1. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Top Incoming Freshmen in 2014-15 CBB Season

    However the 2014-15 college basketball season ends, it’s a sure bet that the performance of the country’s top freshmen will have a lot to say about the outcome...

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  2. Kentucky Basketball: Which Center Will Be the Odd Man out in Crowded Rotation?

    Kentucky basketball has the enviable problem of too much depth this season, and nowhere is it more obvious than in the middle...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 day ago 8,057 reads 20 comments

  3. 10 Reasons We Can't Wait for the 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season to Begin

    Although the start of the 2014-15 NCAA basketball season is still a couple of months away, hoops fans have good cause to be excited to see the year tip off...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 days ago 20,503 reads 54 comments

  4. UNC Basketball: Under-the-Radar Threats to Tar Heels in 2014-15 ACC Season

    UNC basketball has enough to worry about if it focuses only on the top of the ACC , where the likes of Duke, Virginia and newly arrived Louisville will all be battling the Tar Heels for supremacy...

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  5. Kentucky Basketball: Under-the-Radar Threats to Wildcats in 2014-15 SEC Season

    Kentucky basketball is the clear favorite in next year’s SEC, but conference play always has a few surprises lurking...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 8 days ago 8,923 reads 12 comments

  6. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Pro-Player Comparisons for 5-Stars in Class of 2015

    Coaches at the nation’s top college programs are eminently familiar with the NCAA basketball recruiting class of 2015, but fans may not have gotten to see much of the next crop of young stars...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 10 days ago 28,380 reads 25 comments

  7. The Most Difficult College Basketball Players to Match Up with in 2014-15

    In college basketball as in the NBA, some players are able to create mismatches no matter who tries to guard them...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 11 days ago 29,455 reads 53 comments

  8. UNC Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Draw Heightens Pressure on Tar Heels

    The good news for UNC basketball is that the Tar Heels are one of three teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis field that can expect to bring lofty rankings into the November tourney. The bad news is that three is an odd number...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 13 days ago 5,766 reads 13 comments

  9. Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Wildcats' Routs of Puerto Rico

    Kentucky basketball opened its preseason Bahamas trip by demolishing Puerto Rico, 74-49, on Sunday, then doubled down on Tuesday with a 93-57 win...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 15 days ago 8,283 reads 12 comments

  10. NCAA Basketball Recruiting 2015: Projected Roles for Top Committed Players

    Although there are still plenty of big names up for grabs, the picture for NCAA basketball recruiting 2015 is becoming clearer...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 17 days ago 18,058 reads 4 comments

  11. College Basketball Stars Blessed with Perfect Sidekicks for 2014-15 Season

    Having great players is a first step to a great college basketball team, but having players who fit well together can be just as valuable...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 18 days ago 26,020 reads 49 comments

  12. UNC Basketball Recruiting: Sales Pitches for Top 2015 Targets

    UNC basketball recruiting focuses on such ultra-elite prospects that even the winning tradition of Michael Jordan’s alma mater isn’t enough to seal the deal...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 19 days ago 12,967 reads 12 comments

  13. UNC Basketball: Why Half-Court Offense Is Tar Heels' Key to Success in 2014-15

    From the moment Roy Williams took over as head coach, UNC basketball has featured one of the best fast-break offenses in college hoops. Next year’s Tar Heels will be no exception...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 20 days ago 1,440 reads 1 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: What 2014-15 Wildcats Can Learn from 2012 National Champs

    Kentucky basketball stands as the clear preseason favorite for the national title, but that’s not the only thing about the 2014-15 squad that should look familiar to Big Blue Nation...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 22 days ago 5,717 reads 3 comments

  15. Important Lessons Learned About Top NCAA Basketball Teams in 2014 Offseason

    Just because there aren ’t any games being played doesn ’t mean the NCAA basketball offseason is lacking in drama...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 24 days ago 20,062 reads 33 comments

  16. NCAA Basketball Players We're Excited to See Take Over as Top Scoring Option

    NCAA basketball players typically jump to the NBA as soon as they have one great season, but there’s a silver lining for fans. The departure of one star provides an opportunity for another great young talent to step in and show what he can do...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 25 days ago 34,404 reads 56 comments

  17. UNC Basketball: How Marcus Paige Stacks Up vs. 2014-15 Wooden Award Candidates

    UNC basketball has one of the country’s most exciting returning players in point guard Marcus Paige. The rising junior floor general is coming off of a brilliant 2013-14 campaign in which he averaged 17...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 27 days ago 3,904 reads 2 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: Who Will Be Wildcats' Most Improved Returning Player?

    Kentucky basketball has the unaccustomed luxury of getting to develop its young talent this offseason. With three starters and the entire bench returning, John Calipari will get ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 29 days ago 6,136 reads 12 comments

  19. College Basketball Recruiting: What Each 5-Star Proved in 2014 July Showcases

    July is a loaded month for college basketball recruiting, as the championship tournaments of the major AAU circuits give prospects a chance to show what they can do when the stakes are highest...

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  20. Dynamic Athletes to Watch in the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

    One of the pleasures of college basketball is the opportunity to watch great athletes come into their prime...

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  21. UNC Basketball: Grading Tar Heels' Targets at 2014 Nike Peach Jam

    UNC basketball lives by its recruiting prowess, and that means keeping a close eye on events such as the 2014 Nike Peach Jam...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 8,312 reads 0 comments

  22. Kentucky Basketball: Grading Wildcats Targets at 2014 Nike Peach Jam

    The 2014 Nike Peach Jam was one of the premier recruiting events of the offseason, and where there are great college hoops recruits, there's Kentucky basketball...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 5,561 reads 1 comments

  23. 2014 Nike Peach Jam: What We Learned About Top College Basketball Recruits

    Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) featured most of the biggest stars in high school hoops this summer, and the 2014 Nike Peach Jam capped the season in correspondingly high style...

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  24. College Basketball Recruiting: Names to Know from the 2016 Class

    Under the forward-looking lens of college basketball recruiting, few players are too young to earn notice if they show enough promise...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 29,411 reads 26 comments

  25. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 12,533 reads 4 comments