Scouting Report – Julius Randle

Name:   Julius Randle        Age:   19   School: Kentucky Height: 6’9         Weight: 250   Projected Position:  PF 2013-14 Stats: 15.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.8 bpg, 2.5 tpg (30.8 minutes per game) 50.1 FG%, 70.6 FT%, 56.7 TS%, 50.5 eFG% 25.4 USG%, 13.3 ORB%, 24.7 DREB%, 19.2 TRB%, 16.1 TOV%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense Randle is […]

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NBA Draft Blog Interview with Tymell Murphy

There are many roads to a professional basketball career, and a lot of the groundwork that propels a player forward in his career doesn’t always start at the NCAA level. There are many reason players start their college career in Junior College, but for many of them the goal is still the same – becoming […]


NBA Draft Blog Interview with Jake Odum

The first time you watch Indiana State’s Jake Odum play, the first thing you notice about him is that he seems to be everywhere on the court. He’s playing point guard, he’s driving to the basket, he making smart passes, he’s getting steals, and he’s even diving out of bounds to get to the ball. […]


Scouting Report – Andrew Wiggins

Name:  Andrew Wiggins      Age:   19   School: Kansas Height: 6’8   Weight: 200   Projected Position: G/F 2013-14 Stats: 17.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.0 bpg, 2.3 tpg (32.8 minutes per game) 44.8 FG%, 77.5 FT%, 34.1 3FG% 56.3 TS%, 49.9 eFG%, 26.3 USG%, 10.4 TRB%, 2.1 STL%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Wiggins can be a much […]


NBA Draft Blog Interview with Lamar Patterson

A common theme when talking to players getting ready for the NBA Draft every year is development. For young players, how much works still has to go into their game; and with juniors and seniors, what kind of work did you do and how did you go about it. Often the improvement is steady, but […]


NBA Draft Blog Interview with Justin Cobbs

As vital as the point guard position is to a basketball team, the ability to play the position well is one that is built over time with a great deal of learning experience. As a fan, it can be exciting to see a point guard grow up before your eyes and turn into the type […]


NBA Draft Blog Interview with Mike Moser

The process of finding the right fit between player and team can often be rocky, and because of it, transfer rates are at an all-time high in the NCAA. Some players do well after they transfer to a new school, but it almost unheard of for a player to transfer schools twice and be successful […]


NBA Draft Blog Interview with Ronald Roberts, Jr.

The development of players in college is always a lot of fun to watch, even more so when a player really starts to fulfill the potential they showed early in their career. Ronald Roberts, Jr. came to St. Joseph’s University 4 years ago as an athletic big man, but a player who needed to develop […]


Scouting Report – Rodney Hood

Name:  Rodney Hood      Age:   21   School: Duke Height: 6’8   Weight: 215   Projected Position: F 2013-14 Stats: 16.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.7 spg, 1.5 tpg (32.9 minutes per game) 46.4 FG%, 80.7 FT%, 42.0 3FG% 59.0 TS%, 55.0 eFG%, 23.8 USG%, 7.2 TRB%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Hood is a very good perimeter shooter, especially off […]


Scouting Report – Nik Stauskas

Name:  Nik Stauskas      Age:   20   School: Michigan Height: 6’6   Weight: 205   Projected Position: SG 2013-14 Stats: 17.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 1.9 tpg (35.6 minutes per game) 47.0 FG%, 82.4 FT%, 44.2 3FG% 64.2 TS%, 58.6 eFG%, 24.4 USG%, 18.8 AST%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Stauskas is a very good perimeter shooter, capable of hitting shots […]

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Scouting Report – James Young

Name:  James Young      Age:   18 (19 in August)   School: Kentucky Height: 6’6   Weight: 215   Projected Position: SG 2013-14 Stats: 14.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.9 tpg (32.4 minutes per game) 40.7 FG%, 70.6 FT%, 34.9 3FG% 53.6 TS%, 49.8 eFG%, 23.4 USG%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Perimeter Shooting Young can be a very good perimeter shooter, though very inconsistent. […]


Scouting Report – Aaron Gordon

Name:   Aaron Gordon        Age:   18   School: Arizona Height: 6’9         Weight: 225   Projected Position:  PF 2013-14 Stats: 12.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.9 tpg (31.2 minutes per game) 49.5 FG%, 42.2 FT%, 35.6 3FG%, 50.3 TS%, 51.6 eFG% 23.2 USG%, 10.4 ORB%, 19.3 DREB%, 14.9 TRB%, 3.4 BLK%   SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN Offense Post Offense […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]