At 7-foot-2 and 290 pounds, Isaac Haas is the biggest prospect on our draft board this year. He is a huge man, with an NBA-ready body and an old-school game. This past season as a senior, Haas capped off a solid career at Purdue by averaging 14.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. He also shot 61.7 percent from the field, the 10th-best percentage in school history.
Most hoops fans have probably never heard of him, but Kevin Hervey has been one of the best players in college basketball since 2015. Such is life in the Sun Belt Conference. Hervey is arguably the most accomplished player in UT Arlington basketball history, leaving the program as the all-time career leader in total rebounds and double-doubles, second all-time in points scored, and fifth all-time in 3-point field goals made.
The college basketball season started just four weeks ago, and we have already seen some amazing hoops. The usual holiday events were bolstered this season by the 16-team PK80 mega tournament. In the “Motion Bracket” of the PK80, the final four alone (Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, and Texas) produced three overtime games and a thrilling championship, with Duke overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat Florida by [ . . . ]
And the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft is . . . Slovenia’s Luka Doncic, according to our initial 2017-18 Mock Draft. Nearly an infinite number of things could change between now and June’s actual draft, but right now, we like the all-around, polished game that the young Real Madrid star brings to the table. We are currently projecting Doncic to be taken by [ . . . ]
It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that phrase might best describe how Hoops Prospects came about. There are millions of basketball fans around the World – it’s the second most popular sport on the planet – and a portion of those fans cannot wait to get a glimpse of the future and find out who will be the stars of tomorrow. [ . . . ]