I am pleased to announce that we will be launching BasketballProspectus.com in the first half of October. BasketballProspectus.com’s initial focus will be on men’s college basketball. We have been able to secure some of the top names in the industry to participate in the project, including Ken Pomeroy, proprietor of kenpom.com and creator of the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings. Features of the website will include:
A comprehensive season preview prepared by Ken Pomeroy (kenpom.com) and John Gasaway (Big Ten Wonk) which will run throughout October until the start of the men’s hoops season in early November, including team-by-team previews for all BCS conference schools and significant coverage of other major and mid-major programs.
The complete suite of Ken Pomeroy’s exclusive statistics, including his RPI and Power Ratings, to be updated daily throughout the season.
Approximately one exclusive article each weekday from November through the end of the NCAA Tournament in March, to be prepared by Ken and a select team of contributors, including BP’s own Joe Sheehan.
BasketballProspectus.com will be completely free. We hope that if you enjoy the site, you will return to it regularly, tell your friends about it, and purchase the first print edition of College Basketball Prospectus when it comes out in 2008-09.
We are thrilled to be working with Ken. We would be hard-pressed to come up with an author/analyst in any sport that shares his reputation, or that shares in our mutual commitment to enhancing the understanding of the games that we love to watch, play, discuss, analyze, and enjoy. We would not launch a product line in another sport unless we were confident that we could do so with the same quality that you’ve come to expect of our baseball coverage.