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Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger Throws Down Impressive Dunks During Workout

This video should get Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans excited to see freshman Rex Pflueger on the court this season. During a workout, Pflueger threw down a trio of impressive dunks. The 6'5" guard has the athleticism to pull of 360 slams, windmills and more. A normal video of the dunks would have been fun to watch. Show More Summary

Payton Pritchard to Oregon: Ducks Land 4-Star PG Prospect

It's almost impossible to contend for an NCAA men's basketball title without a competent floor general running the offense. The Oregon Ducks hope Payton Pritchard can be that guy starting in 2016. The 4-star point guard committed to the Ducks on Friday, per Reggie Rankin of Show More Summary

NBA Draft 2016: Demetrius Jackson Is Notre Dame's Next Star to Watch

A secondary option alongside veterans since 2013-14, Demetrius Jackson will enter his junior year as Notre Dame's lead guard. And there is a strong chance the opportunity results in the buildup of NBA draft buzz. Jackson is a phenomenal...Show More Summary

Steph Curry Breaks Down Best Plays of MVP Season While Top Recruits Reenact Them

Check out this video of NBA MVP Stephen Curry breaking down his best plays from the 2014-15 NBA season, featuring top-ranked recruits from around the nation reenacting these stellar moments. Big thank you to Under Armour, Curry and the...Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Most Likely to Reach 2,000 Career Points in 2015-16

It takes a special breed of player to score 2,000 career points in men's college basketball. One has to be good enough to average better than 15 points per game over the course of a 130-game career yet not so good as to leave for the NBA draft before playing four seasons. It's an impressive achievement, but it happens more often than you might think. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs from 2015 Offseason so Far

As we expect to see every offseason, the Kentucky Wildcats have been extremely active throughout the basketball landscape since falling short at the Final Four in early April. Most of the buzz around John Calipari's team has been about...Show More Summary

Ranking the Streakiest Shooters in College Basketball in the 2015-16 Season

There is a variety of ways to interpret the streaky shooter. But we know, for the most part, when we catch a guy hot-handed. We're here in large part to focus on three-point marksmen. Some aren't consistent threats in the box score—but...Show More Summary

Richard Pitino, Minnesota Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino signed a contract extension with the Gophers on Wednesday, according to Matt Norlander of Pitino's updated contract has an extension on it through the 2020-21...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs from 2015 Offseason so Far

It's been mostly smooth sailing for Duke basketball since it cut down the net at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in April. Duke had an offseason that's been devoid of any major bad news in terms of injuries, academics or behavior issues...Show More Summary

He's Got Next: Henry Ellenson Looks Like Top-10 Pick in 2016 NBA Draft

We might as well start preparing now for his inevitable rise in the 2016 NBA draft discussion. It's only a matter of time before Marquette freshman big man Henry Ellenson emerges as one of the perceived prizes in next June's field. Having...Show More Summary

2015 NCAA Tournament Teams with the Most Players Returning This Season

In North Carolina and Virginia, the ACC will enter the 2015-16 college basketball season with two of the three most intact tournament rosters in the country. In stark contrast to last week's list of the most drastic roster makeovers in college hoops, today we'll be taking a look at the tournament teams bringing back the most scoring from last season. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Biggest Ups and Downs from 2015 Offseason So Far

The college basketball offseason doesn't often have the same drama as professional sports with free agency and trades. That didn't stop North Carolina from having plenty of excitement over the past few months. While some programs around the country can quietly go through ups and downs during the spring and summer, UNC has no such luxury. Show More Summary

Emmitt Holt, Thomas Bryant Cited for Illegal Alcohol Possession

According to Jennie Runevitch of WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosiers basketball players Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt were cited for alcohol possession at 12:50 a.m. ET last Friday morning. This is the second alcohol-related legal incident for Holt during his time at IU. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Tasked with Replacing Last Year's Biggest Stars

The talent exodus that college basketball must endure each year because of graduation and the NBA draft is hard to take. We can't help thinking that some of the players on their way out of the game are so irreplaceable that their teams...Show More Summary

Under Armour Elite 24 2015: Date, TV Schedule, Rosters and Preview

The future of college basketball will be in action Saturday, as two dozen of the best high school players will participate in Under Armour's Elite 24 showcase. While these players from the 2016 and 2017 classes aren't household names yet, they all have bright futures at various levels of the sport. Show More Summary

Markelle Fultz to Washington: Huskies Land 5-Star SG Prospect

Markelle Fultz, a 5-star shooting guard, bolstered Washington's 2016 recruiting class Friday by announcing his decision to play college basketball for the Washington Huskies, per Christian Caple of the Tacoma News Tribune. The DeMatha...Show More Summary

Buckle Up for the Auburn vs. Alabama Basketball Rivalry After Recruiting Coups

The Alabama/Auburn rivalry is undoubtedly one of the strongest in all of sports, but football dictates the national attention. Four consecutive football national championships from 2009-2012 and memorable plays like Chris Davis returning...Show More Summary

Ball State Freshman Goes Nuts After Hitting Half-Court Shot to Win Free Tuition

Unless you’re a superstar athlete or a mega-brainiac, college isn ’t cheap. For one lucky Ball State freshman, though, it just became free. As a part of the school’s Welcome Week on Thursday, an incoming student was given a chance to sink a half-court shot for free tuition. Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Drastic Offseason Makeovers Ahead of the 2015-16 CBB Season

In college basketball, it's almost impossible to avoid drastic roster changes on an annual basis. Such is the nature of a sport with four-year max contracts where the best players often leave after one season. However, some teams won't...Show More Summary

Moustapha Diagne Reportedly Won't Attend Syracuse, to Enroll in 2-Year School

Syracuse University basketball recruit Moustapha Diagne signed a letter of intent to play his college ball for the ACC power on Nov. 12 of last year, but those plans have reportedly been derailed. According to's Mike Waters, the school released a statement Thursday confirming Diagne won't enroll at Syracuse in 2015. Show More Summary

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