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Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo's Potential Sales Pitches to Top Recruits

Bleacherreport.com  -  Under an encouraged Tom Izzo, the Michigan State Spartans will enter the 2014-15 season with high hopes. But their 2015-16 team will be much more talented, with a solid recruiting class coupled with two talented transfers becoming eligible to play. If Izzo can secure one last top-flight recruit for 2015, Sparty will be even more loaded.In order to do so, he must devise some effective sales pitche 1 day 11 hours

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Fordham Basketball: 3 Most Encouraging Developments This Summer

Bleacherreport.com  -  Don't tell the Fordham Rams that the college basketball season is still months away.When you're coming off seven straight losing seasons and have undergone a major overhaul of your roster, you treat every day like it's a game day.The result has been an offseason of transition and pleasant surprises at Fordham.Since late May, players have been on campus taking classes, working out and getting to k 1 day 13 hours

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Ranking the 10 Craziest College Basketball Stats from the Past Decade

Bleacherreport.com  -  College basketball may not have baseball's granular statistics about leading the league in on-base percentage in the month of June in afternoon games played at home against left-handed pitchers, but there have still been some staggeringly impressive statistics posted over the past decade.The young man in the above picture is J.J. Barea from his days at Northeastern. During his senior year, Barea 2 days

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Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2014-15 Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  There's no real downtime in the world of college basketball, not for the players and coaches and certainly not for those of us who cover the sport as media or follow as fans. The "offseason" isn't so much about relaxing and taking a break between the end of one grind and the start of the other as it is a time to start looking ahead to what's coming next.It's also the time to make predictions&mdas 2 days

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UNC Basketball: What Kennedy Meeks Must Do to Be 2015 ACC Most Improved Player

Bleacherreport.com  -  North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks had a solid first year playing center for Roy Williams' Tar Heels.He started half of UNC's 34 games, averaging 7.6 PPG and 6.1 RPG while logging only 16.3 minutes per game. The 6'9" center was selected for the All-ACC Freshmen Team.However, Meeks' best basketball is still ahead of him in Chapel Hill. In fact, he is an excellent candidate for another award this 2 days

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Duke Basketball: What Will Quinn Cook's Role Be for Blue Devils in 2014-15?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Quinn Cook will be the only scholarship senior on the Duke basketball team entering the 2014-15 season and has played 104 games throughout his career. Logic would suggest that he will play a major role as a team leader and critical piece to an ACC championship run.Right?Not so fast. The Blue Devils are loaded, which means playing time is going to be more difficult to come by for Cook than ma 2 days

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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Sales Pitches for Top 2015 Targets

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Syracuse basketball team may only have two recruits in the 2014 class, but head coach Jim Boeheim is building a powerful 2015 group.Syracuse already has four commits in the 2015 class. Boeheim has, per ESPN's ratings, one 5-star recruit and three 4-star prospects. Malachi Richardson is the prize of the class, and he is joined by Moustapha Diagne, Tyler Lydon and Franklin Howard.Even though th 2 days

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A young kid asked Dwyane Wade why he flops at his own basketball camp (Video)

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The NBA instituted penalties for flopping for the 2012-13 season, but acts of embellished or fabricated contact persist in the league to this day. While the regulations have at least created a climate in which flopping carries some punishment, players have mostly decided that a warning or unlikely fine is worth the risk when the benefit of drawing a foul can be so great. It's here to stay.In theo 2 days

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