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  1. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. DePaul works volleyball into workouts

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never is the relative quiet of college basketball's offseason more apparent than in August. Summer recruiting is over. The draft is well behind us, as are most (if not all) coaching changes and transfers. Barring scandal or surprise, this is the part...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. Retroactive continuity and 2012-13 Indiana

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Indiana basketball achieved a milestone. When Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were selected No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, in the 2013 NBA draft, the Hoosiers joined an exclusive club: One of 13 teams in college hoops history to have at lea...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. Five under-the-radar prospects for 2014

    Eamonn Brennan

    "In this draft." If you're a casual basketball fan wondering why you were assaulted with that phrase for the past week, it's because it's the best, most polite shorthand for what most hoops fans had come to admit: The 2013 NBA draft was bunk. In t...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. Top 25 college-bred NBA players in the modern draft era -- colleg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Which college basketball players have turned into the best pros in the modern draft era? Here are our top 25.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  6. D.J. Stephens is a freak of nature

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA draft combine and its various subsequent workouts don't mean a whole lot to the average college basketball fan, at least not at first glance. After all, now that players are forced to enter the draft in April and can't decide to come back to ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  7. Will Angel Rodriguez play right away?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The stars aligned for Angel Rodriguez. In the same span of weeks in which Rodriguez decided to leave Kansas State and play basketball closer to his family in Puerto Rico, Miami point guard Shane Larkin decided to leave for the NBA draft. Suddenly, Mi...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  8. Evaluating underclassmen NBA draft prospects who have yet to decl...

    Eamonn Brennan

    With the deadline to declare for the NBA draft looming, Eamonn Brennan evaluates a crop of underclassmen whose decisions could make a significant impact on their college programs, including Syracuse's C.J. Fair and Michigan State's Adreian Payne.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  9. Oladipo emerges as Hoosiers' star

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball predictions are a sucker's racket. Every spring, the sport undergoes massive turnover. Seniors graduate, a wave of players enter the draft, transfers transfer. But someone has to be No. 1 in the preseason, and someone has to be ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. Summer league for college stars launches

    Eamonn Brennan

    The summer is a dreary time for basketball fans. The NBA draft leaves all but a few former college basketball players by the wayside -- fighting for spots in Europe or the D-League or forced to confront the possibility that their days as stars are ov...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  11. Five less productive players scouts love

    Eamonn Brennan

    In case you missed it -- or, as we say on Twitter, "ICYMI" -- Monday brought the third annual edition of the College Basketball Production-Only Mock Draft, which has an entirely silly name but is nonetheless a yearly treat to write. It tries to gauge...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  12. Mock NBA draft lottery based on production playing NCAA men's bas...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Projecting the NBA draft lottery if selections were based entirely on a player's production as a college player.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  13. Melo tries to explain academic suspension

    Eamonn Brennan

    Fab Melo, the Syracuse center and current NBA draft prospect, famously missed the 2012 NCAA tournament thanks to academic suspension. Given the amount of resources and effort devoted to making sure Syracuse basketball players like Melo are able to be...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  14. ESPN Tourney Draft: Schlabach trails pack

    Eamonn Brennan

    Could a full-time college football writer who only seasonally moonlights in the world of basketball really draft a better portfolio of NCAA tournament teams than three guys who live, breathe, eat and sleep college hoops? The answer -- thankfully, for...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  15. Early-season tournaments taking shape

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's that time of year, the time when the non-draft, non-silly-violation news centers on the fields for college basketball's wide array of early-season tournaments. And so it is today. The first bit of news comes by way of the Gazelle Group, which...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  16. Thoughts on the Dee Bost decision

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last night, Dee Bost caught a major break. The NCAA decided to be preternaturally forgiving: Instead of freezing Bost out of college basketball for his dire NBA draft mistake -- Bost basically said he didn't understand the eligibility rules; few thou...

    Blog | September 30, 2010