NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams hopes to be taken among the top 15 picks (www.huffingtonpost.com)

Michael Carter-Williams hopes to be taken among the top 15 picks (www.huffingtonpost.com)

Having a well-rounded, 6’6″ point guard could really help any team, and that’s exactly what Syracuse point man Michael Carter-Williams is bringing to the table. Utilizing his game that consists of a nice combination of tempo control, passing, handles, leadership, and intellect, MCW is a tempting option looking forward to draft day. The only problem is, many of the teams with top picks already have their point guard position filled with names like Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan is fast.  Doubt his speed, and he'll make you pay (sportsnashville.wordpress.com)

Isaiah Canaan is fast. Doubt his speed, and he’ll make you pay (sportsnashville.wordpress.com)

Most college teams prefer to play at a gradual pace that will allow their squads to move up the floor briskly, but not fast enough to tire all their players out. With that in mind, Isaiah Canaan may be the biggest change-of-pace threat within the 2013 Draft, and that’s not a pun on his size either. While only measuring 6-foot-nothing at the combine, Canaan can do things many others on the court can’t, such as putting his team on his back, and running them Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be great at the next level, or just one dimensional (hawksbasketblog.com)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be great at the next level, or just one dimensional (hawksbasketblog.com)

After all that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has accomplished in his two years at Georgia, it’s a wonder that more people haven’t heard his name thrown around as a top prospect in the Draft class of 2013. Caldwell-Pope (or KCP, as some are now referring to him as) has performed admirably for an otherwise less than stellar Bulldogs squad in his time in Athens, and yet isn’t being mentioned in the same sentence as Ben McLemore and/or Victor Oladipo. Caldwell-Pope was even named to the Coaches’ Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Trey Burke

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

As much as the NBA is shrinking in stature, size still trumps all. Otherwise, the average fan would have heard Trey Burke’s name many more times by now in regards to who should be selected first overall in next month’s Draft. Burke –who won just about every award this year aside from the Academy Award for Best Actor –even led the Michigan Wolverines back to the National Championship game, something that Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown could make plenty of unexpected noise at the next level (backingthepack.com)

Lorenzo Brown could make plenty of unexpected noise at the next level (backingthepack.com)

In the time since C.J. Leslie’s arrival in Raleigh, the Wolfpack (no Hangover pun intended) have been completely revitalized as a competitive collegiate basketball program. It’s no surprise, though, that most of N.C. State’s success has also hinged on the play of one of the nation’s more premier passers, Lorenzo Brown. Brown –who over his time at N.C. State helped to Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Vander Blue

Vander Blue hopes to attract teams with his outstanding NCAA Tourney performance (www.foxsportsradio.com)

Vander Blue hopes to attract teams with his outstanding NCAA Tourney performance (www.foxsportsradio.com)

The only thing that’s arguably as good as a dominant guard, is one who can stop them. Bring up the ability to guard more than one position and athleticism and you’ll be speaking Vander Blue’s language, but add talks of offensive consistency and you’ll probably lose him. The 6’5″, 197 lb junior out of Marquette does have his high points, hoping to sell his rising stock Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is seeing comparisons to Cavs big man Tristan Thompson (www.draftexpress.com)

Anthony Bennett is seeing comparisons to Cavs big man Tristan Thompson (www.draftexpress.com)

 

The pure power forward position seems to be somewhat of a dying breed in the NBA today. Many teams are utilizing forwards that specialize in a single area like primarily rebounding, blocking, or scoring, but the combination of the all-around pure power forward hasn’t been seen as often as past eras. UNLV big man Anthony Bennett is bringing some love for the less often seen position back to the league, proving to be the best pure power forward in the draft class and drawing comparisons to the Cavaliers’ Continue reading