2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/10/15)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  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.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/10/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  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.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)


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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (4/11/15)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF OUR 2015 NBA MOCK DRAFT.

Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015-16 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings


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Yes, I know the college basketball season just ended but it is still the perfect time to reveal my insanely early 2015-16 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  There are still a ton of x-factors as guys are deciding on whether or not they are going to enter the NBA Draft, players are transferring, and seven McDonald’s All-Americans have yet to make their college decision so consider these rankings a rough draft and expect an update in a couple of weeks.

Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and where. Here’s a list of underclassman who have declared for the draft.

Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or otherwise have an issue with something.

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Thomas Bryant picks Indiana Hoosiers over Kentucky, Syracuse


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Indiana Hoosiers Coach Tom Crean may be feeling his seat warming in Bloomington, but that’s not stopping him from landing one of the top prospects in this class. Five star forward Thomas Bryant just committed to IU; choosing the Hoosiers over Syracuse, Missouri and Kentucky.

Bryant gave an exclusive interview with The Sports Bank, and we asked him about playing with Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr. in Bloomington next year.

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Hoosiers’ Yogi Ferrell: if only he wear three inches taller


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It’s hard to deny the talent of Indiana Hoosier’s junior guard Yogi Ferrell, make that Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, and what he has meant to Coach Tom Crean’s team the past couple of years. Ferrell was an absolute stud coming out of high school and was ranked 19th in the country by Rivals.com in 2012.

The McDonalds All-American knew where he wanted to play his collegiate ball and committed to IU during his sophomore year of high school without even visiting the campus.

Editor’s note: this Vic Law feature article authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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NBA 1st Round Talent: Indiana Hoosiers F Troy Williams


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The Big Ten is littered with underclassmen possessing NBA potential and the Indiana Hoosiers boast the services of one of the best in the country:  Sophomore forward Troy Williams.

Editor’s note: this Troy Williams feature article is authored by new Sports Bank contributor Wes Evans. (@WesEvans24)

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Dan Dakich’s son, UM G Andrew Dakich, talks about watching games his Dad calls


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ESPN Commentator and sports talk radio host Dan Dakich is one of the most polarizing figures in all of college basketball. Just recently, he had a Twitter feud with the Mayor of Champaign over a controversial call in the Illini win at Michigan State.

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Big Ten Basketball: 17 worst losses this Pre-Conference season


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“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team.

“I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued.

“We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.”

Collins and the Wildcats getting dominated at home by Central Michigan is troubling, but it’s just one of many very bad losses that Big Ten basketball has suffered this non-conference season. Let’s break it down.

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B1G Basketball power rankings: the “we apologize” edition


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There are certain B1G basketball teams that owe an apology right now. Sure, one team nationally ranked in the preseason losing to a low-major that you’ve never heard of is excusable although unexpected. Upsets happen. However, two preseason AP top 25 teams losing to low-majors on two separate occasions? That’s kind of embarrassing. Plus the B1G hasn’t had a whole lot of signature wins to really counter-act those ugly losses.

Hey, at least they won the challenge versus the ACC

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Tom Crean: his seven worst media gaffes at Indiana


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These are trying times for everybody in Bloomington, Indiana. Especially so for Tom Crean, Indiana basketball coach (but Crean isn’t going anywhere due to the tremendous size of his buyout and Brad Stevens is not coming any time soon either so discard those rumors). You can understand why Crean isn’t interested in talking to the media right now as IU is a program in crisis.

However, Tom Crean is not interested in speaking to the media even in times good. If actions speak louder than words than Crean truly hates/disrespects/misunderstands the media on a level unparalleled.

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