Articles

Gillispie: Recruiting His Way to Lexington Love

May 21st, 2007
Kentucky

Well that didn’t take long, did it?

2006-07 JUCO Class: Less Than Productive

April 15th, 2007
Arkansas

It’s that time of year again in college basketball – spring – when fans try to predict which underclassmen will declare for the NBA draft as well as determine which players will be selected in the first and second rounds. However, it’s also the time when coaches try to fill in gaps on their rosters for next year from the only viable source still available – junior colleges.

College Wedding: Top Recruits Bring Hope of Rings

April 5th, 2007
Duke

Ten-year old girls dream of the bouquet arrangements they will have at their weddings. They fantasize about the place-settings and the way their bridal party will playfully pose for pictures.

But when that wedding day finally arrives, the bride is almost always a wreck. She reeks of whiskey sours and, as the service makes way for the reception, her over-the-top make-up fades into a stream of mascara tears.

The future is never quite as nice as we dream it to be.

And, just like those naïve little girls, college basketball fans can’t wait to meet their true love.

Big East Impact Freshmen: Part Two

October 10th, 2006
Big EastThe Big East welcomes one of its deepest and most talented freshmen classes in recent history. Who will start? Who will sit? Who will star? Eric Silver breaks it all done in his Impact Freshmen Report. Part Two includes All-Rookie predictions and players almost guaranteed to start.

Big East Impact Freshmen: Part One

October 9th, 2006
Big EastThe Big East welcomes one of its deepest and most talented freshmen classes in recent history. Who will start? Who will sit? Who will star? Eric Silver breaks it all done in his Impact Freshmen Report.

NBA Eligibility Rule Helps College & Pro Basketball

September 21st, 2006
NBA DraftDwight Howard, fresh off representing his country in the FIBA World Championships, and following a season in which he led the NBA in total rebounds, is still almost three months shy of his 21st birthday. LeBron James, who seemingly has been the NBA’s marquee star for years, will turn 22 in December.  Even 8-time All Star Kobe Bryant, a veteran by comparison, is two years shy of 30. Judging by that, it certainly appears that the NBA is getting younger. But thanks to a new NBA rule, the days of teenage NBA success may be a thing of the past.

 

Bill Walker: What Does the Future Hold

August 10th, 2006
Imagine yourself as a high school basketball player who is recognized as not only one of the best in your city or even state, but among the best in country. Imagine coming out of the locker room, and instead of seeing the smattering of friends and family that most high school gyms host, you see a few thousand people cramming into rickety wooden bleachers and lining the walls, all looking at you.  Imagine winning two state championships before you even have a date for junior prom. Imagine looking forward to a senior year with your best friend, and the endless possibilities it could bring. Now imagine it all being taken away, leaving that clear future a little murky.  Such is the life of Bill Walker, the super-athletic forward who was ruled ineligible for his senior year at Cincinnati's North College Hill High School.

Big East Recruiting Review

June 22nd, 2006
Team by team breakdown of the incoming Big East talent. Connecticut, Louisville, Villanova, and West Virginia have the top four classes.

SEC East Recruiting Review

June 6th, 2006
An in-depth look at incoming SEC talent by Ken Cross.