• Is this the year Gonzaga finally advances beyond the Sweet 16?

    SB Nation "At what point does Cinderella become powerful and popular enough to stop being an underdog story? For Gonzaga, the national narrative painting the program as college basketball's prototypical dark horse started feeling like a disservice years ago. For 15 seasons, Mark Few has been the 'Zags head..." September 23

  • Source: Mitchell cleared to play for Georgia Tech

    ESPN.com "Charles Mitchell isn't leaving the ACC after departing Maryland following the season. Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell, a native of Marietta, Georgia, was granted the waiver to be..." September 23

  • LSU basketball scores commitment from Peabody 2017 guard Cedric Russell

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fans may be disappointed in the result of Saturday night's football game against Mississippi State but the basketball team landed a commitment following the game in Peabody sophomore Cedric Russell." September 23

  • South Charleston’s Knapper commits to WVU for basketball

    The Charleston Gazette "Brandon Knapper, the South Charleston junior point guard and one of the state’s top basketball players, headed to Morgantown this weekend to make an unofficial visit to West Virginia University. But he didn’t want to wait any longer to join coach Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers. On Saturday,..." September 23

  • Forward Alex Illikainen commits to Wisconsin

    Madison.com "The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program received an oral commitment from forward Alex Illikainen on Sunday morning. The 6-foot-9 Illikainen, who took his official visit to the UW campus over the weekend, becomes the second member of the Badgers’ 2015 recruiting class. He joins..." September 22

  • 2015 4-Star Point Guard Bryant Crawford Commits to Wake Forest

    Blogger So Dear "Danny Manning has landed his first commitment of the 2015 recruiting class. According to Alex Kline, of The Recruit Scoop, 4-star point guard Bryant Crawford has verbally committed to Danny Manning and Wake Forest University. Crawford is a 4-star prospect who attends Gonzaga High School in..." September 22

  • Four-star forward Ed Morrow becomes Nebraska’s third 2015 commitment

    Corn Nation "On Saturday evening, the University of Nebraska celebrated the 20th anniversary of the national championship team of 1994. On that team was a sophomore outside linebacker. He didn’t play much, but he was back this weekend, walked out of the tunnel and lined up to greet the team as they took the..." September 22

  • Dayton picks up verbal commitment from guard John Crosby

    Dayton Daily News "The Dayton men’s basketball program picked up a verbal commitment Monday from point guard John Crosby, of the New Hampton School (N.H.), according to a source. Crosby is a 6-foot-2 guard originally from Baltimore, Md. He’s attending New Hampton this year and previously attended Baltimore..." September 22

  • Bradley forward Auston Barnes charged with domestic battery

    Journal Star "Bradley senior basketball forward Auston Barnes was charged Friday with misdemeanor domestic battery in connection with an incident last month. Barnes, 22, of 908 N. Frink St., Apt. 10, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for his initial appearance on the charge, which..." September 22

  • 6-foot-9 power forward Alex Thomas verbally commits to Towson

    Zagsblog "Alex Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward from Coastal Academy (N.J.) and the Playaz Basketball Club, committed to Towson Sunday. He also had offers from Fairfield, St. Bonaventure, FDU, Wagner and Canisius. Thomas averaged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds this summer as the Playaz won the Peach..." September 22

  • 6-8 wing King commits to Cougars

    The Spokesman-Review "Derrien King, a 6-foot-8 wing from Los Angeles, has given an oral commitment to basketball coach Ernie Kent to play at Washington State, according to multiple reports. King is a freshman at Santa Monica (Junior) College. Kent has now secured oral commitments from at least two recruits in the..." September 22

  • Mount St. Mary's reaches extension with head coach Jamion Christian

    TheScore.com "Following a surprising run to the NCAA tournament, Mount St. Mary's decided to reward its head coach Jamion Christian with an extension that carries through until the 2018-19 season. "We are very pleased to extend our contract with Coach Jamion Christian," said school athletic director Lynne..." September 22

  • Combo guard Bryce Brown says yes to Charlotte

    Hoop Seen "He said it was the hardest decision of his life and if you spoke to Bryce Brown on Sunday night, you believed every bit of that. Brown, the No. 12 overall player in Georgia's 2015 class, committed to Charlotte on Sunday night after officially visiting the Conference USA school over the..." September 22

  • Mom's recovery from drugs sets CSU's Antwan Scott straight

    Coloradoan "Andrew Wilson couldn't hold back the tears. He wanted to sing the praises of his son, Antwan Scott, overcoming so much to land the starting point guard spot on a major college basketball program at CSU. He wanted to share the positive influence his late wife, Theresa Scott, had on their family...." September 22

  • URI adds to 2015 recruit class with Louisiana guard Christion Thompson

    Providence Journal "It’s a long way from Louisiana to Kingston but Christion Thompson says he can’t wait to make the trip next fall. Thompson, a 6-3 guard from Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, verbally committed to play for Dan Hurley and the Rams on Sunday. Thompson and his father, a former LSU football player, spent..." September 22

  • St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Jibri Blount commits to play basketball at Cleveland State

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After his senior season, St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Jibri Blount will be making the trip up I-77 to play college basketball at Cleveland State. The 6-6 forward committed to the Vikings this weekend, and is the first commitment for Cleveland State in the Class of 2015. When making the decision,..." September 22

  • Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a..." September 19

  • No. 1 overall HS hooper Ben Simmons says he's 100 percent going to LSU

    USA Today "Ben Simmons is well aware that it’s not proper etiquette to answer a question with a question, but this particular question prompted an immediate “eye-squint/c’mon” reaction. After he graduates from Montverde (Montverde, Fla.); is Simmons going to opt for a year overseas rather than heading to..." September 18

  • Baylor incoming recruit will not play in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor will be without freshman wing Kobie Eubanks for the 2014-15 season, according to a report from CBS Sports‘ Jon Rothstein. Rothstein states that Eubanks wasn’t cleared by the NCAA. A 6-foot-5 wing guard and three-star prospect, Eubanks committed to Baylor and head coach Scott Drew on..." September 18

  • Friars' Kris Dunn cleared for contact

    ESPN.com "Friars point guard Kris Dunn, who missed nearly all of last season with a second major shoulder injury, has been cleared for full-contact practice. Dunn went through Wednesday's team workout without any issues to his right shoulder and told ESPN afterward that he is about 80 percent back...." September 18

  • Georgia Tech uses LeBron James in sales pitch to nation’s No. 2 basketball prospect

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Both Georgia Tech and UGA had in-home visits with Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, within the last few days. And Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory had a creative recruiting pitch that related to the world’s best basketball player, LeBron James. “Coach Gregory..." September 18

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim responds to Yahoo article, calls it completely 'off-base'

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned from his trip to Spain with USA Basketball and refuted a Yahoo article that portrayed the program as a propaganda piece for Duke basketball. Boeheim, sitting behind his desk at the Melo Center on Wednesday with a lunch of Pepsi and popcorn, took aim at many..." September 17

  • Elite Shooting Guard Eric Davis Commits To Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "Eric Davis was born to score buckets. And the shooting guard from Michigan announced on Tuesday evening that he'll be scoring his buckets as a collegian at the University of Texas. Rick Barnes' first commit from the Class of 2015 is almost as exciting as the commitment from the final member of..." September 17

  • Arizona State cuts ties with junior college recruit following arrest

    College Basketball Talk "After a weekend arrest for allegedly stealing a few DVDs from Walmart, Arizona State has cut ties with 2015 recruit and junior college big man Jordan Washington. According to Chris Karpman of ASUDevils.com, Arizona State will part ways with the 6-foot-8, 280-pound Washington after the Indian..." September 17

  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference. JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it. Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, Rivals.com reported..." September 17

  • MU freshmen Gant, Allen suspended after arrest

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri freshman basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault -- a misdemeanor -- according to the Columbia Police Department's public information report. "We are aware of the situation involving Jakeenan Gant and..." September 17

  • FIU's basketball court was destroyed by a CrossFit competition

    Miami Herald "Organizers for RAID Games VI rented FIU Arena this weekend. FIU Arena's often rented out to make a little extra scratch for a department light on fund-raising and ticket sales. The event left significant dents in the floor, probably from the weights used in crossfit competitions. The Athletic..." September 16

  • Antonio Blakeney decommits from U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It took 11 days for Antonio Blakeney to reconsider his verbal commitment to the University of Louisville. He announced the withdrawal of his pledge to the Cardinals on Monday night. The decision deals a significant blow to a Louisville recruiting class that was in the running for the top..." September 16

  • Jalen Rose says Chris Webber needs to apologize over Michigan bad blood

    CBSSports.com "There's a lot of bad blood between Chris Webber and the other members of the "Fab Five," his super-recruit teammates at the University of Michigan. There are a lot of complicated elements with it, but it reached the point where Webber didn't even speak to Rose when he saw him during the Finals,..." September 16

  • Illinois basketball's long, sorry history of recruiting misses

    SB Nation "Jalen Brunson didn't need to rub it in this time around to instill the same creeping feeling of dread and irrelevance around Champaign-Urbana that now seems like an annual rite of passage. The five-star point guard sat at a table on the campus of his north suburban Chicago high school on Wednesday..." September 16

  • Tre Scott commits to Cincinnati

    Yahoo! Sports "Commit No. 2 for the 2015 hoops class is in. According to Chad Brendal of Bearcat Journal, '15 F Trevon "Tre" Scott of Georgia committed to the Bearcats just moments ago. Cincinnati now holds commitments from two prospects in the class as Scott joins '15 G Justin Jenifer. Scott, who was..." September 16

  • Ex-DeLaSalle star Travis confident, excited to play for Stanford

    Fox Sports North "Reid Travis looks only slightly different after a summer preparing for the next step of his basketball journey. There's a little more muscle on that wiry, 6-foot-8 frame. His knees are working better after arthroscopic surgery to clean up one of them in July. But that clean-cut, boyish,..." September 16

  • Doug Wojcik, College of Charleston settle at $400,000

    The Post and Courier "Former head basketball coach Doug Wojcik received a $400,000 settlement from the College of Charleston, according to documents the school supplied to The Post and Courier through the Freedom of Information Act. The College of Charleston only had to pay $150,000 of the $400,000 that was owed to..." September 16

  • 4-star power forward Chance Comanche commits to UA

    Arizona Republic "Sean Miller's recruiting machine is turning official visits into closing ceremonies. Four-star power forward Chance Comanche of Los Angeles announced Sunday morning he would play for the Wildcats in 2015-16, posting his choice on Twitter before he even left town – and well before he was..." September 16

  • Florida prep standout Justin James commits to Wyoming hoops

    Casper Star-Tribune "Another day, another commitment. Justin James -- a 6-foot-7, 180-pound guard from Oldsmar Christian High School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida -- verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday night. He became the Cowboys' fifth verbal commitment of the 2015 signing class, and the third from the state..." September 16

  • Clinton Christian forward Develle Phillips chooses DePaul

    Washington Post "Clinton Christian’s Develle Phillips committed to play basketball at DePaul on Sunday, capping his first official visit with a pledge to Blue Demons Coach Oliver Purnell. The 6-foot-8 senior forward also held strong interest from Clemson, Cincinnati, Georgia, Kansas State, South Carolina,..." September 16

  • Norwalk’s Steven Enoch verbally commits to UConn

    Sportzedge "UConn’s front line just got a little more formidable. Norwalk High School power forward and National Top 100 recruit Steven Enoch has verbally committed to the school, and announced his decision on Sunday via Twitter. Enoch made his official visit to UConn over the weekend, and was impressed..." September 16

  • Point guard Jon Octeus denied admission at UCLA

    Coloradoan "Former CSU point guard Jon Octeus has been denied admission to UCLA, a source close to the situation told the Coloradoan. Octeus had planned to transfer to UCLA for his final season of NCAA eligibility this winter and was expected to be the Bruins' starting point guard. As a junior at Colorado..." September 15

  • Charlotte coach Alan Major returns from medical leave of absence

    The Charlotte Post "Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Alan Major has returned from a medical leave of absence. “I’m very thankful to God to be back with the team,” Major said in a statement. “I want to thank my family, our players and coaches, Athletic Director Judy Rose, Chancellor Phil Dubois and the..." September 15

  • Boise State men's basketball picks up commitment from Century's Harwell

    Idaho Statesman "The Boise State men's basketball team has picked up one of the state of Idaho's best recruits in recent years. Malek Harwell, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound senior guard from Century High in Pocatello, verbally committed to the Broncos on Sunday night. Harwell is the first known verbal commitment for..." September 15

  • Houston lands commitment from junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Houston and head coach Kelvin Sampson landed a commitment on Sunday as junior college Class of 2015 forward Xavier Dupree committed to the Cougars. A 6-foot-9 forward from Paris Junior College in Texas, Dupree was originally committed to Arkansas State out of high school before going the junior..." September 15

  • Fordham Lands Power Forward Jesse Bunting

    Zagsblog "Jesse Bunting, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound 2015 power forward from Tabor Academy (MA) and the Expressions Elite AAU program, verbally committed to Fordham on Sunday. Bunting also considered Duquesne, St. Joe’s and Quinnipiac. “I picked Fordham because of the opportunities it has to offer,” he told..." September 15

  • Arizona State commit arrested for allegedly shoplifting less than $20 in DVDs from Walmart

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona State commit Jordan Washington was arrested and charged with Fifth Degree Theft late this week at a local Walmart, according to The Ottumwa Post. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound big man from Indian Hills Community College was booked at Wapello County Jail for allegedly shoplifting two DVDs from..." September 14

  • Texas coach Rick Barnes suspends Martez Walker after assault charge

    Statesman "Texas men's basketball coach Rick Barnes has suspended guard Martez Walker after the sophomore was charged with Class A misdemeanor assault with injury by campus police. The suspension was announced just before 2 a.m. Friday. Details about the incident were not immediately known. “We are..." September 14

  • Source: UCLA freshman forward Jonah Bolden ruled ineligible

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA's heralded recruiting class has taken a significant hit after incoming freshman Jonah Bolden has been deemed ineligible by the NCAA to play this season, an industry source told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 power forward, a native of Australia who was ranked in the Top 100 by ESPN.com, will remain on..." September 13

  • Tracy Abrams suffers knee injury; will miss 2014-15 season

    The Champaign Room "Illinois Basketball has received some devastating news. TCR learned late Monday night that senior Tracy Abrams suffered a torn ACL during a workout and is expected to miss the entire upcoming season. The Chicago-Mount Carmel product has been Illinois' starting Point Guard for the past three..." September 13

  • Valparaiso point guard Lexus Williams likely out for season with torn ACL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Valparaiso’s sophomore point guard Lexus Williams suffered a torn ACL in a recent open gym, and will undergo surgery. The Crusaders were keeping the door open, but the injury likely will sideline Williams for the upcoming season. As a freshman, Williams started 23 of 34 games, including 15 of..." September 13

  • Mickey Mitchell recommits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State basketball got a boost from a familiar place. Former Ohio State decommit Mickey Mitchell has decided he wants to stay with his previous commitment and become a Buckeye. The 6'7, 210-pound small forward originally committed to the Buckeyes on Aug. 22 last year, but then rumors started..." September 12

  • Former Florida State commit reopens his recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "With talented 2015 products Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley verbally committing to attend Florida State on Friday, the general feeling was that something had to give with regards to the Seminoles’ at the time four commitments. Thursday afternoon it was reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com..." September 12

  • Trevor Manuel, 4-star power forward, commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Trevor Manuel, a four-star power forward who is among the nation's top 100 prospects, announced his commitment to the University of Oregon on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 215-pound post, who had several schools in mind just a week ago, took his official visit to Eugene last weekend for the..." September 12

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