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BJ Young's Career At A Crossroads After NBA Draft Disappointment

Jim Harris offers his take on Young's professional prospects after failing to get drafted last Thursday. Can Young duplicate Patrick Beverly's path of eventually finding a role in the NBA after work overseas or will he be remembered like Olu Famutimi, as a highly rated player that was never able to put it all together.

The Train Stop, Episode 5.0

A summer edition of the Train Stop, a Purdue (and Big Ten) basketball podcast hosted by HammerandRails.com and SB Nation. We talk about the Boilermakers' incoming and outgoing transfers, look at the progress of the current roster, introduce the freshman Class of 2013, and highlight possible recruits for the Class of 2014. We also take a look at the professional careers of Boilermaker alumni, and talk about possible Big Ten players who could make a name for themselves during the upcoming NBA Draft.

CBT: Communication Plays Vital Role In Blue's Development

NBC's Scott Philips wrote a piece about Vander Blue in theory, but really about how Buzz Williams stresses verbal and non-verbal communication with his players.

Florida State 24th in draft production over the last 25 years

Interesting article over at the mothership about draft production in the past 25 years. FSU's tied for 24th with Illinois and Cincy with 14 picks in the last 25 years.

A Conversation With Mavs Moneyball About Jae Crowder

I provided some answers about Jae Crowder for some questions posed by the SB Nation Dallas Mavericks blog, Mavs Moneyball. Check it out!

In Which University of Memphis' Will Barton is Asked, 'Barksdale or Bell?'

Nate Timmons over at Denver Stiffs, the SB Nation family Denver Nuggets blog, was present when the team held NBA Draft workouts this week and got a chance to speak with the somewhat local Will Barton, of the University of Memphis. Nate had to include a question on "The Wire" since Barton is originally from Baltimore, but aside from it being a fun read it's also really informative. Check it out!

Y! Sports/DraftExpress 2012 NBA Mock Draft No. 2

Yahoo!/DraftExpress has us taking Terrence Ross at 18. I like that a lot better than taking Royce White, honestly. Though we could certainly use depth at PF and C, we need a wing in the worst way possible, as everyone knows.

NBA Draft 2012: Talking Bucks Offseason And Draft With ProBasketballDraft.com

Joe Kotoch from ProBasketballDraft.com was kind enough to have me join him yesterday for a discussion of the Bucks' offseason and draft needs, as well as plenty of talk about the state of the franchise, the Andrew Bogut/Monta Ellis trade, and of course Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova. It also gave me a chance to pick Joe's brain on how guys like Jared Sullinger, Meyers Leonard and Tyler Zeller project at the next level and how they might fit with the Bucks' roster. Thanks to Joe for having me on and hopefully we'll do it again soon. Check out the podcasts page at ProBasketballDraft.com to listen (second from the top) and be sure to check out Joe's scouting reports and mock draft.

NBA Draft Grades: Revisiting 2007, Where The Unspeakable Choice Was Born

Ziller takes a look back at the last five years in drafts. The Mavericks, as you might expect, didn't do so well.

Arizona Basketball Great Steve Kerr on Raising The NBA Age Limit

TNT broadcast analyst, former Phoenix Suns general manager and Arizona Wildcat great Steve Kerr wrote a piece on ESPN.com's Grantland. Kerr advocates a 20-year age limit for entrants into the NBA Draft.

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