• Deyonta Davis plays like an NBA rim protector. Now he has to talk to like one

    SB Nation "A hoard of reporters leaned in with their microphones as Deyonta Davis slouched into his seat at the NBA Draft Combine. Questions were asked and Davis answered with a faint voice. Three minutes into the interview one reporter said, "It's like you need a microphone in front of you for us to hear..." May 27

  • Purdue coach Matt Painter against 5th-year graduate transfer rule

    ESPN "Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball coach Matt Painter is not in favor of the fifth-year graduate transfer rule, even though he is benefiting from it in getting Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht. Painter, who was on Thursday's ESPNU College Basketball podcast, said players haven't used the rule..." May 27

  • Four-star forward Justin Jackson commits to Maryland basketball

    Washington Post "In the wake of Wednesday night’s news that point guard Melo Trimble is returning for his junior season, Maryland added another crucial piece to its roster Thursday, picking up an oral commitment from former UNLV pledge Justin Jackson. Jackson, a four-star prospect who is considered one of the..." May 26

  • Valparaiso's Alec Peters has withdrawn from the NBA Draft

    Mid Major Madness "Valparaiso forward Alec Peters has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported on Thursday. The deadline for college players to withdraw and retain their eligibility came and went Wednesday night with fans still waiting for an official announcement. Although the rising senior..." May 26

  • Marcus Lee transferred from Kentucky because John Calipari is the most insatiable recruiter alive

    SB Nation "John Calipari has been at Kentucky for seven seasons, and for seven seasons Kentucky has brought in either the No. 1 or No. 2 recruiting class in the country. That streak pushed into 2016 with a five-man class made up entirely of 5-star, top-25 players in ESPN's database. Calipari has suggested..." May 26

  • Andrew White III Foregoes 2016 NBA Draft and Returns to the Nebraska Cornhuskers

    BT Powerhouse "After three workouts with three teams in three days, Andrew White III headed back to Nebraska on Saturday with a decision to make: stay in the NBA Draft and forgo his redshirt senior season, or return to Nebraska for his final year. White worked out with the Detroit Pistons on May 19th, then..." May 26

  • Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku will stay in draft

    The Score "Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku is moving on from the college game. The 6-foot-10 center posted on Instagram on Wednesday night that he is remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft, ending his collegiate career. " May 26

  • Maryland's Melo Trimble returning to school

    College Spun "Melo Trimble is coming back to school for his junior season. It was announced Wednesday night that the Maryland star point guard is taking his name out of the NBA Draft and returning for the 2016-17 season. Trimble had declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but didn’t hire an agent, meaning he..." May 26

  • Marcus Lee Withdraws from 2016 NBA Draft, Will Transfer from Kentucky

    Bleacher Report "Wednesday was a good news-bad news day for the Kentucky Wildcats, as junior forward Marcus Lee will not be entering the NBA draft but is going to transfer from the school. Kentucky head coach John Calipari confirmed Lee's decision with Eric Lindsey of UKAthletics.com: [Lee] informed us today..." May 25

  • Nevada lands NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin

    The Score "Caleb and Cody Martin have found a new home. The pair, who announced they would be transferring from NC State in March, will be joining Nevada, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. " May 25

  • Caleb Swanigan returning to Purdue

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "For at least one more season, Purdue will play a big brand of basketball in its frontcourt. Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to Purdue for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward and other underclassmen who had declared for the draft faced an..." May 25

  • Another USC starter is gone after Nikola Jovanovic stays in NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "At one time, it seemed probable that the USC basketball team would return all five starters after its best season in years. Then came this off-season, which has been close to a worst-case scenario for Coach Andy Enfield and the Trojans. Forward Nikola Jovanovic, who started all 34 games last..." May 25

  • Jaron Blossomgame: ‘I'm coming back’ to Clemson

    The State "Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame announced he’s returning for his senior season in a news conference on campus Wednesday afternoon. Blossomgame took it right to the deadline for players who didn’t sign with an agent to either declare for the NBA draft or return to school. “I appreciate..." May 25

  • Isaiah Briscoe's return to Kentucky doesn't guarantee him a starting job

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Of all the many players who have withdrawn their names from the list of those eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft, none faced a more compelling conundrum than Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe. He is a point guard who did not play much of the position as a freshman. He is a pro-level talent who has yet..." May 25

  • Malik Newman to withdraw from NBA draft, may look to transfer

    Clarion Ledger "Malik Newman removed his name from the NBA draft on Wednesday his father told The Clarion-Ledger. The return to college may not mean a second season at Mississippi State, though. A source told The Clarion-Ledger that Newman could potentially seek to transfer. When asked about the possibility,..." May 25

  • Villanova’s Josh Hart will return for one more season

    SI "Villanova guard Josh Hart will return for his senior season, he announced Tuesday. Hart was an integral part of the Wildcats’ national championship team from last season. After spending two years on the bench, Hart moved to the starting lineup for his junior season, averaging 15.5 points, 6.8..." May 25

  • Isaiah Whitehead officially leaving Seton Hall for NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "After weeks of speculation, news finally broke on Tuesday night regarding Isaiah Whitehead's basketball future. The sophomore star is going pro. Whitehead tweeted on Tuesday night that he had decided forgo his final two years of eligibility at Seton Hall to enter the NBA Draft. Adrian..." May 25

  • Report: Indiana junior Troy Williams staying in NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "An Indiana player – Thomas Bryant – who likely would’ve been a first-round pick didn’t even declare for the draft without an agent. Another Indiana player – Troy Williams – who might not even get picked will stay in the draft. Williams, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is an excellent athlete. He’s..." May 25

  • Report: New Mexico State's Siakam to stay in draft

    The Score "Pascal Siakam is taking his game to the next level. The New Mexico State forward will reportedly remain in the 2016 NBA Draft, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, ending his college career after two seasons. Following a successful freshman campaign, Siakam was an absolute beast for the..." May 25

  • Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey to exit NBA draft process, return to Ducks

    ESPN "Oregon sophomore Dillon Brooks and freshman Tyler Dorsey are expected to return to Eugene, sources close to the situation told ESPN on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 Brooks led the Ducks in scoring at 16.7 points per game and also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Dorsey averaged 13.4 points and..." May 25

  • Isaiah Briscoe withdraws from NBA Draft, returns to Kentucky

    Sportando "Isaiah Briscoe decided to withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft. The player will return to Kentucky." May 25

  • Blackmon has submitted paperwork to withdraw from draft

    Rivals "An NBA source tells Peegs.com that the paperwork for James Blackmon Jr. to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Indiana has been submitted. The 6-foot-3 guard will be a junior this season. Blackmon, who had ACL surgery in January, was Indiana’s second-leading scorer before his..." May 25

  • Nigel Hayes will return to Wisconsin for senior season

    Wisconsin State Journal "Nigel Hayes has withdrawn his name from the 2016 NBA draft entry pool and will return for his senior season with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Hayes, a 6-foot-7 forward who declared for the draft last month but didn’t sign with an agent, broke the news to the State Journal..." May 25

  • San Diego State’s Malik Pope to withdraw from draft

    SI "San Diego State forward Malik Pope will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for the 2016–17 season, he announced Monday on Twitter. “I’ve decided after talking with my mom and my coaches that I’m gonna withdraw my name from the NBA draft tomorrow, 5/24,” Pope tweeted." May 24

  • Brimah Joins Purvis In Returning To UConn For Senior Season

    Hartford Courant "The two-month process of collecting feedback from the NBA is complete, and Amida Brimah will be returning to UConn for his senior season. Shortly after the Huskies' season ended on March 20, Brimah, the 7-foot center from Ghana, joined Huskies teammates Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton in..." May 24

  • Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby to take Delaware job

    Chicago Tribune "In a big way, Mike Brey was trying to push Martin Ingelsby out the door that March day before the Sweet 16. Brey, Notre Dame’s basketball coach, saw his wish granted Tuesday when, according to multiple reports, his former player and now-former assistant will take over the job Brey held for five..." May 24

  • Gonzaga's Karnowski returning to school for fifth season

    The Score "Gonzaga will have its big man back in the fold for the 2016-17 season, as Przemek Karnowski tweeted he's returning to school for his final season. The 7-foot-1 center underwent season-ending back surgery in December, and will return to school for an extra year on a medical redshirt. The..." May 24

  • Purdue's Edwards withdraws from NBA draft

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "At least two-thirds of Purdue's potentially formidable frontcourt will return next season. Purdue announced today that Vincent Edwards has withdrawn from the NBA Draft to return for his junior season. It still awaits word on whether power forward Caleb Swanigan will do the same. The deadline..." May 24

  • Charles Cooke to return to Dayton Flyers

    Dayton Daily News "Charles Cooke will return to the Dayton Flyers for his senior season and withdraw his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, UD announced Tuesday. Cooke, a 6-foot-5 guard from Trenton, N.J., led the Flyers in scoring with 15.6 points per game. He announced April 21 he would submit his name..." May 24

  • Illinois dismisses Kendrick Nunn from basketball team

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois dismissed guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team on Tuesday following his guilty plea last week to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a domestic violence arrest. “We have not reached this decision easily,” athletic director Josh Whitman said in a statement. “We care..." May 24

  • Mike Krzyzewski upbeat on Blue Devils' prospects for 2016-17

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski isn't one for hyperbole, but even the Duke coach can't help but look at the roster he has for the 2016-17 season and be excited. "We have the right ingredients to be very good,'' he said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "And that's what we're going to try and do -- be very..." May 24

  • Mamadou Ndiaye will remain in NBA Draft, forgo senior season

    Larry Brown Sports "Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7-foot-6 junior at UC Irvine, has officially decided to forgo his final season of college eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Ndiaye, who is one of only two 7-foot-6 college players in the country, declared for the draft last month but has not hired an agent. He told ESPN’s..." May 24

  • Yale's Makai Mason withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Yale star guard Makai Mason will remove himself from consideration for the 2016 NBA Draft and return to school for his junior year, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Mason decided to test his draft stock after a standout performance in the NCAA tournament against Baylor, which propelled him..." May 23

  • Temple's Josh Brown to undergo surgery on Achilles

    Philly.com "Temple’s basketball program suffered a potentially huge blow when senior-to-be point guard Josh Brown suffered a left Achilles tendon injury on Friday. He will have surgery on Wednesday. Owslscoop.com first reported the injury, which was confirmed by a Temple official." May 23

  • Georgia's Juwan Parker receives medical redshirt after missed season

    Macon Telegraph "Juwan Parker will have the opportunity to make up for lost time. Parker received approval for a medical redshirt after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon, Georgia announced Monday. Parker injured his Achilles midway through the 2014-15 season but did play..." May 23

  • Valparaiso transfer David Skara commits to Clemson

    ACC Sports "Just weeks after visiting Clemson, former Valparaiso forward David Skara will transfer into the Tigers program, according to multiple reports. A 6-8, 205-pound power forward, Skara arrived at Valparaiso as part of then-coach Bryce Drew’s 2014 recruiting class." May 23

  • Ethan Telfair returning to Idaho State

    The Score "Idaho State star guard Ethan Telfair will return to school. " May 23

  • Trevon Bluiett to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier's Trevon Bluiett said he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Musketeers for his junior season, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported via Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Enquirer's Shannon Russell reported in late March that Bluiett and red-shirt junior Jalen Reynolds would..." May 23

  • Providence potential first-rounder Ben Bentil staying in 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence forward Ben Bentil is off to the NBA for good. Bentil has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, he announced in an Instagram post on Sunday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, and had previously been testing his draft stock under the..." May 23

  • Snoop Dogg: 'I wish I could've played for Coach Izzo'

    Michigan Live "Rapper Snoop Dogg is a diehard USC fan but has no hate in his heart for Michigan State University. "I love the S on the Spartans uniform because it represents Snoop Dogg," he laughed. Uplifting the Flint community during the water crisis was his main concern at Saturday's "Hoop 4 Water"..." May 23

  • Coach K wants Amile Jefferson to be Duke's Draymond Green

    College Spun "Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke’s 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. " May 22

  • As expected, Elijah Brown makes official he will return for Lobo hoops

    Albuquerque Journal "s was expected from the day he announced his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters, UNM guard Elijah Brown early Saturday unceremoniously announced he would be returning for his junior season. Brown, the first team All-Mountain West selection after averaging 21.7 points and 3.1 assists per..." May 21

  • Christian Kessee transfers to Memphis

    Baltimore Sun "Memphis has signed former Coppin State guard Christian Kessee as a graduate transfer. Kessee, who led the Eagles with 14.6 points per game and scored in double figures 25 times this past season, will be able to play for the Tigers in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2 guard made 88 3-pointers, shot 39.5..." May 21

  • Peter Jok withdraws from NBA draft, will return to Iowa

    Hawk Central "Peter Jok will return to the Iowa basketball team for his senior season rather than turn pro, he told The Des Moines Register on Friday. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard made the final decision after consulting with members of his inner circle, which included coach Fran McCaffery. Like more than..." May 21

  • Illinois reinstates Jaylon Tate after domestic battery case dropped

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois reinstated guard Jaylon Tate to the basketball team Friday, one day after prosecutors dropped a domestic-battery charge against him. No decision has been reached on guard Kendrick Nunn, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery earlier this week in Champaign, stemming from an arrest in..." May 20

  • Canisius coach Baron retires after 29-year career

    ESPN "Canisius coach Jim Baron is retiring, the school confirmed to ESPN. Baron, 62, has been the head coach of the Golden Griffins basketball team for the past four seasons, compiling a 73-59 overall record. He went to the CIT the first three years and finished 14-18 this past year. Baron agreed..." May 20

  • Villanova's Wright: Underclassmen should be allowed to hire agents

    SI "Villanova head coach Jay Wright would like for the rules to change so that underclassmen can retain agents as they determine whether or not they would like to stay in the NBA draft, ESPN's Andy Katz reports. “One of the things we've learned through this process is that [the player] needs an..." May 20

  • Arizona State lands 4-star forward Romello White

    Scout "Four-star power forward Romello White has signed with Bobby Hurley and Arizona State, he told Scout. "Everything about it," White said when asked about this decision to go to ASU. "The school is great. The stadium is amazing. I love it. Their coaches aren’t going anywhere. I’m going to get a..." May 20

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Mr. Basketball Charlie Moore of Morgan Park commits to California

    Chicago Tribune "Mr. Basketball has a new home. Morgan Park senior guard Charlie Moore committed to California on Wednesday night. He committed to Memphis on Nov. 12 before reopening his recruitment on April 8 after Josh Pastner left to coach Georgia Tech. "It's a big relief to get it over with," Moore said...." May 19