Hoops Prospects Podcast (HPP)

Hoops Prospects Podcast (HPP)

HPP is the perfect show for NBA Draft junkies and fans of college and pro basketball. Each week, Rich Harris and the rest of the Hoops Prospects staff will discuss the latest developments in the world of hoops, analyze pro prospects, and generally have fun. HPP will also feature guest appearances from various people involved with pro and college basketball, including players, scouts, coaches, writers, and TV personalities.


November 22, 2022 172 min

Drew and Rich discuss the biggest news in college hoops and talk about the draft prospects whose stock is rising and falling.  They are also joined by Notre Dame’s star wing Dane Goodwin and Eugene Repay, who covers the Villanova Wildcats for VUHoops.com.


1.  NBA Notes (6:18)

2.  College Hoops Notebook (20:51)

  • New “Flop Rule” stinks
  • Kentucky at Gonzaga
  • Illinois vs. Virginia 
  • UCLA vs. Baylor
  • Houston at. Oregon 
  • Florida State start...
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    Mav and Rich discuss the biggest news in both the NBA and college hoops and present the first NBA Draft Stock Report of the season.  They are also joined by two special guests, Ohio State big man Zed Key and Bruce Pascoe, who covers the Arizona Wildcats for the Arizona Daily Star


    1.  NBA Notes

  • Nets, Kyrie, & Ben Simmons (2:55)
  • Joel Embiid (7:54)
  • LA Lakers (20:28)
  • Phoenix Suns (23:29)
  • Shai Gilgeous Alexander (25:38)

  • 2.  Col...

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    The HPP crew continues to preview the 2022-23 college basketball season, discussing the top players and teams in the country, including Houston, Arkansas, Duke, and Dayton.  In "Part of 2" of this special two-part episode, Rich, Drew, and Mav also make their predictions for Sweet Sixteen surprises, the Final Four, the National Champ, the Player of the Year, the Freshman of the Year, and the Coach of the Year.  Lastly, we le...

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    Psyched for the 2022-23 college basketball season, the guys have an in-depth discussion about the top players and teams in the country, including UNC, Gonzaga, and UK.  In "Part of 1" of this special two-part episode, Rich, Drew, and Mav start by discussing the biggest surprises and disappointments of the young NBA season, including the Utah Jazz, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Josh Primo.  They also sit down with award-win...

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    The crew reviews the Hoops Prospects NBA Fearless Forecast for the upcoming season, joined by special guest, Law Murray, who covers the LA Clippers for the Athletic.  Rich, Drew, Mav, and Cam make their preseason predictions for the best teams in each conference, the eventual NBA Champion, and the winners of the postseason awards, including MVP and Rookie of the Year.   Also, Law provides insider insight into the Clippers.  


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    The HPP gang has extended discussions about Victor Wembanyama's draft stock,  Draymond Green's troubles, and key NBA injuries.  Rich, Drew, and Mav also preview the NBA's NW and SW divisions, with predictions and fantasy tips.  And the Mailbag was packed full this week with great questions, including a fantasy challenge from a listener.  


  • Draymond's Troubles (2:21)
  • Victor Wembanyama's Draft Stock (10:59)
  • K...
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    The HPP crew previews the NBA's Central and Pacific divisions, including plenty of fantasy tips, plus Rich and Drew also talk Kentucky basketball with sophomore forward Daimion Collins, a former 5-star recruit. 


  • NBA News (3:23)
  • Chicago Bulls Preview (18:20)
  • Milwaukee Bucks (25:39)
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (36:01)
  • Detroit Pistons (45:18)
  • Indiana Pacers (54:39)
  • LA Lakers (1:01:14)
  • LA Clippers (1:15:06)
  • Sacramento Kings (1:25:56)
  • Phoeni...
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    Season Two of HPP opens with bang, as the gang previews the Atlantic and Southeast Divisions of the NBA, and are joined by special guest Chase Hughes, who covers the Washington Wizards for NBC Sports.   Roster changes, the outlook for the 2022-23 season, and fantasy tips are discussed for each team in the two divisions.  


  • NBA News (1:32)
  • Boston Celtics (20:56)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (32:50)
  • Toronto Raptors (41:11)
  • Brooklyn Nets (49...
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    Hugh Baxter, who has accepted a position with the Milwaukee Bucks, returns for the final episode of Season 1.  Hugh, Rich, and Drew discuss the latest NBA news and break down the games of a handful college stars, including Gonzaga’s Drew Timme, Houston’s Marcus Sasser, and Dayton’s DaRon Holmes.  Richmond forward Tyler Burton also joins the show for an in-depth interview. 


  • NBA News (8:29)
  • Draft Prospect Breakdowns (43:22)
  • Ty...
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    HPP gets back to college hoops with two special guests, Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi and Dayton big man DaRon Holmes.   Also, we discuss UNC's Pete Nance, Gonzaga's Julian Strawther, the latest with Kevin Durant, and the NBA's highest paid players.


  • KD, NBA Salaries, No. 6, ... (2:41)
  • Pete Nance and Julian Strawther (24:10)
  • Tennessee Hoops (31:08)
  • Santiago Vescovi Interview (50:05)
  • Dayton Hoops (1:12:59)
  • DaRon Hol...
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    August 3, 2022 145 min

    In this episode of HPP, the gang discusses some burning questions about the future of the NBA as the collective bargaining renegotiation looms over the league. We also check in with returning guest, Law Murray, to discuss the LA Clippers, and are also joined by a new guest,
    Noah Levick, who covers the 76ers for NBC Sports Philadelphia.


  • Proposal: Flatten the Lottery Odds (2:37)
  • Proposal: A Change to the SuperMax (15:38)
  • Propos...
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    July 24, 2022 131 min

    NBA Summer League has wrapped up, and HPP's Hugh Baxter has the inside scoop, including some news on James Harden.  Hugh and the rest of the crew discuss the rookies who impressed and disappointed in Summer League action. We also shine some light on the second and third-year prospects who made a name for themselves in Vegas this summer. Finally, we will take a handful of interesting questions from our Mailbag.

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    The HPP team assembles to discuss some of the exciting movement this NBA off-season. Free agency always packs more than a few surprises, and this one has not disappointed. We have already seen some huge trades, some major signings, and some even bigger trade requests. As usual, the team answers some burning questions from the Mailbag.

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    July 1, 2022 172 min

    Richard Harris is joined by the rest of the HPP team to evaluate the results of the 2022 NBA Draft.  In this episode, we dished out draft grades to each front office based on their picks, as well as a few important trades. The crew also answered some burning questions from the "mailbag."


  • Stanley Cup — Hockey is Alright (0:53)
  • Flat Earth, New Horizons — Kyrie Irving Drama Unfolds (4:09)
  • ATL Hawks — AJ Griffin Slips (1...
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    Richard Harris and the HPP team wrap up Hoops Prospects' annual NBA Mock Draft, going in depth on our second-round picks. The gang also discusses the Warriors deciding victory in the NBA Finals, and take a few interesting questions from the weekly Mailbag.


  • Drew's Poole Party (1:06)
  • NBA Finals Discussion (3:48)
  • Finals MVP — Wiggins Gets His Flowers (8:36)
  • HPP's 2022 NBA Mock Draft (19:58)
  • Picks 31 — 39 (23:16)
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    Richard Harris and the gang continue the annual HP Mock Draft.  Earlier this week, we went in depth on the lottery prospects, and in this special bonus episode of HPP, we will be selecting the remaining first-round picks.

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    The HPP team tips off the annual HP Group Mock Draft with an in depth discussion of the 2022 NBA draft lottery prospects.  HPP is also  joined by All-Big East wing Jared Rhoden in an exciting interview. 


  • NBA Finals Discussion (1:50)
  • HPP's 2022 NBA Mock Draft — The Lottery (13:25)
  • Interview:  Jared Rhoden of Seton Hall (1:00:36)
  • Mailbag (1:20:51)
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    Rich Harris is joined by the HPP entourage to discuss standout prospects in the 2022 draft class; specifically the top shooters, the top passers, the top defenders, the top athletes, and the top two-way players.  HPP is also joined by special guest Allen Flanigan of Auburn.


  • NBA Chat (3:19)
  • Top Shooters (18:12)
  • Top Passers (38:37)
  • Top Defenders (54:42)
  • Top Athletes (1:08:43)
  • Top Two-way Players (1:26:04)
  • Allen Flanigan Interview (...
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    With all of the combines now completed, Rich Harris and Drew Barton focus which prospects have seen their draft stock significantly rise or fall over the past month.  Their special guest is Marko Zarkovic, the head coach of Telekom Baskets Bonn II in Germany.  


  • (2:50) NBA Playoffs
  • (16:24) Stock Rising:  Jake LaRavia, Christian Braun, Max Christie, Terquavion Smith, Jalen Williams, Ryan Rollins, Andrew Nembhard, Dereon Seabro...
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    The HPP crew takes an in-depth look at some of the more mysterious prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft, including Shaedon Sharpe, Leonard Miller, Jean Montero, and Jaden Hardy.  The special guest is All-WCC guard Jalen Williams, who is not a mystery and is participating in the NBA Combine this week.


  • 2:12 - NBA Playoffs
  • 24:37 - G League Elite Camp
  • 31:39 - Jaden Hardy & Dyson Daniels
  • 45:35 - Shaedon Sharpe & MarJon Beauchamp
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