The Indiana Hoosiers are officially the preseason college basketball No. 1 team, as released, and thus will have plenty of opportunities to be on national television. For Victor Oladipo, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. What he’ll have to prove in these nationally televised games, let[...]
Russian Dmitry Kulagin is the lowest rated international player on my 65-man big board to start off the college basketball and international basketball season, and for good reason — he has a lot of issues, beginning with his physical characteristics as a point guard. Kulagin is in that 6-foot-5/6 range[...]
A friend commented recently that Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the most underrated player in this year’s NBA Draft class. I say, you can’t overrate somebody if you don’t rate him too highly in the first place — and so you see McDermott as my 65th-rated player in the class. McDermott[...]
1. New Orleans – Anthony Davis, Kentucky Not going to say anymore than I already have about how great Davis is (read this or that). No question he’s the first pick. 2. Charlotte – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Michael Jordan punched a hole in his wall after Charlotte was summoned to[...]
Murray State is undefeated, one of the top 10 teams in all the land, and just really good.
During the first half of the rivalry basketball game between Illinois and Missouri, ESPN posted up a graphic, a map, illustrating how St. Louis is the middle point for the two schools. This is the reason they play in St. Louis. It is true that St. Louis is a middle[...]
Who knew J.R. Smith on a bum knee was this good. I guess probably not the Denver Nuggets, but boy the Chinese caught on. On Dec. 2 Smith dropped 52 points on some team by the name of Bayi. But he didn’t just drop 52 points. He grabbed 22 rebounds,[...]
I’m a journalist, working at a daily college newspaper in Illinois. When I saw this video recently, I could imagine what it was like to have been called out by a head coach of a collegiate sports team right before you’re trying to do an interview or press conference. However,[...]