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  1. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Brennan's Wooden Watch

    Eamonn Brennan

    The 2013-14 Wooden Watch is upon us! And in case you haven't been paying attention, there is a lot of talent in college basketball this season. We have a few things to thank for that: A freshman class as good as any in memory; a handful of veteran...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Marcus Smart keeps it simple

    Eamonn Brennan

    This offseason, Marcus Smart has made two big decisions. One of them was shocking. The other was not, at least not in the same way. The first, of course, came when the national freshman of the year decided to turn down a guaranteed spot in the top...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  4. Watercooler: Getting hyped for newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    All week long, we're taking an in-depth look at the 2013-14 season. On Wednesday, my colleague Myron Medcalf and I met at our proverbial Watercooler to discuss the incoming freshmen we're most looking forward to watching on something other than YouTu...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. Way-too-early All-Americans for 2013-14- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball's incoming freshmen class promises to be one of the best in years. Add that talent to some rising sophomores and upperclassmen, and it's easy to understand why the 2013-14 pre-preseason All-American teams are loaded.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  6. Noel's knee as an age-limit referendum

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Kentucky announced Wednesday afternoon that freshman center Nerlens Noel has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. On Tuesday night, that thing you never want to see happen happened: A college basketball player suffe...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Arizona has long-term point guard plans

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona freshman point guard Josiah Turner arrived at the school under a heap of hype. He was the No. 15-ranked player in the country, and the No. 3-ranked point guard (behind only Kentucky's Marquis Teague and Texas' Myck Kabongo), and he and fellow...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  8. Burke, Zeller square off for Big Ten FOY

    Eamonn Brennan

    Typically, a conference freshman of the year race is a pretty boring affair. Sometimes, it's academic. Often, it bears little relation to first-team all-conference honors or the overall player of the year discussion. And anyway, who really cares abou...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  9. Duke's Austin Rivers and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes connect...

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the second straight year, the nation's most-hyped recruit is headed to Tobacco Road. What can Duke's Austin Rivers learn from the freshman season of UNC's Harrison Barnes?

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  10. Renardo Sidney getting in shape (again)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last summer, the story on Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney went a little something like this: After a freshman season spent waiting for an eligibility decision from the NCAA (one that didn't come until the NCAA suspended Sidney for the first ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  11. What happened to Josh Selby's stock?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back when Josh Selby announced his decision to enter the NBA draft after a disappointing freshman season at Kansas -- Selby's NBA leap was motivated more by his ability to create a better life for his mother, so it's tough to criticize -- I, strangel...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  12. Don't pan Josh Selby just yet

    Eamonn Brennan

    As we bask in the excitement of North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes' decision to stay in college -- and everything it seems to mean for the college game itself -- Kansas fans are no doubt still smarting over freshman guard Josh Selby's decision to...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  13. Already, it's Brandon Knight vs. John Wall

    Eamonn Brennan

    In case you missed it, Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight had himself quite the three days in Windsor, Ont., this week. He scored 31 points on 19 field goal attempts in his debut, before dropping 17 points and 12 assists in his second game and 25 in hi...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  14. Renardo Sidney makes early plans

    Eamonn Brennan

    Considering the problems surrounding Renardo Sidney's path to Mississippi State, maybe he should take it one game at a time. After all, the forward was famously unable to qualify for his freshman year in Starkville thanks to shady issues related t...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  15. Alec Burks' cooler head prevails

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was a chance, however small, that Colorado was going to lose its star freshman if it hired anyone other than CU associate head coach Steve McClain to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Bzdelik. Alec Burks, a projected first-round draft pick in 2011,...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  16. Capel loses Gallon, talks about 'hope'

    Eamonn Brennan

    This offseason has already seen a bevy of unprepared players decide to test the NBA waters, but few schools can boast two such casualties. Oklahoma is one of them. First, it was freshman point guard Tommy Mason-Griffin, who had a nice first year f...

    Blog | April 21, 2010