Redemption in Paradise: Maui Preview

November 18th, 2007

As usual, the 2007-08 college basketball season will kick off with a slate of early season, made for-TV tournaments, and once again one of the best among them will be the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

Five of this year’s eight team field have been to the Final Four in the last four years: Marquette (2003), Duke and Oklahoma State (2004), Illinois (2005) and LSU (2006). Two of them (Duke and Marquette) will begin their new campaign ranked in the Top 10 nationally.

Freshman 10: Season Debut

November 6th, 2007
DukeBasketball is back.


Poll: Who Will Win the ACC?

November 5th, 2007

2007-08 Duke Basketball Preview

November 2nd, 2007

Duke Blue Devils


Overall Rank: #11

Daily Dribble: Top 25 Players in the ACC

October 10th, 2007

This is the first of a new series ranking the Top 25 players from the Major Conferences. After the BCS conferences are through, I'll be moving on to the Top 10 from the 2nd tier leagues.

Up first is the ACC, which is loaded with talent. I've already finished the Big Ten ranking and the disparity between these two leagues is pretty amazing.

Feel free to disagree with my selections.. there's certainly many different ways this ranking could go.

- ACC Top 25 Players -

2007-08 ACC Stats Preview

September 16th, 2007

This is the first of what will be six mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment.

Boston College

G Tyrese Rice - 19, 3, 5
G Biko Paris - 6, 2, 4
F Rakim Sanders - 7, 4, 2
F Shamari Spears - 9, 5, 1
C John Oates - 8, 5, 1
6 Tyrelle Blair - 4, 6, 0

This lineup is by no means certain. If Paris doesn't perform, Rice could simply handle point guard duties. Blair also could get the minutes over Oates due to his defensive presence.


Impact Freshmen: Part Two

August 24th, 2007
DukeWith a loaded incoming freshmen class, and with the success of one-and-done stars in the 2006 class like Kevin Durant, Greg Oden and Brandan Wright, the pressure is on for some of the biggest names in recent high school basketball history.   This is the Second part of our series breaking down the situations that some of the country's top freshmen will be entering, and whether that could hurt or help their success.

Eric Gordon G Indiana

All-American Lineup Rundown

August 13th, 2007
DukeNo surprise that Coach K's 2007-08 squad will feature the most McDonald's All-Americans with a whopping 8, including three freshmen. ACC rival North Carolina is second with 5, but with no new additions.  After Duke with 3 All-American freshmen, Florida and a pair of Big East teams (Syracuse & Georgetown) are next with 2 new top dogs. Below is a lengthy compilation of the projected starting five's of all 35 teams that include a single McDonald's All-Americans, in order of how many award winners fill the roster.

2007 NBA Draft: Biggest Surprises

June 29th, 2007

Another NBA draft is in the books, and as usual there was a ton of activity with even more rumors flying around. The biggest surprise of the night is the trades that didn’t go down, as opposed to what actually did transpire. Here are the top shockers from the evening:

Kevin Garnett is still in Minnesota