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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. Many of Big Blue's highest-priority prospects in both the 2015 and 2016...Show More Summary

Emmanuel Mudiay Could Become Trendsetter If Year Abroad Is Successful

Emmanuel Mudiay is taking an original route to the NBA, but his path could become more common if his plan works. The Texas high school point guard was the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2014 class, according to 247 Sports. He was setShow More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 5 Best Defenders in Wildcats History

Kentucky basketball has had its fair share of great offensive players through the years. Even currently under head coach John Calipari, the Wildcats are thought of as an offensive-minded team, usually involving numerous dunks. However,...Show More Summary

Ohio State Basketball: Projecting Buckeyes' 2014-15 Starting Lineup

The Ohio State basketball program is in a rare position as it enters the 2014-15 season—it is an under-the-radar threat in the Big Ten. For years under Thad Matta, the Buckeyes have been seen as among the top one or two teams in theShow More Summary

Perry Ellis Will Take the Kansas Jayhawks Far in 2014

Perry Ellis thrived for Kansas in the shadows of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid last season. Those shadows have vanished, as Wiggins and Embiid parlayed their star power into NBA contracts, and the Lawrence limelight will hit Ellis in 2014-15. Well, not exactly. Bill Self inked a pair of elite recruits: Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre. Show More Summary

Ranking College Basketball's Top 10 Freshman Duos in the Past Decade

In college basketball, a great freshman class can't be considered a great class if there's only one star to come out of it. Even the best need some support, a sidekick who joins the program at the same time to form a feared freshmanShow More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Ranking the 5 Best Wolverines Defenders in the Past Decade

While the Michigan Wolverines basketball program has been known for some of its scorers (Manny Harris, Daniel Horton, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas, etc.), in the past decade, it has had its fair share of lockdown defenders, too. Although...Show More Summary

Fordham's Mandell Thomas Hoping for More Consistency in Junior Season

In an offseason punctuated by signings and new arrivals, it's important to remember that Fordham will return some key pieces in 2014-15. Mandell Thomas is one of them. By his own admission, after a strong finish to his freshman season,...Show More Summary

How Much Do Recruiting Rankings Factor into NCAA Basketball Success?

There's not a player in the 2015 class who has received the kind of hype that surrounded Andrew Wiggins. But for the typical college hoops fans, it doesn't matter. The overall strength of a particular class is not their focus. The typical...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Why Wolverines Have the Big Ten's Best Coaching Staff

John Beilein's arrival to Ann Arbor in 2007 was a revival for Michigan basketball. Since then, the 2014 Naismith finalist has taken the Wolverines to a Final Four, followed by a national title appearance, back-to-back Elite Eights and five NCAA tournaments (four straight). Show More Summary

Moore Hoops: Ranking the Top Performances at the 2014 Nike Peach Jam

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — The best talent showcase of the summer in tournament form is the Peach Jam, the final event of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) season. The other shoe companies have some good players and teams on their circuits, but it's like comparing a Buick with a Mercedes. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Breaking Down Tar Heels' 2014-15 Nonconference Schedule

It's never too early to start looking ahead to what North Carolina is set to face in terms of competition during the 2014-15 season, even if it's not set in stone yet. While we know who the Tar Heels will face during ACC play—but not...Show More Summary

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. The New Jersey-based Playaz Basketball Club...Show More Summary

Dedric Lawson to Memphis: Tigers Land 2016 5-Star PF Prospect

Four days after his father, Keelon, became an assistant coach at Memphis, Dedric Lawson chose to stay at home and commit to the Tigers, per's Gary Parrish. The player confirmed the decision on Sunday. "With [my father]Show More Summary

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. The class of 2016 has barely finished up its sophomore year in high school, but there are alreadyShow More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Where Wildcats' Projected Starters Rank vs. SEC Competition

You'll be hard-pressed to find a prediction for the forthcoming SEC basketball season that doesn't put the Kentucky Wildcats in first place. Those who dare to downgrade the talented Cats are quickly deluged with feedback berating them...Show More Summary

Predicting the 2014-15 American Athletic Conference College Basketball Standings

The American Athletic Conference is the most successful conference in college basketball history as far as percentage of seasons producing a national champion is concerned, but is the AAC headed for a sophomore slump in 2014-15? Even...Show More Summary

Michigan Basketball: Breaking Down Wolverines Guards for 2014-15 Season

Great guard play goes a long way. Just ask UConn's Jim Calhoun and Kevin Ollie, or even Michigan State's Tom Izzo, and they'd all say the same thing. Title outcomes are often left in the hands of the backcourt. Of course, Michigan's John Beilein is probably aware of that too. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 New CBB Coaches Most Likely to Make the 2015 NCAA Tournament

Now that we're a few weeks removed from the knee-jerk responses to the latest rendition of the college basketball coaching carousel, let's take a look at which hires might be able to immediately lead their new teams to the 2015 NCAAShow More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Most Likely to Make All-SEC Team

The 2014-15 version of Kentucky basketball is filled with star power and a deep roster. Sure, the Wildcats lost an All-American in Julius Randle and a dynamic scorer in James Young, but they reload with four more McDonald's All-Americans...Show More Summary

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