1. 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 1 day ago 27,957 reads 96 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 38,274 reads 142 comments

  3. 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 8 days ago 37,613 reads 22 comments

  4. 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 13 days ago 186,636 reads 74 comments

  5. 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 21 days ago 31,406 reads 32 comments

  6. 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 24 days ago 74,884 reads 112 comments

  7. 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 29 days ago 8,178 reads 24 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 4,389 reads 9 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 82,209 reads 61 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 1,415,546 reads 236 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 15,967 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 231,613 reads 72 comments

  13. B/R's 2014-15 Preseason College Basketball Award Picks

    Kentucky has the best team—but who has the best player? Duke boasts the top recruiting class. But which team has the best freshman? Who is the country’s best defender? ...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 39,921 reads 44 comments

  14. Southern Miss Basketball Under NCAA Investigation, Source Says

    The Southern Miss basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations that occurred under former coach Donnie Tyndall, who is now the head coach at Tennessee...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 38,214 reads 8 comments

  15. Shamed by Ouster, Mike Rice Trying to Coach Way Back into Game He Can't Quit

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — The coach who hurled a basketball at a player's head and called another a "fairy" sits in a back corner booth at Ruby Tuesday, sipping from a glass of peach tea...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 2 months ago 85,078 reads 44 comments

  16. Bryce Petty's Pursuit of Inner Peace Has Baylor in Pursuit of History

    WACO, Texas — He's a Heisman Trophy candidate who led Baylor to its first conference title since 1980. Still, the moment that shaped Bryce Petty 's college career didn't occur on a football field...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 3 months ago 181,739 reads 89 comments

  17. Preseason NCAA Basketball Rankings 2014-15: B/R Experts' Updated Top 25 Poll

    Emmanuel Mudiay’s decision to turn pro, the dismissal of three Oregon players and the addition of key transfers and late signees at a handful of schools has caused a few changes in the Bleacher Report Preseason Top 25...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 4 months ago 165,780 reads 375 comments

  18. No. 24 Best City to Be a Sports Fan: Kansas City

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 months ago 18,556 reads 29 comments

  19. Seventh Woods' Life in Public Eye: From Mixtape Phenom to Scrutinized Recruit

    OAKLAND, Calif. — His basketball mixtape has generated more than 11.5 million hits on YouTube . One of his dunks led SportsCenter . And he was invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All before he turned 16...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 months ago 243,958 reads 291 comments

  20. Steve Alford Quickly Turning the Tide for UCLA Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Multiple times each week, the Varsity Club meets in the Pauley Pavilion weight room. Some days it’s a cardio workout on the treadmill or stationary bike...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 months ago 21,528 reads 24 comments

  21. King's Court: Top Recruit Malik Newman Moves Needle with His Game and Branding

    LAS VEGAS — He’s ranked as the top senior guard in the country, but that isn’t the only way Malik Newman has distinguished himself from the rest of the class of 2015...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 months ago 64,135 reads 29 comments

  22. Wisconsin's Sam Dekker Rising to New Heights at LeBron James Skills Academy

    LAS VEGAS — Sam Dekker said he returned to Wisconsin for his junior year to get better. He never realized he’d get bigger, too. Dekker was listed at 6’7” during his first two seasons with the Badgers...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 months ago 38,419 reads 27 comments

  23. King's Court: 15-Year-Old Man-Child Udoka Azubuike Brings Age Questions

    Eventually, someone needs to address the elephant in the room about the elephant in the room. Seriously, I need to see a birth certificate. Until then, I won't believe Udoka Azubuike is only 15...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 months ago 119,477 reads 183 comments

  24. Behind the Scenes with Joel Embiid on His NBA Draft Day

    PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — On the day he became an NBA millionaire, Joel Embiid woke up at 11:30 a.m. in the guest bedroom of agent Arn Tellem’s home...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 months ago 134,950 reads 148 comments

  25. King's Court: Isaiah Austin Targets a New Beginning After NBA Draft Heartbreak

    A day after learning of a medical condition that would force the end of his career, former Baylor center Isaiah Austin found himself in the living room of Deion Sanders...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 months ago 86,166 reads 51 comments