2016 NBA Draft Preview: 2/3 Wings

I’ve been a bit lazy with my writing this spring, so I’m going to try and crank out big positional breakdowns for 2/3 wings, 3/4 wings, 4/5 bigs, and true centers in the next few days before the draft. Hopefully, I will get through all of those and still have time to post my big board before draft night. As I did with point guardsI’m going to first examine these players in order of their DraftExpress rankings, then, I will rank them in my own order. Continue reading

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Furkan Korkmaz Scouting Report: August 2015

I wrote a more detailed scouting breakdown of potential 2016 lottery pick Furkan Korkmaz’s play in the FIBA U19 and FIBA Europe U18 Tournaments over at Upside & Motor. Check it out: http://upsidemotor.com/2015/08/11/furkan-korkmaz-scouting-report-nba-draft-prospect-lottery-pick/

Scouting the FIBA U19’s Part 1: Non-Team USA

Scouting the FIBA U19’s Part 1: Non-Team USA

This past Sunday the FIBA U19 tournament in Crete wrapped up with a US victory over a good Croatia team. Coming into the tournament I was most excited about getting to watch Croatia play the US due to the matchup between the US’s star-studded roster and Dragan Bender, a potential top-5 pick in next year’s draft. Unfortunately, due to a sneaker dispute between Bender and the Croatian team he didn’t play in the tournament. Nonetheless, there were still a fair amount of prospects I was interested in on the US, Greek, Croatian, Spanish, Chinese, and Turkish teams. For some of these guys I didn’t pay much attention to them while they were on the court, and others I watched every single minute of in this tournament attentively. Part 1 is on the non-team USA guys, part 2 will cover team USA and include rankings for the whole group. Continue reading