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 [ . . . ]
Julian Champagnie returned to St. John’s for his junior season after testing the NBA draft waters in 2021, pulling out due to a wrist injury affecting his shot. This college basketball season, he leads the Big East in points per game (19.2) for the second consecutive season and is arguably the best pro prospect in the conference as the head of the snake for a [ . . . ]
Earlier this week, Hoops Prospects launched the “Hoops Prospects Podcast” (HPP). In the first-ever episode of HPP, TJ Brown and I discussed the Big East and the top pro prospects in the conference. We were joined by guest John Fanta, a broadcaster for Fox Sports and the host of the “Big East Shootaround.” A clip from the show is below. Moving forward, each week, various [ . . . ]
The first month of the college season is in the books, and per usual, there have been plenty of surprises. Many of the projected lottery picks for the 2022 NBA Draft have underwhelmed, while numerous unheralded prospects have put themselves on the radar. Here’s a quick look at who is hot and who is not.
Just before the tipoff of the 2021-22 season, Hoops Prospects talked with Nate Laszewski, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound senior forward from Notre Dame. As a junior, Nate had a breakout season, averaging 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and posting excellent shooting splits: 59 percent from the floor, 43 percent from deep, and 71 percent from the foul line. He also led the ACC with [ . . . ]
A potential first-round pick, Colorado’s Jabari Walker sat down with Hoops Prospects before the start of this season. He discussed many topics, including the outlook for the 2021-22 Buffs, his personal goals for his sophomore campaign, his father Samaki (a former Los Angels Laker), March Madness, shattering backboards, and ping pong. Last season, Walker earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors, averaging 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds [ . . . ]
The Fresno State Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start this season, led by junior Orlando Robinson. A Preseason All-MWC selection, Robinson is averaging 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game. Compared to last season, the 21-year-old center/power forward appears stronger and more assertive. In short, he looks like a man on a mission, less than five months after [ . . . ]
The college basketball season is here, and I am making my annual forecast, ranking the top 50 teams in the nation, including capsules for the top 25 schools. Enjoy the season. I know that I will.