Unicorn-like, Vrenz Bleijenbergh is one of the top NBA prospects in Europe. He has a rare combination of size, mobility, ball-handling skills, and playmaking ability. He currently plays for the Antwerp Giants in the EuroMillions League in Belgium. The 6-foot-11 Antwerp native is capable of playing at any spot on the floor, though his hometown club mainly uses him as wing with secondary ball-handling responsibilities. [ . . . ]
Chris Duarte has acclimated himself to new places for better opportunity, and his latest season at the University of Oregon has solidified him as a dependable NBA prospect. Duarte was born in Montreal, Canada before moving to Puerto Plata of the Dominican Republic. Quickly making a name for himself, he moved to New York to play for Redemption Christian Academy in his junior year. By [ . . . ]
Versatility — that’s what Jayvon Graves considers to be his best trait as a basketball prospect, and with good reason. The 6-foot-3 senior can defend guards and wings, and on the other end of the court, he can run the point, play off the ball, and score from all three levels. Most importantly, he is willing to take on various roles, which is exactly what [ . . . ]
This week, Nathan Grubel of DraftDeeper.com and I sat down to wrap up the Final Four and discuss the draft stock of some prospects who played in the NCAA Tournament, including Baylor’s outstanding trio of guards, Jalen Suggs, Cade Cunningham, Jaime Jaquez, Johnny Juzang, and Max Abmas.
The 2021 NCAA Tournament may turn out to be the craziest ever. According to the NCAA, the first two rounds featured a record number of upsets (12), based on the organization’s definition of being at least five seeds apart. In all, 16 lower seeds defeated higher seeds — 10 in the first round and six in the second, which equates to exactly one third of [ . . . ]
A little more than a month away from March Madness, and it’s time to take a look at the draft stock for a number of prospects. Many teams have been handicapped by frequent COVID-19 interruptions, and the sample size for a number of players is rather small. Younger players have been especially affected by the shortened season, and teams heavily relying on multiple freshmen have [ . . . ]