Basketball Culture : Ben Simmons style


Introducing Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers forward picked recently this NBA Draft 2016. He was named USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2016), SEC Freshman of the Year (2016) and Gatorade National Player of the Year (2015) ; our theme for today’s Basketball Culture.

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2016 NBA Draft Profile: Jaylen Brown

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

On June 23, Jaylen Brown was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA draft.

Let’s look back at Brown’s profile before he was drafted in the NBA.

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 225
  • Birthdate: 10/24/1996
  • College: California
Prospect Analysis
Strengths
  • Great size for his position
  • Wingspan
  • NBA-level athleticism
  • Has potential to be versatile defender
  • Rebounds his position well

Weaknesses
  • Not a consistent 3-point shooter
  • Needs to tighten up decision-making
  • Turnover prone

NBA projection: Draft analysts love Brown’s size, wingspan and next-level athleticism and have predicted he’ll be a lottery pick.
2015-16 Season
Brown was a first-team All-Pac 12 pick, was voted the league’s freshman of the year and also earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. He might have traded all those awards for a win in the NCAA tournament. Playing shorthanded without starting point guard Tyrone Wallace and shooting guard Jabari Bird, Cal was upset by Hawaii in the tournament’s first round as Brown finished 1 of 6 from the field and had more turnovers (seven) than points (four) while fouling out in just 17 minutes.
Key statistics: 14.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 3.0 tpg, 27.6 mpg, .431 FG, .294 3PT, .654 FT
Cool statistic: Brown scored more than 20 points six times during the season, and every game was on the road, including a season-high tying 27 at Utah and 20 against Oregon and Oregon State in successive games.
— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

2016 NBA Draft Profile: Brandon Ingram

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On June 23, Brandon Ingram was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft.

Let’s look back at Ingram’s profile before he was drafted in NBA.

  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 190
  • Birthdate: 09/02/1997
  • College: Duke

  • Prospect Analysis
Strengths

  • 7-3 wingspan
  • Great course awareness/vision
  • Good passer
  • Excellent 3-point shooter
  • Has a turnaround jump shot
  • Good midrange game
  • Can create off the dribble
  • Can excel in pick-and-roll situations
  • Good footwork
  • Stat sheet stuffer

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add strength and bulk
  • Could cut down on turnovers
  • Has to improve free-throw percentage a bit
NBA projection: The debate among NBA Draft analysts rages on whether LSU’s Ben Simmons or Ingram will be the top pick in the draft. Adding fuel to the argument is that Ingram, who has been compared by some to Kevin Durant, is more than a year younger than Simmons.
2015-16 Season
Ingram was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the USBWA freshman All-America team after helping lead the Blue Devils to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. He was just the fourth freshman in the Mike Krzyzewski era at Duke to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, along with Luol Deng (2004), Jabari Parker (2014) and Jahlil Okafor (2015). Ingram’s eight double-doubles ranked fifth among Duke freshman all-time, and his 14 20-point games were second all-time among freshman in the program, behind only Okafor.
Key statistics: 17.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 tpg, 1.1 spg, 1.4 bpg, 34.6 mpg, .442 FG, .410 3PT, .682 FT
Cool statistic: Ingram was the only freshman in Duke history, and only the second player ever (Shane Battier was the first), to make at least 60 3-pointers (80) and block at least 40 shots (49) in the same season.


— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Basketball Culture : 2016 NBA Draft : Bow ties are Cool

Basketball Culture : 2016 NBA Draft : Bow ties are Cool


The NBA Draft 2016 features a lot of players, and with them various styles follows, whats trending now though are bow ties, NBA Draft 2016 features Bow Ties that are on point.



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2016 NBA Draft Profile: Ben Simmons

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On June 23Ben Simmons was selected by Brett Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. 

Let’s look back at Simmons’ profile before he was drafted in NBA.

Prospect Analysis

Strengths
  • High basketball IQ
  • Unselfish playmaker/facilitator
  • Good handle
  • Excellent rebounder
  • Good in transition as scorer or passer

Weaknesses
  • Has to develop a consistent face-up game in the midrange
  • Needs to cut down on turnovers

NBA projection: Draft analysts have long considered Simmons to be the No. 1 overall pick.
2015-16 Season
Ben Simmons was chosen the national freshman of the year by the USBWA, The Sporting News and USA Today, was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year, and also made the All-SEC first team. He was a first-team All-America pick by the USBWA and second team by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. Simmons left LSU was a trophy room full of individual honors, but the Tigers struggled early in the season and again in March, failing to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament or even the NIT. Some critics placed a lot of the blame for that on Simmons, but unfairly so. He performed as most recruiting analysts expected he would, ranking in the top five in the SEC in several statistical categories, including scoring, rebounding and assists.
Key statistics: 17.4 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.0 tpg, 3.4 spg, 34.9 mpg, .560 FG, .333 3PT, .670 FT
Cool statistic: Simmons racked up 23 double-doubles, tops among power conference players and fifth nationally. One of those double-doubles was a 40-point, 10-rebound effort against North Florida. He also added five assists and five steals, making him the first freshman in 20 years to put together a 40/10/5/5 game.
— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.