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  1. Video: One-On-One With Ken Pomeroy

    ESPN.com staff

    Advanced statistics guru Ken Pomeroy sits down with ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf to discuss his formulas, his favorite teams this season and the importance of the "eye test."...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  2. NBA fines Huskies alums for reunion game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember the Washington alumni game? Sure you do: ESPN Insider/NBA analytics guru Kevin Pelton was live on the scene, and his report for this very blog was really interesting, particularly compared to most alumni games. The contrast between the long-...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  3. Recruit: Memphis class 'better' than UK's

    Myron Medcalf

    The recruiting world is governed, in part, by the gurus who assign stars and rankings to young prospects. From an early age, the best basketball players in America are compared to one another. So as they evolve, they're always cognizant of where t...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. King's Court: Top 10 for 2013-14

    ESPN.com staff

    Dana O'Neil did a magnificent job Monday of encapsulating the college basketball season that awaits us six months from now. Eamonn Brennan unveiled his preseason All-American teams Tuesday, and on Wednesday Dave Telep and ESPN.com's recruiting gurus ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  5. King's Court examines the top 10 things to look forward to in 201...

    Jason King

    King's Court makes an offseason cameo with the top 10 things to watch for the 2013-14 season, including the new ACC, NCAA tournament sleepers and Louisville going for a second straight national title.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  6. Could Kentucky Wildcats have nine NBA prospects in 2013-14 season...

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford writes that Kentucky has the potential to have a historic NBA draft class next season, based on current players who could return and the Wildcats' incoming freshman class.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  7. Longtime basketball coach Marv Kessler dies at 82

    Marv Kessler, a wisecracking basketball guru who preached the fundamentals of the game in a half-century career that spanned high school, college and the NBA, has died. He was 82.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2012
  8. Rethinking hoops with advanced analytics

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last summer, in the hoops-bereft doldrums of August, Basketball Prospectus recruiting guru Drew Cannon released the findings of a study he conducted on the ways the recruiting "market" -- the coaches and analysts who value players and create the rank...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  9. Want loyalty in college basketball? Don't hold your breath

    Myron Medcalf

    In the nostalgic sense, loyalty is gone in college basketball and it's not coming back. It's a "get mine" culture now, and that mantra affects every party that's connected to the collegiate scene.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  10. BPI -The College Basketball Power Index explained

    Dean Oliver

    Basketball metrics guru Dean Oliver explains ESPN's new College Basketball Power Index, a more tempo-based ranking that improves upon existing college basketball power rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  11. 3-point shot: Getting Calhoun's record right

    Andy Katz

    1.UConn has been waiting for the committee on infractions to give it a ruling on whether it should count the two wins and one loss during Jim Calhoun's three-game suspension his record. NCAA stat guru Gary Johnson said this is the first time the sus...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  12. Pomeroy releases preseason rankings

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you know college basketball, you know how much influence stats guru Ken Pomeroy wields in the way smart people think, write and talk about the game. There was a time, maybe four or five years ago, when checking on Pomeroy's site and reading John G...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  13. Pearl hopes to coach in college again

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last time we checked in with Bruce Pearl was last Tuesday, when ESPN NBA hoops guru Marc Stein reported Pearl was in talks with the Dallas Mavericks about a potential job coaching the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League. I wondered whether ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  14. A recruiting layman's guide to the basketball Class of 2012

    Eamonn Brennan and Dave Telep

    Don't follow recruiting religiously? Let Eamonn Brennan and our guru Dave Telep take you through the players and latest developments you need to know for the Class of 2012.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  15. Daily Word: What NBA personnel expect from draft decisions -- col...

    Andy Katz

    Our NBA draft guru Chad Ford put together his advice list to the underclassmen still weighing whether or not to stay in the NBA draft. Chad does a nice job of dissecting the options for each player and it's well worth a read. After discussing the ea...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  16. Jared Sullinger owns top efficiency honors

    Eamonn Brennan

    This season, in addition to his ever-influential adjusted efficiency rankings, tempo-free stats guru Ken Pomeroy decided to begin offering a different, efficiency-based method of looking at the national player of the year award. Pomeroy's award is te...

    Blog | April 07, 2011