Big Ten Preview: Maryland Terrapins

Season Preview: Maryland Last Season: 24-9, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Melo Trimble, Damonte Dodd, L.G. Gill Key Additions: Darryl Morsell, Bruno Fernando, Sean Obi The Maryland Terrapins have been really good in the regular season the past few years. They have been a 6 seed or better in the last 3 NCAA Tournaments,

Big Ten Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes

Season Preview: Iowa Last Season: 19-15, 2nd Round NIT Key Losses: Peter Jok Key Additions: Jack Nunge, Luka Garza, Connor McCafferey A year after losing three starters, the Iowa Hawkeyes had a shaky 2016-2017 campaign. Led by dynamic scorer Peter Jok, Iowa was an extremely young, inexperienced team last year. A season that likely

Big Ten Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Season Preview: Rutgers Last Season: 15-18 Key Losses: Nigel Johnson Key Additions: Souf Mensah, Geo Baker, Mamadou Doucore After three dismal seasons under head coach Eddie Jordan, the Rutgers basketball program was able to scrap together 15 wins under first year coach Steve Pikiell, including three conference wins. Although it was yet another abysmal

Big Ten Preview: Indiana Hoosiers

Season Preview: Indiana Last Season: 18-16, 1st Round NIT Key Losses: OG Anunoby, Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon Jr. Key Additions: Al Durham, Justin Smith, Clifton Moore 2016-2017 was perhaps the most frustrating Indiana basketball season (besides 2012-2013) of the Tom Crean era. With some NBA prospects on the roster, there were fairly high expectations

Big Ten Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Season Preview: Minnesota Last Season: 24-10, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Akeem Springs Key Additions: Jamir Harris, Isaiah Washington, Davonte Fitzergald In his third season as the head coach of the Gophers, Richard Pitino was finally able to lead his squad to the NCAA Tournament. Losing in the first round to a very good

Big Ten Preview: Northwestern Wildcats

Season Preview: Northwestern Last Season: 24-12, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Sanjay Lumpkin, Nathan Taphorn Key Additions: Anthony Gaines History was made last season up in Evanston. Chris Collins and Bryant McIntosh led the Wildcats to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Northwestern was finally able to put it all together. Vic Law came

Big Ten Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

Season Preview: Ohio State Last Season: 17-15 Key Losses: Jaquan Lyle Key Additions: Kaleb Wesson, Kyle Young, Musa Jallow What an eventful offseason it was in Columbus, following yet another disappointing seasons for this Buckeye basketball program. Due to health concerns and declining performance, Thad Matta was fired in June. In what were weird

Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin Badgers

Season Preview: Wisconsin Last Season: 27-10, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter, Nigel Hayes, Vito Brown Key Additions: Nathan Reuvers, Brad Davison It seemed that Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes were at Wisconsin for ages. Having played on the National Runner-Up team from 2015, they were looking to go out with

Big Ten Preview: Michigan Wolverines

Season Preview: Michigan Last Season: 26-12, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: DJ Wilson, Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton Jr. Key Additions: Jordan Poole, Isaiah Livers, Charles Matthews The Michigan Wolverines basketball team had an eventful 2016-2017 campaign. For the first half of Big Ten play, many people just couldn’t get a grasp on this

Big Ten Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Season Preview: Purdue Last Season: 27-8, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: Caleb Swanigan Key Additions: Nojel Eastern, Aaron Wheeler, Eden Ewing 2016-2017 was definitely a big one for Matt Painter. After losing to Arkansas-Little Rock in the first round of the previous NCAA Tournament, Painter came into this past season feeling the heat a

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