NBA Draft small school sleeper prospect: Scott Machado

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It happens every year, the mid-major guy who slips through the NBA Draft cracks. That is until we reach the Combine, and the you loudly hear the buzz  of scouts, about the small school stud. This year it’s Scott Machado of Iona.

Here’s where  we have Machado going in our latest mock draft

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NCAA Tournament: West Regional bracket breakdown

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Warning: I will not be responsible if you copy these brackets and are out of your NCAA Tournament pool by Sunday.  However, if you do listen to my college basketball wisdom and win some money, I want 20% of the pot or at least a shout-out on your twitter or facebook page.  In my opinion, the West Regional is the deepest and has the most exciting possible match-ups of the four regionals as it features ten teams who won their conference tournaments and enter the Big Dance playing a high level of basketball.

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2012 NBA Draft Stock Report (11/22/11)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  These early pre-season tournaments give players great exposure matching up against marquee opponents on national television.  In this week’s addition,  a pair of highly touted freshman point guards look like they have a ways to go before being NBA ready while a Duke big man is finally looking like a legit lottery prospect.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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#65 Iona Gaels: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The MAAC figures to be a two horse race between Iona and Fairfield this season.  The Gaels return their top four scorers and two All-MAAC First Team members who lead the team into the season.

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