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  1. 3-point shot: Misinformed draft decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. Anthony Bennett's decision to leave for the NBA was expected. The UNLV freshman forward will contend for a top five position in the draft. But Bennett is not the norm in this season's class of possible draft picks. A number of players are making d...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. Five questions: Duke's Mike Krzyzewski

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: In the buildup to Midnight Madness, we are taking an in-depth look at Joe Lunardi's top-five seeds in a series called Countdown To Madness. In addition to the Insider pieces, Eamonn Brennan will offer Three Big Things about each team a...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. 3-point shot: No love for Kansas

    Andy Katz

    1. A few weeks out from practice and a potential top-10/top-five team that isn't being given its due is Kansas. KU coach Bill Self said a few weeks ago that he thinks he has an extremely deep team, and one that might be able to score in more ways tha...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Five Questions: Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: In the buildup to Midnight Madness, we are taking an in-depth look at Joe Lunardi's top five seeds in a series called Countdown To Madness. In addition to the Insider stories, Eamonn Brennan will offer Three Big Things about each team ...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  5. Five Questions: NC State's Lorenzo Brown

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: In the buildup to Midnight Madness, we are taking an in-depth look at Joe Lunardi's top five seeds in a series called Countdown To Madness. In addition to the Insider pieces, Eamonn Brennan is offering Three Big Things about each team ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  6. Five Questions: Marquette's Todd Mayo

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: In the buildup to Midnight Madness, we are taking an in-depth look at ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi's top five seeds in a series called Countdown To Madness. In addition to the Insider pieces, Eamonn Brennan will offer Three Big Thin...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: NBA draft in sight

    Andy Katz

    1. Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones and Perry Jones III all returned for their sophomore seasons to be top-five picks and compete for a national title. None was invited to the NBA draft green room Thursday night. But none of them should regret a thing...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. Big 12 not fretting departures -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Big 12 essentially traded Missouri for West Virginia and Texas A&M for TCU for the 2012-13 season, and no one associated with Big 12 basketball seems to be fretting one bit. Missouri should be able to find its way toward the top five in the SEC,...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  9. The refreshing honestly of Baylor's Perry Jones III -- college ba...

    Andy Katz

    Perry Jones III would've been a top-five pick in next month's NBA draft. Instead, the Baylor freshman out of Duncanville, Texas, did something refreshing: He was honest with himself. "I'm not ready to be on my own," said the 6-foot-11 Jones, who ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Arkansas Razorbacks hope recruiting momen...

    Andy Katz

    Arkansas' current top-five recruiting ranking for the Class of 2011 doesn't mean anything for this season. No number of wins will be attributable to how well the Razorbacks recruited in this particular cycle. And it won't wipe away the mediocrit...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  11. Rautins key to Syracuse's success

    Andy Katz

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Wesley Johnson is Syracuse's star. The player that will be the headline persona going forward, the one that will be in the top-five picked in the NBA draft whenever he comes out. But if you're looking for the reason Syracuse is...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Impact of Wesley Johnson's transfer felt ...

    Andy Katz

    No transfer enters the season with as much expectation as Wesley Johnson. The former Iowa State wing is supposed to take Syracuse on his back and carry the Orange to a top-five finish in the Big East and back to the NCAA tournament. "I know t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2009
  13. Andy Katz: Brandon Jennings talks Europe, backs off Ricky Rubio j...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Brandon Jennings said if he goes in the top five in Thursday's NBA draft, he will earn the trailblazing tag that was stuck on him when he opted to play in Europe instead of going to college as a freshman. "I'm sure more kids will go,...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2009
  14. Andy Katz: John Wall sweepstakes continues

    Andy Katz

    Duke, Miami, Kentucky and Florida all believe they have a legitimate chance to land John Wall, the nation's top point guard recruit and arguably one of the top five amateur players in the country. Had Wall, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Word of God Chris...

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: Oklahoma Sooners coach Jeff Capel a hot commodit...

    Andy Katz

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A few musings from Day 1 in Kansas City: • Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione is one of the top five athletic directors in the country. He knows he has to get ready for the onslaught of suitors for Jeff Capel, notab...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  16. Love lives up to the hype as UCLA drops Wazzu

    Andy Katz

    In a top-five matchup between Pac-10 powers, all UCLA needed was Kevin Love as the big freshman powered the Bruins to the win and an early lead in league play, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2008