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2020 NBA Draft: Devin Vassell is the Best 3-and-D Prospect in Years

At this point, the consensus has been formed: This 2020 NBA Draft class may end up being historically weak. It’s hard not to talk about this as a major storyline entering draft season, as the pessimism around truly elite prospects will color the entire process. There’s a certain ceiling that is understood to accompany NBA…

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2020 NBA Draft: Do Tyrese Haliburton’s Strengths Overcome His Flaws?

In such an uncertain environment, there is little about the 2020 NBA Draft that is certain. Workouts will be affected, as will combines, testing information and in-person interviews. Scouts no longer have the NCAA Tournament as a one-stop-shop to conveniently evaluate. How will the draft order even be determined in a season without playoffs? We’re…

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2020 NBA Draft: How Valuable is the Craftiness of Tre Jones?

In such an uncertain environment, there is little about the 2020 NBA Draft that is certain. Workouts will be affected, as will combines, testing information and in-person interviews. Scouts no longer have the NCAA Tournament as a one-stop-shop to conveniently evaluate. How will the draft order even be determined in a season without playoffs? We’re…

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NBA Draft Profile: Isaac Okoro is 2020’s Defensive Sleeper

Auburn’s explosive freshman Isaac Okoro wasn’t on everyone’s first-round NBA Draft projections entering the 2019-20 season. He wasn’t a McDonald’s All-American or a Jordan Brand Classic participant. But now he’s in nearly everyone’s lottery picture, thanks to an elite defensive profile and a resourceful offensive skill set. The 6’6” Georgia native has the makings of…

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Potential 3-Point Flamethrowers in the 2020 NBA Draft

These days, who doesn’t love a good sharpshooter from 3? If the 2019 NBA Draft was proof of anything, general managers are among those who dig the long ball. The second-round was littered with 3-point shooting specialists, from Carsen Edwards of the Boston Celtics to Kyle Guy of the Sacramento Kings. Every team needs a…

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Professional Collegiate League Provides New Path to NBA

There are conflicts inherent in the experiences of college basketball players in the NCAA. Whether that takes the form of not being able to choose certain majors because the class schedule conflicts with sports commitments or well-documented “paper classes” designed to keep athletes academically eligible without them doing any actual classwork, the academic experience of…

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the ‘Other’ Star From 2018’s NBA Draft Class

The NBA has seemingly forgotten about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (again). But don’t worry, that’s not going to last much longer. SGA was overlooked entering college as well. Though he was offered and accepted a scholarship to the University of Kentucky, he wasn’t the traditional five-star recruit that John Calipari and Big Blue Nation had been accustomed…

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