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NBA Mock Draft 2018: How High Should Oklahoma’s Trae Young Rise?

Prior to the 2017-2018 college basketball season, the vast majority of basketball fans had never heard of Trae Young, and the Oklahoma Sooners were not listed among the top 25 teams in the country. Just two months later, Young is the consensus National Player of the Year and, even after a road loss …

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Ranking the Teams With the Best Chance of Winning the Big 12 Title

No high-major conference race will be more riveting than the Big 12’s. Kansas’s pursuit of its 14th consecutive league title, which would break the …

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Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential.<p>And Oklahoma's Trae Young has managed to top them both.<p>Those rookies are among a standout group across college basketball as the season crosses its midway …

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New York Knicks: Is it time for the 2018 tank to begin?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 12: Michael Beasley #8 of the New York Knicks speaks with teammate Enes Kanter #00, Kristaps Porzingis #6 and Frank …

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Bamba Joins Growing List Of Potential 2018 Franchise Changers

Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr., Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III have been mentioned the most as the top franchise-changing prospects in the …

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College Basketball Podcast: Discussing Trae Young, Kentucky and, yes, Devan Downey

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also preview the weekend and Zion Williamson's announcement<p>South Carolina beat Kentucky on Tueaday. Which means the …

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This Week in College Basketball: Duke’s Bagley Plays Role Of Doctor, Pops Own Shoulder Back In

<i>By Steve Silverman</i><b>Bagley plays role of orthopedist and fixes own shoulder</b>It could have been a nasty injury when Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III was …

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College Sports: Can Trae Young steer Oklahoma Sooners to magical March? | SportsDay

TCU guard Jaylen Fisher injures knee in practice, out indefinitely<p><b>Question: Fresh off a TCU press release: Jaylen Fisher out indefinitely with a knee</b> …

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Zion Williamson will be a college basketball phenom. What school should he choose?

Zion Williamson is going to be the biggest thing in college basketball next season. On Saturday, the most famous high school athlete in the world will finally make his recruiting decision.<p>Williamson is choosing between the usual suspects — Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina — as well as a pair …

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Thursday’s Three Things To Know: Nebraska, Saint Mary’s land big upsets

<i>Thursday nights are slow in the college basketball world, but that doesn’t me we don’t have stuff to talk about.</i><p><i>Here are the three things you need to</i> …

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What’s Wrong With Trae Young: An in-depth look at how defenses are adjusting to the Oklahoma superstar

In the past two weeks, Oklahoma’s Trae Young learned the hard way that there is always a cost that comes with success, and for him, it appears to be …

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Trae Young has the support system -- if not the on-court help -- for even his worst game

Oklahoma's star freshman has a father who has been there and done that<p>MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Following the worst night of his son's college career, …

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Will the Trade-Down Become a Draft-Day Trend?

“I’m old and I’ve never experienced anything like <i>this</i>,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said Monday. “This”is an ordeal that started in September, when …

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ESPN’s new Bracketology is a nightmare for Kentucky

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi updated his projected NCAA tournament bracket today and he has Kentucky as the No. 5 seed in a Region of Death.<p>Down one spot from …

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: Luka Doncic could accelerate the Hawks’ rebuild

As conference play continues across the country, we are re-visiting our mock draft, as freshmen like Trae Young and Marvin Bagley continue to play …

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College basketball’s most underrated stars

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports<p>More than any other sport, it’s easy for a great college basketball player to slide off the radar. With 351 teams …

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Wooden Watch top 10: Will Oklahoma's Trae Young run out of gas?

It's rare for a player to have a disastrous 12-turnover performance in his team's upset loss to an unranked Big 12 foe and then still be considered the front-runner for national player of the year.<p>But that's how far ahead Oklahoma point guard Trae Young was from the competition, with his …

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Oklahoma freshman Trae Young fun to watch

Trae Young, the freshman phenom at Oklahoma, will be a lottery pick, but needs to stop making freshman mistakes.

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Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. Sneaking onto NBA Scouts' Top-10 Lists

While Trae Young and Luka Doncic set records and Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III average 20-point double-doubles, Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. is quietly working NBA scouts behind the curtain, winning them over by checking a unique, valued mix of boxes.<p>"Modern-day 4," one scout told …

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It Only Takes One Team to Make Anfernee Simons an NBA First-Rounder

The second leg of a weeklong scouting trip that started up north at the G-League Showcase brought the Front Office to the HoopHall Classic in …

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Will the Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Conference Finally Crown a New Champion?

As you may have heard, the Kansas men’s basketball program has won 13 consecutive Big 12 titles, a remarkable streak that dates back to the Stone …

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TCU travels to surprising Kansas State in Big 12 action

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12:<p>GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 24 TCU at Kansas State. That the Horned Frogs were still ranked on Monday …

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Oklahoma basketball: Some believe OU is headed for a mid-course correction

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Trae Young<p>A matter of hours before the Oklahoma basketball game at Kansas State on Tuesday night, ESPN’s Seth Wadler …

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Power Rankings: The Three Remaining One-Loss Teams, Big 12's Depth Spark Changes

College hoops finally calmed down a bit in the last week, that is, unless you play in the Big 12, which continues to be a cage match night in and …

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Don't worry Shockers, it happens to everyone

Gregg Marshall and his Shockers can take solace in the fact that at least they're not alone.<p>No. 7 Wichita State became yet another Top 10 team to …

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2018 NBA Draft Stock Watch For Key Prospects

We’re a couple of weeks into conference play, so several <b>NBA Draft</b> prospects’ stock values have shifted. Some moved up the board with exceptional …

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Which early-season surprises are really contenders

The "no great team" narrative is growing louder and louder as the perceived favorites continue to struggle or drop games. It might indeed be true. …

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Trae Young sets career high in turnovers; Kansas State upsets No. 4 Oklahoma

Freshman had 12 turnovers and 20 points; the Wildcats rattled him and kept OU on its heels<p>Trae Young has been the best player in college basketball …

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2018 NBA Mock Draft: Would Deandre Ayton, Trae Young or Luka Doncic Go No. 1?

The nation's top tier of prospects continues to drive this year's NBA draft discussion.<p>Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Oklahoma's Trae Young and Slovenia's Luka Doncic are putting up eye-catching stat lines on a routine basis. They're creating interesting debate among scouts who …

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Oklahoma Basketball: Can Trae Young lead the Sooners back to the Final Four?

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 26: Trae Young<p>Trae Young has clearly been the best player in college basketball this season. The question now is: how far can …

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