Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ December Decisions
It’s slim picks when it comes to still-recruitable members of the 2022 HS class of Seniors as we flip the last 2021 calendar page to the first of 2022. With just seven top-100 prospects still uncommitted, this is going to be the second-to-last column on the 2022 crop of talent, so let’s get it popping before we move on to the last installment of the class and the 2023 DJ Wagner-led group of hoopers!
Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ November Decisions
The NCAA season is already going down, and the 2022 HS class of Seniors is pretty much over when it comes to kids picking the places they’ll bring their game to next. So here we are here once more to cover everything related to those decisions in the fourth monthly installment related to the 2022 HS class and one of the very last given the status of the class.
Assessing The Top 2022 Senior High Schoolers’ October Decisions
The NCAA season is inching closer than ever with just days to tipoff as another crop of 10+ players chose their next stops with hopes of eventually making it to the L during the month of October. We’re here once more to cover everything related to those decisions in the third monthly installment related to the 2022 HS class.
Eleven Players To Keep An Eye On In The Central Region Of The 2021-22 G League Showcase Cup: Part Two
In a new piece, Dakota Schmidt breaks down the likes of Petr Cornelie, McKinnley Wright, Matt Lewis, DeJon Jarreau, Jamorko Pickett, and Dru Smith
Eleven Players To Keep An Eye On In The Central Region Of The 2021-22 G League Showcase Cup: Part One
Dakota Schmidt breaks down some players for fans to keep an eye on within the central region of the 2021-22 G League Showcase Cup.
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.
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.
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
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