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  1. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  2. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  3. Andrew Wiggins or not, Kentucky Wildcats' options are many - coll...

    Andy Katz

    From the first time Nerlens Noel worked out at Kentucky, John Calipari knew he had something special on his hands. "He had something in him; he could take it all to another level," Calipari of Noel. "He had that will to win. I've had players like th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  4. Antony Davis' NBA debut shows the benefits of time in college

    Andy Katz

    Anthony Davis had a dominating performance for the New Orleans Hornets in a season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Davis scored 21 points, grabbed seven boards, made all nine free throw attempts and converted 6 of 12 field ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  5. Evaluating the early top 25

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's that time of the spring, when I take my good friend Andy Katz's early top 25 rankings for the upcoming college basketball season, take my red pen out and make some of my adjustments to it. Obviously, it's too early to accurately f...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  6. Teams overvalued and undervalued in early preseason rankings - NC...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes his "red pen" to Andy Katz's early top 25 rankings, giving his opinion on the teams that are getting too much or not enough love at this point in the offseason.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  7. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari sha...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't sweating Tuesday's NCAA deadline to declare for the NBA draft because his players won't decide if they're staying or going by then. "They're not going to make that date," Calipari said Monday. "I'm not pushing the...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  8. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Pitt and Syracuse's ACC moves, NBA draft ...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters post-Final Four: • Pitt and Syracuse representatives won't be at the Big East meetings, but they will be at the ACC meetings in May. The respective coaches will be at the ACC meetings, too. When will the two schools join the AC...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  9. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Calipari has his title, now he wants unde...

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The questions will stop now about whether John Calipari can win the final game, the national championship. So what's next for him? "Before I leave coaching, I would like to coach an undefeated team," Calipari told ESPN after Monday n...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Which Sweet 16 teams face the most pressu...

    Andy Katz

    A Sweet 16 appearance elevates a program to the next level. A Final Four moves it up another notch. The matchups usually make the difference in getting this far. Talent -- and star power -- also play big roles. There is a certain level of pressur...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Louisville Cardinals Rick Pitino to leav...

    Andy Katz

    Maybe I was naive at times, but I never believed Rick Pitino was leaving Louisville. Not once. Not when stories surfaced that he was looking at the NBA or even another college job, especially after news of his sordid affair and subsequent extortion...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  12. Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis a powerful combination for Kentucky...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: To watch Katz's interview with Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones, visit the Nation blog. John Calipari has had brute strength in the post at Kentucky with DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson. He's also had a rugged overachiever i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  13. Kentucky Wildcats guard Darius Miller plays role perfectly -- col...

    Andy Katz

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kentucky has oodles of talent at every position. But would the Wildcats have a chance to win the national title without senior forward Darius Miller? It may sound foolish to even suggest such a thing. But this UK team needs Mill...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011