Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Here is an early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years. Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for weekly updates.
Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke swept all the college basketball national player of the year awards last year. He led UM to the national title game where they came close, but fell to the Louisville Cardinals. Burke would later become the ninth overall player taken in the NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves before being dealt to the Utah Jazz.
Mitch McGary seems to think Trey Burke was a bit of a ball hog last season.
Marquette vs. Wisconsin is one of the best non-conference rivalries in all of college basketball. For the 119th time in program history, the Badgers and Golden Eagles will square off for in-state bragging rights. Marquette has struggled a bit out of the gates this season with a 5-3 record but has won the past two meetings against Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the 9-0 Badgers have one of the most impressive early season resumes having already beat St. John’s, Florida, St. Louis, West Virginia, and Virginia.
The Sports Bank’s resident Marquette expert David Kay and Wisconsin guru Nick Grays break down Saturday’s battle at the Kohl Center.
The two-day Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips off Tuesday evening. With Syracuse, Pitt, and Notre Dame joining the ACC, that conference is trying to stake its claim as the best in the country. Last year, the challenge finished in a 6-6 tie but here are my predictions for the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Feast Week continues Thursday when The Wooden Legacy (aka the tournament formerly known as the Anaheim Classic) tips off on the west coast. The field features a pair of Big East teams in Marquette and Creighton along with unbeaten Arizona State and the always dangerous San Diego State. Here is my preview and predictions for the 2013 Wooden Legacy.
Forget about Thanksgiving, it is college basketball’s Feast Week! The usual headliner of the week is the Maui Invitational which tips off Monday afternoon and features Top 25 teams Syracuse, Gonzaga, and Baylor. It should be a competitive tournament as all seven Division One teams in the field have yet to lose a game this season. Here are my preview and predictions for the 2013 Maui Invitational.
Even though Thanksgiving isn’t until next week, the holiday tournament season is among us. The Puerto Rico Tip-Off starts Thursday and with top 25 caliber teams Michigan, VCU, and Georgetown, it is a competitive field. Here is a preview of the three-day event and my predictions.
#1 Kentucky versus #2 Michigan State AND #4 Duke against #5 Kansas? In the same venue? No wonder there were approximately 384,571 NBA scouts at the United Center Tuesday night for the Champions Classic. In total there were about thirteen possible 2014 NBA Draft lottery picks playing in the two games. No, seriously.
Here is a breakdown of who stood out and who struggled in Michigan State’s 78-74 victory against Kentucky, and how that might help or hurt their draft status early in this season. Click here for my analysis of the prospects in the Duke/Kansas game and here’s a look at my very early 2014 NBA Mock Draft.
#4 Duke versus #5 Kansas AND #1 Kentucky against #2 Michigan State? In the same venue? No wonder there were approximately 384,571 NBA scouts at the United Center Tuesday night for the Champions Classic. In total there were about thirteen possible 2014 NBA Draft lottery picks playing in the two games. No, seriously.
Here is a breakdown of who stood out and who struggled in Kansas’ victory against Duke, and how that might help or hurt their draft status early in this season. Click here for my analysis of the prospects in the Kentucky/Michigan State game and here’s a look at my very early 2014 NBA Mock Draft.
Three games into his freshman season, Michigan State freshman shooting guard Gary Harris suffered a shoulder injury that lingered throughout the year and hampered his performance. He still had a very productive season, finishing second on the Spartans in scoring and winning the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award.
A year removed from that injury and back to 100%, Harris is ready for a breakout sophomore campaign and is a huge reason why Sparty is a Final Four contender.