1. Ranking the 20 Best Court Designs in College Basketball

    College basketball is undergoing a wave of court customization, and not all of the results are pretty. With horror stories such as Oregon’s infamous can’t-see-the-forest-(or-midcourt)-for-the-trees ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 36,970 reads 16 comments

  2. 2014 Title Odds for Each of College Basketball's Top 20 Contenders

    It may be four months before college basketball’s new season begins, but it’s not too early to identify the teams with a real shot at the national championship...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 20,917 reads 12 comments

  3. Predicting Which 5-Star Freshmen Will Live Up to the Hype in 2013-14 Season

    Being rated as a 5-star recruit puts a prospective college basketball player on the fast track to a great career, but the praise comes at a price...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 18,787 reads 17 comments

  4. The Best Player at Each Position in Every Major College Basketball Conference

    College basketball’s major conferences no longer have a monopoly on top teams, but when it comes to individual star power, it’s tough to beat the big-name programs...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 16,565 reads 27 comments

  5. Ranking the 20 High Schools That Produce the Best NCAA Basketball Talent

    Future NCAA basketball stars can pop up at any school—witness Anthony Davis, a product of Chicago’s unheralded Perspectives Charter Academy—but some high school programs ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 35,959 reads 21 comments

  6. NCAA Basketball Recruiting 2014: Strengths and Weaknesses of Every 5-Star Player

    Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker haven’t even taken their first collegiate shots yet, but the never-ending cycle of NCAA basketball recruiting is already shifting to focus on the next crop of superstars-to-be...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 6,321 reads 10 comments

  7. One Question Each of College Basketball's Top 20 Players Must Answer in 2014

    The offseason is usually a time for optimism, but the biggest stars in college basketball know that it’s also a time for facing and addressing weaknesses...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 26,298 reads 18 comments

  8. Projected Stat Lines for the Top 20 Point Guards in NCAA Basketball for 2014

    Wooden Award winner Trey Burke may be gone, but there’s no shortage of terrific point guards in NCAA basketball for next season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 16,573 reads 31 comments

  9. The Ideal Offensive System for Every 5-Star 2014 NCAA Basketball Recruit

    One of the toughest jobs for NCAA basketball coaches is attracting recruits who are not only elite talents but who fit the way the coach wants to play...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 23,586 reads 5 comments

  10. Ranking the 10 Best 4-Year College Basketball Careers in History

    As Tim Duncan vies for another NBA championship, it’s a great time to celebrate the rare breed for which he’s become the shining symbol: superstar college basketball players who stay in school for four years...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 12,984 reads 25 comments

  11. 20 College Basketball Talents NBA Scouts Will Be Salivating Over in 2014

    Like it or not, many of college basketball’s biggest stars are only on campus as a stopover on the way to their NBA careers...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 18,764 reads 25 comments

  12. Predicting the 15 Wooden Award Finalists for the 2013-14 Season

    Although the Wooden Award voters won't choose their 15 finalists for national Player of the Year until early March, that’s no reason not to start the speculation on which stars will make the cut...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 35,397 reads 96 comments

  13. NBA Player Comparisons for Top 20 College Basketball Stars of 2013-14 Season

    Few sports feature as much turnover among the top players as college basketball, and not many fans will have had the opportunity to see all of the new stars who will dominate the headlines in 2013-14...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 32,118 reads 62 comments

  14. The Top Player of the Year Candidate from Each NCAA Basketball Major Conference

    With realignment changing the face of NCAA basketball’s major conferences, the Player of the Year races will look very different in 2013-14...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 19,773 reads 58 comments

  15. Ranking the 20 Best Mascots in College Basketball

    Every college basketball fan naturally thinks that his or her team’s mascot is the best, but, with apologies to the Anteaters and Golden Gophers of the world, not all mascots are created equal...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 44,160 reads 35 comments

  16. Setting Expectations for Each of College Basketball's Top 20 Coaches in 2014

    Even for college basketball’s most celebrated coaches, not every team is national championship material. Expectations for any given year have to be modified based on the available talent on the roster...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 20,074 reads 37 comments

  17. 20 Mid-Major College Basketball Teams You Should Watch at Least Once in 2014

    Offseason buzz in college basketball naturally focuses on the highest-profile programs, but sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and looking at just how many great teams are lurking outside the power conferences...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 year ago 19,180 reads 8 comments

  18. Predicting the 10 Most Exciting Alley-Oop Combos in NCAA Basketball for 2014

    As much as the alley-oop is a flashy, look-at-me play, it’s also a great demonstration of teamwork. It takes both a terrific pass and a great finish to make a highlight-reel ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 8,021 reads 25 comments

  19. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the Top 5 Players at Every Position

    The Big Ten was college basketball’s best conference last season, and while it may not run away with that title in 2013-14, it’s going to be awfully impressive once again...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 5,610 reads 32 comments

  20. Updated Predictions for 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25 Poll

    It’s been over a month since our first look at which NCAA basketball teams might top the preseason polls in the fall, and a lot has changed in that time...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 13,611 reads 21 comments

  21. College Basketball Recruiting: Greatest Asset of Each Top Player in 2014 Class

    Although Andrew Wiggins’ commitment to Kansas is putting the 2013 recruiting class in today’s headlines, coaches around college basketball are well aware that it’s already time to worry about their 2014 recruits...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 19,350 reads 5 comments

  22. Predicting the Winner of Each Division I NCAA Basketball Conference

    As realignment continues to reshape Division I NCAA basketball, some big-time conferences will be getting new title contenders as soon as next season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 31,277 reads 41 comments

  23. Ranking the 20 Greatest Big Men in College Basketball History

    Having a superstar big man isn ’t the only way to turn your college basketball team into a winner, but it sure helps. Many of the most overpowering teams in the history of the game have been built around one unstoppable, low-post force...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 26,075 reads 57 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 20 Seniors in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season

    With early NBA departures the rule rather than the exception, impact seniors have become a rare breed in college basketball. In 2013-14, though, an unusually talented crop of fourth-year stars has a great chance to buck that trend...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 25,869 reads 12 comments

  25. Ranking the 20 Best Current Uniforms in College Basketball

    College basketball’s last couple of seasons have brought us some of the ugliest uniforms in the history of the game, so as an antidote, it’s time to take a look at some of the best...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 60,371 reads 65 comments