NBA Draft Prospect Profile: James Ennis

James Ennis is another young SG/SF looking to make his mark on the draft, and possibly the league (www.zimbio.com)

James Ennis is another young SG/SF looking to make his mark on the draft, and possibly the league (www.zimbio.com)

Many new young, explosives guards and forwards in the league have begun to show sparks of their true potential (Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, James Harden). James Ennis, a 6’7″ senior out of Long Beach State, is hoping to channel some of that potential in his own game, reflective of the previously mentioned cast of characters. It might come surprising to some, but he’s actually working with some Continue reading

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: DeWayne Dedmon

DeWayne Dedmon could be a force to be reckoned with...if he figures out how to stay on the court (sbnation.com)

DeWayne Dedmon could be a force to be reckoned with…if he figures out how to stay on the court (sbnation.com)

Over the past several years, the University of Southern California has produced its fair share of professional football players. Even more impressive, though, has been the rate at which USC has been turning out productive NBA players over the past few drafts. After the likes of Nikola Vucevic and Taj Gibson, DeWayne Dedmon is hoping to be the next young big man to make a name for himself out of the land of Trojans. After two seasons of averaging 7.1 ppg and 6.4 rpg, Dedmon is taking his talents from Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Gorgui Dieng

Dieng's premier defense is among the draft's best (www.arizona.sbnation.com(

Dieng’s premier defense is among the draft’s best (www.arizona.sbnation.com(

A year ago, Gorgui Deng’s game wasn’t polished enough to get him the same attention he’s recently been receiving. Nowadays, the 6’11” Big East Defensive Player of the Year is ditching his bad habits (starting with fast-food) and ironing out an attractive resume with hopes of being chosen as a lottery pick being the best passing big man in the draft (had more assists than both Peyton Siva, Trey Burke, and every other guard in the Tourney Championship Game), and arguably the best defensive one. We mentioned the Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Brandon Davies

Remember this guy?  He hopes some GM's do, too (zimbio.com)

Remember this guy? He hopes some GM’s do, too (zimbio.com)

What if I told you that Jimmer Fredette wasn’t the most instrumental player on the BYU Cougars just a few seasons ago when the sharpshooter won over America’s heart? What if, instead, it was someone who didn’t even play in the most pivotal part of BYU’s season? While the country was busy falling in love with “The Jimmer”, some started to realize Continue reading

NBA Rookie Class Mock Draft: Version 1.0

Where will Shane Larkin, Alex Len, Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel, and Anthony Bennett land? Our writers decide (hoopsworld.com)

Where will Shane Larkin, Alex Len, Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel, and Anthony Bennett land? Our writers decide (hoopsworld.com)

Here at NBA Rookie Class, it’s about time a bit of a rivalry began. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the staff gets along pretty well, and has no qualms with one another. Yet, when it comes to mock draft’s, everyone thinks Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Seth Curry

Curry looks to continue a family tradition of lights-out shooting in the NBA (www.flickr.com)

Curry looks to continue a family tradition of lights-out shooting in the NBA (www.flickr.com)

If you’re a basketball player, the last name Curry is a pretty good one to have. Father Dell Curry began the family tradition finishing his career with a sound three point shooting percentage of just over 40 percent. Then came Stephen Curry, who broke a fair share of Davidson and NCAA three point records, is currently shooting just Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Allen Crabbe

Allen Crabbe will look to make his voice heard at the next level (bigstory.ap.com)

Allen Crabbe will look to make his voice heard at the next level (bigstory.ap.com)

In the heart of the country, Ben McLemore and Victor Oladipo have been making their presence known. Down south, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been fighting to be included in the upper echelon of shooting guards in the 2013 Draft class. And out west, Allen Crabbe has quietly put together a very well rounded resume that could either help him sneak into the first round, or fall out of everyone’s mind completely. Yet with numbers like 18.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, and a third-round appearance in this year’s NCAA Tournament against Continue reading