What do we have to do to fix the game of college basketball? “First of all college basketball doesn’t control college basketball. The NBA controls college basketball. They are the ones along with the players union that sets the rule. College basketball just reacts to what the NBA does to include the early entry date. College basketball put out April 10th. Well that date doesn’t mean anything. April 29th is when guys have a chance to put their names in the NBA draft. I think one of the main things that has to happen is college basketball has to have a relationship with the NBA. There should be someone in charge of college basketball who on a day-to-day basis sets an agenda for our great sport. We don’t have anything like that. As a resolve we don’t have a voice with the NBA or the players union and that’s just kind of sad.” Sports Radio Interviews (more…)
By Tim Donohoo
In keeping with the Kentucky tradition (No. 1 pick- Anthony Davis), this Wildcat should go second in the 2012 NBA Draft. A 6-7 freshman small forward out of Somerdale, New Jersey (St. Patrick High School), Gilchrist was possibly the best all around player on the UK roster. The 2011 McDonalds All-American is a great stopper on the defensive end of the floor and plays with great intensity. He can create turnovers and can start the break and finish well near the hoop. (more…)
By Mike O’Brien
Though it may be a little early to start looking at Pre-Season All-American Teams as signing day has just started upon us, but with the amount of guys deciding to enter the NBA Draft and others deciding to come back as well as some major signings, you can not help but think about the talent next year in NCAA Basketball.
Trey Burke, Sophomore, Michigan-Guard
The former teammate of Jared Sullinger in high school who wasn’t recruited by Ohio State, did a great job reminding Thad Matta he made a mistake having a great freshman campaign. Burke averaged 14.8 points per game, 4.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game this past season, giving Michigan a share of their first Big Ten title since 1986. With the return of Tim Hardaway Jr. and the addition of top recruit Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson Jr. A lot of people feel that Michigan is a team that could land themselves in the Final Four in 2013, and with Trey Burke turning down the NBA to comeback for his sophomore season, he is expected to be an All-American and leader of the Wolverines. (more…)