Login
 

Latest Comments
  • Remember the Legend - Andrew T...
    I will always remember him. Especially the day he ...
    08.12.14 19:32
    By Derek T
  • Jamie Waller
    Great PBA player
    07.12.14 05:47
    By Ginebra
  • A.J. English
    His son AJ is currently starring for Iona College ...
    06.12.14 16:08
    By Knud knudsen
  • Lee Johnson
    Will always be remembered here at Israel. Especial...
    01.12.14 04:25
    By macabbi
  • Greg Graham
    My all-time favorite Hoosier. Was so fun to watch ...
    01.12.14 02:51
    By Rick Schneider
  • Greg Wiltjer
    i know his son sam wiltjer! he used to go to my sc...
    28.11.14 01:33
    By Guest 2
  • Freeman Blade
    Yay grandpa
    27.11.14 19:23
    By Da boss
  • Oliver Lee
    My auntie jerry lives under u on palmer
    27.11.14 17:02
    By amaryon

 

 

On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - High Schoolers in the NBA Draft.
Video

 

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com talks about the positives, negatives and history regarding high school seniors in the NBA draft. What does the future hold for players like Emmanuel Mudiay?

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - NBA Draft Review
Video

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com reviews the 2014 NBA Draft winners and losers.

 
2014 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Cleveland
Cleveland
Kansas Andrew Wiggins
 Small Forward
6-8/200
Freshman
31 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Roanne (France) Damien Inglis
Small Forward
6-9/240
95 International
2 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Duke Jabari Parker
Small Forward
6-8/235
 Freshman
32 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Clemson K.J. McDaniels
Small Forward
6-6/200
 Junior
3 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Kansas Joel Embiid
Center
7-0/250
Freshman
33 Cleveland
Cleveland
Virginia Joe Harris
 Shooting Guard
6-6/215
 Senior
4 Orlando
Orlando
Arizona  Aaron Gordon
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-7/225
Freshman
34 New York
New York
Wichita State Cleanthony Early
Small Forward
6-7/210
Senior
5 Utah
Utah
Lake Ginninderra (Australia) Dante Exum
Shooting Guard/Point Guard
6-6/188
95 International
35 Utah
Utah
Tennessee Jarnell Stokes
Power Forward
6-8/260
Junior
6 Boston
Boston
Oklahoma State Marcus Smart
Point Guard
6-4/225
Sophomore
36 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Louisiana State Johnny O'Bryant III
Power Forward
6-9/256
Junior
7 Lakers
LA Lakers
Kentucky Julius Randle
Power Forward
6-9/250
Freshman
37 Toronto
Toronto
Connecticut DeAndre Daniels
Small Forward
6-9/195
Junior
8 Sacramento
Sacramento
Michigan Nik Stauskas
Shooting Guard
6-5/190
Sophomore
38 Detroit
Detroit
Colorado Spencer Dinwiddie
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Junior
9 Charlotte
Charlotte

Indiana
Noah Vonleh
Power Forward
6-10/240
Freshman
39 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Syracuse Jerami Grant
Small Forward
6-8/210
Sophomore
10 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Louisiana-Lafayette Elfrid Payton
Point Guard
6-3/190
Junior
40 Minnesota
Minnesota
Michigan Glenn Robinson III
Small Forward
6-6/210
Sophomore
11 Denver
Denver
Creighton Doug McDermott
Small Forward
6-8/225
Senior
41 Denver
Denver
Mega Vizura (Serbia) Nikola Jokic
Power Forward
6-11/253
95 International
12 Orlando
Orlando
Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) Dario Saric
Small Forward
6-9/215
94 International
42 Houston
Houston
Arizona Nick Johnson
Shooting Guard
6-3/200
Junior
13 Minnesota
Minnesota
UCLA Zach Lavine
Shooting Guard
6-5/180
Freshman
43 Atlanta
Atlanta
Gran Canaria (Spain) Walter Tavares
Center
7-3/260
92 International
14 Phoenix
Phoenix
North Carolina State T.J. Warren
Small Forward
6-8/230
Sophomore
44 Minnesota
Minnesota

Oklahoma State

Markel Brown
Shooting Guard
6-3/190
Senior
15 Atlanta
Atlanta
Michigan State Adreian Payne
Power Forward
6-10/245
Senior
45 Charlotte
Charlotte
Stanford Dwight Powell
Power Forward
6-10/240
Senior
16 Chicago
Chicago
Cedevita (Croatia) Jusuf Nurkic
Center
6-11/271
94 International
46 Washington
Washington
Missouri Jordan Clarkson
Point Guard
6-5/195
Junior
17 Boston
Boston
Kentucky James Young
Shooting Guard
6-6/215
Freshman
47 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Louisville Russ Smith
Point Guard
6-0/165
Senior
18 Phoenix
Phoenix
Syracuse Tyler Ennis
Point Guard
6-2/180
Freshman
48 Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Pittsburgh

Lamar Patterson
Shooting Guard
6-5/225
Senior
19 Chicago
Chicago
Michigan State Gary Harris
Shooting Guard
6-4/210
Sophomore
49 Chicago
Chicago
New Mexico Cameron Bairstow
Power Forward
6-9/250
Senior
20 Toronto
Toronto
E.C. Pinheiros (Brazil) Bruno Caboclo
Small Forward
6-9/200
95 International
50 Phoenix
Phoenix
Wisconsin-Green Bay Alec Brown
Center
7-0/225
Senior
21 Ok City
OK City
Michigan

Mitch McGary
Center
6-10/265
Sophomore

51 New York
New York
Delaware (NBDL) Thanasis Antetokoumpo
 Small Forward
6-7/215
92 Draftee
22 Memphis
Memphis
UCLA

Jordan Adams
Shooting Guard
6-5/180
Sophomore

52 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Mega Vizura (Serbia) Vasilije Micic
Point Guard
6-5/200
94 International
23 Utah
Utah
Duke Rodney Hood
Shooting Guard
6-8/215
Sophomore
53 Minnesota
Minnesota
Olimpia Milano (France) Alessandro Gentile
Small Forward
6-7/230
 92 International
24 Charlotte
Charlotte
Connecticut Shabazz Napier
Point Guard
6-1/185
Senior
54 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Mega Vizura (Serbia) Nemanja Dangubic
Shooting Guard
6-7/193
93 International
25 Houston
Houston
Elan Chalon (France) Clint Capela
Power Forward
6-11/220
94 International
55 Miami
Miami
Xavier Semaj Christon
Point Guard
6-3/190
Sophomore
26 Miami
Miami
Texas (NBDL) P.J. Hairston
Shooting Guard
6-5/225
92 Draftee
56 Orlando
Orlando
Iowa Roy Devyn Marble
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Senior
27 Phoenix
Phoenix
Partizan (Serbia) Bogdan Bogdanovic
Shooting Guard
6-6/205
92 International
57
Indiana
Paris-Levallois (France) Louis Labeyrie
Power Forward
6-10/220
92 International
28 Clippers
LA Clippers
Washington C.J. Wilcox
Shooting Guard
6-5/195
Senior
58 San Antonio
San Antonio
Tennessee Jordan McRae
Shooting Guard
6-9/275
Senior
29 OK City
OK City
Stanford Josh Huestis
Power Forward
6-7/230
Senior
59 toronto
Toronto
San Diego State Xavier Thames
Point Guard
6-3/195
Senior
30 San Antonio
San Antonio
UCLA Kyle Anderson
Small Forward
6-9/230
Sophomore
60 San Antonio
San Antonio
Baylor Cory Jefferson
Power Forward
6-8/245
Senior
** NBA
NBA Ceremonial Pick
Baylor Isaiah Austin
Power Forward/Center
7-1/220
Sophomore

 

 
Mock Draft Update: 06/24/2014
Articles
# Team Pick Ht. Wt. Pos. College Year
1. Cleveland Jabari Parker 6-8 240 SF Duke FR.
2. Milwaukee Andrew Wiggins 6-8 220 SG/SF Kansas FR.
3. Philadelphia Dante Exum 6-6 188 SG/SF Lake Ginninderra INT.
4. Orlando Marcus Smart 6-4 200 PG/SG Oklahoma State SO.
5. Utah Joel Embiid 7-0 240 C Kansas FR.
6. Boston Noah Vonleh 6-9 236 PF Indiana FR.
7. LA Lakers Julius Randle 6-9 248 PF Kentucky FR.
8. Sacramento Aaron Gordon 6-9 215 PF Arizona FR.
9. Charlotte Elfrid Payton 6-3 190 PG LA-Lafayette JR.
10. Philadelphia Nik Stauskas 6-5 190 SG Michigan SO.

alt Click here for full 2014 Mock Draft

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - NBA Finals
Video

 

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com reviews the 2014 NBA Finals winners and losers. San Antonio Spurs won the NBA title with team basketball and fundamentals but are they really that different from other championship teams?

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - NBA Draft lottery results, and much more!
Video

 

 

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com talks about NBA Draft Lottery, 2014 NBA Draft Combine winners and losers and his thoughts on the proposed age limit change.

 
NBA Draft Coin Results
Articles

 

Flip Of A Coin

Coinflip

NBA Coin Flip- From 1966 through 1984 the NBA held a coin flip between the teams with the worst record in each conference or division (when there was no conference) to determine which team would choose first in the NBA draft.

This system lasted until the NBA's first lottery was held in 1985. The reamining teams picked in inverse order of their won-lost records. The team with the worst record between the two would yell out heads or tails as the NBA's Commissioner would flip it in the air.

 

 

YearTeam CallingCallResultWinnerSelection
1966 Detroit Tails Heads New York Cazzie Russell
1967 Baltimore Tails Heads Detroit Jimmy Walker
1968 San Diego Heads Heads San Dieago Elvin Hayes
1969 Phoenix Heads Tails Milwaukee Lew Alcindor
1970 San Diego Heads Tails Detroit Bob Lanier
1971 Portland Heads Tails Cleveland Austin Carr
1972 Portland Tails Tails Portland LaRue Martin
1973 Philadelphia Heads Heads Philadelphia Doug Collins
1974 Philadelphia Heads Tails Portland Bill Walton
1975 Atlanta Tails Tails Atlanta David Thompson
1976 Houston Heads Heads Houston John Lucas
1977 Kansas City Heads Tails Milwaukee Kent Benson
1978 Kansas City Heads Tails Portland Mychal Thompson
1979 Chicago Heads Tails LA Lakers Earvin Johnson
1980 Utah Heads Tails Golden St. Joe Carroll
1981 Detroit Heads Tails Dallas Mark Aguirre
1982 LA Lakers Heads Heads LA Lakers James Worthy
1983 Houston Heads Heads Houston Ralph Sampson
1984 Portland Tails Heads Houston Akeem Olajuwon
 
Last Man Standing
Articles

Imagine this. You're NBA draft eligible as a graduating senior or you've declared for early entry. In years past, through the long practices, backyard shooting and playground battles, you kept on dreaming big in anticipation of the big day. Now it's finally here, draft night, and you’re riding an emotional roller coaster. One by one the draftees are announced, but you’re still anxiously waiting in the ranks for your name to be called. Then comes the doubled-edged sword. You're in with the final pick, the "Last Man Standing".

Information on the early years of the NBA Draft is quite limited. We pretty much know the basics - which players were picked. But it’s unclear, specifically in years 1952-1956, what order each player was selected. Throughout the draft’s 50+ years (of known order of selection) there have only been six final picks that ever had the opportunity to actually play in a NBA game.

Roland West

One of the earliest known Last Men was Roland West, drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the twentieth round (162nd overall) of the 1967 NBA draft. He had quite the reputation as University of Cincinnati's top defensive player. West had a quiet but effective career, earning All Conference in the Missouri Valley. He then went on to a short, four game stint with the NBA during his one and only season with the Bullets. West is President and CEO of Roland D. West & Associates, a management consulting firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In the early 1980's neither of these next men went on to actually play in the NBA, but to deny them a place on this list of Last Man Standing would dishonor their memory and courage.

Landon Turner was who most on the Indiana Hoosiers team (‘79-’81) would call Coach Knight's whipping boy. Bobby Knight constantly tested not only this thriving athlete's toughness, but also at times, his very manhood. Turner's athleticism and
Landon Turner
incredible development as one of college’s premier basketball powerhouses all but sealed his probable first round destiny. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. After the 1981 championship game, as Turner drove down a stretch of road in Indiana, his car veered off the shoulder. Turner quickly whipped the steering wheel back, but was too late. The car flipped violently, crushing Turner’s spinal cord. As a result, he was dealt with permanent paralysis that has bound him to his wheelchair for the rest of his life. Knight, ever so the solider, aided Turner by organizing exhibition games to raise money for the Landon Turner Trust Fund. Along with various alumni, including NBA great Isaiah Thomas, $490,000 was raised to aid Turner’s dependent lifestyle. But Knight's support didn't end there. Through his efforts, he arranged for Boston Celtic's Red Auerbach to take Landon Turner with the last draft pick. Although Turner remains paralyzed his spirit does not.
Dan Trant

Dan Trant may not have been as polished a ballplayer, but none has truly paid the price as an American. On September 11, 2001, Trant's company, Cantor Fitzgerald, located on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center Tower 1, was struck by one of the two terrorist-hijacked airliners. Trant left a basketball legacy as two time All American Division III and Clark's third all time leading scorer, acclaimed by many to be one of the finest schoolboy legends in the New England area. The game never left him, as he coached youth ball during his last ten years while living in Long Island. His wife and their three children survive Trant.

For a twenty-three year stretch, no Last Man Standing had contributed anything to a NBA team other than having his name listed as a draftee. In 1990, Sean Higgins changed that in a big way. While in high school, Higgins was all everything - McDonald's All American, Parade Magazine Nominee, and Streets & Smith's Top 20, but despite all the positive hype, Higgins also had drama. He originally signed a Letter of Intent with UCLA, but later, in a story that some Hollywood screenwriters have yet to concoct, Higgins explained that he signed only after his stepfather brandished a baseball bat, threatening to strike the young prodigy if he didn't sign with UCLA. Later in his senior year, the Collegiate Commissioners Association ruled that the letter of intent was null and void due to the fact that Higgins had signed under duress. While at Michigan, Higgins was enigmatic and streaky - one game you’d see a future NBA All Star, the next, a struggling unconfident player. Despite not performing up to the expectations of many scouts and GM's before the start of his junior season, Higgins still decided to go for the NBA draft against
Europe has slowly gained ground in the NBA
better judgment. In the end, this poor decision probably cost him the guaranteed millions that most first rounders enjoy. During his 6 seasons with the NBA, Higgins never found a home nor did he master a position. His finest season as a pro player was in 1992, when he latched on with the newly formed expansion team, the Orlando Magic. Higgins averaged 8.6 points per game.

In 1994, the NBA draft began to slowly see a change in how foreign players were evaluated and perceived. The NBA was coming alive with players that, despite playing in foreign basketball leagues, showed they did indeed belong in the limelight that is the NBA. As a result every team searched for the next Vlade Divac, Dino Radja, Drazen Petrovic, and Sarunas Marciulionis.

Zeljko Rebraca had rarities uncommon for a Last Man Standing. There was potential, time to develop, and more importantly, a spot on one of Europe’s most dominant teams, Partizan. At the age of 22, Rebraca exhibited some awesome selling points. During his seven seasons overseas he was generally considered by many to be one of Europe’s best players. Then in 2001, Rebraca finally decided to take his place on basketball’s biggest stage. Although drafted by Seattle, his rights were generally treated as trade filler. He moved between several teams before being waived by the Los Angeles Clippers in April 2007 after being plagued by a back injury. After his exit from the NBA, he signed with Pamesa Valencia in the Spanish basketball league.

Don Reid during his 8 seasons in the NBA
But how is it that a Last Man Standing stays in the NBA longer than ten first round picks? The answer is simple. It's comes by doing the dirty work that no one wants to do and smiling about it. Don Reid is the best Last Man Standing in draft history, playing for three teams during his 8 plus seasons in the NBA. He outlasted eighteen second round players drafted before him. Coming out of Georgetown University, Reid’s prospects for the NBA were marginal at best. Even though he was the team’s captain in his senior year, Reid didn’t get starter minutes on the team roster that included NBA prospects Othella Harrington, Allen Iverson, Jahidi White and Jerome Williams. Say what you will about Reid’s physical skills, but he serves as a reminder that talent is nothing without heart and desire.

Our final Last Man Standing, Maceo Baston, finishes like the first pioneer of this group, Roland West. Baston played more games (16 in all) but unfortunately ended up with the same lackluster results. He was released at the end of his first season. During his formative years at Michigan University, Baston never developed as his prep highlights proclaimed. Armed with only athleticism and long arms, Baston’s team found out quickly how unprepared he was for the NBA. Since his release, Baston has become a steady force in Europe.

So we acknowledge our Last Men. They fought through the training camps against higher profiled teammates, they were low on management’s totem pole, but through hard work, perseverance and never settling, they have found that you can indeed accomplish your dreams. For some, the dream lasts 8 seasons like Don Reid, for others its only 16 games. But all in all, Last Men, you have beat the odds and defied the experts.

Year Team Round Overall Player College
1950 Philadelphia 12th 136 Ed Montgomery Tennessee
1951 Baltimore 12th 87 John Burke Springfield (MA)
1952 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1953 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1954 Philadelphia 13th 101 John Holup George Washington
1955 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1956 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1957 St. Louis 14th 83 Lavelle Langston Northwestern State
1958 Cincinnati 17th 88 John Powell Miami (OH)
1959 New York 14th 85 Jack Israel SW Missouri
1960 Cincinnati 21st 96 Jim McDonald West Virginia Wesleyan
1961 New York 15th 107 Vince Kempton St. Joseph's
1962 St. Louis 16TH 102 Wally Roundsville California Tech
1963 New York 15th 84 Ron Pickett Eastern Kentucky
1964 St. Louis 15th 101 Al Cech Detroit
1965 Baltimore 17th 115 Roger Taylor Illinois
1966 Baltimore 19th 112 Gene Visscher Weber St.
1967 Baltimore 20th 162 Roland West Cincinnati
1968 Chicago 21st 214 Willie Horton Delaware
1969 Baltimore 20th 218 Stan McKain Southern
1970 Portland 19th 239 Mark Gabriel Hanover
1971 Detroit 19th 237 Ed Jenkins Shaw
1972 Milwaukee 10th 156 Jolly Spight Santa Clara
1973 Buffalo 20th 203 Phil Trollestrop BYU
1974 Milwaukee 10th 179 Bruce Featherston SW Texas St.
1975 Boston 10th 174 Bill Endicott Massachusetts
1976 Golden St. 10th 173 Ken Smith San Diego St.
1977 Baltimore 8th 173 Art Allen Pepperdine
1978 Portland 10th 202 Tim Workington Biola (LA)
1979 Washington 10th 202 Steve Martin Gerogetown
1980 Boston 10th 214 John Nolan Providence
1981 Philadelphia 10th 225 Pete Mullenberg Delaware
1982 Boston 10th 226 Landon Turner Indiana
1983 Boston 10th 227 Andy Kupec Bentley
1984 Boston 10th 228 Dan Trant Clark
1985 Boston 7th 162 Chris Remly Rutgers
1986 Boston 7th 162 Tom Ivey Boston U
1987 Lakers 7th 161 Ron Vanderschaaf Central Washington
1988 San Antonio 3rd 75 Archie Marshall Kansas
1989 Philadelphia 2nd 54 Toney Mack Georgia
1990 San Antonio 2nd 54 Sean Higgins Michigan
1991 Portland 2nd 54 Marcus Kennedy Eastern Michigan
1992 Sacramento 2nd 54 Brett Roberts Morehead St.
1993 Phoenix 2nd 54 Byron Wilson Utah
1994 Seattle 2nd 54 Zeljko Rebraca (Yugoslavia)
1995 Detroit 2nd 58 Don Reid Georgetown
1996

Dallas

2nd 58 Darnell Robinson Arkansas
1997 Chicago 2nd 58 Roberto Duenas (Spain)
1998 Chicago 2nd 58 Maceo Baston Michigan
1999 Utah 2nd 58 Eddie Lucas Virginia Tech
2000 Dallas 2nd 58 Pete Mickeal Cincinnati
2001 San Antonio 2nd 58 Bryan Bracey Oregon
2002 Sacramento 2nd 58 Corsley Edwards Central Connecticut St.
2003 Detroit 2nd 58 Andreas Glyniadakis (Greece)
2004 Indiana 2nd 60 Rashad Wright Georgia
2005 Indiana 2nd 60 Alex Acker Pepperdine
2006 Detriot 2nd 60 Will Blalock Iowa St.
2007 Dallas 2nd 60 Milovan Rakovic (Serbia)
2008 Dallas 2nd 60 Semih Erden (Turkey)
2009 Miami 2nd 60 Robert Dozier Memphis
2010 Phoenix 2nd 60 Dwayne Collins Miami (Fl.)
2011 Sacramento 2nd 60 Isaiah Thomas Washington
2012 LA Lakers 2nd 60 Robert Sacre Gonzaga
2013 Memphis 2nd 60 Janis Timma (Latvia)

 

 

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - Is Joel Embiid worth the #1 pick?
Video

 

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com talks about Joel Embiid of Kansas is he worth the #1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?

 
2014 Rankings Per Position
2015 Draft

 

Point Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Marcus Smart Oklahoma State SO. 6-4 220 Top 10
2. Tyler Ennis Syracuse FR. 6-2 180 Late Lottery
3. Shabazz Napier Connecticut SR. 6-2 180 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
4. Elfrid Payton LA-Lafayette JR. 6-3 190 Mid 1st
Mega Vizura 5. Vasilije Micic Mega Vizura 1994 6-4 185 Mid - Late 1st
6. Semaj Christon Xavier SO. 6-3 185 Late 1st - Early 2nd
7. Jahii Carson Arizona State SO. 5-11 180 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
8. Deonte Burton Nevada SR. 6-1 190 Mid 2nd
9. Xavier Thames San Diego St. SR. 6-3 195 Mid - Late 2nd
10. DeAndre Kane Iowa State SR. 6-4 200 Late 2nd - Undrafted
Darkhorse Sleeper: Keith Appling, 6-2 175 - Michigan State

Shooting Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Andrew Wiggins Kansas FR. 6-8 220 Top 3
Ginninderra 2. Dante Exum Lake Ginninderra 1995 6-6 188 Top 10
3. Gary Harris Michigan State SO. 6-4 205 Top 10
4. James Young Kentucky FR. 6-6 205 Late Lottery
5. Nik Stauskas Michigan SO. 6-5 190 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
6. Zach Lavine UCLA FR. 6-5 180 Mid - Late 1st
7. Jordan Adams UCLA SO. 6-5 220 Late 1st
8. Nick Johnson Arizona JR. 6-3 200 Late 1st - Early 2nd
NBDL 9. P.J. Hairston Texas (NBDL) 1992 6-4 230 Late 1st - Early 2nd
10. K.J. McDaniels Clemson JR. 6-6 200 Late 1st - Early 2nd

Darkhorse Sleeper: Fuquan Edwin, 6-6 200 - Seton Hall

Small Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Jabari Parker Duke FR. 6-8 235 Top 3
2. Kyle Anderson UCLA SO. 6-9 230 Mid - Late Lottery
3. Doug McDermott Creighton SR. 6-7 225 Mid - Late Lottery
Cibona 4. Dario Saric Cibona 1994 6-10 225 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
5. Rodney Hood Duke SO. 6-8 215 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
6. Jerami Grant Syracuse SO. 6-8 210 Mid - Late 1st
7. TJ Warren North Carolina St. SO. 6-8 225 Mid- Late 1st
8. Cleanthony Early Wichita State SR. 6-8 220 Late 1st
9. DeAndre Daniels Connecticut JR. 6-8 195 Late 1st
10. Glenn Robinson III Michigan SO. 6-6 210 Late 1st - Early 2nd

Darkhorse Sleeper: Jakarr Sampson, 6-9 215 - St. John's

Power Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Julius Randle Kentucky FR. 6-9 250 Top 5
2. Noah Vonleh Indiana FR. 6-9 235 Top 10
3. Aaron Gordon Arizona FR. 6-9 215 Late Lottery
4. Adreian Payne Michigan State SR. 6-10 240 Mid - Late 1st
Chalon 5. Clint Capela Chalon 1994 6-10 215 Mid - Late 1st
6. Khem Birch UNLV JR. 6-9 220 Mid 2nd
7. James McAdoo North Carolina JR. 6-9 230 Mid - Late 2nd
8. Jarnell Stokes Tennessee JR. 6-8 260 Mid - Late 2nd
9. Corey Jefferson Baylor SR. 6-9 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted
10. Johnny O'Bryant LSU JR. 6-9 255 Late 2nd - Undrafted

Darkhorse Sleeper: Aaric Murray, 6-10 250 - Texas Southern

Centers
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Joel Embiid Kansas FR. 7-0 250 Top 5
Cedevita 2. Jusuf Nurkic Cedevita 1994 6-11 280 Late 1st - Early 2nd
michigan 3. Mitch McGary Michigan SO. 6-10 265 Early - Mid 2nd
4. Isaiah Austin Baylor SO. 7-1 220 Early - Mid 2nd
Canaria 5. Walter Tavares Gran Canaria 1992 7-3 260 Mid - Late 2nd
6. Alec Brown Wis-Green Bay SR. 7-1 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted
7. Jordan Bachynski Arizona St. SR. 7-2 250 Late 2nd - Undrafted
avtodor 8. Artem Klimenko Avtodor 1994 7-1 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted
9. Alex Kirk New Mexico JR. 7-0 245 Undrafted
10. Sim Bhullar New Mexico St. SO. 7-5 360 Undrafted

Darkhorse Sleeper: Ondrej Balvin, 7-2 260 - Sevilla

  

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - The International NBA Draft Market
Video

 

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com talks about the international and NBDL prospects for the 2014 NBA draft. Will the NBDL start to impact how many international Draft prospects get drafted?

 
On Fire! with Matthew Maurer - What is the value of NBA Mock Drafts?
Video

Matthew Maurer of TheDraftReview.com talks about the value of NBA Mock Drafts. How seriously should they be taken and how important are they?

 

 
The Absurd & Often Overrated Mock Drafts:
Articles
researchlogo

The Absurd & Often Overrated Mock Draft: A 23-Year Historical Study of Mock Draft Boards

Mocking the Mock: 23-Year Historical Study of Mock Draft Boards

As a long time draftnik, nothing is quite as fun and useless as looking at a mock draft. It's purely a mental exercise powered by endless possibilities, debates and sometimes the most ridiculous of projections.

alt

The earliest mock draft relic I unearthed was from 1982. What was once sporadic is now commonplace. Anybody and their momma who has a website can not only provide you with a mock, but now give it to you two years in advance. This led me to an interesting question: What players were projected as first rounders in a mock, but went undrafted? And so the historical study ensured.

Clearly I'm looking for a player's worst moment, when the dream was so close to reality, yet crashed and burned. How cruel of me to re-hash demise? I can assure you there's no malice in this. My intent is to simply illustrate the absurd and often overrated nature of Mock Drafts. The 90's decade gave it to us the worst. Let's check this out...

1990
Scott Williams
Position: Center
Mock Draft Consensus: Mid-Late First
Despite being a 3-year starter for the University of North Carolina, one of the nation’s premier basketball programs, Williams was passed over on draft night. He was tagged a first round NBA draft pick by many analysts due to his size, productivity and high level of coaching, but disappointing senior year, compounded by a nagging shoulder issue forced Williams draft stock entirely off the board. Seven centers were drafted that draft night. Fourteen years later, all were in and out the league, with Williams playing 106 games more than his nearest draft classmate at his position (Felton Spencer).

1991
Melvin Cheatum
Position: Small Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Late First to Early Second
Cheatum, along with NBA's Robert Horry, James Robinson and Latrell Sprewell, helped lead Alabama to three NCAA tournaments with two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and three SEC tournament titles. It was Cheatum, not Horry, who was often asked to be the key player in tight situations. In college he often relied on his athleticism, finishing ability, rebounding, solid defensive ability and great running of the floor to produce. Yet as a draft prospect, Cheatum lacked the size and height to be an NBA power forward, and lacked perimeter shooting and passing to be a legit small forward. Being a tweener proved too much for him to overcome on draft night.

Brian Shorter
Position:
Small Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Late first to Early Second
Coming out of high school Shorter was often ranked among the top 10 players in the nation. This McDonald’s All American did not disappoint, earning Big East Rookie of the Year and two All-Big East 1st team selections. Expectations were high as Shorter headed into his senior year. Pittsburgh was also armed with future draftee Darren Morningstar. But an unusual viral infection plagued Shorter's production and overall ability. As Pitt's medical staff struggled to diagnose the infection, the virus worked its way through Shorter’s system, attacking his muscles to the point where his stamina, upper body strength and leaping ability were severely diminished. To compound issues, Shorter’s lack of height and inability to handle the ball or shoot with range all but sealed his fate on draft night.

1992
Joe Harvell
Position: Small Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Late First to Earl Second
Harvell was a scoring machine in the SEC, averaging 25 points a game. He definitely had the look of a potential draftee. He played in a conference that housed 1st round picks like Shaq O’Neal, Robert Horry and Latrell Sprewell. Many felt Harvell was offensively advanced over Horry & Sprewell, but defensively they were better. Harvell stayed, only to clash with a new coach in a new system where he saw his stock take hits that he would never recover from.

alt
 
1993

James Forrest
Position: Power Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Top 15
Out of Wake Forest as one of the highest rated prospects in the nation, Forrest came with high expectations and did not disappoint. After an excellent sophomore season where he put on a dominating clinic in the 1993 ACC Tournament, many felt he was an early entry shoe-in, yet Forrest stayed in school and never saw his draft status improve. In the next two years he encountered weight problems and inconsistent play with poor team results. In 1995, at the end of his final collegiate year, Forrest stood by as he watched his teammate, Travis Best, go on to be drafted.

1994
Kendrick Warren
Position:
Small Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Late First
Warren came into little known VCU with a huge high school reputation. The 1990 McDonald’s All American didn't disappoint. His coach, Sonny Smith, had NBA ties as the former head coach of Auburn where he sent Charles Barkley and Chuck Person to the league. At VCU Warren scored 1,858 points with 1,049 rebounds, and still remains VCU's all-time season leader in 5 statistical categories. Yet his shaky perimeter and free throw shooting all sunk his draft status.

1995
Scotty Thurman
Position: Small Forward
Mock Draft Consensus: Late First to Early Second
Thurman was one of Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson’s best players during their 1994 & 1995 championship runs. Many thought that with Thurman’s silky shooting and fundamentally sound play made him a first round candidate. Unfortunately his lack of defensive ability, quickness and ability to create off the dribble severely hurt Thurman’s stock. With his high profile visibility on one of the nation’s best teams, Thurman was media's poster boy as why you shouldn't leave school early.

alt
One has to wonder if a year earlier could have made the difference. (L to R) Thurman & Forrest

These players had varying degrees of success. Some would love to blame the internet, but online hype didn’t really exist at the time. Instead, players were listed in newspapers, all the way up to the nationally syndicated level. Next we’ll examine 1996-2000, when the internet began to have greater influence on mock drafts.

 
Joe Meriweather
NBA PLAYERS
alt alt

BIOGRAPHY If you have additional information you would like to contribute to any player profile (i.e. missing stats, biography), please click here. Please be aware that you must have a verifiable source.

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1971-72 Southern Illinois FR.

14

64.9

64.8

15.1

N/A

21.5

1972-73 Southern Illinois

25

54.2

57.1

12.3

N/A

17.1

1973-74 Southern Illinois

26

58.8

74.6

14.9

N/A

21.2

1974-75 Southern Illinois

27

61.9

64.3

11.5

N/A

20.6

DIV I Totals

78

58.4

65.6

12.9

N/A

19.6

 
2013 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Cleveland
Cleveland
UNLV Anthony Bennett
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-7/240
Freshman
31
Cleveland
California
Allen Crabbe
Shooting Guard
6-6/197
Junior
2
Orlando
Indiana Victor Oladipo
Shooting Guard
6-4/213
Junior
32
Oklahoma City
Barcelona Regal
(Spain)
Alex Abrines
Shooting Guard
6-6/190
93 International
3
Washington
Georgetown Otto Porter
Small Forward
6-9/200
Sophomore
33 Cleveland
Cleveland
Arizona State Carrick Felix
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6-6/203
Senior
4
Charlotte
Indiana Cody Zeller
Power Forward
7-0/230
Sophomore
34
Houston
Murray State Isaiah Canaan
Point Guard
6-0/190
Senior
5
Phoenix
Maryland Alex Len
Center
6-9/240
Junior
35
Philadelphia
Rio Grande
(NBDL)
Glen Rice Jr.
Small Forward
6-6/211
1991 Draftee
6
New Orleans
Kentucky Nerlens Noel
Power Forward/Center
6-11/206
Freshman
36
Sacramento
Detroit Ray McCallum Jr.
Point Guard
6-1/190
Junior
7
Sacramento
Kansas Ben McLemore
Shooting Guard
6-5/190
Freshman
37
Detroit
North Texas Tony Mitchell
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-9/236
Sophomore
8
Detroit
Georgia Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Shooting Guard
6-6/205
Sophomore
38 Washington
Washington
South Dakota State Nate Wolters
Point Guard
6-5/195
Senior
9 Minnesota
Minnesota

Michigan
Trey Burke
Point Guard
6-1/190
Sophomore
39
Portland
Kansas Jeff Withey
Center
7-0/222
Senior
10
Portland
Lehigh C.J. McCollum
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-3/197
Senior
40
Portland
Arizona Grant Jerrett
Power Forward
6-10/232
Freshman
11
Philadelphia
Syracuse Michael Carter-Williams
Point Guard
6-6/185
Sophomore
41
Memphis
San Diego State Jamaal Franklin
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6-5/191
Junior
12
Oklahoma City
Pittsburgh Steven Adams
Center
7-0/255
Freshman
42 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Baylor Pierre Jackson
Point Guard
5-10/176
Senior
13 dallas
Dallas
Gonzaga Kelly Olynyk
Power Forward/Center
7-0/234
Junior
43 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Providence Ricardo Ledo
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6-6/197
Freshman
14 Utah
Utah
UCLA Shabazz Muhammad
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6-6/225
Freshman
44 Dallas
Dallas

Bucknell

Mike Muscala
Power Forward/Center
6-11/230
Senior
15
Milwaukee
Filathlitikos
(Greece)
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Small Forward
6-9/205
94 International
45
Portland
Barcelona Regal
(Spain)
Marko Todorovic
Power Forward/Center
6-11/240
92 International
16 Boston
Boston
Asefa Estudiantes
(Spain)
Lucas Nogueira
Power Forward/Center
7-0/220
92 International
46
Utah
Virginia Tech Erick Green
Shooting Guard/Point Guard
6-3/180
Senior
17
Atlanta
New Yorker
(Germany)
Dennis Schroeder
Point Guard
6-2/168
93 International
47 Atlanta
Atlanta
Lagun Aro GBC
(Spain)
Raul Neto
Point Guard
6-2/179
92 International
18 Atlanta
Atlanta
Miami (Fl.) Shane Larkin
Point Guard
5-11/171
Sophomore
48 Los Angeles
LA Lakers

Duke

Ryan Kelly
Power Forward
6-11/230
Senior
19
Cleveland
BC Triumph
(Russia)
Sergey Karasev
Shooting Guard
6-7/197
93 International
49
Chicago
Florida Erik Murphy
Power Forward
6-10/240
Senior
20
Chicago
New Mexico Tony Snell
Shooting Guard
6-7/198
Junior
50 Atlanta
Atlanta
Long Beach State
James Ennis
Small Forward
6-7/200
Senior
21 Utah
Utah
Louisville

Gorgui Dieng
Center
6-11/230
Junior

51
Orlando
Oklahoma Romero Osby
Small Forward
6-7/240
Senior
22
Brooklyn
Duke

Mason Plumlee
Power Forward
6-11/238
Senior

52
Minnesota
North Carolina State Lorenzo Brown
Point Guard
6-5/189
Junior
23
Indiana
Arizona Solomon Hill
Small Forward
6-7/226
Senior
53
Indiana
Colorado State Colton Iverson
Center
7-0/263
Senior
24
New York
Michigan Tim Hardaway Jr.
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Junior
54 Washington
Washington
Oregon Arsalan Kazemi
Power Forward
6-7/230
Senior
25
LA Clippers
North Carolina Reggie Bullock
Shooting Guard
6-7/200
Junior
55
Memphis
Partizan
(Serbia)
Joffrey Lauvergne
Power Forward/Center
6-11/240
91 International
26 Minnesota
Minnesota
Colorado Andre Roberson
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-7/206
Junior
56
Detroit
Louisville Peyton Silva
Point Guard
6-1/181
Senior
27
Denver
Cholet (France) Rudy Gobert
Center
7-2/238
92 International
57
Phoenix

Missouri

Alex Oriakhi
Power Forward
6-9/255
Senior
28
San Antonio
ASVEL Villeubanne (France) Livio Jean-Charles
Small Forward/Power Forward
6-9/217
93 International
58
San Antonio
Ohio State DeShaun Thomas
Small Forward
6-6/220
Junior
29 Oklahoma City
OK City
Kentucky Archie Goodwin
Shooting Guard
6-5/189
Freshman
59
Minnesota
Valencia
(Spain)
Bojan Dubljevic
Power Forward
6-9/235
91 International
30 Phoenix
Phoenix
Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) Nemanja Nedovic
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-3/190
91 International
60
Memphis
Ventspils
(Latvia)
Janis Timma
Small Forward
6-8/226
92 International

 

 
John McNamee
NBA PLAYERS
BIOGRAPHY If you have additional information you would like to contribute to any player profile (i.e. missing stats, biography), please click here. Please be aware that you must have a verifiable source.
USF Basketball Hall-of-Famer Joe McNamee Passes Away

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1946-47 San Francisco

27

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

6.0

1947-48 San Francisco

24

N/A

60.7

N/A

N/A

8.1

1948-49 San Francisco

8

34.6

59.2

N/A

N/A

6.5

1949-50 San Francisco

30

N/A

73.4

N/A

N/A

10.7

DIV I Totals

89

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.8

 
Bob McCann
NBA PLAYERS
BIOGRAPHY If you have additional information you would like to contribute to any player profile (i.e. missing stats, biography), please click here. Please be aware that you must have a verifiable source.
MSU Athletic Hall of Famer Bob McCann Passes Away

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1982-83 Upsala

26

47.5

53.1

N/A

N/A

8.0

N/A

9.9

1983-84 Morehead State

Did Not Play Transfer Student

1984-85 Morehead State

27

49.1

55.9

0.9

2.7

9.7

1.5

17.1

1985-86 Morehead State

27

53.4

65.3

0.6

2.5

10.4

0.6

16.9

1986-87 Morehead State

28

54.8

33.3

62.9

1.4

3.0

11.3

1.5

18.6

DIV I Totals

82

52.4

33.3

61.6

1.0

2.7

10.5

1.2

17.5

 
1991 UNLV: Best College Basketball Team Ever!
Articles
researchlogo


The 1991 Runnin’ Rebels are the greatest college basketball team of all time. That’s right I said it. Re-read that line a couple times. Let it burn into your cranium. Now I know what everyone will say - they didn’t even win the title that year! They lost to Duke. Yes, I know that. But let’s cut through all the PC rules and regulations when it comes to picking the best team of all time and just come out honest and swinging.

For those who think the argument ends with the fact they didn’t win. Just stop it. That’s like saying the 1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack’s victory over Phi Slamma Jamma meant they were better. That’s the beauty of college basketball and its blemish. You only have to beat a team once to win. This isn’t the NBA where you need to be consistent in a best of seven series.

Hell, I’ll even go on record and say the 1990 UNLV squad belongs in the top 10 of all time teams. I call this a fact that few can argue, yet there are few that will even take on that argument because of all the variables at play with the hated Runnin’ Rebels. But the 1990 team is for another article at another time. Today is about the 1991 team.

Here’s an important piece of the UNLV puzzle. Everyone, and I mean everyone, hated UNLV. People can try to deny this, but UNLV was like the Yankees in baseball, the Notre Dame of college football and the Mike Tyson of boxing. Why, you might ask? Because they were vicious and explosive, while destroying everyone by an average of 26.7 points. It’s a record that still stands 5th all time. During the UNLV golden age they won an impressive 45 games straight when you include their final 11 games of the 1990 championship season. Say what you want about level of competition, but while the Big West wasn’t the Pac-10 or ACC, think of Memphis in conference USA. Some teams were ranked. Most weren’t that great. But unlike Conference USA with its marginal prospects, the Big West had several solid pro prospects in Randy Brown, Cedric Ceballos, Lucious Harris and Byron Russell. To make things interesting Coach Jerry Tarkanian always scheduled a tough out of conference schedule that, in 1991, included Arkansas (2), Michigan State (4), and Louisville (23), all top 25 opponents at the time.

Even the Late John Wooden couldn’t stand the idea that the 1991 Rebels were better than any of his teams. When talk began to hit the Wizard of Westwood ear’s, the typically humble and reserved Wooden quickly spoke that his UCLA teams were better than UNLV, but also quickly recanted in a separate interview proclaiming that 1991 UNLV is up there and no college basketball team is the best ever.

 
More Articles...
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 6