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  1. Difference between Kentucky, ’12 title team: role players?

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

    Boise State v Kentucky

    I wrote a column last night on No. 11 Kentucky and their 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina. But I wasn’t in Chapel Hill. Gary Parrish of was. He wrote a column too, and it included this passage, which I found particularly interesting: It was interesting to watch in person because the TV…

  2. How much will Shabazz Muhammad affect UCLA this year?

    Nov 16, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Indiana State v UCLA

    I had UCLA ranked 25th in the preseason. That was well below where everyone else had them. My thinking? The pieces didn’t fit for the Bruins. Their point guard play was reliant up a 6-foot-9 freshman, Kyle Anderson, nicknamed ‘slo-mo’ and a guy that flamed out at North Carolina, Larry Drew II, in about as…

  3. Top 25 Countdown: No. 3 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    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 Top 25, click here.…

  4. Top 25 Countdown: No. 17 Arizona Wildcats

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    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 Top 25, click here.…

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

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    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…

  6. Kentucky’s got an anthem as they look for their 9th national title (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Dominican coach, John Calipari, gives in

    While there likely are a few Kentucky fans still basking in the glory of the school’s eighth national title, with practice beginning on Friday the focus for many turns to what John Calipari’s team can do for an encore. Stars such as Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb (just to name three) are now…

  7. Please don’t count John Calipari and Kentucky out of the race for the Harrison twins

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    Yesterday, took a look at the recruitment of the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, and the possible connections that could land them at Maryland when they announce their decision Thursday evening. But what about the other horse in the race for their commitment? If we have learned anything, it’s not to bet against John…

  8. Kentucky to install part of 2012 Final Four floor into new Rupp Arena locker room

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball logo

    Kentucky enjoyed its national championship so much, it figured it might as well bring some memorabilia home. John Calipari and the Wildcats will install close to 3,000 square feet of the 2012 national championship floor from the SuperDome in New Orleans into a renovated locker room at Rupp Arena. “I’m not sure I’ve heard of…

  9. Anthony Davis signs endorsement deal with Nike

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT


    Nike, king of the basketball shoe world with its 95-percent market share, has just inked another top draft pick, signing No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis to a lucrative endorsement deal, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Davis is coming off a stellar freshman season at Kentucky, winning a national title, national player of the year…

  10. All is not lost for LaQuinton Ross

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Practice Session

    Renardo Sidney, apparently, has not taught us anything. Back when he was in middle school, Sidney was considered the next can’t-miss prospect, the latest in a long line of kids that expected to be NBA stars simply because they were able to dominate in their mid-teens. We know how Sidney’s story played out. He took…

  11. Handicapping next season’s one-and-done candidates

    Jul 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT


    The NBA Draft saw nine freshmen drafted, all of which were originally highly ranked by recruiting analysts in the Class of 2011 as high school prospects. The route these talented players took in jumping to the NBA from high school may serve as a predictor for the 2013 NBA Draft. To no surprise, the top…

  12. NBA Draft success fueling blue-chip Calipari recruiting classes at Kentucky

    Jun 30, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT


    This Obvious News of the Day is brought to you by the four first-round picks that Kentucky had in the 2012 NBA Draft. With Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist walking across the stage as the first- and second-overall picks Thursday night, Calipari has now laid groundwork for recruiting success even farther into the future. The…

  13. Kentucky makes history at the NBA Draft on two fronts

    Jun 28, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

    NBA prospect Davis from the University of Kentucky shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Hornets as the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, in Newark

    It didn’t take long for Kentucky to make NBA Draft history on Thursday night. And by the end of the draft John Calipari’s program had done two things no other school has ever done. For the first time in the history of the draft the top two picks hail from the same school, with Anthony…

  14. Kentucky and North Carolina could make NBA draft history Thursday night

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Duke

    Kentucky and North Carolina are poised to make history at Thursday night’s NBA draft. Both teams will likely see four players selected in the first round, marking the first time since the NBA debuted its two-round format in 1989 that two teams have accounted for eight of the total picks in the first round. The…

  15. Breaking down the draft: Who should be the No. 2 pick?

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal

    Over the next couple of days, each of our writers here at College Basketball Talk will weigh on certain topics and prospects. Yesterday’s question? Who will be the biggest bust in this year’s lottery. Today’s question? Who should be the No. 2 pick: Eric Angevine: This is a very difficult decision. For me it comes down to…

  16. Following national championship, Kentucky raises ticket prices

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball News Conference

    Take one national championship, add a top-tier recruiting class, and mix it into an already-established college basketball brand and what do you get? Increased ticket prices. According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, the Kentucky Wildcats will be raising ticket prices by $5 per game for season ticket holders, and between $7 and $10 for single-game…

  17. NBA draft breakdown: The top 10 small forwards

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT


    All this week at CBT, we’ll be spotlighting the top players at each position for the 2012 NBA draft. Monday featured the top point guards; Tuesday was the shooting guards. Today? The small forwards. 1. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Despite not being the focal point of Kentucky’s national championship team, Kidd-Gilchrist is another example of Calipari’s…

  18. Ranking the ranked recruits from 2011?

    Jun 5, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT

    Moe Harkless

    Drew Cannon has spent the past couple of days breaking down the Class of 2011. The resident recruiting savant of Basketball Prospectus not only took a shot at re-ranking ESPN’s top 100 recruits, he broke down the top 20 recruits that went unranked by the Dave Telep. And what did he find? Well, pretty much…

  19. Anthony Davis headed back to where he helped UK win a title

    May 30, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT


    The last time Anthony Davis played in New Orleans, he won Most Outstanding Player after leading Kentucky to its eighth national title. So maybe he won’t mind going back. The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA draft lottery Wednesday night, claiming the No. 1 overall pick in 2012. They’ll almost certainly draft Davis, the national…

  20. What goes on inside an NBA draft workout? [VIDEO]

    May 29, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT


    Ever wonder what an NBA draft workout looks like? Video has surfaced from a number of players who are working toward the top of this June’s draft, including some of the best college players from this past season. Take a look at some participants below: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State Thomas Robinson, Kansas…

  21. Kentucky fan pays homage to Anthony Davis…with cereal

    May 25, 2012, 1:59 AM EDT


    Sometimes a fan’s devotion to his or her favorite team, combined with some serious artistic skill, can result in excellence. That’s exactly what happened when Kentucky fan Danny Palmer put together a 4′ x 4′ portrait of Final Four Most Outstanding Player Anthony Davis. What makes the portrait all the more amazing were the materials…

  22. NBA releases list of players invited to June draft combine in Chicago

    May 24, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT


    Ahead of the NBA draft, sixty players have been invited to the NBA draft combine, an event held June 7-8 to test players with drills, workouts, and scrimmages as they prepare to be selected on June 28. In addition to physical workouts, players will take part in interviews and psychological testing, much in the same…

  23. Debating Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes

    May 22, 2012, 1:35 AM EDT

    North Carolina's Barnes battles pressure from Kentucky's Kidd-Gilchrist during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington

    The NBA Draft is still more than a month away, which means that it is still in the back of the mind of most basketball fans. That’s what happens when you have Kevin Durant out-dueling Kobe Bryant while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade try and show up on a nightly basis. But that doesn’t mean…

  24. Are we pushing closer to a two-and-done rule?

    May 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT


    It sure seems like it, right? The latest round of speculation was started by Steve Kerr, who posted this essay on Grantland discussing the benefits, for the NBA’s business side, of forcing kids to spend at least two years in college. And whether or not you actually agree with what Kerr wrote, the reaction that…