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Ridiculous Upside Week In Review: May 26th - June 1st

Melbourne United v Oklahoma City Thunder

In the second “Ridiculous Upside Week In Review,” let’s take a look back at the various pieces that were featured on the page. There were a variety of topics that were featured, which range from college basketball to the NBA G League to a former NBA player looking to return to the Association. In addition to that, RJ Hampton made his decision on his basketball future, which should effect the G League’s Professional Path Program.

Will Duke And Kentucky Ever Lose Their Historic Recruiting Stranglehold? By Antonio Losada

Since 2000, Duke And Kentucky have been at the top of the recruiting scene and have been able to get some of the top five-star players in the country to play for their program. Ridiculous Upside’s recruiting expert Antonio Losada looked at if we will ever see a change in Duke And Kentucky’s recruiting trail.

Josh Huestis Looking For NBA Return By David Yapkowitz

Josh Huestis was selected with the No. 29 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Four years later, he was a free agent who joined the Austin Spurs and was looking to showcase his skills to earn an NBA call-up. After going through an injury, Huestis is confident that he has plenty to offer to an NBA team. Ridiculous Upside’s Site Manager David Yapkowitz detailed Josh Huestis looking for a return to the NBA.

John Petrucelli Works His Way From Division II To NBA Call-Up Candidate By Chris Priczak

John Petrucelli had a breakout season for the Lakeland Magic where he averaged 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game on 45.2 percent shooting from deep. He has come a long way from his senior season at Molloy to being an NBA call-up candidate in his fifth professional season. Chris Priczak wrote about Petrucelli’s journey from a Division II college to the improvements during the summer of 2018 and his successful season with the Lakeland Magic.

Why RJ Hampton’s Decision Is A Sign That The G League Needs To Fix Their Professional Path Program By Dakota Schmidt

On the Tuesday edition of ESPN’s “Get Up” morning program, five-star high school prospect RJ Hampton announced that he’d be forgoing college to play professionally for the New Zealand Breakers of Australia’s NBL. Dakota Schmidt looked at why the G League needs to fix their “Professional Path” program.

Why The Amount of Underclassmen Staying In The NBA Draft Is A Good Sign For The G League By Dakota Schmidt

60 players will hear their name called at the 2019 NBA Draft. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, 86 underclassmen remained in the draft pool as of May 31. Dakota Schmidt wrote about why the amount of underclassmen staying in the NBA Draft is a good sign for the G League.