• Jet-setting UK coaches round up recruits

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It seemed impossible that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari could be in so many places in so little time. During a frenzied stretch last week, Calipari was in Los Angeles watching incoming freshman Karl-Anthony Towns be honored at the ESPY Awards one day, then in Augusta,..." July 29

  • Kentucky's high-class problem: Loaded roster forces Calipari to be creative

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Calipari called all his Kentucky players into a meeting, and in front of the entire group he posed a short series of questions to the three or four Wildcats who easily could have entered their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. "Did you come back for me? Did you come back for the..." July 29

  • Kent lands transfer big from Houston

    CougCenter "News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill...." July 29

  • Marcus Foster still hasn’t forgotten, or forgiven, those pulled scholarships

    College Basketball Talk "Marcus Foster was one of the great stories of the 2013-2014 college basketball season. In a season that was dubbed the Year of the Freshmen before Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker even stepped foot on the floor of the United Center in Chicago for the Champions Classic, one of the..." July 29

  • Jermaine Haley commits to Washington

    Seattle Times "In keeping with its new early-bird recruiting approach, Washington secured its first verbal commitment for the 2016 class when Canadian standout Jermaine Haley announced Monday afternoon he’s going to play for the Huskies. “It was the best fit for me,” the 6-7 point guard from Burnaby, British..." July 29

  • Ex-Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt turning pro

    CBSSports.com "Former Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt has signed with an agent and won't be returning to college, he told CBSSports.com on Friday. Threatt -- a distant cousin of former NBA guard Sedale Threatt -- had one year of eligibility remaining after being dismissed from the Blue Hens' program in June for..." July 29

  • UA commit Ray Smith views torn ACL as a blessing

    Arizona Daily Star "Today was supposed to be the day Ray Smith would become an Arizona Wildcat. The UA commit from Las Vegas expected his Dream Vision club team would make today’s ESPN-telecast finals of the Adidas Super 64. So he figured he would play, then announce his choice on camera. “I’m a very arrogant..." July 29

  • Louisville forward Akoy Agau out six weeks following surgery

    SI.com "Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will miss about six weeks after having sports hernia surgery, the school announced on Tuesday. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported the news. Agau's injury occurred about three weeks ago during workouts. The 6-foot-8 forward played in 19 games..." July 29

  • Brandon Sampson ready to dive into recruiting process

    CBSSports.com "After several impressive performances during the spring, Brandon Sampson emerged in the rankings as a quality four-star scorer. But that clearly wasn't enough for him, as Sampson showed at the Fab 48 that he can be one of the best passers from the two-guard position. He was finding players in..." July 29

  • Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell breaks his second backboard of the summer

    College Basketball Talk "This winter the Louisville Cardinals will begin their first season as a member of the ACC, and it certainly helps the transition for Rick Pitino’s program that power forward Montrezl Harrell decided to return for his junior season. Last year Harrell helped lead the Cardinals to 31 wins (the..." July 28

  • Top-10 prospect Chase Jeter to make college decision this week

    CBSSports.com "A decision is coming up for Chase Jeter -- but we won't know his choice until a couple weeks after the fact. Jeter, a top-10 prospect in the class of 2015, told CBSSports.com on Saturday that he is ready to end his recruitment. "I think I'm going to make my decision this week," Jeter said at..." July 27

  • John Groce gets one-year extension on his contract at Illinois

    CBSSports.com "Illinois coach John Groce had his contract officially extended through the 2018-19 season on Thursday. The new deal means Groce will now make $1.7 million per season, up $100,000 from his old deal. Illinois has gone 43-28 in Groce's two seasons in Champaign. No NCAA Tournament appearance yet,..." July 26

  • Freshmen bring toughness to Tar Heels

    ESPN.com "North Carolina Tar Heels junior J.P. Tokoto, whose effortless athleticism in the open court has often drawn comparisons to Vince Carter, eyed freshman Joel Berry, the only defender separating him from the rim on a fast break. It was just a meaningless basket in a long line of summer pickup..." July 24

  • Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such..." July 24

  • UL guard Kevin Brown transfers to UNO

    The Advertiser "After averaging 5.5 points per game on a team that reached the NCAA tournament in 2013-14, Louisiana guard Kevin Brown has reportedly decided to transfer to New Orleans according to a report Monday by Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times. As a result of his having graduated from Louisiana, Brown..." July 24

  • Kyle Perry promoted at USC Upstate

    Tennessean "Gallatin native Kyle Perry was recently promoted to the men’s basketball program’s associate head coach at the University of South Carolina at Upstate. The Spartan program is in the Atlantic Sun Conference. USC Upstate transitioned to being a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)..." July 24

  • Schools reach out to recent SMU decommit Matt McQuaid

    CBSSports.com "Most of the SMU-related headlines last week revolved around Emmanuel Mudiay's decision to bypass college and head overseas for a season. But the Mustangs also suffered a hit to their 2015 class, when shooting guard Matt McQuaid decided to decommit and reopen his recruitment. "I feel like I..." July 24

  • Konstantinos Mitoglou officially signs with Wake Forest

    Fay Observer "Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou has signed with Wake Forest to play basketball beginning in the 2014-15 season, coach Danny Manning announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound Mitoglou, who is nicknamed Dinos, will represent Greece in this month’s U18 European Championship tournament from..." July 23

  • Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

    Albuquerque Journal "University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games..." July 23

  • Malik Beasley looking to capitalize on a big spring, summer

    College Basketball Talk "While some players can use the month of July as a springboard into the conscience of college coaches and recruiting analysts, playing better than they did during their high school seasons and the spring, others simply keep building on the momentum they’ve had all year long. That’s been the case..." July 23

  • College of Charleston President orders second investigation of Coach Doug Wojcik

    The Post and Courier "College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell has ordered a second investigation of embattled basketball coach Doug Wojcik based on new allegations of a physical confrontation with a player and verbal abuse of athletic department staff. One of the allegations in the new report includes a..." July 23

  • Louisville's Montrezl Harrell says he'd love to play for football team

    USA Today "Had Montrezl Harrell not gone to the University of Louisville or another school to play college basketball, the power forward guesses he'd be on a football team somewhere instead. Even though Harrell is a projected lottery pick in next year's NBA draft having returned to U of L for his junior..." July 22

  • Isaiah Austin's NBA Job Offer -- Work Lined Up ... AFTER He Finishes His Degree

    TMZ.com "Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and..." July 22

  • Creighton guard Austin Chatman to have thumb surgery

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton men's basketball's Austin Chatman will undergo surgery Tuesday as doctors reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. The senior guard's activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two..." July 22

  • NCAA denies Jameel McKay's waiver; redshirt junior stays ineligible until Dec. 20

    Iowa State Daily "ISU basketball player Jameel McKay's waiver request for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA, an ISU athletic department spokesperson confirmed. McKay, a two-time NJCAA Division I All-American while at Indian Hills Community College, transferred to Iowa State from Marquette before..." July 22

  • Four-star recruit Cameron Walker commits to Stanford

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time this month, Johnny Dawkins has added himself a commitment from a four-star wing. This time it was Cameron Walker, the No. 61 recruit in the Class of 2015, who announced the commitment on his twitter account. Walker is a versatile, 6-foot-7 wing forward. He can handle the..." July 22

  • Ben Simmons is LSU's best basketball recruit since Shaq

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Rivals' No. 1-ranked player in the 2015 class, LSU commit Ben Simmons continues to draw rave reviews. But the latest might just be the best yet. The Sporting News suggested that Simmons is LSU's most prestigious basketball recruit since Shaquille O'Neal 25 years ago. Simmons isn't a center..." July 22

  • SMU's tough July continues as sweet-shooting Matt McQuaid decommits

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Not even one week after elite point guard Emmanuel Mudiay opted to turn pro instead of enrolling at SMU, another promising recruit has parted ways with the Mustangs without ever playing in a game. Matt McQuaid, one of the class of 2015's best shooters, has backed out of his May commitment to..." July 22

  • Clemson's Ibrahim Djambo to transfer to Hofstra

    SI.com "Former Three Rivers (Mo.) Community College standout Ibrahim Djambo is leaving the Clemson Tigers after just one season in pursuit of more playing time in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 6-10 Malian native will land at Hofstra and play for head coach Joe Mihalich's Pride,..." July 22

  • Five-star 2016 forward Dedric Lawson commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis picked up a major commitment on Sunday when five-star Class of 2016 forward Dedric Lawson pledged to head coach Josh Pastner. Lawson confirmed the commitment to NBCSports.com following a semifinal victory from his Team Penny grassroots team at Peach Jam. Lawson’s father Keelon, was..." July 21

  • Forward Burns pledges commitment to Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame picked up its second oral commitment of the summer hoops circuit Saturday when Elijah Burns, a 6-foot-8 forward from Blairstown, N.J., said he would attend Notre Dame. " July 21

  • Stanford guard Anthony Brown looks to take another step forward in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, one of the questions to be asked of the Stanford Cardinal was what they could expect from 6-foot-7 guard Anthony Brown. After putting together two solid seasons, the Los Angeles native played in just four games in 2012-13, missing the majority of the..." July 21

  • Florida wing DeVon Walker tears ACL, expected to miss season

    CBSSports.com "Florida swingman DeVon Walker is expected to miss the 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL, sources told CBSSports.com. Walker, a 6-foot-6 rising junior, was expected to compete for the starting small forward spot this season. He is one of the team's best perimeter defenders and brought..." July 20

  • Missouri State’s Marshall ready for next step

    Springfield News-Leader "Six months have passed and Missouri State assistant basketball coach Jermaine Henderson remembers the pained look on Marcus Marshall’s face. It wasn’t all from the ache in Marshall’s surgically repaired right knee. “Our first home game after his surgery, he was sitting there during pregame..." July 20

  • Josh Gasser finally near full strength 20-plus months after knee injury

    Madison.com "It’s been a long time since Josh Gasser stepped on a court and felt 100 percent, but the day when he can do so again appears to be getting closer for the fifth-year senior guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. For starters, Gasser has ditched the brace he wore last season..." July 20

  • Notre Dame's Grant finding his voice

    South Bend Tribune "The last time he was a member of the Notre Dame men’s basketball team during the regular season, guard Jerian Grant had the luxury of leaning on others to handle the leadership lifting. This month, all of that landed on his shoulders, and a semester away from the squad seemingly better prepared..." July 20

  • Ben Simmons solidifies No. 1 spot

    CBSSports.com "Heading into July, there was some debate about the consensus No. 1 player in the class of 2015. Some had Ivan Rabb, some had Diamond Stone, some even looked Malik Newman or the rising Jaylen Brown. I went with Ben Simmons, but I could listen to arguments. Not anymore. After Thursday night's..." July 19

  • Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield confident Sooners can once again exceed expectations

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the Oklahoma Sooners were expected to be a team firmly entrenched in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. While head coach Lon Kruger did return key players such as Cameron Clark and Buddy Hield from a group that won 20 games and reached the NCAA..." July 18

  • UTEP freshman Mar'Qywell Jackson leaves Miners

    El Paso Times "UTEP freshman basketball player Mar'Qywell Jackson has left El Paso and returned home to Detroit. Jackson, a 6-foot-5 guard, was named a four star recruit by Rivals.com. Miner coach Tim Floyd saiid, "Mar'Qywell came in and tried it and felt it was a little too far from home. That's one of..." July 18

  • Doug Wojcik heads out recruiting

    ESPN.com "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik headed out on the recruiting trail on Thursday with the university's approval, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Wojcik, who has been suspended for the month of August following an investigation of verbal abuse, did not go out on the road..." July 18

  • UIC Basketball Adds Fifth-Year Transfer Jay Harris from Wagner

    UIC Flames "UIC Head Basketball Coach Howard Moore announced the addition of Jay Harris to the Flames’ 2014-15 roster on Thursday afternoon. Harris, a fifth-year transfer student from Wagner, has immediate eligibility and will attend graduate school at UIC for his final collegiate season. The Aurora,..." July 18

  • Terps forward Jake Layman to miss 4-6 weeks after fracturing bone in left hand

    Washington Post "Maryland basketball junior forward Jake Layman will miss four to six weeks with a fractured bone in his left hand, the athletic department announced Thursday afternoon. The injury to Layman’s non-shooting hand occurred during a pickup game during the first week of July and will not require..." July 18

  • Jaron Nash given a sixth-year of eligibility at UND

    Grand Forks Herald "At the mid-major level of men’s college basketball, recruiting big men with athleticism is a difficult task. UND is well aware of that. But UND’s inside game got a boost Tuesday when the NCAA granted a waiver to 6-foot-8 Jaron Nash, allowing him to play one more season. Nash transferred to..." July 17

  • R.I. grand jury declines to indict two Providence college basketball players in sexual-assault case

    Providence Journal "A statewide grand jury has concluded there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against two college basketball players accused of sexually assaulting a female student on the Providence College campus last November. The players, Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin, PC teammates at the time,..." July 17

  • University of Maryland to induct Len Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports "More than 28 years after his death from a cocaine overdose, the University of Maryland announced on Wednesday it will induct Len Bias into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Bias died on June 19, 1986, two days after he was the No. 2 overall selection in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. It was..." July 17

  • Sources: Memphis to hire top recruits' father

    ESPN.com "Memphis coach Josh Pastner is expected to hire high school coach Keelon Lawson -- who is also the father of three elite recruits -- as an assistant within the next few weeks, sources told ESPN.com. The move is expected to be finalized before the end of July. Keelon Lawson is the head coach..." July 17

  • UConn's Rodney Purvis Set To Show Huskies What He's Got

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis couldn't put on the UConn jersey and play in games last season, so he had to make each behind-the-scenes moment count. Late at night, sometimes after midnight, he and Ryan Boatright would walk back to Gampel Pavilion, turn on the lights and go at it, man on man. "Not many..." July 17

  • Mudiay family: 'No truth' to skipping SMU over eligibility concerns

    CBSSports.com "With the college basketball world struggling to make sense of his bombshell decision, Emmanuel Mudiay is in the gym, shielded from the noise. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound point guard is working out with his trainer and preparing his body for next season, despite the giant question mark regarding where..." July 16

  • Cal Men's Basketball Lands Cornell Transfer

    California Golden Blogs "6'6 SF Dwight Tarwater has been accepted to Cal for grad school and will be eligible immediately. Named Div-IIA Mr. Basketball when playing for Webb High school, Tarwater played sparing during his first three years at Cornell. As a senior co-captain, he posted a career high in points (7.1ppg)..." July 16

  • Kentucky center Karl Towns named Gatorade Athlete of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time in five years, a Kentucky Wildcat was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. On Tuesday night, incoming center Karl Towns, of St. Joseph High (New Jersey), was named this year’s recipient at a banquet in Los Angeles. In 2010, Brandon Knight won the honor. Towns is the..." July 16

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