Kevin Sweeney

Kevin Sweeney

Kevin Sweeney is a staff writer at Sports Illustrated covering college basketball and the NBA Draft, and is an analyst for The Field of 68. A graduate of Northwestern, Kevin is a voter for the Naismith Trophy and is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).

Duke Blue Devils guard Jared McCain has nearly three million followers on TikTok and is a likely first-round pick in the 2024 NBA draft.
NBA

TikTok Dances and NBA Draft Prep: How Jared McCain Balances Both Ahead of Likely First-Round Selection

The former five-star recruit and Duke guard is ‘unapologetically himself all the time’ whether in front of nearly three million social media followers or on one of college basketball’s biggest stages.

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UConn Huskies coach Dan Hurley rebuffed an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers to try for a third straight men’s college basketball championship.
College Basketball

Dan Hurley Staying at UConn Is Good for Men’s College Basketball

The Huskies have a legitimate chance at a three-peat, which would put Hurley in rare air and potentially bring more fans to the sport.

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Dan Hurley is reportedly a front-runner for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job.
College Basketball

What Happens to UConn If Dan Hurley Leaves for the Lakers

The Huskies have two assistant coaches who could be elevated to the top job, but the transfer portal could lure much of the roster away from a three-peat contender.

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Arkansas Razorbacks forward Trevon Brazile will return for the 2024–25 season.
College Basketball

With Trevon Brazile Returning, a Look at John Calipari’s First Arkansas Team

Expectations will be high for the new Razorbacks coach, but meshing a completely new group together likely isn’t a recipe for title contention.

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Alabama guard Mark Sears and the Crimson Tide are early contenders for the 2024–25 national championship.
College Basketball

Men’s College Basketball Too-Early Top 25: Alabama’s Best Chance to Win Title

After the NBA draft withdrawal deadline, there is much-needed clarity on where rosters stand for the 2024–25 season.

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Alabama Crimson Tide guard Mark Sears will return to school for another season instead of remaining in the 2024 NBA draft.
College

NBA Draft Deadline Winners and Losers: Alabama a Contender With Mark Sears, Kansas Loses Johnny Furphy

The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline for June’s draft passed Wednesday, and men’s college basketball teams have more clarity on where they stand heading into the 2024–25 season.

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Coleman Hawkins is clear he wants to stay in the 2024 NBA draft and turn pro, but an enticing NIL package could still sway him.
NBA

Which College Men’s Basketball Players Will Remain in the Transfer Portal Rather Than Turn Pro?

These 11 athletes are the NCAA’s free agents as teams needing a talent boost have fewer options to round out their rosters.

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Arizona guard Caleb Love has one of the most impactful decisions ahead of the 2024 NBA draft.
NBA

Ten Critical NBA Draft Stay-or-Go Decisions

With a week until athletes must withdraw from consideration for June’s draft, these are the most impactful choices looming.

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Bronny James participates in the 2024 NBA draft combine.
NBA

Bronny James and Four Other Players Who Emerged at NBA Draft Combine

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Baylor Scheierman scores over KJ Simpson during the 2024 NBA draft combine.
NBA

NBA Draft Combine Notes: Baylor Scheierman Shines in Scrimmage, Bronny James Opens Up

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Akron’s Enrique Freeman was one of the biggest stock risers of the weekend.
NBA

NBA Draft: Enrique Freeman, Boogie Ellis Highlight G League Elite Camp Standouts

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Kadary Richmond is coming off a dominant season at Seton Hall and can be a Player of the Year candidate.
College

Ranking the 20 Best Men’s College Basketball Players in the Transfer Portal

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