks. He had a near triple double in the World team's win over Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit. He flashed tremendous athleticism, explosiveness and versatility in front of numerous scouts and GMs on hand. While his shot could have been a little more consistent, most scouts came away extremely impressed with his upside. All he does is win, as he came over to the US as a sophomore and has led his team to three straight high school national championships.
The second stop of the Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis featured many top players. Many college coaches came out to the Best Choice Fieldhouse to see which players could be the face of their programs. Here were some of the top prospects.
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