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

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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

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