2021 NBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

The NBA Draft is July 29, with the Draft Lottery set to be held on June 22. The Draft Combine will take place June 21-27. Welcome to our first 2021 NBA mock draft, team needs have not been taken into account at this time. Some player descriptions have been filled out, but the others will be completed at a later date.

You can find out which way BetQL’s model is picking for tonight’s NBA games by checking out their site. They have the latest in in-depth NBA prediction model analysis, and what is a mock draft, but predictive analytics.

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Life of Terrence Clarke Honored by Candlelight Vigil at Wildcat Lodge

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If 2020-21 has taught us anything, it’s that life is short and it is very precious. Living under a once-in-a-century plague, the news inundates us with daily death tolls. And this is on top of the countless other ways that tragedy can strike, at any moment.

Boston native and Kentucky Wildcats NBA Draft prospect Terrenence Clarke had everything going for him, and it was all still in front of him. “Taken too soon, or “way before his time” is an extreme understatement for this situation. It’s brutally beyond unfair that his time had to come while he was still so young.

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Lou Henson a Great Mentor to New DePaul Coach Tony Stubblefield

Yesterday brought the product launch/rollout of the Tony Stubblefield era of DePaul Blue Demons basketball. In his opening statement, Stubblefield provided his full CV, from his first opportunity, under Tim Carter at Texas-San Antonio, to his most recent stop, as a full-time assistant at Oregon.

Coach Stubbs went through the whole resume, which includes Texas-Arlington, New Mexico State and Cincinnati. At NMSU, he worked under the legendary Lou Henson, and even served as interim coach during the 2004–2005 season due to Henson’s illness.

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Prep School that Produced Isiah Thomas, Evan Turner Set to Close

St. Joseph (Westchester, IL) is one of the most iconic high school boy’s basketball programs in not just the state, but the country, but it will soon be no more. When this academic year comes to an end, so will the school.

Some of the many legendary names that were once St. Joseph Chargers include: Olympic Dream Teamer Isiah Thomas (considered the greatest Detroit Piston ever), 2010 national college player of the year Evan Turner (NBA veteran of 10 years, now an assistant with the Boston Celtics), William Gates (has seen in Hoop Dreams) and Gene Pingatore (considered one of the greatest high school coaches in history).

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Tony Stubblefield Boldly Aims to Make DePaul the Team of Chicago Again

Newly minted DePaul coach Tony Stubblefield kept it 100 this morning, when he said: “we may have lost you along the way, and talk may be cheap right now, but we will become Chicago’s team again.”

The product launch of the Stubblefield era of DePaul Blue Demons basketball concluded a few minutes ago, and it was a media session that certainly had a very local theme. Stubblefield, and the Athletic Director who hired him, Dewayne Peevy made it absolutely crystal clear- they want to recruit Chicago hard, first and foremost.

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Gonzaga vs. Baylor a Rare, True Championship Matchup of #1 vs #2

For the first time since 2005, when North Carolina defeated Illinois, we have a national championship game that actually features the two best teams in college basketball of that respective season.

Gonzaga was ranked #1 wire to wire this season, with Baylor #2 in the polls most of the time. The Bulldogs and Bears were pretty much on an elevated plain, above the rest of the field, for nearly the entire season. You could have made a case for Michigan and Illinois, who were ranked in the top five during the stretch run of the season, but both were exposed as frauds in the NCAA Tournament.

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Revisiting the Most Cutthroat, Ruthless One Shining Moment Clip Ever

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At first I thought this portion of “One Shining Moment” was only an oversight. Then I hit rewind on DVR again to make sure I saw what I thought I did. Then I thought “well, it’s just an oversight, but I definitely understand, if you were rushed to get it out on deadline, how this could happen.”

When you replay this crucial sequence of the 2013 edition of One Shining Moment, notice the specific lyrics of Luther Vandross synced up to the image that appears at the 0:58 mark.

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Exclusive: How Jim Nantz and Pat Sullivan Saved One Shining Moment

(Editor’s note: in honor of the national championship game tonight, we are re-running this exclusive that originally ran in 2014.)

When you watch the iconic “One Shining Moment” video montage tonight after the national title game, take a minute or two to think about how it nearly disappeared. If it weren’t for the combined efforts of broadcaster Jim Nantz and former UNC Tar Heel Pat Sullivan, the March Madness staple would have been cut 29 years ago.

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Lily from AT&T Transcends, Redefines Native Advertising

As you watch the Final Four tonight, you will see a bunch of Lily from AT&T native advertising/sponsored content segments. This will supplement all the Lily from AT&T traditional style commercials we’ll see over the course of the broadcast of the two games.

This has been the case all March Madness long. And Lily just doesn’t dominate the airwaves, because when you go online, you’ll find she’s the co-Queen on sponsored content “articles.” For the record the other Co-Queen is golfer-turned-professional Instagrammer Paige Spiranac (pictured below).

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2021 Final Four, National Championship Bingo Card/Drinking Game

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If you choose to imbibe off of this, please drink responsibly. If you create a Bingo card dervied from what follows, then please be responsible in your gaming. Just three games remain in the college basketball season, and if you’ll be tuning in, then this is a good list of what you’ll see and hear.

Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson will be announcing the Final Four and National Championship game, with a three hour, yes THREE HOURS pregame show hosted by Ernie Johnson. He’ll be joined by talking heads Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith, along with Seth Davis and Candace Parker.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs Bring Lots of Future NBA Talent to Final Four

The top overall seed, Gonzaga Bulldogs are absolutely streamrolling through the NCAA Tournament right now. Anything and everything can happen in the March Madness, but you have to respect the Zags, for the way they have been curb-stomping everyone thus far.

They’re not just winning, they’re covering the spread. And they’re not just covering the spread, they’re doing it with ease. As the Bulldogs go for the rarified air of the perfect season, let’s take a look at all the future NBA talent they have on the roster right now.

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Juwan Howard on Michigan’s Morale Support from Isaiah Livers this Tourney

As Michigan goes for their second Final Four in the last three NCAA Tournaments, and third in the last eight tonight, one shouldn’t forget about one of the guys who really got them where they are this season- Isaiah Livers. The team’s second leading scorer and minutes leader was really the guy who made Michigan go this season, but he remains out indefinitely with a stress fracture.

He’s missed the entire NCAA Tournament and he won’t be back if/when Michigan advances to the season’s final weekend. Livers, described as a “do-it-all forward who projects as a glue guy at the next level. A great outside shooter who is very efficient with his touches” by NBA Draft Room, has been out since Michigan’s Big Ten Tournament opener vs Maryland.

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