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  1. Best point guards in college basketball

    Jeff Goodman

    No position is more critical to a team's success than point guard. Want proof? All you had to do is watch what Shabazz Napier did in March as he led UConn to an unlikely national title. Louisville had Peyton Siva a couple of seasons ago, and Jim Calh...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. 15 who made bad NBA draft decisions

    Jeff Goodman

    There were 44 early-entry NBA draft candidates this year. Nineteen were drafted in the first round, and 10 were selected in the second round. That leaves 15 who went undrafted, and a few of those were relatively anonymous, including guys like William...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. Who takes over for Jim Boeheim?

    Jeff Goodman

    Mike Hopkins is expected to be Syracuse's first head coach not named Jim Boeheim since 1976 -- as long as Hopkins doesn't bolt before the 69-year-old calls it a career. After all, will Hopkins want to wait? Hopkins is 44 years old. He played for t...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. Biggest winners of CBB transfer season

    Jeff Goodman

    There has been a record-setting 600 transfers this year. Many left in search of more playing time, some were forced out and others departed to be closer to an ailing relative. Transfers have become the new avenue of recruiting, a manner to plug ho...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  5. Best college coaches at NBA prep

    Jeff Goodman

    NBA general managers prioritize natural talent over just about everything else. But the NBA folks also take a look at where the player came from -- the college program and, specifically, the coach. Some guys prepare their players for the transition t...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Favorites to succeed Coach K at Duke

    Jeff Goodman

    It's been one of the bigger mysteries in college basketball the past few years, as the all-time winningest men's coach in Division I history approaches the twilight of his career. Who will replace Mike Krzyzewski in Durham? And, on a related note, wh...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Mark Turgeon tops coaches under pressure

    Jeff Goodman

    Every season, there are coaches who feel greater-than-usual pressure to turn the program in the right direction. They have been struggling for one reason or another -- whether it's off-court issues, recruiting misses, injuries or just not winning eno...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Grading the head-coaching hires of 2014

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman hands out grades on this year's college basketball head-coaching hires from Virginia Tech down to Kennesaw State, with the Hokies earning top marks for adding Buzz Williams.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  9. Evaluating NBA draft decisions by Willie Cauley-Stein, more - NBA...

    Jeff Goodman

    With the NBA's deadline to declare for the draft passing Sunday night, Jeff Goodman reviews the decisions of those who entered and passed on the draft. While there were no-brainers like Andrew Wiggins, several players made some questionable calls.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  10. John Calipari's 2014-15 talent balancing act

    Jeff Goodman

    When the Harrison twins decided to return to Lexington on Friday afternoon, it ensured that Kentucky would once again enter the college basketball campaign with all the hype and preseason accolades. But this time it will be different. This gr...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  11. The Goodman Fab 50 - Projecting the 50 best college basketball te...

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman projects and previews his top 50 teams heading into the 2014-15 season, gauging both losses to the NBA draft and incoming recruits. Kentucky leads the way.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  12. NBA factor looms for Kevin Ollie, Huskies

    Jeff Goodman

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It wasn't all that long ago that the Program that Calhoun Built appeared to be in a precarious position. There was the Hall of Fame coach abruptly stepping down because of health issues, the NCAA smacking UConn with a postseason b...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  13. Calipari departure is all that can slow UK

    Jeff Goodman

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With a coach as successful and high-profile as John Calipari, the rumor mill seldom stops churning. And regardless of the credibility of the rumor, the specter that Cal could someday turn away from the Kentucky Wildcats for anothe...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  14. Biggest risers, fallers for 2014-15

    Jeff Goodman

    Kentucky will be strong again next season. So will Arizona and Wisconsin. However, there are other teams that were relevant this season that won't be a year from now -- teams that are heading for a big fall in the 2014-15 season. Conversely, a number...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. Kansas F Cliff Alexander, Duke C Jahlil Okafor lead 2014-15 early...

    Jeff Goodman

    With the 2014 NCAA tournament in the books, Jeff Goodman previews the 2014-15 season with a look at his most-likely All-Americans.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  16. Badgers can return to Final Four in 2015

    Jeff Goodman

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The scene in the Wisconsin locker room was as somber as any I can recall in more than a decade. Josh Gasser embraced teammate Evan Anderson with both players crying uncontrollably. Frank Kaminsky was unable to raise his head as he...

    Blog | April 06, 2014