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May 17th, 2016

2016 Extended Mock Draft 5.0

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:37pm

With the entire draft order set following the draft lottery which saw the order stay exactly the same as it was going in for the first time ever, here is our fifth extended mock draft, on the heels of the NBA draft combine.

Nike EYBL Session 2

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:09am

The second session of the EYBL took place at the brand new Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Here are some of the players who stood out.

Wendell Carter 6’10 255 PF/C – Team CP3 2017

May 16th

Jamal Murray Retrospective Interview(s)

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:55am

Jamal Murray already had a pretty impressive resume heading into the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. He had been named co-MVP of the 2013 Jordan Brand International Classic, scoring 24 points in an impressive fashion to firmly put his name on the map. He went on to lead Canada’s U16 team in scoring as they won a Bronze Medal in the FIBA Americas and play a strong role as the only 1997 born player-representing Canada in the Nike Global Challenge.

May 14th

2016 NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Analysis

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:29pm

Last year Pat Connaughton recorded a 44 inch vertical at the combine which drew headlines and likely helped him get drafted (41st overall). The only problem was that his vertical was enhanced by four inches as his standing reach (8' 0) was recorded incorrectly, four inches below what it had been recorded at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

This year there apparently were a bunch of Pat Connaughtons.

May 13th

2016 NBA Draft Combine: Athleticism Test Results

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:29pm
Player Standing Vertical Leap Max Vertical Leap Lane Agility Time (sec) Shuttle Run (sec) Three Quarter Sprint (sec)

Guerschon Yabusele Interview

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:24pm

1995 born, early draft entrant Guerschon Yabusele impressed numerous scouts at the 2015 adidas Eurocamp. He has a massive frame but also possesses very good body control, agility, explosiveness and shooting touch. His 7-foot-1 wingspan helps make up for the fact that he's a short (6-foot-8) power forward. He has strung together four straight 20 point performances and is one of the intriguing international prospects for the first round this year. We got the chance to interview him to learn more about his future NBA plans and background.

May 12th

2016 NBA Draft Combine Measurement Analysis

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:46pm

As is common during the past few seasons, many of the top prospects chose to skip the NBA combine, and this year is no different. Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram are both absent in the list of players that were officially measured, (we have included their measurements from events within the past year) but quite a few players vying for a spot in the 1st round came in and at least participated in the measurements sections. Here are a few winners and losers for the 2016 combine.

2016 NBA Draft Combine Measurements

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:40pm
Player Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach

May 6th

Nike EYBL Session 1

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:16pm

DeAndre Ayton 7’0 245 PF/C – California Supreme 2017

May 5th

NBA Draft Combine Official List

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:00pm

The NBA Draft Combine takes place in Chicago from May 11th to May 15th. A few of the players that will be high picks (Ben Simmons, Domas Sabonis, Dejounte Murray, etc) have opted not to attend. Here is a list of the players that are scheduled to participate.

Draft Combine List

Ron Baker, 6-4 SG Wichita State Sr.
Wade Baldwin, 6-3 Vanderbilt So.
Anthony Barber, 6-2 NC State Jr.
Malik Beasley, 6-5 Florida State Fr.
DeAndre Bembry, 6-6 St. Joseph's Jr.