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Author: Ben Eckstein

Starting 5 From Every National Championship Team This Decade: Where Are They Now?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the last decade of college basketball, there have been so many talented players who get to call themselves National Champions. Some of these players have gone on to have very successful NBA careers, while others aren’t even playing basketball anymore. This article will take every starting 5 from all of the National Championship teams of the past decade, and will tell where they are now. 2009-2010 Duke Blue Devils: This Duke team finished with a 33-5 record and won their title over Butler by a score of 61-59. Starting 5: G: Nolan Smith. 17.4 Pts,...

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The Doug McDermott vs. Jimmer Fredette Debate

Reading Time: 3 minutesDoug McDermott and Jimmer Fredette are both widely considered as two of the best college basketball players of the last decade. They have similar play styles, thus causing heated debates on which player was better. Some people think Jimmer was better while others think Doug was. This article gives brief descriptions of their career stats and accolades as well as a final verdict and analysis. Let’s start with Jimmer Fredette. Fredette started his collegiate career coming off the bench and averaging 7 PPG for the Cougars. In his sophomore season, he became a starter and averaged...

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Interview with Little Rock Guard: Ben Coupet Jr.

Reading Time: 2 minutesI recently had the opportunity to interview Little Rock G Ben Coupet Jr. Ben started his career at UNLV before transferring to Little Rock. Ben had a breakout season for the Trojans averaging 11.2 PPG Q1: So you started your career at UNLV and transferred to Little Rock. What set Little Rock apart from all of the other schools that reached out to you when you announced your transfer? Ben: Two things really. When I was at UNLV all I wanted was a chance to play. When Little Rock reached out to me, it was a...

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Interview with Bowling Green Guard: Justin Turner

Reading Time: 3 minutesI recently got the opportunity to interview Bowling Green G Justin Turner. Justin is a 2x 1st Team All-MAC selection and had high major interest in the transfer portal before electing to return to Bowling Green. Q1: So you announced you were going to enter into the transfer portal and narrowed down your final schools to Marquette, Missouri, and Iowa State. What influenced your decision to stay at Bowling Green and not transfer to one of these bigger schools? Justin: A lot of things played a factor, I knew what I was getting myself into as...

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Interview With Iowa Mr. Basketball & UNI Commit: Bowen Born

Reading Time: 3 minutesI recently had the opportunity to interview the Iowa Mr. Basketball, Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year, and Northern Iowa signee, Bowen Born. Huge shout out to him for doing this. Q1: You had offers from schools like Bowling Green, Drake, Indiana State, South Dakota, and Toledo. What stood out at UNI that ultimately led you to commit there? Bowen: UNI was my first offer and didn’t miss a game from offering me to when I was committed.. There were a lot of small things like that, that made me feel like they were the right...

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