1. Denzel Valentine Throws Name into Early POY Race with Epic Triple-Double vs. KU

    This summer in Los Angeles at the Nike Skills Academy, Diana Taurasi spoke to a group of preseason All-Americans and future lottery picks, and she singled out Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 6,472 reads 21 comments

  2. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Small Forwards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It's hard to find many prototypical small forwards in college basketball. There are a few guys who might even be a stretch to have on this list. So, as in most years, the talent pool to choose from is smaller than any other position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 49,764 reads 64 comments

  3. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Shooting Guards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    If you don't love the top three guys on this list, go find another sport. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon and Wichita State's Ron Baker are three of the best stories in college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 67,849 reads 128 comments

  4. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Point Guards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    This is going to be a good year for point guards in college basketball. Before every season, I rank the top 20 players at each position as well as the top 100 players in the sport...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 116,298 reads 141 comments

  5. College Basketball Rankings: Bleacher Report's Preseason Top 25

    This is one of the those years in which there's no clear-cut choice for preseason No. 1, as mentioned in a previous column a few weeks ago. Since then, five teams have gone back-and-forth as my preseason title pick...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 93,788 reads 232 comments

  6. Breakout College Basketball Players to Watch in the 2015-16 Season

    The formula to become a breakout player in college basketball is pretty simple: Have obvious talent and more opportunity than the previous season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 16,316 reads 28 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's 2015-16 Preseason College Basketball All-American Picks

    The influence of freshmen on college basketball has never been greater, but seniors have not lost their place. A look back at last year's national champion, Duke, is a great example of how the NBA age limit has given more power to the freshmen...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 55,173 reads 96 comments

  8. UNC's Title Contender Status Still Intact Despite Marcus Paige Hand Injury

    North Carolina is in the top two of both preseason polls , and a big reason why is Marcus Paige is finally healthy...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 10,788 reads 18 comments

  9. Ranking the Top Transfers in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    Fred Hoiberg is off to the NBA, but the former Iowa State coach's lasting legacy might be changing how transfers are viewed...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 years ago 18,026 reads 48 comments

  10. Why Rick Pitino Will Survive the Stripper Scandal at Louisville

    The fact that Rick Pitino still has a job after what has taken place in the last three weeks is a pretty good indication that Pitino will still be employed tomorrow, a year from ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 28,505 reads 3 comments

  11. No Shortage of Legit Contenders for No. 1 CBB Preseason Ranking

    The college basketball season ceremoniously kicked off Thursday with the release of the coaches poll, which had two teams (Kentucky and North Carolina) sharing the top spot and five receiving first-place votes...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 34,242 reads 213 comments

  12. Meet Marvin Bagley III, the Coveted Recruit with Unique Game and Pedigree

    The next potential superstar in basketball has grabbed a rebound and is barreling into the frontcourt when a pesky guard tries to interrupt his path by darting in for a steal...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 162,895 reads 52 comments

  13. Projecting the UNC vs. Kentucky Alumni Basketball Festivities

    Whoever is behind the Kentucky and North Carolina alumni game is a genius. It's like a match made in Reddit. The first installment in what should become an annual matchup of one school's all-star alumni against another's is set for Sept...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 21,023 reads 52 comments

  14. Nike Peach Jam Notebook: Giles-Tatum Package Deal Has Chance to Be Best Ever

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Package deals are all the rage in college basketball, and Duke is on the verge of topping the best package deal ever (Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones) with what might just be an even better one...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 76,806 reads 81 comments

  15. Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2015-16 Season

    Here's what a great recruiting class can do for you these days in college basketball. Last year, a team that was a No. 8 seed won its first 38 games, and a team that had lost in the round of 64 the previous season followed that up with a national title..

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 67,064 reads 111 comments

  16. Biggest Steals from the 2015 NBA Draft

    Ten years from now, the story of the 2015 NBA draft will be the best player falling to No. 3 and the best wing dropping to No. 10. Duke homers, you've found the right place...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 192,102 reads 248 comments

  17. Inside Pat Connaughton's 2-Sport Dream: Pro Pitcher Also Eyeing NBA Career

    A year ago, Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton was a first-round MLB talent who wasn't on the radar of NBA scouts...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 34,040 reads 20 comments

  18. NBA Draft 2015: Building the All-Overrated 1st Team

    My least favorite word when it comes to the draft is upside. I get that you have to try to project what a guy will be down the road, but too often, teams swing and miss on prospects who just aren't far enough along to warrant the hype...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 80,772 reads 160 comments

  19. The Sam Dekker Dilemma: Will Wisconsin Star Be a Steal or Bust in NBA Draft?

    The 2015 NBA Finals were a glimpse toward the future wave of positionless basketball. If you're a forward with size who can guard both bigger and smaller guys, can shoot well ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 106,287 reads 167 comments

  20. Full Scouting Report for the Top 2015 Draft Targets of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder already have the goods to make another run at an NBA title, and it's difficult to look at their roster and find a real need at pick No. 14 in the 2015 draft...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 7,403 reads 24 comments

  21. Full Scouting Report for the Miami Heat's Top 2015 Draft Targets

    The Miami Heat are in a good position at No. 10 in the NBA draft based on need and what should be available. The Heat covet shooting on the current roster and for the future...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 17,667 reads 87 comments

  22. Full Scouting Report for the New York Knicks' Top 2015 Draft Targets

    The New York Knicks need to upgrade their talent. Everywhere. So no position should be out of play when it comes to the No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. The only player Phil Jackson has to figure in New York's future plans is Carmelo Anthony...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 20,982 reads 139 comments

  23. Full Scouting Report for the Los Angeles Lakers' Top 2015 Draft Targets

    The Los Angeles Lakers are in the perfect spot to rebuild, but since it's L.A. and Kobe Bryant 's time in the league is dwindling, there is some pressure to win now...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 30,279 reads 140 comments

  24. Low-Upside 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shouldn't Be Overlooked

    The word "potential" gets thrown around way too much in the NBA draft. Sure, every player is going to improve as he gets older, but players should not get knocked for being closer to a refined product once they hit the draft...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 32,844 reads 89 comments

  25. Floor and Ceiling Comparisons for Top 10 NBA Draft Prospects

    A big part of the draft process for every NBA team is evaluating the risk/reward of every pick. What's the potential of this player? If this, this and this happen, he could be (insert NBA star)...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 2 years ago 36,076 reads 136 comments