Zagoria: Top 5 NBA Draft Prospects at Every Position

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The countdown to the NBA draft is now inside of two weeks. Workouts are taking place at gyms all around the NBA. Promises are being made, trades are being discussed. Some players are seeing their stock rise, others are falling. This going to be a very deep draft, especially at the big man positions, which is quite a contrast to last year when it was more or less a point guard-dominated draft. So as we count down the days until June 28

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Stoudemire Says There’s a ‘Great Chance’ He’ll Play in Game 4

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Speaking publicly for the first time since he battled a fire extinguisher following Monday night’s Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, Amar’e Stoudemire said there’s a “great chance” he will play in Sunday’s Game 4 at Madison Square Garden. “Yeah, I think there’s a great chance I’ll play Sunday night, not totally sure yet,” he told a slew of reporters here Wednesday. Stoudemire had a surgical procedure on the left hand Tuesday and is out for Game 3 Thursday. His hand

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Zagoria: College commitments: Top 10, Plus 6 on the Fence

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Now that Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad are off the board and have chosen their colleges, only a handful of elite 2012 prospects remain uncommitted. Here’s a look at the Top 10 prospects in the Class of 2012 and where they are going, plus six uncommitted players still available: 1. Shabazz Muhammad, G, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman — UCLA Muhammad chose the Bruins over Kentucky and Duke, and could end up being the best wing scorer in college

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Zagoria: NCAA Tournament: Whose Stock is Rising?

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NEW ORLEANS — Here in The Big Easy for the NCAA Final Four, there are a slew of future NBA lottery picks set to take the floor Saturday night at the SuperDome. Four of the projected top six picks on DraftExpress.com’s Mock Draft and five of the top 12 play for Kentucky, Kansas and Ohio State. (Louisville is the lone Final Four representative without a projected lottery pick.) Numerous other players no longer in the NCAA Tournament have also helped their stock

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Zagoria: NCAA Sweet 16 Preview

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March Madness resumes Thursday and Friday with a Sweet 16 that features all four No. 1 seeds, four teams from Ohio (representing four different conferences), four from the Big East and four from the Big 10. The remaining teams are led by a Who’s Who of big-time college coaches, including Kentucky’s John Calipari, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Louisville’s Rick Pitino, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Kansas’s Bill Self and Florida’s Billy Donovan. Calipari is the only man on that list not to have

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Zagoria: Top 10 Senior Draft Prospects

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We have already focused in this space on the top 10 American draft prospects. Now it’s time to give props to the top 10 senior prospects. While the NBA Draft is all about potential – which often hurts those who remain in college for four years – remember that Jeremy Lin spent four years at Harvard before emerging into the global superstar he is now. 1. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina, C Age: 22 Vitals:  7-0, 250 pounds Stats: 15.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.4 bpg Skinny: Probably

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Zagoria: Top 5 Undecided Prep Players

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When the McDonald’s All-American Game tips off March 28 at the United Center in Chicago (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.), basketball fans will get to watch 24 future stars before they head off to college. Of course, one of the more intriguing angles to this year’s game is that several of the players selected this past week have yet to pick a school, which ramps up the excitement leading into the game. Below are the SheridanHoops.com Top 5 uncommitted senior prep stars. What do they

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Zagoria: Nerlens Noel’s reclassification will impact 2013 NBA Draft

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It is entirely possible that a decision announced this past week at a small boarding school in New Hampshire will have a profound impact on the 2013 NBA Draft. Nerlens Noel, a 6-foot-10 shot-blocker who has been compared to Bill Russell and Anthony Davis, announced that he would reclassify to the high school Class of 2012 from the Class of 2013. “I’m ready to do it,” Noel, out of The Tilton (N.H.) School, told Dave Telep of ESPN.com in reference to reclassyifying.

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