This week's class rankings see three new entrants: Marquette, San Diego State and USC. But those aren't the only teams to watch. Here are four things you need to know about the class rankings, from LSU's big splash to Kansas' momentum and much more.
about 62 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Today it's hard to find player who wants to be a true center or accept that his is a center, as the game has made hybrid positions from the forward and guard positions. A center remains someone who is known as the tallest or strongest player on the floor, who likes physical contact and stays close to the basket.
about 99 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Editor's note: Every week in "Starting 5," we'll roll out five stories, themes and nuggets from the basketball recruiting world to set the table with the stories that need to be told and give you a leg up on the watercooler conversations around the office.
The first July evaluation period has come and gone, but not before a number of elite prospects made their mark on the court at events like the Nike Peach Jam, adidas Invitational and the LeBron James Skills Academy.
about 152 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
There is a saying among coaches that goes like this, "October to April is when we become a team, the rest is when you become a player." July is the time of year when elite players step it up a notch and separate themselves from their peers.
about 169 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
UNION, N.J. -- Kean University was host to Nike's Big Man Skills Academy and Point Guard Skills Academy from Monday through Wednesday of this week. A total of 39 elite high school players (16 big men and 23 guards) were in action along with counterparts from the college game, who served as the counselors for the event.
about 173 days ago | Adam Finkelstein & John Stovall | NCB On The Trail
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Class of 2014 center Elbert Robinson (Garland, Texas/Lakeview Centennial) was literally the big man on campus during the morning session at the NBPA Top 100 Camp held at the University of Virginia.
about 187 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail
The new player rankings are out, and the 2014 class of rising seniors has graduated from the ESPN 60 to its initial full ESPN 100. As this group of prospects takes center stage in a new recruiting cycle, here are 10 things you need to know about the Class of 2014.