2020 NBA Mock Draft: Obi Toppin goes to Warriors at No. 2 ahead of LaMelo Ball to Hornets

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Georgia

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

19.1

RPG

5.2

APG

2.8

3P%

29.4%

We’ve gone from the biggest no-brainer for No. 1 in almost 20 years (Zion Williamson) to a more wide-open chase. I’m going to stick with Anthony Edwards here because I think Minnesota has a decent chance of trading the pick, and the team that tries to get up to No. 1 might do so for the upside of Edwards and Edwards only. He’s the only prospect in this draft worth trading up for; I’m just not seeing the enticement with LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman or Obi Toppin. Edwards, who played on a bad team but put up solid numbers (50% 2-point shooting in addition to the averages above) projects as a reliable scorer at the next level. There is a belief that he was actually

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World Champs Medalist Andrei Minakov to Stay in Russia Ahead of Freshman Year at Stanford

Elwanda Tulloch

World Championships silver medalist Andrei Minakov will not be traveling to the United States this coming school year as he will do distance learning in his native Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minakov, who had committed to swim at Stanford University for this fall, confirmed to Swimming World that he will be redshirting for the upcoming season.

“We came to a consensus that it’s probably the best decision for me,” Andrei Minakov said. “I am remotely enrolled and will do remote learning this year. Additionally, I am training here in Russia and preparing for the Olympics at home. I will come to campus in the fall of 2021.”

He is currently training with the Russian national team at Lake Krugloye with coach Sergei Chepik.

“Minakov is training at Krugly, he will not go to the USA now, they gave him the go-ahead for this. While he will train in

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Freeport’s greatest basketball players No. 10: Brian Hildebrand ’ahead of his time’ – Sports – Rockford Register Star

Elwanda Tulloch

Thirty years ago, most 6-foot-7 small-town basketball players stayed in the paint.

Not Orangeville’s Brian Hildebrand.

“He was ahead of his time,” former Orangeville coach Brian Benning said. “He was so versatile with his range. That’s what caught the eye of the college scouts. He was silky smooth with the most beautiful shot you could ever envision. Just a beautiful textbook jump shot.

“He had great range and great touch around the basket as well as medium range and long range. We didn’t have him shoot many long-rangers. We didn’t need to, but, boy, he could.

“He could do pretty much everything, and he could do it very well. That was really uncommon for someone his size back in the late 1980s and early 90s. He was a pioneer. He would fit in today’s game even better than he did back then. His game traveled well. He could play inside,

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