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

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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: 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 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: Trey Burke

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

Trey Burke is looking to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but it might not happen (sbnation.com)

As much as the NBA is shrinking in stature, size still trumps all. Otherwise, the average fan would have heard Trey Burke’s name many more times by now in regards to who should be selected first overall in next month’s Draft. Burke –who won just about every award this year aside from the Academy Award for Best Actor –even led the Michigan Wolverines back to the National Championship game, something that Continue reading