A breakout sophomore season in which he averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds per game, Memphis Tigers' shooting guard/small forward Will Barton earned Conference USA Player of the Year honors. As a result, the Baltimore native decided to leave school early and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. Even with those accolades, he remains a borderline first round pick. … [Read more...] about Can Memphis’ Will Barton sneak into 1st round of 2012 NBA Draft?
NBA Draft Combine
After initially announcing his intention to return to Baylor for his sophomore season, Quincy Miller had a change of heart and declared for the 2012 NBA Draft. "At first, I was listening to everybody else's opinion instead my own," Miller admitted at the NBA Draft Combine. "Ever since I was younger, I just wanted to play in the NBA so I was like I might as well go follow my … [Read more...] about Did Baylor’s Quincy Miller make a mistake by entering NBA Draft?
Xavier Musketeers point guard Tu Holloway benefits this June from being in a very weak point guard draft class. He's not a blue-chip prospect, but he's better than much of the competition. What works against him is his height. His lack of size turns off some NBA scouts. Holloway made the cut for the combine, and met the media yesterday. How's the process going for him? Watch … [Read more...] about Xavier Musketeers PG Tu Holloway headed to NBA? (combine video)
With the NBA Draft Combine rolling through Chicago this week, you probably saw a ton of very tall young men strolling down Michigan Avenue. Or at least more near-seven-footers than usual; especially on the Magnificent Mile, where the draft combine's media activities were held. No doubt the star of this year's session is Anthony Davis, the Chicago product who dominated for … [Read more...] about NBA Combine in Chicago: Anthony Davis unites local and national interest
The NBA released the list of 60 players who will attend the 2012 NBA Draft combine June 7th and 8th in Chicago. Here is the list based on how I have each player ranked by position. Click here for The Sports Bank's 2012 NBA Mock Draft. … [Read more...] about 2012 NBA Draft Combine participants
Marquette small forward Jimmy Butler was one of 54 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last month. He'll soon be heading back down I-94 again, this time as a member of the Chicago Bulls . GM Gar Forman selected him with the 30th (last) pick in the first round of the draft last night. Forman talked with the media after the draft about Butler, and said he … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Jimmy Butler Joins the Chicago Bulls
Other than Marquette and Wisconsin, I have watched more Arizona Wildcat games in the past two seasons than any other team. (And remember, I have watched more than 900 college basketball games in the past three years.) Seeing Derrick Williams' meteoric rise on NBA Draft boards during that time has been rather remarkable. And now, barring a crazy trade or some dumb David Kahn … [Read more...] about Is Arizona’s Derrick Williams a Power Forward or Small Forward in the NBA?
There seems to be a consensus #1 regarding the 2011 NBA Draft- Duke's franchise building point guard Kyrie Irving. Although, the Cleveland Cavaliers do have some strength at the position, so they may consider Arizona's Derrick Williams at the #1 spot. Irving probably will go #1 despite playing in just 8 college basketball games, but if the Cavs don't take him, I'm sure the … [Read more...] about Duke’s Kyrie Irving, #1 Overall Pick? (NBA Draft Combine Video)