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Stock risers: Who stood out from the NBA Draft Combine

The NBA Draft Combine. Since its inception in 1985, the Draft Combine has become a proving ground for up-and-coming prospects that will either make or break their future draft aspirations. At the top of the big boards, players to the tune of Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, and various other lottery-locked talent opt to skip thisContinue reading “Stock risers: Who stood out from the NBA Draft Combine”

2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jonathan Kuminga is not your average wing

As the NBA is moving towards a more position-less, pace and space brand of basketball, versatility has become one of the biggest qualities to cross off. GMs and scouts are always on the hunt for versatile pieces come draft day, and Jonathan Kuminga ranks right up there with the top candidates. Hitting the 2020 recruitingContinue reading “2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jonathan Kuminga is not your average wing”

2021 Draft Scouting: Evan Mobley should enamor scouts with unicorn-like potential

Mark J. Terrill/AP Unicorns. In Mythology, unicorns are known to be the fiercest of animals, the hastiest, the most commanding, and the most mysterious of all creatures. For centuries, people have been enamored by the unicorn, both by its graceful yet powerful nature, or the “Candy Mountain”, or riches, they may lead to. In basketballContinue reading “2021 Draft Scouting: Evan Mobley should enamor scouts with unicorn-like potential”

2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jalen Suggs has the potential to do-it-all

The one, playing at the one position players must have determination, pristine passing, and leadership among other traits. Headed into the 2021 NBA Draft, finding a true leader at the point guard will be a top priority throughout lottery-caliber teams — Jalen Suggs may just fill the gap.  Coming out of Minnehaha Academy, Suggs rankedContinue reading “2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jalen Suggs has the potential to do-it-all”

2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jalen Green should have scouts oozing at his offensive potential

With the modern NBA shifting more and more to isolation-focused, pace-and-space basketball, finding true shot creators in the frontcourt has become a premium. As GMs continue to scour the 2021 drafting field for the league’s next lethal scorer, Jalen Green should be a name to familiarize yourself with. Finishing the class of 2020 as ESPN’sContinue reading “2021 NBA Draft Scouting: Jalen Green should have scouts oozing at his offensive potential”

2021 NBA Draft: Cade Cunningham scouting report

Starting in the opening months of the 2020-21 NBA regular season, one man has stood atop draft boards through thick-and-thin — that man is Cade Cunningham. The 6-foot-8 guard shocked flipped the college scene upside down committing to Oklahoma State in November, but after the NCAA struck a tournament ban on the Pokes for priorContinue reading “2021 NBA Draft: Cade Cunningham scouting report”