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April 13th, 2017

2017 Nike Hoop Summit: World Team Recap

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:00pm

Coming off of last year's 34 point loss and lacking much in the way of star power, outside of their young 16 year old phenom RJ Barrett, many scouts figured this would be another blow out. But behind the excellent coaching of Roy Rana and his staff (Marin Sedlacek and Borko Popic), the World team surprisingly kept it close as they showed a lot of grit and toughness maintaining a close-fought game until a late surge by Team USA.

April 12th

2017 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Team Recap

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:00pm

Team USA was once again chock full of future NBA talent across the board, and luckily for those watching the game it was a much closer match-up than 2016’s record setting 34-point rout. By game's end, USA had claimed a 98-87 win, though the final score did not necessarily highlight just how hard fought the victory turned out to be. Blessed with fantastic size and athleticism, this team struggled from long range (5-22, 22.7% 3PT) and turned the ball over 19 times by game's end, just as many as the World Team. But the talent level was unmistakable.

April 11th

Situational Analysis: Lonzo Ball

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:12am

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 8th

Stock Watch: Final Four

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:32am

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Zach Collins 6-11 250 C Gonzaga Fr.

April 7th

2017 Hoop Summit: World Team Practice Report

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:52pm

With a record 34-point loss by last year's World Team, this year’s group comes in with their eyes on redemption against another strong USA squad. There are an unprecedented five Canadian players this year, who have been part of the early standouts in practice. This roster also features a number of potential eligible draftees, whose size and length at their position really stands out. The unfortunate injury of Australian Angus Glover led to the last minute addition of Canadian player, Luguentz Dort.

April 6th

Situational Analysis: Lauri Markkanen

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:32am

"Situational Analysis" is a series of articles that seeks to examine the circumstances that most often influence an NBA prospect's success. Each player will be scored on a scale from 1-10 in four different categories: NBA-specific skill(s), fatal flaw(s), collegiate/overseas/pre-NBA environment, and ideal NBA ecosystem.

April 4th

McDonald's All American: East Recap

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:12am

The 40th edition of the McDonald’s All-American Game took place at the United Center once again. The East led early but it became a back and forth game. Despite shooting 55.2% to the West’s 37.4%, the East couldn’t hold onto the early lead to pull out the win. Here’s a breakdown of the East.

Mohamed Bamba 6’11 210 C - Undecided

April 2nd

McDonald's All American: West Recap

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:12pm

The West came away with the victory in a tight game, winning 109-107. It’s interesting that Troy Brown had a missed free throw attempt where the East bobbled it into their own basket which ended up taking on more meaning and could have been the difference in the two-point game. Anyway, despite the close game, the West showed more aggression with 30 more free throw attempts and 17 more rebounds (23 more on offense). Here is a recap of the West.

Michael Porter 6’10 215 SF - Missouri

March 31st

Underclassman All-American Game

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:10pm

The second Underclassman All-American Game tipped off on Saturday in Atlanta at Wheeler High School showcasing a nice collection of talent and names to track in the coming years. The 2019 Class is a strong one. With players like Zion Williamson and Romeo Langford last year, here are some of the names to look for moving forward from this year’s game.

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March 29th

Stock Watch: Sweet 16/Elite 8

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:09pm

This year's tournament has been one of the most exciting in memory with a number of game winning shots and ultra competitive games. The Final Four kicks off on Saturday in Phoenix, AZ and while two number one seeds remain, most of this year's elite NBA draft talent has seen their NCAA careers come to an end. The lone potential lottery pick left comes off the bench for Gonzaga, center (Zach Collins). Some interesting story lines have emerged with a few players that could play themselves into the first round if their incredible play continues.