Most hoops fans have probably never heard of him, but Kevin Hervey has been one of the best players in college basketball since 2015. Such is life in the Sun Belt Conference. Hervey is arguably the most accomplished player in UT Arlington basketball history, leaving the program as the all-time career leader in total rebounds and double-doubles, second all-time in points scored, and fifth all-time in 3-point field goals made.
Over the last eight years, Alize Johnson has gone from being a virtual unknown to a draft prospect that is on everyone’s radar, and the path that he has traveled has been anything but straight and easy. He’s made it this far with hard work, determination, and grittiness, and those traits show up in his game.
The NBA’s deadline for early entries declaring for the draft is fast approaching (April 22). Many have already declared or announced that they are staying in school, and this year, like every year, I am surprised by some of the decisions because the chances for failure appear to far outweigh the chances for success. Of course, it is not fair of me to judge anyone’s [ . . . ]
The college basketball season started just four weeks ago, and we have already seen some amazing hoops. The usual holiday events were bolstered this season by the 16-team PK80 mega tournament. In the “Motion Bracket” of the PK80, the final four alone (Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, and Texas) produced three overtime games and a thrilling championship, with Duke overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat Florida by [ . . . ]
The focus of Hoops Prospects is evaluating talent for pro basketball, and our current watch list consists of more than 300 draft-eligible prospects who are either playing college basketball or international pro ball. With the start of the college season right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to tally the players on our watch list and rank the top 25 teams based [ . . . ]
And the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft is . . . Slovenia’s Luka Doncic, according to our initial 2017-18 Mock Draft. Nearly an infinite number of things could change between now and June’s actual draft, but right now, we like the all-around, polished game that the young Real Madrid star brings to the table. We are currently projecting Doncic to be taken by [ . . . ]
There is a special excitement in the air as the NBA tips off its 72nd season on Tuesday night. The offseason was historic, as a number of marquee players switched teams, and those changes, combined with a deep draft class, have fans thinking that someone other than the Warriors and Cavaliers could be in the NBA Finals. Can Golden State be challenged? Is this the [ . . . ]
It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that phrase might best describe how Hoops Prospects came about. There are millions of basketball fans around the World – it’s the second most popular sport on the planet – and a portion of those fans cannot wait to get a glimpse of the future and find out who will be the stars of tomorrow. [ . . . ]