Archive for July, 2015

Virginia Basketball Recruiting: Biggest Competition for Top 2016 Targets

Posted by Bryan Manning on July 31 2015 Add Comments
Virginia's success in recent seasons could be paying off in a big way on the recruiting trail, specifically for the 2016 class. Currently, the Cavaliers have commitments from a pair of 4-star guards—Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome—and 4-star forward Jay Huff, but things could be getting even better for the Hoos. As expected, Austin Nichols—who played the last two seasons for Memphis—visited Charlottesville last weekend and made it official: He is transferring to UVA and will ...

Predicting College Basketball’s Best Coaches in 2025

Posted by Kerry Miller on July 30 2015 Add Comments
A decade from now, most of the great college basketball coaches of the past quarter-century will be retired. Bo Ryan has already announced this will be his final season. Jim Boeheim will turn 71 at the start of this coming season and is allegedly retiring in three years. And don't be fooled by Mike Krzyzewski's never-changing hair color; the 68-year-old head coach will almost certainly call it a career within the next 10 years. But fear ...

You Judge: Derrick Jones ‘I Am the Greatest Dunker in High School Basketball’

Posted by BR Studios on July 30 2015 Add Comments
Class of 2015 small forward Derrick Jones is one of the most remarkable athletes you'll ever see. Jones will continue his career at UNLV this fall, and it is something you won't want to miss. Bleacher Report had the chance to go exclusively inside the gym with Jones, where he put on a never-before-seen dunk show. This is something you're going to want to see...Read more College Basketball news on

Kentucky Basketball: Each Projected Starter’s Most Concerning Flaw

Posted by Joe Tansey on July 30 2015 Add Comments
The Kentucky Wildcats will enter the 2015-16 season with plenty of expectations, especially after the success of last season's talented squad laden with underclassmen.  John Calipari's latest squad is chock full of talent and should be the favorite to win the SEC, and if everything goes well, the Wildcats will be in position to challenge for a national championship in March. However, if the Wildcats are to replicate last season's trip to the Final Four, the five ...

Duke Basketball: Biggest Lessons From Blue Devils’ 2015 Offseason So Far

Posted by Brian Pedersen on July 29 2015 Add Comments
It's been a pretty good offseason for Duke's basketball program, which not only has basked in the glow of a national championship but also saw three stars from that team go in the first round of the NBA draft. There isn't likely to be any backslide from those losses, either, as the Blue Devils bring in the No. 2 recruiting class, and work is already underway to put together a top-tier class for 2016. Duke is riding ...

Larry Brown Faces ‘Lack of Coach Control’ NCAA Charge: Latest Details, Comments

Posted by Tyler Conway on July 29 2015 Add Comments
The SMU basketball and golf programs reportedly went before the NCAA infractions committee last month for allegations of academic improprieties. According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, SMU basketball coach Larry Brown faces a "lack of coach control" charge for NCAA rules potentially broken under his watch. Part of the investigation is said to center on guard Keith Frazier, who allegedly received improper help on academics from assistant coach Ulric Maligi and an unnamed ...

Players Who Can Carry Middling CBB Teams to the 2016 NCAA Tournament

Posted by Jason Franchuk on July 29 2015 Add Comments
This is all about the programs that need to step it up this year. There are 68 bids to the NCAA tournament. So one of out every five Division I schools makes it to the March showcase every season. Yet it always seems like there are some solid names out there that are in a massive drought. For now, we'll call "middling"—the headline sparked your interest, right?—any program that hasn't been to the Dance since 2012. That ...

Kentucky Basketball: Burning Questions About Wildcats’ 2016 Recruiting Plans

Posted by Bobby Reagan on July 29 2015 Add Comments
With the college basketball season still months away, the majority of the talk right now is on the 2016 class recruiting trail. This is especially true at Kentucky, where basketball is year-round and fans always want to know who is coming to Lexington to play for the Wildcats. Some of the dominoes are starting to fall, with five of the top 15 players in the 2016 class committing, including Jayson Tatum, the No. 5 player in ...

Predicting the 2015-16 Pac-12 College Basketball Standings

Posted by Kerry Miller on July 28 2015 Add Comments
Arizona's men's basketball team has won three of the past five regular-season Pac-12 championships, and the Wildcats are in the driver's seat to make it four out of six in 2015-16, despite losing all four of their leading scorers from last season. The competition will be fierce, though. California should be one of the best teams in the country. Oregon won't be far behind the Wildcats and Golden Bears. And watch out for Oregon State as a ...

UNC Basketball: Biggest Lessons from Tar Heels’ 2015 Offseason So Far

Posted by Rob Goldberg on July 28 2015 Add Comments
College basketball season is still more than three months away, but this has already been quite an eventful offseason for North Carolina. Since losing to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, Tar Heels fans have only been focused on the future. They want to know who will be on the court next year and beyond, as well as whether or not they have the ability to bring home a sixth national championship. Although a lot can still change in ...