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Turnovers, 3-point shooting and Mason Miller's potential

Turnovers, 3-point shooting and Mason Miller’s potential

Sights and sounds from the first day of Creighton basketball practice Creighton beat writer Joel X. Lorenzi is back with biweekly mailbag. Email questions anytime to jlorenzi@owh.com or message him at @jxlorenzi on Twitter. You can ask about anything. Personal stuff, music opinions, NBA things. Anything. For the questions that didn’t make …

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Make-Or-Break Season Coming for Jeff Capel and Pitt Panthers Basketball

Make-Or-Break Season Coming for Jeff Capel and Pitt Panthers Basketball

When Jeff Capel took over the Pitt Panthers basketball program in 2018, the blue and gold had been sitting as close to rock bottom as humanly possible. Patience to rebuild the program was not only a virtue, but a requirement. Capel made a huge splash bringing in Xavier Johnson, Au’Diese Toney, and Trey McGowens to …

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Oscar Tshiebwe, Ugonna Onyenso shape UK basketball’s future

Ugonna Onyenso, left, and Oscar Tshiebwe battle during one of Kentucky’s preseason practices. UK Athletics The announcement that Ugonna Onyenso — a highly touted center from Nigeria — would be joining the University of Kentucky basketball team for the 2022-23 season came on Aug. 1, just a few days before his future teammates were headed …

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How the NBA Has Prepped Coach Mike Woodson for Success at Indiana

How the NBA Has Prepped Coach Mike Woodson for Success at Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana head basketball coach Mike Woodson has been prepped and primed for such a time as this, using his collegiate and NBA career to land him in his second season as Indiana’s head coach. “The NBA was great for me, but coming back home to coach college basketball here at Indiana, I’ve …

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Virginia Basketball Offers 2023 Combo Guard Cameron Carr

Virginia Basketball Offers 2023 Combo Guard Cameron Carr

Tony Bennett is back in the hunt for a new recruiting target in the class of 2023. Following an in-person visit earlier this week, Virginia extended a scholarship offer to Cameron Carr, a 6’4″ combo guard from Branson, Missouri, as first reported by The Circuit’s Alex Karamanos on Thursday night. According to Karamanos, Tony Bennett …

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Creighton's never won a DI national championship.  So what?  Go for it Jays

Creighton’s never won a DI national championship. So what? Go for it Jays

Creighton trying to manage high expectations for season The Hype Train is leaving the station. All aboard. Conductor Jay Bilas will collect your ticket. “Creighton is a Final Four caliber team,” Bilas told an audience at Omaha Creighton Prep earlier this week. And nobody in the audience gasped when Bilas said it. …

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Will Virginia Basketball Land Another Commit in the 2023 Recruiting Class?

Will Virginia Basketball Land Another Commit in the 2023 Recruiting Class?

Will Virginia pick up another commitment in the recruiting class of 2023? With Davin Cosby Jr. off the board to Alabama on Saturday, UVA is in the hunt for three remaining targets in this class: Andrej Stojakovic, George Washington III, and Elmarko Jackson. Let’s break down the latest on each player’s recruitment and analyze Virginia’s …

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USA Basketball's Junior National Team minicamp, back after a 3-year hiatus, to feature 62 players

USA Basketball’s Junior National Team minicamp, back after a 3-year hiatus, to feature 62 players

USA Basketball has invited 62 of the top high school basketball players to its Junior National Team minicamp, to be held Oct. 7-10 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This marks the first time in three years this event will be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the best young players in the NBA, along …

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Kenny Payne denies rift with Calipari, talks Kentucky roster

Late last month, Kenny Payne raised a few eyebrows with a comment about recruiting — recounting some disparaging words he’d heard about the future of his University of Louisville men’s basketball program — while speaking at a local church. Payne was an NCAA champion for U of L in 1986, a first-round NBA Draft pick …

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