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  1. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  2. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  3. Andy Katz's Daily Word: USA Select Team gives college upperclassm...

    Andy Katz

    Credit Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for giving college upperclassmen more opportunities to not only get seen, but to improve for a quick sojourn in Las Vegas later this month. The USA Basketball experience at the national team level has become an NB...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  4. Andy Katz's Preseason Top 25: Defending champ Duke will start new...

    Andy Katz

    Now that we know who's in the draft and who's out, who gets Andy Katz's top spot in his revised top 25? The same team that ended last season No. 1. But a pair of Big Ten teams aren't far behind.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  5. Andy Katz: Purdue Boilermakers will reload in 2010-11 hungry for ...

    Andy Katz

    Purdue's Final Four dreams ended in devastating fashion this season after losing Robbie Hummel to injury. But with Hummel returning to a senior-laden squad, the Boilermakers are the early favorites as the top team in 2010-11.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  6. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Examining five freshmen crucial to their ...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball practice officially starts in a little less than a month, but all across the country, coaches are quietly working with their teams on campus within the two-hour-a-week limit for each player. Wide-eyed freshmen are among those play...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2009
  7. Andy Katz: Washington State Cougars in good shape thanks to forme...

    Andy Katz

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Tony Bennett left Washington State for Virginia and the likely, long-term success and overall access to players that Charlottesville, Va., provides over Pullman, Wash. But in the short term, he might look longingly at what...

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2009
  8. Andy Katz: Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Al-Farouq Aminu pull...

    Andy Katz

    Wake Forest freshman sensation Al-Farouq Aminu never declared for the NBA draft, with the intention that he needed to improve his game a bit before becoming a pro. His plan was to try out for, and likely make, the FIBA USA U19 team that is led by Pi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2009
  9. Andy Katz: Kentucky ready to make roster cuts

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said late Thursday that he has already talked to three players who will not be returning in order to get the Wildcats down to the NCAA maximum of 13 scholarships. UK went over the maximum with the high-profile signings...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  10. Andy Katz: Kansas Jayhawks top the initial 2009-10 Top 25

    Andy Katz

    There will be plenty of movement between now and November, but Kansas tops next season's initial Top 25.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz breaks down the South

    Andy Katz

    From the best player to the hottest team, Andy Katz breaks down the South Regional.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  12. Brown likely to return to Illinois after break

    Andy Katz

    Illinois guard Dee Brown broke his right foot during a game at the NBA pre-draft camp on Wednesday, likely forcing the junior to withdraw from the NBA draft, Brown told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2005
  13. All four have already proven themselves

    Andy Katz

    Each of the Final Four coaches has accomplished plenty without considering this year's title.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2005