Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best college basketball freshmen

  • Top 10 College Basketball Freshmen

    The modern-day college basketball freshman has become as essential to programs as elite seniors once were. With "one and done" being less the exception than the rule in the college game, inking a prized frosh is a necessity.


  • Kentucky falls out of the Top 25

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP). Kentucky coach John Calipari's latest group of talented freshmen may have gotten a needed wake-up call on Monday: The defending champs fell out of the Top 25. ... It added up to a quick exit from college basketball's penthouse.


  • Freshman of the Year: Kentucky's Archie Goodwin debuts at No. 2

    After two weeks of the college basketball season, there were plenty of freshmen putting up great numbers. Not surprisingly, some of ... We also have two new players in the top five -- with a handful of guys nipping at their heels. As always, the ...


  • Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 10 Best Freshmen in Wildcats History

    Freshmen have dominated the college basketball scene in the past decade, and Kentucky has not been immune. The Kentucky program was built on the backs of upperclassmen, but the current state of college basketball requires fabulous freshmen to win.


  • The Top 10 Freshmen Who Could Emerge Early in the College Basketball Season

    With the start of a new college basketball season, comes many questions, like will the Kentucky Wildcats repeat? Is North Carolina State really the team to beat in the ACC?


  • NCAA: Top Five Freshmen NBA Draft Prospects

    Every year a new freshmen class comes into the NCAA. With youth being valued so highly in the NBA Draft, the top first-year players have a lot to gain in their initial evaluations. With most teams playing anywhere from 3-6 games we've had the ...


  • Freshman of the Year: Marcus Smart charges to the top

    With two full weekends of the college basketball season under our belt, it's time to start looking at the top freshmen in the country. Anthony Davis held the top spot last year from start-to-finish, save for one week in December when teammate Michael ...


  • College basketball preview: Top freshmen in the Big 12

    Lewis is the team's best defender and will draw minutes even if he never blossoms as an offensive threat. Same story with Jaylen Bond and his rebounding.


  • College Basketball: Top 5 Most Electric Freshmen to Watch in 2012-13

    Since the NBA stopped allowing high school players to jump straight to the NBA, college basketball has enjoyed the luxury of having the most explosive young athletes play in their ranks.


  • College basketball rankings: How Top 25 Women's Basketball Teams Fared

    College basketball rankings: How Top 25 Women's Basketball Teams Fared. Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012 ... THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 17 points and No. 2 Connecticut beat No. 14 Purdue 91-57 on ...


  • Wooden Award preseason top 50 unveiled

    The Wooden Award preseason top 50 has been unveiled for the 2012-13 college basketball season. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible, but they can be added to the list as the season progresses and ultimately win the award.


  • College Basketball: Top 15 freshmen

    Nerlens Noel C Kentucky- Noel has the talent to be a first team All-American, and top 10 draft pick. He's a little raw offensively, but Calipari will allow him to start from day one.


  • Indiana Basketball Has Two Freshmen Suspended 9 Games by NCAA

    Indiana University's top-ranked men's basketball team will start its season without two freshmen after Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea were each suspended nine games for receiving impermissible benefits before enrolling at the school.


  • Kevin Duffy: Where will Omar Calhoun fit among UConn's top freshmen?

    STORRS -- There are two types of freshmen in college basketball: Those who hit a wall, their confidence noticeably wavering as they adjust to the odd feeling of not being the best player on the court. Then, there are those -- certainly the minority ...


  • UD freshman Pierre on fire in victory

    Freshman forward Dyshawn Pierre looks for an open teammate during the first half of a college basketball game against Boston College on Friday, Nov. 16, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.


  • Predicting College Basketball's Top 100 Players for the 2012-13 Season

    The 2012-13 college basketball season is right around the corner, and, although there are many people complaining about a lack of talent, there is still a good share of very talented players out there.


  • NCAA basketball predictions: The road to March madness

    They've got a lot of talent, and freshman Ben McLemore should be one of the best newcomers in college basketball. Center Jeff Withey was recently named to the 2012-2013 Naismith Early Season Watch List, which means that he's expected to be one of the ...


  • Top 10 College Basketball Point Guards Of 2012

    Burke surprised a lot of people by returning to Ann Arbor for his sophomore campaign after earning co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors last season, alongside Indiana's Cody Zeller.


  • 2012-13 College basketball season at a glance

    Here's a national look at the upcoming college basketball season, including 25 things to know about college basketball, top players and teams to watch and a prediction for the NCAA Tournament field. Article Tab: Potential national player of the year ...


  • Fast Break: Freshmen the story this season

    If it is true that last year's Kentucky team shifted the paradigm of college basketball, so that the Calipari Way - loading up on the best freshmen and turning them loose for one year, for better or for worse - is now the way it is done, then we all ...


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