NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Archie Goodwin

Is Archie Goodwin ready for the next level? (www.kentuckysportsradio.com)

Is Archie Goodwin ready for the next level? (www.kentuckysportsradio.com)

Archie Goodwin is a 6’5″ point guard from Kentucky that has all the tools to make a name and game for himself in the NBA. He is an impressive physical specimen at his position that has received comparisons to Tyreke Evans which is quite a compliment to be paid. Offensively he can be quite the handful and opponents never know what he’s going to hit them with, while defensively and fundamentally he lacks the basics to make him successful in all areas. The upside Continue reading

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Rudy Gobert

Gobert's length is among the combine's best seen to date (www.draftexpress.com)

Gobert’s length is among the combine’s best seen to date (www.draftexpress.com)

Freakishly athletic centers like DeAndre Jordan and Javale McGee have found roles as rebounding and defensive powerhouses for their respective teams. Cholet Frenchmen Rody Gobert isn’t sporting the same physical build as Jordan or McGee, but his length, efficiency, and awareness might find him a similar role on a team in this year’s draft. He’s certainly not a heaven-sent offensive weapon, but he’s Continue reading

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

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: Jamaal Franklin

Jamaal Franklin's time at SDSU was well spent, will it result in the draft stock he's hoping for? (www.zimbio.com)

Jamaal Franklin’s time at SDSU was well spent, will it result in the draft stock he’s hoping for? (www.zimbio.com)

Jamaal Franklin, the 6’5″ athletic beast out of San Diego State, has been slotted as a possible first round pick by packing plenty of potential for a number of teams (In our draft: didn’t make first round by Nate, 18th to Atlanta by Connor). Labeled by some scouts as a Tasmanian Devil 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: 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