Being named an All-American is one of the highest honors for a college basketball player. The players that are named All-Americans are considered to be the best 15 players by 4 major groups. These include the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association, Sporting News, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Each of these … Continue reading Which College Basketball Players will be All-Americans?
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Final Four Preview: Which Teams Will Win?
The Final Four for 2022 is set: Kansas, Villanova, Duke, and North Carolina will have the chance to win the NCAA tournament. Kansas and Villanova play each other first on Saturday, followed by a historic Duke-North Carolina matchup for the rights to play in the national championship, which will take place on Monday, April 4. … Continue reading Final Four Preview: Which Teams Will Win?
2022 March Madness Preview: Upsets, Cinderellas, and Final Four Predictions
The 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament begins tomorrow with the Round of 64 kicking off. This tournament will span 3 weeks, eliminate 63 teams, and crown one national champion after a season of hard work. Using my college basketball model, I have found some likely upsets, underrated and overrated teams, and the most likely final … Continue reading 2022 March Madness Preview: Upsets, Cinderellas, and Final Four Predictions
3 And D: The Best Two-Way Players in the 2021 NBA Draft
The 2020-21 NBA season has concluded, and it's time to look towards the upcoming offseason. The first major event in the offseason is always the NBA Draft, where college and international players are selected by teams looking to improve their roster. Most of the attention is focused towards the top few selections, where the worst … Continue reading 3 And D: The Best Two-Way Players in the 2021 NBA Draft
Which Colleges are the Best For NBA Draft Prospects?
Highly touted basketball recruits often have to make the choice of which college they will attend before they potentially enter the NBA Draft, decisions which have ramifications on their future careers. Making a smart college choice will allow recruits to improve their game and increase their draft stock, eventually resulting in being drafted at a … Continue reading Which Colleges are the Best For NBA Draft Prospects?
March Madness Predictions
Every March, as the NCAA Tournament rolls around, sports fans get ready to watch 67 games where the winner advances and the loser goes home. There are buzzer beaters, crazy upsets, and unexpected Final Four runs. Many people make brackets to try to attempt to predict what will happen, although no one has succeeded in … Continue reading March Madness Predictions
Does Experience Matter in College Basketball?
This college basketball season has been historic. Some teams that have had several games canceled because of coronavirus protocols, some teams that have not played a non-conference schedule, and some teams that have not even played at all. However, arguably the most notable storyline of this season has been the struggle of the blue bloods. … Continue reading Does Experience Matter in College Basketball?
The Stats that Predict NBA Futures
Statistics are a powerful tool in constructing a team in the NBA. Simple stats such as three point percentage or per 36 stats can help to avoid counting stats and find hidden gems to add to a team or get a good player on a favorable deal. Then, there are advanced stats, like turnover percentage … Continue reading The Stats that Predict NBA Futures
Ranking College Basketball Coaches Using Stats
Duke. Kentucky. North Carolina. Michigan State. Kansas. Villanova. Virginia. What do all these teams have in common other than having been exceptional for the past few seasons? The answer is that they all have great coaches that are able to guide their teams to success year after year despite the roster turnover they face. Prominent … Continue reading Ranking College Basketball Coaches Using Stats
Duke vs UNC: Who has the Better Home Court Advantage
In my previous article, I explored the advantages of having home court in teams, players, and stat categories in the NBA. However, what I also found is that home court advantage has a more consequential difference in college basketball, at least for the 2019-20 season. Similar to the NBA, all home court advantages in college … Continue reading Duke vs UNC: Who has the Better Home Court Advantage