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Notes On The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic

by Dan Hanner

Apr 20, 2014 1:29 PM

On Justin Blackmon, the budding chemistry between Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, the potential of Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre at Kansas, and why Myles Turner is making the most informed decision of any high-level recruit. Read more »

Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA

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Evaluating Recent Coaching Hires And The Meaning Of Coin Flips

by Dan Hanner

Feb 17, 2014 12:43 AM

Tubby Smith and Larry Brown's turnarounds, plus meditations on close losses and wins for Tom Crean and Jim Boeheim. Read more »

Tags: Noah Vonleh, Indiana Hoosiers, Syracuse Orange, Pittsburgh Panthers, Southern Methodist Mustangs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, NCAA

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Why Comparing Players By High School Class Makes More Sense

by Jonathan Tjarks

Oct 23, 2013 5:41 PM

Once players leave AAU basketball and enter college, their careers diverge quickly, even those with similar amounts of talent. Some declare too early, others too late. A perfect example of how our perceptions can change is to compare Jeremy Lamb to Victor Oladipo. Read more »

Tags: Victor Oladipo, Jeremy Lamb, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Connecticut Huskies, Indiana Hoosiers, High School, NCAA, NBA

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A More Meaningful McDonald's Game

by Dan Hanner

With a few exceptions (Anthony Bennett, Marcus Smart) last year’s class didn’t quite live up to typical McDonald’s All-American game standards. But with Andrew Wiggins headling, we are confident that this year’s class will be different. Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Grading Doug Gottlieb, analyzing the Syracuse zone, Ohio St.'s under-rated athleticism, and Ramon Galloway's memorable father. Read more »
Using The RPI To Group Teams Can Lead To Bias

by Dan Hanner

There is nothing inherently wrong with the NCAA selection process. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees about what should be changed about the process. Here are four improvements we typically see mentioned. Read more »
After Being The Man In China, D.J. White Ready To Restart NBA Career

by Andrew Perna

D.J. White has struggled to establish himself as an NBA player, but hopes his return from China after playing a bigger role again changes his career trajectory. Read more »
Is Youth An Excuse?

by Dan Hanner

If you want your team to have a great season, it isn’t enough to simply get better. You have to get better at a faster rate than your rivals. One thing I have said in the past is that teams that play a lot of freshmen have the potential to improve the most. Read more »
Comparing The Conferences

by Dan Hanner

The Pac-12 has been suffering through a long dark period. The Big Ten has been dominant (at least in the pre-conference schedule) for the last few years. Should we expect a change this year? Is the Pac-12’s slump over? Is the Big Ten’s boom about to come to an end? Read more »
Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

What does every coach in the Sweet Sixteen have in common? A great efficiency margin over the last 5 years. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Twelve of the 16 teams in the Sweet Sixteen were in the preseason AP Top 25, and Michigan St. was among the first teams in the “others receiving votes” category. But Indiana, Ohio, and NC State have all exceeded expectations this season by making it this far. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

How the Syracuse lineup has evolved without Fab Melo, and more notes on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament. Read more »
2012 Big Ten Power Rankings

by RealGM Staff Report

The Big Ten was incredibly close at the top, with a three-way tie in the standings and also in our statistical rankings. Read more »
Big Ten Power Rankings (Jan. 9th)

by Everett Cook

With teams having played either three or four conference games, it is an opportune time for a Big Ten power rankings. Read more »
Freshmen Bring Hope

by Dan Hanner

Teams that play a lot of freshmen are the most likely to improve as the season goes on, while those with a lot of experience are more likely to plateau. In this piece, we examine freshmen minutes for every major school in the country. Read more »
Ranking The Big Ten Recruiting Classes For 2012

by Everett Cook

Mitch McGary and Gary Harris are two of the most highly prized recruits to pick Big Ten schools in recent years. Read more »
The Census: RealGM's NCAA Rankings For Dec. 12

by RealGM Staff Report

Syracuse has yet to leave New York and have played a relatively soft schedule, with their only impressive wins coming against Florida and Stanford, but they are 10-0 and now No. 1 in RealGM’s weekly poll. Read more »
Show Me Something

by Dan Hanner

We single out three players that are on the precipice of becoming stars, but need 'wins' more than 'made buckets'. Read more »
Important NCAA Injury Splits

by Dan Hanner

Michigan State, Pitt, Villanova, North Carolina and Seton Hall are just a few teams impacted with specific players either in or out of the lineup. Read more »