1. 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 1 month ago 19,335 reads 117 comments

  2. 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...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 4,400 reads 9 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 4,367 reads 5 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 12,413 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 37,990 reads 35 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 18,761 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 16,500 reads 19 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 67,839 reads 175 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 101,229 reads 21 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 111,877 reads 144 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 26,010 reads 47 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 25,942 reads 37 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 38,714 reads 59 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 41,513 reads 67 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 46,407 reads 94 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 12,915 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 113,994 reads 77 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 16,453 reads 29 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 75,502 reads 37 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 78,436 reads 56 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 56,222 reads 35 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 21,510 reads 128 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 1,080 reads 8 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 12,368 reads 2 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 49,180 reads 99 comments