NBA Rookie Class Mock Draft: Version 2.0

Another week, another mock draft, and there has been plenty of movement amongst the guys' selections (hoopsworld.com)

Another week, another mock draft, and there has been plenty of movement amongst the guys’ selections (hoopsworld.com)

After a rousing week of more player profiles and Draft related conversations, Nate and Connor decided to take another stab at a mock draft. Once again, the mock only covers the first round, yet there have been many changes from the week before, including one of the guys’ first overall selections: Continue reading

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NBA Rookie Class Draft Conversation: What Should the Cleveland Cavaliers Do?

Could Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and the Cavs use the No. 1 pick, or would they be better trading it away? (cleveland.com)

Could Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and the Cavs use the No. 1 pick, or would they be better trading it away? (cleveland.com)

Here at NBA Rookie Class, we figured it’s about time to start debating, and what better topic than the NBA Draft? In the first ever debate, our insiders Connor and Nate discuss what they think the Cleveland Cavaliers should do with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Carrick Felix

Has staying in school hurt Carrick Felix's draft stock?  He hopes not (azfrontrow.com)

Has staying in school hurt Carrick Felix’s draft stock? He hopes not (azfrontrow.com)

When Carrick Felix began his career at Arizona State University, many would have scoffed at the idea of him Felix having a legitimate shot of making it to the NBA. Now, after a rather successful senior season in Tempe –during which he averaged 14.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game –Felix has a chance to be the most successful Sun Devil prospect since James Harden. Combine his rapid on-court maturation with his impressive combine measurements, it seems as though Felix has Continue reading

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: 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: 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