With the 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket officially set, we take a look at how the first weekend is shaping up from a NBA Draft perspective. Who are the prospects and what will NBA teams be looking for in each pod?
Last weekend's ESPN Rise National High School Invitational was the first event of its kind; an end of the season tournament featuring some of the top teams in the country, with the intention of crowning a national champion. With four of the eight teams in action ranked in the top ten nationally, there was plenty of outstanding prep basketball on display at the gorgeous Georgetown Prep Hanley Center. The championship game proved to be a dream matchup with the nation's top two teams in Oak Hill Academy and Findlay Prep doing battle. The No. 2 Pilots took down Oak Hill by a score of 74-66 to be crowned #1 in just their third year of existence. DraftExpress was on hand all weekend long to take in the action and break down some of the top players in the country from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 classes.
DraftExpress was on hand at The Flyin To The Hoop tournament this past weekend in Dayton, Ohio, where some of the nation's finest high school prospects took action. In part one of our coverage, we take a look at the elite prospects the event had to offerincluding Jared Sullinger, Jeremy Tyler, Avery Bradley, and Mouphtaou Yarou.
Weve spent the last few weeks evaluating many of the top players in the high school classes of 2009-2011, for the purpose of acquainting ourselves with the next crop of NBA prospects that well be discussing in coming years. Well be sharing our thoughts on what we saw, heard and learned from the U-18 Mens Basketball Tryout in Washington DC, and the various AAU tournaments (Nike, Reebok, Adidas) in Las Vegas, as initial scouting reports in our player database.
We continue with the players we evaluated ranked between 11 through 150 in the 2009 high school class.