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  1. Former New York Knicks guard Ray Williams dies at 58

    Ray Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  2. Minnesota among surprise Final Four contenders - College Basketba...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of four teams that could surprise come the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  3. Battle 4 Atlantis primer

    Jason King

    Thanksgiving weekend temperatures in the Bahamas are expected to hover in the low 80s -- perfect for an afternoon of snorkeling, sunbathing or sculpting sand near the ocean. But really, who needs the beach? Basketball will be the main attractio...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  4. Royce White leaving Iowa State Cyclones for NBA draft

    Iowa State sophomore forward Royce White says he's leaving the school after playing one season and declaring for the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  5. Forward could be late first-round pick

    Forward Rick Rickert has closed the door on returning to the Minnesota Gophers once and for all, signing with California agent Bill Duffy.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2003
  6. Richard Pitino wants what John Beilein has

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- If he builds it, will players come? Richard Pitino's field of dreams is housed in a place that was built more than a decade before World War II. The Barn, completed in the 1920s, is the nostalgic home of Minnesota men's basketball,...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  7. Recruiting: Cunningham gaining interest

    Scott Powers

    Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin may be biased, but he believes senior forward Josh Cunningham is going to do big things in the future. "Josh is going to be a NBA player," Irvin said on Friday. "There's three guys that stick out -- Jahlil Okafor, Clif...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  8. Starting 5: Point guard debate

    Dave Telep

    Editor's note: Every week in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the watercooler conversations around the o...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  9. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  10. Teams in need of big recruiting classes

    Jeff Goodman

    The all-important July recruiting period begins Wednesday. It's broken up into three separate weekends in which coaches are allowed to go out on the road from Wednesday night until Sunday. Most of the coaches will be smiling, relaxed in the offse...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  16. NBA stock spiking in tourney

    Chad Ford

    March Madness is here again, and it wasn't just the elite players in our Top 30 grabbing the attention of NBA scouts. The tourney always produces some performances that seem to resonate, and in particular open scouts' eyes regarding players facing a...

    Blog | March 26, 2013