Rising Stars

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Rising Star: Arizona Senior Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons had a solid career at a perennial basketball power and helped lead his team to the Sweet 16—last season. This season, he helped lead another basketball power, this time Arizona, to the Sweet 16.

03/26/2013

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Rising Star: Creighton Junior Doug McDermott

It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/19/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville’s Russ Smith

By: Mark Chalifoux Louisville has been on a tear this tournament in what may be head coach Rick Pitino’s finest coaching job as the 4-seeded Cardinals are in the Final Four. They face archrival Kentucky […]

03/30/2012

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Rising Star: Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

By: Mark Chalifoux The NCAA tournament has seen some stellar games, but the only team to really stand out thus far is the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky. The Wildcats boast a lineup stock […]

03/29/2012

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Rising Star: Michigan State’s Draymond Green

By: Mark Chalifoux He’s not the biggest forward in the country but there’s no question that Michigan State’s Draymond Green is one of the best. Green was a first-team All-American forward this season and had […]

03/22/2012

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Rising Star: Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger

By: Mark Chalifoux Ohio state center Jared Sullinger had a fantastic start to the tournament and has his Buckeyes poised to take control of the East Region. Syracuse isn’t looking very formidable as the 1-seed […]

03/19/2012

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Rising Star: Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates

By: Mark Chalifoux Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates is never going to escape the punch he threw on December 10 against Xavier in the now infamous postgame brawl, but now, Gates will no longer be defined […]

03/19/2012

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Rising Star: Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor

By: Mark Chalifoux March Madness is about big players rising on the biggest stage in college basketball. After the first day of action, there were plenty that didn’t live up to their hype. And then […]

03/16/2012

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Rising Star: St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson

By: Mark Chalifoux Andrew Nicholson is the best player who shouldn’t be in the NCAA tournament. He was supposed to be one of the best players in the NIT. Instead, he willed his St. Bonaventure […]

03/14/2012

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Rising Star: Anthony Davis

By: Mark Chalifoux Hardcore basketball fans have been talking about him all year and at the end of the NCAA tournament, even the most casual of fans will know who Anthony Davis is. If you’ve […]

03/12/2012

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Report: All-Star Shooting Competition Could Get Dose Of Lin; Shumpert In Dunk Contest

From New York to Asia, “Linsanity” is taking over. Next target: Orlando?

WFAN–02/16/2012

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