CPP Top 100: #20 Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba Texas C 7’0” Freshman 2016-2017 Stats: N/A Why They Are Here After a very strange situation involving his cousin accusing him of being ineligible, Mo Bamba is ready to turn the program around with Shaka Smart at the helm. Bamba is a physical freak with a 7’8” wingspan and 9’6” standing reach. Add that

CPP Top 100: #27 Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown Miami PG 6’4” Sophomore 2016-2017 Stats: 11.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.2 APG Why They Are Here Bruce Brown is easily one of my favorite college basketball players. He consistently showed his explosiveness this past season and posted solid numbers as a Freshman. More of a combo guard coming into college, he is developing nicely

CPP Top 100: #28 Nick Ward

Nick Ward Michigan State C 6’9” Sophomore 2016-2017 Stats: 13.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 59% FG Why They Are Here Nick Ward is yet another Michigan native who looks to be a great four year contributor for Tom Izzo. Coming off a very solid Freshman season, Ward looks to be the key cog in the middle for

CPP Top 100: #35 Wendell Carter

Wendell Carter Duke PF 6’10” Freshman 2016-2017 Stats: N/A Why They Are Here In yet another loaded recruiting class for Coach K, he landed the number five overall player in the country, Wendell Carter. This is a kid who is about as traditional of a PF as they come. With long arms, strong hands, and tremendous

#38 Jaylen Hands

Jaylen Hands UCLA PG 6’3” Freshman 2016-2017 Stats: N/A Why They Are Here There is a whole lot to love about the man filling the shoes of Lonzo Ball. Hands has outstanding court vision allowing him to make difficult passes look simple. He not only sets his teammates up well, but he also can blow by

CPP Top 100: #64 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson Indiana SG 6’3” Senior 2016-2017 Stats: 12.8ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 apg Why They Are Here Robert Johnson is ranked here due to his experience, solid defense, and legitimate outside jumper. Johnson is at his best when he is catching and shooting on the wings. This past season, RoJo showed the nation his potential with

CPP Top 100: #79 De’ron Davis

De’Ron Davis Indiana C - 6’10” Sophomore 2016-2017 Stats: 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg Why They Are Here De’ron Davis is here because of the major body transformation he has gone through this summer (Started at 271 lbs and is now down the 250 Lbs) which will allow him to build upon what he did as a Freshman. He

CPP Top 100: #87 Malik Williams

Malik Williams Louisville PF 6'11'' Freshman 2016-2017 Stats: None (Freshman) Why They Are Here Malik Williams is ranked here due to his elite length and shot blocking abilities. He can make an instant impact in college basketball if he adds muscle. Williams is an extremely mobile 4/5 who runs the floor well and can finish above

Tremont Waters to LSU

The recruitments of 16-18 year old high school basketball players are often “head-scratching,” to say the least. This applies directly to Tremont Waters and his roller coaster of a recruitment. Early on in the 2016-2017 college basketball season when the Indiana Hoosiers had wins over Kansas and North Carolina, there

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 Northwestern Wildcats vs. #9 Vanderbilt Commodores

#8 Northwestern vs. #9 Vanderbilt West Region March Preview: Northwestern Wildcats #8 Northwestern:  23-11, (10-8) Player to watch: Bryant McIntosh Remember when Indiana didn’t recruit in-state, state champion Bryant McIntosh? Northwestern fans do, and they sure are thankful to Tom Crean. Averaging 14.4 ppg and 5.2 apg, McIntosh hasn’t necessarily put up great numbers on

The State of IUBB

March 21, 2001: Assistant and current interim head coach Mike Davis was hired as the full time men’s basketball coach at Indiana University.  How is a guy with no prior head coaching experience supposed to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Robert Montgomery Knight?  The man who won three

Hot Take City: 4th Edition

In this edition of Hot Take City, I attempt to make a bold prediction that is actually correct.  UCLA let me down just days after I said they would go undefeated in the regular season.  It seems that Butler is also going to let me down in the Big East

Hot Take City: 3rd Edition

Well, it seems that my prediction of UCLA’s undefeated regular season was proven wrong just shortly after I wrote that article.  In my defense, I did say their toughest game left on the schedule was that Oregon road game which they lost.  But that is why these are called “hot

Hot Take City: 2nd Edition

The last time a team went undefeated over the course of the entire season, including winning the National Championship, was the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.  With all the parity and madness that surrounds college basketball nowadays, that ‘76 Hoosier team may very well be the last team to accomplish an undefeated

Hot Take City: 1st Edition

This will be the first edition of my new weekly article series Hot Take City that will be posted every Thursday.   I will be giving my "Hot Takes" on various topics, teams, or players across the college basketball landscape.  Well, let's dive right into the first edition of Hot Take