1. The Fall of Rysheed Jordan: How the Streets of Philly Swallowed an NBA Prospect

    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center sits on a strip of forgotten land between Interstate 95 and the Delaware River, 11 miles northeast of Philadelphia's downtown...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 4 months ago 290,645 reads 0 comments

  2. 'Built for Basketball': Jayson Tatum Was Born and Raised to Be an NBA Star

    DURHAM, N.C. — The low point? That's easy. There are any number of difficult times to choose from, sure. When bills were left unpaid for months. When utilities were turned off...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 7 months ago 393,286 reads 0 comments

  3. Will Cinderella Run Help South Carolina Nab Superprospect Zion Williamson?

    Win or lose, South Carolina's wild and unexpected Cinderella run to the Final Four will have an impact that lasts far beyond the 2017 NCAA tournament...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 10 months ago 82,127 reads 0 comments

  4. 2 Players' Unlikely Journey Across 3 Continents to Become Louisville's X-Factor

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In so many ways, the Louisville Cardinals appear to be your typical, really good, Final Four-capable team. There's the 24-7 record, the No. 10 AP ranking, the fourth seed in the ACC tournament and a projected No...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 10 months ago 5,793 reads 0 comments

  5. The Real Luke Kennard: How Duke's Star Found His Swag in Time for March Madness

    Glowing in the embers of a dumpster-fire drama is the steady shooter who might save the Blue Devils' season again. Also: childhood photos and a defense of his UGG boots. (Your move, Tar Heel fans.)

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 11 months ago 266,158 reads 0 comments

  6. How Kentucky PG De'Aaron Fox Is Teaching Himself to Think Hoops at an NBA Level

    The first setting for the De'Aaron Fox origin story is where countless other basketball path-to-glory narratives began: the high school gym. Early in the morning...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 11 months ago 116,685 reads 0 comments

  7. John Calipari on Coaching Extreme Talent, One-and-Dones and His All-NBA Team

    An amazing thing about sports is how reputations stick, no matter how dated they've become. In seven-plus years at Kentucky, John Calipari has made four Final Fours, won a national ...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 11 months ago 323,077 reads 2 comments

  8. Duke's Resurgence Is Real: Blue Devils Look Like Contenders Again After UNC Win

    DURHAM, N.C. — A college basketball season, like history, rarely moves in a straight line. It zigs and it zags. It stops and it starts. A team that seems lost in February can be found by March (see: Kentucky, 2013-14)...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 11 months ago 23,665 reads 0 comments

  9. Stay or Go? Former Top NBA Prospect Harry Giles Facing Impossible Question

    When basketball minds speak of the phenom they watched playing for the U.S. national team on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the summer of 2015, they do so in hushed tones, their voices filled with awe...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 11 months ago 37,290 reads 0 comments

  10. John Calipari's New Sales Pitch: Become a One-and-a-Half-and-Done Player

    Another season of college basketball in Lexington, Kentucky, another innovation by head coach John Calipari that could change the game...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 1 year ago 81,252 reads 78 comments

  11. Grayson Allen's Unfortunate Reality: Duke Star Is College Hoops' Archvillain

    You look at the video of the play, and you compare it to the two videos of similar plays from last season, and you can't help but think: That's dirty. And that's suspension-worthy...

    Reid Forgrave Written by Reid Forgrave about 1 year ago 123,351 reads 317 comments