1. Love and Basketball: Top Recruit Billy Preston Taking Family Values to Heart

    Before he became one of the top-ranked high school basketball players in America—earning scholarship offers from UCLA and Connecticut before his 17th birthday—Billy Preston spent much of his childhood on a skateboard...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 days ago 47,405 reads 14 comments

  2. The Ugandan Giant, Kamala, Responds to Former Foe Hulk Hogan's Racist Remarks

    News of Hulk Hogan 's racist remarks came as a shock to an African-American wrestler who was once his biggest in-ring foe...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 8 days ago 145,218 reads 304 comments

  3. Arizona's Sean Miller on the Coaching Life: 'Basketball Is What You Do'

    Painful as Arizona's Elite Eight loss to Wisconsin may have been, Wildcats coach Sean Miller moved on quickly. He didn't have a choice...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 28 days ago 14,486 reads 4 comments

  4. Stephen Curry Select Camp: Mike Bibby Jr. Takes Aim at Elite-Prospect Status

    ALAMEDA, Calif. — Other than the reigning NBA MVP himself, the most notable figure at Stephen Curry's Select Camp never took the court at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School this week...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 62,288 reads 23 comments

  5. Almost Famous, D'Angelo Russell Is Driven to Justify His NBA Draft Hype

    NEW YORK — The man who could be Kobe Bryant 's next backcourt mate in Los Angeles—or perhaps the savior for struggling Philadelphia—is walking toward the corner ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 87,101 reads 115 comments

  6. Onuaku's Granny-Style Free Throws and Top 2016 Shooter Among USA U19 Buzz

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When Chinanu Onuaku stepped to the foul line during a recent scrimmage, his teammates on USA Basketball's U19 squad seemed perplexed...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 13,694 reads 9 comments

  7. Fred Hoiberg's NBA Move Another Sign College Game Has Lost Its Coaching Luster

    Last weekend, once it became obvious that Fred "The Mayor" Hoiberg was ending his term at Iowa State to coach the Chicago Bulls, this question popped into my mind: Who's next? ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 26,396 reads 36 comments

  8. Direct, Respectful and Obsessed by the Game, Billy Donovan a Good Fit for OKC

    In the fall of 1986, a few months before his senior season at Providence, Billy Donovan was asked to don a cowboy hat, boots and spurs for a photo that would appear on the cover of the Friars' media guide...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 44,698 reads 116 comments

  9. Pass/Fail Grades for Top College Basketball Players' 2015 NBA Draft Declarations

    The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft has come and gone, and as always, a handful of players made decisions that left coaches and analysts scratching their heads...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 115,806 reads 118 comments

  10. Izzo on Failings of College Basketball and NBA: 'We've Got to Do a Better Job'

    It was a rough year for men's college basketball. Off-court drama at blue-blood programs such as Syracuse, North Carolina and Kansas commanded headlines for months...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 27,412 reads 66 comments

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

    The 2014-15 season ended on a high note with one of the better Final Fours in recent memory. Unfortunately, the regular season wasn't quite as captivating. College basketball only featured a handful of elite teams...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 90,853 reads 243 comments

  12. Coach K's 5th Title the Most Impressive in a Legendary Career

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Krzyzewski was in the midst of a postgame interview Monday when an arena official summoned him toward the ladder at Lucas Oil Stadium...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 76,836 reads 110 comments

  13. Okafor vs. Kaminsky: An Epic Battle for Bragging Rights and the NCAA Title

    INDIANAPOLIS — Shortly after Duke's 20-point blowout of Michigan State in Saturday's NCAA semifinal, a gaggle of reporters waiting outside the locker room got an earful from a relative of the Blue Devils' top player...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 54,628 reads 88 comments

  14. Badgers' Confidence in Final Four Win Makes Kentucky's Dream Year a Nightmare

    INDIANAPOLIS — The final horn was still blaring at Lucas Oil Stadium when Andrew and Aaron Harrison began their retreat to the Kentucky locker room...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 113,436 reads 392 comments

  15. Get Ready for a Final Four with All the Right Stuff to Live Up to the Hype

    INDIANAPOLIS—Chucky Okafor was about 30 seconds into his walk from the Sheraton City Centre to Lucas Oil Stadium Friday when he heard the first honk...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 48,961 reads 79 comments

  16. Sam Dekker's Renewed Swagger May Be What Buttoned-Up Badgers Need for Title

    INDIANAPOLIS — He taunted a sea of Arizona fans with a glare and a boastful smirk, trash-talked his defender after beating him off the dribble and strutted down the court following a game-clinching three-pointer...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 91,665 reads 70 comments

  17. Ranking the Top 10 Players to Watch in the 2015 Final Four

    Set your DVR, snap a picture, save newspaper clippings or buy a commemorative program. The upcoming Final Four will mark the last time we'll witness many of the NCAA's top stars in college basketball uniforms...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 48,989 reads 58 comments

  18. Texas-Sized College Basketball Coaching Carousel Kicking into High Gear

    As exciting as the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been thus far, the drama unfolding off the court has been equally intriguing. Of the head-coaching vacancies, there are four in major conferences: Texas, Tennessee, Alabama and Arizona State...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 36,031 reads 50 comments

  19. Sparked by Disappointment of '14, Badgers Get Chance They've Wanted vs. Kentucky

    LOS ANGELES — Last fall, a few weeks before the official start of practice, Wisconsin standout Sam Dekker made a subtle alteration to the Badgers locker room...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 30,807 reads 175 comments

  20. UNC's Strong Finish Shows the Sky's the Limit for Loaded Tar Heels Next Year

    LOS ANGELES — Thirty minutes after Thursday’s 79-72 loss to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, the North Carolina Tar Heels weren’t sure how to act...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 37,915 reads 126 comments

  21. Badgers' Title Hopes May Rest in Hands of Hero Born of Necessity and Talent

    LOS ANGELES — As a youngster growing up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Bronson Koenig spent so much time shooting hoops at the local YMCA that he was often teased with the same question...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 33,557 reads 27 comments

  22. Guarding the Paint a Lonely Job at Wichita State, but Darius Carter Has to Do It

    Wichita State's berth in the Sweet 16 began taking shape two years ago, as the program prepared for its first Final Four since 1965...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 12,075 reads 3 comments

  23. How to Beat the Unbeatable Kentucky Wildcats in 5 Not-So-Easy Steps

    The riddle may have finally been solved. All season long, coaches across the country have tried unsuccessfully to devise a plan to topple the top-ranked Kentucky basketball team...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 20,893 reads 97 comments

  24. Little Brother No More: Wichita State Sends Kansas Packing in Long-Awaited Duel

    OMAHA, Neb. — A timeout had been called, but Fred VanVleet wouldn't let any of his teammates near the Wichita State bench. Not yet...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 57,961 reads 86 comments

  25. Indiana Coach Tom Crean's Job Likely Safe, Despite Fans' #FireTomCrean Nonsense

    OMAHA — The uncertainty that hovered over the Indiana basketball program the past few months appeared to have vanished before the Hoosiers arrived in Omaha for the NCAA tournament...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 84,241 reads 414 comments