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  1. Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

    Henry Abbott

    After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Draft madness

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says that no matter what NBA GMs tell you, there's nothing like playing well in the NCAA Tournament to move up the draft board....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  3. Recent play of top draft prospects

    Henry Abbott

    The four NCAA freshmen who define the top of 2014 NBA draft -- Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle -- have each faced recent challenges. Chad Ford on who emerges looking best....

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe on watching NCAA

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been watching a lot of college hoops and says it can be like watching somebody drive really fast on the freeway ... and the miss their exit....

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  6. The education of Thomas Robinson

    Henry Abbott

    For SLAM magazine, Tzvi Twersky has written one heck of a story about the Kings' Thomas Robinson, who is known for the story of his mother and grandparents all dying in short order while he was in college, for his relationship with his little sister ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  7. Trudging with LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    On Gothic Ginobili, Aaron McGuire writes something special about LeBron James. McGuire had unusual college years -- circumstance, crisis and opportunity gave him the chance to take on huge adult responsibilities years before his peers. He relat...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Another story of some macho college basketball coach allegedly crossing the line in heinous ways. (Via J.A. Adande's Twitter feed.) That it happens sometimes does not shock me. It's an industry with little oversight and huge stakes that attracts and ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. "Too real" sex talk connects with rookies

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Gaskins is a former college football player and current Christian motivational speaker who preaches, among other things, about the perils of pre-marital sex. He stood before a room of 60-or-so players at the NBA Rookie Transition Program on Sund...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post: During a postseason with some potholes, Dwyane Wade has looked outward as well as inward - even taking a one-hour trip from Indianapolis to Bloomington during the second round to visit with his college coach,...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. TrueHoop TV: How to be James Harden

    Henry Abbott

    Arizona State assistant coach Scott Pera -- Harden's coach in high school and college -- knows the Thunder guard's game as well as anyone:...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  12. On athletes and marijuana

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Alipour writes a powerful Magazine story about pot-smoking in college football, especially at the University of Oregon, and the NBA comes up: Americans are "living in an environment where there's a greater tolerance of use, not just among the yo...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  13. TrueHoop TV: David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on which college player inflated his draft stock by playing well in the Final Four, which NBA player has the best shooting mechanics Thorpe has ever seen, and why it might be OK that, for a little stretch here, Kevin Love is a magnificen...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. Respect the Grizzlies

    Henry Abbott

    I wanted to watch the NCAA title game. I really did. And every now and again I clicked over to peek in. But earlier in the evening I settled into a steady diet of Grizzlies at Thunder, and it was nearly impossible to tear away. Two teams I love to wa...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  15. A player the NBA could not afford

    Henry Abbott

    He didn't even play high school basketball, let alone college, but it didn't matter. In the memories of those who were present at the time, Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond killed some of the best in the world at the Rucker league in the Harlem of his you...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  16. How about the D-League instead of college?

    Henry Abbott

    Latavious Williams did it ... and is still waiting for his first call-up to the Thunder. ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan explores the reasons the D-League does and does not make sense as a way around the NBA's ban on players straight from high school: "Th...

    Blog | May 06, 2011