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Young Phenoms and the Hype that Surrounds Them

When kids are young and into sports, they often imitate their favorite athletes, aspiring to be just like their sports heroes. Kids these days are surrounded by a world of pressure if they are talented in the respective sport they play, often being put under a microscope and watched as if they were a professional athlete. The hype is real,... Read More
NCAAB 

Greater responsibilities for less heralded college players

Six months before the majority of teams begin their journey to the tourney, many (including myself) are already anticipating the upcoming college basketball season. The incoming class of recruits is being billed as one of the best group of prospects in a long time, and rightfully so. Couple those incoming freshman with some of the high-level players who have decided... Read More

Some thoughts on the McDonald’s All-American Game

This week an array of scouts, NBA executives and college basketball analysts converged on Chicago to get a look at what many have called the best recruiting class in quite some time. Information released from practices was mainly positive and reinforced the hype surrounding the highly-touted class headlined by Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and others. For... Read More

In the ‘Zona

With the recruitment of point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright out of Los Angeles, the Arizona Wildcats continue to craft a culture of character and direct their recruiting in a positive direction. When Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller made the tough decision to indefinitely suspend Josiah Turner leading up to the 2012 Pac-12 conference tournament, it was clear that no player would be above the standard... Read More

Observational Study: Cody Zeller

As college basketball’s Journey to the Tourney inches closer to its annual grand finale, the NBA’s scouting personnel are gathering, analyzing, and interpreting all kinds of data in regards to the prospects that they will be making an investment(s) in at the 2013 NBA Draft. The season of mock drafts, detailed scouting reports, and interviews is almost here, and on that note, I am... Read More

1Michigan Wolverines vs. 3Indiana Hoosiers Preview

Tonight features a game between the top two teams in the Big Ten, the #1 ranked Michigan Wolverines and the #3 Indiana Hoosiers. This game is for #1 ranking in the nation, and just as important for conference play bragging rights. Both teams have a conference record of (7-1) going into tonights meeting at historic Assembly Hall. While most of... Read More
NBA NCAAB 

Phil Pressey and the limits of NBA prospects

Every college basketball season showcases elite prospects who are widely considered to be drafted in the lottery and expected to excel upon entry into the league. These players generally exhibit some physical traits that are unmatched (e.g. Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, John Wall, and Anthony Davis) or have potential to develop into a solid professional player even if their college... Read More

It’s Your Turn, Mr. Harrow

The list of NBA players who have played for John Calipari is rather remarkable (Seen Below).  One can knock Coach Cal for his role in past controversy, but his ability recruit elite talent year after year and manage the personalities of young men while maximizing their potential is unquestionable. What has set Calipari apart from many current college coaches is... Read More
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