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Category: BIG-10 CBB

College Basketball Power Rankings: B1G Coaches

Reading Time: 2 minutesTo cope with our boredom (and yours), Terps.cbb and CollegeHoopsOutlet on Instagram have brought you rankings of every Big Ten coach based on their in game ability, not on recruiting. Here’s how the rankings panned out: Tom Izzo He led Michigan St. to the Big Ten regular season title the past three years, has seven final fours since 2000, and has made the NCAA tournament every year since 1998. The resume speaks for itself; All-time great coach. 2. Greg Gard He always does more with less, he’s always got his guys playing harder and Wisconsin’s defense is...

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Interview With Former 5-Star, Maryland Big Man: Diamond Stone

Reading Time: 3 minutesDiamond Stone is one of the biggest “What ifs” of Maryland basketball this recent decade. Stone came to College Park ranked as a 5-star, top-10 recruit and was the best recruit Maryland had ever signed. The 6-foot-11 big man showed a lot of promise in his freshman year averaging 12.5 PPG and 5.4 RPG. His freshman season was highlighted by a 39 point performance in a win against Penn State. Stone showed a lot of promise, but most college basketball fans agreed he it would’ve been best for him to develop his game for another year...

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Michigan State Basketball’s Top Recruiting Targets

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis is part two to my deep dives into Michigan State recruiting part 1 was on football. In this article I will give my predictions for MSU’s top basketball recruiting targets. Recently, MSU was able to land what most people are saying is the best high school prospect since LeBron James in 5 star, SF, Emoni Bates for the 2022 class. It is unclear weather he will reclassify to the 2021 class and join Pierre Brooks III or if he will stay in the 2022 class. There is also a possibility that he doesn’t play at...

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Michigan State Lands 5 Star Guard, Max Christie Jr.

Reading Time: < 1 minuteTom Izzo and Michigan State have landed their second player for the 2021 class in 5 star shooting guard, Max Christie Jr. Max Christie Jr. announced his decision today, via Twitter. He chose Michigan State over Duke, Villanova, Ohio State, and many more. The suburban Chicago prospect is ranked as the number one ranked shooting guard and the thirteen player in the country, according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged a solid 25 points and 11 rebounds for Rolling Meadows High School. He also lead the team to their first 20-win season for the first...

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Breaking Down Brad Underwood and Illinois Basketball’s Recent Success

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Illinois Men’s Basketball program has a very consistent and strong history, although they have had quite the rough stretch recently. With 30 NCAA Tournament appearances and 17 Conference Championships, Illini basketball has experienced something unusual with 7 missed NCAA Tournaments in a row. John Groce was hired to replace Bruce Webber who led the Illini to a national championship game and to put it nicely, the Groce experiment was a failure. Then, with new AD Josh Whitman at the helm, Brad Underwood was hired to “bring back” Illini basketball to its former glory. The first...

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