Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey Scouting Report

October 13, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

NBA-level basketball players don’t always come from a lineage of successful athletes, but it does not hurt your chances to inherit strong genes. Saddiq Bey’s mother was the MVP of the UNC-Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team for the 1997-98 season, and has always been a positive force in his life. Drewana Bey is an educator; she instilled a strong work ethic and a positive attitude [ . . . ]

Kylor Kelley

Kylor Kelley Scouting Report

July 30, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

Every draft class has its own unique storylines behind the individual players. This year is no exception, and Kylor Kelley certainly brings his own interesting tale to the table. The seven-foot senior hails from the bustling metropolis of Gervais, Oregon, which boasts a population of 2,748 and is approximately 30 miles south of Portland.  Lackluster academic performance, health issues and a need for physical maturation [ . . . ]

Tyrese Haliburton

Charlotte Hornets’ Needs and Possible Picks

June 25, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

I took part in the most recent version of Hoops Prospects Mock Draft. In this mock, I was contributing to the selection of each pick, but also primarily focused on Charlotte. As the draft unfolded, I made conscious decisions for the Hornets, and have provided a quick “state of the franchise” update below, along with the reasoning behind each selection.  At the beginning of the [ . . . ]

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams Scouting Report

June 18, 2020 Lee Branscome 0

Although he arrived in Tallahassee as a consensus Top 25 recruit in the country, Patrick Williams did not simply waltz into Leonard Hamilton’s starting lineup.  Coming off the bench, Williams generated impressive production as part of the deepest lineup in the country; eleven players averaged at least nine minutes a game, including another lottery-pick hopeful, Devin Vassell. Nonetheless, when you turn on the Florida State [ . . . ]

Immanuel Quickley

Immanuel Quickley Scouting Report

May 12, 2020 Lee Branscome 1

This time last year, Immanuel Quickley would not have registered as a blip on the radar of the NBA Draft experts. A lot can change in 12 months. The off-ball sharpshooter transformed himself from a sparingly used reserve guard as a freshman into the SEC Player of the Year and third-team All-American in just a year.  In the 2018-19′ season, UK, rarely hurting for NBA [ . . . ]