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Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Preview – Players to Watch

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) for seniors starts tonight, and 64 of the top seniors will get a chance to show what they can do in front of a gym full of NBA personnel.  The PIT has dealt with the numbers of seniors who either turn down their invites or pull out after they have […]

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Scouting Report – Joel Embiid

Name:   Joel Embiid        Age:   20   School: Kansas Height: 7’0         Weight: 250   Projected Position:  C 2013-14 Stats: 11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.6 bpg, 2.4 tpg (23.1 minutes per game) 62.6 FG%, 68.5 FT%, 65.5 TS%, 62.9 eFG% 23.4 USG%, 12.7 ORB%, 27.3 DREB%, 20.5 TRB%, 11.7 BLK%, 21.6 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Embiid’s improvement […]

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Scouting Report – Marcus Smart

Name:  Marcus Smart      Age:   20    School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’4   Weight: 220   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 18.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.9 spg, 2.6 tpg (32.7 minutes per game) 42.2 FG%, 72.8 FT%, 29.9 3FG%, 55.2 TS%, 48.6 eFG% 29.2 USG%, 30.1 AST%, 14.0 TO%, 5.0 STL%, 14.9 DREB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting The knock against Smart has […]

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Scouting Report – Shabazz Napier

Name:  Shabazz Napier      Age:   22 (23 in July)    School: Connecticut Height: 6’1   Weight: 180   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 18.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.9 tpg (35.1 minutes per game) 42.9 FG%, 87.0 FT%, 40.5 3FG%, 59.1 TS%, 51.7 eFG% 27.5 USG%, 30.8 AST%, 15.8 TO%, 3.2 STL%, 15.0 DREB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Napier has shown […]

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Scouting Report – Zach LaVine

Name:  Zach LaVine      Age:   19    School: UCLA Height: 6’5   Weight: 180   Projected Position: PG/SG 2013-14 Stats: 9.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.1 tpg (24.4 minutes per game) 44.1 FG%, 69.1 FT%, 37.5 3FG% 54.5 TS%, 52.4 eFG%, 20.1 USG%, 12.6 AST%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting LaVine has the makings of one day being a good perimeter […]

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Scouting Report – Tyler Ennis

Name: Tyler Ennis     Age: 19       School: Syracuse Height: 6’2    Weight: 180     Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 12.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.9 tpg (35.7 minutes per game) 41.1 FG%, 76.5 FT%, 35.3 3FG%, 3.2:1 A/TO 51.1 TS%, 45.3 eFG%, 21.9 USG%, 32.3 AST%, 3.9 […]

Scouting Report – Markel Brown

Name:  Markel Brown      Age:   22    School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’3   Weight: 190   Projected Position: SG 2013-14 Stats (Through 2/2/14): 17.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.6 tpg (35.3 minutes per game) 47.3 FG%, 76.8 FT%, 37.9 3FG% 59.1 TS%, 54.1 eFG%, 23.1 USG%, 16.9 AST%, 12.9 DREB% Photo:Christopher Brown SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Brown has developed […]

Scouting Report – Noah Vonleh

Name:   Noah Vonleh        Age:   18   School: Indiana Height: 6’10         Weight: 240   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 3/10/14): 11.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 0.6 apg, 1.4 bpg, 2.1 tpg (26.5 minutes per game) 52.3 FG%, 71.6 FT%, 60.4 TS%, 56.0 eFG% 21.4 USG%, 10.8 ORB%, 27.3 DREB%, 19.4 TRB%, 5.4 BLK%   Photo:Jeremy Hogan/Herald Times SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense […]

Scouting Report – Aaron Craft

Name:  Aaron Craft      Age:   22    School: Ohio State Height: 6’2   Weight: 195   Projected Position: PG             2013-14 Stats (Through 3/14/14): 9.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 2.6 spg, 2.5 tpg (34.3 minutes per game) 46.8 FG%, 74.6 FT%, 30.6 3FG%, 56.4 TS%, 50.2 eFG% 17.3 USG%, 26.8 AST%, 22.7 TO%, 4.7 STL% Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Penetration Craft can be […]

Scouting Report – Cory Jefferson

Name:   Cory Jefferson        Age:   23   School: Baylor Height: 6’9         Weight: 220   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 3/10/14): 13.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.4 bpg, 1.4 tpg (28.5 minutes per game) 50.9 FG%, 63.4 FT%, 56.0 TS%, 52.9 eFG% 23.7 USG%, 11.2 ORB%, 21.5 DREB%, 16.5 TRB%, 5.3 BLK%   Photo:Cooper Neill/Getty Images SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense […]

Scouting Report – Roy Devyn Marble

Name:  Roy Devyn Marble      Age:   21    School: Iowa Height: 6’6   Weight: 200   Projected Position: SG             2013-14 Stats (Through 3/4/14): 17.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.9 spg, 1.8 tpg (29.7 minutes per game) 42.7 FG%, 69.6 FT%, 37.5 3FG%  53.6 TS%, 49.1 eFG%, 28.3 USG%, 22.5 AST%, 3.6 STL%   Photo:Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Marble can have […]

Scouting Report – Adreian Payne

Name:   Adreian Payne        Age:   23   School: Michigan State Height: 6’10         Weight: 245   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 2/27/14): 16.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 bpg, 1.8 tpg (28.4 minutes per game) 52.5 FG%, 74.7 FT%, 61.4 TS%, 58.1 eFG% 27.4 USG%, 7.2 ORB%, 23.0 DREB%, 15.5 TRB%   Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense […]

Scouting Report – Patric Young

Name:   Patric Young        Age:   22   School: Florida Height: 6’9         Weight: 240   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 2/25/14): 10.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 1.1 tpg (25.8 minutes per game) 55.6 FG%, 60.6 FT%, 57.2 TS%, 55.6 eFG% 21.6 USG%, 13.1 ORB%, 16.0 DREB%, 14.6 TRB% Photo:AP/Phil Sandlin SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Young has developed into […]

Scouting Report – Alec Brown

Name:   Alec Brown        Age:   21   School: Green Bay Height: 7’1         Weight: 235   Projected Position:  PF/C       2013-14 Stats (as of 2/12/14): 15.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.2 bpg, 2.3 tpg (29.7 minutes per game) 56.3 FG%, 72.0 FT%, 58.0 TS%, 54.8 eFG% 26.3 USG%, 8.7 ORB%, 13.4 DREB%, 11.2 TRB%, 11.1 BLK%   Photo: Green Bay Athletics SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense […]

Scouting Report – Russ Smith

Name:  Russ Smith      Age:   22 (23 in April)    School: Louisville Height: 6’0   Weight: 165   Projected Position: PG             2013-14 Stats (Through 2/4/14): 18.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.9 spg, 3.1 tpg (28.5 minutes per game) 45.4 FG%, 70.6 FT%, 39.5 3FG%, 56.9 TS%, 53.4 eFG% 32.4 USG%, 32.0 AST%, 16.3 TO%, 3.8 STL%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Smith has very […]