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2007-08 Early All-American Team Projection

April 12th, 2007

This early projection of the 2007-08 All-American teams will be updated as official NBA Draft decisions are made.

First Team All-American
G. Sean Singletary
G. Chris Lofton
F. Brandon Rush
F. Julian Wright
F. Tyler Hansbrough

Second Team All-American
G. Darren Collison
G. Chris Douglas-Roberts
G. Drew Neitzel
F. Chase Budinger
C. Brook Lopez

Third Team All-American
G. DJ Augustin
G. Dominic James
F. Terrence Williams
F. Michael Beasley
F. Richard Hendrix

Fouth Team All-American
G. Mike Conley
G. Javaris Crittenton
G. Derrick Rose
F. Ryan Anderson
C. Taj Gibson

Early Preseason Top 50

April 9th, 2007

1. UCLA - Back to back Final Four trips could yield championship if Afflalo returns.
2. Kansas - Even if one of Rush or Wright go pro, this is a top 5 team.. but there's a good chance they wont win it all.
3. North Carolina - This assumes Wright is gone but Hansbrough returns. This team is still loaded regardless.
4. Memphis - Even without Derrick Rose, Calipari's squad is primed for a Final Four run.
5. Louisville - With continued improvement from Derrick Caracter, there's no limit to the Cards success.

Wooden Award All-Americans / Finalists

March 28th, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The John R. Wooden Award Committee today announced the 10 student-athletes named to the 2006-2007 Wooden Award All-American Team as well as the top five finalists who will be invited to the 31st Annual Wooden Award presentation in Los Angeles. The Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced on Saturday, April 7, live during a national telecast on CBS Sports from The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) at 2 p.m. EDT.

NBA Draft Profile: Brandon Rush

March 25th, 2007
Kansas

NBA Draft: Brandon Rush

NBA Draft Profile: Julian Wright

March 25th, 2007
Kansas

NBA Draft: Julian Wright

Daily Dribble: Thursday Sweet Sixteen Review

March 23rd, 2007
Kansas

- Lets be honest, you've been disappointed with Greg Oden's play. He's been less future hall of famer.. and more Dikembe Mutombo on an off night..

Illinois State Hires Kansas Assistant Jankovich

March 20th, 2007

NORMAL, Ill. – With a coaching lineage that reads like a Who’s Who in college basketball and over two decades of success on the hardwood, Tim Jankovich (JAYNK-ah-vich) was a logical choice for Illinois State’s Director of Athletics Dr. Sheahon Zenger, and as a result, the former Kansas assistant coach was formally named the 18th head coach in Redbird men’s basketball history at a press conference Tuesday morning from Doug Collins Court in Redbird Arena. “We are excited to be hiring a coach with the experience and expertise of Tim Jankovich,” Zenger said.

2007 Collegehoops.net All-Excitement Team

March 20th, 2007
Kansas

Whether because of sheer physical talent, basketball savvy, impressive hustle, or a sterling personality, the Collegehoops.net All-Excitement Team is for players who make it fun and exciting to be college basketball fans.

All-Excitement Team
G: Acie Law (Texas A&M)
F: Chase Budinger (Arizona)
F: Kevin Durant (Texas)
F: Julian Wright (Kansas)
C: Greg Oden (Ohio State)

Second Team All-Excitement
G: Dominic James (Marquette)
F: Deron Washington (Virginia Tech)
F: Al Thornton (Florida State)
F: Jaokim Noah (Florida)
C: Stephane Lasme (UMASS)

Daily Dribble: Stats Give Away Final Four?

February 23rd, 2007
Kansas

I love sports stats. Its as simple as that.. baseball has the best stats obviously, but college basketball has some underrated numbers. And I'm not talking about the RPI, I'm talking about Ken Pomeroy's offensive and defensive efficiency numbers. Its not my place to explain these numbers, but you can check out http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/stats_explained/ for what the stats mean. But basically a good offensive efficiency rating means a team is good at offense and a good defensive efficiency rating means your good at D. Ken combines these two efficiency ratings into the "Pythag Winning Percentage" which basically predicts how a team will do against an average schedule. For example, last year's national champion Florida, ended up #1 in the Pythag category. They were projected to have a 97.4 winning percentage against an average schedule. The worst, not suprisingly was 1-26 Savannah State with .8% Pythag winning percentage. This means (theoretically), Savannah State would only have won 1 of every 100 games against an average NCAA schedule last year.

Poll Positions: Top Teams Hitting Their Stride

February 22nd, 2007
Georgetown

Ohio State, Georgetown, Kansas and Florida are hitting their stride when it counts.