1. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer Discovers Inner Superstar After Transfer from Kentucky

    SPOKANE, Wash. — He'd been told all season that he wasn't good enough. Whether it came from rowdy Arizona students during warm-ups, hecklers seated near the bench at BYU ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 days ago 83,837 reads 34 comments

  2. Why Well-Balanced Mark Few and Gonzaga Are the Perfect Marriage

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Tipoff is just more than two hours away, but Mark Few 's black Cadillac Escalade still sits in the driveway of his cabin-style home...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 days ago 23,779 reads 15 comments

  3. The Karl-Anthony Towns Story: Kentucky's Ultimate Role Model with a Big Upside

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The top NBA prospect on the nation's No. 1 team sits in a dimly lit film room at Kentucky's practice facility, staring toward the floor as someone recounts a tale he's too humble to tell...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 13 days ago 71,375 reads 49 comments

  4. Long Overshadowed by Dad, Gary Payton II Making New Family Legacy at Oregon St.

    CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State's game against Washington on Sunday is 10 minutes old when the most famous player in school history springs from his courtside seat...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 18 days ago 114,538 reads 38 comments

  5. Danny Manning Relishing New Life, Challenge of Resurrecting Wake Forest

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — The lopsided loss to North Carolina is less than 10 minutes old when Danny Manning enters the Wake Forest locker room...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 24 days ago 128,380 reads 19 comments

  6. King's Court: NBA Scouts Weigh in on Potential of College Hoops' Biggest Stars

    Listen to any broadcast of a Duke basketball game, and you'll hear commentators fawning over the strengths of Blue Devils center Jahlil Okafor, the likely No. 1 pick in this summer's NBA draft ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 77,225 reads 116 comments

  7. King's Court: SEC May Not Be the Pushover Many Expected Kentucky Would Face

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Depth, size and talent aren't the only reasons so many pundits picked the Kentucky Wildcats—who tout nine McDonald's All-Americans—to finish the regular season with an undefeated record...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 16,219 reads 37 comments

  8. Coach K Pulls All the Right Strings to Ignite Duke's Bounce Back at Louisville

    LOUISVILLE — Less than 24 hours before Saturday’s 63-52 victory over Louisville, a handful of Duke Blue Devils took part in a different type of game in an empty KFC Yum! Center...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 42,218 reads 55 comments

  9. King's Court: After Sizzling Start, Recent Slide Has Duke Searching for Answers

    Shortly before they tipped off at Duke on Tuesday, guards Sheldon McClellan and Mike Fernandez placed a FaceTime call to former Blue Devils All-American Jay Williams...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 19,094 reads 53 comments

  10. King's Court: Debate Over Nation's Best Conference Depends on Point of View

    Fred Hoiberg didn't need time to think. Asked at his weekly press gathering Monday to describe the quality of the Big 12, the Iowa State coach was short and succinct. "It's a monster," Hoiberg said...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 19,657 reads 30 comments

  11. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 9 Top 25

    Much has been made the past few months about the possibility of Kentucky finishing the regular season with an undefeated record...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 44,532 reads 131 comments

  12. King's Court: Awards for College Basketball's Nonconference Season

    Most of the top conferences in college basketball begin league play this week. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see how things unfold in the Big 12, where Kansas’ string of 10 straight titles appears to be in jeopardy...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 19,140 reads 46 comments

  13. B/R Experts' Predictions for College Basketball's Conference Season

    The Maui Invitational and the Battle 4 Atlantis were entertaining. And we'll never forget the epic battles between Duke and Wisconsin and Gonzaga and Arizona—not to mention all those upsets...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 31,496 reads 55 comments

  14. King's Court: Battle of the Bridesmaids—Who's No. 2 Behind Kentucky?

    The Kentucky Wildcats are so dominant, deep and talented that it’s probably safe to etch their name in permanent marker at the top of every Top 25 ballot that’s distributed for the rest of the season...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 43,231 reads 139 comments

  15. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 7 Top 25

    No one—or at least no one in his or her right mind—will dispute that Kentucky is the best team in college basketball. But who is No. 2? Duke has the top overall player in Jahlil Okafor, and the Blue Devils’ Dec...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 39,818 reads 143 comments

  16. King's Court: No College Basketball Goliath Is Safe in Year Filled with Upsets

    A few days before what most believed would be a walkover game against a former Division II school, Nebraska's Tim Miles received a warning from a friend in the coaching profession...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 37,775 reads 22 comments

  17. Superstardom Awaits Willie Cauley-Stein...If He Finally Decides He Wants It

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The airfare had been purchased, the room at the five-star hotel reserved. Still, as he packed his bags for his official visit to Kentucky in October of 2011, something didn't feel right to Willie Cauley-Stein...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 195,219 reads 75 comments

  18. King's Court: Duke's Tyus Jones Playing Beyond His Years, Keys Win at Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. — Outside Kohl Center, front row tickets sold for as much as $5,000. An ESPN crew assembled a SportsCenter set near the court, and more than 30 seats were reserved for the NBA scouts who flocked to town to watch No...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 31,710 reads 32 comments

  19. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 4 Top 25

    You won't find any changes in the top five of Bleacher Report's latest Top 25 poll. A week from now, though, things could look different. The most exciting week of the college basketball season to date is upon us, with Wednesday's tilt between No...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 75,188 reads 112 comments

  20. King's Court: Gonzaga Flying Under Radar, Too Good for Another Early Flameout

    NEW YORK — Away from the fans and the media, behind the doors of locked gyms whose locations are well-guarded, the narratives of the college basketball season to come are revealed...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 8,205 reads 24 comments

  21. Myles Turner Eager to Flourish in 'Perfect Situation' with Deep, Seasoned Texas

    NEW YORK — Myles Turner arrived at Texas last summer as a McDonald’s All-American, a consensus top-10 recruit and a potential NBA lottery pick—maybe as early as this summer...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 4,417 reads 9 comments

  22. King's Court: Kentucky's Undefeated Dream May Be Within Reach This Season

    INDIANAPOLIS—A year ago, they were crying in the locker room. Ranked No. 1 in both polls, the Kentucky Wildcats had looked overwhelmed and disjointed in a 78-74 loss to Michigan State in the Champions Classic...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 82,290 reads 61 comments

  23. From Wrestling Legend to Double Amputee, Kamala Keeps Fighting

    SENATOBIA, Miss. — The day after they cut off his leg, James Harris' screams echoed through the halls of Baptist Memorial Hospital. Doctors upped the dosage on his anesthetics, and Harris' wife, Emmer, tried to calm him by clutching his hand...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 1,535,246 reads 238 comments

  24. Duke's Stud Freshmen Ace 1st Test vs. Michigan State at 2014 Champions Classic

    INDIANAPOLIS — More than 60 NBA scouts and executives flocked to Bankers Life Arena on Tuesday to get their first in-person look at Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, the projected No...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 16,010 reads 16 comments

  25. With Heart Filled with Love and Loss, Duke's Jahlil Okafor Ready for Spotlight

    FROM THE EDITORS: Some material from Terrance Noland's " Jahlil Okafor Is On His Way Up ," which ran in Chicago magazine in January 2014, was used without attribution in this article, in violation of our standards, which can be read here ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 243,233 reads 73 comments