The Toronto Raptors have hired former Sports Illustrated college basketball writer Luke Winn as director of prospect strategy, according to a report from RealGM.
Winn spent 15 years at Sports Illustrated, most recently as the senior college basketball reporter.
“Winn brings with him an extensive knowledge of basketball prospects, having reported on college hoops since the 2004-05 season, as well as numerous international events,” RealGM wrote. “His work at SI included in-depth player features and original analytics research.”
Some of SI’s top writers are jumping ship as the magazine’s future is in serious doubt, according to several industry insiders.
Winn will research and scout draft prospects, and offer input on personnel decisions, per RealGM.