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UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson Has What It Takes to Be the Next Tar Heel Star

Bleacherreport.com  -  UNC's fab freshman Justin Jackson arrived in Chapel Hill, like many Carolina recruits, with a ton of honors and some steep expectations.The 6'8" wing from Tomball, Texas, was a McDonald's All-American Game co-MVP, scoring 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Jackson was also a Jordan Brand Classic selectee and was ESPN's No. 8 player of the class of 2014.His UNC bio reports that he averaged 31.5 1 day 17 hours

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Michigan Basketball: 5 Things Still on Wolverines' Offseason to-Do List

Bleacherreport.com  -  The offseason for the Michigan basketball program has been one paved with many ups and downs, but we still have 48 days until the season opener on November 17 against Bucknell. Alas, there are still things that need to be resolved.In a few weeks, official practice will be under way, and head coach John Beilein has some things to sort out before we head into another exciting year of basketball in 1 day 18 hours

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20 Best Defenders Among the Top 2015 College Basketball Recruits

Bleacherreport.com  -  College basketball coaches spend nearly as much time searching for their next great player as they do working with the ones they already have on the roster. Finding prospects who can lead to future (or sustained) success is a huge part of the job.And one of the toughest parts of that time spent on the recruiting trail is finding prospects who can play defense.Most of the highlights in recruits' m 1 day 20 hours

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Michigan Basketball: Revisiting Caris LeVert's High School Scouting Report

Bleacherreport.com  -  Heading into the 2014-15 season, junior wing Caris LeVert is the unquestioned leader of the Michigan basketball program, as he is the team's leading returning scorer (12.9) and rebounder (4.3). However, the road LeVert took to become the the Wolverines go-to player hasn't been a predictable one.LeVert has gone from an ordinary 3-star recruit into perhaps All-American material and an NBA draft hop 3 days

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Kentucky Basketball: Wildcat Recruiting Watchers Need Patience for 2015 Class

Bleacherreport.com  -  Every Kentucky basketball fan is very proud—and justifiably so—of the fact that their Wildcats will be suiting up a record-tying nine former McDonald's All-Americans, as well as a 10th player who's an expected NBA draft lottery pick.At the same time, players are sailing off the class of 2015 recruiting board daily, and none of them are elite prospects committing to Kentucky. This can 4 days

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Kentucky Basketball: What to Make of John Calipari's Platoon Experiment

Bleacherreport.com  -  Who knew that John Calipari, coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, was such an altruist? He must have been reading Karl Marx on the beaches in the Bahamas.All kidding aside, Calipari is attempting to change the game of college basketball by creating two NBA-style platoons that will share equal playing time and, in theory, showcase more talent over the course of a 40-minute game. Can it work and will it 5 days

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Duke Basketball: 5 Blue Devils with the Most to Prove in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  As a team, the Duke Blue Devils have something to prove as they enter the 2014-15 season. A group that could have made a deep run in the NCAA tournament instead suffered an embarrassing loss in the round of 64 to Mercer, which sent one of college basketball's elite programs home early for the second time in three years.Another season, another potential No. 1 draft pick—but the Blue Devils a 5 days

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UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels' Playing Time Will Be Split Up in 2014-15

Bleacherreport.com  -  North Carolina's Roy Williams normally chooses to go at least eight or nine deep in his rotation.He should have no trouble pulling this off with the talent on this year's Tar Heel team.Five players return who logged double-figure minutes during 2013-14. All three members of Williams' most recent elite-level recruiting class will compete for immediate playing time.Here is a look at how the minutes 5 days

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