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Medcalf: Looking ahead at the Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes return a lot of talent, but the team must avoid the letdowns that plagued its 2014-15 season.

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1dJeff Borzello

7-footer Zimmerman stays home, picks UNLV

Five-star senior Stephen Zimmerman has decided to stay home for college, choosing UNLV over multiple blue-blood programs, including Kansas and Kentucky.

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Chad Ford

Names to know for the 2016 NBA draft

Chad Ford gives readers a sneak peak at the names to know for the 2016 NBA draft. He leads with Australian forward Ben Simmons, who is committed to LSU.

3dJeff Borzello

New coaches face recruiting questions

Can NBA guys Avery Johnson and Chris Mullin recruit? How will Bobby Hurley play out West? New faces in new places face big questions on the trail.

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2dFran Fraschilla

Most impressive Nike Hoop Summit players

Fran Fraschilla was on-hand last week for the Nike Hoop Summit. He details his most impressive performers, including Skal Labissiere and Ben Simmons.

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Scout's Take: Ivan Rabb to Cal

Ivan Rabb's decision to attend Cal gives coach Cuonzo Martin his highest-ranked recruit since he took over the program. Rabb is the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN 100.


The greatness of Lew Alcindor

Bob Ryan reflects on how Lew Alcindor's domination spread across three NCAA championship games in the 1960s.


Jay Bilas @JayBilas

@Basketbaltar Is James Harden the NBA MVP? Can The Beard take Houston all the way?

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

@Basketballtar Who can stop James Harden? Or, should I say, how many players will it take to stop him?

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

@Basketballtar I think James Harden is the MVP. Can he lead the Rockets to the NBA title?

Jay Williams @RealJayWilliams

Glad the Wizards decided to let Paul Pierce finally get a touch. He didn't touch the ball the last 3 minutes in regulation.

A.J. Hammons returning to Purdue

The center will be back for his senior season after contemplating entering the NBA draft; he also considered declaring after his sophomore year. Hammons shot a team-best 54% from the field this season.

Jay Williams @RealJayWilliams

Why would Bradley Beal flop to try to draw an offensive foul at that moment??? Just play straight up D. By falling, he gave Vasquez a shot.

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

AJ Hammons. Nice to see a young man value the accomplishment of earning his degree and understand he has more to accomplish.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Love Bradley Beal and his even-keeled mentality. Has had a rough game -- but just made a huge play.