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Kyle Anderson Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Kyle Anderson is arguably the most unique prospect in this draft class, with an unprecedented combination of passing, rebounding, 3-point shooting percentage and basketball IQ in a 6-9 frame. Now that Anderson's college career is over, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

Dwight Powell Updated Scouting Report
by Derek Bodner

Dwight Powell helped Stanford to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, but had a somewhat disappointing season after a promising junior year. What are his NBA prospects looking l

Russ Smith Updated Scouting Report
by Kyle Nelson

Russ Smith took a major step forward in his final season at Louisville, improving his playmaking skills and becoming a much more efficient all-around player. Will that be enough to land him a spot in the NBA?

Gary Harris Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Gary Harris is considered one of the best shooting guard prospects in this draft, thanks to his strong combination of shooting, defense and basketball IQ. Now that Harris' college career is over, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Rich Sheubrooks
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with veteran NBA Scout and Nike Global Basketball Consultant Rich Sheubrooks at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Final Recap
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament came to a close on Saturday. We recap the highlights of the week.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Trey Lyles, James Birsen
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with Kentucky commit Trey Lyles and Turkish prospect James Birsen at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Theo Pinson, Mykhailiuk
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with North Carolina commit Theo Pinson and Ukrainian prospect Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Day Two
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Three more games were played Thursday, one a consolation game between the two losers from Wednesday, and two in the nightcap, introducing the last four teams that we had not seen yet.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Jahlil Okafor, Brandone Francis
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with Duke commit Jahlil Okafor and Florida commit Brandone Francis at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Reid Travis, James Blackmon
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with Stanford commit Reid Travis and Indiana commit James Blackmon at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Measurements Released
by DraftExpress

The official measurements from the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament have been added to our extensive database.

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, Day One
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

We're back in Virginia once again for the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a historic camp in its 62nd edition, intended to showcase the top 64 NCAA senior draft prospects for all 30 NBA teams. Find out who stood out on day one.

Lamar Patterson Updated Scouting Report
by Kyle Nelson

Lamar Patterson proved himself as one of the most unique players in college basketball, a swingman with great passing ability and a solid outside stroke. Currently projected as a second round pick, can Lamar Patterson leverage his standout senior season into hearing his name called on draft night?

Breaking Bad: The Thin Line Between “Busts” and “Steals”
by Eric Weiss

What can the personality profiles of 358 of the 420 players drafted from 2007 to 2013 teach us about the likelihood of someone developing into a bust or steal in the NBA?

2014 Jordan Brand International Game Rosters Announced
by DraftExpress

The rosters for the Jordan Brand International Game, which features some of the top 1996-1999 born prospects in the world were announced this week.

Misko Raznatovic: Dario Saric Will Declare for the 2014 NBA Draft
by DraftExpress

An exclusive wide-ranging interview with Dario Saric's new agent Misko Raznatovic declaring his intentions to enter the 2014 NBA Draft and laying out the plan for his new client for this summer and beyond.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interviews: Tyus Jones, Mike Moser
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with future Duke point guard Tyus Jones and Oregon graduate Mike Moser at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Cliff Alexander,Stanley Johnson
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with Arizona commit Stanley Johnson and Kansas commit Cliff Alexander at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

Cleanthony Early Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Cleanthony Early was one of the top per-minute scorers in college basketball this season, playing for a team that went undefeated until they ran into a Kentucky squad that eventually lost in the NCAA Tournament Championship game. Now that Early's college career is over, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interviews: Clint Capela, Nikola Jokic
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with Swiss prospect Clint Capela and Serbian big man Nikola Jokic at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Damien Inglis, Jamal Murray
by DraftExpress

Video interviews with French small forward Damien Inglis and Canadian high school prospect Jamal Murray at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Official Rosters and Preview
by DraftExpress

The players participating at the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (April 16-19, official site) were announced today.

Nick Johnson Updated Scouting Report
by Matt Kamalsky

Nick Johnson's Arizona career came to a somewhat disappointing end in a 64-63 West Regional Final loss to the second seeded Wisconsin Badgers, as he was called for an offensive foul with 3.2 seconds left with the Wildcats down one. A consensus First Team All-American, Johnson took a major step forward as a junior, averaging 16.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per-game, solidifying himself as a legitimate NBA prospect in the process.

Jahii Carson Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Joshua Riddell

Arizona State sophomore Jahii Carson declared for the draft earlier today. We break down the electric point guard prospect with a full scouting report and video.

Jarnell Stokes Updated Scouting Report
by Joshua Riddell

After being a key member of USA Basketball's U19 national team that won the gold medal in the World Championships this past summer, Jarnell Stokes helped his Tennessee Volunteer team reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, where they fell to Michigan. Stokes had a successful season individually, as he was named to the SEC All-Conference 1st Team as well as the SEC All-Tournament Team.

P.J. Hairston Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

P.J. Hairston was forced to play out this season in the D-League with the Texas Legends after being dismissed by North Carolina in December. He put up monstrous scoring numbers, but still has many question marks around him. Now that he's officially in the Draft as an automatically eligible player, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

Podcast: Jonathan Givony on CBS Sports Radio
by DraftExpress

A thorough 15 minute talk with CBS Sports Radio's Jody Mac breaking down the 2014 NBA Draft.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Kelly Oubre
by DraftExpress

An interview with Kansas commit Kelly Oubre of the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Emmanuel Mudiay
by DraftExpress

An interview with Southern Methodist commit Emmanuel Mudiay of the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Game Recap
by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

After getting outplayed wire to wire last year, the USA Junior National Select Team won the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in fairly convincing fashion.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Measurements
by DraftExpress

The official measurements for the USA Junior Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit were released today. We take a look at the full results and break down the highlights.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Practice Day Three
by Mike Schmitz

After a disappointing performance in Thursday night's scrimmage, Team USA hit the Trail Blazers practice facility floor on Friday morning with a renewed energy.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Karl Towns
by DraftExpress

An interview with Kentucky commit Karl Towns of the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Practice Day Two
by Mike Schmitz

The US team scrimmaged in front of 100+ NBA people Thursday, but struggled badly to make shots from outside and didn't make a very strong overall impression on the scouts in attendance.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Day Four
by Matt Kamalsky

A recap of the fourth practice of the World Select Team and a video interview with Head Coach Roy Rana.

Zach Lavine Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Zach LaVine came out of nowhere early on in the season and emerged as a productive shooter and finisher for UCLA. Although he cooled off significantly as the year moved on, LaVine decided to take advantage of the attention he garnered early on in the season and declared for the draft shortly after playing his final game in a UCLA jersey.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Practice Day One
by Mike Schmitz

The 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team hit the hardwood for its first practice on Wednesday in the St. Mary's Home for Boys gymnasium in preparation for Saturday's Nike Hoop Summit.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Day Three
by Matt Kamalsky

The third day of the World Select Team's practices in preparation for the Nike Hoop Summit included a pair of standout performances.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Day Two
by Matt Kamalsky

A breakdown of the second day of practices for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.

Artem Klimenko Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Artem Klimenko is a long, mobile 7-footer who could be a sleeper international prospect in this year's draft class. Completely off the radar screen playing in the Russian second division, he already announced his intentions to enter the draft and will participate in private workouts and possibly the adidas EuroCamp. How good of a prospect is he, and is he worth taking a flyer on in the first round?

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Day One
by Matt Kamalsky

A breakdown of the World Select Team's first practice in preparation for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.

2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements
by DraftExpress

The official measurements for the World Select Team at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit were released today. We take a look at the full results and break down the highlights.

Keith Appling Updated Scouting Report
by Joshua Riddell

Keith Appling's value lies in his ability to play solid defense, not make mistakes, and score occasionally in transition. He shows solid potential as a backup point guard, although it will be interesting to see if the faster pace of the NBA helps him break out of the often vanilla style of play he mostly showcased under Tom Izzo.

National Championship NBA Draft Prospect TV Schedule
by DraftExpress

When do the top prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft take the floor on Monday for the National Championship?

Projected Invites, 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
by DraftExpress

With the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament only nine days away, it's time to take an in-depth look at this year's NCAA senior class and attempt to project what the field might look like.

2014 McDonald's High School All-American Dunk Contest – Kelly Oubre
by Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker

DraftExpress was once again in Chicago at the McDonald's All-American dunk contest, filming every dunk with our exclusive slow-motion technology, lovingly dubbed DX-Mo. See what Kelly Oubre had to offer.

Final Four NBA Draft Prospect TV Schedule
by DraftExpress

When do the top prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft take the floor on Saturday for the Final Four?

Tyler Ennis Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Mike Schmitz

Tyler Ennis exceeded all expectations in his lone year at Syracuse, earning Second-Team All-ACC and All-Rookie team honors while leading the Orange to a 28-6 record. Now that his college career is over, we can now take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

Markel Brown Updated Scouting Report
by Matt Kamalsky

Capping off his third year as a starter for the Cowboys, Markel Brown wrapped up his collegiate career with a 20 point performance in Oklahoma State's 85-77 loss to Gonzaga in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. One of the bright spots in what was an up-and-down campaign for Travis Ford's program...

2014 McDonald's High School All-American Dunk Contest – Karl Towns
by Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker

DraftExpress was once again in Chicago at the McDonald's All-American dunk contest, filming every dunk with our exclusive slow-motion technology, lovingly dubbed DX-Mo. See what Karl Towns had to offer.

Jordan McRae Updated Scouting Report
by Matt Kamalsky

Tennessee's season came to a close at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines in a 73-71 loss in the Sweet Sixteen as their frantic comeback late in the game came up just short. The loss also marked the end of Jordan McRae's four year career.

2014 McDonald's High School All-American Dunk Contest - Grayson Allen
by Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker

DraftExpress was once again in Chicago at the McDonald's All-American dunk contest, filming every dunk with our exclusive slow-motion technology, lovingly dubbed DX-Mo. See what the winner, Grayson Allen, had to offer.

Kentucky's 2014 Recruiting Class at the McDonald's All-American Game
by DraftExpress

Hailed as one of the best recruiting classes in college basketball this year, the Kentucky Wildcat Class of 2014: Karl Towns, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis come together for a group interview.

2014 McDonald's All-American Duke-UNC Smackdown, Part Eight
by DraftExpress , Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker

We add another chapter to our renowned Duke-UNC Smackdown series at the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago.

Rodney Hood Scouting Report and Video Breakdown
by Mike Schmitz

Rodney Hood had a short stay in Durham at Duke, putting together one season which earned him Second-Team All-ACC honors after sitting out as a transfer from Mississippi State. Now that his college career is over, we can now take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.

2014 Reese's College All-Star Game Rosters Announced
by DraftExpress

The NABC announced the 21 players set to take part in the 204 Reese's College All-Star game today.

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