Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball Kentucky coach John Calipari said he feels like he has seven starters with Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Rothstein: 5 Questions Entering The 2013-14 College Basketball SeasonCan Louisville repeat? Without question. The Cardinals lost Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, but there's still more than enough left over to cut down the nets in Dallas next April.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Seton Hall Lands Whitehead & MoreYou've got to give Kevin Willard credit. The Seton Hall coach knew after last season he desperately needed to upgrade the talent on his roster, and he did just that again on Thursday by nabbing a commitment from Lincoln shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Vols' Late-Game Duo & More Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin told me this week there's a strong chance that both Antonio Barton and freshman Darius Thompson could be on the floor in end of game situations.
Jon Rothstein's CAA Offseason NotebookHow will Towson handle expectations? It's a completely new dynamic for the Tigers, but it's one they should relish.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Memphis' Chemistry & MoreThe NCAA's decision to grant Missouri transfer Michael Dixon a waiver to play immediately without sitting out a season instantly makes Memphis better --- on paper.
Jon Rothstein's MAAC Offseason NotebookThe Iona Gaels won't have an alpha dog like they did in past years but this team could still very well lead the nation in scoring.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Maymon On The Mend & MoreTennessee 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.
Rothstein Files: Mountain West Offseason Notebook 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.
Rothstein Files: Mudiay's Commitment To SMU Elevates The AACThis commitment ensures what many once deemed unfathomable --- programs in the AAC can now recruit any player in America.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball 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.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Hanlan, Arkansas' Big Guys & MoreSeveral ACC coaches have told me this summer that Boston College's Olivier Hanlan will be next year's Shane Larkin.
Jon Rothstein's SEC Offseason NotebookWho 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.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Duke's Unsung Presence & MoreAmile 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.
Jon Rothstein's American Athletic Conference Offseason NotebookThe 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.