Archive - Mar 2018 - Article

March 29th

2018 Extended Mock Draft 3.0

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:08pm

In what is shaping up to potentially be one of the all time great drafts, and even stronger than last year's highly acclaimed class, the 2018 draft has a great deal of intrigue. This year's "tank worthy" draft lottery (May 15th) figures to change the fortune of a few lucky teams. The mid-lottery is also especially strong, with a number of can't miss franchise talents at the top.

March 28th

McDonald's All American Game Practice Notes

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:28pm

The prestigious McDonald’s All-American game will be played today, Wednesday, March 28th at Phillip’s Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks. The top players in the 2018 class showed off their games in a series of drills and scrimmages at the all star game practices in front of NBA teams and media. Scouts generally are of the opinion that the practices are more imporatant than the game in terms of a scouting device. Here is a look at how the top prospects fared.

RJ Barrett 6’7 200 SG - Duke

March 26th

The Grind Session World Championship

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:02pm

The Grind Session season ended with national and international prep schools battling for one championship. Victory Rock Prep brought home their second championship in three years. The field included Prolific Prep (CA), St. Louis Christian (MO), Bella Vista Prep (AZ), Tennessee Prep (TN), Victory Rock Prep (FL), Trinity International (NV), Athlete Institute (CA), West Oaks Academy (FL), Hillcrest Prep (AZ), Lincoln Academy (GA), Aspire Academy (KY), The Rock School (FL), Our Saviour Lutheran (NY), Wesley Christian (KY), Orangeville Prep (CA), and Believe Prep (TN).

March 24th

European Stock Watch

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 12:25pm

Player of the Month

Elie Okobo (97', 6-3, PG, France, Pau Ortez)

March 22nd

Stock Watch: NCAA Tournament

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:09pm

The NCAA tourney offers scouts an opportunity to see how top prospects react to playing on a big stage. And while it's important not to overreact to a prospects performance. How they perform does have an impact as teams have a tendency to target players they view as having the "clutch gene". With three quarters of this year's overall NCAA tournament games in the books, here is a look at some of the prospects that have enhanced their stock with others moving in the opposite direction.


Sweet Sixteen Preview: Midwest

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 2:05pm

#1 Kansas vs. #5 Clemson

March 21st

Sweet Sixteen Preview: West

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 8:27am

For all the craziness that has ensued this tournament, the West region may be the most chalk of all of them. All the favorites (minus Missouri) won in the first round. That makes it chalk right? Remove my first statement. North Carolina lost to Texas A&M and Xavier lost to Florida State in the Round of 32. However, Gonzaga and Michigan did their respective jobs and rolled to this position, with arguably both those teams with the best chances to make it to the Elite Eight.

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 9:09pm

As just 16 teams remain in the NCAA Tournament, it’s time to see how they stack up against one other. This tournament has been filled with surprises and virtually every bracket is busted. Every region looks a little different, some went almost straight chalk, some are missing all their top seeds, and some are somewhere in the middle. In what has been a historic tournament, 16 teams remain and here’s how they rank.

March 20th

Sweet Sixteen Preview: East

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 9:09am

It’s odd to hear this but following the past weekend of college basketball, one region almost was straight chalk. So, don’t worry, you won’t hate any of these teams for busting your bracket. And the quality of play should be the highest and most entertaining despite not having a Cinderella to root for. Jalen Brunson and Villanova have handled business with 20+ point victories in each game, also a feat that Jevon Carter and West Virginia have accomplished. While Purdue and Texas Tech are coming off three-point victories in the Round of 32.

Sweet Sixteen Preview: South

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:25am

The South Region has been in the headlines since the NCAA Tournament started. Arizona busted brackets early with a loss to Buffalo, Loyola-Chicago became the Cinderella Story of the field, and oh yeah, we witnessed the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed, nonetheless it being the overall 1 seed and overwhelming favorite to win it all. Fast forward to the Sweet 16 and the South Region lost each of the top four seeds and we are left with a 5, 7, 9, and 11 seed and a bunch of brackets in shambles.

#5 Kentucky vs. #9 Kansas State