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  1. Afternoon Links: Fair market value

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while realize that we still have Christmas gifts to buy. Submit links via Twitter. So you say you think college basketball players should be paid. Preach! But how much? Using a fair market value metric modeled on the NBA collec...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. ACC's shot clock experiment: Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA installed a 24-second shot clock in 1954. It took men's college basketball another 30 years -- until 1985 -- to follow suit. Decades of painful stalling strategy would have seemed to make the shot clock a no-brainer, but the college game p...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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