1. The Ultimate Shocker: How Ron Baker Went from Walk-On to NBA Prospect

    WICHITA, Kan. — Four years ago, Ron Baker was driving through the plains of Kansas with his mother, going home to Scott City after a visit to Fort Hays State, a Division II program in the western part of the state...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 102,484 reads 21 comments

  2. Ranking the Nation's Top 100 Players for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    The two favorites for Player of the Year could not be more different. One is a senior. The other is a freshman. One was on nobody's radar when he started college. The other was a household name by his junior year of high school...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 112,844 reads 144 comments

  3. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Centers for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    Alert the lovers of big men. Of the Mikan Drill and the Sampsons, the Olajuwons and the Ewings! This college basketball season is the return of the center! It's certainly not ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 27,094 reads 47 comments

  4. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Power Forwards for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    The power forward has become one of the most important (and productive) positions on the offensive end in college basketball. For one, the position has produced some of the most dominant players in recent years...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 26,528 reads 37 comments

  5. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Small Forwards for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    The true small forward is hard to find in college basketball. Many coaches play a three-guard lineup, not necessarily out of preference but rather because there just aren't many guys ...

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  6. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Shooting Guards for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    Recruiting rankings have some merit and are usually decent indicators of future success, but sometimes, guys slip through the cracks. Take the nation's top two shooting guards this year...

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  7. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Point Guards for 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season

    It's time get acclimated with the best players in college basketball. For the second straight year, I will be ranking the top 20 players at each position as well as the top 100 players in college basketball...

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  8. Moore Hoops: Why Cliff Alexander Is the Key to Kansas' 2014-15 Success

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas kicked off its season on Friday night with Late Night in the Phog . The Midnight Madness events are all about impressing recruits these days, and ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 12,923 reads 2 comments

  9. Moore Hoops: Why Nike Had a Hand in Antonio Blakeney's Louisville Decommitment

    When the swoosh calls, high school basketball players listen. That's what we found out this week when news broke that Antonio Blakeney was taking back his verbal commitment from Louisville and reopening his recruitment—first reported by ESPN...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 114,091 reads 77 comments

  10. Moore Hoops: Kentucky's NBA Combine Another Stroke of John Calipari Genius

    Whatever you want to believe is behind the success of John Calipari —and there are those who want to believe the worst—it's stories like the one that came out on Tuesday ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 16,460 reads 29 comments

  11. Top 2015 Recruit Caleb Swanigan an Old-School Big Ready to Bang with CBB's Best

    The next big thing—literally—in college basketball is Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan, a top prospect in the class of 2015, is a mountain of a post player—at 6'8" and 260 pounds—who has actually eaten his way to excellence...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 75,729 reads 37 comments

  12. Much More Than a Scorer: Why Ben Simmons Will Be a Special CBB Superstar

    Ben Simmons grabbed the rebound and motored into the frontcourt with his head up looking for an open teammate. Simmons is 6'9", yet his focus has always been on the fundamentals taught to perimeter players...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 78,700 reads 56 comments

  13. College Basketball Recruiting Rankings: B/R's Top 20 Players in Class of 2015

    Every class has its strength. From what I saw this summer keeping tabs on the top prospects in the 2015 class, this is the year of the big man...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 56,368 reads 35 comments

  14. Will the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats Be the Next Historically Great CBB Team?

    College basketball hasn't had a dominant team since Kentucky's 2012 national championship team, and the last few seasons have shown how rare it is for such a great team to emerge in this one-and-done age...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 21,534 reads 128 comments

  15. How Much Do Recruiting Rankings Factor into NCAA Basketball Success?

    There's not a player in the 2015 class who has received the kind of hype that surrounded Andrew Wiggins. But for the typical college hoops fans, it doesn't matter. The overall strength of a particular class is not their focus...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 1,088 reads 8 comments

  16. Moore Hoops: Ranking the Top Performances at the 2014 Nike Peach Jam

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — The best talent showcase of the summer in tournament form is the Peach Jam, the final event of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 12,415 reads 2 comments

  17. Will Emmanuel Mudiay Start a Trend by Leaving SMU to Play Overseas?

    Emmanuel Mudiay 's decision on Monday to head overseas to play basketball instead of going to Southern Methodist University should strike fear throughout the college basketball world...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 49,215 reads 99 comments

  18. Moore Hoops: Breaking Down the Hierarchy of the New ACC

    With Louisville officially joining the ACC last Tuesday, the league took over the title of best basketball conference in America —m aybe ever...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 23,265 reads 31 comments

  19. Coveted PG Jalen Brunson and Pops Would Be Big Coup for Temple Basketball

    Update: Since publication, it has been reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer that Rick Brunson was arrested on June 25 after an alleged sexual assault. A year ago, Jalen Brunson had one big skeptic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 9,485 reads 12 comments

  20. Moore Hoops: Will Billy Donovan Be Coach K's Successor as Team USA's Coach?

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Once upon a time the organizational plan for USA basketball appeared to be to get the best players who would play, get a big-name NBA coach and all the rest would take care of itself...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 6,381 reads 2 comments

  21. NBA Draft Study: Owners and Players Would Both Benefit from Age Limit Increase

    The goal of the NBA draft for general managers is to not screw up the pick. Nothing is as embarrassing—or career killing for a GM—as picking a bust with one of the top picks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 18,199 reads 77 comments

  22. Which NCAA Basketball Programs Produce the Best NBA Players?

    The NBA draft is extremely important to college programs and that's why on Thursday night you will see several coaches in attendance. They are there supporting their players, but that's not their only motivation for attending...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 73,560 reads 125 comments

  23. Moore Hoops: Duke a Big Winner at U18 Championships as Future Blue Devils Star

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Not that Duke needs the hype, but let's go ahead and add to the machine with a few notes from the FIBA America's Under-18 Championships this weekend in Colorado Springs...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 10,674 reads 9 comments

  24. More Mature Wayne Selden Ready to Lead Hungry Kansas in 2014-15 Season

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Wayne Selden was the star on the court Wednesday in a scrimmage at Bill Self's basketball camp that included current pros and former Jayhawks Ben McLemore and Cole Aldrich...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 7,863 reads 3 comments

  25. Bill Self Is College Basketball's Recruiting King After Kansas' Latest Signing

    Kansas signed one of the top European prospects in the world Wednesday in Ukrainian wing Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk , per the school's site ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 40,720 reads 136 comments