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July 9, 2012

Getting to Yes: When Do Elite Recruits Commit?

by Drew Cannon

Drew looks at recent history to project when the latest crop of top recruits will announce their decisions. (Hint: Expect 12 commitments in the next 60 days.)

June 8, 2012

Last Year's Top 100 Players: 1 to 25

by Drew Cannon

No surprise at No. 1, perhaps, but Drew wants you to know that some of the nation's top returning stars this fall will be playing for teams like Colorado, Murray State, and Creighton.

June 7, 2012

Last Year's Top 100 Players: 26 to 60

by Drew Cannon

Drew is not lacking for audacity as he continues his countdown of 2012's top 100 players. For one thing he ranks Tim Frazier 50 spots higher than Kendall Marshall.

June 6, 2012

Last Year's Top 100 Players: 61 to 100

by Drew Cannon

Drew revisits his preseason picks for Division I's top 100 players and finds that he was right sometimes (Michael Dixon, Terrell Stoglin), wrong other times (Allen Crabbe, Mike Glover), and that he still disagrees with pretty much everyone when it comes to Kendall Marshall.

June 5, 2012

Ranking the Unranked: Best Freshmen Outside 2011's Top 100

by Drew Cannon

Yesterday Drew re-ranked the top 100 recruits from the class of 2011. Today he highlights 20 unranked players that outperformed expectations as freshmen.

June 4, 2012

Perfect Hindsight: Re-Ranking Last Year's Top 100 Recruits

by Drew Cannon

Yes, Anthony Davis turned out to be Anthony Davis, and Trey Burke was a huge surprise. But an across-the-board look at last year's top 100 freshmen shows how expectations are usually too high for these elite recruits.

April 23, 2012

Scouting the EYBL: Reshuffling the Rankings

by Drew Cannon

Drew offers a statistical ranking of the nation's blue-chip recruits based on the meaningful player stats we now have courtesy of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League.

April 2, 2012

The Numbers Speak: Hiring a Coach is a Lottery

by Drew Cannon

Drew has looked at the numbers and come to a conclusion. Unless you can coax John Calipari or Bill Self to come to your school, hiring a new coach is more or less a stab in the dark.

March 30, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Take Kentucky and Ohio State

by Drew Cannon

Drew explains why he expects to see John Calipari and Thad Matta meeting up Monday night in New Orleans for all the marbles.

March 25, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Go with Kentucky and Kansas

by Drew Cannon

Drew has watched these four teams closely and he's reached two conclusions. UK will prevail against Baylor, and Kansas will turn back North Carolina.

March 24, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Take Florida and Ohio State

by Drew Cannon

Drew explains we he likes the Gators against Louisville and the Buckeyes over Syracuse in Saturday's Elite Eight showdowns.

March 23, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: South and Midwest Regions

by Drew Cannon

Drew wraps up his Sweet 16 picks with a surprising nomination for North Carolina's sudden opening at point guard: Harrison Barnes.

March 22, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: East and West Regions

by Drew Cannon

Drew continues his predictive march toward New Orleans with his picks for tonight's games. If he's right, we're about to say goodbye to our first No. 1 seed.

March 18, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Sunday's Picks

by Drew Cannon

Drew says yes, there will be a No. 15 seed in the Sweet 16.

March 17, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Saturday's Picks

by Drew Cannon

It's too late to help your bracket, but Drew continues his predictive march toward New Orleans with his picks for Saturday's games. Upset alert: he's got two lower seeds moving on to the Sweet 16.

March 14, 2012

One Expert's Bracket: Picking Every Game

by Drew Cannon

You know all about Drew's Easy Bubble Solver, and it went 67 for 68. Now meet his Bracket Solver. After last night's First Four games he's already 2-0. You should listen to this guy.

March 13, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Kentucky in the South

by Drew Cannon

In his South preview Drew looks at whether Kentucky's stunning one-game losing streak means the Wildcats may actually be human. Also: 2-15 upsets happen next to never, and Duke is playing Lehigh in Greensboro. Still....

March 7, 2012

Scouting the EYBL: Part 3

by Drew Cannon

Drew continues his informed assessment of the nation's blue-chip recruits based on the meaningful player stats we now have courtesy of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League.

March 1, 2012

Tracking the Elite: How Many Top Players Transfer?

by Drew Cannon

In his latest incredibly short yet incredibly informative feature, Drew says one in four blue-chip recruits end up voting with their feet and leaving for other programs.

February 15, 2012

Scouting the EYBL: Part 2

by Drew Cannon

Now that we actually have meaningful statistics on many of the nation's top recruits -- courtesy of Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League -- Drew continues his breakdown of the blue-chippers, starting with a closer look at incoming North Carolina forward Brice Johnson.

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