NCAA Tournament

How did our Friday NCAA prospects to watch do?

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Today you should check out our Thursday prospects column again, basically everyone on that list is playing again on Saturday. But here’s a quick recap of Friday, first. Kyrie Irving, 6’2” guard, Duke: Well, that was impressive. He played just 20 minutes in his first game in three months, and he scored 14 points on [more]

How did our Thursday NCAA prospects to watch do?

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How a potential NBA draftee does in the NCAA tournament rarely makes or breaks them — scouts have been watching these guys game after game for a season or two. One good or bad game isn’t going to change their opinion. However, some GMs and coaches see fewer games, but they see the tournament ones. [more]

Lakers make their NCAA Tournament predictions

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Phil Jackson jokes in this video about how the Lakers scouts always end up at the bottom of the team NCAA Tournament pool. Somewhere today on a Lakers message board will be a thread about how that shows they should fire the entire scouting staff, who clearly have no idea what they are doing. (You [more]

NCAA to NBA: Prospects to watch Thursday

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At 12: 15 Eastern, Clemson and West Virginia tip off the NCAA Tournament (I’m not counting those first four play in games, that’s just the NCAA trying to make a little extra cash on the backs of athletes they don’t pay). By 12:45, my bracket should be dead. So we’ll be watching the games checking [more]

Jimmer Fredette’s family wants the Knicks to draft him

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Jimmer Fredette is one of the must-watch players in the NCAA tournament. Maybe the must-watch player. We can get into how he will fit in the NBA, but he is a special college player who is averaging 28.5 points per game and is hitting 40.4% from three. And all that while he uses a ridiculous [more]