Episode 40: The Young Prospects of Eurobasket

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Trevor Magnotti, of StepBack fame, joins me to cover the young prospects of the FIBA 2017 EuroBasket Tournament. We touch on overarching principles to take away, like why we should all watch more Euroleague, and how to evaluate athleticism in the european setting. Of course the main attraction was Luka Doncic and we spend a lot of time on him, but get to Cancar, Hilanson, and Radoncic too. Then we hit on Lauri Markkanen, Dragan Bender, Juancho Hernangomez, and Cedi Osman.  Enjoy.

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2019 Big Board "Rough Outline"

by Mike Gribanov

Every year after the end of the college season, I start getting myself acquainted with rising high school seniors as shoe company based AAU circuits begin their seasons. Now that those events and camps are more or less finished, I’m ready to present the first edition of my 2019 NBA draft big board. When I make a big board any player that can possibly make themselves eligible for the most recent draft, unless they have made it abundantly clearer that they won’t enter, appears on it. That means even players like Mitchell Robinson and Lonnie Walker who may not declare in 2018 are still part of the 2018 big board. Dino Radoncic is unlikely to enter the draft in 2018 but being born in 1999, he can if he wants to, so he appears as well. Basically, it means that this 2019 board is just a list of the top high school players from the class of 2018 and international players born in the year 2000. These players are obviously in relatively early stages of their careers and the 2019 draft is two years away. With that being the case, I decided to simply list the guys that I found intriguing in alphabetical order and only ranked the top 17 numerically. The 2018 High School class isn’t the deepest one and certainly seems to be a level below the talent of the 2017 and 2016 classes. I don’t expect a huge number of one and dones and a good amount of returning college players and older international prospects will likely be drafted. That's why I called this a "rough outline". As usual the list is separated into tiers.

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