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Class of 2018 College Basketball Recruits to Watch This Spring

The Class of 2018 is starting to come into focus as the current group of high school sophomores will be juniors by the time next fall begins. That means many of them are playing up with the Class of 2017 on the grassroots circuit and...Show More Summary

Dark Horse Player of the Year Candidates in Each Major CBB Conference in 2016-17

One of the few certainties in college basketball is that some teams and some players will demonstrate surprising improvement from the previous year. It is what makes college hoops appealing and unpredictable. Those unexpected accomplishments...Show More Summary

1 Player Each Top College Basketball Contender Needs to Step Up in 2016-17

When evaluating college basketball teams and their chances of contending for a national title, there tends to be a standard formula: Combine returning stars with top newcomers, making sure to factor in the key players who have movedShow More Summary

Class of 2017 CBB Recruits Whose Stock Is Rising After Spring Events

The April live evaluation period is now behind us and it means that schools from coast-to-coast are re-evaluating their recruiting boards as they've found new targets. Some players have simply stepped up and played better than expected...Show More Summary

Which NCAA Basketball Coaches Will Have Most Success at New Schools in 2016-17?

College basketball's hectic offseason coaching carousel appears to be finally grinding to a halt, and it's looking like both the new (Bryce Drew) and former (Kevin Stallings) head coaches at Vanderbilt are in the best positions to succeed in 2016-17. According to's Jeff Goodman, 50 of the 351 Division I schools have changed head coaches. Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Fun Teams to Watch in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

College basketball fans have a variety of reasons for tuning in to games each year, but something that everyone is looking for is entertainment value. While the athleticism you see in the NBA and the wide-open nature of that game can't...Show More Summary

CBB Recruiting Notebook: How the Race for Class of 2017's No. 1 Spot Will Be Won

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The class of 2017 took center stage in front of college basketball coaches over the last two weekends, and the two April live evaluation periods are now in the books. Nationwide events featuring top high school prospects...Show More Summary

College Basketball Teams Likely to Break NCAA Tournament Droughts in 2016-17

There are more than 100 college basketball programs that would love to compete in the NCAA tournament for the first time in more than a decade, and teams like Monmouth, South Carolina and Rhode Island are poised to finally get over that...Show More Summary

Ivan Rabb to Return to California: Latest Comments and Reaction

California Golden Bears freshman forward Ivan Rabb has decided to forgo the NBA draft and return for his sophomore season. Head coach Cuonzo Martin announced the decision Sunday, per Ryan Gorcey of Ivan is an (sic) tremendous person and student-athlete to have on our team. Show More Summary

Mitchell Robinson Decommits from Texas A&M: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball program reportedly lost an important piece of their 2017 recruiting class Sunday. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Mitchell Robinson decommitted from the Aggies. The 6’9”, 200-pound 4-star prospect is the No. Show More Summary

Thanks to Family and a Few Famous Friends, Duke's Jayson Tatum Ready for Stardom

They happened roughly two hours and 1,200 miles apart on the opening Saturday of the NCAA tournament. In Providence, Rhode Island, Duke outlasted Yale 71-64 to advance to the Sweet 16. And in Columbia, Missouri, St. Louis' ChaminadeShow More Summary

Amile Jefferson Ruled Eligible for 2016-17 Season: Latest Comments and Reaction

Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson had his medical hardship waiver approved by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Friday. The decision gives him an extra season of eligibility for the 2016-17 season. The Blue Devils confirmed the news on their official athletics site. Show More Summary

Unheralded CBB Freshmen Set to Break Out as Sophomores in 2016-17

The college basketball junkies are all-in on Indiana's OG Anunoby as a breakout sophomore in 2016-17, but hardly anyone outside of Bloomington even knew the 3-star recruit's name until the middle of last season. And Anunoby is No. 1Show More Summary

Wooden Award Watch List: Early Odds for 2016-17 College Basketball Season

The 2015-16 college basketball season is still fresh in our memories, close enough to where we can still relive Kris Jenkins' thrilling game-winning shot to give Villanova the national title. But that also means we're still a long ways...Show More Summary

10 College Basketball Teams Doomed for a Rebuilding Year in 2016-17

Maryland and Hawaii battled in the round of 32 this past March, but they might not even combine for 32 wins in 2016-17 after all that they're losing this offseason. And they're respectively just No. 8 and No. 7 in our ranking of theShow More Summary

Dwayne Washington, Former Syracuse Basketball Player, Dies at 52

Former standout Syracuse basketball player Dwayne Washington has died after being diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer. He was 52. Syracuse's official athletics site confirmed the news through his family. Washington, who was affectionately...Show More Summary

Buying or Selling the Draft Decisions for Some of CBB's Top Stars

To go pro or not go pro—it's a decision every college basketball player must make at this time of year. The NBA is the ultimate goal for every player, and for the best of the best, the opportunity to declare early for the draft is hard to resist. Show More Summary

DeAundrae Ballard to Florida: Gators Land 4-Star SF Prospect

Florida added DeAundrae Ballard to its 2017 recruiting class Monday night with the small forward reportedly committing to the Gators during an in-home visit. Jeff Borzello of ESPN first reported the news. Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel confirmed the prospect's school choice. Read more College Basketball news on

Derryck Thornton Transfer Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Former Duke G

Former Duke Blue Devils point guard Derryck Thornton is looking for a new school, and high-profiled teams are already in contact with him. Continue for updates. Kansas Coach Meets with Thornton Monday, April 18 Thornton met with Kansas...Show More Summary

Bold Predictions for 2016 College Basketball Offseason

Outside of the first few weeks of hirings, firings, transfers and draft decisions, most college basketball offseason news is wildly unpredictable. For instance, no one could have possibly known in April 2014 that Emmanuel Mudiay would suddenly decide that summer to go play in China for a year. Show More Summary

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