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Author: Jacob LeRea

Being apart of Long Island’s HS Hoops Cinderella Story: A Reflection

Reading Time: 8 minutesA few months ago, I remember casually scrolling through TikTok, not thinking anything of it. A video came up of a Boston College senior being interviewed after his last college game ever. He was asked, “What are young going to take away as your best memory on playing basketball?”. His answer was simple and unexpected: “Going out to eat”. At the time, I wasn’t able to relate. Flash forward about six months and the thing I am going to miss the most about my high school basketball team is going out to eat. Basketball has always...

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NBA Draft: Risers and Fallers | January Edition

Reading Time: 4 minutesCollege Basketball this season has been incredibly entertaining thus far with a nice mix of returning star players and freshman dominating the scene. During this season, there have been several players who have skyrocketed up scouts’ draft boards while there are others who have plummeted their ranking. Let’s take a look at which players have shocked the world and become top prospects, and which guys went from promising NBA talent to tanking to the second round and potentially being undrafted Riser #1: Johnny Davis, PG/SG, Sophomore, Wisconsin Johnny Davis has been THE story of the College...

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Every NBA Team’s New Years Resolution

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe first half of the ’21-22 NBA season has been mixed. On one hand, we are witnessing one of the closest MVP and Rookie of the Year races in recent memory as the leader for this award changes each week. On the other hand, every team is decimated by Covid as we get the infamous “____ has been placed in health and safety protocols” tweets from Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania. Hopefully, the 2022 part of this season is a lot more healthy and entertaining than the first half. With that being said, here should be...

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The One-Handed Hooper: Hansel Emmanuel

Reading Time: 3 minutesHansel “Kikimita” Emmanuel at age six was a normal kid in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He spent his days at school and hanging out with his friends playing various games. Emmanuel had a special love for sports. Hansel could be found playing baseball but his true love was basketball due to his father’s professional background in the Dominican Republic as he played in the professional leagues and spent time with the national team. Hansel looked up to LeBron James and considered him a hero. However, things took a drastic and sharp turn for Hansel. One day...

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A Way-Too-Early NBA Mock Draft

Reading Time: 6 minutesBoth the NBA and College Basketball season just tipped off but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a mock draft. This mock draft will be constructed based on first impressions of both NBA teams and prospects. Things will be very different by the time the actual draft rolls around, but seeing how much it changes can be a lot of fun. This mock will be using projected NBA standings since it is still very early into the NBA season. 1. Houston Rockets: Chet Holmgren, Center, Gonzaga The unicorn and so far number one pick Chet Holmgren...

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