Future Final Four Matchup? Baylor vs. Illinois Preview

In just the first full week of College Basketball, we already get a top 5 matchup with Final Four potential. In the Sideline Sports preseason preview, I picked Baylor and Illinois to reach the final four, and we rank them #2 and #4 in our Top 25. From a fan perspective, we get a potential preview of that early on in the season, a treat … Continue reading Future Final Four Matchup? Baylor vs. Illinois Preview

NCAA Basketball Countdown: #2 Baylor

After being a top 5 team for most of the year and national championship contenders last season, we find Baylor right back at the top to start the season. 2019-20 Record: 26-4 National Championship Odds: +800 Big 12 Championship Odds: +165 Key Returners Jared Butler: 16.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.1 APG MaCio Teague: 13.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.9 APG Davion Mitchell: 9.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG, … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Countdown: #2 Baylor

NCAA Basketball Countdown: #4 Virginia Cavaliers

After a second place finish in the ACC last year, which could’ve been a lot worse, the Cavaliers look to get back to their national championship form this year. Last year finishing 42nd in KenPom’s rankings, the second place ACC finish last year makes them seem better than they were. 2019-2020 Record: 23-7 National Championship Odds: +1400 ACC Championship Odds: +215 Key Returners Kihei Clark: … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Countdown: #4 Virginia Cavaliers

Rising Senior Jamel King Talks Recruitment

In January, Jamel King transferred from Paul Bryant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to well known prep school, Bella Vista Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona. Throughout the process of transferring Jamel King decided to reclassify from the class of 2020 to the class of 2021. This is never a bad thing for any high school prospect, and for Jamel it gives him one more year to develop and … Continue reading Rising Senior Jamel King Talks Recruitment

Four-star Sophomore Rodney Rice Breaks Down Recruitment

Just one week into the official start of the class of 2022 recruitment, Rodney Rice has a long list of offers and interest from plenty of high major schools. He is rated as a four-star on 247 and ranked 54th nationally. The combo guard also recently announced he will transfer to national powerhouse Dematha Catholic, which is home to many college stars and Rice is … Continue reading Four-star Sophomore Rodney Rice Breaks Down Recruitment

Four-star Colin Smith Talks Recruitment

College coaches have only been able to contact the class of 2022 since Monday at midnight, but Colin Smith is an early name to keep an eye on. Smith is a four-star on rivals.com and ranked 58th nationally. The 6’7 forward is from Dallas and can just about do it all which is leading to his recruitment blowing up early on. Smith returned to the … Continue reading Four-star Colin Smith Talks Recruitment