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  1. Most prospect-loaded teams in CBB

    Jeff Goodman

    John Calipari has assembled quite a roster with the return of Willie Cauley-Stein and the Harrison twins. In fact, there are nine potential first-rounders on the Wildcats, making UK the runaway leader for the program with the most NBA talent. How...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. NBA personnel evaluate top recruits

    Adam Finkelstein

    It's been a busy month for the top high school seniors in America. First, it was the McDonald's All American Game, then the Nike Hoop Summit and finally last week's Jordan Brand Classic. While these all-star-style games are mostly about show an...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Towns will add to UK's deep frontcourt

    Adam Finkelstein

    If you want an indication of how valued big men are in college basketball today, consider this: Eighteen months ago, Columbia was the only Division I school heavily recruiting 6-foot-9 forward Sean Obi. On Monday night, after one season at Rice, O...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  4. Jordan Brand Classic standouts

    Paul Biancardi

    The Jordan Brand Classic was played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. This game is always filled with future NBA talent and usually has the No. 1 pick in a future NBA draft. Twenty-two of the country's elite players went head...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Emmanuel Mudiay, Jahlil Okafor impress at Nike Hoop Summit

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford evaluates players with NBA-level potential at the Nike Hoop Summit. He writes which players impressed those in attendance (Emmanuel Mudiay and Jahlil Okafor) and which didn't (Clint Capela and Trey Lyles).

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  6. Five final thoughts on Class of 2014

    Paul Biancardi

    Scouting the country each year I'll not only see players' skills, athletic ability and basketball IQ, but I'll also witness their character along the way. This year's class might not have any NBA superstars at the moment, but it will have difference...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. McDonald's All-American superlatives

    Reggie Rankin

    CHICAGO -- Wednesday marked the 37th Annual McDonald's All-American game featuring the top high school boys basketball players in the country. The game took place at the United Center, home of the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Best low-post player: Jahlil...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  8. Recruiting needs change for these five

    Adam Finkelstein

    The most successful recruiters are the ones with both a philosophy and a strategy. They analyze their rosters, the competition and style of play in order to systematically build the most comprehensive team possible. But as the old saying goes...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  9. ESPN 100 recruits who defy positions

    Adam Finkelstein

    The subject of positions has become a hot topic of basketball at all levels, with the same questions being asked all the way from the NBA down to the youth levels. Are traditional positions still relevant? What's the best way to define the five pl...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. 2014 recruits with most NBA potential

    Jeff Goodman

    Let me begin by saying how much I love watching Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley) run a team. He's the consummate pass-first point guard who makes all of the correct decisions and knows exactly what he has to do in order to lead his team ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  11. #AskCoachB: Why did Tyus Jones drop?

    Paul Biancardi

    We're back with another edition of the #AskCoachB Twitter mailbag. Once again, ESPN National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi is on hand to answer fans' questions regarding the recently released ESPN player rankings, and other recruiting inquiries....

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  12. Recruiting Roundtable: The growing basketball reclassification tr...

    RecruitingNation

    RecruitingNation basketball experts roundtable: Why has reclassifying become such a popular trend?

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  13. NBA - Should Philadelphia 76ers draft Jahlil Okafor with No. 1 pi...

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton discuss whether the Philadelphia 76ers, despite having Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid, should draft another big man if they land the No. 1 pick. They also discuss some draft sleepers.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  14. Duke Blue Devils center Jahlil Okafor among potential No. 1 picks...

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

    Which player is most likely to go No. 1 in the 2015 NBA draft? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton break down the top possibilities. Plus, they identify prospects whose draft stocks are on the rise and those trending down based on early-season returns.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  15. Grading the NBA draft's top prospects - NBA Draft

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford breaks down the starts to the season by the NBA draft's top prospects. He came away impressed by the debuts of freshman big men Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  16. Kentucky Wildcats could be a team worthy of the No. 1 rank -- Col...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway looks closer at the talent level of Kentucky this season and writes whether it justifies making the Wildcats No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014