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  1. 3-point shot: Can Wiltjer pull an Olynyk?

    Andy Katz

    1. Not all redshirt transfers are created equally at Gonzaga. And that's why it would be unfair to expect Kyle Wiltjer to come back as thick and strong as Kelly Olynyk -- an All-American and the No. 13 pick in the NBA draft -- after Wiljter redshirts...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: National team fails to medal

    Andy Katz

    1. The USA's World University Games team will go down as a disappointment for failing to medal in Kazan, Russia. But the intent was to put together a team, not a collection of all-stars. That's exactly what was done in forming the squad. The staff of...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Wiltjer to the West Coast?

    Andy Katz

    1. If Kyle Wiltjer does leave Kentucky and sit out next season at another school he has a real shot to be a major player in the sport in 2014-15. The schools that are going to pursue him in seeking a release are Gonzaga, Portland, Oregon, Oregon Stat...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. Michigan Wolverines' Trey Burke headlines John Wooden All-America...

    Andy Katz

    The Big Ten dominated the 10-member John R. Wooden All-American team with four players.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Tourney clouds early success

    Andy Katz

    1. Who was the best team in the 2011? If you said UConn then you're only talking about the NCAA tournament. The Huskies finished 9-9 in the Big East and were the hottest team in the tournaments. They won 11 games in a row to win the Big East tourname...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  7. Butler comfortable with new role as favorite

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Butler's evolution is complete. The Bulldogs have gone from the Horizon to the A-10 to the new Big East starting next season. Along the way, they've played in two national title games. They are no longer the cute underdog from...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  8. Wooden Player of the Year award finalists announced

    Andy Katz

    The race for the Wooden Player of the Year award is probably as wide open as it has ever been heading into the final weekend of the regular season and conference tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Rough patch for Ole Miss

    Andy Katz

    1. Ole Miss spent Wednesday dealing with a double dose of bad news. The Rebels were still stunned over Nerlens Noel's dominating 12-block performance for Kentucky in a humbling 87-74 home defeat by the Wildcats. Then came word that forward Aaron Jone...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: VCU-Richmond heats up

    Andy Katz

    1. There is still hope among the new alignment moves to create or enhance rivalries. If Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond stay in the Atlantic 10 for the foreseeable future, this city rivalry could become one of the marquee events in the conference....

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. Katz: Analyzing the Wooden Award

    Andy Katz

    Let me start with a disclaimer and say that I'm a Wooden Award voter. I know the omissions on the midseason Top 25 list won't win the national player of the year award. At this juncture, it looks like a three-person race for the honor, with Duk...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  12. Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk deserve more ...

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz acknowledges two Wooden Award omissions, Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk, writing that they both deserve more national praise.

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  13. Quick thoughts from around the nation in Monday Morning Musings -...

    Andy Katz

    Monday musings from the past weekend: • For all the arguments of how wonderful it is to have one-and-done players, I give you the power of the redshirt season (forced or planned). Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk purposely redshirted and is stronger, m...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Gonzaga's burly addition

    Andy Katz

    1. Gonzaga coach Mark Few has had a chance to observe 7-foot-1 Polish center Przemek Karnowski and came away impressed by his hands and his passing. Karnowski is a lot bigger than anyone "we've had. But it's not going to change the way we play," Few ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  15. 3-point shots: Pitt's Robinson to return

    Andy Katz

    1. Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said senior forward Nasir Robinson should be back at practice sometime next week after missing the past few weeks following a torn meniscus in his right knee. Robinson is one of two key seniors for the Panthers. The other is...

    Blog | October 26, 2011