Category Archives: 2016

DraftNasty spotlights Texas C Mohamed Bamba: ‘As the World Turns’

Former Texas center Mohamed Bamba brings an underrated game and 7-foot-10-inch wingspan (the longest ever recorded ) to the NBA.  The former Westtown School (Pa.) product stood out  for the PSA Cardinals in his matchup with current Kentucky center Nick Richards during the 2016 Nike EBYL Peach Jam.  The performance was only a sign of things to come.  As a freshman for the Longhorns, Bamba averaged 12.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and finished second in the nation in blocked shots per game (3.7).  Along the way, he shot 54.1-percent from the field.  We went inside the game of the 2017-18 1st team All-Big 12 defender during our visit to check him in July 2016.

DraftNasty spotlights Michael Porter, Jr.: 2016 Nike Peach Jam highlights

Despite appearing in just three games for the Missouri Tigers in 2017-18 due to a back injury, Porter, Jr. remains firmly in the mix to be a potential Top Five selection in the 2018 NBA Draft.  We went inside the game of the former top-ranked high school recruit prior to his collegiate career during the 2016 Nike EBYL Peach Jam.  Porter, Jr. shared Co-MVP honors with teammate Trae Young in leading Mokan Elite to the Peach Jam championship.