1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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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  10. 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...

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  11. 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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  12. 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...

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  13. 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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  14. 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 2 months ago 6,490 reads 49 comments

  15. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 20,469 reads 8 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 32,051 reads 47 comments

  17. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 2,407 reads 1 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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...

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  20. 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 3 months ago 24,057 reads 43 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 8,119 reads 18 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 6,219 reads 23 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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