1. 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 7 months ago 16,240 reads 28 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 54,897 reads 96 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 10,706 reads 18 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 17,632 reads 48 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 28,245 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 34,159 reads 213 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 160,856 reads 52 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 20,927 reads 52 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 76,448 reads 81 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 66,974 reads 111 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 191,517 reads 248 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 33,931 reads 20 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 80,731 reads 160 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 106,070 reads 167 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 7,306 reads 24 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 17,644 reads 87 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 20,953 reads 139 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 30,196 reads 140 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 32,789 reads 89 comments

  20. 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 12 months ago 35,616 reads 136 comments

  21. Predicting the 10 Most Productive Freshmen in the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    Recruiting services are tasked every year with trying to rank the most talented players in each class. The goal is to predict future success, but it's difficult to project how good ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 74,921 reads 100 comments

  22. Will John Calipari Ever Leave for the NBA After Shooting Down Pelicans Rumors?

    It might be time to believe John Calipari . The annual "Calipari is interested in an NBA job" moment took place on Tuesday when John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 15,075 reads 98 comments

  23. Should CBB Coaches See Caleb Swanigan's Decommitment as a Warning Sign?

    Before the NBA changed its age limit, college coaches faced a nightmare scenario where they could end up landing a stud and then eventually watching as he decided to go to the NBA and never step foot on campus...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 39,038 reads 111 comments

  24. Youth Served: Duke's Clutch Freshmen Realize Dream in Edging Wisconsin for Title

    INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan sat begrudgingly on the wrong side of the championship stage Monday night and said his program doesn't do rent-a-player. It was a bitter thing to say in the moment...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 106,565 reads 278 comments

  25. Preseason NCAA Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Super-Early Top 25 Experts' Poll

    For the second time in four years, a freshmen-heavy roster won the national championship. Duke won Monday night with a squad that came together last spring on the backs of four first-year guys...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 273,484 reads 657 comments