Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon told reporters this week that he’ll be 100 percent by the time games start in November. Maymon didn’t play last season due to a knee injury, but should instantly become one of the better big men in the SEC.
Last season was a breakout year for the conference with five teams advancing to the field of 68, but it’s hard to see that many schools from the Mountain West being in the bracket next March.
This commitment ensures what many once deemed unfathomable — programs in the AAC can now recruit any player in America.
Arizona coach Sean Miller may very well have the best defensive team he’s ever coached, but either Mayes or York is going to have to emerge as a legitimate outside threat for the Wildcats to get to a Final Four.
Business Insider’s survey revealed that New York has the best sports fans. The Empire State got 193 of 1,442 votes, good enough for 13 percent. But participants of the survey also voted that New York has the worst sports fans.
The Jayhawks have won the last nine Big 12 regular-season titles and they’re bringing in the best recruiting class they’ve had in years — but that doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily have the best team in the Big 12 next season.
A news conference morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Several ACC coaches have told me this summer that Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan will be next year’s Shane Larkin.
Who will lead Kentucky? It’s going to be one of the major questions surrounding this team, and it will be one of the keys to the Wildcats potentially winning their second national title in three seasons.
Amile Jefferson will be Duke’s unsung presence next season. The 6-8 forward will likely start at center for the Blue Devils and should benefit from playing at a faster pace.
The advantage that the American has over leagues like the Atlantic 10 and the Big East is that this conference has three teams — Louisville, Memphis, and UConn — that all should be ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season.
“We’re going to play faster,” Boyle told me this week. “We’re going to be really long and spread people out. We won’t be as good defensively though.”
Steve Lavin is targeting Saint Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell to fill the vacant position on the St. John’s staff, multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday.
On any given night, any team in the Big Ten has a chance to beat its opponent. You can’t say that about most leagues in college basketball.
Wayne Selden doesn’t enter next season with the cache of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s more than capable of having a big time first year in Lawrence.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 10.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 9.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 4.
NCAA tournament photos from Day 3.