Eric Gordon and Jerryd Bayless endured drama swirling around their programs for most of last season. But both played well enough to warrant top-10 billing in the NBA draft, writes Andy Katz.
The past year has been a tough one for Bruce Weber at Illinois, from two players in life-threatening situations to losing out on a big-time recruit to a Big Ten rival. But it's a new season, and Weber is ready to move on, writes Andy Katz.
Kevin Love (UCLA), Derrick Rose (Memphis) and Eric Gordon (Indiana) are freshman superstars who could be the missing pieces in their teams' title runs, writes Andy Katz.