Scotto: Top Recruits Shine Bright in Jordan Brand Classic

Jordan Brand Classic

BROOKLYN – The Jordan Brand Classic introduced us to the country’s top recruits. From the looks of it, the future of college basketball is bright. Top recruits from Kentucky, Florida State, Arizona and more starred during the event, giving schools hope they can wrestle the NCAA title away from Duke next season. Speaking of wrestling a title away, France’s Jaylen Hoard and Bosnia’s Njegos Sikiras took home MVP honors during the International Game – which has been dominated by the Canadians in


Gonzo: Remembering a genius and a legend, Dean Smith


H.G. Wells once said, “success is to be measured not by wealth, power, or fame, but by the ratio of what a man is, and what he can be.” Well, I know this to be true. The late Dean Smith was a giant of a man, a giant of a coach and lived a life that can be called unparalleled because he meant so much to so many. He built and sustained a legacy and a fraternity of players and coaches that


Milwaukee Bucks working out Deonte Burton, C.J. Fair, JaKarr Sampson, others

Milwaukee Bucks new court

The Milwaukee Bucks are working out potential second round picks on Thursday, per a team release. Guards Deonte Burton (Nevada) and Xavier Thomas (San Diego State) will be joined by forwards C.J. Fair (Syracuse), Victor Rudd (South Florida), JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s) and Nedim Buza (Spars Sarajevo). Burton is the 37th ranked player in the DraftExpress top 100, Fair is 72nd and Sampson is 82nd. Milwaukee has the 36th and 48th picks, so they’ll have a chance to take a couple of


Zagoria: Top Five Uncommitted Prospects – UPDATED

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While March Madness officially tips off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, some of the top college basketball programs and their fanbases are anxiously looking ahead to the recruiting madness that will unfold in the coming weeks. Five elite Class of 2013 recruits remain uncommitted and are expected to make their announcements during and after March Madness. Among the group of five are three who are considered lottery locks for the 2014 NBA draft: Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon. One NBA GM recently


Our night with John Adams, the NCAA’s head of officials


It’s a dark, snowy Tuesday night in Hamden, Connecticut, the kind that last all basketball  season in the Northeast. John W. Adams is sitting by himself in the last row at the TD Bank SportsCenter, preparing to take in yet another game in the long stretch of games that make up his life each winter. Over the next five months, the NCAA’s head of men’s basketball officials will traverse the country, going from city to city, small gym to huge arena, to


Dunlap Says It’s ‘Possible’ Bobcats May Trade Down From No. 2


Mike Dunlap will be asked to cook the dinner in Charlotte. But he won’t be allowed to shop for the groceries. At least not at the NBA draft. Dunlap, the former St. John’s assistant hired as the new coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, told SheridanHoops he won’t have much input on the team’s No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft – if it uses the pick at all. “I’m secondary,” Dunlap said in a lengthy telephone interview. “These guys (owner Michael Jordan, president of


Zagoria Column: Featured Future Pro, UCLA’s Kyle Anderson

By Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog Kyle Anderson isn’t on’s 2013 Mock Draft board just yet, but the talented point guard could end up in the NBA by 2014. The 6-foot-8 Anderson out of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony has an extremely high basketball IQ and has drawn comparisons to Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose and a young Lloyd Daniels. “He’s got a chance to be one-and-done, but he’s gotta play with some good players,” said one Division 1 assistant coach who recruited Anderson. “He’s gotta