Nelson

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Roberto Nelson

One trait in successful basketball players that is vital, but not often talked about, is perseverance. Being able to build a career through the years while navigating obstacles is as important as learning to shoot or play defense. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson has navigated obstacles his whole college career, and now he looks forward to […]

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State

Scouting Report – Elfrid Payton

Name:  Elfrid Payton      Age:   20   School: Louisiana-Lafayette Height: 6’4   Weight: 185   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 19.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.3 spg, 3.6 tpg, 1.6:1 A/TO (35.9 minutes per game) 50.9 FG%, 60.9 FT%, 25.9 3FG%, 55.1 TS%, 52.4 eFG% 27.6 USG%, 3.6 STL%, 32.9 AST%, 17.2 TOV%, 9.4 TRB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Penetration Payton […]

Dykstra

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Jordan Dykstra

In many ways, the pre-draft process is a battle for recognition for many players who have all had successful college careers, but for some reason or another, they didn’t get the notice they probably deserved.  South Dakota State’s Jordan Dykstra is fighting to be noticed now, and the teams that do notice him will soon […]

Anderson

Scouting Report – Kyle Anderson

Name:   Kyle Anderson        Age:   20   School: UCLA Height: 6’8½          Weight: 230   Projected Position:  SF/PF 2013-14 Stats: 14.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.8 spg, 3.1 tpg, 2.1:1 A/TO (33.2 minutes per game) 48.0 FG%, 73.7 FT%, 56.6 TS%, 51.7 eFG% 24.1 USG%, 25.5 DREB%, 15.4 TRB%, 34.3 AST%, 19.1 TOV%, 3.1 STL%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Ballhandling/Penetration/Passing […]

Brooks

NBA Draft Blog Interview with De’Mon Brooks

Davidson basketball has built a very strong tradition over the past 25 seasons under Coach Bob McKillop. The team has made 7 NCAA Tournament appearances during that time, including a run to the Elite 8 in 2008 with Stephan Curry leading the way. The hallmark of the team’s consistency has been the development of its […]

Shelton

NBA Draft Blog Interview with D.J. Shelton

Sometimes it is hard to think of a player who is 6’10, 250 pounds flying under the radar of professional teams, but in many ways, D.J. Shelton out of Washington State has. A strong, athletic forward who can score around the basket or knock down perimeter shots is always going to get looks, but Shelton […]

Stokes

Scouting Report – Jarnell Stokes

Name:   Jarnell Stokes        Age:   20   School: Tennessee Height: 6’8½          Weight: 262   Projected Position:  PF 2013-14 Stats: 15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.1 bpg, 2.6 tpg (32.4 minutes per game) 53.1 FG%, 69.6 FT%, 57.6 TS%, 53.1 eFG% 24.6 USG%, 15.3 ORB%, 23.1 DREB%, 19.2 TRB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Stokes is an […]

Kendall Williams

Scouting Report – Kendall Williams

Name:  Kendall Williams      Age:   22   School: New Mexico Height: 6’4   Weight: 183   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 16.0 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 spg, 2.0 tpg, 2.5:1 A/TO (35.3 minutes per game) 43.0 FG%, 79.2 FT%, 38.9 3FG%, 59.3 TS%, 52.0 eFG% 23.1 USG%, 2.7 STL%, 28.7 AST%, 12.9 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Williams […]

Kanacevic

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Halil Kanacevic

The road to the NBA from college is often the same for most players. Combines, workouts, and training sessions are all part of the usual path, but actually playing in a real game environment isn’t part of it. Not only is St. Joseph’s Halil Kanacevic getting to take part in a real basketball environment, he […]

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Scouting Report – T.J. Warren

Name:   T.J. Warren        Age:   20   School: North Carolina State Height: 6’8         Weight: 220   Projected Position:  SF/PF 2013-14 Stats: 24.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.4 tpg (35.4 minutes per game) 52.5 FG%, 69.0 FT%, 26.7 3FG%, 57.4 TS%, 54.8 eFG% 35.5 USG%, 10.8 ORB%, 12.7 DREB%, 11.8 TRB%, 9.9 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Warren […]

Thames

Scouting Report – Xavier Thames

Name:  Xavier Thames      Age:   23   School: San Diego State Height: 6’3 ½   Weight: 187   Projected Position: PG 2013-14 Stats: 17.6 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.4 tpg, 2.3:1 A/TO (31.3 minutes per game) 41.1 FG%, 83.4 FT%, 37.4 3FG%, 55.7 TS%, 47.8 eFG% 28.6 USG%, 3.3 STL%, 23.7 AST%, 8.2 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Thames […]

Adams

Scouting Report – Jordan Adams

Name:  Jordan Adams      Age:   19   School: UCLA Height: 6’5   Weight: 208   Projected Position: G 2013-14 Stats: 17.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.5 tpg (30.1 minutes per game) 48.5 FG%, 83.6 FT%, 35.6 3FG%, 60.3 TS%, 54.5 eFG% 26.5 USG%, 10.4 TRB%, 5.0 STL%, 14.7 AST%, 9.4 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Adams is an […]

Collier

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Devon Collier

The foundations of what makes a kid the player he becomes can be very diverse, though working towards the same goal. Devon Collier is from the Bronx and he learned the game playing on the city playgrounds and at legendary courts such as Dyckman, Rucker Park, and I.S. 8. Playing in New York City taught […]

Craig

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Torrey Craig

The choice players make when they a pick a school to play for can have a positive or negative impact on their development as players. It is not a “one size fits all” situation, and playing at a smaller school can be very beneficial to many players, especially in allowing them to develop at their […]

Parker

Scouting Report – Jabari Parker

Name:   Jabari Parker        Age:   19   School: Duke Height: 6’8         Weight: 235   Projected Position:  PF/SF 2013-14 Stats: 19.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.2 bpg, 2.3 tpg (30.7 minutes per game) 47.3 FG%, 74.8 FT%, 55.8 TS%, 51.1 eFG% 32.7 USG%, 11.4 ORB%, 23.1 DREB%, 17.1 TRB%, 11.9 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Parker is […]