ESPN's college hoops Rumor Central has been following Xavier Henry closely for the last few weeks, and today RC is asking whether Henry is still a one-and-done (Insider). Henry started hot for the Jayhawks but has cooled off in conference play as Sherron Collins has taken on more and more of the scoring load. For what it's worth, Henry is looking like a fringe lottery pick right now -- he's No. 17 in Chad Ford's mock draft (Insider), No. 14 at Draft Express, and No. 15 at NBADraft.net. Henry is super-talented, but maybe he's better off returning to Kansas for a year, running the show, and improving his draft stock, rather than jumping in to an uncertain situation right away. (By the way, that sound you hear is Kansas fans hyperventilating with joy.)
Speaking of mock drafts, Seth Davis breaks down the mock bracket we media folks drafted last week in Indianapolis. (My recaps on the two day process are here and here.) He has a few qualms, but ultimately, I think Davis lends a seal of approval.
John Gasaway does his weekly checkup on your favorite conference's tempo-free statistics, only to find the Big East mired in a top-heavy morass of talented-but-imperfect teams. (Look out for Marquette. Seriously, look out.) Meanwhile, the SEC is loaded in the middle, and UTEP is looking dominant in the C-USA. (Oh, and John's guest-hosting for Kyle Whelliston at The Mid-Majority this week; be sure to stop by.)
The Salt Lake Tribune checks in on BYU's tournament chances, seeing the Cougars as a lock to make the NCAA tournament and pining in advance for a No. 3 seed once they get there. A No. 3 seed would be high for BYU if the season ended today, but if Jimmer Fredette and company keep rolling, it's not impossible.
Dan Hanner is back with another edition of The Pulse. Always a fun read.
In the hopes of righting his team's ugly play, Tom Crean is overdosing on caffeine. College basketball coaches: they're just like us!
Another week, another Gary Parrish Poll Attacks.
The Louisville Courier-Journal's Rick Bozich hints that Evan Turner is beginning to overtake John Wall in the running for player of the year. This is the just thing; Wall has been great, but he has slowed down in the past month while the Villian has been the country's best player every time he's stepped on the floor. Also, there's no such thing as the "Evan Turner Dance," which can only be considered a good thing. The new POY poll will be released tomorrow; let's see what happens.
Adam Zagoria checks in on Rutgers rookie Dane Miller, whose coach says he should be the Big East's rookie of the year.
Ballin Is A Habit writes an ode to the power of Kemba Walker. After last night's performance, such odes are no doubt deserved.
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