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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Hoops Prospects Podcast

Announcing “Hoops Prospects Podcast”

February 19, 2022 R. C. Harris 0

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 [ . . . ]

Jaden Ivey

Draft Stock Watch

December 4, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

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.  

Nate Laszewski

Nate Laszewski Interview and Scouting Video

November 22, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

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 [ . . . ]

Drew Timme

2021-22 College Basketball Preview

November 9, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

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.

Tyler Herro

2021-22 NBA Fearless Forecast

October 19, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

The NBA season is upon us, and it’s time for Hoops Prospects’ annual NBA Fearless Forecast, featuring projected wins and potential breakout players for each team, plus predictions for the Association’s season-end awards.