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2015-16 College Basketball Previews: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Marcus Georges-Hunt has scored over 1,100 points during his tenure with Georgia Tech, and he will look to help lead the Yellow Jackets back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.
Marcus Georges-Hunt has scored over 1,100 points during his tenure with Georgia Tech, and he will look to help lead the Yellow Jackets back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

Year after year, the ACC is one of the toughest conferences to play in. Each season, there are a couple of teams who find themselves on the bottom of the standings, having taken their bumps and bruises from the top teams in the conference.

Last season, one of those teams was the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, finishing with a 3 – 15 record in conference play.

The Yellow Jackets are hoping for a bounce-back year in 2015-16. The bulk of their offensive production is back from a season ago, and they have attracted a pair of key graduate transfers to come in and be impact players.

Behind the leadership of their senior guard who is climbing the school’s all-time scoring list, how far will the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets go? Will they be able to make a successful turnaround, or are fans in for another long year?

Below, you can read into what  the Yellow Jackets have coming back this season in terms of talent, and some of the challenges they face in their non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season.
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Miami Lands San Jose State Transfer Rashad Muhammad

The Miami Hurricanes received a big boost in terms of their 2016-17 roster, as they gained a commitment from San Jose State transfer guard Rashad Muhammad.
The Miami Hurricanes received a big boost in terms of their 2016-17 roster, as they gained a commitment from San Jose State transfer guard Rashad Muhammad.

Basketball success runs in the bloodline of the Muhammad family, from the NCAA level to the NBA.

Former UCLA star Shabazz Muhammad is making a name for himself at the pro level as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it looks as though his brother could be on his own way to big things in the basketball world.

Rashad Muhammad is one of the NCAA’s best scoring guards, and one that doesn’t get the attention he deserves. Playing down at San Jose State, the Spartans aren’t the type of team that garners a whole lot of attention due to their record.

On the heels of a 2 – 28 year, in which the Spartans went 0 – 18 in conference play and didn’t beat a Division I opponent all season, Muhammad opted to transfer at season’s end.

Muhammad’s transfer was likely to help maximize his exposure and increase his chances of making it to the next level. After much deliberation, his decision apparently came down to DePaul, Pittsburgh, and Miami as the three teams who were pushing the hardest for Muhammad’s service.

When the dust cleared, Rashad Muhammad committed to the University of Miami. Continue reading Miami Lands San Jose State Transfer Rashad Muhammad

NBA Draft Profile: Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse

Rakeem Christmas put together an impressive 2014-15 campaign, and looks to be a lock to hear his name called come draft day. (Source: Syracuse.com)
Rakeem Christmas put together an impressive 2014-15 campaign, and looks to be a lock to hear his name called come draft day. (Source: Syracuse.com)

The NBA Draft is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

60 of the best young basketball players in the world will hear their name called, as they finally realize their dreams of being drafted to the NBA. At the same time, however, players will see their dreams come to an end as they fail to walk across the stage to shake the commissioner’s hand.

With a rich talent pool this season, there are bound to be players who had great collegiate careers that don’t get drafted. It doesn’t mean they won’t ever play in the NBA, they will just have to take a detour.

This is the time of year when people try to find out as much information about players as they possibly can, so they can be familiar with whomever their favourite NBA team selects on draft day.

Yes, there will be situations like Toronto last season, when they selected Bruno Caboclo, where even the commentators were stunned at the selection. For the most part, the players selected have been household names in college, or on the international stage.

Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the draft, we will post a new draft preview each day that highlights a player who has a great chance to be drafted. One thing that we are doing different than other sites is not focusing on players in the first round. These players are constantly covered, and you can find information on them all over the place.

We will look at players who don’t get as much attention as they deserve, as we try to shine the light on some underrated talents in the NBA Draft. Today’s feature: Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse.

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Ranking the 2015 ACC – Big Ten Challenge Match-Ups

The ACC - Big Ten Challenge is headlined by a potential #1 v. #2 match-up, as the Maryland Terrapins take on Marcus Paige and the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Source: Bleacher Report)
The ACC – Big Ten Challenge is headlined by a potential #1 v. #2 match-up, as the Maryland Terrapins take on Marcus Paige and the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Source: Bleacher Report)

On Wednesday, the match-ups were announced for the 2015-16 ACC – Big Ten Challenge. With so much talent in both of these conferences this season, all of the match-ups are intriguing in their own right.

Year in and year out, the two conferences are home to some of the best players in the country, and this year is certainly no exception. With Maryland and North Carolina both in the running for the #1 ranking when the season opens, you know this challenge is going to be good.

Over the two-day challenge to open up the month of December, we will see our fair share of great basketball as each conference looks to see their schools come away with the majority of the wins. In past seasons, this challenge has been very competitive and close in terms of overall wins for the respective conferences. Expect more of the same this year.

Below, we have listed all 14 match-ups for you, and we have ranked them in order of what we think will be the best games. The anticipation of these games is already building, and the 2015-16 season cannot get here soon enough! Continue reading Ranking the 2015 ACC – Big Ten Challenge Match-Ups

Anton Gill Commits to Nebraska

On Tuesday, former Louisville Cardinal Anton Gill informed ESPN that he was transferring to Nebraska for the remainder of his collegiate career. (Source: The Courier Journal)
On Tuesday, former Louisville Cardinal Anton Gill informed ESPN that he was transferring to Nebraska for the remainder of his collegiate career. (Source: The Courier Journal)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers entered the 2014-15 season with high expectations surrounding the program. Coming off a big year in 2013-14, one in which they made it back to the NCAA Tournament, many had bigger and better things in mind for the Huskers last season.

Despite having the likes of Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields on their roster, Nebraska never lived up to the lofty expectations. They struggled in Big Ten play, finishing with a record of 5 – 13 in conference play, and 13 – 18 overall. The Huskers lost their last nine games of the season, which added insult to injury. To top things off, Petteway declared for the NBA Draft early, foregoing his senior year with Nebraska.

Things got a little brighter for their future on Tuesday, as former Louisville Cardinal Anton Gill committed to Nebraska for the 2016-17 season. Continue reading Anton Gill Commits to Nebraska

Notre Dame Lands Commitment from Temple Gibbs

Temple Gibbs, ESPN's 38th-ranked recruit in the class of 2016, committed to Notre Dame on Monday.
Temple Gibbs, ESPN’s 38th-ranked recruit in the class of 2016, committed to Notre Dame on Sunday.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish may have landed themselves quite the gift on Sunday night.

Demetrious Jackson is returning to the program for the 2015-16 season, but he has the talent that may entice him to leave for the NBA Draft at season’s end. If that does happen, the Fighting Irish will have a hole to fill on the back end. If he chooses to stay, then the program will have a great back court for at least one more season in 2016-17.

On Sunday night, Temple Gibbs, brother of former Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs, committed to the University of Notre Dame for the 2016-17 season. Continue reading Notre Dame Lands Commitment from Temple Gibbs