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July 17th, 2019

July 16th

FIBA U19 World Championship: Top 10 International Players

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:31pm

Despite a few of the European headliners deciding not to play in FIBA's U19 World Championship in Crete, there were still a lot of International players that managed to make some noise. Here are 10 players that stood out (plus notes on a number of others):

AJ Lawson (2000, 6-6, SG/PG, Canada)

July 6th

USA U16 Team Breakdown

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:09pm

USA Basketball dominated the FIBA Americans U16 Championship, capturing the gold medal in Belem, Brazil. With the likely change in NBA policy enabling direct entry to the NBA upon graduating from high school coming in the class of 2022, the U16 team has recently provided a glimpse into the next wave of elite American players. This is a breakdown of the gold-medal winning U16 team:

AJ Griffin 6’7” Wing, Class of 2021 Age: 15

July 2nd

Nike Elite 100: Top Prospects

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 12:49pm

The Nike Elite 100 featured the highest collection of talent in the four years I’ve attended the event. This year, there were NBA scouts in attendance and players displayed their ability over a few days of drills and scrimmages.

Jonathan Kuminga 6’7 217.2, 6’11 wingspan SF/PF - 2021

June 30th

NBA Summer League: Players to Watch

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 4:09pm

With the 2019 NBA draft now over and free agency taking up all the publicity, hopefully there is still enough bandwidth for the not so small matter of NBA summer league starting in less than a week. And while Zion, Ja and RJ will be getting all the pub and attention, this year’s draft saw several players selected by teams in need that make them a “must watch” for the Summer affair and its hope of portending future NBA success.

June 22nd

2019 NBA Draft Grades

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:49pm

As Coach K described him, the gift from god, Zion Williamson set the tone for the evening with his emotional, heart felt reaction (and interview) to finally living out his childhood dream of hearing his name called first on draft night.

With the 2019 NBA Draft in the books, it's time to take a look at which teams made the best and worst decisions on draft night.'s Mike Misek (East) and Jacob Stallard (West) break down the entire draft.

June 20th

2019 Draft Day: Instant Analysis

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:09am

Welcome draft fans!

June 19th

2019 NBA Draft: Underrated Prospects

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 7:19pm

Underrated and overrated NBA Draft lists are always a little difficult because draft position is an important factor and at this point that is still just a projection. Carlos Boozer was seen as a potential lottery pick before the 2002 draft and was widely considered overrated. Boozer ultimately slid all the way to the second round, to the 35th pick, and at that point it was apparent that he had been underrated.

June 18th

2019 Extended Mock Draft 4.0

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:50am

With the NBA draft just a day away, we take a fourth and final look at the extended mock with team needs factored in.

Ranking the Past 10 Draft Classes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 8:07pm

The following is a Ranking the NBA Drafts over the past decade. So where will the 2019 NBA Draft fit in?

If you take the drafts in every major sport, there’s no doubt that the NBA Draft is the hardest to project for teams in the league. What do I mean by that? There’s only 60 picks in the NBA Draft, and out of those 60 picks, usually around 20-25 of them turn into real contributors in the NBA, whether it’s at the all-star level, starter level, or role player level.