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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.


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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.




2021 NBA Draft Recap: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes & Jalen Suggs picked in Top 5 (College Basketball 7/30)

Gary Parrish is joined by Kyle Boone to recap an eventual 2021 NBA Draft. The guys cover the top 3 picks but recognize the night truly started at #4 with Scottie Barnes going a slot above Jalen Suggs. A couple more surprises included Ziaire Williams going #10 to the Grizzlies and Josh Primo going to #12 to the Spurs. Gary and Kyle name their steals of the 1st round, 2nd-round slips, while also looking back at their mocks and pre-draft analysis to see how they fared on Thursday. Lastly, is it...


Special 2021 NBA Mock Draft podcast episode: Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Evan Mobley, Jalen Green are the top four picks

Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish are joined by CBS Sports draft expert Kyle Boone on this 70-minute episode dedicated to live-mocking the entire first round -- that's 30 picks -- of the 2021 NBA Draft. It's a three-person pod special! A great way to prep for next Thursday's draft, which will be extensively covered on CBS Sports HQ and on the CBS Sports app. Boone's latest big board and mock draft are linked below. Big board: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/draft/prospect-rankings/ Boone mock:...


EYBL takeaways; Jalen Duren might play in college this fall; Emoni Bates didn't deserve to be overhyped (College Basketball 07/20)

Norlander and Parrish are back after an excursion to North Augusta to take in some of the best high school talent in the country. They lead on Norlander's report that Jalen Duren could well be playing college come THIS fall. Then the guys touch on Emoni Bates and the problematic nature of overhyping players from far too young an age. From there, thoughts on 10-12 players who stood out at the Nike EYBL event, and some interesting insight from coaches on how recruiting has changed forever due...


LIVE! from Augusta we're talking top recruits, major transfers and Tom Crean's obsession with Little Caesar's (College Basketball 07/16)

Parrish and Norlander are on site at the Nike EYBL’s major grassroots event for the first time in two years. They open the pod by talking about the No. 1 player in the class, Jalen Duren, in addition to Emoni Bates and what coaches are talking about on the ground here at the site of the Peach Jam. The back end of the pod discusses Kevin Obanor going to Texas Tech, Kofi Cockburn staying at Illinois, and the potential for Marcus Carr to go to Texas. The pod wraps with the most important news...


NBA Draft profiles: A deeper examination of a player with elite offensive upside: UConn's James Bouknight

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the potential of former UConn shooting guard James Bouknight, who could be picked as high as No. 6 ... or potentially fall to the back end of the lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


CBS Sports Presents - The 'Attacking Third' Podcast

'Attacking Third' a new tri-weekly podcast from CBS Sports is available now. Download and follow now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and whenever else podcasts are found to get episodes as soon as they are released. A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories from the sport you love. Hosts Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome a rotating...


Johnny Juzang, Hunter Dickinson, Kofi Cockburn all coming back: Winners, losers from NBA Draft deadline (College Basketball 07/08)

College hoops is going to be loaded next season. A lot of big names and really good players decided in the past week to take their names out of the NBA draft pool and head back to school. The most notable among them is UCLA’s Johnny Juzang. His pick to play for the Bruins again next season leads the pod, but Norlander and Parrish also touch on nearly 20 other notable decisions from the past few days, including Hunter Dickinson returning to Michigan, Kofi Cockburn returning to college (but...


NBA Draft profiles: Davion Mitchell was the star of Baylor's national title run. Is his NBA stock overvalued because of that?

We hope you had a safe-but-lively Fourth of July weekend. Fear not, another draft-profile episode awaits you. This week's appetizer-portioned podcast on a prospect focuses on Davion Mitchell, last seen leading Baylor's men's team to its first national championship. He was the best defender in the sport last season. He could be an immediate role player of impact on a good team. But is his value overstated at this point? Stats and cases for, and against, therein. Learn more about your ad...


NIL era officially arrives; Penny stays at Memphis; five big roster decisions this week (College Basketball 07/01)

July 1, 2021, truly signals a watershed day for college athletes. Now every NCAA athlete can profit off their name, image and likeness, as the NCAA officially pushed through a temporary rule that enables all schools to determine (unless their state laws mandate otherwise) how student-athletes can legally make money while still in college. It's a huge day, and we've got a long conversation on that. The interesting, the funny, the fallout and more. That's the first 36 minutes of this podcast....


NBA Draft profiles: Scottie Barnes has top-three upside and would be a good-to-great fit with almost any team in the top 10

Norlander loves Scottie Barnes, placing him at No. 3 on his big board. Parrish slots him No. 6 to Oklahoma City in his latest mock draft. It seems the most likely landing spot for Barnes will fall between No. 5 and No. 8. But what's there to love? Well, almost everything about his game — except the one thing that matters most. Therein lies the rub. Listen to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


NBA Draft profiles: The Orlando Magic have the No. 5 pick. Will they trade it, or will they use it to draft Jonathan Kuminga?

He didn't play college basketball, and he's not a top-tier prospect in this year's draft. But is Jonathan Kuminga for sure the best option at No. 5? What will the Magic do with that pick? Norlander doesn't regard Kuminga as a top-10 pick in this year's field, while Parrish slots him No. 5 in his latest mock draft, which you can scroll through here as you listen to the pod....


The Supreme Court rules 9-0 against the NCAA in one of the most significant college cases ever (College Basketball 06/21)

Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer their insights and opinions on what Monday's huge news means. The Supreme Court returned its opinion on the NCAA v. Alston case, ruling 9-0 in favor of Alston, which equates to a win for college athletes everywhere. While the case did not tie to paying players, the Court did send a message to the NCAA that its current definition of amateurism falls outside of antitrust laws. It's a huge day for the future of collegiate athletics. Learn more about your ad...


NBA Draft Profiles: Jalen Green spent the past nine months in the G League. Here's why he's a lock to go in the top four (College Basketball 06/14)

This is episode No. 4 of our NBA Draft profiles, and it's the first one that features a player who didn't spend last season in college basketball. Jalen Green was once considered the top prospect in his class. He's a guarantee to go in the top four of this year's draft. Today's ep explains why, with an interesting player comp from Gary Parrish included. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Predicting which new coach will be best next season, and the most likely first-time nationa (College Basketball 06/11)

We’ve got a fun, thought-provoking offseason ep for you here. Gary Parrish hopped on the horn with Chris Beard earlier this week -- you can read that story here -- and so GP and Norlander discuss a few things tied to the column. No. 1: Of the 60 hirings made in men’s college basketball this year, is Beard most likely to be the best hire? No. 2: Is it Beard or someone else most likely to have the best first season in 2021-22? No. 3: Predicting the five-or-so coaches most likely to win a...


NBA Draft profiles: It is borderline impossible not to love Jalen Suggs' game and NBA ceiling (College Basketball 06/07)

There's still a chance Jalen Suggs could go No. 1 overall in July's NBA Draft. If that happens, it's going to be for the reasons detailed on this 25-minute podcast that evaluates Suggs' story, stats at Gonzaga and NBA projection. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the case for Suggs to be as immediately impactful as Ja Morant and potentially as valuable as Donovan Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


🚨COME ON, DUKE: Mike Krzyzewski is retiring after the 2021-22 season (Emergency Podcast 06/02)

Maybe the biggest news story of the week dropped out of nowhere on Wednesday afternoon when it was reported by multiple outlets -- including CBS -- that Mike Krzyzewski plans to coach one more season, then retire in 2022. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have instant reaction to college basketball's biggest headline of the offseason yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


NBA Draft profiles: USC's Evan Mobley is the best big in the 2021 Draft. If he hits his ceiling, Anthony Davis is the ideal comp

We continue our weekly, up-to-the-draft specialized episodes on the top prospects by focusing on 4/5 hybrid big Evan Mobley, who was the Pac-12's Player, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year last season. Mobley has been touted as a potential No. 1 pick for more than three years now. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander evaluate his case, with some thoughts from USC coach Andy Enfield included. As for the best comp, there's a name aside from Anthony Davis (and Kevin Durant, silly as that is)...


NBA Draft profiles: Cade Cunningham is currently the most likely candidate to be taken with the No. 1 pick in July

The 2021 NBA Draft will be held July 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Being that we're a little more than two months out, it's time to bring back our appetizer-sized prospect episodes. We are opening with Oklahoma State one-and-doner Cade Cunningham, who is most likely to be taken with the No. 1 pick. These draft profile episodes will publish once per week through the end of July. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Overtime Elite swoops in and pays a couple of prospects more than $1 million; the absurd/sad extortion story at Louisville (College Basketball 05/21)

Friday's news: a couple of highly rated, five-star prospects in the class of 2023 will commit to playing for Overtime Elite, a fledgling league backed financially by the likes of Kevin Durant, Drake and Jeff Bezos. GP and Norlander open with thoughts on that and explain the difference between the viability of a league like this and why it barely affects college basketball. The second half of the podcast (27:30) focuses on the wild story from earlier in the week: former Louisville assistant...


We've never seen a Kentucky team like this; Gonzaga will again be No. 1; active coaches next up for Hall of Fame (College Basketball 05/17)

Kentucky received two significant backcourt commitments in recent days: five-star point guard TyTy Washington and Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler, who led the SEC in assists last season. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Kentucky’s newest ranking and why this team looks different from any other ever under John Calipari. And while UK should be good, Gonzaga (12:00) will be great. The Bulldogs received a commitment from a point guard that only reinforces why the Zags will open the season...