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Patrick Williams’ Potential is Through the Roof

Looking to join Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley as the only “one-and-done” prospects in Florida State program history, Patrick Williams has the kind of raw athleticism and youth that could potentially make him one of the greatest Seminoles to ever reach the NBA. Coming out of West Charlotte High School,…

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NBA Draft 2020: Don’t Sleep on DePaul Forward Paul Reed

Front offices long to find sleepers in the NBA Draft. Teams often overlook them because said players lack ideal size, don’t play meaningful games against the right competition and/or have a limited offensive repertoire. Smart scouts and general managers look past ideals and notice key traits such as how athleticism, basketball IQ, tools and marked…

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2020 NBA Draft: Upside Should Win Out with James Wiseman

Three games is all James Wiseman got during this college career at the University of Memphis. The NCAA ruled him ineligible early in the season in a complex and unfair situation where head coach Penny Hardaway allegedly acted improperly in getting Wiseman’s family to move to Memphis. The young center’s college career ended, and he…

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2020 NBA Draft: How High Should Aleksej Pokusevski Go?

Following in the footsteps of great international bigs like Arvydas Sabonis, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Gasol, 7-foot German forward Aleksej Pokusevski has the talent and skills to have earned a spot among the youngest projected draft picks in this age-limit era. Before the likes of Kristaps Porzingis or Luka Doncic burst onto the scene and…

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Ayo Dosunmu Has ‘Chicago’s Next Star’ Written All Over Him

Only two words describe why Illinois sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu returned to the Fighting Illini this season: unfinished business. Being a Chicago native from Morgan Park, Dosunmu’s reason for staying home was to help coach Brad Underwood turn the university’s basketball program around. “I just want to bring good days back for basketball at Illinois, and…

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Grading New York Knicks’ Mid-Lottery NBA Draft Targets

There is always hope in the next New York Knicks draft pick. Despite the franchise’s frustrating recent history and tumultuous management, there’s a buzz and eagerness to talk about the future in Leon Rose’s first offseason as team president. The talent at the top of this year’s draft isn’t particularly stellar, so many franchises may…

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2020 NBA Draft: The International Men of Mystery

There’s a lot of talent to be found all around the world, and more front offices are searching through Europe, Asia, South America, etc. to find the next great import. This season, 108 players from 38 countries were on an NBA roster for opening night, which includes reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Even though the league…

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NBA Draft 2020: Seniors Primed for Instant NBA Impact

The NBA Draft is about value as much as it is talent. If somebody is talented, they hold value to a team looking to employ the most skilled players possible. But value can also be derived from non-basketball skills in ways that distort the picture on draft night. Franchises are making investments when they use…

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What Daishen Nix’s Decision Means for College Basketball, NBA G League

As Benjamin Franklin once pointed out, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Were he still alive to be quoted today, Franklin might have added: “…And committing to play sports at a major university.” Sure enough, that sure-thing, hard commitment from one of the nation’s top high school…

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NBA Draft 2020: Age isn’t the Number to Focus on for Payton Pritchard

Oregon Senior guard Payton Pritchard may be one of the best point guards production-wise in the entire draft. He was having a career-year while leading the Ducks to a 24-7 record that earned them the No. 13 spot on the NCAA men’s basketball AP Top 25 poll. Averaging 20.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists on…

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