Miami Basketball: Chris Lykes Ready For a Breakout Season

Embed from Getty Images What’s Lykes Game? Chris Lykes, Miami’s starting point guard, is a dynamic scoring option for head coach Jim Larranaga. At 16.2 PPG, the Junior averaged a single point shy of breaking into college basketball’s top-100. However, his height plays a role in which scoring opportunities he can take advantage of. At […]

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Becoming the Big Man On Campus: How Jalen Smith Improves His Draft Stock

Embed from Getty Images Last season the Maryland Terrapins boasted one of the nation’s premier frontcourt duos. Sophomore Bruno Fernando and Freshman Jalen Smith were college basketball’s version of the Twin Towers, originally formed by the Houston Rockets pair of Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson or San Antonio’s version with Tim Duncan and David Robinson. […]

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UConn’s 5 Best Moments in the Big East

Embed from Getty Images 5. Hiring of Jim Calhoun: Prior to the hiring of UConn’s coaching legend, the Huskies had only made 2-Sweet 16 and 1-Elite 8 appearances in their school history. Joining the Big East and its stronger competition did not immediately help Connecticut rise through the collegiate ranks though. In fact, the 7 […]

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Fallout of Kerry Blackshear to Florida

Embed from Getty Images The best transfer on the market committed to Florida over a host of schools this week. Kerry Blackshear Jr., the former Virginia Tech standout, is immediately eligibile as a graduate transfer. The impact of his decision now has huge national and conference ramifications for the 2019 season. 6’9 senior Kevarrius Hayes […]

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UConn in the Big East: Returning Back to National Relevance

Embed from Getty Images The Connecticut Huskies are meant to be in the Big East Conference. As a founding member in the league’s inaugural season (1979-80), an opportunity has presented itself for UConn to rejoin the elite and storied basketball power. A conference of the Big East presidents approved a motion to add the former […]

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Turning the Tide: Oats Has Alabama On the Come Up

In just over 2 months as Alabama’s new head coach, Nate Oats has performed numerous eye-opening moves to immediately elevate the level of this program. His first miracle was convincing the team’s leading scorers, Kira Lewis Jr. and John Petty, to remove their names from the transfer portal and return to the program. Next, depth […]

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The 10 Most Impactful Players Withdrawing from the 2019 NBA Draft

The clock tolled midnight Wednesday night marking the deadline for early entrants to pull their names from the NBA Draft. Many college fan bases breathed enormous sighs of relief, as key contributors returned to their respective programs for another run towards the madness. As every program is thankful to return major depth pieces, the following […]

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North Carolina Reloads on Talent for 2019

Embed from Getty Images After a very successful and simultaneously disappointing season in 2018-19, the Tar Heels entered the offseason set to lose much of its talent to the NBA Draft. A combined 47.6 points and 24.3 rebounds per game from the top 4 players (Seniors Cameron Johnson & Luke Maye along with Freshmen Coby […]

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2019 Combine Invites: NBA, G-League Elite Camp and Pro Basketball (Running List with Updates)

NBA Combine (May 14-19) — 61 invites (including rejections) listed: Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish (Duke) Coby White, Nassir Little (UNC) Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, Deandre Hunter (Virginia) Carsen Edwards (Purdue) Dedric Lawson, Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes (Kansas) Jordan Bone, Admiral Schofield, Grant Williams (Tennessee) Eric Paschall (Villanova) Talen Horton-Tucker (Iowa State) Quindary Weatherspoon […]

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