Kentucky basketball

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Duke Tops Kentucky With Average 5.5 Future NBA Players Per Season

Four Duke 1st Round Draft picks play Summer League with guaranteed NBA contracts bring the total to 38 Duke players in the Value Add historical database who made the NBA, and the average Duke team since 2001-02 boasted a national best 5.5 future NBA players per season.

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NCAA Basketball Top 100: Maryland, Nova, LSU, Kentucky Early Final Four

The initial Value Add Projections for 2016 have Villanova and LSU as Final Four teams after Trevor Lacey and Bobby Portis announced for the NBA Draft Wednesday. Portis projected as the third-best returning player, but his Arkansas team dropped from 6th to 24th after his announcement.

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Moral Victory for ND, but Cauley-Stein Defense Sends Kentucky to Final Four

With 14:26 to go, Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton drove to the hoop for a dunk that gave them a 46-42 lead, and Ashley Judd covered her head. The rest of the game was a battle, and with 2:36 to go Connaughton found Jerian Grant 24 feet from the basket and Grant buried the long three-pointer to give Notre Dame a 66-64 lead.

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Midwest Bracket: Kentucky Coronation?

When the No. 1 seed in a bracket already beat the No. 2 seed (Kansas) 72-40 this season, one sees why the top seed plays as such a huge favorite. Two bigger threats to Kentucky than Kansas appear to be Wichita State and Notre Dame, teams who look evenly matched with each other.

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Bluegrass State Boasts Half of Top 10 College Basketball Players

Louisville’s Terry Rozier, Eastern Kentucky’s Corey Walden, and three Kentucky Wildcats give the Commonwealth of Kentucky the majority of the top nine players in the country in the new ratings released by www.valueaddbasketball.com.

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Best Offensive Player Edges Best Defensive Player in Rankings

The best offensive player on the best offensive team (Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin) scored 23 points against Indiana Tuesday (9-12 from floor, 5-7 from line, 3 assists) to pass the best defensive player on the best defensive team (Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky) as the top center in basketball.

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Kentucky Duo, Son of ‘The Glove’ All-Americans at Break

Defense dominates the All-American team at the break. Kentucky’s duo underneath held UCLA Saturday to 3 of 37 shooting in the first half to rank as the best center and power forward, while the son of Gary “the Glove” Payton of the same name remains the only player in the country among national leaders in seven of eight categories.

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Top 100 College Basketball Players: Ivy Leaguer Moves to No. 1 While Studying

Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky), Delon Wright (Utah), Gary Payton (Oregon State), and Luke Fischer (Marquette) had phenomenal weeks only to have Wesley Saunders move atop the www.valueaddbasketball.com ratings while studying at Harvard instead of playing basketball the past ten days.