Transfers to play major role for Creighton basketball

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As expected, the post-Doug McDermott era got off to a rough start for the Creighton Bluejays as they finished tied for last place in the Big East.  While the team loses five key contributors from last year, the addition of a pair of transfers should provide a needed boost this season. [Read more…]

Sophomores need to shine for Seton Hall basketball program

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After starting last season with a 13-3 record, things quickly spiraled downward for the Seton Hall basketball team as they won just three of their final sixteen games. The Pirates suffered a big blow in the off-season when leading scorer, Sterling Gibbs decided to transfer so Kevin Willard’s future lies in the hands of a young team. [Read more…]

Familiar face looks to turn around DePaul basketball program

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With the DePaul basketball program continuing to be the laughing stock of the Big East, the Blue Demons have gone back to the past in hopes of turning things around. The school hired Dave Leitao as head coach this off-season, ten years after he left the exact same position for seemingly greener pastures. Leitao led DePaul to an NCAA Tournament and two NIT appearances in the mid-2000’s but has his work cut out for him to get the Blue Demons back to that level. [Read more…]

St. John’s Basketball starting from scratch

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There is a new era for the St. John’s basketball program as legendary player Chris Mullin returns home to try and add a spark to a program that struggled to return to prominence under Steve Lavin. Mullin has his work cut out for him though as the team experiences a major facelift since they lose their top seven scorers from a year ago.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)

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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)

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College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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Alex Morgan: USA’s World Cup hero (photos and bio)

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The countdown to the women’s World Cup begins. #13 Alex Morgan is the face of the U.S. Women’s National Team. She is the USWNT’s hero. To help you get ready for the summer soccer tournament spectacular, we’re going to profile some of the more important players on the roster, starting with Alex Morgan.

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2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Who each team would draft if they got #1

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The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday evening and once the ping pong balls are revealed, the order will officially be set for the 2015 NBA Draft. Two big men are projected to be selected 1-2 in the draft; Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky. Okafor is one of the most advanced low post scoring young big men to come out of college basketball in quite some time while Towns brings more of an inside/outside ability to the floor.

Here is a breakdown of each team and if they win the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, who they should select with that top pick.

If you believe in the NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, check out Paul M. Banks’ article predicting how the ping pong balls will roll out Tuesday night.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft. [Read more…]

2015 NBA Draft Early Entrants 4-24-15

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The 2015 NBA Draft class is starting to shape up. Here is an updated list of underclassmen who have declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and where they could end up being selected, or those who have announced their intentions to return to school.

Updated: 4/24/15 [Read more…]