Jabari Walker

Jabari Walker Scouting Report

August 26, 2022 Allison Polhemus 0

In 2020, Jabari Walker, son of former NBA player Samaki Walker, chose the University of Colorado (CU) to start his college career after receiving many other Division I offers. The combination of Coach Tad Boyle’s developmental skills and Walker’s high-energy playing style proved fruitful for the Buffaloes. Walker was one of the main reasons CU won 44 of 65 (68%) games over the past two [ . . . ]

Stanley Umude Scouting Report

August 24, 2022 Allison Polhemus 0

From South Dakota to Arkansas, to a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, Stanley Umude makes a name for himself wherever he goes. Originally starting his collegiate career with South Dakota, Umude was a three-time All-Summit selection, who averaged 21.5 points (ranked ninth in the nation) and seven rebounds per game in his last season with the Coyotes (2021). During that senior season with South [ . . . ]

Trevor Keels

Trevor Keels Scouting Report

August 14, 2022 Daniel Schulman 0

Trevor Keels entered Duke as a highly touted five-star combo guard out of Fairfax, Virginia, but he wasn’t originally considered to be a one-and-done prospect. However, he burst onto the college scene when he scored 25 points in his career debut against Kentucky, leading to Keels appearing in mock drafts as a first-round prospect, after not appearing on many draft boards (“Big Boards”) prior to [ . . . ]

Jared Rhoden

Jared Rhoden Scouting Report

August 10, 2022 Allison Polhemus 0

Jared Rhoden, a two-way player and a good athlete, had a stellar run during his last season with Seton Hall. After teammate Sandro Mamukelashvili was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021, Rhoden had to take on a larger role for the Pirates during his senior season. He averaged 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, earning him a spot on the All-Big East first-team [ . . . ]

Hoops Prospects

2022 NBA Draft Composite Rankings

June 23, 2022 R. C. Harris 0

The 2022 NBA Draft is here, and the major draft sites have finalized their “big boards.”  Each year at this time, I post NBA Draft Composite Rankings, which involves combining the draft/big boards from some of the more respected sources (listed below).  By doing this, two things are achieved: 1) it gives our readers a good idea where the players may be drafted, and 2) [ . . . ]

2022 NBA Draft

2022 Group Mock Draft — 1st & 2nd Rounds

June 22, 2022 R. C. Harris 0

For the third consecutive year, Hoops Prospects held a group mock draft, a true collective effort that involved a lot of work from the entire staff.   The 30 NBA teams were divided among five HP writers/analysts, including myself.  Below are the results of both rounds, including comments from the person who made the pick.  Trades were permitted as long as they were approved by the [ . . . ]

Jalen Williams

Draft Stock Watch

June 19, 2022 Connor Youngberg 0

The wait is nearly over. The NBA Draft is just days away, but many prospects still do not know if their name will be called on June 23. The NBA Draft Combine wrapped up on May 22, and a number of players saw their stock rise or fall depending on their measurements, as well as how they played. Prospects also have conducted multiple interviews and [ . . . ]

Hoops Prospects

March Madness Picks

March 15, 2022 R. C. Harris 0

Need help with your bracket?  Listen to the latest HPP episode, as our staff goes through the entire 2022 men’s bracket, making all 67 picks, culminating with the eventual champion.  Co-hosts Eric Kerr, TJ Brown, and Rich Harris are joined by Tyler Hagedorn of the Maine Celtics (from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport).  The foursome also made their individual Final Four and Champion predictions, which are [ . . . ]