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Thomas Robinson 2012 Summer League in Review

Thomas Robinson 2012 Summer League in Review

Thomas Robinson put in five games of up-and-down ball during the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.  But that was to be expected coming from a rookie who really starred as the focal point in college for just one of his three seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks. While many looked at Robinson as a so-called “tweener” coming into the Draft; the reality is, the 6-foot-9 inch, 240-pound physical specimen may have an opportunity to carve out a very specific niche … Read entire article »

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Terrence Jones 2012 Summer League in Review

Terrence Jones 2012 Summer League in Review

If you follow NBA Draft boards and related collegiate news you are most likely well aware that former Kentucky Wildcats power forward Terrence Jones‘ stock fell somewhat considerably from his freshmen to sophomore seasons. However, that curious draft plummet may have ultimately benefited the Houston Rockets who wisely swooped up Jones with the 18th pick of the first round this past June. Management and fans alike got the opportunity to see Jones suit up in Summer League … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

The summer league is a chance for incoming rookies to show that they belong in the ultra-competitive NBA and two such incoming rookies from the high-profile 2012 draft class are doing their utmost to prove that worth in the first week of summer ball at the Orlando Summer League this year. Former Duke power forward Miles Plumlee and Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger laced them up early Wednesday afternoon in Day 3 of summer league … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Sullinger, Jones III shine in NBA debuts

Jared Sullinger dropped a game-high 20 points for the victorious Boston Celtics while Thunder forward Perry Jones III demonstrated his versatile skill set scoring 16 to go along with 8 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Thunder 73-65 in Game 2 of Monday’s Summer League action from Orlando, Florida. 2012 NBA Draft Both collegiate stars curiously dropped in the 2012 NBA draft albeit their well-documented successes with Sullinger falling to the mighty Boston Celtics at No. 21 and Jones sticking with the Thunder at No. 28. However, as showcased in their NBA debuts Monday afternoon, these two forgotten forwards may rival for the biggest steals of the draft by season’s end. Sullinger, who came off the bench Monday, knocked in 6-of-12 shots from the field netting all seven of his free throw attempts while … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Andrew Nicholson leads Magic past Nets

The 2012 Summer League kicked off early Monday afternoon down in sunny Orlando, Florida as the hometown Magic blew past the Brooklyn Nets 92-88 behind rookie power Andrew Nicholson‘s game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds. 2012 NBA Draft Fellow rookie teammate Kyle O’Quinn added 16 points while point guard Maalik Wayns controlled the offense to the tune of 11 points and 10 assists to go along with just 3 turnovers. The Nets were led by rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor, the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA draft, who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor Prospect Profile Second-year man MarShon Brooks struggled mightily amid constant trade talks that have the wiry wing linked to Dwight Howard scoring just 3 points on a putrid 0-of-10 shooting from the floor to go along with 4 … Read entire article »

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Jeffery Taylor

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Jeffery Taylor

NBA Draft Central Jeffery Taylor – SG/SF Projected: Mid-Late First Round 2011-12 Stats: 16.1 pts, 5.6 reb, 1.7 ast, 1.3 stl, 0.4 blk, 49.3% FG, 60.5% FT, 42.3% 3-PT, 2.2 TO, 32.1 min 2010-11 Stats: 14.7 pts, 5.5 reb, 2.4 ast, 1.0 stl, 0.6 blk, 44.9% FG, 71.9% FT, 34.5% 3-PT, 2.6 TO, 31.7 min 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Strengths Weaknesses Player Card: Jeffery Taylor College Vanderbilt Class Senior Position SG/SF HT 6-7 WT 225 lbs. Explosive athlete Great on-ball defender Underrated shooter Mature (4-year player) Moves well without ball Understands role Ball-handling Streaky offensive contributor Line-drive, low release Mediocre FT … Read entire article »

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Andre Drummond to enter NBA Draft

Andre Drummond to enter NBA Draft

According to multiple reports Connecticut freshmen center Andre Drummond is scheduled to officially announce his decision to enter the 2012 NBA Draft this Friday. Drummond becomes UConn’s first “one-and-done” player with the opportunity to be selected in the coveted Lottery this coming summer. The 6-11, 275-pound fluid big man drew early comparisons to Orlando center Dwight Howard for his freakish athleticism and size at just the tender age of 18. However, those premature admissions have been cooled somewhat as Drummond’s freshmen season has … Read entire article »

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Tyshawn Taylor

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Tyshawn Taylor

NBA Draft Central Tyshawn Taylor – PG Projected: Mid-Late Second Round 2011-12 Stats: 16.7 pts, 2.3 reb, 4.7 ast, 1.4 stl, 0.2 blk, 48.2% FG, 68.2% FT, 38.5% 3-PT, 3.5 TO, 33.2 min 2010-11 Stats: 9.3 pts, 1.9 reb, 4.6 ast, 1.0 stl, 0.3 blk, 47.9% FG, 71.9% FT, 38.0% 3-PT, 2.7 TO, 27.1 min 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Strengths Weaknesses Player Card: Tyshawn Taylor College Kansas Class Senior Position PG HT 6-3 WT 185 lbs. Gets to the basket Good size Open-court speed Leader (4-year player) Sneaky defender Great teammate Questionable decision-making Not a true PG, more hybrid Erratic jumper Turnover prone Sub-par … Read entire article »

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Marcus Jordan leads UCF to huge upset win over UConn

Marcus Jordan leads UCF to huge upset win over UConn

Marcus Jordan scored 20 points adding seven rebounds to go along with seven assists and zero turnovers to lead UCF to a huge upset win over defending National Champion UConn Friday evening to advance to the Final of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament from the Bahamas. Trailing the Huskies by as much as 17 points early on, Jordan led a furious late rally helping UCF outscore fourth-ranked UConn 35-13 in the last 16 minutes of play to end the defending … Read entire article »

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NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Harrison Barnes

NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Harrison Barnes

NBA Draft Central Harrison Barnes – SF Projected: Lottery – Potential Top 5 Pick 2011-12 Stats: 17.1 pts, 5.2 reb, 1.1 ast, 1.1 stl, 0.3 blk, 44.0% FG, 72.3% FT, 35.8% 3-PT, 1.9 TO, 29.2 min 2010-11 Stats: 15.7 pts, 5.8 reb, 1.4 ast, 0.7 stl, 0.4 blk, 42.3% FG, 75.0% FT, 34.4% 3-PT, 1.9 TO, 29.4 min 2012 NBA Draft Featured Prospect Strengths Weaknesses Player Card: Harrison Barnes College North Carolina Class Sophomore Position SF HT 6-8 WT 223 lbs. NBA Ready Jump Shot Solid Frame High Offensive Skill-Set Underrated Athlete Poised Competitor Clutch Performer Not a … Read entire article »

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