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Jon Teitel's McDonald's All-American Lineup Projections

June 5th, 2012
UCLA leads the way with five former All-AmericansProjected lineups for all 31 teams with McDonald's High School All-Americans on their rosters,
Plus 2 teams whose All-American will no longer be with his prior team
(All-American year in parentheses)
Incoming 2012 All-Americans in Bold
Underclassmen who have declared for draft in italics
TRANSFERS IN UPPERCASE

UCLA (7)
G: Larry Drew II (2008)
G: Tyler Lamb
F: Shabazz Muhammad (2012)
F: Travis Wear (2009)
F: David Wear (2009)

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Alabama's Wimp Sanderson

June 2nd, 2012
Wimp Sanderson won 265 games at Alabama

In the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Wimp Sanderson, who was the head coach at Alabama from 1980 to 1992. While known for his plaid blazers, Sanderson also led the Crimson Tide to 265 wins and ten NCAA tournament appearances. 

Jon Teitel: You were famous for wearing plaid sport jackets on the sidelines. Why plaid?

College Basketball Coaching Changes: 2012

May 16th, 2012
Canisius

As usual, the 2012 college basketball off-season features a never-ending parade of coaching changes. Some moves make sense, others are questionable, while others are simply head-scratchers. Thanks to collegesportsinfo.com, where a lot of this info was gleaned from. Also, apologies if all the colors give you a headache!

Kentucky Wins Eighth National Title

April 3rd, 2012
Kentucky wins their first title since 1998

The looks on their faces seemed to be more of relief than elation. Pegged as one of two overwhelming favorites in October (North Carolina being the other), and the prohibitive favorite entering the NCAA tournament, a season without a national title would have been a disappointment for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Mission accomplished. 

What Can We Learn from the November Meeting?

April 2nd, 2012
Tyshawn Taylor and the Jayhawks made a statement

The question of what can be learned from a prior regular season meeting can be a tricky one, especially when there's been so much time in between meetings. No. 1 seed Kentucky (37-2) and No. 2 seed Kansas (32-6) will meet on Monday night for the national title, a rematch of their November 15th meeting at the Champions Classic in New York.

Kentucky vs Kansas: Prediction

April 1st, 2012
2012 Final Four

(1) Kentucky vs. (2) Kansas: National Championship

 

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NCAA Tournament Interviews: Kentucky's John Calipari

March 29th, 2012
John Calipari hopes to win Kentucky's 8th title

Just before the NCAA tournament began CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Kentucky head coach John Calipari, whose Wildcats take on Louisville on Saturday in a national semifinal. Calipari has won more than 500 games at three stops: Massachusetts, Memphis and Kentucky. 

Jon Teitel: In 2009 you were hired at Kentucky, where you became the second coach to ever lead three different schools to a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. How have you been able to have so much success despite coaching at several different schools?

Kentucky vs Louisville: Prediction

March 28th, 2012
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was one of the standouts for UK

(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Louisville

 

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