Every year, NBA teams and their fans have a chance to play prognosticator when it comes to the draft and which players to select or pass on. To be perfectly fair, most drafted players don’t pan out in the end. Occasionally you get it right, but for the most part, draftees have their short run in the pros and move on to the next phase of life. Here are a few to look out for. (Just to be clear, I wish all of them well and hope they have a long successful career. Good luck, gents!)
In this way-too-early look at the 2016 NCAA Tournament, I’ll be giving my guess at which teams that made it this year will be missing out in the next. Whether due to graduating seniors, freshman superstars going to the NBA, or just plain not being very good, I don’t think they’ll make it to March.
Some outstanding players in the Pac-12 conference are turning to the NBA draft as the next step of their basketball lives. I think the conference has at least four players that could hear their names called on draft day.
With the NCAA tournament in the books and high school basketball season over, recruiting is in full swing. The AAU is season is kicking off and coaches are looking for the best fits for their rosters. With National Signing Day coming up on May 18, coaches have to be on their “A games” in the cutthroat business of recruiting. Here is a list of the top 10 recruiting classes to date (subject to change).
There are three ways college teams can get torn apart: the NBA Draft, graduation, and transfers. If transfers pick the right schools to go to, they can make a major impact on those teams. This off-season has had many moves, but you have to look at last year’s transfers to make an impact due to the year of ineligibility for transferring.
Here are some of the biggest names to transfer in the last two years, and transfer lists from major conferences over the last two years.
This game in Los Angeles was full of excitement throughout the entire game. Sam Dekker put on a clinic in this game and rallied the Badgers to win and move on to the Final Four. Arizona would play well in the first half and have a three point lead heading into halftime. But Wisconsin’s outstanding offense proved to be too much for Arizona as the Badgers went on to win, 85-78.
After beating Xavier on Thursday night, Arizona will get its rematch from the Elite 8 last year when it lost to Wisconsin 64-63 in overtime. Here are a few things that will help the Wildcats overcome the Badgers and reach the Final Four this year.