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The Sidelines with Evan Daniels

The Sidelines podcast gives you an all-access pass into the world of college basketball and beyond. Evan Daniels, FOX Sports' & FS1's College Basketball Insider and 247 Sports' Director of Basketball Recruiting, comes to you with all the latest behind-the-scenes information into the biggest programs, players, and coaches that you won't get anywhere else.

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Ep. 72 - Drew Hanlen on Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid & Jayson Tatum

NBA shooting guru Drew Hanlen takes you inside the offseason workouts of Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid & Jayson Tatum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Ep. 52 - Donovan Mitchell

Former Louisville star and now Utah Jazz's NBA Rookie Of the Year candidate, Donovan Mitchell comes on The Sidelines to discuss his rise in high school, learning from legendary head coach Rick Pitino at Louisville, what it's like playing against idols like LeBron James and Chris Paul in the NBA, and how he was able to quickly transition his game from college to the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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Ep. 55 - Purdue head coach Matt Painter

Purdue University head coach Matt Painter joins The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss the importance of building personal relationships in coaching & life, what it was like growing up in Indiana during the pinnacle of basketball in the state, how Purdue recruits a 'different' type of player and what's on the horizon for the #3 ranked Purdue Boilermakers heading down the Big Ten stretch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Ep. 76 - Class of 2019 Recruiting Guide

247Sports recruiting analyst, Brian Snow, joins The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to map out recruiting for the 2019 class. The two discuss what to expect from Kentucky and Duke this season, if USC can keep the #1 spot in team rankings and best recruits overall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 64 - New Xavier head coach Travis Steele

Fresh off becoming Xavier's new head coach, Travis Steele joins The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss what becoming the new head coach of Xavier has meant to him, how learning under Sean Miller and Chris Mack has helped his progression as a coach and what to expect from Xavier going forward! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

3 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. 66 - UConn head coach Dan Hurley

New UConn head coach Dan Hurley joins The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to breakdown taking Rhode Island to the Sweet 16, the transition from Rhode Island to UConn, the relationship between him and his brother Bobby Hurley, head coach at Arizona State, and what is next for the prestigious Connecticut mens basketball program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

9 May 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. 75 - Memphis Head Coach Penny Hardaway

Newest head coach at Memphis, Penny Hardaway, returns to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to talk coaching at his alma mater and what it takes for players to transition from college to the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

24mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 45 - Tim Miles & Doug Gottlieb

Evan welcomes two guests to the podcast this week, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles and FOX Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb. Miles dives into a number of topics including what led him to his current career, his experience coaching in both Divisions 1 and 2, and the expectations for his team this year. Then, Evan and Gottlieb recap Duke vs. Michigan State, as well as Kentucky vs. Kansas, breaking down the biggest storylines from the games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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Ep. 50 - Maryland HC Mark Turgeon

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon joins The Sidelines and opens up about the struggles of coaching at a young age, how he learned to compete as a up-and-coming young coach, what it was like playing with Danny Manning at Kansas, whiling sharing a couple great recruiting stories. Also, Evan and coach Turgeon go in-depth on Maryland's season and where the program is headed going forward. Evan also answers Twitter questions about recruiting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Ep. 54 - Billy Preston + Josh Gershon on NBA Draft 2018

Former Kansas Jayhawk and 5-star power forward Billy Preston joins Evan Daniels on The Sidelines to discuss his departure from Kansas and what's next for the promising first-round talent. Also, Josh Gershon, National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports.com, helps break down: Billy Preston's projection for the draft, what the commitment of Zion Williamson means to Duke, and prospects to watch for the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 86 - Villanova Head Coach: Jay Wright

Villanova's head coach, Jay Wright, returns to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss what he learned from his USA Basketball experience with Gregg Popovich, his visit with the pope, the layout of his current team and his unprecedented recruiting success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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Ep. 95 - Recruitment UPDATE: Keion Brooks, Cole Anthony and more

247Sports recruiting analyst, Brian Snow, returns to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss the latest movement in recruiting. Together they break down Keion Brooks' play, whether or not Cole Anthony may be the best available prospect, plus Anthony Edwards' impact on Georgia. Additionally, they discuss the top players in next year's NBA Draft. Listen to the latest scoop with Evan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Ep. 59 - Xavier head coach Chris Mack

Xavier University head coach Chris Mack joins The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss the climb to being ranked #3 in country, getting a chance to potentially knock off Villanova in the Big East tournament, what it would mean to lock up a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, and the development of Xavier's stud Seniors Trevon Bluiett and J.P. Macura. Also, Evan predicts where he believes the individual hardware is headed in the Big East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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Ep. 90 - DUKE Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

5-time NCAA Champion and Hall of Fame basketball coach, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, returns to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to talk in depth details on Zion Williamson, the competitive drive of RJ Barrett, and his take on the revamped recruiting schedule. The two also touch on the impact of chemistry between players and the importance of allowing the freedom for talent to develop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

21mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. 93 - National Championship contenders, Rejuvenated Kentucky Wildcats, Underappreciated players

Evan sits down with Fox Sports producer, Conrad Company, to discuss the revamped Kentucky Wildcats and their latest moves toward the National Championship. Evan also names the current top teams he believes are contending for a spot in March Madness and the least appreciated players in America. SUBSCRIBE to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to catch all the insider details from Evan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 97 - Bill Raftery

Evan sits down again with the one and only, Bill Raftery, to discuss the latest in college hoops with the Big East Tournament, Raf's Final Four picks, latest Zion news, thoughts on Ja Morant, UNC's recent success and so much more. They cover it all right here - SUBSCRIBE to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to get the full breakdown with Evan and Raf! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Ep. 92 - NBA Draft Sleepers, Ja Morant's Rise, McDonald's All American Game

Evan sits down with Fox Sports producer, Conrad Company, to share his thoughts on some of college hoops sleepers like SEC leading scorer Grant Williams, Darius Garland, and recent sensation Ja Morant while also touching on what could be in store for high school players such as LaMelo Ball. Plus, we dissect the McDonald's 2019 All American roster and the heated debate for the #1 pick between Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett resurfaces. SUBSCRIBE to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to scoop more insider details from Evan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Ep. 91 Michigan State Head Coach: Tom Izzo

Michigan State's, Tom Izzo, returns to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to talk shop on Cassius Winston and Jaren Jackson, the Spartans' explosive offense and what makes them so dangerous, and like many others, Izzo also has a take on the revamped recruiting schedule. This episode brings you a 2 for 1 as Fox Sports Producer, Conrad Company, also returns to the booth to discuss the latest hires and the impact Tre Jones' injury will have on the Duke team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Ep. 78 - Hall of Fame Coach: Rick Pitino

Longtime coach, Rick Pitino, joins the Sidelines with Evan Daniels to discuss his new book, the recent events at Louisville and if he'll ever coach again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Ep. 94 - The Nation's #1 player commits, Duke takes Virginia (again), #1 NBA draft pick?

Evan debriefs another eventful weekend with Fox Sports producer, Conrad Company, as they talk the intense Duke / Virginia game, the Nation's #1 player Anthony Edwards, Washington's Mike Hopkins and tons more. Evan breaks down the skills and struggles of top players plus what may make or break teams as we head closer to March. SUBSCRIBE to The Sidelines with Evan Daniels to catch all the insider details from Evan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #20