1. Ranking the 10 Most-Hyped Teams in College Basketball History

    In a sport like college basketball, where so much expectation is based on nebulous terms like "potential" and "upside," hype is inescapable. A climate soaked in social media seemingly puts nothing but hype in our faces day in and day out...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 8,278 reads 9 comments

  2. College Basketball Recruiting: High School Teams Loaded with Talent in 2013-14

    The early signing period for the 2014 college basketball recruiting class is almost upon us, and there are still several top prospects pondering their decisions...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 10,946 reads 17 comments

  3. College Basketball Teams with Scary Small-Ball Lineups in 2013-14 Season

    In today's college basketball, traditional position definitions are breaking down. Terms such as power forward, center and shooting guard are being replaced by 6'10" guys who can shoot ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 6,496 reads 51 comments

  4. NCAA Basketball Teams Able to Replace Current Stars with 2014 Stud Recruits

    Some college basketball programs make recruiting look so easy. The elite programs are able to sustain themselves with a continuous stream of four- and five-star prospects, collecting ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 30,805 reads 6 comments

  5. Predicting the Double-Double Machines in 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    The double-double is a statistical accomplishment that every basketball player wears with pride. A guy who puts one up has indelible proof that he did serious work for his team that night...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 6,075 reads 59 comments

  6. Small-School Transfers Set to Make an Impact at Major NCAA Basketball Programs

    Last week, I brought you a group of college basketball players who left power-conference schools for smaller leagues in a chase for playing time. We call this phenomenon transferring down...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 4,304 reads 5 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Greatest One-and-Done Players in College Basketball History

    When we use the term one-and-done around college basketball circles today, it's usually in reference to the past seven years of the game's history...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 42,984 reads 44 comments

  8. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 2014 Commits Who'll Be Go-to Guys as Freshmen

    College basketball's 2014 recruiting class is coming together, but there are still a number of marquee names on the market...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 6,806 reads 1 comments

  9. Recently Hired College Basketball Coaches Facing the Highest Expectations

    When a new coach takes over, he can be savior of a downtrodden college basketball program or merely a caretaker of his predecessor's positive momentum. Regardless, fans expect success eventually...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 2,819 reads 4 comments

  10. Power Conference Transfers Most Likely to Lead Small Schools to NCAA Tournament

    We're all familiar with the up-transfers, guys who dominate for programs struggling to see NCAA tournament action and head to a more successful school for March exposure, if not always playing time...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 4,459 reads 10 comments

  11. Small-School College Basketball Stars Whose Names You'll Hear in March

    The past decade or so has seen opportunities expand for schools outside the traditional power conferences. The likes of George Mason, VCU , Butler and Wichita State reaching the Final Four gives hope to unheralded mid-major programs nationwide...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 18,028 reads 4 comments

  12. College Basketball Upperclassmen Finally Ready to Break Out in 2013-14

    In this Year of the Freshman — a year in which so much discussion centers around names like Wiggins, Randle, Parker, Harrison and Harrison — it's almost quaint to be a junior or senior...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 6,693 reads 19 comments

  13. The Best NBA Coaches Who Got Their Starts in College Basketball

    When Brad Stevens left Butler to take over as head coach of the Boston Celtics, he walked head-on into an ugly tradition. No, not the Celtics'. After all, Boston is the most decorated franchise in the NBA...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 2,916 reads 0 comments

  14. The 10 Most Important NCAA Basketball Players Returning from Injury in 2013-14

    Injuries can derail a highly promising college basketball team's season or send a struggling team into a spiral. Kentucky fans could tell you all about it, having watched Nerlens Noel crumple to the court in Gainesville, Fla...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 3,906 reads 0 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: Power Ranking Blue Devils' Most Important Players in 2013-14

    Few teams in America go as deep as Duke. In fact, it's been well-argued that none at all can do so. The talent level in Durham is off the charts, and watching it coalesce will be a fascinating ride...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 11,120 reads 28 comments

  16. Most Intriguing Positional Battles Ahead of 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    Even the best college basketball programs go through preseason practices with positions up for grabs. If a fanbase is lucky, its coach has a multitude of worthy candidates to fill an opening in the starting five...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 4,439 reads 15 comments

  17. Predicting Which NCAA Basketball Sophomores Will Take Biggest Leap in 2013-14

    The word "sophomore" is almost a dirty one in this one-and-done era of college basketball. So much attention gets paid to the McDonald's All-Americans who can bail for pro ball after one season that those they leave behind are diminished somehow...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 3,800 reads 37 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: What Is Wildcats' Deepest Position?

    The six young men pictured above are expected to take college basketball by storm when they suit up for Kentucky this season...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 7,598 reads 10 comments

  19. Grading Every New College Basketball Court Design for 2013-14 Season

    While college football purists keep the gridiron surface sacred — even banning that 21st-century requirement, the Twitter hashtag — college basketball is doing whatever it can to capture channel-surfing eyes...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 49,856 reads 28 comments

  20. Predicting 2013-14 Stat Lines for Each Incoming 5-Star Freshman

    Everything involved with college athletic recruiting is, to put it mildly, an inexact science. Players expected to become our next great pro-sports icons get exposed as homesick kids and poor decision-makers every year...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 5,947 reads 15 comments

  21. The Biggest Missing Pieces for College Basketball's Top Teams in 2013-14

    There's no such thing as a perfect college basketball team. Sorry, Kentucky fans, but it's true. Every team has a flaw, some subtle, some more glaring...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 23,669 reads 52 comments

  22. UNC Basketball: How P.J. Hairston's Absence Would Affect Each Projected Starter

    The NBA has taken risks on talented serial boneheads before. For that reason, we shouldn't worry all that much about the professional future of one P.J. Hairston ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 4,150 reads 4 comments

  23. The 10 Most Underrated Stars in College Basketball for the 2013-14 Season

    Countless college basketball players—many of whom have yet to play a game—are already brand names unto themselves. We know names like Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 23,862 reads 32 comments

  24. What Makes Jahlil Okafor the Best Player in 2014 NCAA Recruiting Class?

    Today's basketball climate is driven by YouTube. Players have compilations of their flashy dunks and steals floating around the Internet before they even set foot on a high school campus, never mind college...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 11,262 reads 13 comments

  25. Predicting Who'll Have the Edge in the Best NCAA Basketball Rivalries in 2013-14

    Bloody, vicious, rip-the-other-guy's-heart-out feuds — also known by the faux-diplomatic term "rivalries" — are an integral part of college basketball...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 5,254 reads 43 comments