Henry Ellenson: Can Marquette PF Break into NBA Draft Top 5?

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The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- LSU’s Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Duke’s Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and International prospect Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics.

How about Marquette Power Forward Henry Ellenson? Where does he fit?

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2016 NBA Mock Draft First Round (5/27/16)

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The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery went chalk Tuesday evening so the draft order is official.  Here is a look at The Sports Bank’s latest 2016 NBA Mock Draft. The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft. [Read more…]

2016 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (5/27/16)

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The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place Tuesday evening so the draft order will be official then.  Here is a look at the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft. [Read more…]

Ben Simmons: Likely #1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers

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The #1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, according to most of the experts in this field, will hail from…..LSU? Yes, really. We have Ben Simmons first in our 2016 NBA Mock Draft. He’s the next big thing in basketball; the next Anthony Davis, Andrew Wiggins, Jahlil Okafor style player who has NBA scouts salivating.

Part of what makes Simmons special is that he’s a leader, not a follower. His individualistic streak is a big reason he choose Louisiana State.

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Should Phoenix Suns Draft Buddy Hield or Kris Dunn at #4?

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The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- LSU’s Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Duke’s Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and International prospect Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics.

So who goes #4 to the Phoenix Suns? Oklahoma scoring Buddy Hield, the consensus national player of the year? Or Providence‘s Kris Dunn, the draft’s best point guard?

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Believeland: Sweet Masochism for Cavaliers, Browns, Indians Fans

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The ESPN Films 30 for 30 series is like eating pizza or having sex- it’s very difficult to get it wrong. Most of the time, the experience is very enjoyable. That said “Believeland,” the latest 30 for 30 entry, is a very solid entertaining viewing experience, and I’d rather watch Believeland again than just about anything else on television, but…..

…it falls a bit short by 30 for 30’s lofty standards, and it does so because it adheres way too strongly to the corporate culture and ethos of ESPN.

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Boston Celtics Taking Dragan Bender at #3? Next Kristaps Porzingis?

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The 2016 NBA Draft is stating to take shape, at least on paper- Ben Simmons #1 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Brandon Ingram #2 to the L.A. Lakers, and Dragan Bender, possibly the next Kristaps Porzingis, #3 to the Boston Celtics.

ESPN College Hoops and International Draft expert Fran Fraschilla discussed the 2016 NBA Draft on a media conference call, and Here are transcripts of some of the highlights of the Dragan Bender and Kristaps Porzingus discussion below, via an ESPN release.

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Mark Cuban Politically Inspired By Donald Trump’s Rise

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Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban is apparently gearing up for the start of a political career. Cuban went on NBC News “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd today and talked politics. In getting his name out there, in the political arena, it’s a huge hint that he’s planning to make a move into that field.

Mark Cuban would certainly be a non-traditional kind of candidate, and he says that Donald Trump, with how far he’s come already, has certainly opened the door to such genres of politicians.

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A.J. Hammons a Mid-First Rounder Says Fran Frischilla

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The much discussed, and very often scrutinized, Purdue Boilermakers Center A.J. Hammons will finally be drafted into the NBA in a little over a month. A four year guy, this seems like it’s been a very long time coming as there was chatter the last two seasons about whether or not Hammons would or should make an early entry into the professional ranks.

ESPN College Hoops and International Draft expert Fran Fraschilla discussed the 2016 NBA Draft on a media conference call, and he was asked about a handful of prospects from the state of Indiana.

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Michael Jordan Got Preferential Treatment, Claims Tim Donaghy

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Michael Jordan was the greatest of all time. There is no question about that. Still, there was a bit of a Hulk Hogan WWE style feel to the end of some of his games. Maybe that’s the wrong analogy. Perhaps it’s more Bruce Willis action movie style. You always knew Michael Jordan was going to win, but you always tuned in to see how.

Kind of like how you watched Bruce Willis movies to see what weapons he used, or Hulk Hogan wrestling matches to see how he finished off his opponents.

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2016 NBA Draft Early Entrants

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The NCAA passed a new rule for the 2016 NBA Draft class that gives any early entries until ten days after the NBA Draft Combine to announce their intention to return to school, as long as they haven’t already hired an agent. This is a change from previous years in which college players had to decide if they were staying in the draft prior to the combine. Anyone who declares for the draft this year will have until May 25th to pull out and return to college. Therefore, expect to see a ton of non-seniors “test the waters” only to ultimately return to school.

Here is a list of college basketball players who have already declared for the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Charlotte Hornets Icon Muggsy Bogues in “Shower Thoughts”

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Charlotte Hornets icon Muggsy Bogues showing there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to brilliance on the court. In the subsequent videos, actor/musician/YouTube personality Chester See discovers that the tuba is the coolest instrument around, while Pretty Little Liars regular Brendan Robinson shows how standout style can make all the difference.

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