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The Blueprint For Beating Kentucky

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 6, 2014 7:54 PM

John Calipari’s team may eventually break the record for most players drafted in a single season, but that doesn’t mean they are unbeatable. Texas helped provide a formula despite their double-digit loss. Read more »

Tags: Texas Longhorns, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA

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Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Centers

by Jonathan Tjarks

May 11, 2014 10:38 PM

There should be a bumper crop of behemoths in the college game in 2015, who will look to make their mark in a sport traditionally dominate by guards. Read more »

Tags: Purdue Boilermakers, UC Irvine Anteaters, Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Small Forwards

by Jonathan Tjarks

May 5, 2014 1:04 PM

A small forward who can’t shoot 3’s has to have the game to be a primary offensive option at the next level, since the ball will naturally wind up in their hands. As a result, it’s become a bit of an all-or-nothing position - there’s no such thing as a role playing SF who can’t stretch the floor at the next level. Read more »

Tags: Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Returning Point Guards

by Jonathan Tjarks

Delon Wright, Marcus Paige, Rysheed Jordan, Andrew Harrison and Ryan Boatright are returning to college, but are the most intriguing point guard prospects for the NBA. Read more »
One And Done Model Works For Everyone

by Jonathan Tjarks

John Calipari is 18-3 in the NCAA Tournament at Kentucky. Even more remarkable, he compiled that number with four completely different teams, sending upwards of 15 players to the NBA. It’s a vindication not only of how he built his program, but of the entire “one and done” model. Read more »
A Champion Is Crowned

by Dan Hanner

Should Kentucky have played more zone this year, why Niels Giffey made a lot of fans happy, and how Napier survived a few frustrated moments to lead his team to victory. Read more »
UConn-Kentucky Title Game Shows Changes In College Basketball

by Cameron Schott

Kevin Ollie didn’t recruit most of his roster, but his offense and maneuvering of lineups have been essential to reach the championship. The Huskies starting lineup has shown a change of the times as well. Read more »
Final Four Saturday

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky continues to overcome the odds, Wisconsin's season was historic even without a Final Four win, and I break down the simulcasts. Read more »
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 »
How Kentucky Became Better Than The Sum Of Its Parts

by Jonathan Tjarks

In a tourney filled with unlikely stories, none is more unlikely than John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats becoming a Cinderella. Rather than 2-3 guys emerging as stars, everyone on has shared the burden, with each member of their rotation coming up big at a different time. Read more »
Every Player In The Sweet Sixteen

by Dan Hanner

Time to classify every player in the Sweet Sixteen. 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 »
Coaches That Peak Early In The Year

by Dan Hanner

Explaining how an Iowa vs Iowa St. basketball game can be better than Kentucky vs North Carolina, and how Mike Krzyzewski can show up on a list about coaching disappointment. Read more »
More On Kentucky's Downside

by Dan Hanner

After receiving a ton of questions about how to interpret Best Case and Worse Case Scenarios in the projections, we run models on Kentucky and Michigan from last season as both were outliers. 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 »
2013 McDonald’s All American Game Recap

by Dan Hanner

Arizona's latest commit Aaron Gordon stole all the headlines, but I was more impressed with a less-heralded name headed to Washington. Read more »
A More Meaningful McDonald's Game

by Dan Hanner

With a few exceptions (Anthony Bennett, Marcus Smart) last year’s class didn’t quite live up to typical McDonald’s All-American game standards. But with Andrew Wiggins headling, we are confident that this year’s class will be different. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Bill Walton quotes, the fate of early college enrollees, is Ryan Harrow a curse, angry coaches, and the end of the Georgetown vs Syracuse rivalry. Read more »
Freshman Prospects Before New Year's: Nerlens Noel

by Jordan Tyler

If Nerlens Noel can continue to progress in his understanding of basketball and improve his skillset along the way, he could actualize his potential and become a top player from the 2013 draft class. He does have a long way to go before he can make an impact in the NBA though. Read more »
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