Big Ten Player Rankings: Robert Carter Jr. makes debut

Nov 28, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins  forward Robert Carter (4) drives to the basket against Cleveland State Vikings center Aaron Scales (32) at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Carter Jr. gets up for Maryland slam

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There are two new Big Ten names appearing on my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. One was on my preseason list (Illinois’ Malcolm Hill), while the other is making his debut (Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr.).

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Jon Crispin: My take on the new 'Freedom of Movement' rule

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Over the past few years, the style of play and “entertainment value” of college basketball has been under attack. Most of the individuals who took issue with the occasional lack of scoring and slow pace don’t even coach or play the game. Even UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma voiced his displeasure, calling the men’s college game, “boring.” Truthfully, his opinion on the men’s game doesn’t matter, but numerous rule changes to (ideally) free up the game and make it more entertaining and fair were implemented this season.

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