1. 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 10 days ago 12,363 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 110,890 reads 77 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 16,368 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 74,508 reads 37 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 74,938 reads 56 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 55,603 reads 35 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 21,159 reads 128 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 991 reads 8 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 12,157 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 48,688 reads 99 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 23,192 reads 31 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 9,338 reads 12 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 6,289 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 18,176 reads 77 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 73,096 reads 125 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 10,610 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 7,728 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 40,282 reads 136 comments

  19. The Hardest Job in College Basketball: Head Coach at a Struggling BCS Program

    Last week, former UCLA coach Ben Howland took his name out of the running for the opening at Oregon State. Howland had already been passed over by Marquette, Tennessee and Missouri, but he was thought to be the favorite at Oregon State...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 11,478 reads 5 comments

  20. College Basketball Teams Headed for a Huge Letdown in 2014-15 Season

    Every year, we see teams go from good to bad because of NBA defections, transfers or graduation. Consistency is extremely difficult in college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 39,606 reads 32 comments

  21. What Myles Turner Recruiting Coup Means for Texas

    A year ago, if you were to tell anyone in the know around college basketball that Rick Barnes was a lame duck coach, that statement would not have been met with too much skepticism...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 14,345 reads 11 comments

  22. Preseason NCAA Basketball Rankings 2014-15: B/R Experts' Updated Top 25 Poll

    With Myles Turner finally off the market and the NBA draft deadline passed, it's time to revisit our 2014-15 preseason top 25 ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 91,050 reads 286 comments

  23. Watch Out for Tyler Ulis, the Little Man Set to Make a Big Impact at Kentucky

    The tweak that John Calipari made before the postseason this past year was to get point guard Andrew Harrison to pass more. It obviously worked. And it's a lesson that Harrison will take into his sophomore year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 21,175 reads 9 comments

  24. Predictions for the Most Important NBA Draft Decisions Yet to Be Made

    The deadline to declare for the NBA draft (April 27) is approaching, and a handful of high-profile players have yet to make their decision...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 42,342 reads 78 comments

  25. Post Players Shine in 2014 Jordan Brand Classic: Is Year of the Big Man Coming?

    NEW YORK — With Joel Embiid sitting courtside on Friday night at the Barclays Center, the next wave of big men about to invade college basketball were the talk of the Jordan Brand Classic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 10,656 reads 23 comments