1. Cheick Diallo's Full Impact Will Come for New-Look Kansas, but Not Right Away

    The NCAA cleared Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo on Wednesday—he'll be eligible to play starting Dec. 1—and it's finally time to talk basketball again. What will Diallo's impact be on the Associated Press' No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 7,993 reads 7 comments

  2. Moore Hoops: Get Ready for the Real UNC with Marcus Paige's Return Imminent

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Paige carried the CBE Classic trophy with both hands out of the tunnel at the Sprint Center on Tuesday night, and this was a big deal...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 16,567 reads 26 comments

  3. Ranking the Nation's Top 100 Overall Players for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It used to be easy to predict who the best players in college basketball would be. Look back 20 years ago. The Associated Press All-American first-team that season included Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and Kerry Kittles...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 83,346 reads 173 comments

  4. The Svi Mykhailiuk Waiting Game: Will the LeBron of Ukraine Break Out at Kansas?

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Last summer before Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk arrived on the Kansas campus, KU assistant coach Kurtis Townsend was helping the Utah Jazz and was approached by a player who had spent the last year in Ukraine...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 38,850 reads 25 comments

  5. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Centers for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It's harder to find a true quality center than any spot in college basketball, but those who do have a major advantage. Two of the last four national champions, Duke (Jahlil Okafor) and Kentucky (Anthony Davis), had lottery picks at the position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 42,766 reads 93 comments

  6. Moore Hoops: Why No Blue-Chippers Is No Problem for Michigan State's Tom Izzo

    Tom Izzo already has one of the best 2016 classes signed on, and that class could line up with Kentucky's and Duke's if he is able to land 5-star Josh Jackson ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 6,913 reads 21 comments

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

    The most difficult decision to make this year in the preseason positional rankings was who to put No. 1 at power forward. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer is coming off an historic junior campaign...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 48,919 reads 73 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 6,454 reads 21 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 48,563 reads 64 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 65,248 reads 128 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 109,834 reads 141 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 93,627 reads 232 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 16,284 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 54,939 reads 96 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 10,755 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 17,739 reads 48 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 28,315 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 34,216 reads 213 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 161,136 reads 52 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 20,975 reads 52 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 76,644 reads 81 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 67,019 reads 111 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 191,825 reads 248 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 33,956 reads 20 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 80,757 reads 160 comments