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1O.J. Mayo 
PG/SG, 19 years old, 6'5", 195 lbs.
USC, Freshman
2Michael Beasley 
PF, 18 years old, 6'9", 220 lbs.
Kansas State, Freshman
3Derrick Rose 
PG, 18 years old, 6'4", 180 lbs.
Memphis, Freshman
4Kosta Koufos 
C, years old, 7'1", 245 lbs.
Ohio State, Freshman
5Kevin Love 
PF/C, 18 years old, 6'9", 255 lbs.
UCLA, Freshman
6Roy Hibbert 
C, 20 years old, 7'2", 272 lbs.
Georgetown, Senior
7Nicolas Batum 
SF, 18 years old, 6'8", 209 lbs.
Le Mans Sarthe Basket, International
8Chase Budinger 
SG/SF, 19 years old, 6'7", 190 lbs.
Arizona, Sophomore
9Darrell Arthur 
PF, 19 years old, 6'9", 215 lbs.
Kansas, Sophomore
10Danilo Gallinari 
SF, 19 years old, 6'9", 209 lbs.
Armani Jeans Milano, International
11Serge Ibaka 
PF, 17 years old, 6'10", 220 lbs.
CB L'Hospitalet, International
12Brook Lopez 
PF/C, 19 years old, 7'0", 230 lbs.
Stanford, Sophomore
13Tywon Lawson 
PG, 19 years old, 5'11", 175 lbs.
North Carolina, Sophomore
14Eric Gordon 
SG, 18 years old, 6'2", 190 lbs.
Indiana, Freshman
15Darren Collison 
PG, 20 years old, 6'1", 165 lbs.
UCLA, Junior
16Tyler Hansbrough 
PF, 21 years old, 6'9", 230 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior
17Terrence Williams 
SG/SF, 20 years old, 6'5", 207 lbs.
Louisville, Junior
18DeVon Hardin 
C, 20 years old, 6'11", 225 lbs.
California, Senior
19D.J. Augustin 
PG, 19 years old, 5'11", 175 lbs.
Texas, Sophomore
20Richard Hendrix 
PF, 20 years old, 6'9", 250 lbs.
Alabama, Junior
21Taj Gibson 
PF, 22 years old, 6'9", 210 lbs.
USC, Sophomore
22Omri Casspi 
SF/PF, 19 years old, 6'8", 220 lbs.
Maccabi Tel Aviv, International
23Ryan Anderson 
PF, years old, 6'10", 235 lbs.
California, Sophomore
24Hasheem Thabeet 
C, 20 years old, 7'2", 260 lbs.
Connecticut, Sophomore
25Brandon Costner 
PF, 20 years old, 6'9", 230 lbs.
N.C. State, Sophomore
26Jamont Gordon 
SG, 20 years old, 6'3", 225 lbs.
Mississippi St., Junior
27Brandon Rush 
SG/SF, 22 years old, 6'7", 211 lbs.
Kansas, Junior
28Nemanja Aleksandrov 
PF, 20 years old, 7'0", 220 lbs.
BC Red Star Belgrade, International
29James Mays 
PF, 21 years old, 6'9", 219 lbs.
Clemson, Senior
30Chris Lofton 
SG, 21 years old, 6'2", 200 lbs.
Tennessee, Senior
U-18 European Championship: The Wings
by  Luis Fernández

Although two of the players featured here, Edwin Jackson and Dairis Bertans, were rightfully rewarded with all-tournament-team honors, you won’t find any clear-cut top NBA prospects on this list. The superb streak of small forward projects seen in the 1987 and 1988 classes hasn’t found continuity in the 89/90 age groups. It’s mostly a collection of promising shooters that should be able to feed the European ranks with firepower for years to come.

U-19 World Championship Review: Big Men
by  Luis Fernández
We finish our player-by-player recap of the U-19 World Championships with the big men, basically centers but also potentially power forwards that have evolved primarily as low-post players in this tournament. There was a nice group of interesting prospects here that will surely develop into competitive players in the future at the senior level. The list is opened by MVP-award winner Milan Macvan, who led Serbia to the title.

Player Movement on the European Summer Market
by  Jonathan Givony

Continuing to explore the behind the scenes world of the free agent market, we take a look at the just-as-intriguing (at times) world of the European transfer market, which represents a true hierarchy of “haves” and “have-nots”. The top guns of the Euroleague continue to reload thanks to massive budgets-- rivaling their NBA counterparts at times—while we continue to see some of the top international players move to the NBA—and the players they replaced on rosters move to Europe. A more disturbing trend has to do with the recent trend of American players and their clubs buying or acquiring Eastern European passports – a true win-win situation for both parties involved, but extremely damaging for the moral integrity and competitive nature of the sport.

Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic Report
by  Joey Whelan
Rucker Park has always been synonymous with exciting, crowd pleasing basketball. The high flying, fast paced brand of basketball played there is as much a part of the culture at Rucker as the court itself is to downtown Harlem. The arrival of twenty-four of the country’s best high school players on Friday night for the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic made for another electrifying night at the famed park. DraftExpress was in attendance as the Goat Squad came away with a 169-164 victory over the Skip To My Lou Squad.

Blog: The Off Season Part 4
by  Rodrique Benson
My offseason continues to roll on as August passes and September comes in. I arrived in Sacramento 3 weeks ago direct from my NBA Fair extravaganza in North Dakota. Since getting up here, things have really slowed down for me. It seems like everything I do now has a meaning to it. The season is right around the corner, and what I do now will have a direct correlation with the season. I think they call this focus in some places. If so, this is the most focused I've ever been, but that doesn't mean that I can't have different kinds of excitement along the way.

U-19 World Championship Review: Forwards
by  Luis Fernández
It's time to take a look at the forwards in our player-by-player recap of the U-19 World Championship. Here we find some of the best prospects seen in Novi Sad, including Nicolas Batum, Michael Beasley or Víctor Claver.

Is the NBA Full?
by  Jonathan Givony
Is the NBA reaching full capacity? According to a slew of unsigned veteran free agents, 2nd round picks, undrafted rookies, and their distressed representation this summer—that seems to be exactly the case. Whereas in most years there are a host of teams with roster spots for an agent to choose from, things appear to be slightly different this time around.

Blame the luxury tax. Blame the international players. Blame the fact that geezers like Reggie Miller, Dikembe Mutombo and Kevin Willis refuse to retire. But realize that more than ever, the waiting list to get into the NBA is getting longer and longer, while the amount of spots stays the same or even gets shorter with teams like the Washington Wizards or New Jersey Nets considering carrying only 13 players to steer clear of the tax.

U-19 World Championship Review: Guards
by  Luis Fernández
As promised, we take a look back at the U-19 World Championship celebrated last month in Novi Sad to individually check on the best players seen in the competition. We start with the guards.

Say No Classic - LA's Collegiate Summer League
by  Jim Hlavac
Now that the NBA has left Long Beach for the Las Vegas Summer League, the best basketball in L.A. is at the Say No Classic - a 16-team summer league for college players including Darren Collison, Jeff Pendergraph and Austin Daye.

adidas Nations Basketball Experience: 2009 High School Prospects
by  Jonathan Givony
Evaluations of the 2009 class high school players at the adidas Nations basketball experience in New Orleans last week. Including Derrick Favors, Dexter Strickland, Lance Stephenson, and Jerry Brown.

U-18 European Championship: Serbia Completes the Grand Slam
by  Luis Fernández

In a thrilling final featuring the dream matchup of Macvan vs. Koufos, Serbia amassed another triumph in the youth categories, while the Greek dominator ended up receiving the MVP award. With this victory in the European Junior Championship, the Balkan team has completed an unbelievable sweep by winning the four youth tournaments celebrated this summer, certifying its status as the best talent pool in Europe.

adidas Nations Basketball Experience: 2008 High School Prospects
by  Jonathan Givony
Evaluations of the 2008 class high school players at the adidas Nations basketball experience in New Orleans last week. Including Jrue Holiday, B.J. Mullens, Luke Babbitt, Jerime Anderson and others.

Getting To Know: Andrew Ogilvy
by  Rodger Bohn
Since last month's FIBA U-19 Championships, there have been few players with more buzz than Australian big man Andrew Ogilvy. Ogilvy was a man amongst boys in the competition, setting himself atop all of the big men that the event had to offer. Rodger Bohn sits down with Ogilvy in the latest of DraftExpress' "Getting To Know" series.

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