Archive - 2019 - Article

April 24th

Situational Analysis: De'Andre Hunter

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 1:34pm

"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 22nd

2019 Hoop Summit: USA Team Recap

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 2:08pm

In an extremely close and competitive match up, Team USA made a late push to capture the win 93-87 in Portland. As always the Hoop Summit remains perhaps the premiere evaluation event for NBA prospects, and the 150+ scouts on hand are testament to that. Here is a look at the prospects from the USA squad.

Unfortunately, due to a new policy, measurements were not made available by Team USA this year.

James Wiseman 7-1 240 C East High School (Memphis, TN) *Memphis

April 21st

Prep to Pros Returning, and Long Overdue

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 5:04pm

It has been widely reported that the NBA will bring back the prep to pros rule that was in place from 1995 to 2006. It is expected to be re-installed for the 2021 NBA draft.

April 17th

2019 Hoop Summit: World Team Recap

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 8:08pm

Long time NBA scout, Michael VandeGarde spent 17 years scouting for the Philadelphia 76ers. Before that he starred at Illinois State University and went on to have a pro career and later became a Division 1 college coach. This is the 10th time that he has attended the Hoop Summit, and first time representing NBADraft.net. He is currently running a scouting service for NBA teams.

April 16th

Situational Analysis: Ja Morant

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:38pm

"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 15th

2019 NBA Draft Early Entry Page

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:36pm

The 2019 NBA draft takes place on June 20th. The NBA Draft lottery takes place May 14th. The early withdrawal deadline is May 30th. Players now have the option to sign with an agent and still retain their NCAA eligiblity if they remove their names before the deadline. If you see an inaccuracy on this page, please let us know.

Officially Entering

April 12th

Precious Achiuwa Interview

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 1:25pm

Precious Achiuwa is an improving forward in the class of 2019. He originally hails from Nigeria and played high school ball at Montverde Academy.

NBADraft.net: How has Atlanta been and how does it feel to be a McDonald’s All American?

April 10th

USA Basketball Mini-Camp: Top Prospects

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 4:25pm

USA Basketball held a mini-camp for the men's junior national team during Final Four weekend in Minneapolis as many of the best high school players in America had a chance to face against NBA Global Academy competition in scrimmage play. Here's a look at eight established American Class of 2020 prospects (although some could reclassify) and how they looked during the Saturday morning session open to media and NBA scouts.

RJ Hampton 6-4 175 SG Frisco Liberty (Little Elm, TX)

April 9th

Situational Analysis: Zion Williamson

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:55am

"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 7th

Sophomore Watch

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 5:35am

It's been approximately three months since my last sophomore rankings, and a lot has changed since then, as expected. Between the Lonzo Ball injury, the Dennis Smith Jr. trade, and the resurgence of Donovan Mitchell, there's a lot to review here. To put it into perspective, my last rankings (which came on January 13th) were:

1. Ben Simmons
2. Kyle Kuzma
3. DeAaron Fox
4. Jayson Tatum
5. Donovan Mitchell
6. John Collins
7. Lauri Markkanen