Chris Duarte

Post-Summer League, 2021 Draft Analysis — Picks 1-15

August 22, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

We have hit the dead period for basketball.  Summer League is over, free agency has come to a grinding halt, and training camp rosters are finalized for the most part.  At this point, all we can do is wait for the NBA preseason to begin on October 3.  With that in mind, Hoops Prospects will review the 2021 NBA Draft, pick by pick, breaking down [ . . . ]

Corey Kispert

Corey Kispert Scouting Report

August 21, 2021 Eric Kerr 0

Today’s NBA is all about the three-point shot, and that is the number-one thing that you will get from Corey Kispert, a career 41-percent shooter from deep. Kispert lit it up from the three-point line in his senior year for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, shooting at a 44-percent clip (3P%), a number far higher than most prospects in this year’s draft class. In addition to the [ . . . ]

Franz Wagner

Franz Wagner Scouting Report

August 20, 2021 Bobby Zeffero 0

Franz Wagner does a little bit of everything, and is the type of prospect who could be a role player right away for many NBA teams. He is versatile on both ends of the floor, and he has a high basketball IQ. Though his raw numbers may not show it, Wagner truly flourished as a sophomore, finishing third in the Big Ten with a plus-minus [ . . . ]

Alperen Sengun

Alperen Şengün Scouting Report

August 19, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

What Sengun accomplished this season as an 18-year-old was nothing short of amazing.  The 6-foot-10 center/power forward tore up the Turkish BSL, a high-level league.  Playing for Besiktas in 34 BSL games and three FIBA EuroCup contests, he averaged 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.9 combined steals and blocks per game.  He made 63.2 percent of his shots from the floor, and finished [ . . . ]

Moses Moody

Moses Moody Scouting Report

August 18, 2021 Simon Hillinger 0

The reigning SEC Rookie of the Year, Moody showed in his one and only season that he is more than ready to contribute to an NBA team. The freshman helped Arkansas to a 25-7 record, earning the Razorbacks a third seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Arkansas made it all the way to the Final Four, where the Razorbacks were eliminated by the eventual champion, [ . . . ]

Evan Mobley

Evan Mobley Scouting Report

August 13, 2021 Clayton Conover 0

Temecula is a place Bill Walton raves about with such passion, so much so, that he rubbed dirt from the very place all over himself during a PAC-12 halftime in 2016. The prophecy was foretold.  Former Temecula resident and University of Southern California big man Evan Mobley was taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft. The [ . . . ]

Zach Keller

Zach Keller Interview & Highlights

August 10, 2021 Clayton Conover 0

Coming off a victory in the Colorado 5A State High School Championship, Zach Keller has established himself as one of the top players in the state, and as a 2022 four-star recruit, he is garnering attention from the ACC, BIG-12, Big Ten, and PAC-12 conferences. Playing at Thunderridge High School, he projects as a versatile stretch big at 6’9”, 220 pounds. He has received scholarship [ . . . ]

Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey Scouting Report

August 9, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

The Australian NBL produced a lottery selection for the second consecutive year.  Last year, it was LaMelo Ball, the top-ranked prospect on the 2020 HP Draft Board, and this year, it is Josh Giddey, the seventh-ranked prospect on the 2021 HP Draft Board.  Both are point guards with great size, and both produced very impressive numbers.  Ball was more adept at scoring at roughly the [ . . . ]