Dan Magers’ NBA Big Board

Markelle Fultz (1)
In this loaded draft class, Markelle still stands out as the number one player. He is very athletic, can shoot, can handle the ball, and has great playmaking ability. Fultz is arguably the most complete player in the draft.
Lonzo Ball (2)
Lonzo has the most potential out of anyone in this draft, but he is a little more of a risk than Markelle. His shot is a little funky and there are questions on the defensive side of the ball, but he makes everyone around him better and that will be hard to pass on for many teams.
Josh Jackson (3)
Jackson can do it all on a basketball court… except shoot. This man plays great defense, can drive the lane, and finish at the rim. If he can figure out a jump shot, Jackson could be the next big thing in the NBA.
De’aaron Fox (4)
Fox has been rising up draft boards of late. He is a very fast guard that is explosive at getting to the rim. The only question is if he can develop a jump shot.
Jayson Tatum (5)
Tatum is one of the most athletic players in the draft. He can generate offense and create spce very well. One problem I see with him is standing around when the ball isn’t in his hands. His upside though will give him many looks on draft day.
Malik Monk (6)
Kentucky had the best shooter in college basketball this past year. Monk is an athletic pure shooter. He could be a future all star, but his development could take a little more time because he played a different role at Kentucky than what a lot of teams want at the next level.
Frank Ntilikina (7)
Frank is an athletic player that can finish at the rim and plays outstanding defense. The thing that stands out though is his length. He is a 6’5 PG with an almost 7 foot wingspan.
Dennis Smith (8)
Smith is a very powerful point guard that can finish well at the rim. He is a typical athletic point guard. John Wall is a great comparison in my opinion.
Jonathan Isaac (9)
There are many great athletes in this draft, but Isaac is probably the most athletic of any. He plays great defense where he exceeds in his shot blocking. Isaac has a lot of the tools to be a great player in the future.
Lauri Markkanen (10)
The 7 footer from Arizona is a great shooter. And right now that might be it. He needs to improve in many parts of his game, but having the ability to shoot the ball standing at 7 feet tall could give him a great career in the NBA.
Luke Kennard (11)
Watching this man at Duke had me thinking why mock drafts didn’t have him in the lottery early on in the draft process. But all of these predraft workouts have changed the minds of many. Kennard is a great scorer and can handle the ball very well. He isn’t as athletic or powerful as the players in front of him. That is why he will not go top 10.
Donovan Mitchell (12)
Mitchell has been rising up draft boards a lot of late. His height doesn’t show the way he plays his game. His 6’10 wingspan along with great athletic ability will give a great chance to thrive at the next level.
Zach Collins (13)
Collins is one of the best two-way players in the draft. He can finish at the rim while also having a great defensive understanding on the other end. This Gonzaga big man will hear his name called pretty early on in the draft.
OG Anunoby (14)
Anunoby suffered a season ending injury last year at IU. Although that hasn’t stopped teams from considering him in the lottery. He is 6’8 with a 7’2 wingspan and can guard almost every position on the court. His potential will make teams think twice about passing on him.
Jarrett Allen (15)
Jarrett Allen is one of the biggest projects in the draft. He has a lot of issues with on court awareness and where to be at the right time. Although scouts are optimistic about his future in becoming a legitimate center.
Justin Patton (16)
Here is another player that will need a lot of time to develop. He is efficient on the offensive side of the ball. The questions are in his rebounding and all around game. Patton could be a future starting center in this league.
John Collins (17)
Collins finished 2nd in ACC Player of the Year voting, and that was with a lot of great company. His shooting was very productive this year along with great rebounding. Maybe his greatness in college will transfer well into the NBA.
Harry Giles (18)
Giles is the biggest risk in the draft. This is a man that was the projected number one overall pick after his senior year in high school. Although his knee would have a different plan for him. He injured his knee and was never the same in his freshman year at Duke. If he can somehow get back to his potential in high school, then we have something to really look forward to.
Ike Anigbogu (19)
Anigbogu doesn’t have much offensive firepower, but he can defend really well. He is one of the youngest players in the draft, so he will be a great project for a team. But if he can develop, then he might be a great rim protector in the future.
Justin Jackson (20)
Justin has one of the best jump shots in all of the draft and can score the basketball at will. He has a great offensive mind, but his weight could scare some teams as he is too thin to get through defenders. But if his jump shot sticks then some team could have a great offensive weapon.
TJ Leaf (21)
When Leaf gets drafted, teams will have to decide what position they want him to play. He goes back forth defending positions, but his offensive game reflects more of a wing where he can catch and shoot. So we will have to see what this team decides to do with him.
Terrance Ferguson (22)
Ferguson, at 185 lbs, could struggle at the next level with being so thin. But his shooting ability could make up for a lot. If he can develop a way to create his own shot, then we’ll have something cooking.
Bam Adebayo (23)
Teams will have to figure out the kind of role they want with Adebayo. He works hard at throughout a whole game especially rebounding, but there are many question about his defensive ability. There are different paths he could take as maybe a shooter or a rim protector, but teams will have to figure that out when they pick him.
DJ Wilson (24)
I really like DJ Wilson and I think a team will find a gem with him late in the draft. He is very athletic, has great size, and can defend very well. The only problems I could find are his streakiness and rebounding, but other then that he could be a great player at the next level.
Derrick White (25)
This is another player that has risen up draft boards of late. Many have him getting picked at 30 to Utah, but he could actually get picked up sooner. All of this has mainly come from his combine and predraft workouts. He can score really well and there are minor improvements to be made in his passing.
Anzejs Pasecniks (26)
Pasecniks is a great shooter and has some mobility at a height of 7’2. He has a lot to learn at the next level, but he has some great offensive and physical tools to get there.
Ivan Rabb (27)
Rabb made the wrong decision moneywise last year by coming back for his sophomore year at California. The 6’10 forward would’ve been a lottery pick last year. His physical tools look good along with his mid-range shooting and finishing ability. But he didn’t “wow” anybody with his play last year.
Isiah Hartenstein (28)
Hartenstein is probably the definition of a project. He’s can rebound and pass well, but his defense and inconsistent shot raise questions.
Tony Bradley (29)
Bradley has potential of being something great on defense. He is very mobile on the court and has a 7’5 wingspan. This could help him translate well to the NBA.

Caleb Swanigan (30)
Swanigan has two main problems. One is that he is 6’9; the other is that isn’t always in great shape. His 7’3 wingspan makes up for his height though and he has great talent with rebounding and scoring. Swanigan played great in college, but scouts do not see that game translating at all into the NBA.

How African Americans Affected Basketball History

By Dan Magers

Where would basketball be today if it wasn’t for black players? They have changed the entire outlook on the game. If James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, watched a game today, he would be amazed at how different everything is. African-Americans have affected the game of basketball forever.

It’s the 1966 NCAA Basketball National Championship. The clock is winding down in the game and the score shows 72-65. One team was Kentucky, a powerhouse in college basketball. They were 27-1 coming into this game and had arguably the best player-coach duo in the country with Pat Riley and Adolph Rupp. Riley was averaging twenty-two points and nine rebounds a game and was the SEC Player of the Year that season. Rupp is one of the best coaches in college basketball history with a career record of 876-190. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame just two years after this National Championship was played. The other team was the Texas Western Miners, the unknown team that squeezed their way into the Final Four after a controversial regional final game against Kansas. The Miners were also 27-1 entering the title game, but didn’t have as tough of a schedule as Kentucky. They were a very inexperienced group when it came to the National Championship. However, as the clock hit zero, the Miners were celebrating their first ever National Championship as they completely stunned the Kentucky Wildcats. This game is considered the biggest upset in college basketball history, but there is much more to the story.

Don Haskins is a huge contributor to bringing African-Americans into basketball.  Texas Western was coming off of a 12-12 season in 1961 under head coach Harold Davis.8 Davis was fired after the season, and Haskins was brought to the helm. He didn’t have any college coaching experience, but had coached girls and boys high school basketball. At the time, not many teams were playing a lot of black players, so Haskins used this to his advantage. He started recruiting them.18 This paid off as Haskins, in his fifth season, got his team a national championship. The special part about this though is that he started five black players for the title game. With a total of seven on the team, the Miners squared off against an all white team in Kentucky. Texas Western proved that African-Americans could play with anyone.

A lot of people who follow sports know about the Negro Leagues in baseball. Jackie Robinson played there before breaking baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s, but most people don’t know about the Black Fives. Beginning in 1904, this was the basketball league for only African-Americans. A man named Claude Johnson decided to dedicate an exhibit to the Black Fives. “There are ‘dozens and dozens’ of all-black teams that played basketball before 1950 — and that their legacy reflects the changing face of America at the time. They are in parallel with the evolution of black culture, black society — and they are a mirror of the way America evolved, the way the game evolved,” Johnson says. “You know, the pioneers of the game, for all of us, not just for black descendants, but anybody who loves the game and who loves sports.”

In 1945, Germany surrendered and World War II would soon be over. People began to think about a future of no war in America. Entertainment was in this future. That meant sports would be coming back. Baseball was the main sport of the time and people were looking forward to its return. Football, hockey, and horse racing were also looking to come back and make a huge splash in the sports world. Basketball however, did not have a professional league, but people wanted to take advantage of the excitement after the war. On June 6, 1946, they created the Basketball Association of America, which would later be called the National Basketball Association. The meeting was held in New York; they started with eleven teams and played sixty games a season. The future of basketball seemed bright.

For the first three years of the league, there were only white players. Then in 1950 the Black Fives ended and Earl Lloyd made history. Lloyd was the first African-American to ever play a game in the NBA. He wasn’t alone though. Chuck Cooper and Nat Clifton were drafted in 1950 along with Lloyd. Cooper was the first one to get taken with pick fourteen of the second round. These men are huge contributors to bringing equality between blacks and whites.

The 1950s were dominated by white players. Blacks were just starting to get their feet wet as there were only a couple that really made an impact. The one that stood out the most was Maurice Stokes. “Stokes was the NBA’s first great black player, but he played just three seasons before a devastating head injury left him afflicted with post-traumatic encephalopathy, paralyzed and tragically dead by 1970.” At this time fans came to see great fundamentals, defense, and hustle. George Mikan led the Minneapolis Lakers to five titles and created one of the first huge dynasties. This would be the only decade of white dominance as four black players, who are considered as some of the greatest of all time, entered the league in the late fifties and would dominate the sixties.

The 1960s was a decade that told whites to watch out. The best player was William Felton (Bill) Russell. He was a part of the Boston Celtics, who won nine out of the ten championships in the sixties. He was the key to their dynasty and he made everyone around him better. Don Nelson, a three-time NBA coach of the year, once said “There are two types of superstars. One makes himself look good at the expense of the other guys on the floor. But there’s another type who makes the players around him look better than they are, and that’s the type Russell was.” He played the game at a level no one had seen before. Russell had five Most Valuable Player Awards, was a twelve time All-Star, and had fifty-one rebounds in one game. With eleven titles to his name in thirteen seasons, Bill Russell undoubtedly changed basketball forever.

Wilt Chamberlain is another one of the greats of the sixties. Known for all the records he broke, he brought much interest to the game as people wanted to watch how dominant he was on the court. His scoring records were unbelievable. “Most games with 50+ points, 118; Most consecutive games with 40+ points, 14; Most consecutive games with 30+ points: 65; Most consecutive games with 20+ points: 126; Highest rookie scoring average: 37.6 ppg; Highest field goal percentage in a season: .727.” People said it was unfair for him to even be playing. He was one of the first seven-foot players ever and he used it to his advantage. The records were crazy and the man was fun to watch. People came to see him play. They didn’t care what his skin color was. Wilt is one of the greats that will never be forgotten.

Elgin Baylor was also one of the greats of this game. He didn’t have the kind of stats Wilt did, but his play did most of the talking. “‘He was one of the most spectacular shooters the game has ever known,’ Baylor’s longtime teammate Jerry West told HOOP magazine in 1992. ‘I hear people talking about forwards today and I haven’t seen many that can compare with him.’” Baylor made a mark in the game with his athletic style of play that some people might see in today’s NBA.

Another player from this great generation was Oscar Robertson. This man was a stats machine. Until 2017, he was the only player to ever average a triple double in a season. “During his 14-year NBA career with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks, Robertson became the top-scoring guard of all time, amassing 26,710 points.” Although he was great in the NBA, his biggest contribution to African-American sports history would have to be when he was a teenager. He played for Crispus Attucks, an all-black high school. They were the most dominant high school the country had ever seen. This Indianapolis high school took home three state championships in the late fifties. In 1955, they were the first ever all-black high school in the country to win a state title. The next year they took home another championship going 31-0 becoming the first high school from Indiana to have an undefeated season. Robertson was the leader of this great high school finishing his career with thirty-nine points in a 79-57 win to give him two state titles and a legacy that will be remembered forever.

These four men revolutionized the game of basketball. They were the ones that started a slow integration of black dominance into the league. In the next decade, the 1970s, players began to craft their game after these greats. There were two main players that everyone associates the seventies with.

One of these players was Julius Erving. Every kid wanted to be like Dr. J. His style of play was so unique that the NBA might never see it again. “‘As a basketball player, Julius was the first to truly take the torch and become the spokesman for the NBA,’ said friend and former coach Billy Cunningham. ‘He understood what his role was and how important it was for him to conduct himself as a representative of the league. Julius was the first player I ever remember who transcended sports and was known by one name — Doctor.’ He will always be known as the face of his era.

The other great of the seventies was a man who came into the league known as Lew Alcindor but later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His accomplishments are by far some of the best of all time. He won his first NBA title in 1971 for the Bucks and later won five more championships with the Lakers in the 1980s. This man not only won six MVP awards in the seventies, he also has the most points all time by any player in league history. He is without a doubt a top five player of all time. If it wasn’t for Jordan, many would consider Kareem the greatest to ever put on a uniform.

The other story being played out during the eighties was the rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Bird was drafted in 1978 by the Celtics, and Magic was drafted in 1979 by the Lakers, but the rivalry had started before this. In the 1979 NCAA National Championship game, these two met for the first time. Bird was trying to lead his Indiana State Sycamores to an undefeated season, but Magic denied that opportunity as he led Michigan State to the title. It took these two a while to get going in the NBA, but they met in 1984 in the NBA Finals. Bird took this title home, but the implications were much greater. People were starting to realize that this was becoming more than a rivalry.  It wasn’t just Bird vs. Magic, but it was also white vs. black.

Racism was very alive at the time as it has always been, but Bird vs. Magic brought a whole new aspect to the topic. Boston was known at the time for being a white city. Larry Bird came from French Lick, a small white town in Indiana, and had a blue-collar background. He seemed perfect for the Celtics. The Lakers on the other hand were seen as more of an African-American team with three black stars leading the way in Magic, Kareem, and James Worthy. These two players each came out with their own converse shoe. Each white kid wore Bird’s and each black kid wore Magic’s. They were helping the game of basketball but some might say they hurt the world around them.

The Lakers and Celtics met two more times in the eighties. Magic got back at Bird and took both of them home. Those were two of the greatest teams of all time in maybe the best era of all time. From the 1960s to the 1980s, blacks slowly came into the league and changed everything about it. By now black dominance was known in the game of basketball, and it set up perfectly what was next to come.

Michael Jordan is considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time. He played the game a way that no one will ever see again. His athletic ability and fundamental soundness to the game gave him a clear advantage over everyone. Almost every great player will praise his game. Magic Johnson once said, “There’s Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us.” Larry Bird even called him “God disguised as Michael Jordan.” ESPN conducted a survey asking athletes, media members, and others related to sports to rank the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. Jordan beat out everyone including Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali. This just shows how far ahead of his time Michael really was. There is no player that can compare to him; no one will ever be better than Michael Jordan.

In the twenty-first century basketball is known as an African-American sport. If someone were to look at the best players in the league, it would take a while to find a player that wasn’t black. As of December 11, 2016, Bleacher Report ranked the top twenty-five players in the league right now. Out of all twenty-five, only three players did not have African-American descent. The twenty-first century has seen some amazing players. Kobe Bryant, a black player who won five championships for the Lakers, is one of the greatest of this generation along with Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, and Allen Iverson. The player that stands out the most though, is Lebron James. He is the only one that people think can be better than Jordan. It is hard to compare them at two different positions, but Lebron has a way of taking over the game that people love to watch. With so many blacks in the league, today’s NBA is a lot different from the NBA fifty years ago.

African-Americans are known as some of the best athletes the world has seen. In basketball, it is no different. In 2015 Bleacher Report ranked the top 100 greatest players of all time. Each player was given a score based on playoff performance, career contributions, MVP awards, and other important metrics. Out of the 100 players, sixty-eight of them were either African-American or were of African-American descent, and the top seven players were all African-American.6 This just shows how much of an impact blacks have had on the league.

African-Americans have affected the game of basketball forever. When they came into the league, they showed how great they really could be. Every decade got more dominant, and now today the league is almost entirely black. One of the best white players ever, Larry Bird, once said “It is a black man’s game and it will be forever.”

 

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College Football Week 6 Predictions

By: Dan Magers

Week 5 Record: 13-8

 

No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas

Alabama

 

Indiana at No. 2 Ohio St

Ohio St

 

No. 3 Clemson at Boston College

Clemson

 

No. 4 Michigan at Rutgers

Michigan

 

No. 5 Washington at Oregon

Washington

 

No. 6 Houston at Navy

Houston

 

Game of the Week: No. 9 Tennessee at No. 8 Texas A&M

Tennessee

 

No. 23 Florida St at No. 10 Miami

Florida St

 

Upset of the Week: Washington St at No. 15 Stanford

Washington St

 

No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina

North Carolina

 

No. 19 Boise St at New Mexico

Boise St

 

Texas vs No. 20 Oklahoma

Oklahoma

 

No. 21 Colorado at USC

USC

 

Arizona at No. 24 Utah

Utah

College Football Week 5 Predictions

By: Dan Magers

Week 4 Record: 10-6

 

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama

Alabama

 

Rutgers at No. 2 Ohio St

Ohio St

 

Game of the Week: No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson

Louisville

 

No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan

Michigan

 

UCONN at No. 6 Houston

Houston

 

No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington

Stanford

 

No. 9 Texas A&M at South Carolina

Texas A&M

 

Upset of the Week: No. 11 Tennessee at No. 25 Georgia

Georgia

 

North Carolina at No. 12 FSU

Florida St

 

No. 13 Baylor at Iowa St

Baylor

 

No. 14 Miami at Georgia Tech

Miami

 

Illinois at No. 15 Nebraska

Nebraska

 

Memphis at No. 16 Ole Miss

Ole Miss

 

No. 17 Michigan St at Indiana

Michigan St

 

No. 18 Utah at Cal

Utah

 

No. 19 San Diego St at South Alabama

San Diego St

 

Alcorn St at No. 20 Arkansas

Arkansas

 

Oklahoma at No. 21 TCU

Oklahoma

 

No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma St

Texas

 

No. 23 Florida at Vanderbilt

Florida

 

Utah St at No. 24 Boise St

Boise St

College Football Week 4 Predictions

By: Dan Magers

Week 3 Record: 15-6

 

Kent State at No. 1 Alabama

Alabama

 

No. 3 Louisville at Marshall

Louisville

 

Penn St at No. 4 Michigan

Michigan 

 

No. 5 Clemson at Georgia Tech

Clemson

 

No. 6 Houston at Texas St

Houston

 

No. 7 Stanford at UCLA

Stanford

 

No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan St

Michigan St

 

No. 9 Washington at Arizona

Washington

 

No. 17 Arkansas at No. 10 Texas A&M

Texas A&M

 

No. 12 Georgia at No. 23 Ole Miss

Georgia

 

Upset of the Week: No. 13 Florida St at USF

South Florida

 

Game of the Week: No. 19 Florida at No. 14 Tennessee

Florida

 

Oklahoma St at No. 16 Baylor

Baylor

 

No. 18 LSU at Auburn

LSU

 

No. 20 Nebraska at Northwestern

Nebraska

 

USC at No. 24 Utah

USC

College Football Week 3 Predictions

By: Dan Magers

Week 2 Record: 21-2

 

No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Ole Miss

Alabama

 

Game of the Week: No. 2 Florida St at No. 10 Louisville

Louisville

 

No. 3 Ohio St at No. 14 Oklahoma

Oklahoma

 

Colorado at No. 4 Michigan

Michigan

 

South Carolina St at No. 5 Clemson

Clemson

 

No. 6 Houston at Cincinnati

Houston

 

Upset of the Week: USC at No. 7 Stanford

USC

 

Portland St at No. 8 Washington

Washington

 

Georgia St at No. 9 Wisconsin

Wisconsin

 

No. 11 Texas at California

Texas

 

No. 12 Michigan St at No. 18 Notre Dame

Notre Dame

 

North Dakota St at No. 13 Iowa

Iowa

 

Ohio at No. 15 Tennessee

Tennessee

 

No. 16 Georgia at Missouri

Georgia

 

No. 17 Texas A&M at Auburn

Auburn

 

Mississippi St at No. 20 LSU

LSU

 

No. 21 Baylor at Rice

Baylor

 

No. 22 Oregon at Nebraska

Nebraska

 

North Texas at No. 23 Florida

Florida

 

Texas St at No. 24 Arkansas

Arkansas

 

No. 25 Miami at Appalachian St

Miami

College Football Week 2 Predictions

By: Dan Magers

 

 Western Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama

Alabama

 

Troy at No. 2 Clemson

Clemson

 

Charleston Southern at No. 3 Florida St

Florida St

 

Tulsa at No. 4 Ohio St

Ohio St

 

UCF at No. 5 Michigan

Michigan

 

Lamar at Houston

Houston

 

Idaho at No. 8 Washington

Washington

 

Nicholls at No. 9 Georgia

Georgia

 

Upset of the Week: Akron at No. 10 Wisconsin

Akron

 

UTEP at No. 11 Texas

Texas

 

No. 13 Louisville at Syracuse

Louisville

 

UL Monroe at No. 14 Oklahoma

Oklahoma

 

Arkansas at No. 15 TCU

Arkansas

 

Iowa St at No. 16 Iowa

Iowa

 

Game of the Week: Virginia Tech vs No. 17 Tennessee (Bristol Motor Speedway)

Tennessee

 

Nevada at No. 18 Notre Dame

Notre Dame

 

Wofford at No. 19 Ole Miss

Ole Miss

 

PV A&M at No. 20 Texas A&M

Texas A&M

 

Jacksonville St at No. 21 LSU

LSU

 

Central Michigan at No. 22 Oklahoma St

Oklahoma St

 

SMU at No. 23 Baylor

Baylor

 

Virginia at No. 24 Oregon

Oregon

 

FAU at No. 25 Miami

Miami