Saturday Notebook: December 9, 2017

Today is a good day. You know why? Because the College Pride Press Saturday Notebook is making its much-anticipated return. Yesterday was a loaded day of college hoops. Other than No. 1 Duke going down, there weren't any other monumental upsets, but it still felt incredible to have a full

Florida SEC Preview

Team Preview: Florida Last Season: 27-9, Elite Eight  Key Losses: Canyon Barry, Kasey Hill, Justin Leon, Devin Robinson  Key Additions: Jalen Hudson, Egor Koulechov, Chase Johnson, DeAundre Ballard, Isaiah Stokes, Mike Okauru A team mixed with experiences returners, a solid freshman class, and notable transfers, the Gators have one of the deepest rosters in

Vanderbilt SEC Preview

Team Preview: Vanderbilt  Last Season: 19-16 Key Losses: Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet  Key Additions: Saben Lee, Ejike Obanna, Maxwell Evans  Head coach Bryce Drew must've had some leftover magic from his buzzer beater in the NCAA Tournament with Valpo in his first season at Vanderbilt as the 'Dores somehow made their way into the

South Carolina SEC Preview

Season Preview: South Carolina  Last Season: 26-11, Final Four  Key Losses: PJ Dozier, Justin McKie, Duane Notice, Sindarius Thornwell Key Additions: David Beatty, Justin Minaya, Felipe Haase, Kory Holden  Is it time we consider South Carolina a basketball school? Frank Martin's team made it all to the Final Four before losing to Gonzaga in

Alabama SEC Preview

Team Preview: Alabama  Last Season: 19-15 Key Losses: Corban Collins, Shannon Hale, Jimmie Taylor  Key Additions: Daniel Giddens, Collin Sexton, John Petty, Alex Reese, Galin Smith, Herb Jones  Embrace debate: Is Alabama a basketball school? When Avery Johnson took over, he told 'Bama hoops fans year three was the year basketball would be relevant

Auburn SEC Preview

Season Preview: Auburn  Last Season: 18-14 Key Losses: T.J. Dunans, Ronnie Johnson Key Additions: Desean Murray, Chuma Okeke, Malik Dunbar, Davion Mitchell In Bruce Pearl's fourth season at Auburn, expectations have gone from low to pretty high. The Tigers return their top four scorers, all of whom are sophomores. Despite all surrounding the program

Arkansas SEC Preview

Season Preview: Arkansas Last year: 26-10, Second Round of NCAA Key Losses: Dusty Hannahs, Moses Kingsley, Manny Watkins  Key Additions: Daniel Gafford, Khalil Garland, Darius Hall, Gabe Osabuohien  Arkansas was a couple of buckets away from knocking off eventual national champion North Carolina last year in the Round of 32. The loss of Hannahs

Georgia SEC Preview

Team Preview: Georgia  Last Season: 19-15, First Round of NIT Key Losses: J.J. Frazier Key Additions: Rayshaun Hammonds, Nicolas Claxton, Isaac Kante, Teshaun Hightower  After making it to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, the Bulldogs have been bubbles teams up until Selection Sunday and haven't been able to get over that hump to make it

Tennessee SEC Preview

Season Preview: Tennessee Volunteers Last Season: 16-16 (No Postseason Appearance) Key Losses: Shembari Phillips, Robert Hubbs III, Detrick Mostella Key Additions: James Daniel, Chris Darrington, Zach Kent, Derrick Walker After failing to make the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year last season, third-year head coach Rick Barnes looks to continue the rebuilding process he envisioned when he

Mississippi State SEC Preview

Season Preview: Mississippi State Last Season: 16-16 Key Losses: Mario Kegler, I.J. Ready Key Additions: Nick Weatherspoon Over the past two seasons, the Bulldogs have lost two of their most highly touted recruits in program history, Mario Kegler, and Malik Newman. Ben Howland's first two years in Starkville have been underwhelming as his teams

Ole Miss SEC Preview

Season Preview: Ole Miss Last Season: 22-14, First Round of NIT Key Losses: Rasheed Brooks, Cullen Neal, Sebastian Saiz Key Additions: Markel Crawford, Dominik Olejniczak, Bruce Stevens, Devontae Shuler  The Ole Miss football program hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows this fall, but maybe the basketball program can make things a little brighter in Oxford

CPP Top 100: #99 John Petty

Leading up the season we are doing a countdown of the Top 100 players in college basketball. These rankings are based on a poll made up of 14 CPP writers. These writers span from UCLA to Seton Hall so there is very little bias. Each day we will release the

Cameron Johnson commits to North Carolina

One of the most dramatic transfer sagas ever in the history of college basketball is one step closer to a conclusion. Per Scout.com's Evan Daniels, former Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson committed to the reigning national champions, North Carolina on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 42 percent

CPP NBA Draft Player Breakdown: T.J, Leaf

Leading up to the NBA Draft we will be analyzing scouting reports for various players who have entered their name in this year’s NBA Draft.  The focus of these articles will be on prospects who we find most intriguing and feel readers need to become more familiar.  Please let us

CPP NBA Draft Player Breakdown: Justin Patton

Leading up to the NBA Draft we will be analyzing scouting reports for various players who have entered their name in this year’s NBA Draft.  The focus of these articles will be on prospects who we find most intriguing and feel readers need to become more familiar.  Please let us