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  1. Life without Doug McDermott won't be easy

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 23: Creighton's Greg McDermott. On Thursday, we release No. 22. During the past three seaso...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. Weekend picks: Villanova over Syracuse?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, I went 3-2 again last weekend. I missed Michigan State-Texas, obviously. I thought the Longhorns would thrive on the comforts of its home floor and their growing confidence following a win over North Carolina the previous week. But sometimes, i...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  3. Wiggins should play like Parker

    Myron Medcalf

    There were moments of excellence for Andrew Wiggins in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Blips of excellence, really. Not enough for a player who could have been the No. 1 pick in last summer's NBA draft. The No. 1 recruit in America can't be ordinary. An...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  4. Perfection is possible in 2013-14

    Myron Medcalf

    John Calipari has assembled one of the most talented recruiting classes in college basketball history. Perhaps the best ever. That's no exaggeration. With six McDonald's All-Americans and returning vets/NBA prospects Alex Poythress and Willie Caul...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  5. Behanan could have been a leader

    Myron Medcalf

    He seemed sincere. In December 2012, Chane Behanan told me that Louisville coach Rick Pitino was justified when he suspended the 6-foot-6 power forward for the summer of 2012 and banned him from media appearances for the first two months of the 20...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  6. Elite draft could mean special season ahead

    Myron Medcalf

    Need another reason to get excited for the 2013-14 season? Well, let me help. On Monday, ESPN.com's NBA insider Chad Ford released his latest Big Board. Every year, Ford sifts through the multitude of college and international prospects to g...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  8. Right call? The undrafted underclassmen

    Myron Medcalf

    It's not my job to second-guess the decisions the following players made when they entered the NBA draft without exhausting their collective collegiate eligibility. There are often personal situations tied to these calls. But the reality is that t...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. Path to the Draft: No. 2 Georgetown

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  10. Path to the Draft: No. 20 Syracuse

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. Marquette key returnee: Davante Gardner

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Marquette , whi...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. North Carolina's key returnee: Marcus Paige

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: North Carolina....

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  13. Will we see a Final Four repeat in 2014?

    Myron Medcalf

    The NBA draft early entry deadline has passed, so we now have a solid image of what most teams will look like in 2013-14. Recruits have signed letters of intent, many transfers have picked new schools, coaches have been hired and fired, and standout ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  14. Ex-NCAA stars shatter myths in NBA

    Myron Medcalf

    Youth has reigned in the one-and-done era. Tim Duncan and other former collegiate veterans were praised as mature prospects when they turned pro nearly 20 years ago. In the 2012 NBA draft, however, five of the first 10 picks were selected follo...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  15. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Myron Medcalf

    A few observations from another exciting Saturday evening in college basketball ... Let's talk about Alex Len: The 7-foot-1 sophomore from Ukraine got paid Saturday. Settle down, NCAA. No runners were involved. But the young man clearly elevated h...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  16. Top 10: Coaches feeling pressure to win

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball is a multibillion-dollar sport. With so much money at stake -- along with the prestige and exposure that comes with consistent success -- there's always pressure on coaches to win. The following list doesn't necessarily include ...

    Blog | November 07, 2012