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April 8th, 2009

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Roster

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 12:09pm
This year's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament will take place from April 8 - 11. For more information on the PIT check back later for our daily coverage.

You can also learn more about the event from the official website: Portsmouth

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
Coaches : Dennis Koutoufas & Ben Moore

April 6th

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool: Final Results

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 9:26pm

The Tar Heels may have hit some bumps and looked vulnerable at times, but in the end their talent level was too much for anyone to match up with as the steam rolled their way to the national title. We will have coverage on the Final Four including a look at which player's stocks were affected but first here's a look at how our player pool turned out.

Although the Championship game wasn't close, the player tournament pool turned out extremely close, adding excitement when the title had already been decided.

April 5th

2009 Championship Game Preview

Sun, 04/05/2009 - 7:32pm

63 games played. One to go. And after convincing wins by both North Carolina and Michigan State on Saturday night, it’s all about a rematch from a one-sided event that took place on December 3rd.

April 4th

2009 National High School Invitational

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 5:52pm

ROCKVILLE, Md. - When ESPN/RISE decided to create the National High School Invitational - their version of a national boy's basketball high school championship - this is exactly what they were hoping for.


April 2nd

2009 Final Four Preview

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 8:15am

Final Four in the Motor City

Everyone knows it hasn’t been a great year for the Motor City. But, despite the rough economic times that Detroit faces, the Final Four is in town, and they have a big reason to pay attention since homegrown Michigan State is participating in the final weekend of America’s favorite tournament. This year’s Final Four has plenty of story lines:

April 1st

2009 McDonald's All American Game Recap

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 11:23pm

The East squad topped the West by a score of 113-110 in the the 2009 McDonald's All America game. It was an exciting edition with numerous dunks and high flying plays. The West trailed for most of the game before grabbing the lead late. They held a 110-109 lead in the final minute but were unable to score as Derrick Favors converted an ally oop to take the lead with 40 seconds left. After a 3 point miss by Mason-Griffin, Lance Stephenson found Favors for the game clinching dunk.

March 30th

Stock Watch: Sweet 16 & Elite 8

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 10:09pm

By Aran Smith

This is make or break time for this year's draft prospects to make a strong impression on NBA scouts. With the tournament field dwindling from 16 to 4 teams over the weekend, the intensity and importance of player's performances ratcheted up a notch. Each game can swing a players draft stock significantly, as scouts want to see what a player is made of when all the chips are down.

March 29th

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool: Update #2

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 5:49pm

On March 19th we explained the rules to our "battle of the sites" contest between and NBA based sister site Now with just 3 tourney games left, the outcome is becoming clearer: Team holds a commanding 90 point lead at 1453 points to 1363 and a one player advantage heading into the final four.

Here are the results (both team and individual) thus far:

March 27th

Sophomore Rankings Updated

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 12:27pm

Many have called this the greatest class of all time, the (2011) sophomore class features 9 players projected in this year's first round. After putting 10 players in the first round (7 in the lottery) in 2008, this class remains the strongest at the college level including college's premiere talent Blake Griffin. The classes of 2010 and 2011 were both incredibly deep and talented which have made the current freshmen (2012) and high school senior (2013) classes pale in comparison.

Top 5 Sophomores

March 24th

NBA Draft: Stock Watch

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 3:30pm