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  1. Position battles: Shooting guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some of the best one-on-one matchups will take place before the 2014-15 season tips off. They will come in the form of position battles within a team to determine a starter, which will in some cases shape an entire lineup. Starting with point guard...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. Providence has plenty to prove in Paradise

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is always danger in the sentimental hire. Just ask NC State. In spring of 2006, after the conspicously unloved Herb Sendek fled Raleigh, N.C., for Arizona State, Wolfpack fans got one of their own: Sidney Lowe, point guard for Jim Valvano's l...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  3. Okafor-Jones deal start of a trend?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's a wonder it hasn't happened before. It's a wonder it doesn't happen more often. On Friday afternoon, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones -- the power forward ranked No. 1 overall in the class of 2014, and the top point guard -- announced in tandem th...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. Dunk City is in good hands

    Eamonn Brennan

    Have you heard of Christian Terrell? If not, don't feel bad. Terrell, a high school point guard from Jacksonville, Fla., is better than your average bear at the game of basketball, of course. But as college hoops recruits go, he's hardly Andrew Wiggi...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. The strange transfer of Trae Golden

    Eamonn Brennan

    We see transfers all the time, but this one sticks out. A rising senior point guard announces he will be transferring ... in late May. His friend insinuates via Twitter that the player's decision wasn't actually the player's choice. Another former te...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  6. Will Angel Rodriguez play right away?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The stars aligned for Angel Rodriguez. In the same span of weeks in which Rodriguez decided to leave Kansas State and play basketball closer to his family in Puerto Rico, Miami point guard Shane Larkin decided to leave for the NBA draft. Suddenly, Mi...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. Crawford to finish career at Northwestern

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thus far, the only real personnel loss the Wildcats have suffered after the firing of Northwestern coach Bill Carmody is point guard Jaren Sina, a well-regarded top-100 recruit who would have been NU's highest-ranked incoming prospect since ESPN bega...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. Don't worry about Marcus Smart

    Eamonn Brennan

    The reaction has been mostly predictable. When news broke last Tuesday that Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart, a likely top-five pick in the 2013 draft, would instead return for his sophomore season of college hoops, the usual gamut was run: su...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 68, Michigan 59

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Quick reaction to Wisconsin's 68-59 win against Michigan in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal: Overview: At their best, the Wolverines are a free-flowing offensive group that pivots on the consistent brilliance of star point guard Trey ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  10. Best of the Best: Most Important Players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Unlike shooting or rebounding or point guard play or the variety of other specific basketball skills we've been highlighting in our Best of the Best lists throughout this week, the category of "most important" is far trickier to quantify. It depends ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  11. Josh Gasser turns to 'coaching internship'

    Eamonn Brennan

    The ACL injury Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser suffered last weekend put an early damper on the Badgers' season. There are the obvious pitfalls: Gasser's injury robbed Wisconsin of its obvious replacement for former star point guard Jordan Taylor, ne...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  12. Harrisons' choices reveal new dynamic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Aaron and Andrew Harrison are not the norm in college hoops recruiting. For starters, they are twins. More important than that, though, is that they're twins who also happen to be really, really good -- Andrew is the top point guard in the class o...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. Evans injury a minor snag for Virginia

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was some unfortunate news out of Virginia late Tuesday night, when the school announced that starting point guard Jontel Evans underwent surgery on a stress fracture in his right foot. His recovery is expected to take about six weeks. At the...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  14. Pierre Jackson, Good Samaritan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Baylor point guard Pierre Jackson doesn't owe anyone anything. That would be true even if he were professionally compensated for his basketball abilities, but he isn't, at least not yet. Jackson is still a college athlete, and for many college athlet...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  15. Aaron Craft still bothered about lone 'B'

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is not the first time this offseason we will discuss the unique mental makeup that defines Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft. He's a rare bird. Not only is he an excellent collegiate basketball player (hands down the best perimeter defender in ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  16. Florida loaded for foreseeable future

    Eamonn Brennan

    Florida lost Bradley Beal and Erving Walker from the 2012 Elite Eight team, but thanks to the returns of Kenny Boynton, Patric Young, Mike Rosario and Erik Murphy -- and the arrival of point guard Braxton Ogbueze, who could compete for minutes from t...

    Blog | July 23, 2012