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 [ . . . ]

Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham Scouting Report

August 8, 2021 Clayton Conover 0

In the modern NBA, the value of athletes who bring a confluence of size and guard skills is at an all-time high. Meet Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound lead ball-handler, who makes difficult shots look easy. In 27 games as a freshman, he lived up to the hype, averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, with shooting splits of .438/.400/.846. [ . . . ]

Jonathan Kuminga

Jonathan Kuminga Scouting Report

August 6, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

A consensus five-star recruit out of high school, Kuminga decided to take his talents to the G League, but his performance with Ignite did not help his draft stock.  In early February, he was considered a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.  He fell out of contention for the top spot by the end of March, and last [ . . . ]

Jalen Green

Jalen Green Scouting Report

August 4, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

The Rockets could not go wrong with the second-overall pick.  The club’s options included USC’s Evan Mobley and Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs, but ultimately, Houston went with the ultra-explosive Green.   A highly touted high-school recruit, Green had offers from Auburn, Memphis, Oregon, and others before deciding to play for the G League Ignite team.  The decision proved to be a good move.  The California native posted [ . . . ]

Jalen Suggs

Jalen Suggs Scouting Report

August 3, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

Though the Magic were already well stocked with guards, the team had to be pleased that Suggs fell to No. 5 overall in the NBA Draft.  There is so much to like about Suggs, the best pure point guard in the 2021 draft class.  He is an excellent all-round athlete, who also has a high basketball IQ.  He is tough and scrappy, and yet graceful [ . . . ]

HP Staff Mock Draft

July 27, 2021 Eric Kerr 0

This past season, basketball was a unique experience for every player, especially for those entering this year’s NBA draft. With the pandemic causing a shortened college season, it was harder for prospects to showcase their talents to scouts with a less amount of time to do it. However, the NCAA was still able to host a March Madness tournament, after last year’s tournament was cancelled, [ . . . ]

2021 NBA Draft Composite Rankings

July 26, 2021 R. C. Harris 0

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place this Thursday, and most draft boards/big boards are finalized or nearly so.  With that said, I present the Hoops Prospects’ 2021 NBA Draft Composite Rankings, which involved combining the draft boards of seven sources (listed below).  The scoring/ranking system was rather simple.  For each pick, a prospect received points equal to 201 minus the prospect’s ranking.  So, for [ . . . ]