1. 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 year ago 80,338 reads 56 comments

  2. 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 year ago 57,043 reads 35 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 21,589 reads 128 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 1,141 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 12,786 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 49,346 reads 99 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 23,273 reads 31 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 9,549 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 6,449 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 18,282 reads 77 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 74,010 reads 125 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 10,688 reads 9 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 7,876 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 41,060 reads 136 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 11,555 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 39,667 reads 32 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 14,418 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 91,482 reads 286 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 21,380 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 42,382 reads 78 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 10,729 reads 23 comments

  22. 2014 Jordan Brand Classic Notebook: Observations on Top Incoming Freshmen

    NEW YORK — After spending two days at the Jordan Brand Classic, I've seen enough in person and have enough in my notebook to start forming impressions of the top players in the 2014 class...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 1 year ago 16,172 reads 17 comments

  23. All Signs Point to Texas for Myles Turner's Long-Awaited Decision

    NEW YORK — College basketball recruiting has become a spectacle, and Myles Turner is embracing his first 15 minutes of fame during the prep All-Star tour over the last few weeks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 1 year ago 29,744 reads 74 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 10 Moments of the 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    Have you caught your breath yet? This NCAA tournament will go down as one of the best ever with so many epic games and one of the most improbable runs ever by Connecticut. And the regular season wasn't bad either...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 1 year ago 35,783 reads 52 comments

  25. Shabazz Napier Leaving an Unforgettable Legacy Behind at UConn

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Late on Monday night in the Connecticut locker room, when security told the media it was time to go, several reporters who have covered UConn went up to Shabazz Napier's locker to tell him what a pleasure it was to cover him...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about over 1 year ago 13,583 reads 18 comments