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23hJeff Borzello

Can anyone beat Syracuse for top-five PG Quade Green?

Green, a five-star point guard from Philadelphia, looks likely to head to Syracuse, but Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova and Duke are still lurking.

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5dJeff Goodman

Who will be this season's best mid-majors?

You know it's coming: A team outside the power group will rise and make some serious noise. It's never too early to look at the possibilities.

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22hMyron Medcalf

Who are the top reserves in college basketball?

Oregon's Dylan Ennis, who will return from a foot injury, is among the key reserves who will make an impact for the nation's top teams.

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18hDick Vitale

This year's ACC could be deepest yet

Duke is at the top. North Carolina, Virginia, Louisville and Syracuse will be close behind. The ACC is always king in college basketball, but this year's league could be deeper than ever.

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9dDana O'Neil

Which non-freshmen could steal the hoops show?

Freshmen offer promise for the future but rarely bring home college hoops' top honors. So which non-freshmen are likely to be among the country's best?

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12dJeff Goodman

Who's the favorite to win the Wooden Award?

The race for the Wooden Award appears wide open this season, with Duke's Grayson Allen and Villanova's Josh Hart among the contenders.

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20dJohn Gasaway

Good luck scoring on these strong defenses

Which teams will have the stingiest defenses this season? Some programs, like Kansas, will always excel on defense while others have the personnel to dramatically improve on last season's output.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech will host two ESPN 100 prospects for visits, beginning tomorrow: Trae Young (No. 15) and Victor Bailey Jr. (No. 90).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star center Evan Battey just committed to Colorado.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith just announced his commitment to Indiana.

The Undefeated @TheUndefeated

Cole, who averaged 10 ppg led the Bobby Hurley-coached Friars to a 32-0 record & the number 4 ranking in the country.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star center Brandon Huffman just committed to North Carolina, his AAU program announced.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Second time at Kentucky in recent weeks. Talked to coaches and players. I've watched the guys play. The 2014-15 UK squad was unique. Not sure we'll see that level of talent in the near future. But the 2016-17 team shares that same confidence and fearlessness. And it's a powerful assembly.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bam Adebayo, the 6-10, 255-pound freshman star at Kentucky, told ESPN.com today that he likes a lot of music. But his favorite artist might surprise you. "Katy Perry." Favorite song? "Last Friday Night." Says her music makes him feel good.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

What should fans expect to see once Kentucky five-star big man Bam Adebayo steps onto the court for the first time?

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Other key visitors this weekend: Lindell Wigginton and Isaiah Stokes (Iowa State), Rayshaun Hammonds (Memphis), Kimani Lawrence (Arizona State), Ira Lee (California), Xavier Tillman (Marquette), Nojel Eastern (Michigan State), Deng Gak (Miami), Wabissa Bede (Virginia Tech), Darryl Morsell (Villanova), Evan Battey (Purdue).