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  1. Playground basketball is dying

    Myron Medcalf and Dana O'Neil

    At Rucker Park in New York, people sat on rooftops and climbed trees to watch Julius Erving play. In Louisville, Kentucky, Artis Gilmore would pull up in his fancy car, still wearing his fancy suits, and just ball. Kevin Durant first measured the wor...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins not fully appreciated bec...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The true talent of Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins can't be properly appreciated because we're too busy comparing him to LeBron James and the NBA's best.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- NBA, say hello to Oklahoma State sophomore Marcu...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Freshman stars have been getting all the hype this college basketball season, but Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart put on a show Tuesday night that had even Kevin Durant shaking his head.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  4. Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State Cowboys could play in NBA 'right n...

    Marcus Smart certainly made a strong impression on Kevin Durant.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  5. Marcus Smart scores 39 to power Oklahoma State's romp vs. Memphis...

    Marcus Smart scored a career-high 39 points and No. 7 Oklahoma State raced past No. 11 Memphis for a 101-80 win Tuesday night in a one-sided matchup of top teams.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  6. Cards' Harrell, IU's Sheehey injured at camp

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's easy to be cynical about summer camps for college stars. There is always some kind of quid pro quo involved -- the Nike-sponsored LeBron James/Kevin Durant/Chris Paul/etc. Skills Camps often feel like they exist solely to pack scouts onto plasti...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  7. The legend of playground basketball shrinks

    Scoop Jackson

    The passing of the great Alimoe (aka: "The Black Widow") in late February marked the beginning of the end of what was always believed to be an infinite era of basketball. The playground legend has been pushed aside.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  8. Path to the Draft: No. 10 Texas

    Myron Medcalf

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  9. Path to the Draft: Top 10 from the Big 12

    Jason King

    The Big 12 may have a reputation as a football conference, but the league's presence in the NBA is glaring. Texas product Kevin Durant is arguably one of the three best players in the game along with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Kansas' Paul Pierce ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  10. Andrew Wiggins: What does it all mean?

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was some very big news on the recruiting front Monday: Andrew Wiggins, the top prep player in a loaded 2014 class and by many accounts the best since Kevin Durant, announced the cancellation of his remaining home visits with North Carolina, Kan...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. Numbers To Know: Thursday's recap

    Jeremy Lundblad

    Player of the Night -- Daniel Mullings, New Mexico State New Mexico State halted Louisiana Tech's 18-game winning streak, handing the Bulldogs their first WAC loss. Daniel Mullings led the way with 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  12. No debate on Carmelo Anthony's jersey

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yahoo!'s Jeff Eisenberg brought up a good point today: A few years back, when Texas decided to retire Kevin Durant's famous No. 35, I remember some people grumbling. The response was both predictable and flabbergasting; these people grumbled about ho...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  13. The one-and-dones who became stars

    Jason King

    We often hear about the one-and-dones who don't work out, but here are 10 players who are flourishing in the NBA after spending just one season in college. (Editor's Note: For Part 1 of Myron Medcalf's in-depth look at the NBA's minimum age requi...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  14. Our high school and college memories of the Oklahoma City Thunder...

    Staff

    Our writers and analysts share their memories of seeing and covering the high school and college days of Oklahoma City Thunder players.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  15. Must-haves for 2012's incoming freshmen

    Myron Medcalf

    Incoming freshmen should anticipate major adjustments at the Division I level. The players are bigger, stronger and faster. But the uptick in competition is only part of the transition from high school to college. The 21st-century college basketba...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  16. Kentucky Wildcats' Anthony Davis wins Naismith Player of Year

    Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis was named winner of the 2012 Naismith College Player of the Year award on Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012