Isaac Okoro

2020 Collaborative NBA Mock Draft

October 19, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

Back in September, members of the Hoops Prospects staff (Lee Branscome, TJ Brown, Riley Millett, and myself) plus two friends of the site (Dustin Barnes and Coleman Klein) got together for the first-ever HP Collaborative NBA Mock Draft.  Each participant represented multiple teams in the draft (see below), and each started with 10 picks.  Unfortunately, Lee had to leave the draft at the end of [ . . . ]

Tyler Hagedorn

Tyler Hagedorn Scouting Report

October 15, 2020 Toyloy Brown III 0

Tyler Hagedorn, from the University of South Dakota, is a front-court player with pro potential, largely due to his three-point shooting and his overall efficiency on the offensive end. This past season for the Coyotes, he made the All-Summit League first team, earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 first-team honors, and became the third Coyote in the Division I era to average [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Kira Lewis

#NBATwitter Mock Draft

October 12, 2020 R. C. Harris 0

There are plenty of knowledgable NBA fans who spend hours on Twitter exchanging ideas and debating all sorts of basketball-related issues, including the NBA Draft. To include those fans and make use of their collective intelligence, I began a mock draft under the hashtag #NBATwitter in September. The draft selections are made by utilizing Twitter polling, which features a maximum of four choices, though write-in [ . . . ]

Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane Scouting Report

September 26, 2020 Riley Millette 0

When asked to think about iconic moments in NBA history today, some of us automatically think about dunks. Vince Carter’s 2000 Dunk Contest will certainly not be forgotten for a long time. But when May comes around (or August if the year is 2020) and the playoffs begin, something changes.  Think about the most famous postseason play you can remember. Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer [ . . . ]

Sam Merrill

Off-the-radar Seniors

September 23, 2020 Toyloy Brown III 0

Seniors in college basketball are commonly the forgotten prospects in the NBA draft. From time to time, evaluators and fans will deem relative old age (anything above 21 years old) as a major red flag that undoubtedly predetermines how good a player will be.  Most of the attention in the NBA draft is unquestionably given to the talented underclassmen in college and the young international [ . . . ]