DraftNasty went inside the game of former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young during the 2016 Nike Peach Jam. Along with fellow 2018 NBA Draft prospect Michael Porter, Jr., Young helped lead Mokan Elite to the championship. For his efforts, he earned Co-MVP honors with Porter, Jr. During this past season at Oklahoma, he earned consensus All-American honors after leading the nation in points per game (27.4) and assists per game (8.7). Along the way, he shot 42.3-percent from the field, 36.1-percent from three-point range and 86.1-percent from the free throw line.
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.
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.
Throughout his one year on Duke’s campus, Justise Winslow showcased extreme positional versatility. In fact, he scored double figures in 19 of his final 20 games as a Duke Blue Devil. We went inside the Grizzlies small forward’s game five years ago in our video spotlight leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft .
The 2013 WNBA Draft featured three prospects who could potentially develop into perennial All-Stars. Former Baylor center Britney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), Delaware G/F Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky) and Notre Dame PG Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock) represented the draft’s top three picks, respectively.
It’s been a mixed bag for Jones after becoming the Houston Rockets 18th pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. While he has averaged 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in six NBA campaigns, he was regulated to just three games with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2017-18 before being released. He was recently acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA’s G League in December 2017.
Taylor’s floor speed and improvement in his senior year propelled him to second round status in the 2012 NBA Draft. If he can improve his decision-making, Taylor could become one of the sleepers in this year’s draft class. After playing two years for the Brooklyn Nets, Taylor has gone on to play overseas in the BSN league, LPB league, Israeli premier league and Turkish Basketball First League.