Category Archives: College

Providence of the Future

Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley; Credit - AP

Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley; Credit – AP

By Ed Cooley,

Providence College Men’s Basketball shocked many this past season when they stormed their way through the Big East Conference Tournament, beating Creighton in the championship game, and earned themselves a spot in the NCAA Tournament.  Although they fell to North Carolina in the first round, they certainly went farther this season than most anticipated for them.  Now the question that is on everyone’s mind is just how much they will do next season.  Was this trip to the tournament a one-time deal, or are the Friars going to stick around for a while?

“West Coast Hoops Weekly” for April 16, 2014

Deonte Burton; Credit - Ethan Miller of Getty Images

Deonte Burton; Credit – Ethan Miller of Getty Images

By Michael Almonte,

The 2014 NBA Draft is two months away and remember the name Deonte Burton from the University of Nevada. The 6’1 guard led the team in scoring at 20.1 points, while averaging 4.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 32 games. He shot 47% from the field and 74% at the free-throw line. Burton scored in double-figures in 31 games and recorded 18 20-plus games.  Burton improved all four years at Nevada as his scoring average increased each season. He averaged 13.7 as a freshman, 14.8 as a sophomore and 16.3 during his junior year.

Montrezl Harrell returning to Louisville for his Junior Season

Credit  - AP

Credit – AP

By Chris Ramirez,

Louisville, KY – Louisville head coach Rick Pitino received some “great news” Monday when forward Montrezl Harrell announced he will return to school for his junior season.

Early 2014-15 Top 25 College Teams

Quinn Cook; Credit Getty Images

Quinn Cook; Credit Getty Images

By Brian Buckey,

After a thrilling 2013-14 season in college basketball, it’s never too early to look forward to next season. With several impact players yet to make a decision on whether to turn pro or stay in school, this list could easily change in a few weeks. Here is a look at the top 25 for next season:

College Basketball Top Freshman Watch for 2014-15 -Cliff Alexander

Cliff Alexander; Photo courtesy of McDonald's.

Cliff Alexander; Photo courtesy of McDonald’s.

By Tramaine Hicks

When it comes to high school basketball there is lot of players that good and can shine at the college level. Some players have the height that makes them the best in their class. Some may have the athleticism and the heart to be a winner. Then there are players that have it all making them not only a great player but also a complete player. In the class of 2014 there are the elite players such as Stanley Johnson, Jahill Okafor and Tyus Jones. Each of these players has demonstrated why they are the best and why they will continue to make college basketball fun and exciting. However there is one player in the class that has made a tremendous leap in not only his class but will make an immediate impact on the Kansas Jayhawks next year. Cliff Alexander is one of the premier big men in his class.

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