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Ranking the Streakiest Shooters in College Basketball in the 2016-17 Season

Santa Clara's Jared Brownridge made at least seven three-pointers in four separate games last season and will enter his senior year with the title of streakiest shooter in the country. Before we dive in, it's important to note the distinction between a streaky shooter and a good shooter who occasionally catches fire. Show More Summary

College Basketball Recruiting: Top Point Guards to Watch in the Class of 2017

With the college basketball season rapidly approaching, the current crop of freshmen point guards is generating a lot of buzz. Washington guard Markelle Fultz and N.C. State guard Dennis Smith currently sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in theShow More Summary

Predicting the 1st Loss of the 2016-17 Season for Top College Basketball Teams

Duke and Kansas might be the two best men's college basketball teams in the country this year, but one of those two title contenders is guaranteed to lose a game barely 100 hours into the 2016-17 season. The following 20 teams are the...Show More Summary

College Basketball Stars We Wish Were on the Same Team in 2016-17

We've reached the point of college basketball's ridiculously long offseason that we're starting to hallucinate. It's been so long since games were played it's hard to remember who's graduated or turned pro and who's coming back, not to mention if any of them have changed teams thanks to transfer loopholes. Show More Summary

Predicting the Unsung Heroes for Top College Basketball Teams in 2016-17

Looking back on Villanova's national championship, it's easy to credit the play of Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins for that successful run. But just as important to the Wildcats' title was the efforts of lesser-regarded players such as Ryan...Show More Summary

Ranking the States That Produce the Most 5-Star High School Basketball Talent

Every year, the debate rages in gyms all across the country: Which state produces the most amount of 5-star talent? That question has become increasingly difficult to answer over the years, as high school basketball has become more of...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Player of the Year Candidates in the SEC in 2016-17

Whether you prefer De'Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Wenyen Gabriel or Malik Monk for 2017 SEC Player of the Year, there's a great chance the award will go to a Kentucky freshman for the first time since Anthony Davis won it in 2012. Team success is one of the most important factors in conference Player of the Year voting. Show More Summary

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

One of the only things in sports tougher than replacing a coaching legend is following in the footsteps of a star, and there are 12 college basketball teams that need to figure out how to replace last season's Player of the Year candidates. In...Show More Summary

College Basketball Teams Returning the Most Talent for the 2016-17 Season

The Wisconsin Badgers scored 2,373 points in 2015-16, and they are one of the candidates to win the 2017 national championship because they bring back all but six of those points for another season. Earlier in the month, we ranked the...Show More Summary

Mike Lonergan Fired by George Washington: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The George Washington Colonials fired head men's basketball coach Mike Lonergan on Friday, according to USA Today's Dan Wolken. ESPN's Andy Katz confirmed the report. Lonergan 's firing comes on the heels of a 28-10 season that was marred by accusations of verbal and emotional abuse. Show More Summary

Under-the-Radar College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Do Damage in 2016-17

Not knowing who college basketball's championship favorites and top contenders are either means you haven't been paying attention this offseason—which is understandable considering how long it is—or aren't aware that this list is often...Show More Summary

Jaren Jackson to Michigan State: Spartans Land 5-Star PF Prospect

Michigan State has secured one of the top players in the 2017 class with the addition of power forward Jaren Jackson. Paul Biancardi of ESPN provided the news of the big man's decision. "I didn't plan it this way," Jackson said to Biancardi. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Player of the Year Candidates in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

Washington's Markelle Fultz might be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but that's not quite enough for him to project as our Pac -12 Player of the Year. Rather, it's a different freshman point guard in the top spot, because...Show More Summary

Savion Flagg to Texas A&M: Aggies Land 4-Star SF Prospect

Texas A&M's 2017 recruiting class got a major boost Wednesday when 4-star forward Savion Flagg announced his commitment to the Aggies. “I just felt like it was a great fit for me and it’s close to home,” Flagg told Evan Daniels of Show More Summary

Ranking the Current Coaches Never to Win an NCAA Championship

Most of the top active men's college basketball head coaches have national championships to their names, but where do the greats such as Bob Huggins, Sean Miller and Thad Matta rank in comparison to the others who have yet to win a title? The...Show More Summary

Mike Krzyzewski Reportedly Bans NBA Scouts from Watching Duke Practices

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will reportedly keep NBA teams from scouting his team's practices this upcoming season, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. Instead, there will be two pro days on Oct. 19 and Oct. Show More Summary

College Basketball Programs Off to a Hot Start on the 2018 Recruiting Trail

Recruiting is starting to pick up in the Class of 2018 as the junior class is beginning to see more commitments. There are plenty of programs off to great starts in that class as there are multiple programs that own commitments thatShow More Summary

Ranking College Basketball Conferences by Projected 2017 NCAA Tournament Bids

From the ACC all the way down to the MEAC, we've ranked the 32 men's college basketball conferences based on projected representation in the 2017 NCAA tournament. After we power through a few slides filled with conferences unlikely to...Show More Summary

NBA Counterparts for College Basketball's Top Power Forwards

If there's one position that doesn't instantly translate from college basketball to the pro game, it may be power forward. The athletic big men who dominate in college don't instantly have the same impact when they get to the NBA, often...Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Most Likely to Reach 2,000 Career Points in 2016-17

Most of the best players in college basketball don't stick around long enough to reach many career milestones, jumping to the pros as soon as possible. But there's something to be said for those who stay in for the long haul, and one...Show More Summary

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