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  1. Recruiting isn't a time to dream for Amaker

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Sitting on the bleachers at Philadelphia University this July, Roy Williams spun a good yarn about another visit he took to the recruiting camp there a few years earlier. "I remember saying to my assistant, 'Who is number such and ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  2. John Wall serves as an example to campers

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathan Severe is a rising prospect, a small forward ESPN calls, "one of the top young swingmen in the New York City area in the class of 2013." And no matter how hard he tried, Severe could not beat the guy in the other layup li...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  3. UK's freshmen fit in fine with veterans

    Dana O'Neil

    The revolving door of talent spun out John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton and spun in Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, Stacey Poole and Doron Lamb. Yet somehow Kentucky hasn't spun out of control. The Wildcats may have a b...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  4. The cautionary tale of Matt Walsh

    Dana O'Neil

    Five years ago, I sat in Matt Walsh's suburban Philadelphia living room. The place was packed with friends and family eager and excited to celebrate Walsh's soon-to-be NBA fame, and a local television crew was there to document the fun. Before th...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  5. Darrin Horn: In his own words

    Dana O'Neil

    After the celebrations finally wound down in Columbia, Dana O'Neil caught up with South Carolina coach Darrin Horn on the phone. Here's Horn in his own words after his Gamecocks' 68-62 win over No. 1 Kentucky: On Devan Downey: "Nothing Devan does...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  6. Downey downs Kentucky

    Dana O'Neil

    Darrin Horn was downright giddy when Devan Downey said he was withdrawing from the NBA draft this summer. And that was before the South Carolina coach lost Dominique Archie to a knee injury and Mike Holmes to a broken bone near his eye in November...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  7. Damion James should be in POY conversation

    Dana O'Neil

    I just finished watching Texas survive a real scare at home against Texas A&M and one thing is very clear to me: If this weren't the year of John Wall, Damion James would be at the top of the player of the year ballots, with Ohio State's Evan Turner ...

    Blog | January 16, 2010
  8. Connecticut doesn't back down

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Twenty minutes into a highly chaotic and entertaining game between Connecticut and Kentucky, it's impossible not to be impressed with the Huskies. Kentucky looked like an NBA team in the first four minutes, pitching a 12-0 shutout as John...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  9. Well, he tried at least

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Just before the half here at the St. John's-Georgia game, the Kentucky team came into the arena, grabbing a few seats behind the Georgia bench. John Wall sat among his teammates. Or at least he tried to. The Wildcats' Elvis was immedia...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  10. Dana O'Neil: Too much hype? John Wall is well worth it

    Dana O'Neil

    Every once in awhile, someone lives up to all the hype. With the bright lights of New York shining upon him, Kentucky freshman John Wall did just that, lifting his Wildcats to a 64-61 win over UConn.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  11. Dana O'Neil: At home in NYC, UConn's Kemba Walker ready to take o...

    Dana O'Neil

    Since he was a toddler, UConn point guard Kemba Walker has never shied away from the spotlight. With John Wall and No. 4 Kentucky set to take on the Huskies at MSG, the New York native is right in his element.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  12. Dana O'Neil: North Carolina Central turns to one of its all-time ...

    Dana O'Neil

    You might know it only as the program that John Wall mentioned during his recruiting circus. New coach LeVelle Moton knows North Carolina Central as so much more.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009