2008 Las Vegas AAUs: Day 5

By Nick Prevenas, Borko Popic, and Aran Smith After five days of wall-to-wall AAU basketball action, we managed to catch nearly every big-time high school recruit participating in the three major Las Vegas tournaments. Thanks to In-and-Out burger and a phenomenal Mexican joint called Mar y Tierra, we were able to weather Sin City’s storm…

2008 Las Vegas AAUs: Day 4

By Nick Prevenas John Wall The North Carolina phenom is putting his stamp on the Reebok Summer Championship, submitting yet another dominant effort in D-One Sports’ 84-77 win over a game Grand Rapids squad on Friday afternoon. Wall torched the Storm to the tune of 31 points (10-19 shooting), 10 assists and six rebounds, bouncing…

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2008 Las Vegas AAUs: Day 2

By Nick Prevenas Day 1 of Sin City’s AAU extravaganza opened with a bang. Some of the America’s best high school talent — from John Wall to Kenny Boynton to everyone in between — took to the floor with fire and intensity. The level of play exceeded expectations, setting the stage for what could possibly…

2008 NBA Draft Early Entry: Withdrawals

Withdrawals: A.J. Abrams Texas Josh Akognon Cal State Fullerton Antonio Anderson Memphis Derek Bailey Providence Christian Academy (SC) Jason Bennett Tallahassee CC (FL) Chase Budinger Arizona Derrick Caracter Louisville DeMarre Carroll Missouri Charles Carter Oklahoma Baptist Josh Carter Texas A&M Lee Cummard Brigham Young Robert Dozier Memphis Wayne Ellington North Carolina Alonzo Gee Alabama Paul…

2008 Eurocamp: Vitals

 Player Height with Shoes Standing Reach Weight Wingspan Vertical (Standing) Vertical (Free) Half Court Sprint 1984               Ryan Read 6’1 3/4 8’0 187 6’2 3/4 26 31 2.51 1986               Omer Asik 7’0 1/2 9’4 250 7’2 1/4 24.4 29 2.84 Semih Erden…

2008 NBA Predraft Camp: Combine Results

Player No Step Vertical Jump (in.) Max Vertical Jump (in.) Bench Press (185 lbs) (reps) Lane Agility Drill (sec.) 3/4 court sprint (sec.) Joe Alexander 32.5 38.5 24 11.33 2.99 Darrell Arthur 28.5 30.0 12 12.18 3.14 DJ Augustin 28.5 35.0 2 11.27 3.07 Jerryd Bayless 31.0 38.0 10 11.26 3.07 Michael Beasley 30.0 35.0…

2008 NBA Predraft Camp: Day Two

By Aran Smith & Borko Popic 5/29/08 Game 1 Team Six (Blue) 75 – Team Five (White) 70 Blue Mike Taylor (17pts, 6-10fg, 3rebs) From the start, Taylor was in full attack mode, never letting up and constantly probing the defense to get to the hoop. His speed and ability to change direction posed numerous…