Freshmen might be the talk of college basketball this season, but if you are paying attention you are starting to notice that experience counts. The new No. 1 team in the country, Florida, starts a quartet of seniors in Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young and Will Yeguete.
about 1245 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
This week's class rankings see three new entrants: Marquette, San Diego State and USC. But those aren't the only teams to watch. Here are four things you need to know about the class rankings, from LSU's big splash to Kansas' momentum and much more.
about 1378 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Who's that guy headed to Xavier? Buffalo? They landed a top-100 player? Plus who's spending the weekend in College Station? All this and more as we empty the notebook. Hanging with Johnny Football The biggest football extravaganza this weekend takes us to College Station, Texas, where Johnny Football faces the best professional college team in the country, Alabama.
Today it's hard to find player who wants to be a true center or accept that his is a center, as the game has made hybrid positions from the forward and guard positions. A center remains someone who is known as the tallest or strongest player on the floor, who likes physical contact and stays close to the basket.
about 1414 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Editor's note: Every week in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the watercooler conversations around the office.
The first July evaluation period has come and gone, but not before a number of elite prospects made their mark on the court at events like the Nike Peach Jam, adidas Invitational and the LeBron James Skills Academy.
about 1468 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
There is a saying among coaches that goes like this, "October to April is when we become a team, the rest is when you become a player." July is the time of year when elite players step it up a notch and separate themselves from their peers.
about 1485 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
UNION, N.J. -- Kean University was host to Nike's Big Man Skills Academy and Point Guard Skills Academy from Monday through Wednesday of this week. A total of 39 elite high school players (16 big men and 23 guards) were in action along with counterparts from the college game, who served as the counselors for the event.
about 1488 days ago | Adam Finkelstein & John Stovall | NCB On The Trail
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Class of 2014 center Elbert Robinson (Garland, Texas/Lakeview Centennial) was literally the big man on campus during the morning session at the NBPA Top 100 Camp held at the University of Virginia.
about 1502 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail