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Anthony Bennett of UNLV reacts after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s 2013 NBA Draft Recap

Just like they did last year with Dion Waiters, the Cavs went for the best available talent instead of overall need.

06/28/2013

NBA Draft prospect Anthony Bennett speaks to the media on June 26, 2013. (Photo by Steven Freemant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rothstein: 2013 NBA Draft Notebook; Sleepers, 1st-Round Gems & More

Ben McLemore seemed be to a virtual lock to be taken among the top three picks a few weeks ago, but now he could drop all the way to Sacramento at No. 7.

06/27/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Jerami Grant #3 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the basket against the Louisville Cardinals. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Syracuse can beat anyone without James Southerland. How do I know that? Because the Orange won at Louisville without Southerland on Saturday.

01/21/2013

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Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Temple is at their best with Khalif Wyatt at the point.

12/24/2012

Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

The Orange? We think that they’re the best team in the country. Yes, better than Indiana and better than Duke. Crazy? Not if you watch sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

11/30/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From The Legends Classic

Often inconsistent during the first two years of his career, Georgetown junior point guard Markel Starks took Brooklyn by storm on Monday night.

11/20/2012

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Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

The Bruins’ tilt with Georgetown in the Legends Classic was highly anticipated to begin with, but now the expectations are going to go right through the roof.

11/19/2012

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Rothstein Files: Sledge Cleared At Iona; Quick Hits From Busy Day In College Hoops

I was driving on the 405 yesterday in Los Angeles when I received a call that Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge was cleared to play this season for Iona, and I immediately came to this realization — the Gaels are more talented than they were last season.

10/26/2012

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Rothstein Files: Pac-12 Offseason Notebook

With Mark Lyons, Nick Johnson, Solomon Hill, and a healthy Kevin Parrom and Jordin Mayes, Arizona should have a much deeper and explosive perimeter than they did last season.

08/13/2012

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Rothstein Files: 5 Questions After Signing Day In College Basketball

After failing to make the tourney for the second time in three seasons, the Bruins have reloaded after landing two of the top four prospects in the country.

04/12/2012

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Rothstein Files: Breaking Down Potential Suitors For Shabazz Muhammad

The entire landscape of the 2012-13 college basketball season will be affected this week by two monumental decisions.

04/09/2012

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Rothstein Files: Another Recruiting Coup For Kentucky’s Calipari?

Multiple sources say there is more than a legitimate chance of Kentucky landing the top two prospects in the Class of 2012: 6-foot-10 shot blocker Nerlens Noel and lefty wing Shabazz Muhammad.

03/28/2012