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Daily Dribble: Top 25 Players in the Pac-10

October 25th, 2007
Arizona

Continuing with the sometimes controversial and sometimes not Top 25 rankings of the major conferences. The Pac-10 is not only full of quality college players, but it seems like half the league is a possible NBA draft pick.

1. Darren Collison, PG, UCLA - The best player on the country's best team
2. Chase Budinger, SF, Arizona - Could approach 20 ppg in sophomore season
3. Brook Lopez, PF, Stanford - Academic issues mar what should have been breakout year
4. OJ Mayo, PG, USC - If Kobe leaves town, Mayo might become the best show in town

Daily Poll: Who Will Win the Pac-10?

October 10th, 2007
Arizona

2008 Pac-10 Stats Preview

October 3rd, 2007
Arizona

Today's mini-statistical preview features everybody's new favorite conference, the Pac-10. Each team writeup includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Arizona

G Jerryd Bayless - 12, 3, 5
G Jawann McClellan - 15, 3, 3
F Chase Budinger - 20, 7, 3
F Jordan Hill - 8, 5, 0
C Kirk Walters - 8, 5, 1
6 Daniel Dillon - 3, 1, 2

My "bug", and other college football items

August 30th, 2007
LSU

There's been some talk on this site about "the bug"...the feeling that college basketball is just around the corner. Well, even though I love college hoops (if I didn't then why am I here?), I'd like to get this fact off of my chest:

College football, you are my crutch.

Impact Freshman Review: Part One

August 22nd, 2007
Memphis

With 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. O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Love are just a few of the kids who will enter campus this fall, trying to prove they can live up to the hype.

Make Up Time: NCAA Teams Deal With NBA Draft Losses

July 4th, 2007
Florida

With the NBA Draft finally over, and underclassmen stars like Greg Oden and Kevin Durant now working on customizing their brand-new Bentleys, it’s time to look at how their former teams will fare next year in their absence. Here’s an outlook of several teams with some big holes to fill.

Florida
Underclassmen lost: Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford, Joakim Noah

NBA Draft: Answer Man #2

June 24th, 2007
Boston Celtics: NBA Draft

Adam Stanco answers your questions.. and the one’s you should be asking. If you have a question, send it to BasketballWriter@cs.com

Where would O.J. Mayo be drafted in this year’s draft?

(Submitted by: Todd Kapostasy of Perry, OH)

Mayo would have been battling with Mike Conley for the right to be the first point guard chosen.

In this theoretical scenario, what would really hurt Mayo is recent history.

Which Pac-10 Guard is the Best NBA Draft Prospect?

June 16th, 2007
Arizona

Siegel's Take: NBA Draft Shooting Guard Analysis

May 22nd, 2007
Kansas

This is a follow up to yesterday's analysis of the point guard prospects. Tomorrow will be the small forwards. Shooting guard has some uncertainty as guys like Cook or Afflalo could (and I'd say should) return to school.