James Snook-US PRESSWIRE
The digital version has been out for a week, but now college hoops fans can have something to cradle in their arms as they sleep at night.
Love college basketball? Love objective analysis? Don't love reading on screens? Well, you are in luck!
For those of you that aren't aware, two of your favorite, or least favorite, or middle favorite CougCenter writers contributed to the book. Jeff Nusser previewed the Mountain West for the second-straight year, and helped Kevin Pelton edit the Pac-12 section. This is my rookie season with the CBP, and I dove right in with three conferences; the CAA, the MEAC, and the Atlantic Sun. If my preview of the MEAC didn't tip you off, every single Division I college basketball team is previewed. Even provisional member Northern Kentucky (who I had the pleasure of devoting many, many words to).
I can't recommend this product enough. I may be biased now, but I've been purchasing the Prospectus for years and was frankly excited to write for the book just for the promise of a free copy.
There are other cool dudes who contributed. John Calipari wrote the foreword, and it is a good one. Ken Pomeroy tackled the Big Sky. There are also some great pieces on RPI, NBA draft projections, and much, much more.
If this is the first time you are hearing of the College Basketball Prospectus, and would rather just have the digital version, you can find that at Basketball Prospectus for less money. You will also find a couple sample previews there.