NCAA Tournament: East Regional Breakdown

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Warning: I will not be responsible if you copy these brackets and are out of your NCAA Tournament pool by Sunday.  However, if you do listen to my college basketball wisdom and win some money, I want 20% of the pot or at least a shout-out on your twitter or facebook page.  Syracuse is the team to beat in the East Regional but there are a couple other teams who are poised to make a run to the Final Four.

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (2/20/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.

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Best NBA Prospect You’ve Never Heard Of: Andrew Nicholson

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I guess Canadians are getting better at college basketball. Illinois has faced two Canadian born NBA draft prospects this week. Robert Sacre from Gonzaga was the first; 6-9, 240 lb. Ontario native Andrew Nicholson was the second.

The Illini had the UGLIEST win in human history, 48-43  over the St Bonaventure Bonnies this week, and Nicholson was the focal point for the Bonnies on both ends of the floor. He led the team in scoring with a 17-8; but he shot a very ugly 7-18 from the floor.

Nevertheless, Nicholson is a guy who can take it inside and outside. His versatility has impressed NBA scouts, and he’s a name college basketball fans should get to know.

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