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  1. Syracuse's success has created a point guard problem

    Adam Finkelstein

    Two years before he was the NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams had a hard time getting off the bench during his freshman year at Syracuse. In fact, there were 11 games that season when he didn't get off the bench at all, stuck in a de...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  2. Time to panic for these elite programs?

    Adam Finkelstein

    What do Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan State, Connecticut, Syracuse, Michigan, Ohio State, Louisville and North Carolina State have in common? Yes, they're all among the most prestigious college basketball programs in th...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  3. Scout's Take: No. 1 PG Briscoe picks Kentucky

    Adam Finkelstein

    Isaiah Briscoe, the 13th ranked overall prospect and top rated point guard in the ESPN 100, committed to Kentucky live on ESPNU's Recruiting Nation signing day special on Thursday night. Briscoe, who stars at Roselle Catholic High School, is coming o...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Kentucky's practice keeps Cats ahead of recruiting curve

    Adam Finkelstein

    When word of Kentucky coach John Calipari's unprecedented NBA-combine-centric practice first leaked, it was met by its fair share of cynicism, much of which centered around the opinion that the event would be more about future Kentucky players than c...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. 2016 prospect Thon Maker's move to Canada, Athlete Institute rais...

    Paul Biancardi and Adam Finkelstein

    Thon Maker -- the top-ranked prospect in the class of 2016 -- recently left the Carlisle School in Virginia for Athlete Institute in Canada, raising several questions.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  6. What if ... recruits had gone elsewhere?

    Adam Finkelstein

    It's "What If" week in the world of college basketball as we consider a series of hypotheticals that could have changed the face of college basketball as we know it. From a recruiting standpoint, we're looking back at decisions from recent years that...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. Nike Bigs and Ones Skills Academy recaps

    Adam Finkelstein and John Stovall

    UNION, New Jersey -- The first wave of Nike's annual Skills Academies came to Kean University this week for The Bigs Skills Academy and The Ones Skills Academy, for big men and point guards, respectively. A total of 34 players -- 19 guards and 15 ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  8. Top 10 questions about the 2015 class

    Adam Finkelstein

    With Myles Turner's commitment to Texas serving as an unofficial close to the 2014 recruiting class, it's time to focus on the 2015 crop. Here are 10 questions that the recruiting world will seek to answer in the next year: 1. Will it be one an...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  9. Myles Turner basketball recruiting decision breakdown

    Adam Finkelstein and Reggie Rankin

    What are the odds No. 2 senior Myles Turner signs with each of his finalists? And how will he fit in each team's system?

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  10. NBA personnel evaluate top recruits

    Adam Finkelstein

    It's been a busy month for the top high school seniors in America. First, it was the McDonald's All American Game, then the Nike Hoop Summit and finally last week's Jordan Brand Classic. While these all-star-style games are mostly about show an...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  11. Towns will add to UK's deep frontcourt

    Adam Finkelstein

    If you want an indication of how valued big men are in college basketball today, consider this: Eighteen months ago, Columbia was the only Division I school heavily recruiting 6-foot-9 forward Sean Obi. On Monday night, after one season at Rice, O...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. Recruiting needs change for these five

    Adam Finkelstein

    The most successful recruiters are the ones with both a philosophy and a strategy. They analyze their rosters, the competition and style of play in order to systematically build the most comprehensive team possible. But as the old saying goes...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  13. Kansas big men, potential vs. production

    Adam Finkelstein

    Kansas Jayhawks big men, both current and future, have dominated college basketball and recruiting headlines alike in the last seven days. It began last week when ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford made a change atop his Big Board, with Joel Embiid...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  14. ESPN 100 recruits who defy positions

    Adam Finkelstein

    The subject of positions has become a hot topic of basketball at all levels, with the same questions being asked all the way from the NBA down to the youth levels. Are traditional positions still relevant? What's the best way to define the five pl...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  15. Forecast: Top college juniors in '16-'17

    Adam Finkelstein

    On Thursday, we examined the last 10 national champions in order to determine if recruiters put too much emphasis on potential one-and-done prospects. What we found was that unless those prospects were once-in-a-generation talents like Carmelo Ant...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  16. Top one-and-done flight risks

    Jeff Goodman and Adam Finkelstein

    In case you hadn't heard, the 2014 NBA draft will be loaded. About 10 guys who returned to school last season (e.g., Marcus Smart, Mitch McGary, Doug McDermott, Willie Cauley-Stein) could have been first-rounders, but it's the freshman class that has...

    Blog | September 20, 2013