1. Wayne Selden: Kansas Hoping Rebirth vs. Florida Puts an End to Questions

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Before the season opener for Kansas last month, an NBA scout turned to me on press row and asked: "What is Wayne Selden ?" Once thought to be a possible ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 4,981 reads 14 comments

  2. Star Frosh Stanley Johnson Ready to Explode at Arizona Behind Talent and Drive

    Finesse isn't what makes Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson special. But back in April at a practice leading up to the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, Johnson went out of his way ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 21,407 reads 19 comments

  3. Duke vs. Wisconsin Film Study: Mismatches That Hold the Key to Top 5 Showdown

    The nonconference season's most high-profile game will take place Wednesday when fourth-ranked Duke travels to second-ranked Wisconsin for a battle between the two best offenses in college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 19,445 reads 117 comments

  4. Kansas Adopting Defense as the Best Way to Play to Its Potential

    Watching Kansas corral, spook and intimidate Michigan State over the final 20 minutes of Sunday's Orlando Classic was strangely surreal...

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  5. Mark Turgeon Escaping Hot Seat as Maryland Turns Tide Behind Talented Freshmen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As soon as Maryland secured the rebound that sealed a win over No. 13 Iowa State on Tuesday night, Mark Turgeon turned toward his bench and let out a "Yes!" ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 4,408 reads 5 comments

  6. Duke Already Proving It's Much More Than Just the Jahlil Okafor Show

    The thing that Duke was missing last year was a true rim protector on defense and a low-post scorer on offense. Jahlil Okafor has brought both of those things to the table, and he's made Duke a much more complete team than a year ago...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 12,467 reads 12 comments

  7. B/R's 2014-15 Preseason College Basketball All-American Picks

    The turnover in college basketball during the one-and-done era makes it tough to pick preseason All-American teams...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 38,089 reads 35 comments

  8. Ranking the Top Transfers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    Every year the talent pool gets a little deeper when it comes to transfers. It's an easier way to reload or rebuild, because transfers have experience and there's less of an unknown as to what you're going to get...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 19,159 reads 20 comments

  9. Ranking the Top Breakout Players in College Basketball in 2014-15

    It's time to unveil this season's Deshaun Thomas breakout All-Stars. Thomas, as college basketball fans know, was a great scorer a few years back for Ohio State...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 16,522 reads 19 comments

  10. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Preseason Top 25

    On paper, the clear-cut No. 1 team in the nation this preseason is Kentucky. The Wildcats have 10 players who could all end up in the NBA someday, and we got a preview this summer ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 68,105 reads 177 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 106,538 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 113,849 reads 144 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 29,579 reads 47 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 27,699 reads 37 comments

  15. 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 ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 41,202 reads 59 comments

  16. 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...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 44,462 reads 69 comments

  17. 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...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 57,937 reads 94 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 12,936 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 114,974 reads 77 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 16,471 reads 29 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 76,893 reads 37 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 79,873 reads 56 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 56,994 reads 35 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 21,583 reads 128 comments

  25. 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 12 months ago 1,135 reads 8 comments