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Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jun 29, 2015 5:52 PM

Guys like Cliff Alexander are why the one-and-done rule exists and they are why the NBA is going to fight to extend it to two seasons during the next CBA. Read more »

Tags: Cliff Alexander, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Making the Case For T.J. McConnell

by Cameron Schott

May 27, 2015 6:37 PM

While upside and athleticism may rise as the draft nears, basketball IQ and toughness may get overlooked in the process. As a player that exemplifies both of the latter categories, here's why T.J. McConnell may surprise and make an NBA roster next season. Read more »

Tags: T.J. McConnell, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Five Seniors Creating Late NBA Draft Buzz

by Cameron Schott

May 21, 2015 3:28 PM

Prospects sometimes emerge late in the draft process, even after their senior year. Rakeem Christmas, Darion Atkins, Cady Lalanne, Pat Connaughton and Richaun Holmes are five such players. Read more »

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Notes From The 2015 Portsmouth Invitational

by Jordan Tyler

Evaluating the standouts from Portsmouth who could follow the likes of Robert Covington to become NBA players. Read more »
Tyler Johnson Reveals NBA Promise, Shedding Overseas Label

by Shams Charania

Tyler Johnson wanted to pursue the NBA, thoroughly and respectably. He became a premium undrafted player, and NBA executives envisioned an aggressive, athletic and two-way guard in the D-League with Sioux Falls. Read more »
Notes From The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

The depth of future lottery talent in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit wasn't as strong as past seasons, including last year's edition that comprises a good percentage of the draft crop, but there are three potential franchise-changing talents in Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Read more »
The NBA Future Of The Kentucky Seven

by Jonathan Tjarks

When you are drafting from a John Calipari team, you want to make sure you are taking guys based off their talent level and skill-set not their proximity to greatness at the NCAA level. So how do the seven guys from this year's team stack up with each other? Read more »
Shaka Smart Waited For This Chance At Texas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Most college games are won and lost before the ball is ever tipped into play. What Shaka Smart realized was there was no reason to leave the premier job in his conference unless he could get a premier job in one of the bigger conferences. Read more »
College Basketball Crowns A Champion

by Dan Hanner

The hero was a freshman, just not necessarily the one we expected. Read more »
Wisconsin Vs. Duke

by Dan Hanner

Kentucky vs Wisconsin lived up to the hype and more. Read more »
Tournament Wins Come From Smart Coaching In January, February

by Jonathan Tjarks

Justise Winslow's numbers have risen dramatically, in large part because Coach K put him in a position to succeed on both sides of the floor. One guy who has slipped in comparison is Stanley Johnson and it's instructive to see the difference in how they were deployed by their respective coaches. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Post Defense In NCAA Vs. NBA

by Brett Koremenos

Before either getting enamored with the post brilliance of Karl-Anthony Towns or analyzing the merits of Mike Brey's approach, you have to take into consideration a distinct difference in how post up play works at the NBA and college level. Read more »
Karl-Anthony Towns As A Specter Of The Past Or A Vision Of The Future

by Jonathan Tjarks

The biggest question NBA teams will have with Karl-Anthony Towns is whether to utilize him in post-ups or pick-and-rolls. What makes him such a great prospect is it can work either way. Read more »
Final Four Is Set

by Dan Hanner

The numbers that suggest Mark Few and Sean Miller are the best active coaches without a Final Four appearance, plus more on Okafor, Blackshear, and the Elite Eight. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

How Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, and Mike Krzyzewski ended up in another Elite Eight, and how Mark Few made the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Thoughts on the Sweet Sixteen, particularly two great games out west that set up a fantastic regional final. Read more »
The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at Michigan St.'s upset, Seth Tuttle's last game, the frustrating reality for Dayton fans, and the two-game numbers for every remaining tournament team. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Breaking down the third day of the NCAA tournament and asking a key question: Is Arizona better off with Stanley Johnson on the bench? Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at all the action from the second day of the tournament. Read more »
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