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  1. Illinois kicks off Groce era in grand style

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- For the first two games of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, the Butler Bulldogs looked like giant-killers, circa 2010 and 2011. A buzzer-beater versus Marquette followed by a thumping of North Carolina in the semifinals set them...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  2. Maui Invitational Day 2 roundup

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are some observations from the second day of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. After dominating Mississippi State on Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels got a rude wake-up call versus Butler on Tuesday. On Monday evening I...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Top 5 NBA prospects in the Big Ten

    Chad Ford

    For the fourth straight year, the Big Ten wasn't "big" when it came to NBA draft prospects. In 2012, the Big Ten produced just two in the first round: Illinois' Meyers Leonard and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger. The Big Ten produced just one each in 20...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  5. Ranking the top prospects in the Big Ten - NBA draft

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford ranks the top five NBA prospects from the Big Ten, leading off with Cody Zeller, who will likely be in the mix for the No. 1 overall selection in the 2013 draft.

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ford in Maui: Michigan-Memphis notes

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Maui -- The EA Sports Maui Invitational got off to great start on Monday, with the first upset of the day as No. 15 Michigan beat No. 8 Memphis, 73-61. I sat on the baseline with a number of NBA general managers and scouts. Here are a few qu...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Jared Sullinger heads Big Ten's prospects

    Chad Ford

    The Big Ten is far from an NBA draft powerhouse. In each of the past two years, the conference produced just one first-round pick -- Purdue's JaJuan Johnson this year, and Ohio State's Evan Turner in 2010. The Big Ten's poor showing i...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  12. NBA Draft - Ohio State's Jared Sullinger leads Big Ten's top draf...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford breaks down the top five draft prospects in the Big Ten, led by Jared Sullinger but few other standout draft prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  13. Summers makes Izzo's confidence pay off

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Maui -- Durrell Summers was struggling. For three straight games, his jumper couldn't find the Pacific Ocean. "I was disappointed in Durrell," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "I didn't think he played well." But with the game on th...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  14. 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
  15. No. 2 falls as Kemba Walker shines again

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Kemba Walker is feeling it. Surrounded by young teammates with little experience in big games, Walker took over again on Tuesday night, leading Connecticut to a 70-67 upset of No. 2 Michigan State in the semifinals of the EA Spo...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  16. Kalin Lucas saves Spartans from shocker

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- During the afternoon, Connecticut point guard Kemba Walker put on a dominating 31-point performance to save his team from an upset. At night, Michigan State point guard Kalin Lucas did the same to help hold off a spunky Chaminade t...

    Blog | November 23, 2010