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Rise and Fall: Big East Program Review

July 8th, 2008
Big East


Like civilizations, all great basketball programs eventually fall.. replaced by an upstart newcomer. In this week's Rise & Fall series, we'll take a look at which BCS programs are rising, falling, or merely treading water. Up today, the:




Early 2008-09 All-Freshman Projections

April 25th, 2008

Following my  2009 Field of 65 & Projected All-Americans, here is an early look at the 2008-09 All-Freshman Team.

First Team
G - Jrue Holiday - UCLA
G - Brandon Jennings - Arizona
G - Tyreke Evans - Memphis
F - Greg Monroe - Georgetown
F - Samardo Samuels - Louisville

Second Team
G - Demar DeRozan - USC

2008 Parade High School All-Americans

April 2nd, 2008


FIRST TEAM (Name, School, City, Height)

Brandon Jennings - Arizona - Mouth of Wilson, Va. - 6'2"
Samardo Samuels - Louisville - Newark, N.J. - 6'9"
Tyreke Evans - ? - Aston, Pa. - 6'6"
Jrue Holiday - UCLA - North Hollywood, Calif. - 6'4"
Tyler Zeller - UNC - Washington, Ind. - 7'0"
Al-Farouq Aminu - Wake Forest - Norcross, Ga. - 6'9"
B.J. Mullens - Ohio State - Canal Winchester, Ohio - 7'1"
Demar DeRozan - USC - Compton, Calif. - 6'6"
William Buford - Ohio State - Toledo, Ohio - 6'5"
Greg Monroe - Georgetown - Harvey, La. - 6'10"

CBS Coverage Maps: Sweet Sixteen Thursday

March 26th, 2008

One of the fun but also sometimes frustrating aspects of the NCAA Tournament is that CBS televises multiple games at once. This can lead to some exciting in-game looks at close exciting games, but it also means you might be missing the game you really want to see. CBS released their coverage maps of Thursday's Sweet Sixteen action, and I've linked to the maps for each time-slot below.


Poll: Who Will the East Region?

March 19th, 2008

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Louisville

March 11th, 2008

Louisville Cardinals

Big East (24-8, 14-4)


Seed: #3

East Region


RPI: 13

Saturday's Games of the Day & Predictions

March 7th, 2008
GeorgetownA companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.


Games of the Day: Georgetown at Louisville

February 9th, 2008

Games of the Night


A companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.


Top Primetime Shootout Performers: Samuels, Burton, Robinson

February 8th, 2008

The Top Performers at Primetime Shootout in Philadelphia

Samardo Samuels (St. Benedict’s, NJ) #7 Class of 2008 (Louisville)
27 points and 17 rebounds

Samardo has completely dominated this season so far earning MVP awards at each tournament his team has attended. He is a very strong post player with the ability to step out and hit the mid-range jumper but does most of his damage down low. He is going to be an impact player next year in college he combines size with agility and does a great job on the boards.