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Major Conference Tournaments Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Mar 11, 2015 12:29 AM

Here is a full rundown of the first day of the ACC tournament. Read more »

Tags: Jalen Hudson, Boston College Eagles, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Virginia Tech Hokies, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NCAA

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Larry Brown's Mission Of Building NBA Factory In Dallas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Dec 9, 2014 6:45 PM

Larry Brown basically has an NBA coaching staff trying to improve the prospects of marginal prospects in order to get them a fighting chance to get into the league. Read more »

Tags: Southern Methodist Mustangs, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Seniors On The Rise

by Cameron Schott

Dec 8, 2014 11:28 AM

Jonathan Holmes, Bryce Dejean-Jones, and Jerian Grant have shown that seniors can also use their experience to transform into NBA prospects. They arenít just making the most of their respective situations, but thriving. Read more »

Tags: Jonathan Holmes, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Jerian Grant, Iowa State Cyclones, Texas Longhorns, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA

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The Blueprint For Beating Kentucky

by Jonathan Tjarks

John Calipariís team may eventually break the record for most players drafted in a single season, but that doesnít mean they are unbeatable. Texas helped provide a formula despite their double-digit loss. Read more »
Arizona Brings Balance, Experience, NBA Prospects At Every Position

by Jonathan Tjarks

Even without Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson, this year is unfinished business for "The Other Wildcats". They can do everything - they can play big, they can play small, they can play fast and they can play slow. Read more »
Early Season Tournaments, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

On the Battle 4 Atlantis, NIT, Great Alaska Shootout, Orlando Classic, Wooden Legacy, Las Vegas Invitational, Emerald Coast, Corpus Christi, Barclays, Las Vegas Classic and Diamond Head. Read more »
Early Season Tournaments Part 1

by Dan Hanner

Using his yet-to-be-released rankings for the 351 Division I schools, Dan Hanner previews the early season tournaments. Read more »
College Basketball Preview Summary And Updates

by Dan Hanner

Over the past 12 weeks, we've released a number of conference previews for the upcoming 14-15 college basketball season. Here are a few updates on what's changed since that project began. Read more »
Five College Teams That Will Play Slower In 2014-15

by Dan Hanner

Cuonzo Martin at Cal, Frank Haith at Tulsa, Russ Pennell at Centrak Arkansas, Bob Walsh at Maine and Wayne Tinkle at Oregon State will all play at a slower pace than their predecessor. Read more »
Reviewing The 2014 NBA Draft (From A College Perspective)

by Dan Hanner

Notes on Marcus Smart, James Young, Elfrid Payton, Mitch McGary, Julis Randle, Jordan Adams, Adreian Payne and Isaiah Austin. Read more »
David West Plays Vital Role In Helping T.J. Warren Realize NBA Dream

by Andrew Perna

T.J. Warren is the first player drafted that worked directly with David West through his AAU Garner Road Basketball Club program. Read more »
Zach LaVine: Everything's Contextual

by Jonathan Tjarks

From a tools perspective, Zach LaVine is one of the most talented guards to come into the league in a long time. Heís not as big as Andrew Wiggins, but heís every bit as athletic and heís far more skilled. Read more »
The Big Mistake: Measurables Vs. Situation

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
The Tools: Five Basic Areas To Identify

by Jonathan Tjarks

The key to evaluating young basketball players and how their game will translate to the NBA is developing a universal framework that can be applied to every prospect. Read more »
Is The Sophomore Leap Real?

by Dan Hanner

The sophomore leap is real, but it is largely about freshmen correcting mistakes. For polished and skilled freshmen, donít expect the same huge jump in efficiency. Read more »
Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Centers

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Power Forwards

by Jonathan Tjarks

In contrast to small forward and center, where very few players can fit the prototype of size, athleticism and skill, there are usually too many power forward to go around. Read more »
Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Small Forwards

by Jonathan Tjarks

A small forward who canít shoot 3ís 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, itís become a bit of an all-or-nothing position - thereís no such thing as a role playing SF who canít stretch the floor at the next level. Read more »
Looking To The 2015 NBA Draft: Shooting Guards

by Jonathan Tjarks

There is no shortage of big, athletic guards who can shoot the ball - what separates the best SG prospects is the ability to attack the rim and create shots for their teammates. Read more »
RealGM's 13-14 D-League Wrap-Up

by Cameron Schott

With another successful NBA Development League season completed, we take a look back on some of the top stories that occurred this year. This season marked a new record in player assignments, at 187, and was second in NBA Call-Ups with 49. Itís clear that this is a league on the rise in terms of importance. Read more »
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