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

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: 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

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Giannis Antetokounmpo

There's plenty of mystery surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo (spurstalk.com)

There’s plenty of mystery surrounding Giannis Antetokounmpo (spurstalk.com)

Not much is known about the interesting prospect from Greece –very few even know how to properly pronounce his name –but what we do know is that he’s an extremely interesting and intriguing player that will most likely hear his name called on Draft night.  There must be something, though, that has “the Greek Freak” on everyone’s draft board, even while being labeled as one of the biggest Continue reading

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: C.J. Aiken

Aiken's potential is one of his most valuable traits (grfx.cstv.com)

Aiken’s potential is one of his most valuable traits (grfx.cstv.com)

 

In a league where wingspan and athleticism are becoming more prevalent, St. Joseph’s junior small forward C.J. Aiken is certainly bringing potential to the table. In fact, his fluid game and natural knack on the Continue reading