Tag Archives: NBA Draft
By: Jesse Moore
Leading up to this year’s NBA Draft was minimal anticipation. A draft that lacked potential superstars but filled with players who predict to have average NBA careers gave its fans and viewers nothing to be too excited about heading into Thursday night. Once David Stern took the podium (and boo’s) and announced the Cleveland Cavaliers to be on the clock, surprise and shock would soon be the new words of the night. Surprising everyone, the Cavs selected freshman power forward Anthony Bennett out of UNLV with the first overall pick. Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Alex Len and Ben McLemore were all names that looked to be in the mix of the number one pick and just about no one had Bennett slotted there, except the Cavaliers. Trades, international talent and another player from a mid-major program landing in the top 10 are the other storylines that became of notice. Here’s a recap of it all.
By: Reggie D. Richardson
With players like Nerlens Noel, Victor Olidepo, Ben McLemore, and Alex Len gaining all the attention and acclaim for the 2013 NBA draft often means that there is very little press for the underdogs. There is one such dark horse we at Roundballdriect.com would like to educate you on, and bring your attention to.
By Brian Buckey
Prior to the 2012-13 season, Cody Zeller couldn’t have had it much better. His Indiana Hoosiers were the #1 team in the nation. He was preseason player of the year and was on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. He was a sure fire top-3 pick in the draft if he left after his sophomore year. He was the biggest star on the country’s most talented team.
By Alexander Onaindia
Last year a rookie from Weber State was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers at number 6 overall. Damian Lillard took the NBA by storm as the next great young point guard and won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. The rookie in this year’s draft class most likely to follow in Lillard’s footsteps? That would be CJ McCollum of Lehigh.
By Kendall Burke
In the weeks leading up to the draft, Runnin’ Rebels coach Dave Rice recalls his favorite quality in Draft prospect, freshman Anthony Bennett. Bennett can drain three-pointers, grab rebound after rebound, and dunk impeccably, however for Rice, something else always stands out about Bennett.