One of the biggest stories in the NBA this season has been the emergence of players such as John Wall, Brandon Jennings, and Tyreke Evans. These young stars have been big for their teams, but they all have something else in common. Each player was featured in a documentary film during high school.
The director of that film, Matt Krentz, has created a new kind of film. It’s not a highlight reel or an amateur video posted on YouTube; Krentz’s films are professional documentaries that focus on individual athletes.
Krentz began making these films in 2007, when he was working at Fox Sports. He was asked to make a three-minute piece on NBA prospect O.J. Mayo, who had just transferred to Huntington High School in West Virginia. That video got so much attention that Krentz realized there could be a market for similar pieces highlighting other high-profile basketball prospects from around the country. And so he began producing his own series of “PG-13” documentaries featuring top high school players such as Jennings, Jrue Holiday, and Lance Stephenson.
Krentz says his goal is to give viewers an inside look at these prospects’ lives and personalities by portraying them as real people. “We really don’t try
The 2014 NBA draft is one of the most talented drafts in recent history. With so many talented prospects all throughout the first round, it is possible that we see a lot of teams trading up and down to get their desired player.
The most intriguing pick in the draft will be who goes number one overall. The top two players in this draft are Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. While both players have a ton of promise and will easily be stars, there are some differences between the two.
The biggest difference is that Parker is less athletic than Wiggins, but he has more polished offensive skills. While Parker may be more ready to make an impact at the next level, Wiggins appears to have a higher ceiling due to his tremendous athleticism.
Another top prospect in this draft is Joel Embiid who has injury concerns with his back. He was one of the fastest rising prospects in college basketball until he got injured late in the season. If he can stay healthy, he might be able to show us how good he can be in the NBA.
The draft is a major factor in the rebuilding process of an NBA team. Players have a lot of pressure on them to perform at a high level once drafted. The NBA draft is one of the most unpredictable drafts in all of sports. Every year there are trades, players rising and falling down mock drafts, and players that are picked much higher than expected.
The NBA draft is also very different from other drafts because it’s not just about who has the best stats or who does the best in workouts. Players do more film work and interviews for the draft than any other sport, because the GMs want to know more about the person and character of a player before they use a first round pick on them.
The relationship between film and basketball has always been close and personal; this started with many players watching tape on their own and learning by watching others play. Nowadays, it’s very common for teams to encourage their players to watch film as much as possible. In fact, it’s such a big part of the game that teams even hire special coaches to make edits and prepare scouting reports on other teams’ players.
The NBA draft is one of the most important components of the league. It’s been described as the lifeblood of the league by some and is responsible for so much of what makes the NBA great: stars, rivalries, and dynasties. This year’s draft was a bit different than years past, however. Instead of teams picking college players who have already made their way up through high school, they were able to take players directly from high school.
The new rules allow any player who has been out of high school for at least one year to enter the draft if they are 19 years old or older on the day of the draft. A player who has not been out of high school for at least one year may enter if they turn 19 during that same year. Players may still enter straight out of high school if they are 18 years old on the day before their 19th birthday and have graduated from high school.
This change has had a tremendous impact on how teams build their rosters and how players approach their careers.”””
The NBA draft is always a very interesting time of year. The media goes into overdrive and every trade, every pick, every rumor is magnified a millionfold. The excitement and drama of the event is amplified by the fact that teams are getting better or worse in the blink of an eye. Every pick can make or break a franchise for years to come.
So with all this hype, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. I thought it would be interesting to look back at some of the most notable drafts from recent history and see how they turned out. After looking at these drafts I think it’s safe to say that the media can be way off base when evaluating prospects (which isn’t really news). All of us would love to have a time machine to see how our favorite teams would have fared if they had made different decisions.
The following are my evaluations of 4 drafts (starting with 2005) that have shaped the NBA over the past few years.
Welcome to the NBA Draft! The NBA Draft is a yearly ritual that begins with some of the best amatuers in the world and ends with the rest playing overseas or in the G-league. Every year, people watch and analyze the draft to see if their favourite team made a good pick or not. Some teams have lots of picks, while others are lucky to have one pick per year. The draft has become a staple of American culture, and it is one of the most exciting nights of basketball.
The NBA Draft is a yearly ritual that begins with some of the best amatuers in the world and ends with the rest playing overseas or in the G-league. Every year, people watch and analyze the draft to see if their favourite team made a good pick or not. Some teams have lots of picks, while others are lucky to have one pick per year. The draft has become a staple of American culture, and it is one of the most exciting nights of basketball.
The NBA Draft is a yearly ritual that begins with some of the best amatuers in the world and ends with the rest playing overseas or in the G-league. Every year, people watch and analyze the draft to see if their favourite team made a good pick or not.
When I was a kid, I got my first taste of basketball on the streets of New York City. I grew up in Hell’s Kitchen and being a part of the city meant being a part of the Knicks. If you were born in New York, it was expected that you were going to cheer for the Knicks. When I was growing up, there wasn’t even alternative options. This was before the Nets came over from Jersey and made a name for themselves.
Growing up in the city meant that basketball was a huge part of your life as well. You either played at courts around the neighborhood or on playgrounds. You usually got picked up by your coach and taken to practice or games. It wasn’t like today where parents drive their kids everywhere and they have perfectly manicured fields to play on.
This is how it all began for me, but this is where it ended for many others. After high school, college scholarships weren’t always an option so playing ball wasn’t something that many people could pursue after high school anymore because there wasn’t anywhere else to go afterward. Even if you were lucky enough to get recruited by a college scout, playing professionally after that was still not guaranteed.