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  1. Bill Self not closing any NBA doors

    Eamonn Brennan

    For college coaches, the National Basketball Association is an irresistible siren. It's not hard to figure out why: Coaches are insanely competitive people with a burning desire to take on and conquer new and ever larger challenges. The old analogy a...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  2. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Big data will change college hoops, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    In October, Duke made a watershed announcement: It would become the first college basketball program to install STATS LLC's SportVU cameras in its arena. For years, NBA franchises have been recording, compiling and analyzing the data that SportVU'...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. Afternoon Links: Patterson snubbed, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a moment to get caught up on the NBA. (How is it the All-Star break already?!) Submit links via Twitter. Think Joel Embiid was the biggest snub from Wednesday's midseason Wooden list? Think again: "McDermott was a...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. The SportVU revolution is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're an NBA fan - and especially if you're the type of person fascinated by the development and use of advanced analytics in the professional game - you already know all about SportVU. If you're not this kind of person, you might be in the da...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. Butler Blue II going out like a champ

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butler's run to the Final Four in 2010 changed lives. It made the NBA take notice of Gordon Hayward, now a promising young player for the Utah Jazz. It cemented Brad Stevens' status as one of the best coaches in basketball, and later propelled him to...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. NBA fines Huskies alums for reunion game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember the Washington alumni game? Sure you do: ESPN Insider/NBA analytics guru Kevin Pelton was live on the scene, and his report for this very blog was really interesting, particularly compared to most alumni games. The contrast between the long-...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. Retroactive continuity and 2012-13 Indiana

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Indiana basketball achieved a milestone. When Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were selected No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, in the 2013 NBA draft, the Hoosiers joined an exclusive club: One of 13 teams in college hoops history to have at lea...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  9. Five under-the-radar prospects for 2014

    Eamonn Brennan

    "In this draft." If you're a casual basketball fan wondering why you were assaulted with that phrase for the past week, it's because it's the best, most polite shorthand for what most hoops fans had come to admit: The 2013 NBA draft was bunk. In t...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. Path to the Draft: No. 1 North Carolina

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we have been 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 my explanation of t...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  11. Top 25 college-bred NBA players in the modern draft era -- colleg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Which college basketball players have turned into the best pros in the modern draft era? Here are our top 25.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  12. Path to the Draft: No. 3 Connecticut

    Eamonn Brennan

    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 24, 2013
  13. Path to the Draft: No. 5 Duke

    Eamonn Brennan

    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 20, 2013
  14. Could Alex Len really go No. 1?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I remain unconvinced by the argument that the 2013 draft is historically bereft of talent. I think the meme that has seemingly defined the draft thus far -- that an athletic shot-blocker with a torn ACL (Nerlens Noel) could go No. 1 means the entire ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  15. Path to the Draft: No. 7 UCLA

    Eamonn Brennan

    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 18, 2013
  16. Path to the Draft: No. 9 Wake Forest

    Eamonn Brennan

    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 14, 2013