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Derryck Thornton to USC: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction

Derryck Thornton announced his intention to transfer from Duke University on April 10, following a single season with the Blue Devils, and the 5-star guard will make his home on the West Coast with USC. Per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports,...Show More Summary

Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Explosive Player in 2016-17

Balance and consistency are great, but there's something about that college basketball player who can erupt for a big play or a huge game that gets the juices flowing. Almost every team has that one guy who is capable of going off for 20-plus points if the conditions are right, and some manage to make a habit of this. Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Players on Team USA's U17 World Championship Roster

Now that USA Basketball has selected the 12-man team for the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships in Spain starting next Thursday, it is time to look over the key players on the roster for the prestigious tournament. Coming off of a gold...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Top Priority in 2016-17

Player roles change all the time, and this will especially be the case for North Carolina's basketball team going into next season. The Tar Heels will return six of their top eight scorers from last year and eight of the 11 men who played more than 100 minutes. Show More Summary

Derek Willis, Kentucky Basketball Player, Arrested: Latest Details and Comments

Kentucky Wildcats forward Derek Willis was arrested for public intoxication last Saturday in Union, Kentucky, after he was found passed out next to his car, according to Willis reportedly told the Boone County Sheriff's Department he drank "a lot" prior to his arrest. Show More Summary

The Top 10 2017 Draft Prospects in the Big East

The 2016 NBA draft is still one week away, but we're already looking ahead to determine where Big East stars like Villanova's Josh Hart and Xavier's Edmond Sumner are likely to be chosen in the 2017 NBA draft. Most draft-projection sites...Show More Summary

The Top 10 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in the Big Ten

After seeing three of its own get taken in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft, including No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State and No. 9 selection Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin, the Big Ten may be in line for a down year as far as selections go. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Top Priority in 2016-17

It takes a team to win a championship, but each player also has to do his job individually. This is what the Duke Blue Devils will have to deal with in the 2016-17 season, featuring arguably the most talented roster in college basketball. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 25 Seniors of the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

Freshmen rule the roost when it comes to college basketball hype, but seniors like Josh Hart and Frank Mason are the experienced leaders most likely to determine which teams dominate the 2016-17 season. These 25 oldies but goodies were...Show More Summary

Saben Lee to Vanderbilt: Commodores Land 4-Star PG Prospect

The Vanderbilt Commodores locked up their first 2017 recruiting class commitment Monday, when 4-star point guard Saben Lee announced he'll be playing college basketball in Nashville, Tennessee. Lee, a 6'1" prospect from Tempe, Arizona, provided a statement on Twitter: Playing his high school ball at Corona del Sol High School, Lee is the No. Show More Summary

College Basketball Programs That Should Update Their Mascot

Most of the mascots in college basketball fall somewhere on the spectrum between "acceptable" and "awesome," but there are a few that are long overdue for either a makeover or an explanation. In many cases, it's due to a student body resistant to change. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Top Priority in 2016-17

Kentucky once again should go into the upcoming college basketball season as a top contender for a national title, but in order to reach this goal, each player has to excel in his own role. This past season showed what could happen when not everyone reaches his own potential. Show More Summary

Chris Lykes to Miami: Hurricanes Land 4-Star PG Prospect

Class of 2017 point guard Chris Lykes announced on Sunday that he committed to the Miami Hurricanes. He issued a statement on Twitter: The 5'7", 150-pound 4-star recruit is the No. 69 overall player in his class, the No. 1 point guard in Washington, D.C., and No. Show More Summary

Marcus Lee Reportedly Transfers to Cal: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The California Golden Bears added some size to their basketball program Saturday, as former Kentucky Wildcats forward Marcus Lee reportedly transferred to the Pac-12 school. Citing sources, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports broke the news. More to follow. Read more College Basketball news on

Eight Burning Questions to Follow at the USA Basketball U17 and U18 Trials

School is out for the summer, and that means the nation's elite high school basketball players are competing in important national camps and tournaments over the next few months. The tryouts for the USA Basketball U17 and U18 teams that...Show More Summary

The Most Important Players for Top College Basketball Teams in 2016-17

There's always one player who stands out from the rest of the pack. As much as college basketball coaches try to assemble a balanced lineup, one that's not overly reliant on a single player, most of the time someone emerges from the pack. It's not always a team's best player, its most explosive or its most clutch. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Early Wish List for Class of 2017

North Carolina should come into the 2016-17 season with one of the more talented teams in the country, but the future is uncertain unless the team can put together another quality recruiting class. No matter what happens next year, projected frontcourt starters Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks will be gone, as will steady point guard Nate Britt. Show More Summary

The Top 10 2017 Draft Prospects in the SEC

The 2016 NBA draft is still weeks away, but we're already looking ahead to determine where SEC stars like Devin Robinson and Isaiah Briscoe are likely to be chosen in the 2017 NBA draft. Most draft-projection sites have been too busy...Show More Summary

The Top 10 2017 NBA Draft Prospects in the Pac-12

The Pac -12 Conference had a strong regular season in 2015-16 that was followed by an unimpressive NCAA tournament performance. Oregon was the only one of its seven qualifiers to advance past the opening weekend, though the Ducks did...Show More Summary

Pro-Player Comparisons for College Basketball's Top Stars in 2016-17

Not one of the projected stars of college basketball in 2016-17 is destined to become the next Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain, but there might be a second coming of Kevin Martin, Jared Sullinger or Jeff Green in this year's crop of NBA prospects. We're not going to waste your time with crazy comparisons. Show More Summary

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