For the first time since ESPN began ranking basketball classes, North Carolina finished outside the top 30 in 2015. ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman joins Phil Murphy to discuss the correlation to the ongoing academic probe in Chapel Hill.
At first glance, the 2015 class isn't all that unusual. Duke is atop the class rankings and Kentucky is right behind. But that's when it starts to take a different turn. Of the top 15 players in the ESPN 100, only five committed to what would be considered "blue blood" programs (six if you count Diamond Stone and Maryland).
about 139 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
Eight days ago, Duke had no point guard and few game-changers among its eight scholarship players. After Derryck Thornton (No. 17 in ESPN 100) and Brandon Ingram (No. 3) committed, the Blue Devils suddenly have one of the best high school point guards and an elite wing to add to the roster.
about 158 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
The highest-ranked uncommitted player in the ESPN 100 was Brandon Ingram, who was sitting at No. 3 overall. That changed Monday, as he is now off the board and headed to Duke, which recently won its fifth national championship.
about 159 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
What do Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan State, Connecticut, Syracuse, Michigan, Ohio State, Louisville and North Carolina State have in common? Yes, they're all among the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country, but they're also among the programs battling it out for the 10 remaining prospects left available in the ESPN 100, eight of whom are among the top 12 ranked players in the country.
about 240 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail