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 [ . . . ]

Jalen Williams

Draft Stock Watch

June 19, 2022 Connor Youngberg 0

The wait is nearly over. The NBA Draft is just days away, but many prospects still do not know if their name will be called on June 23. The NBA Draft Combine wrapped up on May 22, and a number of players saw their stock rise or fall depending on their measurements, as well as how they played. Prospects also have conducted multiple interviews and [ . . . ]

Julian Champagnie

Julian Champagnie Scouting Report

February 20, 2022 Toyloy Brown III 0

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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Jabari Walker

Jabari Walker Interview and Highlights

November 20, 2021 Clayton Conover 0

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 [ . . . ]