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Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ September Decisions

Forget everything we’ve discussed up to this past month because the recruiting train got off the rails. As many as 17 (!) top-100 players picked places, the top-2 players in the class did so among those in that group, four top-10 prospects overall choose their next destination... and we’re here to cover everything related to those decisions in the second monthly installment related to the 2022 HS class.

Revisiting The 2021 NBA Draft: One-and-Dones

With the 2021 NBA Draft in the rear-view mirror, it is time to get a look at the 247Sports Composite Rankings to see how scouts and talent finders fare back in 2020 in relation to where college freshmen were ultimately selected this summer.

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Revisiting The 2021 NBA Draft: From Seniors to Freshmen

With the 2021 NBA Draft in the rear-view mirror, it is time to get a look at the 247Sports Composite Rankings to see how scouts and talent finders fared during the past few years in relation to where prospects were ultimately selected this summer.

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Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ August Decisions

The hotter the summer, the more the decisions. Or so they say. School is back, folks, and that means we’ve reached September and with it, we’re inching closer to the start of the 2022 NCAA D-I hoops season. August brought quality over quantity, as two top-5 kids picked places among other storylines regarding this crop... and we’re here to cover everything related to those decisions in the second monthly installment related to the 2022 HS class.

Ridiculous Upside Q&A: What Freedom Do G League Players Have Within System? Has Covid Impacted Ignite’s Ability To Recruit International Prospects

Dakota Schmidt answers questions from Ridiculous Upside’s Twitter followers.

2021 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

Updated tracker of undrafted free agents and where they’ll be playing in Summer League and beyond

Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ Early-Summer Decisions

The hotter the summer, the more the decisions. Or so they say. We’ve just reached August and with that, we’ve left behind the month of July, which was the one featuring the most top-100 players picking their next stops on their ways to the pros. As many as 14 players named their future Alma Mater throughout the past four weeks, and we’re here to cover everything related to those decisions in the first monthly column of the 2022 HS class.

Allow Me To Introduce You To Rubén Domínguez

Dakota Schmidt writes about intriguing Spanish wing prospect Rubén Dominguez, who recently shined in the FIBA U19 tournament

Some Prospects That Stood Out During The FIBA U19 Tournament: Part 1

In part one of an ongoing series, Dakota Schmidt looks at the performances that Jaden Ivey, Nikola Jovic, Dyson Daniels, and Ibu Yamazaki had in the FIBA U19 tournament

Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ Spring Decisions

The 2021 class is already on their way to the NCAA, overseas, or about to become professionals in American competitions such as the G League a few months from this day. That means it’s time to move on entirely to cover the 2022 class of seniors. This is the second update covering the decisions from March to the end of June before we start our monthly coverage starting at the end of July.

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Dakota Schmidt Appears On Locked On Raptors Podcast to Talk G League Ignite’s Jalen Green & Jonathan Kuminga

Recently, Ridiculous Upside’s Dakota Schmidt appeared on the Locked on Raptors podcast to discuss G League Ignite’s Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga

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An Introduction To EJ Onu

In the first of two pieces on Shawnee State standout and current NBA Draft prospect EJ Oni, Dakota Schmidt gives an overview of the 6’11 big’s background

Exploring the Defensive Strengths and Growth Areas For EJ Liddell

Dakota Schmidt explores the defensive strengths and areas of growth for Ohio State forward and current NBA Draft prospect EJ Liddell

Exploring the Offensive Game and Potential Of Ohio State Forward EJ Liddell

Dakota Schmidt writes about the offensive game and potential of Ohio State forward EJ Liddell, who has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft

Analyzing the Offensive Game of Jose Alvarado

Dakota Schmidt finishes his series on Jose Alvarado by looking at the work he does on the offensive end of the floor.

2021 High School Class Final Roundup

The month of May was the last one packed with action and commitments from the 2021 crop of basketball prospects coming out of high school this summer. All of the top-100 players in the class are already linked to a college or, in some cases, an early path to the pro circuit. And we’re here to review what went on one final time before truly moving on to the 2022 HS Class.

Breaking Down The Defensive Excellence Of Jose Alvarado

Writer Dakota Schmidt uses film to break down Jose Alvarado’s defense and what made him so dominant on that end of the floor

Paul Reed Named Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League MVP

Ridiculous Upside names Delaware Blue Coats forward Paul Reed as their 2021 G League MVP

Tahjere McCall Named Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Defensive Player of the Year

Ridiculous Upside names Lakeland Magic guard Tahjere McCall as their defensive player of the year for the 2021 G League season

Wrapping Up The Final Commitments From The 2021 HS Class

The 2021 NCAA season finished a few weeks ago, and with it the recruiting circuit got to virtual end with everybody starting to focus on the 2022 class of HS ballers and moving on from last year’s one. While there are still a handful of highly ranked players yet to pick a short-term option for next season, most of them have already committed to this or that path. It’s time to address what’s going on of late.

Paul Reed Named Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Rookie of the Year

Ridiculous Upside names Paul Reed as their Rookie of the Year for the 2021 G League season

Raptors 905 Head Coach Patrick Mutombo Named Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Coach of the Year

Ridiculous Upside names Raptors 905 head coach Patrick Mutombo as their G League Coach of the Year for the 2021 season

Ahmad Caver Named Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Most Improved Player of the Year

Ridiculous Upside names Memphis Hustle guard Ahmad Caver as their Most Improved Player of the Year for the 2021 season.

Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 NBA G League MVP Finalists

Ridiculous Upside reveals their finalists for NBA G League MVP

Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Coach of the Year Finalists

Ridiculous Upside gives their finalists for Coach of the Year

Do NCAA Teams Get Better Recruits Following a Championship Season?

Winning allures. As simple as that sounds, that is also the reality. Even more at lower levels, where kids are eager to join winning programs that highlight and showcase their talents as much as possible as a middle-step toward an NBA career. So, do NCAA champions benefit from winning the chip? Do they score themselves higher-ranked prospects? Time to take a historic look at this!

Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Ridiculous Upside gives their finalists for Defensive Player of the Year

Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 G League Rookie of the Year Finalists

Ridiculous Upside announces their finalists for Rookie of the Year

The 2021 McDonald’s All-American Roster Is Out. How Does It Rank All-Time?

The 2021 MCDAAG’s roster came out on Feb. 25 and with the names on the table we are here to give you the list of players who made it, where they come from, and where will we see them play next.

Why Anthony Lamb Was The Wrong Pick For Most Improved Player of the Year + Ridiculous Upside’s 2021 MIP Finalists

Dakota Schmidt writes about why Anthony Lamb was the wrong pick for Most Improved Player of the Year while also giving the finalists for the award.

An Ode To The Lakeland Magic

Dakota Schmidt writes about the G League champion Lakeland Magic

Catching Up With The 2022 HS Class Commitments

While there are still top-tier names to pick their colleges in the 2021 class, the commitment pipeline has been certainly quiet during the past couple of months. March Madness is around the corner, and we will have to wait for how things develop in the Tourney to see those kids picking spots. After then, it’s time to recap what has happened since the first 2022 kids committed to a college back in 2020 as part of a class that might have the most-hyped prospect since the very own LeBron James.

Film Breakdown Of The Raptors 905’s Historic Offense

Dakota Schmidt uses film to analyze how the Raptors 905 have maintained the best offense in G League history

Using Statistics To Show How the 905 Have Dominated The G League

In part one of a two-part series on the Raptors 905, Dakota uses statistics to show how the 905 have dominated the G League