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November 17th

Big 12 Conference Preview

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:07am

1. Kansas Jayhawks
2014-15 Record 26-8 (13-5 Big 12)
Key Additions: Carlton Bragg, LaGerald Vick, Cheick Diallo
Key Losses: Kelly Oubre, Cliff Alexander

November 16th

Big Ten Conference Preview

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 7:18am

The 2015-2016 season is upon us, and once again, the Big Ten is right in the thick of the discussion of conference superiority. Seeking to pick up where it left off, getting a nation-high 7 NCAA Tournament bids (tied with the Big 12), the conference could potentially be even stronger this year, thanks to an influx of talented freshmen, including 16 of ESPN’s top 100 recruits. Maryland, in its second season in the Big Ten, is already receiving hype as a potential national title contender, the Michigan and Indiana schools return several key players and are all likely to get

Big East Conference Preview

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:08pm

Big East basketball is back and while six teams (Butler, Georgetown, Providence, St. John’s, Villanova and Xavier) made it to the NCAA tournament, this is in no way a powerhouse conference filled with star-studded teams. Last year, Villanova won the conference by four games and the Wildcats look to win their third straight Big East Title. Although this is a deep conference, the question remains: can anybody compete with Villanova in the Big East?

1. Villanova Wildcats
2014-15 Record: 32-2 (16-2)

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:08am

It’s not even a week into the 2015-16 college hoops season and some very compelling matchups are staring us smack-dab in the face.

A “Final Four-flavored” double-header in The United Center in Chicago will tip off at 7:30 (ET) with Kentucky against Duke, with Kansas and Michigan State next up at 10 or so. Yes, that would be a nifty set of semifinals on Final Four Saturday (April 2) in Houston.

November 13th

SEC Conference Preview

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:48pm

1. Kentucky Wildcats 2014-15 Record 38-1 (21-0)
DEPARTURES: Karl Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson
ADDITIONS: Isaiah Briscoe, Isaac Humphries, Skal Labissiere, Charles Matthews, Mychal Mulder, Jamal Murray

ACC Conference Preview

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:17am

Heading into the 2015-2016 college basketball season, the ACC figures to be one of the deepest and most entertaining conferences in the country. The conference is three-deep in terms of teams that can legitimately win the conference and challenge for a national championship. Those include the defending national champions Duke Blue Devils, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and the Virginia Cavaliers. With that said, there are plenty of intriguing teams behind the big boys that can make noise with winning seasons and deep tournament runs in March.

November 10th

Damian Jones Interview

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:47am

A late bloomer, Vanderbilt 7-foot junior center Damian Jones shined in front of NBA scouts this summer at the Nike Academy and won the individual match up with Utah sophomore 7-footer Jacob Poeltl. He flashed high level explosiveness and athleticism, blocking shots and finishing at the rim. He also measured extremely well at 7-foot-0 with a 7-foot-2 wingspan. Most encouraging was that he displayed a developing face up game with the ability to knock down mid-range and even outside shots, consistently.

October 16th

Top 10 International Prospects

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:17pm

The European professional basketball season has officially started over the last couple of weeks, with national leagues beginning. Euroleague will starts October 15th, so it's time to make an overview on the top international prospects potentially available for the next NBA draft. We have intentionally left out the players that are too young to declare this year or most likely won’t declare until 2017 (i.e. Hartenstein, Ntikilina, Zubac, Slavica, Arapovic).

Dragan Bender (’97, 7-0, PF, Croatia, Maccabi Tel Aviv)

October 6th

Top 30 International NBA Players of All Time

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 9:59pm

The trend of International players having an effect on the landscape of the NBA may have begun as early as the late 50’s. But the international presence really took a foothold in the 80’s with Hakeem, Detlef, Vlade, and many others, as improved travel, technology, and foreign affairs, opened the league to new, nearly heretofore untapped resources of foreign players.

September 14th

2016 Extended NBA Mock 1.0

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:19am