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  1. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  2. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  3. Jerry Tarkanian's loyalty lasts a lifetime -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Jerry Tarkanian is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his innovative style, his transformative program at UNLV and his overall dominance for long stretches of his wildly successful career. But it is his loyalty -- his unshakable loya...

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  4. After an interesting journey, Reggie Theus back in the college ra...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a different first-year coach each day. Finally, Reggie Theus can talk about a team aga...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  5. UCLA transfer Joshua Smith needs to stay on the court to make an ...

    Andy Katz

    Joshua Smith's ability to get on the court in his new role at Georgetown and be productive, to play a full season without any issues, is not simply about his weight. This is about his commitment to working, finding cardiovascular endurance and believ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  6. Jahii Carson desperate to lead Arizona State Sun Devils back to N...

    Andy Katz

    No team heading off on a foreign trip needs it more to be a springboard than Arizona State. The Sun Devils travel to China on Thursday, and if this trip works well for them, they may just be a Pac-12 top-four team this season -- bound for the NCAA to...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  7. Ole Miss Rebels' Marshall Henderson needs help, but will he ask f...

    Andy Katz

    Ole Miss' staff knew that Marshall Henderson needed help. He needed someone outside the department and university to talk with him, so the Rebels sought out Chris Herren, the former NBA and Fresno State guard who famously battled drug and alcoho...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  8. Timing was right for Brad Stevens to jump to NBA -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Danny Ainge mentioned poise and intelligence in describing Brad Stevens at the Boston Celtics' news conference on Friday. He continued to go back to his new coach's demeanor under pressure. The qualities Stevens possesses will serve him well in the N...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  9. Louisville continues 'impressive' roll

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Something happened in that halftime locker room last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Sure, there were words of encouragement from Louisville coach Rick Pitino as well as demands to play the way Louisville was cap...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  10. New Mexico Lobos benefit from coaching friendship -- men's colleg...

    Andy Katz

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Craig Neal knew the pasta Steve Alford would like for lunch at this particular Nob Hill area restaurant a mile or so from New Mexico's campus. Alford took Neal's recommendation, and after a few bites knew it was a good call. Th...

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  11. Saint Louis Billikens must continue on without Rick Majerus -- me...

    Andy Katz

    What we know as of Monday morning is that Rick Majerus is facing a serious heart issue. He will not coach Saint Louis this season. Those close to him aren't even talking about when -- or if -- he will coach again. Just last month, Majerus told me a...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: There's no close second after drafting Ke...

    Andy Katz

    New Jersey is hosting a draft combine Saturday and Sunday for mostly second-round and some possible first-round picks. Minnesota will host a similar event May 30-31 before the NBA takes over for the annual draft camp in Chicago June 6-8. Here are s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  13. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Keeping track of conference moves

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on Tuesday: • The Atlantic 10 will have an interesting dilemma if Charlotte ends up going to Conference USA for football. The A-10 is hoping to add Butler to replace Temple, which should be done within the next two weeks unless t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  14. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Forever linked, Norfolk State Spartans an...

    Andy Katz

    The repercussions from Norfolk State's win over Missouri and Lehigh's win over Duke -- the first 15-over-2 upsets in the NCAA tournament in over a decade -- are still being felt like tremors across both campuses, both leagues and both bank accounts f...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  15. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Florida International's Dominique Ferguso...

    Andy Katz

    Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson's plan was to transfer to a school closer to his Indianapolis home. He wanted to be near his family and said he needed smaller classes and more academic attention to succeed. He said he made his trans...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  16. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Jarrod Uthoff saga is a turning point in ...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan coach John Beilein has his own policy on transfers. If you want to leave his program, you can't go to a school in the same conference or a team on his schedule over the next two seasons. Fine. As long as that is known to the recruit when h...

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2012