Final 2014 NBA Draft prospect rankings with scouting reports

The 2014 NBA Draft will be upon us Thursday night and this year’s class is easily the deepest in a decade. While speculation has run wild over the past few days about who will go where, there is absolutely no question that any number of guys could be worthy of being the top pick this year.

With that in mind here are our final prospect rankings for this year’s draft. What follows is the top 30 players in this year’s draft class with a scouting report for each. Remember this isn’t the order I necessarily believe these guys will be drafted in, it’s just my ranking of their overall ability.

Top 10 Conference Tournament Games and Top 5 Individual Performances

Other than the Super Bowl, no sporting event takes hold of the nation’s attention on an annual basis like March Madness. While the NCAA tournament is the focal point of the country’s collective attention, and deservedly so, the preceding conference tournaments always serve as a great appetizer to the insanity that will inevitably ensue in the Big Dance.

College Basketball Coach of the Year: The Final Five Candidates and Reader Poll

Who is college basketball’s Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 season? Vote in our poll.

2013-14 College Basketball Regular Season Awards

As March Madness closes in, let’s take a look back at the best (and worst) the 2013-14 regular season of college hoops had to offer.

Creighton and Wichita State Remain Slighted by National Media

Doug McDermott saved his best for his final home game, while Wichita State extended its season record to 34-0 by winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Creighton and Wichita St. remain college basketball’s best stories, but again took a back seat thanks to yet installment of the tired Duke/North Carolina rivalry, promoted ad nauseam by ESPN.

Duke’s Devils meet Creighton’s Jays on ‘Blue Sunday’ in Philly

For the second consecutive season, Creighton University faces a top ACC team in the Round of 32. Will this time be different?

North Carolina-Creighton Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the much-anticipated Midwest Region second round matchup between Harrison Barnes’ #1-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels and Doug McDermott’s #8-seeded Creighton Bluejays. If you haven’t heard (surely you have) the two were high school teammates.

Creighton-Alabama Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the Midwest Region’s 8-9 matchup between the Creighton Fighting McDermotts of the Missouri Valley Conference and the Alabama “Yes We Play Basketball Too” Crimson Tide of the SEC.

Midwest Region Bracket Breakdown: Upset Picks, Sleeper Team, and Regional Champion Prediction

Andy breaks down the Midwest region. Perennial powers North Carolina and Kansas earned the top two seeds in the Midwest region, but it may well be the easiest one of the four.

Arch Madness! MVC Tournament Preview: Tickets, TV Schedule, Bracket, Contenders, and Prediction

The 2012 Missouri Valley Tournament, better known as “Arch Madness,” gets rolling on Thursday in St. Louis. While Wichita State and Creighton were a cut above during the regular season, this tournament always seems to have a few surprises.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: The Road Trip Continues

In episode #18 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster and Troy Machir of Ballin’ Is a Habit to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball.

Is Creighton This Year’s Butler?

OK, so it’s cliche and hyperbolic, but could Creighton be this year’s version of Butler? Only time will tell, especially during March, but the potential for comparison is there, and Ari is taking it.