2016 Mike Schmitz Articles


  

by Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on 14 of the more notable prospects seen at the FIBA U16 European Championship (Divisons A and B) in Radom, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria last week. Including Marko Pecarski, Luka Samanic, Usman Garuba, Arturs Zagars, Oton Jankovic, Theo Maledon, Joel Ayayi, Henri Drell, Szymon Janczak, Alexander Shashkov, Tomer Levinson, Luc Van Slooten, Kay Bruhnke and Tarik Biberovic.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on eight of the prospects seen at adidas Nations that haven't been covered on DraftExpress prior.


by Julian Applebome, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

We break down the top ten performers from the 2016 adidas Nations. The rankings are based on the statistic Estimated Wins Added.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on eleven of the top big men prospects seen at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, including Wendell Carter, Kevin Knox, Olivier Sarr, Simi Shittu, Jaren Jackson, Austin Wiley, Ragip Atar, Francisco Caffaro, Rongzhen Zhu, Samson Froling and Jordan Brown.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on ten of the top wing prospects seen at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, including R.J. Barrett, Dzanan Musa, Troy Brown, Yves Pons, Jaylen Hoard, Miguel Gonzalez, Sergi Martinez, Gary Trent, Onuralp Bitim and Elias Valtonen.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on seven of the top point guard prospects seen at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, including Collin Sexton, Arnas Velicka, Immanuel Quickley, Andrew Nembhard, Javonte Smart, Eray Akyuz and Lautaro Lopez.


by Mike Schmitz

Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of Real Madrid point guard Sergio Rodriguez. What can the flashy, 30-year old Spanish point guard bring to the Philadelphia 76ers?


by Mike Schmitz

Twenty-three of the top high school players and a group of 10 college counselors (made up of current collegiate players and incoming freshmen) competed and learned the game from well-respected coaches and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry at his annual Select Camp in Walnut Creek, CA.


by Mike Schmitz

Dragan Bender is not the next Kristaps Porzingis, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

A look at six of the most intriguing big men prospects in attendance at the USA Basketball U18 Training Camp, including scouting reports and video interviews.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Anadolu Efes wing Furkan Korkmaz as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Panathinaikos center Georgios Papagiannis as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

A look at four of the most intriguing shooting guard prospects in attendance at the USA Basketball U18 Training Camp, including scouting reports and video interviews.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

A look at four of the most intriguing point guard prospects in attendance at the USA Basketball U18 Training Camp, including scouting reports and video interviews.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Mega Leks wing Timothe Luwawu as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Mega Leks wing Rade Zagorac as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Mega Leks center Ivica Zubac as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Paul Zipser and Petr Cornelie gave Treviso a nice boost of energy, while the Next Generation campers gave us a glimpse into the future with a very intriguing group of talented young prospects.


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of French big man Guerschon Yabusele as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of UNLV guard Patrick McCaw as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Josh Riddell, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Providence forward Ben Bentil as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Kansas wing Wayne Selden as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Josh Riddell, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Maryland center Diamond Stone as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of St. Joe's wing DeAndre Bembry as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Vanderbilt big man Damian Jones as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Running down the list of eleven underclassmen who didn't have great showings at the NBA Combine.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Recapping the ten most impressive performances from day two of the competitive action at the NBA Combine, including Jaron Blossomgame, Cheick Diallo, Michael Gbinije, Chinanu Onuaku, Patrick McCaw, Marcus Paige and more.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Recapping the ten most impressive performances from day one of the competitive action at the NBA Combine, including Georges Niang, Malcolm Brogdon, DeAndre Bembry, Cheick Diallo and more.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Cal wing Jaylen Brown as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on six of the top prospects seen at the D-League Elite Mini Camp in Chicago, with a focus on the younger players.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Duke forward Brandon Ingram as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Utah center Jakob Poeltl as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Oklahoma shooting guard Buddy Hield as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Michigan State big man Deyonta Davis as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Vanderbilt point guard Wade Baldwin as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of North Carolina power forward Brice Johnson as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Gonzaga big man Domantas Sabonis as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Josh Riddell, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Maryland forward Jake Layman as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Kentucky guard Jamal Murray as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Virginia wing Malcolm Brogdon as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Providence point guard Kris Dunn as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Texas center Prince Ibeh as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Oregon wing Elgin Cook as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on DeAndre Ayton, Jarrett Allen, Marques Bolden, Ziming Fan and Udoka Azubuike.


by Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on the top prospects seen at the BioSteel Future All Canadian High School Basketball Game in Toronto.


by Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on the top prospects seen at the BioSteel All Canadian High School Basketball Game.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Scouting reports on Jonathan Isaac, Wenyen Gabriel, Kostas Antetokounmpo and Justin Jackson (Canada).


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Purdue center A.J. Hammons as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

With 11 of its 12 active players ranked in the RSCI Top 25, a group that is widely considered one of the deepest and most talented classes in recent memory, the US team has a massive talent advantage over the World Team as both squads prepare for Saturday's game, and has brought a much bigger sense of urgency than we've seen in years past.


by Mike Schmitz

Short breakdown showing why Kris Jenkins was able to get a fairly clean on his game-winning buzzer beater vs North Carolina to win the NCAA Championship.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Oregon State point guard Gary Payton II as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Using film to study how Brandon Ingram compares with Kevin Durant at the same age, in every facet of their games offensively.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Washington power forward Marquese Chriss as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Kansas big man Cheick Diallo as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Washington guard Dejounte Murray as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Baylor forward Taurean Prince as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Derek Bodner, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of UNLV center Stephen Zimmerman as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Marquette power forward Henry Ellenson as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of LSU power forward Ben Simmons as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Long before some of the loudest but most uninformed voices anointed Ben Simmons the next LeBron James or Magic Johnson, there was already a significant debate within NBA front offices about whether Simmons was even the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.


by Josh Riddell, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Michigan shooting guard Caris LeVert as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Analyzing how Utah's Jakob Poeltl and Arizona's Kaleb Tarczewski fared in their head to head matchup in Salt Lake City last week.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Louisville shooting guard Damion Lee as a NBA Draft prospect, with a detailed video analysis and scouting report.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down how 17-year old big man Isaiah Hartenstein from Germany performed at the NBA Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto during All-Star Weekend.


by Mike Schmitz

Video analysis of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see from Skal Labissiere's performance against the Florida Gators, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down how 17-year old big man Omer Yurtseven from Turkey performed at the NBA Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto during All-Star Weekend.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down how 17-year old big man DeAndre Ayton from the Bahamas performed at the NBA Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto during All-Star Weekend.


by Mike Schmitz

Analyzing how Michigan State's Deyonta Davis and Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes fared in their two head to head matchups in Big Ten regular season conference play this season.


by Mike Schmitz

Mike Schmitz analyzes what happened in LSU's road loss to a depleted Tennessee team as Ben Simmons was asked to come off the bench.


by Mike Schmitz

Analyzing how Cal's Ivan Rabb and Washington's Marquese Chriss fared in their head to head matchup in Seattle this past week.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down how 17-year old French point guard Frank Ntilikina performed at the NBA Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto last weekend.


by Mike Schmitz

Analyzing how Brandon Ingram and Brice Johnson fared in their head to head matchups in Duke's road win at North Carolina.


by Mike Schmitz

Mike Schmitz analyzes how Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield has improved as a shot creator in the half court.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

Taking a look at the situation Isaia Cordinier is in with Denain in France, evaluating his strengths and weaknesses, and projecting him long term.


by Mike Schmitz

Mike Schmitz was in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Feb. 6 to scout Florida State's Malik Beasley against Wake Forest.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down Brandon Ingram's performance vs Louisville, who sports the #2 defense in college basketball.


by Matt Kamalsky, Mike Schmitz

In the midst of a terrific senior season in the wide-open SEC, Florida's Dorian Finney-Smith has been one of the most productive forwards in the 2016 senior class.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down the key elements of Ben Simmons' game and how they compare to past NBA draftees.


by Mike Schmitz

Video scout Mike Schmitz breaks down Kristaps Porzingis's evolution from raw European phenom to NBA standout.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down Prince Ibeh's performance vs #7 ranked Kansas.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

More than halfway through the Adriatic League regular season, it's safe to say that 19-year old Ante Zizic has been the revelation of the league thus far. The 6'11 center is putting up historic numbers with Cibona Zagreb for a player his age.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down Wade Baldwin's performance vs #23 ranked Kentucky.


by Mike Schmitz

Breaking down Gary Payton II's performance vs then-second ranked Kansas.


by Mike Schmitz

Halfway through the ACB regular season, it's safe to say that 20-year old Juan Hernangomez has been the revelation of the Spanish league thus far. The 6'9 face-up power forward is putting up historic numbers with Estudiantes for a player his age.


by Mike Schmitz

Video analysis of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see from Malik Newman's performance against Kentucky, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.


by Mike Schmitz

Video analysis of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see from Ben Simmons' performance against Kentucky, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.


by Mike Schmitz

Video analysis of some of the more notable things NBA scouts were able to see from Buddy Hield's impressive 46-point outing against Kansas, both good and bad, on either end of the floor.


by Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz

After finishing up a difficult out of conference schedule, which included matchups with the likes of Michigan State, Virginia, Washington and Georgia, now is likely an appropriate time to dissect the merits of Oakland junior point guard Kay Felder as a NBA Draft prospect.