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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. How Calipari manages UK's loaded roster

    Seth Greenberg

    Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari understands the business of college basketball. He thinks outside the box and has created the new model of the game. Over the past five years, he has had 18 players taken in the first round of the NBA draft. But ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Why Michigan won't drop off in '14-15

    Seth Greenberg

    Michigan's John Beilein has never been an assistant coach. He has coached at four different levels (junior college, NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I) and has won 701 games along the way. He has gone from driving the van at Erie Community Co...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Gonzaga a perennial power under Few

    Seth Greenberg

    Mark Few has built Gonzaga into one of the most consistent major college basketball programs in the country: 15 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, four Sweet 16s and multiple first-round NBA draft choices. There's speculation every year about F...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Teams poised to break out in 2014-15

    Seth Greenberg

    Each season there are teams that break through and show significant improvement from the prior season. In 2013-14, we saw Tony Bennett's Virginia Cavaliers win both the ACC and ACC tournament. Tim Miles' Nebraska Cornhuskers went from a Big Ten botto...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  10. Underrated coaches, omissions in Top 50

    Fran Fraschilla

    I will admit it. I am sensitive to coaching lists, as well as "who's hot" and "who's on the hot seat" articles. After spending 23 years as a college coach, I understand, uniquely, how hard the job is and how circumstances, real and imagined, can affe...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  11. Biggest challenges for new coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  12. 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
  13. What Mykhailiuk means for Kansas

    Fran Fraschilla

    Kansas has added one of the best young players in Europe to its 2014-2015 roster. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (pronounced ME-kuy-luke), a 6-foot-6, 16-year-old Ukrainian guard, signed with the Jayhawks today after considering scholarship offers, initially,...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Who fills shoes of departed stars?

    Seth Greenberg

    Maintaining a program at an elite level is not easy in today's culture of college basketball. It's becoming more and more difficult each year to balance recruiting classes and have that much-needed continuity. Kentucky, Kansas and Duke are among a se...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  16. Early-impact freshmen for 2014-15

    Seth Greenberg

    This past season was all about the freshman focus. The exceptional first-year players started out as the face of college basketball, and although none of them won a national championship, they all impacted their respective teams. Being the highest...

    Blog | May 01, 2014