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January 12th, 2015

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:56pm

And then there were two . . . Except, there were almost zero – as in unbeaten college basketball teams.

The Duke Blue Devils (87-75 at North Carolina State) were tagged with their first loss on Sunday afternoon – a day after the nation’s top-two squads in the Power 16, Kentucky and Virginia, pulled themselves out of tough jams at Texas A&M and Notre Dame, respectively.

How long will those unbeatens remain standing?

January 10th

2015 adidas NGT L’Hospitalet: Top Prospects

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 12:48pm

From January 4th to 6th C.B. L’Hospitalet held the second of the four qualification tournaments (Rome, Kaunas and Belgrade the other venues), of adidas Next Generation Tournament. The winner was the Spanish team from Real Madrid in the final game over their eternal rival FC Barcelona, after having crushed every opponent during the three days of competition.

Here it is a list of the prospects that showed the most potential, in a tournament that lacked elite NBA prospects:

Luka Doncic (1999, 6’6”, SG, Real Madrid, Slovenia)

January 6th

Emmanuel Mudiay Watch

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:43pm

By Lukas Peng

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The majority of people in the basketball world assumed Emmanuel Mudiay's playing days in China where long over. Everyone expected him to go back home, rehab and get ready for pre draft workouts. However the latest update has him practicing with the team and it looks like he will be ready to return to action soon.

January 5th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:46pm

The best conference in the country – the ACC, although those in support of the Big 12 could make a viable argument – features some dandy matchups in the next week.

And the North Carolina Tar Heels, who have won their past five games by an average margin of 21.6 points, will be playing host to two of them. Coach Roy Williams’ crew takes on No. 11 Notre Dame on Monday night and then No. 7 Louisville Sunday afternoon.

January 4th

Breakout Sophs

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 11:26pm

As we sit and watch the rookie class of 2015 become the draft of the infirmed and underperformed, the sophomore class of 2014, the group without a star, has begun to show that perhaps they have more going for them than was initially thought. While Giannis Antetokounmpo is perhaps this draft's sole shot at superstardom, players like Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, [Player: Nerlens Noel and Kentavious Coldwell-Pope have shown that they are able contributors at this level.

December 29th, 2014

Stock Watch

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:02pm

Hoping that your holidays have been filled with joy and basketball, here is our latest breakdown of prospects on the rise and those who might have taken a bit of a tumble:


Mario Hezonja 6-7 215 SG/SF FC Barcelona 1995

Emmanuel Mudiay Watch

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 1:42pm

By Lukas Peng

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December 28th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:02pm

Conference play begins in earnest as we prepare to burst through into 2015 a second past midnight on Thursday.

And there’s going to be some nifty conference openers on the final day of 2014: Penn State at Wisconsin (Big Ten); Butler at Villanova and St. John’s at Seton Hall (both Big East); UNLV at Wyoming and Boise State at Colorado State (both Mountain West).

December 22nd

Rookie of the Year / Infirmary Watch

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:47am

So a little over a quarter into the 2015 NBA season and the only thing that seems certain about this heavily anticipated rookie class is that they can't wait until 2016 to show us what they can do. The 2015 NBA season will undoubtedly have several themes before its end, but for this group of first-timers, the 2014-'15 season will go down as the year of the injured rook.

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:46pm

The “Kentucky is the most dominating team since . . .” chatter could get even more pronounced after John Calipari’s team visits Louisville Saturday.

If the Wildcats bus back to Lexington with anything approaching a dominant performance over Rick Pitino’s club, their being unbeaten going into the NCAA Tournament may border on the likely.

The Wildcats are far from anything approaching an exceptional team on the offensive end of the floor right now.