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  1. Regardless of LeBron’s decision, John Calipari was returning to Kentucky

    Aug 17, 2014, 7:42 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Calipari wasn’t all that close to leaving Lexington this spring.

  2. Best tweets during the 2014 national championship game

    Apr 7, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Willie Cauley-Stein’s shirt and King James dropping player comparisons.

  3. Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins talks LeBron James, Kevin Durant in GQ article

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins, Niko Roberts

    Given the current state of basketball, with a player’s high school graduating class having to be one year removed from graduation in order to be eligible to enter the NBA Draft, the nation’s best freshmen tend to arrive on campus amid much fanfare. With the general feeling being that if not for the rule none…

  4. LeBron James makes his NCAA tournament picks

    Mar 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    LeBron James

    Perhaps LeBron James has better things to do than pick an NCAA tournament bracket, namely dropping a triple-double and  leading his Miami team from 27 points down in the third quarter Wednesday against Cleveland to extend the Heat’s winning streak to 24 games. But few can resist getting in on the madness at least a little…

  5. Rashawn King, leukemia survivor, is cleared to play

    Nov 22, 2012, 8:56 PM EST

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    Rashawn King is one of the nation’s best stories. As a 17 year old high schooler, King felt himself getting sick at a football camp. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors essentially told him that his white blood cell count was so high — that his previously undiagnosed leukemia was so bad —…

  6. Jabari Parker meets with Michigan State’s soccer team during visit

    Oct 21, 2012, 3:57 PM EST

    Jabari Parker

    Simeon (Ill.) forward Jabari Parker is on a visit to Michigan State this weekend and, according to reports, he met with the Spartan soccer team Sunday before their match with Wisconsin. “Coach Izzo and #1 recruit Jabari Parker wishing us luck before our game,” Michigan State junior goalie Bryce Dobbins tweeted Sunday morning. We typically…

  7. Myck Kabongo practicing with Texas as Longhorns wait for word from NCAA

    Oct 21, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Myck Kabongo

    Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo will practice with the Longhorns as the NCAA continues to investigate his case, involving a look into the nature of his relationship with a professional agent. According to Texas head coach Rick Barnes, as reported by the Associated Press, Kabongo has not been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and the school’s…

  8. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Since John Thompson III took over the Georgetown program back in 2004, his most successful teams have had two things in common: a steady, veteran presence in the back court to lead the team and versatile, playmaking big men who can dissect a defense by throwing that backdoor bounce-pass that has become a staple of…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of The Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  10. NCAA investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for possible impermissible benefits

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati

    As reported by Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA is investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for the possible receipt of impermissible benefits. Kabongo, who hails from Toronto, has been interviewed multiple times by the NCAA in regards to his summer workouts in Akron, Ohio with former Texas teammate and close friend Tristan Thompson. One of the…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Tuesday was a busy day in the world of college hoops. So lets get right to it. It’s time to hit the links. – Gregg Doyel shreds North Carolina, says that some of their banners need to come down. #HeavyArtillery. I do like this response from Carolina March though. Is the academic scandal causing recruits to…

  12. Coach K wins gold medal in final game with Team USA

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

    Coach K USA

    After a driving layup by Chris Paul that all but sealed a victory with 51 seconds remaining in Team USA’s gold medal game against Spain Sunday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave a display of emotion that we don’t typically see from the stoic and legendary college coach. He jumped up in celebration as Team USA…

  13. After getting minutes vs. Nigeria, Anthony Davis sits in Team USA’s close win over Lithuania

    Aug 4, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

    Anthony Davis Team USA

    Granted, we came into this Olympics with the understanding that Anthony Davis was the last man on the bench of a loaded Team USA roster, but the former Kentucky star and No. 1 overall pick to the New Orleans Hornets saw some good minutes in the Americans’ 156-73 rout of Nigeria this week. He was,…

  14. ‘Vegas has become a mecca for American basketball’

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:28 PM EST

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    It always feels awkward to call a city that doesn’t have an NBA team — or a professional team in any of the four major sports — a ‘basketball city’, but Las Vegas has likely reached that point. As Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com pointed out in a column from Wednesday afternoon, the Sin City is…

  15. Mixture of youth and experience should serve Michigan well

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:45 AM EST

    Trey Burke, Jared Sullinger

    There’s little doubt that Indiana is the prohibitive favorite in the Big Ten this season, thanks to their mix of players who were part of a Sweet 16 run and one of the nation’s best recruiting classes. But the Hoosiers won’t lack for challengers in league play, and Michigan is one of the teams that…

  16. Otto Porter and Georgetown looking to return to the Big Dance

    Jul 12, 2012, 10:15 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Otto Porter entered college as an unknown player to some given the fact that he came from a small town in Missouri and didn’t go through the AAU ringer that so many kids participate in annually. But by the end of his freshman campaign the Sikeston, Missouri native was a key figure in the Georgetown…

  17. It’s Jeff Withey’s time to shine in 2012-13

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    Heading into the 2011-12 season Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was seen as a talented player, albeit one whose excellence had yet to be seen thanks to two season behind the Morris twins. All the Washington, D.C. native did in his one season as the Jayhawks’ primary scoring option was lead Kansas to the national title…

  18. Don’t forget about Gonzaga when discussing the best teams out west

    Jul 12, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Elias Harris, Cole Dickerson

    The off-season has been a good one for west coast college basketball, a much-needed change given the struggles of the region’s most prestigious basketball league. Many have rushed to declare the Pac-12 as being “back” thanks to the recruiting hauls brought in by Arizona and UCLA, not to mention the wealth of experience due back…

  19. Wiggins, Randle talk of LeBron James Skills Academy

    Jul 11, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

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    The move of Nike’s traditional individual high school and college player camp from Akron, Ohio to Las Vegas didn’t break many hearts, and luckily for the NBA scouts and media members present at the LeBron James Skills Academy, the swoosh camp was able to pull in many top prospects who are primarily affiliated with other…

  20. Tim Frazier looking to lead a Nittany Lion resurgence in 2012-13

    Jul 8, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Tim Frazier’s impact on Penn State Basketball grew exponentially in the 2011-12 campaign, as the point guard nearly tripled his scoring average from the season before and led the Big Ten in assists. But the first season of the Patrick Chambers era in Happy Valley wasn’t a joyful one, as a Nittany Lion team that…

  21. Forward C.J. Fair preparing to take the next step for Syracuse

    Jul 8, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Syracuse v Louisville

    Syracuse won 34 games and a regular season Big East title last season, but it fell short of the Final Four with a loss to Ohio State in the Elite 8. With three of their top four scorers (not to mention center Fab Melo) moving on, the Orange will need some players to make the…

  22. Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross can be a breakout player in 2012-13

    Jul 8, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Michigan

    Every year there are players who use the summer camp circuit as a springboard into the following season. But in most cases, those players are coming off of a season in which they received a solid amount of playing time. So what’s the ceiling of a player who wasn’t cleared to play until December, and…

  23. LeBron James Skills Academy begins, high school and college rosters inside

    Jul 7, 2012, 11:31 AM EST

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    The LeBron James Skills Academy officially got underway Friday night in Las Vegas, Nev., showcasing the best talent in high school and college basketball in front of scouts and media. Below is a roster of high school participants, with a link to the college roster as well. HIGH SCHOOL ROSTER Stephen Clark | Oklahoma City,…

  24. Former U.S. collegians join UK olympic bid

    Jun 30, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    English Pops Mensah-Bonsu of Besiktas Mi

    The Olympics will be full of basketball players who attended U.S. colleges. Perhaps more on non-U.S. squads than on Team USA, given that stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James never set foot in college. Team Great Britain is excited about a chance to defend its home turf as hosts of the event, and the group…