Mail Time, Special Edition: November 10th

Hey everyone. It’s me again. And let me tell you, I’m extremely excited to be back answering your fan mail. Because that means college basketball is back. And I love that. It was a pretty wild offseason, certainly one of the wildest in my lifetime. Between arrests, the FBI, more arrests and

So You Want to Be a Champion?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since

Team Preview: Connecticut Huskies

Season Preview: Connecticut Huskies   Last Season: 16-17, No Postseason     Key Losses: Amida Brimah, Kentan Facey, Rodney Purvis, Steve Enoch, Vance Jackson   Key Additions: Antwoine Anderson, Eric Cobb, Mamadou Diarra, Josh Carlton, Tyler Polley   INTRODUCTION   Last season was the worst in thirty years for the UConn Huskies. It was a perfect storm of an injury epidemic,

AAC Conference Preview

  LEAGUE PREVIEW   This is now the fifth year since the American Athletic Conference formed from the Big East. During this time, the conference has seen both highs and hardship. In 2014, the Connecticut Huskies won the National Title out of this conference. Since then, no team has made it to the

College Pride Press Preseason Top 25

  As we get set to embark on the magical journey of college basketball, a dark cloud hangs over the landscape. This season will be different from previous ones. And it’s because the FBI has launched a far-reaching investigation into a world littered with corruption. This isn’t to say that the

Virginia Tech Season Preview

Season Preview: Virginia Tech Last Season: 22-11, NCAA 2nd Round Key Losses: Zach LeDay, Seth Allen Key Additions: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Wabissa Bede Virginia Tech had quite the surprising 2016-17 season. Zach LeDay and Seth Allen had good seasons as expected, but guys like Justin Robinson (10.4 ppg), Ahmed Hill (11.4 ppg), and Justin Bibbs

Wake Forest Season Preview

Season Preview: Wake Forest Last Season: 19-14, NCAA First Four Key Losses: John Collins, Austin Arians Key Additions: Chaundee Brown, Melo Eggleston, Olivier Sarr Led by the ACC’s third leading scorer, John Collins, Wake Forest made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. The Demon Deacons snuck in as an 11 seed

Syracuse Season Preview

Season Preview: Syracuse Last Season: 19-15, NIT 2nd Round Key Losses: Andrew White III, Tyler Lydon, John Gillon, Taurean Thompson Key Additions: Oshae Brissett, Bourama Sidibe, Howard Washington Last year, the Syracuse Orange were extremely inconsistent in ACC play, to say the least. Coach Jim Boeheim certainly didn’t have his most talented team, but

Georgia Tech Season Preview

Season Preview: Georgia Tech Last Season: 21-16, lost in NIT Championship Key Losses: Quinton Stephens Key Additions: Jose Alvarado, Curtis Haywood II Head coach Josh Pastner’s first season at Georgia Tech went well above expectations, and that can be primarily contributed to freshman wing Josh Okogie and junior big man Ben Lammers, who had

The Ugly Paradox of the NCAA

The NCAA mission statement in absolute terms expresses the importance of education in collegiate athletes. This was proven to be a farce. In a decision that can only be surprised as shocking, yet expected, the University of North Carolina has escaped any form of punishment from the NCAA for its

Oklahoma State Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Oklahoma State Last Season: 20-13, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Jawun Evans, Phil Forte III, Leyton Hammonds, Brad Underwood Key Additions: Zack Dawson, Mike Boynton   The Oklahoma State Cowboys surpassed expectations last year when they made a tournament appearance and finished fifth in the Big 12 with a 9-9 record in conference.

Iowa State Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: Iowa State Last Season: 24-11 (NCAA 2nd Round) Key Losses: Monte Morris, Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Deonte Burton, Matt Thomas Key Additions: Lindell Wigginton, Terrence Lewis   The Cyclones were riding high coming into the NCAA tournament last year after winning the Big 12 tournament, but that was quickly put to a halt when they

West Virginia Big 12 Preview

Season Preview: West Virginia Last Season: 28-9, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: Nathan Adrian, Tarik Phillip Key Additions: D'Angelo Hunter   It is hard to know what to expect from the West Virginia Mountaineers in any given season. Despite their unorthodox approach to basketball, Bob Huggins's team seems to always put together a solid season

Recruiting Update: October 5

Wow! It may have been overshadowed by the FBI investigation and practice beginning but the recruiting world has been hot in the past week and a half. We have had tons of decommitments and commitments on the recruiting trail. Here is everything to get you up to date. Decommitments 4-star Ian

CPP Top 100: #10 Devonte’ Graham

Leading up to 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

CPP Top 100: #11 Jock Landale

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