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  1. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. NCAA rules force schools into forfeits

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA bylaws contain multitudes. There are famous and infamous sections, oft-quoted frameworks for amateurism, recruiting violation stuff, cream cheese ... you know the drill. But there are many more unknown, obscure portions of the rulebook, rules ...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  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. Young's wild, counterproductive shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    A funny thing happened in Lexington, Ky., these last few months. To most of the outside world, Julius Randle, the gem of coach John Calipari's probably-best-ever recruiting class, has been the chief Wildcat to watch. He was named preseason SEC player...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. Is A.J. Hammons ready for big time?

    Eamonn Brennan

    A.J. Hammons is big. That's what we knew about him before he arrived at Purdue last fall: Hammons, the No. 82-ranked player in his recruiting class, was 7-feet tall and (at least) 275 pounds and more athletic and mobile than any 7-foot, 275 pound hum...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  6. Kyle Anderson's clock officially ticking

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to Ben Howland's "Hey, Please Don't Fire Me!" 2012 recruiting class, his replacement, Steve Alford, has a handful of interesting players at his disposal in his first season in Westwood. Shooting guard Jordan Adams displayed prodigious, efficie...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. The SoCal recruiting war is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    Something has always stood in the way. For decades, it was John Wooden's unapproachable dominance. For just as long, it was USC's inability to care about basketball. In recent years, even the Trojans' most engaged hoops moments -- a flashy new arena,...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. UNLV dumps dozens of letters on recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    Until recently, the NCAA's general policy toward the coach/prospective recruit relationship was to shelter the player whenever possible. When landlines were the only way to get in touch, coaches had limits on how many times they could ring the house ...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  9. One-handed prospect has offer from Florida

    Eamonn Brennan

    Young basketball players have a lot of bad habits. A regulation ball is too big for most, which is why fourth-grade games typically feature a lot of unwieldy two-handed heaves: It's the only way kids can get the ball to the rim. If players are lu...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. DePaul works volleyball into workouts

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never is the relative quiet of college basketball's offseason more apparent than in August. Summer recruiting is over. The draft is well behind us, as are most (if not all) coaching changes and transfers. Barring scandal or surprise, this is the part...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. Count 'Em Down: Coaches at a crossroads

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our week-long Count 'Em Down series -- in which we've attempted to impose some order on the basketball landscape following the annual wave of coaching changes, recruiting and freshman summer entry, and (this year) conference realignment -- comes to i...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  12. Northwestern actually recruiting now

    Eamonn Brennan

    On July 4, while you were grilling meats and hanging out with family and friends and doing other awesome things we Americans do on the Fourth of July, something profoundly strange happened: Northwestern landed a top-75 recruit. No, seriously: Nort...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  13. The indignity of a college basketball coach

    Eamonn Brennan

    All in all, it's got to be pretty good to be John Beilein. Widely respected in his profession. Immensely well-compensated. Peaking as a coach in just about every way -- tactics, recruiting, position, profile, and overall success -- late into his rema...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  14. How far recruiting has come

    Eamonn Brennan

    John Calipari's success is, in and of itself, easy to describe. Calipari has ushered fifteen players into the draft in just three summers, with a couple more on the way this week. He's had five players drafted in the top five overall, including two N...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  15. Let the Andrew Wiggins lore begin

    Eamonn Brennan

    For all of the unseemly and uncomfortable things recruiting throws our way -- the scrutiny of teenage decision-making, the third-party runners and hangers-on, the existential questions we have to ask ourselves about exactly how much we should allow o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  16. Houston losing top sophomore, and his dad

    Eamonn Brennan

    On its face, the story of a father who is the director of a program's basketball operations not receiving a contract extension and leaving the program with his skilled sophomore son in tow would have all the tell-tale signs of an unseemly recruiting ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013