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Prospect Report: Malik Monk Of Kentucky

After that remarkable first month-and-a-half of the season that I profiled in December, Malik Monk came down to Earth a little bit the rest of the way but nothing happened to dissuade most people from the notion that he is the most potent...Show More Summary

Prospect Report: Luke Kennard Of Duke

Luke Kennard started the season projected as a 2018 draft prospect on Draft Express and was first ranked in this year's class in February as a late first rounder. Four months later, the six-foot-six sharpshooter is currently ranked 13th...Show More Summary

Coach K advocates NBA to allow high school players into draft

Duke Blue Devils head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has continued to play the system to the best of his ability. Now that college basketball has morphed more into a one-and-done format for future NBA players, Coach K has had to change...Show More Summary

After a Devastating Injury, Xavier PG Edmond Sumner is Ready to Prove Himself in The NBA

When Xavier made their run to the Elite Eight during March Madness, they did so without one of their best players. Edmond Sumner—a redshirt sophomore point guard—was averaging 15 points, 5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Musketeers before he went down in January with a torn ACL. Show More Summary

Prospect Report: Donovan Mitchell Of Louisville

After a disappointing start to the season when he hit just 36.4% of his shots through the non-conference part of Louisville's schedule, Donovan Mitchell hit up the rest of the way, averaging 21.2 points per 40 minutes [1] on 40% three-point...Show More Summary

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Playoffs are in the books and one thing is clear: people like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The TV ratings reached record highs as two of the most dominant teams we've seen in NBA history rampaged through...Show More Summary

De’Aaron Fox’s father throws shade at LaVar Ball

Just a couple days after Father’s Day, we have ourselves some father-on-father shade at the top of the NBA draft lottery.In an interview with Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, De’Aaron Fox’s father Aaron took shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball.“My son already ate his a– up twice,” said the elder Fox. Show More Summary

NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. Is the Most Intriguing Prospect in the 2017 NBA Draft

“There are no parts of me that think I’m not ready for anything that comes at me in life.” – Dennis Smith Jr. There isn’t anyone entering the NBA Draft like Dennis Smith Jr. With his Ric Flair-like confidence and his array of skills,...Show More Summary

Kenny Smith’s son transferring to North Carolina

Kenny Smith played his collegiate basketball at North Carolina. Soon, his son will as well.K.J. Smith spent his freshman season at Pacific, where he played in 24 games and averaged 3.2 points per game. However, he said goodbye to the...Show More Summary

Fultz says he considered signing with Big Baller Brand

Markelle Fultz is almost certainly going to be the first overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, with the Sixers having traded up with Boston for the pick in a blockbuster deal over the weekend. As with most surefire top picks, Fultz has...Show More Summary

Josh Jackson appeared to take shot at Markelle Fultz

Josh Jackson, like the rest of us, heard the report that Markelle Fultz is headed to Philadelphia, which traded for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.Like many of us, it sure appears Jackson isn’t convinced adding Fultz to the mix in Philly will mean a lick in terms of wins and losses. Show More Summary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has criticism for LaVar Ball

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hasn’t been shy in the past about bashing LaVar Ball’s parenting style, and he’s also upset about the way Ball has treated college basketball.During an interview with 95.7 The Fanatic, the NBA and college basketball...Show More Summary

Fultz confirms trust in 'the process' on Instagram

Markelle Fultz is on board with the process.The likely No. 1 overall pick left a comment on a photo Joel Embiid posted of himself, Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Robert Covington, confirming that the much-maligned process is still well and truly beloved. Show More Summary

Markelle Fultz to work out for Sixers Saturday

There had not been much talk about Washington product Markelle Fultz working out for the Philadelphia 76ers. That all changed on Friday with reports surfacing that Philadelphia was in deep discussions with the Boston Celtics to acquire the No. Show More Summary

Markelle Fultz on Lonzo Ball: ‘I’m going to try to beat him in everything’

They were rivals for one season in the Pac-12. They will also be linked to one another for years in the NBA. Former Washington standout Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball of the UCLA Bruins are not expected to go in the top five of the 2017 NBA Draft. Where they go remains up in the air. Show More Summary

Frank Kaminsky trolls NCAA over vacated wins: “do they still get to keep the money?”

Former Wisconsin Badgers’ forward and current Charlotte Hornet Frank Kaminsky has previously taken shots at the NCAA for not paying players, and he did so again Friday in relation to the organization’s sanctions against Louisville’s men’s basketball team, which seem likely to include vacating their 2013 NCAA championship and numerous other games. Show More Summary

Prospect Report: Lauri Markkanen Of Arizona

Lauri Markkanen enrolled at Arizona as a highly touted pro prospect after impressive appearances in FIBA junior events for four straight years, and I think it's fair to say the seven-foot gunner from Finland met expectations. His rebounding...Show More Summary

WATCH: Lakers Workout Washington's Markelle Fultz (FULL INTERVIEW)

The Los Angeles Lakers worked out Markelle Fultz on Thursday morning, projected by most to get drafted with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Fultz talks about in what ways UCLA's Lonzo Ball has motivated him to be better and compares...Show More Summary

Louisville basketball sanctions: five-game suspension for Rick Pitino, possible vacated title?

The NCAA has announced sanctions against the Louisville Cardinals for former director of basketball operations Andre McGee’s role in arranging sex and striptease performances for recruits, and they include a five-game suspension for head coach Rick Pitino for failure to monitor McGee’s activities. Show More Summary

Sindarius Thornwell shares bizarre question NBA team asked him

Prospects who are hoping to be drafted by professional sports organizations often have to go through an extensive interview process, and some of the questions they’re asked are downright strange. Former South Carolina star SindariusShow More Summary

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