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2008 Reebok All-American Camp Review: Part Two

July 11th, 2008

I took the drive down to Philly to catch this week's Reebok All-American Camp. While the overall talent in the 2009 class isn't as good as some recent seasons, there were still a lot of quality kids on hand. Top 25 prospects from the '09 class who were there included Renardo Sidney, Kenny Boynton, and Abdul Gaddy. There's also some top-level younger guys like Brandon Knight ('10) and Mike Shaw ('11).

 

2008 Reebok All-American Camp Reviews: Part One

July 10th, 2008

I took the drive down to Philly to catch this week's Reebok All-American Camp. While the overall talent in the 2009 class isn't as good as some recent seasons, there were still a lot of talented kids on hand. Many Top 25 prospects from the '09 class where there including Renardo Sidney, Kenny Boynton, and Abdul Gaddy. There's also some top-level younger guys like Brandon Knight ('10) and Mike Shaw ('11).

 

Official: Brandon Jennings Going to Europe

July 9th, 2008
Arizona

Arizona's Pac-10 title hopes (and no doubt Lute Olson's feelings) were crushed tonight as Brandon Jennings officially announced his decision to pursue professional basketball in Europe. The SAT troubled Jennings was already garnering praise as a potential All-Freshman &

Rise and Fall: Big East Program Review

July 8th, 2008
Big East

 

Like civilizations, all great basketball programs eventually fall.. replaced by an upstart newcomer. In this week's Rise & Fall series, we'll take a look at which BCS programs are rising, falling, or merely treading water. Up today, the:

 

BIG EAST

 

Mocking the Draft: Funny Nicknames for the Prospects

June 26th, 2008
NBA Draft

Nicknames.. everybody has one, everybody needs one. With the 2008 Draft just hours away, it seemed fitting to bestow some new nicknames on this year's top prospects. Some are kind of funny while some are admittedly lame, but either way, its a good change of pace from the same old prognostication.

2008 NBA Draft Nicknames

 

 

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Preseason Top 50: NBA Draft Week Edition

June 23rd, 2008
ACC

 

We'll be rolling out our annual 144 Teams in 144 Days preview in just a couple weeks.. so it seemed like a good time to throw out my offseason Top 50 picks. With Draft entries settled, we have a clearer look at what is already shaping up to be another wild and exciting season of college basketball!

2009 NCAA Tournament Projection: Post-Decision Update

June 20th, 2008

 

One day after the National Title Game, I took an early stab at projecting the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Now that pro prospects have officially decided their NBA Draft fate, and with our 2008-09 Preview starting in a couple weeks, its a good time to once again take a look at next year's Dance.

 

2008-09 All-American Projection: Post-Decision Update

June 19th, 2008

A few days after the 2008 NCAA Championship game, I made an early projection of the 08-09 All-Americans to go along with Top 50 and All-Freshman projections. Now that players have officially entered or withdrawn from the Draft, we have a much better sense of how next year's landscape will look:
First Team
G - Brandon Jennings - Arizona
G - Stephen Curry - Davidson
F - Kyle Singler - Duke**
F - Luke Harangody - Notre Dame
F - Tyler Hansbrough - North Carolina

NBA Draft: 2007 Picks vs 2008 Hopefuls

June 11th, 2008
NBA Draft

It's been almost a year since the Portland Trailblazers selected Greg Oden with the #1 overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. Here's a comparison of last year's Top 16 prospects versus this year's class.

 

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