Rising Stars

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Rising Star: Arizona Senior Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons had a solid career at a perennial basketball power and helped lead his team to the Sweet 16—last season. This season, he helped lead another basketball power, this time Arizona, to the Sweet 16.

03/26/2013

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Rising Star: Creighton Junior Doug McDermott

It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/19/2013

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Rising Star: Duke Senior Mason Plumlee

The Duke Blue Devils are a top-five team and will be a tough out come March because of one of the most overlooked attributes in college basketball: senior leadership. With so many talented players leaving early for NBA stardom, having a strong senior-led team isn’t as common as it used to be.

02/26/2013

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Rising Star: Kansas Freshman Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore may not get the attention that other Player of the Year candidates get, but the Kansas freshman has been drawing plenty of attention from the people that matter most: NBA scouts.

02/19/2013

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Rising Star: Kentucky Freshman Nerlens Noel

This isn’t last year’s Kentucky team and Nerlens Noel is not Anthony Davis. The comparison was natural in the preseason. Like Davis, Noel was one of the top recruits in the country and figured to be the standout of Kentucky’s brand new roster.

02/05/2013

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Rising Star: Michigan Sophomore Trey Burke

The Michigan Wolverines are the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in more than two decades, and one of the biggest reasons why is point guard Trey Burke. He flirted with the NBA draft at the end of the 2011-2012 season but decided to return for his sophomore campaign to bring Michigan a championship.

01/29/2013

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Rising Star: Kentucky’s Marquis Teague

By: Mark Chalifoux There’s not much that hasn’t been said about Kentucky. The Wildcats clearly established themselves as the best team in the nation and have the chance to prove it as the favorite in […]

04/02/2012

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Rising Star: Kansas’ Thomas Robinson

By: Mark Chalifoux If Kansas is going to take down the Kentucky Wildcats in the National Championship game, it’s going to take a monster effort from All-American forward Thomas Robinson. Of course, Robinson is capable […]

04/02/2012

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Cameron Maybin Improves Production After Setting Career Highs For Padres

For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.

04/01/2012

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Paul Goldschmidt Provides Diamondbacks With Raw Power At First Base

Paul Goldschmidt’s greatest attribute is his raw power. At 6-foor-3, 245 pounds, he has smacked a combined 73 home runs over his last two professional seasons.

03/31/2012

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Jhoulys Chacin Getting Chance To Pitch At Front Of Rockies’ Rotation

Overall, it’s clear that the 24-year-old Jhoulys Chacin has potential, but also that he still has some growing to do at the Major League level.

03/30/2012

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Rising Star: Louisville’s Russ Smith

By: Mark Chalifoux Louisville has been on a tear this tournament in what may be head coach Rick Pitino’s finest coaching job as the 4-seeded Cardinals are in the Final Four. They face archrival Kentucky […]

03/30/2012

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Rising Star: Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

By: Mark Chalifoux The NCAA tournament has seen some stellar games, but the only team to really stand out thus far is the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky. The Wildcats boast a lineup stock […]

03/29/2012

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Madison Bumgarner Could Join Cy Young Conversation For Giants

By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]

03/29/2012

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Dodgers’ Dee Gordon Could Steal Nickname ‘Flash’ From His Father

By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]

03/28/2012

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Cardinals Counting On Jaime Garcia To Carry Heavier Load In Third Season

By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]

03/27/2012

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Rising Star: Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas

By: Mark Chalifoux The NCAA tournament has seen some great individual performances and some great players, but perhaps no better scorer than Ohio State sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas. Opposing defenses can’t focus too heavily on […]

03/27/2012

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Rising Star: Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor

By: Mark Chalifoux The senior guard from Kansas hasn’t exactly been dazzling in the NCAA tournament. He put up a less-than-stellar 10 points in a first-round blowout win, an even bigger struggle to get 10 […]

03/26/2012

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Astros Hoping Aggressive Promotion Of Jose Altuve Pays Off On Offense

By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]

03/26/2012

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Reds Relying On Jay Bruce’s Big Bat Once Again To Bolster Offense

By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]

03/25/2012

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