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Draft Report: Andrew Wiggins Of Kansas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jun 19, 2014 4:57 PM

When Andrew Wiggins was playing AAU basketball, a transition setting where he could make direct-line runs at the rim, he surely looked like the best prospect since LeBron James. You can only see the holes in his game when he’s forced to play in the halfcourt. Read more »

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas Jayhawks, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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The Big Mistake: Measurables Vs. Situation

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jun 5, 2014 1:31 AM

When you are scouting a player in college, you have to scout his teammates and his coaching staff too. Just look at what's happened to Thomas Robinson and Andre Drummond in two NBA seasons. Read more »

Tags: Andre Drummond, Thomas Robinson, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Kansas Jayhawks, Connecticut Huskies, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Notes On The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic

by Dan Hanner

Apr 20, 2014 1:29 PM

On Justin Blackmon, the budding chemistry between Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, the potential of Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre at Kansas, and why Myles Turner is making the most informed decision of any high-level recruit. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Indiana Hoosiers, NCAA

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Blue Blood Schools Again Taking Country's Best Talent

by Jonathan Tjarks

The programs who reel in multiple players from the McDonald’s game are the sport’s blue bloods. There were 13 schools represented at the game, but only five with multiple recruits - Duke and Kentucky with 4, UNC with 3, Kansas and UCLA with 2. Read more »
The Bigs Of The Incoming 2014 College Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jahlil Okafor, for all his skills, plays more like the No. 1 overall pick in 1994 than 2014. For a glimpse at where the game is going, you have to look at Karl Towns and Myles Turner, two of the other top big men in the class of 2014. Read more »
Coaches Hurt The Most By New Foul Rules

by Dan Hanner

The impact of the new foul rules on Kansas and Kentucky, the new key to Wisconsin's season, and Florida St.'s poor defensive rebounding highlight this week's column. Read more »
2013 Holiday Tournament (Part 3)

by Dan Hanner

Looking at Andrew Wiggins and Kansas in the Battle for Atlantis, the Old Spice Classic, Wooden Legacy, Barclays Center Classic, Corpus Christi Challenge, Las Vegas Classic and the Diamond Head Classic. Read more »
Why The NCAA Loses Nothing By Eliminating Amateurism

by Jonathan Tjarks

The NCAA can act like the NBA’s disinterest is a burden for the NCAA, but it’s really an opportunity to make $11 billion over 14 years to put on a March basketball tournament. There are plenty of people who want to watch the best 18-20 year old basketball players in the world. Read more »
False Positives In Scouting For The NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

For all they told us, Thomas Robinson's college stats might as well have been his high school ones. Even the most advanced statistics depend on the underlying data and the data coming out of college is fairly flawed. Read more »
Andrew Wiggins To Kansas And A Top 25 Update

by Dan Hanner

Andrew Wiggins decision to attend Kansas isn't the only news to shake up the Way Too Early Top 25 over the last few weeks. Read more »
March Madness Through The NBA Lens (Round Of 32)

by Daniel Leroux

Important games in the round of 32 for Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey, Tyler Zeller, Doug McDermott, Jamaal Franklin, Mason Plumlee, Brandon Paul, Shane Larkin and more. Read more »
Comparing The Conferences

by Dan Hanner

The Pac-12 has been suffering through a long dark period. The Big Ten has been dominant (at least in the pre-conference schedule) for the last few years. Should we expect a change this year? Is the Pac-12’s slump over? Is the Big Ten’s boom about to come to an end? Read more »
How Kentucky's National Championship Is Good For College Sports

by Jonathan Tjarks

College sports programs belong to their fans while professional sports organizations belong to their owners. There a lot of things seriously wrong with the NCAA and its underlying business model, but the situation in the NBA is far, far worse. Read more »
Final Four Saturday

by Dan Hanner

Sarcasm, Triumph, and Heartbreak from a fantastic Saturday at the Final Four. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

What does every coach in the Sweet Sixteen have in common? A great efficiency margin over the last 5 years. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Twelve of the 16 teams in the Sweet Sixteen were in the preseason AP Top 25, and Michigan St. was among the first teams in the “others receiving votes” category. But Indiana, Ohio, and NC State have all exceeded expectations this season by making it this far. Read more »
2012 Big 12 Power Rankings

by RealGM Staff Report

It was Kansas, Missouri and Baylor atop the Big 12 for a large part of the season, but Bill Self’s Jayhawks eventually pulled away as they have in each of the past eight campaigns. Read more »
Rivalry Week Musings And More Conference Shuffling

by Dan Hanner

Breaking down Duke/North Carolina, Syracuse/Georgetown, Kansas/Baylor and Florida/Kentucky, along with which conferences are improving with the new round of shuffling. Read more »
Top NCAA Coaches Of Past Five Years

by Dan Hanner

There are a lot of complicated ways to evaluate college coaches, but in this edition we look at the coaches with the best per possession numbers over the last five years. Read more »
Kansas Freshmen Over The Past Decade

by Dan Hanner

Kansas typically has more than its fair share of talented freshmen, and here is a look back at the statistical best and worse from 2001-02 to 2010-11. Read more »