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  1. ESPN The Magazine - Elena Bergeron: Jordan Crawford is best known...

    Elena Bergeron

    Elena Bergeron writes about Jordan Crawford -- the kid best known for slamming one down on LeBron James -- who is starring at Xavier and looking to carve out a much bigger hoops role than a single dunk.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  2. Ranking the tourney's top 12 closers

    Jeff Goodman

    There's nothing more entertaining than watching game-winning buckets in the NCAA tournament. Some players live for the big moments, while others shy away from those situations. As we get ready to take in the madness of the first full day of games,...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  3. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Pacific Tigers

    Matt Martucci

    Pacific has a very deep and balanced lineup, and can shoot it well from 3-point range, but do the Tigers have what it takes to pull off a tournament upset? ESPN Insider has the answer, plus best- and worst-case scenarios for all 68 tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  4. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Colorado Buffaloes

    Charlie Creme

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2013 NCAA tournament outlook for the Colorado Buffaloes. Do they have enough offense to win a tourney game?

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2013
  5. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Oregon Ducks

    Ian Nolan

    The Oregon Ducks have depth and balance, but will it be enough to overcome their perimeter shooting woes and earn a win or two in the NCAA tournament? ESPN Insider has the answer, plus breakdowns on all 68 tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- Florida Gulf Coast Ea...

    Matt Martucci

    Florida Gulf Coast has pushed a couple of power conference teams this season, but will that translate to a tournament upset? ESPN Insider has the answer, along with advanced metrics, scouting intel and best- and worst-case scenarios for all 68 teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  7. Florida Gators use Defense Efficiency Rating as a measuring stick...

    Eddie Matz

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue, Eddie Matz writes about how Billy Donovan's Florida Gators focus on one metric more than any other. It's called DER, and it's driving SEC offenses insane.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  8. Scouting college stars at LeBron camp

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Nike LeBron James Skills Academy takes place the week after the NBA draft every July. And although it's mainly known for hosting 80 of the top high school players in the country, it is also the first look for NBA teams at some of the top col...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  9. How college stars fared at LeBron James Skills Academy - NCB

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his impressions on some of the top college stars that suited up at the LeBron James Skills Academy, including North Texas' Tony Mitchell and Creighton's Doug McDermott, noting which ones look poised for big seasons in 2012-13.

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  10. Better bubble days ahead for Texas, NC State - NCB

    Drew Cannon

    Bubble Insider takes readers a step beyond's popular Bubble Watch, providing a detailed look at how team resumes compare in the Selection Committee's eyes and how seeds should shake out Selection Sunday. First up, a look at the Texas Longhorns.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  11. College Hoops - Top 68 Rankings - UNC Tar Heels still a top-five ...

    Jay Bilas

    ESPN Insider Jay Bilas presents the latest Bilas Index, in which the UNC Tar Heels stay in the top five despite an blowout loss to Florida State.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2012
  12. Top 12 point guards: The best of the best

    Jay Williams

    "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be." -- former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Here are five keys to being a great point guard: 1. You have to be able t...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  13. Ranking my top dozen point guards for the upcoming season -- coll...

    Jay Williams

    Former Duke point guard Jay Williams lists his top 12 point guards for the 2011-12 season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  14. Dominic Woodson's stock continues to rise

    Adam Finkelstein

    Those who don't know who center Dominic Woodson (Round Rock, Texas/Vermont Academy) need to take notice. The big man, who looks like a linebacker, is in his first year at New England's most recent powerhouse prep school, Vermont Academy. At this poi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  15. NBA Draft: Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris lead Southwest prospect...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford takes a look at the Southwest Region of the NCAA tournament through the lens of the NBA draft. Three Jayhawks sit atop his list, including Marcus and Markieff Morris, who are likely first-round picks this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  16. Pierria Henry commits to Charlotte

    Dave Telep, ESPN Recruiting

    Shooting 3s ... 1. Major finds balance with latest addition Alan Major's first full recruiting class for the Charlotte 49ers continues to take shape with the addition of point guard Pierria Henry (Charleston, WV./South Charleston), who picked Charl...

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2011