College Basketball Confidential 2010

The Mag gets the lowdown on college basketball from the guys who know it best

Updated: November 5, 2010, 6:34 AM ET
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Duke Blue DevilsGetty ImagesPlayers and polls agree: the No. 1 Blue Devils are primed for another huge year.

This fall, we interviewed 170 college basketball players for our always-tough confidential survey. As usual, we ended up with revealing answers from the players who play the games, a few of them smart alecks who did some surveying of their own. This confidential's Eddie Haskell is a standout America East player who answered all 20 of our questions, then had about 20 questions for us. "Do you know Doug Gottlieb?" he asked. Us: "Yes, he's a very nice guy." "How tall are you?" "Not as tall as you, Mr. Double-Double Threat." "What sports did you play?" "Hey, are you quoting us here?" "Nope -- these questions will remain confidential, and your name will not be appearing in print. Thank you." Uh, okay. Same to you.