2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)


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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT 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.

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The World Cup Sweet 16 and their college hoops doppelgangers


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It’s down to 16 teams; single game elimination in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just like in March madness, it’s “survive and advance” time. So I decided to match each country with their corresponding college basketball program. If you’re a college hoops fan, but still need a rooting interest in the World Cup, this will help you pick a team.

I’m still not sure how much Americans have embraced soccer; as of yet. I do know they’ve embraced skipping work to go drink and watch sports during the day.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round FINAL


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  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.

So without further ado, here is our FINAL 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED: 6:00 PM CST

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- 2nd round


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 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.

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Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1 to the Cavs?


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You’ve heard the rumors that the Cleveland Cavaliers are leaning towards taking Duke and former Simeon Forward Jabari Parker with the first overall pick. We’ll now debate whether it’s going to be Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1.

We’re pretty certain whoever the Cavs don’t take, will go to the Milwaukee Bucks at #2. Here to break it down is our very own David Kmiecik, who had the most accurate NBA mock draft the past three years.

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UPDATED: Complete 2014 College Basketball transfers list


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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 2014-15 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

UPDATED: 6/3/14

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Former Kansas 1-and-done bust Josh Selby still trying to catch on


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Josh Selby is one of the biggest best-that-never-was that you’ll ever find. In case you’re wondering, Josh Selby last played for Cedevita Zagreb of the Croatian League. He left them in February and is still trying to catch on somewhere. Selby played one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks (in which he’ll still be remembered most for his ineligibility, suspension and injuries). This on the heels of being a the #5 overall recruit by Scout, and the #1 overall by a lesser recruiting service.

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2014 NBA Draft Lottery: Who each team would draft if they got #1


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The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday evening and once the ping pong balls are revealed, the order will officially be set for the 2014 NBA Draft. Teams took tanking to a new level this past season in hopes of earning the top overall pick and a chance to select one of the three players likely to go first; Duke’s Jabari Parker, and Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid from Kansas.

Here is a breakdown of each team’s needs and should they win the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery, who they would likely select with that top pick.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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UPDATED: 2014-2015 preseason top 25 college basketball rankings


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Now that we know which college basketball players have declared for the NBA Draft and top 2014 recruit Myles Turner has made his college decision, it is time to update my insanely early 2014-15 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and entering the draft.  Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster.  (Click here to see how my 2013-14 way too early preseason college basketball rankings turned out.)

Allow me to present to you my way too early 2014-2015 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings.  (Check out The Sports Bank’s 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.)

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Myles Turner likely headed to Texas; commits today (prospect preview)


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Myles Turner or Joel Embiid. That is the quandary facing Kansas Jayhawks college basketball. Not that they have the choice here, it’s not up to Bill Self, nor the fans of his program. It’s up to Joel Embiid first, and then Myles Turner second. There’s only two pieces in this domino theory

Euless Trinity High School (Texas) senior center Myles Turner was the only uncommitted member of the 2014 McDonald’s All-American class. As such he was quite the topic of discussion.

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UPDATED: Complete 2014 NBA Draft Early Entries List


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The deadline has passed for college basketball players to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.  Here is the up-to-date list of the 2014 NBA Draft early entries.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Draft.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 4/28/14

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Joel Embiid likely declaring for the NBA Draft today


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Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has is holding a news conference at 3 PM CST. It is largely expected that he will declare his intentions to enter the NBA Draft; where he very well could be the #1 overall pick. As long as he passes his physical and his health checks out.

His teammate Andrew Wiggins could also be the #1 pick, and both face stiff competition from Duke Forward Jabari Parker. Although the Blue Devils big man may return to school.

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