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John Calipari's Son Brad Looking to Forge Own Basketball Identity

ATLANTA — As the son of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, one of the most famous basketball coaches in America, Class of 2016 guard Brad Calipari is spending July trying to make a name for himself as a potential college basketball player. "I want to play collegiately and then overseas," Calipari said. Show More Summary

Dark Horses with Potential to Win Major NCAA Basketball Conferences in 2015-16

We love the underdog. The out-of-nowhere story. Really—how many folks outside Lexington wanted Kentucky to run the table to the very end? Maybe some historians, too, but weren't Michigan State and Duke just as intriguing to last until...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2016 Targets

Duke has already made major noise on the 2016 recruiting front thanks to a commitment from 5-star forward Jayson Tatum, the highest-rated player from that class to decide on his future so far. The Blue Devils are far from done, though,...Show More Summary

Kentucky Reportedly Issued Drake Cease-and-Desist Letter After Blue Madness

Renowned rapper Drake's love for the game of basketball is well-documented, but it reportedly got the 28-year-old Canadian into some hot water with the University of Kentucky. According to Kami Mattioli of Sporting News, the school sent...Show More Summary

Incoming Duke Freshman Brandon Ingram Wows with Incredible Hops

Although Jahlil Okafor has moved on to the NBA, opposing coaches are still going to get headaches trying to figure out how to plan for a Duke big man this upcoming season. Incoming freshman Brandon Ingram looks like he's going to be the next big thing for the Blue Devils. Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball Superfan Recaps 1st Weekend with Boeheim's Army

Syracuse basketball fan A.J. Owen sat in his Philadelphia hotel room doing work on his laptop last Thursday night, when he heard a knock at the door. When he opened the door, Owen couldn't believe what awaited him on the other side. "The whole team was standing there," Owen said. Show More Summary

Predicting the 2015-16 Big Ten College Basketball Standings

When the 2015-16 men's college basketball regular season draws to a close, it's a safe bet that Maryland will be in first place in the Big Ten while Rutgers sits alone in dead last. Just about everything in between is open to debate. Our seemingly interminable offseason has nearly reached its midpoint. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Question Marks for Wildcats in 2015-16

Despite having another top recruiting class coming into Lexington and returning three McDonald's All-Americans, there are still plenty of questions for Kentucky basketball in the 2015-16 season. That shouldn't shock anyone when you remember...Show More Summary

Harry Giles Decision: Ranking the Best Fits for 5-Star Power Forward

Both 247Sports and evaluations have ranked Harry Giles as the best player in the class of 2016. The sensational power forward trimmed his list of potential suitors down to five on Monday, tweeting that North Carolina, Duke,Show More Summary

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2016 Targets

North Carolina basketball has its sights on signing some of the best recruits in the 2016 class. The problem is each top prospect has plenty of other suitors around the nation. While the Tar Heels have a lot of different pitches available...Show More Summary

Recruiting Roundup: Maverick Rowan Ready to Make Immediate Impact in 2015-16

CHICAGO - Maverick Rowan is a gym rat, the type of wing scorer who will enter college basketball for the 2015-16 season and immediately begin firing jumpers. The 6'7" wing recently reclassified to the Class of 2015 to graduate high school early and play in college next season because he feels he can be a scorer right away. Show More Summary

Kameron McGusty to Oklahoma: Sooners Land 4-Star SG Prospect

Lon Kruger's 2016 recruiting class is no longer without a centerpiece, as 4-star shooting guard Kameron McGusty announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Twitter Monday: McGusty, a rising senior, chose the Sooners over no fewer than 12 other offers from national powers. Show More Summary

Incoming UNLV Freshman Derrick Jones Destroys Defender by Dunking All over Him

UNLV fans are going to get pretty hyped when they watch this dunk by incoming freshman Derrick Jones. In this video, Jones absolutely destroys a defender who tries to jump with him on an alley-oop. It does not go well at all for theShow More Summary

NCAA Basketball Recruiting 2016: Projected Roles for Top Committed Players

Most of the top players in the 2016 recruiting class have yet to make up their minds as to where they'll be playing college basketball, which isn't unusual. With the first signing period not until November (and another available in the...Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early List of the Top 2015-16 CBB Player of the Year Candidates

College basketball's 2015-16 National Player of the Year voting season is still quite a few months away, but that couldn't possibly stop us from putting together a list of the 20 best candidates to earn those honors. Compared to the lists that every sports site will be posting in November, 20 is on the short side. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Whose Stock Has Risen the Most in 2015 Offseason

As the sporting goods commercials tell us about life in general, there's no offseason in college basketball. It's about training, constantly striving for improvement. And if that's too abstract, there's the stone-cold headlines. Players...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Fans in 2015-16

The glow still exists from Duke's national title run this past March and April, and the Blue Devils have kept the momentum going by making a big splash on the recruiting trail with a major commitment for 2016-17. Throw in a stellar incoming...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best 'Small Ball' Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2015-16

Small ball has taken the NBA world by storm in recent years, but it has been a staple in college basketball for decades, if only because there aren't nearly enough talented giants to keep 351 D-I schools happy. Since the addition ofShow More Summary

Miles Bridges Decision: Ranking the Best Fits for 5-Star Small Forward

Few players made bigger waves at last weekend's Nike Peach Jam than Miles Bridges, and the 2016 recruit made a few more on Monday morning when he tweeted out his five finalists: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. That...Show More Summary

Austin Nichols: Latest Transfer News, Rumors and Speculation on Former Memphis F

Former Memphis Tigers forward Austin Nichols was granted his unconditional release from the program Tuesday, according to, and big-name programs from across the country are reaching out in an effort to obtain his transfer. Continue...Show More Summary

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