1. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: What Each 5-Star Must Prove at 2014 Nike Peach Jam

    One of the summer’s top NCAA basketball recruiting events opens in earnest on Thursday as the 2014 Nike Peach Jam gets fully underway from South Carolina...

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  2. Predicting the Best 6th Men in College Basketball in 2014-15 Season

    A great bench isn’t always a prerequisite for college basketball success, but that doesn’t mean any team is going to turn down a shot at an elite sixth man...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 2,889 reads 34 comments

  3. UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Can Avoid Another Roller Coaster Season in 2014-15

    UNC basketball pulled off some of the most impressive wins in the country in 2013-14—and some of the worst losses, too. The Tar Heels’ No...

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  4. Kentucky Basketball: Is Andrew Harrison Ready to Lead a Championship Team?

    Kentucky basketball has every reason to be thinking national championship for its loaded 2014-15 roster, but that doesn ’t mean that the Wildcats don’t also have some question marks...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 6,440 reads 49 comments

  5. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: The 25 Best Uncommitted Players in 2015 Class

    NCAA basketball recruiting is still in its early stages for the class of 2015, but some of the most anticipated prospects have already been snapped up...

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  6. Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Players for the 2014-15 Season

    College basketball fans usually look to incoming freshmen to revitalize a team over the offseason, but sometimes the key to a big year is hiding in plain sight...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 32,023 reads 47 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: How Deep Will Tar Heels' Rotation Go in 2014-15?

    With its combination of a top-five recruiting class and a wealth of returning talent, UNC basketball stands to be among the deepest teams in the nation in 2014-15...

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  8. Kentucky Basketball: Blueprint for Improving Wildcats Defense in 2014-15

    Although it was the offense that let Kentucky basketball down in the national title game, the Wildcats D was a bigger weakness last season...

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  9. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 1 School Each Uncommitted 5-Star Player Should Avoid

    With players at the level of 5-star prospects, NCAA basketball recruiting tends to feature the same traditional powers fighting over the same few high schoolers...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 21,180 reads 14 comments

  10. College Basketball Coaches with Best Chance to Win Their 1st Title in 2014-15

    Fresh off a surprise national title run by Kevin Ollie’s UConn Huskies, college basketball could easily see a second straight newcomer join the ranks of championship-winning coaches...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 24,039 reads 43 comments

  11. UNC Basketball: Will Kennedy Meeks Be Tar Heels' Weak Link in 2014-15?

    With point guard extraordinaire Marcus Paige heading up what should be a top-notch offense, UNC basketball checks off many of the boxes you look for in a national title contender...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 8,084 reads 18 comments

  12. Kentucky Basketball: Why Wildcats Should Redshirt Marcus Lee in 2014-15

    The kind of ultra-elite prospects who make up the Kentucky basketball roster are usually in so much of a hurry to start their NBA careers that redshirting never enters into the conversation...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 6,154 reads 23 comments

  13. College Basketball Recruiting: Stock Watch for Every 5-Star Player in 2015 Class

    College hoops may be months away, but the college basketball recruiting season is in full swing, thanks to a combination of AAU leagues and summer tournaments...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 13,208 reads 5 comments

  14. College Basketball Recruiting: Dream Package Deals from the 2015 Class

    On the heels of Duke’s success in landing both Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, package deals have become a major storyline in college basketball recruiting...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 6,163 reads 2 comments

  15. UNC Basketball: How Brice Johnson Fits into Tar Heels' Offensive Picture

    The biggest adjustment UNC basketball faces next season is replacing James Michael McAdoo at power forward, and Brice Johnson is option No. 1 for solving that problem...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 5,356 reads 9 comments

  16. Kentucky Basketball: What to Expect from the Harrison Twins as Sophomores

    No program in college hoops expects to lose more of its freshmen than Kentucky basketball, but next year’s Wildcats will actually have some sophomores worth celebrating...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 6,413 reads 108 comments

  17. College Basketball Recruiting: The Best Attribute of Each 2015 5-Star Player

    College basketball recruiting has shifted its focus to the class of 2015, and those high school seniors-to-be have plenty of excitement in store...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 12,001 reads 2 comments

  18. UNC Basketball: Why Justin Jackson Should Be a Starter in 2014-15 Season

    The top two recruits in UNC basketball’s freshman class, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson , play the same position...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 5,626 reads 13 comments

  19. Kentucky Basketball: How Will Trey Lyles Compare to Julius Randle as a Freshman?

    For the second season in a row, Kentucky basketball will be pinning a large share of its offense on a top-notch freshman power forward. When Julius Randle filled that role, he helped carry the Wildcats to the national title game...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 2,898 reads 2 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar CBB Coaching Changes That Will Have a Big Impact in 2014-15

    Buzz Williams’ departure from Marquette set off a flurry of high-profile college basketball coaching changes, but not all the important moves got national headlines...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 17,094 reads 8 comments

  21. College Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Weakness of 5-Star Players in 2015 Class

    College basketball recruiting keeps focusing in on younger and younger prospects, meaning that even the highest-rated players have a long way to go...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 14,670 reads 4 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Most Daunting College Basketball Arenas for Visiting Teams

    All college basketball arenas make life tougher for the visiting team, but some home-court advantages are more equal than others...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 48,440 reads 217 comments

  23. UNC Basketball: Why Tar Heels Should Amp Up Defensive Pressure in 2014-15

    With its history of overwhelming offensive firepower, UNC basketball hasn’t been a program that’s emphasized winning games with defense...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 2,777 reads 3 comments

  24. Kentucky Basketball: What Impact Will PG Tyler Ulis Have in 2014-15?

    Kentucky basketball stands to be among the deepest teams in the country in 2014-15, with the usual crop of elite freshmen joining an unexpected bounty of returning talent...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 8,106 reads 10 comments

  25. Odds for Incoming 5-Star Freshmen to Be CBB All-Americans in 2014-15 Season

    There are only 15 spots a year in the ranks of college basketball All-Americans, and one-and-done freshmen tend to get more than their share...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 58,873 reads 26 comments