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  1. Maui Invitational Day 1 roundup

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are some observations from the first day of the EA Sports Maui Invitational: This is clearly a down season for talent at the Maui Invitational. The names on the front of the jerseys are all impressive -- North Carolina, Te...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction: Butler 72, Marquette 71

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- A few thoughts from here in the gym during the aftermath of Rotnei Clarke's buzzer-beating 3 that lifted Butler over Marquette 72-71, in a thrilling start to the EA Sports Maui Invitational. WHAT IT MEANS: It means Clarke can sh...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  3. Top NBA prospects outside 'Big Six'

    Chad Ford

    The "Big Six" college conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC -- obviously get plenty of attention when it comes to the NBA draft. But in the past several years, players from conferences outside of the Big Six have been mor...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  4. Ranking the top prospects outside the high-major conference - NBA...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford ranks the top five NBA prospects from outside the "Big Six" conferences, leading off with a potential top-5 selection in North Texas' Tony Mitchell.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  5. The Big East's top NBA prospects

    Chad Ford

    The Big East might be a beast of a college basketball conference, but typically it doesn't have a major effect on the NBA draft. Last season was an exception. The Big East produced three lottery picks (Dion Waiters, Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb) a...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  6. NBA draft - Ranking the Big East's top prospects

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford ranks the top five NBA prospects from the Big East heading into the 2012-13 college basketball season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  7. Top mid-major draft prospects

    Chad Ford

    The Big Six college conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC -- obviously get plenty of attention when it comes to the NBA draft. But in the last several years, the other group -- the "mid-majors" -- have been more than hold...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  8. Memphis' Adonis Thomas leads mid-major draft prospects - NBA Draf...

    Chad Ford

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford surverys the mid-major landscape as the college hoops season gets underway, providing the top mid-major draft prospects to watch.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  9. After UConn stars, Big East a tad barren

    Chad Ford

    The Big East may be a beast of a college basketball conference, but as far as NBA draft prospects go, it hasn't fared well the past few years. Last season the Big East produced one lottery pick -- Kemba Walker -- and just two other first-rounde...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  10. NBA Draft - Ford on top UConn forwards lead Big East's top prospe...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford evaluates the top five NBA draft prospects in the Big East and finds that after highly touted UConn forwards Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb the conference's NBA talent pool is rather shallow.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  11. Walker, Oriakhi lead UConn domination

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- After a tournament filled with drama and close finishes, the championship game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational was a bit of a letdown. Not that anyone from Connecticut was complaining. UConn ran roughshod over ninth-ranked...

    Blog | November 25, 2010
  12. Chad Ford previews Maui's final day

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- We had two great semifinal games at the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Tuesday and they produced some unexpected results. Virtually all of our experts (including me) predicted a Michigan State-Washington final. Those two teams w...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  13. Previewing the stacked Maui semifinals

    Chad Ford

    Things went as expected on Monday and we have two great matchups Tuesday at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Here are a few thoughts on each: No. 2 Michigan State vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) This is a terrific matchup between two of the ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  14. Kemba Walker takes over second half

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- In the first half of Connecticut's opening-round game against Wichita State here at the Maui Invitational, the Huskies had to play without team leader Kemba Walker. Plagued with two quick fouls, Walker played just four minutes and ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  15. Don't sleep on Kenneth Faried

    Chad Ford

    The "big six" college conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC -- obviously get plenty of attention when it comes to the NBA draft. But in the past several years, members of the other group, the mid-majors, have been more th...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  16. NBA Draft - Kenneth Faried leads top mid-major prospects

    Chad Ford

    With the college basketball season around the corner, Chad Ford goes around the country to preview the top draft prospects scouts are watching. The mid-majors have plenty of talent, even if these prospects don't get much exposure.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2010