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College, NBA Draft / Apr 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

10 NBA Draft Prospects That Need To Return To School

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

One and done. Make money now. Too good for school. Whatever you want to call it, this is the mindset of every college basketball star who believes they’re wasting time and their talents for nothing but a college experience and scholarship. Often, college standouts feel they could be out starting their professional careers already rather than obtaining a college education. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: Would You Still Take Andrew Wiggins No. 1?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even April yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jan 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 1.0: Andrew Wiggins Or Joel Embiid?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even February yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

College, instagram, NBA Draft, Twitter / Jan 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 30 NBA Draft Prospects To Follow On Twitter & Instagram

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are a high-profile college athlete, the world is watching every one of your moves. The majority of college athletes have social media profiles. Some have used it more than others, while some have gotten into trouble with the NCAA for what they post online. With the 2014 NBA Draft receiving much hype, we decided to put together a list of the prospects you absolutely need to follow. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Dec 11, 2013 / 4:30 pm

10 NBA Draft Prospects Outside Of The Top 5 That Can Be All-Stars

Gary Harris

Gary Harris (photo. Michigan State Athletics)

Tony Parker, Paul George, Kobe Bryant. All three players were first-round picks but not selected in the first five picks of their respective drafts. They are evidence of this simple fact: There are plenty of talented players available besides the top prospects.

To expand on this further, from the 25 players selected for the 2013 All-Star Game (Rondo was injured), 10 of said players were selected after the fifth pick in their respective drafts. Moreover, the entire starting lineup of the Indiana Pacers does not have one player that was selected higher than the 10th pick of their draft. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Nov 27, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Fast Five: The 6-10 Best Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (photo. Brian Spurlock-McDonalds)

Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

College, High School / Apr 24, 2013 / 11:15 am

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and The Top 15 Incoming College Freshmen (With Highlights)

Andrew Wiggins

Aaron Gordon (photo. Brian Spurlock-McDonalds)

For those of us who follow the recruiting process, rankings aren’t always an accurate data point when measuring the likelihood of immediate success at the collegiate level. Sometimes, the biggest factor is player retention. Which freshman will be given an opportunity? Sometimes the biggest factor is “fit”. How does this new crop of talented freshman adapt to playing for a new coach in a new system? Read More »

High School / Apr 15, 2013 / 5:42 pm

From Underneath The Shadow Of Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand Classic Stars Show Out

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle (photo. Jordan Brand)

At one point early in the first half of Saturday night’s Jordan Brand Classic, the crowd at Barclays Center suddenly and incongruously erupted into a thunderous ovation during a dead ball. Only one person’s arrival could have elicited such a reaction.

Nope, not him. It was Drake. Read More »

High School / Feb 12, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon, Andrew Wiggins And More Are Part Of The 2013 Jordan Brand Classic

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (photo. Bryan Horowitz)

The 2013 Jordan Brand Classic announced its field today, a 22-star collection that’s the center of the showcase April 13 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. How many of these players will be back in the New York metro area for the 2014 NBA Draft just over a year later? By the looks of the field, a number of them could be. Read More »

High School / Aug 7, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Photos: The Top 5 Players From adidas Nations Final Days

adidas Nations Dwight Howard

(photo. adidas) Dwight Howard talks at Adidas Nations on Day Three.

Adidas Nations, as we showed you earlier this week, started its sixth-annual tournament of the best U-19 talent the world has to offer with performances that drew high praise from the crowd of hoops experts assembled in Southern California. Their ranks counted players from new NBA draft picks who became counselors for the week, to the coaching staffs of Bill Bayno, Reggie Theus, Don MacLean and Eddie Johnson for a few. Dwight Howard, in SoCal for rehabilitation after back surgery, even stopped by to talk with campers (not wearing Magic colors). Days three and four, when pool play turned into a playoff, didn’t disappoint either. Read More »