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  1. 3-point shot: Aaron Gordon a rising star

    Andy Katz

    1. VCU's Shaka Smart, who was an assistant to Florida's Billy Donovan on the gold-medal winning FIBA USA U-19 team, said on our ESPNU College Basketball Podcast Tuesday that Arizona-bound forward Aaron Gordon was the "best pressing forward I've seen....

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  2. Shaka Smart breaks down the U-19 Team USA tryouts - college baske...

    Andy Katz

    VCU's Shaka Smart has been deemed one of the shooting stars in the sport, a coach on the rise who could have his pick of jobs but has remained with the Rams. But the growth for Smart isn't limited to the confines of Richmond or now the Atlantic 10. ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Getting tougher in Texas

    Andy Katz

    1. Texas lost 18 games last season. The Longhorns won seven in the Big 12 and were shut out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since head coach Rick Barnes arrived in 1998. Sheldon McClellan and Julien Lewis were third and fourth, respectively...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. Shaka Smart to remain coach of VCU Rams

    Andy Katz

    Shaka Smart is staying at VCU, spurning overtures from UCLA and Minnesota as the top target for both schools.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  7. UCLA fires Ben Howland and begins its search to replace him - col...

    Andy Katz

    With Ben Howland out at UCLA, Andy Katz looks at where the Bruins' coaching search goes from here.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Not a conference tourney fan

    Andy Katz

    1. Highlights from Tuesday's Katz Korner show on ESPNU: Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't hold back his feelings about the SEC tournament. Calipari said the tournament is for the fans and noted a number of UK fans at the SEC tournament don't normal...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Will Miami be a No. 1 seed?

    Andy Katz

    1. Ole Miss is hoping to hear Monday if there will be further punishment from the SEC against Reginald Buckner for his punch thrown at Missouri's Laurence Bowers in the Rebels' loss at the Tigers Saturday. Buckner was ejected for a flagrant two foul ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Big East 7 possible candidates

    Andy Katz

    1. The departing Big East 7 are still negotiating their exit from the Big East and are far from finalizing a date to withdraw (although the exit is likely for the fall of 2014). The league still needs to lock in on a television partner (Fox, accordin...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Realignment winners

    Andy Katz

    1. Among the biggest winners of this latest round of realignment will be the men's basketball teams for Boise State and possibly San Diego State. The Broncos might have had a better shot of being a top team in the Big West, but it would be a hard sel...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  12. 3-point shot: Celebrating U18 champs

    Andy Katz

    1.Winning gold should never be dismissed. There was a tournament and the U.S. won. That's the goal and it was accomplished by coaches Billy Donovan of Florida, Gonzaga's Mark Few and VCU's Shaka Smart. The U18 championship at the FIBA Americas tourn...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: From Brazil to future stardom?

    Andy Katz

    1. The U-18 national team will begin its whittling down process Tuesday in Colorado Springs under the direction of Florida's Billy Donovan, Gonzaga's Mark Few and VCU's Shaka Smart. This is always a team filled with future stars. There are a handful ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  14. 3-point shot: Big East-SEC matchups

    Andy Katz

    1. The Big East and SEC are expected to finalize the pairings for their challenge sometime in the next two weeks. Any speculation (as I did last week) on the pairings is now moot as the conferences try to figure out arena openings and home/road setup...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  15. 3-point shot: Calipari keeps staff together

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday afternoon that Rod Strickland, a director of basketball operations, would be staying with the Wildcats and not heading to work for Larry Brown at SMU. Calipari said his entire coaching staff will remain in...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  16. John Groce of Ohio Bobcats in negotiations to take over Illinois ...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio coach John Groce continues to be the top focus for the Illinois search, but a deal has not been struck.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012