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College big men struggle to adapt to the demands of evolving NBA

The NBA is becoming a less welcoming place for players like Ethan Happ. The Wisconsin star was told he needs a jump shot to have a chance at the next level.

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NBA mock draft: Movement throughout the top four and lottery

We update our mock draft with the latest intel, including a shake-up in the top four and more lottery movement.


Impact transfer boosts Kentucky to No. 1

Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.

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Why Reid Travis is the one-and-done Kentucky needs

The Wildcats are used to annual influxes of talent under John Calipari, but opposing coaches think the Stanford graduate transfer is the one UK needs in 2018-19.

Biggest offseason questions for college hoops' Way-Too-Early Top 25

Can Michigan State contend with a team built around Nick Ward? How will Coach K utilize Zion Williamson? Each Top 25 team has a pressing question to answer this summer.

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Bracketology: Big Ten will double its bid haul after dismal 2018

After sending only four teams to the 2018 NCAA tournament, expect the Big Ten to bounce back in 2019.

Behind the Bracket: Big Ten bolstered by high-profile returnees

After a dismal NCAA tournament showing in 2017-18, the Big Ten can expect a better haul next season. Plus, Arizona returns to the field after an impressive recruiting rebuild.



Bilas doesn't know if Pitino will coach again

Jay Bilas isn't certain Rick Pitino's coaching career is over and part of him would like to see the ex-Louisville coach on a sideline again.


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How do Embiid and Ayton compare?

Mike Schmitz goes to the tape to compare the college games of DeAndre Ayton and Joel Embiid.




Bamba enjoyed training with Embiid

Former Texas standout Mohamed Bamba explains what it was like to train with Joel Embiid and responds to critics who say his game is raw.




Ayton: 'I knew that basketball would get me through'

NBA draft prospect DeAndre Ayton reflects on his beginnings in basketball and how dealing with the scrutiny at Arizona will make him a better pro.




Bridges learned value of patience at Villanova

Mikal Bridges explains how earning playing time at Villanova helped mold him and how he keeps his game efficient.




Carter Jr. never doubted he'd make the pros

Former Duke star Wendell Carter Jr. explains why Al Horford is a good comparison for him and how his parent's basketball experiences inspired him.


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Jackson Jr. a shooter like his father

Jaren Jackson Jr. reflects on how his dad's NBA career influenced him and how his own game has grown over the past few seasons.




Porter Jr. found positives in missing most of freshman season

Michael Porter Jr. explains how missing most of Missouri's season affected him and what it was like growing up with several basketball siblings.




Sexton willing to sacrifice to help a team

Collin Sexton breaks down what he learned from Avery Johnson at Alabama and the evolution of his game.


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