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Author: Ben Doenecke

NBA Power Rankings: Post Free Agency

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe NBA offseason was a wild one. Many players changed teams and some of the top teams made changes that might increase their chances of winning the championship. Here are the top teams going into this season. 1. Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers were the best team in the NBA last season and they got even better this offseason. They added Dennis Schröder and Montrezl Harrell, two of the three finalists for the 6MOTY award. Schröder will probably start and Harrell will probably come off of the bench. They will have a great starting lineup and a...

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Five Underrated NBA Draft Prospects

Reading Time: 2 minutesSaddiq Bey I think Saddiq Bey is the most NBA ready player in this draft. He is a fantastic shooter and he has a great basketball IQ. Coming from Villanova, I think he will be able to fit into any NBA team. There are a lot of great 3-and-D wings in this draft and I think he is the best. Jalen Smith The center position in the NBA is evolving and Jalen Smith is the perfect modern NBA center. His is a great rim protector as he averaged 2.4 BPG. He is also a great shooter...

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One X-Factor for Every NBA Title Contender

Reading Time: 2 minutes1. Milwaukee Bucks – Eric Bledsoe Eric has been solid in the regular season the past 2 years for Milwaukee, but he has struggled in the last 2 playoffs. In the 2018 playoffs, he only averaged 13.6 PPG and shot an abysmal 32% from 3. To make matters worse, in the 2019 ECF Bledsoe averaged 10 PPG and shot 5-29 from 3. He needs to step up if the Bucks want to win the Finals… 2. Toronto Raptors – Fred VanVleet Fred last year had an awful postseason up until the birth of his son. Before...

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What Happened To the Creator of Jelly Fam?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat happened to the leader of Jelly Fam? Jelly Fam is a group of former high school hoopers that added “jelly” to their layups. The Jelly Fam got a lot of exposure with companies like Ballislife and Overtime were covering their high school games. Nobody got more exposure than the creator of Jelly Fam, Isaiah Washington. Coming out of high school Isaiah Washington was a 4-star recruit and he was ranked 68th on the ESPN top 100 for the class of 2017. He was ranked higher than Kaleb Wesson, Xavier Tillman, and Luka Garza. Isaiah had...

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Ben “Benji” Wilson: From Promise to Tragedy

Reading Time: 2 minutesBen “Benji” Wilson was born on March 18th, 1967 on the south side of Chicago. Growing up Benji dedicated his life to becoming the best basketball player in the country. Every summer he and his friends would play and work on their game endlessly. Benji had the work ethic to be great. However, entering high school at Simeon High School, one of the best teams in the country Benji was barely 6 foot tall as a freshman and spent the year on the freshman team. Fast forward to his sophomore year and Benji has a massive...

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