Five things we learned from spending five days with Florida coach Todd Golden on the recruiting trail

We recently published a two-part deep dive that got into the nitty-gritty — and lavish luxury — of what it’s like to recruit at a prestigious power-conference program. Florida coach Todd Golden allowed me to shadow him and his staff over a five-day spell for the entirety of the pivotal late-July live period. If you’ve … Read more

Ducks national ranking with Kwame Evans addition

It was a great day for Dana Altman following a tough month of July. After both 5-star PG Dior Johnson and 5-star SF Mookie Cook decommitted from the Oregon Ducks over a month ago, Altman turned things around and picked up a commitment from 5-star PF Kwame Evans, the No. 2 ranked player in the … Read more

Duke basketball transfer Ryan Young impresses Blue Devils

Northwestern center Ryan Young shoots over Iowa forward Keegan Murray, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall AP Durham The five-star recruits turning into Duke freshmen garner loads of attention, especially projected 2023 NBA first-round picks Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead. … Read more

“I wanted to be everything he was” — Mike Woodson’s influence on Isiah Thomas set the stage for the 1981 title – The Daily Hoosier

Mike Woodson’s first acts of leading the Indiana program came long before he formally took over as head coach last March. Former IU head coach Bob Knight was a stickler for senior leadership, and when it came to making a strong impression on a young Isiah Lord Thomas III, Woodson was up to the task. … Read more

6-Banner Sunday: NIL and recruiting updates highlight another busy week for IU basketball – Inside the Hall

6-Banner Sunday is Inside the Hall’s weekly newsletter in partnership with The Assembly Call. More than 9,000 Indiana fans receive the newsletter each week. In addition to appearing each week on the site, you can also opt to receive 6-Banner Sunday by email. A form to subscribe via email is available at the bottom of … Read more

Dribble Handoff: Four returning players who could be college basketball’s breakout stars in 2022-23

Making the leap from college basketball rotation player to college basketball superstar is a rarity in a sport that is known for one-and-dones and features a lot of roster turnover due to professional opportunities, transfers and injuries. But in recent years, it’s a path that has been blazed somewhat routinely, with the likes of Keegan … Read more

Paige Bueckers injury is a brutal blow to UConn, college basketball

Paige Bueckers sat to her coach’s left with a towel draped over her shoulders, fighting back tears. She was minutes removed from walking off the court at Target Center, a mere 10 miles from where she grew up, having lost in the national championship to South Carolina. While her coach, Geno Auriemma, was similarly disappointed … Read more

‘I want to play in the NCAA Tournament’

RALEIGH, NC — Prior to leaving for the Bahamas, NC State guard Jarkel Joiner met with the media to discuss his time so far with the program, what he’s looking forward to during the foreign trip, prioritizing team success over individual success and much more. Watch the full interview and read the complete … Read more