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  1. Ex-Louisville Cardinals player Chane Behanan says he'll enter dra...

    Dana O'Neil

    Chane Behanan, who was dismissed from Louisville in December, will enter the NBA draft, he confirmed via text to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  2. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  3. Andrew and Nick Wiggins are chasing brother Mitch in March

    Dana O'Neil

    Mitch Wiggins, Andrew and Nick's older brother, has already kicked off March by leading Southeastern to a NAIA Division II Final Four. Now his younger brothers could possibly meet each other for the NCAA national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  4. Kansas' Joel Embiid has come out of nowhere to become perhaps nat...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kansas freshman Joel Embiid's game is ready for the NBA. That much is already clear. But is he ready for that life? He's not sure because even he knows he has more to learn -- like how to drive.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  5. Self keeping Wiggins focused

    Dana O'Neil

    While the rest of the basketball world debates whether Andrew Wiggins will be the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft, his college coach is waiting for him to become the best player on his team. "He's been marginal," Kansas coach Bill Self said last we...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  6. Renardo Sidney is a cautionary tale for NBA draft early entries -...

    Dana O'Neil

    For every smiling face on NBA draft night, there is one of sorrow who slips off the NBA radar and into basketball oblivion. Take Renardo Sidney, a once-hyped prospect. Where is he now? Nobody knows.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  7. Rush to play in the NBA changes how coaches recruit -- college b...

    Dana O'Neil

    Basketball players have always aspired to the NBA. But the question coaches now hear isn't can I get to the NBA, but when and even more, how quickly?

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  8. Nothing ridiculous about Smith's return

    Dana O'Neil

    The ridiculous thing would have been to go -- to take a media guide-enhanced 6-foot, 165-pound body, toss it into the shark-infested NBA draft waters and pray for the best, when the best looked like the second round. Turns out, though, that Russ S...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  9. C.J. Fair staying with Syracuse Orange for senior season

    Dana O'Neil

    C.J. Fair announced that he will return to Syracuse for his senior season, claiming he made his decision not based just on what people told him but on what he believed.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  10. 2013 Final Four - Louisville coach Rick Pitino still has his fire...

    Dana O'Neil

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is as fiery and competitive as ever, but the passing of time has humbled him, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  11. Robert Morris wins one for the 'lambs'

    Dana O'Neil

    Twenty years ago, I covered Rider in its first-round NCAA tournament game against Kentucky. The Broncs of the Northeast Conference were naturally a 16-seed; the Wildcats of the soon-to-be NBA were a No. 1 seed. Rider's best player, Darrick Suber, ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  12. College hoops is primed to fill NBA void -- college basketball

    Dana O'Neil

    Will the NBA lockout send more fans to college basketball arenas? History says no, but college hoops is ready to command center stage this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  13. NBA draft surprises and disappointments of the past decade

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil takes a look at college players from the past decade who have been pleasant surprises in the NBA. And the ones who have surprised in a bad way.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  14. Lon Kruger and his squeaky-clean image match well with Oklahoma S...

    Dana O'Neil

    Lon Kruger loves challenges. Oklahoma basketball needs a coach beyond reproach. It appears the two are an ideal match.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  15. Texas Longhorns' Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, Cory Joseph w...

    Dana O'Neil

    Texas players Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph are all declaring for the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  16. Jared Sullinger vows he will return to Ohio State

    Dana O'Neil

    Jared Sullinger said he would not be entering his name for the NBA draft and would return for his sophomore season.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011