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  1. After UConn stars, Big East a tad barren

    Chad Ford

    The Big East may be a beast of a college basketball conference, but as far as NBA draft prospects go, it hasn't fared well the past few years. Last season the Big East produced one lottery pick -- Kemba Walker -- and just two other first-rounde...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  2. NBA Draft - Ford on top UConn forwards lead Big East's top prospe...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford evaluates the top five NBA draft prospects in the Big East and finds that after highly touted UConn forwards Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb the conference's NBA talent pool is rather shallow.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  3. Kemba Walker tops weak Big East crop

    Chad Ford

    The Big East may have four teams ranked in ESPN's Top 25, but as far as NBA draft prospects go, it has one of its weakest classes in recent history. Last season the Big East produced two lottery picks - Wes Johnson and Greg Monroe. This year th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  4. NBA Draft blog: Kemba Walker tops 2011 Big East prospects

    Chad Ford

    To preview the college basketball season, Chad Ford looks at the top NBA draft prospects in the Big East.

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2010
  5. A peek inside teams' numbers

    Chad Ford

    A number of old-school GMs remain dismissive when it comes to using stats to evaluate draft prospects, but more and more NBA teams are employing stat gurus to develop formulas that can predict pro success. Some of them run teams, like the Houston Ro...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  6. NBA draft 2010: DeMarcus Cousins leads prospects in metrics-based...

    Chad Ford

    Organizational strategy plays a large role in the draft, and more and more teams are using advanced metrics to guide their selections. Chad Ford gets access to three teams' metric-based top-10 lists and unveils those rankings, in addition to other notes.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  7. Collins, Reynolds take big stock hits

    Chad Ford

    NBA scouts and executives were out in force this weekend for the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, trying to get their last look at a number of top prospects. Many GMs think the tournament is important because it shows how players perform unde...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  8. NBA Draft Blog - Players who helped or hurt their stock so far in...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford examines the tourney's effect on players' draft stock. Can Omar Samhan and Ryan Wittman play in the NBA? Did Kansas' loss hurt Sherron Collins? Does Kentucky have the two best point guard prospects? Ford has that info.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  9. Top prospects in the South

    Chad Ford

    We talked to multiple NBA scouts and GMs over the course of the college basketball season to give you a look at the top five NBA prospects they'll be watching in each NCAA tournament regional. The South Regional is devoid of top-tier draft prosp...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  10. NBA Draft Blog -- Top prospects in NCAA tournament South Regional...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford examines prospects in the South Regional of the NCAA tournament and finds that this quarter of the bracket is devoid of elite talent. There are a few players who could rise with solid tourney runs, though.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  11. Stock Watch: Eric Bledsoe as a lottery pick

    Chad Ford

    We have an interesting collection of players making our stock watch list this week. For one sophomore, skipping last year's draft looks like a very good decision. One college senior may finally be convincing NBA teams that he's a legit pros...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  12. NBA Draft Blog - While focused on John Wall, NBA talent of Eric B...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford evaluates the draft stock of NBA prospects over the past week, noting that John Wall's backcourt companion, Eric Bledsoe, may be an overshadowed lottery-caliber talent. Meanwhile, senior Scottie Reynolds' NBA dream might finally have legs.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  13. Point guard crop is weak for 2010 draft

    Chad Ford

    The 2009 NBA draft may go down as one of the greatest point guard drafts of all time. A whopping 12 point guards were picked in the first round, including five in the lottery. The early returns have been terrific. Tyreke Evans (drafted No. 4) a...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  14. NBA Draft Blog: Point guards are few and far between in 2010 draf...

    Chad Ford

    While a host of rookie point guards have made an immediate impact in the NBA this season, that won't be the case next year. In fact, as Chad Ford has learned from scouts, even with John Wall at the top, 2010 could be the worst point guard draft ever.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2009
  15. Pondexter heads thin list of college seniors

    Chad Ford

    College seniors continue to be a dying breed in the NBA draft. The thinking is simple: After four years, all the good players have already left school for the pro ranks. That certainly appears true on the surface. Look at the numbers. Thirty of the ...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  16. NBA Draft Blog: Stock of college seniors like Luke Harangody seld...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford examines why NBA teams usually turn up their noses at college seniors come draft day and names the top 10 four-year players with a chance to crack the first round in June. Plus, other updates to his Big Board.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009