The Rebound

Rob Dauster
College basketball, covered with relevance and without reverence
Created 07 Aug 2020
  • Peach Jam Notebook
    26 Jul 2021 • 15 min read • 3 0
    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Peach Jam is always going to be Peach Jam. This week proved it to me. Despite the fact that the kids that were competing were in living Augusta for two straight weeks, despite th...
  • Franz Wagner is the exception that proves the rule
    12 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    There is a stereotype that European hoopers have in the eyes of NBA fans in this country. They’re soft. They’re not athletic. They’re overhyped. All they can do is shoot. They don’t want to defend. An...
  • College hoops is in good hands
    09 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    “Holy shit, college basketball is going to be so much fun next season.” That was my reaction on Thursday morning, a day after the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft had passed, when asked a radio...
  • Scottie Barnes is the best role player in this draft
    08 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Scottie Barnes is connective tissue. He’s a glue guy, a role player that is built to do all the things on a basketball court that don’t necessarily show up in a box score. In an era of versatility and...
  • James Bouknight's a bucket, but is he anything else, too?
    23 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    If I were so inclined, I could craft an argument that Jordan Clarkson’s shortcomings are as much to blame for Utah’s early exit from the 2021 NBA Playoffs as anything else that happened in their secon...
  • Jonathan Kuminga, a prototype in development
    18 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    The 2020 NBA Draft was, arguably, the weirdest draft that we will ever see. For starters, it happened in the middle of the pandemic, meaning that it was pushed all the way back to November after the e...
  • Jalen Green, Zach LaVine and 'everything else'
    08 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Jalen Green is a human turbo button. He’s a 6-foot-5, 178 pound quick twitch muscle. The buzz words that you’ll hear used to describe his game over the course of the NBA Draft process: Athleticism. Ex...
  • Can Duke avoid becoming the next Indiana or UCLA?
    03 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Mike Krzyzewski’s decision to announce his retirement ten months before his actual retirement did not really catch anyone by surprise, at least not anyone that’s been paying attention. Rumors have bee...
  • There's never been a better time to be Evan Mobley
    01 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    The term generational talent gets thrown around way too often when it comes to prospect evaluation. To me, a generational talent is a player that would be a superstar regardless of the era that they p...
  • Jalen Suggs, blues guitar and the beauty of unrefined talent
    24 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Jalen Suggs is an artist. Basketball, for him, is instinctual. It’s reactionary. See the play, make the play. At this point in his development, I don’t think Suggs really knows what he’s doing. Now, t...
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