The avalanche of informative and entertaining sports blogs can be overwhelming at times. Anyone can author a blog, but how do users make the most of all of this widely-available information? Here are a few tried and true basketball-focused blogs curated to provide the latest in breaking news, rumors, analysis, and community interaction in the world of hoops:

BASKETBALL | REDDIT: As arguably the most popular message board on the internet, the active community of Reddit basketball posters combine to make this place a one-stop shop for all breaking basketball news, as well as both expert and casual fan commentary. Reddit is the place to be during any playoff season.

INSIDE HOOPS: This comprehensive site is the best source on the web for the latest in NBA news coverage, curating a variety of daily news articles as well as the hottest rumors. Although the focus of this blog is on the NBA, the site also delves into college basketball, especially during March Madness.

PREP HOOPS: The rise of the internet has energized interest in high school basketball recruiting. Prep Hoops has the well-deserved reputation as being the leader in all things prep basketball, including daily updates on player rankings, recruiting analysis, and more.

TALKBASKET.NET: Because quality basketball is not limited to the United States, TalkBasket.Net has you covered. Providing comprehensive coverage of European and international basketball, this blog also boasts an active message board community and news about major basketball events from around the globe.

THE HOOP DOCTORS: If quantity is what you want, The Hoop Doctors has you covered. With dozens of new posts each week, this blog offers a little bit of everything with coverage of the NBA, college hoops, and even a little bit of pop culter to spice things up.

THE BREAKTHROUGH BASKETBALL BLOG: Geared toward instruction, this blog is an invaluable resource for both coaches and players. Offering up hundreds of free coaching drills and tips, this blog should be a go-to for any aspiring coach or athlete.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. Take the time to explore the web and see what is out there for you as you learn the latest basketball news and interact with rabid fans everywhere!