Archive - Apr 2011 - Article

April 28th

Demetri McCamey Interview

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 8:37am

A standout senior point gaurd at Illinois, Demetri McCamey averaged 14.6 ppg 6.1 apg, (2-1 a/to ratio), and 3.4 rpg. He also knocked down 45% (74-164) from 3 point range.

How was your senior year at Illinois?

My senior year taught me a lot about the game of basketball, what’s important, how to approach the game. I always try to improve on all aspects but I came into this season looking to improve my outside shot and 3pt percentage.

John Lucas Workout

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 7:42am

This Saturday in Houston, TX, John Lucas will be holding a private workout for NBA teams. The group of players being showcased include: 6'2 Cory Joseph (Texas), 6'4 Jeremy Green (Stanford), 6'2 Devin Gibson (UT San Antonio), 6'7 Troy Gillenwater (New Mexico State), 6'10 Ater Majok (UConn/Australia), 6'10 Terrence Jennings (Louisville), 6'10 Reggie Johnson (Miami), and 5'11 Jai Lucas (Texas).

Player Previews

April 27th

2011 NBA Draft Official Early Entrants

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 5:00am

Below is a list of players who have officially entered the 2011 NBA draft.

Key dates:

April 29th, 2011 (11:59 p.m. ET) when NBA teams may conduct or attend workouts with early entrants.
May 8th, 2011 deadline for NCAA college underclassmen early entrants to withdraw or lose their NCAA eligibility.
June 13th, 2011 (5:00 p.m. ET) is the Early Entrant withdrawal deadline which effects primarily international prospects.

Officially Entered / Eligible

April 26th

Chaisson Allen Interview

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 7:49am

Northeastern Senior point guard Chaisson Allen averaged 16.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, and 3.7 with a 1.9 a/to ratio. He also had a strong showing at the 2011 Portsmouth Invitaional Tournament. He'll look to find a spot in this year's draft.

April 25th

2011 Jordan Brand Classic Evaluations

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 8:25pm
The East squad topped the West squad 113 to 109 behind 26 points and 14 boards from MVP James McAdoo. Anthony Davis won the West MVP award with 29 and 11 on 13-15 shooting. Defense was not at a premium allowing nearly everyone to shine. Here are notes on each player after attending the April 16 Jordan Classic including Friday's practices, the International game, and speaking with scouts.

2011 Jordan Brand Classic Boxscore

April 24th

Impending NBA Lockout's Effect on 2011, 2012 NBA Draft's

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 9:00pm

There is going to be an NBA lockout in 2011.

It’s not a question of if at this point, just a matter of how long it will last. As you may have learned in the past few months as you’ve been berated by an endless drudge of NFL lockout coverage when trying to catch a few hoops highlights, this doesn’t necessarily mean that games will be canceled. But there is no doubt the NBA lockout will directly affect some aspects of the NBA.

Most notably, it’s already had an impact on the 2011 Draft.

April 21st

Derrick Rose Deserves MVP Award

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 11:06am

Anybody who's been following the NBA this season is aware that Derrick Rose has become an elite scorer. He is absolutely impossible to keep out of the lane and once he gets in, he can finish strong through contact with either hand. On top of everything, this season he worked hard to improve his outside shooting ability -- which used to be the only glaring weakness in his offensive repertoire. In the 2010-11 NBA campaign, Derrick Rose put up 25.0 points per game on 44.5% shooting, 4.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists. Are these MVP numbers?

April 18th

Mock Draft Tracker

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 6:47am


April 14th

Roy Rana Interview

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 4:38pm

Roy Rana is the World Select Team head coach for the Hoop Summit. Rana has been involved with coaching Team Canada for numerous years and is also head coach of the Ryerson Rams. We were able to catch up with Roy this week to get his take on the Hoop Summit International squad prospects.

Roy RanaRoy How was the experience coaching the World Select Team this year at the Nike Hoop Summit?

April 13th

Nike Hoop Summit: World Select Team Evaluations

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 3:34pm

The World Select Team struggled, failing to perform as well as I had thought they would. The athletic ability of the US team proved to be a hurdle that the international's own height advantage could not overcome. Many of these players are known as excellent shooters, but it was not a good showing offensively for most of them. Still, there is a lot of potential in the roster and a number of the players could be NBA players down the line.