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Predicting the Best Scorers at Each Position for the 2015-16 CBB Season

This past week's NBA draft raided college basketball for many of its best players from the 2014-15 season, including several of the most notable scorers in the game. Seven players who ranked in the top 25 in Division I in points perShow More Summary

Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller Wear Indiana's Candy-Stripe Pants to Wedding

If there is one thing Indiana basketball is known for, it's those sweet red and white striped pants the players wear during warm-ups. So it should come as no surprise that former Hoosiers players showed up to teammate Jordan Hulls' wedding all decked out in the pants over the weekend. Show More Summary

Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku Hits Rick Barry-Style Underhand Free Throw

Louisville Cardinals center Chinanu Onuaku isn’t a great free-throw shooter, but to his credit, the big man is trying to change that. During Team USA's FIBA U19 World Championship game against Iran, Onuaku channeled his inner Rick Barry and sunk a granny-style foul shot. Show More Summary

College Basketball's Winners and Losers from the 2015 NBA Draft

Thursday night was the NBA draft, but there were quite a few winners and losers from the perspective of a college basketball fan. D'Angelo Russell was one of the biggest winners. Few people gave Ohio State much of a chance at amounting...Show More Summary

Predicting Stat Lines for Each Incoming 5-Star Freshman in 2015-16 CBB Season

Men's college basketball has grown increasingly reliant on freshmen over the past decade, particularly those of the 5-star variety. In honor of the NBA draft that many of those players will be attending a year from now, we took someShow More Summary

NCAA Basketball Teams That Will Benefit Most from Trips Abroad in Summer 2015

In the terrific 30 for 30 ESPN documentary about Michigan's "Fab Five," there's a wonderful anecdote about how the young players weren't exactly too eager for a foreign trip. But Steve Fisher (now at San Diego State) dragged the crew off to Italy. Show More Summary

Mike Hopkins to Succeed Jim Boeheim as Syracuse Basketball Coach in 3 Years

Syracuse University's basketball program has found its successor for Jim Boeheim, it announced on Thursday afternoon, according to Syracuse Basketball. Currently serving as an assistant coach, Mike Hopkins will take over after the 2017-18 season after Boeheim announced in March that he will be retiring in three years. Show More Summary

Duke Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Blue Devils' Top 2016 Targets

Duke remains one of the more notable college basketball programs yet to have secured a commitment for its 2016 recruiting class, but that's not for a lack of trying. The Blue Devils are going hard after most of the best prospects inShow More Summary

Projecting Kentucky's 2015-16 Rotation After 5-Star G Jamal Murray Commits

Jamal Murray, who recently reclassified to the class of 2015, committed to the Kentucky Wildcats live on Canadian TV on Wednesday, according to Chris Fisher of 247Sports. The 5-star Canadian guard chose the Wildcats over the Oregon Ducks...Show More Summary

Jamal Murray to Kentucky: Wildcats Land 4-Star SG Prospect

Jamal Murray gave the Kentucky Wildcats' basketball recruiting class a big boost on Wednesday when he announced his commitment to play in Lexington, per Evan Daniels of Murray is a 4-star prospect out of Athlete Institute Basketball Academy. Show More Summary

NCAA Proposes New Rule to Allow Early NBA Draft Entrants to Return to School

The NCAA men's basketball oversight committee proposed a rule change Wednesday that would allow players to return to school after declaring for the NBA draft, provided they do not hire an agent. UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero, who...Show More Summary

Mike Krzyzewski Reveals He Uses Secret Twitter Account to Monitor Duke Players

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski may not officially be on Twitter, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping a close eye on his players' tweets. In this day and age, coaches—college and professional—have to keep tabs on their players on social media to make sure nothing troublesome is being posted. Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Wildcats' Top 2016 Targets

There is no true free agency in college basketball as there is with the NBA. The closest thing is recruiting, and the best when it comes to recruiting is Kentucky's John Calipari. Recruiting well is the best way to sustain success no...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Tar Heels' Top 2016 Targets

The only way to sustain success in college basketball is through recruiting. North Carolina might have a talented roster going into the 2015-16 season, but it needs to keep adding top players to contend for more titles in the future. While...Show More Summary

NCAA Basketball Teams Most Likely to Run Away with 2015-16 Conference Titles

Most regular-season conference titles in men's college basketball aren't decided until the very last game, but there is always a handful in which one team simply runs away with the crown. Over the past two seasons, there have been 19 instances of first place and second place in the final conference standings featuring a gap of at least three games. Show More Summary

What's the Best Fit for 5-Star Guard Jamal Murray: Kentucky or Oregon?

One of the final pieces of college basketball's 2015 offseason puzzle is going to fall into place this week as TSN announced via a press release on Tuesday afternoon that 5-star guard Jamal Murray will reveal his decision on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Onuaku's Granny-Style Free Throws and Top 2016 Shooter Among USA U-19 Buzz

COLORADO SPRINGS—When Chinanu Onuaku stepped to the foul line during a recent scrimmage, his teammates on USA Basketball’s U-19 squad seemed perplexed. “Is he being serious right now?” Isaiah Briscoe whispered to Alonzo Trier as the guards took their position near the basket. Show More Summary

Jeremiah Tate, Wofford Basketball Player, Dies at 19

Jeremiah Tate, a Wofford University guard who was heading into his junior season, drowned Monday after jumping off of a bridge to go for a swim. He was 19. "The entire Wofford College family is devastated and saddened today by the loss...Show More Summary

Josh Langford to Michigan State: Spartans Land 5-Star Guard Prospect

One of the biggest dominoes of the 2016 class has fallen, as 5-star prep guard Josh Langford announced his commitment to Michigan State on Monday, spurning offers from nearly every other major university in the process. Lanford first...Show More Summary

The D-III Basketball Players Who Are Challenging Ex-NBA Players for $1 Million

Welcome to a limitless basketball world—a place that scoffs at norms and reasonable expectations. It’s a place where outlandish dreams can become strange realities. It's a place where life-changing treasure can be yours, and you don't...Show More Summary

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