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April 10th, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 National Champion Louisville Cardinals. The Cards took down Michigan in the title game on Monday night in one of the better games/matchups in recent memory. The title game featured two of the most complete teams in college basketball. And it wasn't just the title game. The Final Four as a whole was must see TV for all basketball fans. There was no shortage of story lines from Kevin Ware's injury to the Cinderella Wichita State Shockers. One team had to come out victorious while the other three teams were left searchin
By Ian Powers
Good news draft fans, the 2013 high school class is a very deep and talented one, much more so than than last year's class. The 2013 McDonald's All-Americans game featured a number of players who should be donning an NBA uniforms, as well as All Star unis in the the near future. The game showed that these guys still have a lot to work on, with outside shooting being at the core as both teams shot a combined 7-29 (24.1%) from 3. The West delivered a 110-99 victory over the East, remaining in control through the majority of the contest.
With the NBA regular season coming to a close, we've got a big enough sample size to look at how this year's crop of rookies did. There were a few that look to be impact players moving forward, but there's not a lot of all-star appearances in line for this group unless they improve greatly.
It's quite apparent that Damian Lillard has had the best rookie season, but where will this batch of rookies be in a handful of years?
Trey Burke -- It's Trey Burke's world and everyone else is just living in it right now, at least the college basketball world. Burke won the AP player of the year award on Thursday and continues to prove that he's not only the best player in college basketball this season, but a tremendous pro prospect as well.
He plays the game with a chip on his shoulder and has that clutch gene that few possess.
#1 Louisville vs. #9 Wichita State
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With the Final Four less than a week away, here's an updated mock draft with many player's seasons having come to an end. There are still quite a few unknowns as far as who's entering, and with so much parity, there is sure to be a lot of movement in the mock as the draft approches. *Team needs will be factored in once the NBA season ends and the draft order (aside from the lottery) is set.
Based on the first two rounds of this year's NCAA tourney, it's official, this draft is monumentally bad, perhaps the worst of all time. Of our current 14 projected lottery picks, only 5 are still playing (in the tourney). And of the top 5 projected picks, all four (minus Noel) that played in the tourney have disappointed thus far (Ben McLemore, Marcus Smart, Otto Porter, and Anthony Bennett).
#9 Wichita St. vs. #13 La Salle
In a tournament that has been full of excitement and upsets, the East is the only region where all four top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16. Indiana survived a scare against Temple in the second round after routing James Madison in the round of 64. Syracuse handled a tough California squad, Marquette avoided a massive upset against Davidson in the first round and staved off Butler in the second thanks to the heroics of Vander Blue and Miami got a huge performance from Rion Brown to hold off the Fighting Illini. That sets up a big weekend in the nation's