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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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Duke’s bigs play big in Maui Invitational Finale

Duke’s bigs play big in Maui Invitational Finale

An interesting change took place after halftime to the non-impactful frontline of the Duke Blue Devils Wednesday evening. In a tightly contested Maui Invitational Championship battle against the always competitive Kansas Jayhawks, Duke’s bigs decided to actually play as big and tall as they stood. Down by four points heading into intermission, the combination of Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly took it upon themselves to set the tone for a physical second half beasting their way and leading their team … 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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Top 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Andre Drummond headed to UConn

Top 2012 NBA Draft Prospect Andre Drummond headed to UConn

Andre Drummond, widely considered the top prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft class, is headed to UConn to play basketball for Jim Calhoun and the Huskies this upcoming season. Drummond tweeted out his decision late Friday evening and the news was later reported on ESPN.com Boston. The 6-foot 10-inch, 251-pound power forward shows remarkable fluidity to his game coupled with the power and athleticism necessary to dominate opponents. If you’re not familiar with the young man’s work below is a … Read entire article »

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Illinois College’s Jacob Tucker dunks his way to Internet fame

Illinois College’s Jacob Tucker dunks his way to Internet fame

Who knew a YouTube sensation named Jacob Tucker could influence a giant like the NCAA to break the mold? Tucker, a 5-11 Senior PG/SG from Division-3 Illinois College, took his talents straight to YouTube in the hopes of landing an invitation to the NCAA 3-point shooting and Slam Dunk contest from  the Final Four in Houston, Texas and not only did the young man with a said 50-inch vertical leap get his coveted invite via a … Read entire article »

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