• UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

    Yahoo! Sports "North Carolina is expected to be a prime contender for the 2016 men’s basketball national championship. Some outlets have the Tar Heels ranked No. 1 in their early Top 25s. But after the school received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Friday, the question becomes this: Will the..." May 22

  • Maryland, UK, UNC co-favorites for national title

    ESPN.com "Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men's basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with..." May 22

  • Cliff Alexander says mom was 'tricked into' impermissible benefits

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander, who was sidelined because of an NCAA investigation back in February regarding impermissible benefits, recently opened up about the situation. After the subject came up in multiple NBA Draft interviews, he told 120Sports.com that his mother was..." May 22

  • North Carolina announces receipt of Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "Two days after North Carolina head coach Roy Williams lamented the fact that the school had yet to receive a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA regarding an academic fraud scandal and its impact on recruiting, the school announced on Friday that it has received the notice. No details as to..." May 22

  • Mamadou Diarra, Connecticut Prep Star, Picks UConn

    Hartford Courant "Mamadou Diarra, the 6-foot-8 power forward who has made a name at Putnam Science Academy, announced his intention on Friday to attend UConn in 2016. "UConn is the school I always had in mind," Diarra said. "Coach Ollie and I have a great relationship. He's the coach I want to play..." May 22

  • Rutgers hoops adds Bradley transfer guard Omari Grier

    Asbury Park Press "The spring signing period ended Wednesday, but Rutgers’ 2015 recruiting class kept growing Friday. The Scarlet Knights added a commitment from Bradley transfer Omari Grier, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who will be eligible for the coming season as a postgraduate player. “Excited to be a part of..." May 22

  • Aussie forward Keanu Pinder decommits from Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska basketball recruit Keanu Pinder has decommitted. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Australia played for Hutchinson Community College in Kansas last season. Pinder's decommitment is not much of a surprise after the departure of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman, who's an..." May 22

  • Report: Maryland one of two frontrunners for VCU transfer

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland and Connecticut are the two frontrunners to land VCU transfer Terry Larrier, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Larrier, a lanky 6-8 forward from New York City, decided to transfer after head coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas this spring. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.0..." May 22

  • UVa basketball gets 2016-17 commit from Jay Huff of Voyager Academy

    The Roanoke Times "Jay Huff, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Durham, North Carolina, has become the fourth basketball player to commit to Virginia for the 2016-17 entering class. Huff, a four-star prospect on the five-star scale used by 247Sports." May 22

  • Mark Fox signs contract extension with Georgia through 2020

    Athens Banner-Herald "Mark Fox was rewarded for his third 20-win season and second trip to the NCAA Tournament when his contract and raise was approved by the University of Georgia athletic board of directors on Thursday. Fox, who is 106-89 in seven seasons at Georgia, will receive $2 million annually for the next..." May 22

  • Three-star 2015 PF Shawntrez Davis signs with Tech

    247Sports "Shawntrez Davis has signed with the Texas Tech men's basketball team. The (LaGrange, Ga.) Sound Doctrine Christian Academy senior is the No. 46 power forward and No. 187 player overall, according to 247Sports' Composite Rating. The three-star recruit chose the Red Raiders over Boston College,..." May 22

  • Rams seeking third year for transfer

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU basketball coach Will Wade said the school intends to file a waiver with the NCAA seeking a third year of eligibility for junior college transfer Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed. Mohamed, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from Egypt, signed with VCU this past weekend. He originally signed with Houston but..." May 22

  • North Carolina’s Roy Williams discusses impact of NCAA investigation on recruiting

    College Basketball Talk "While the most obvious issue for programs under NCAA investigation is the fact that they wound up in that position, another problem is the impact that the uncertainty can have on recruiting. That’s been the case for North Carolina, which despite having a deep roster expected to contend in the ACC..." May 22

  • Billy Donovan’s Florida buyout is helping pay his former assistants

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Two of Billy Donovan’s assistants from Florida aren't going to Oklahoma City with him when he takes over the Thunder, but Donovan is helping pay their final month of salary. Donovan had to pay back $500,000 to Florida, which in part “compensates (University Athletic) association for its costs..." May 22

  • LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons

    College Basketball Talk "LSU has wasted no time in trying to capitalize on the talent of incoming recruit Ben Simmons, a consensus top two prospect in the Class of 2015. This passage comes from a release that LSU sent out on Thursday morning: The LSU Athletics Department announced Wednesday the beginning of its..." May 21

  • James White joins Georgia Tech as graduate transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has completed its roster with a second home-grown graduate transfer. Arkansas-Little Rock forward James White informed coach Brian Gregory Thursday that he will enroll at Tech following his graduation in August. White picked Tech over Georgia, Alabama and Boston College. “It..." May 21

  • Coppin State basketball loses recruits in wake of Baltimore riots

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "The unrest that gripped Baltimore last month led several Coppin State basketball recruits to withdraw their commitments to the program. Coppin State coach Michael Grant told the Baltimore Sun that the rioting and violence that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal..." May 21

  • Center Dwight Coleby says he's leaving Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Rumors that Dwight Coleby planned to transfer from Ole Miss had been swirling for about two weeks. Late Tuesday night, the 6-foot-9 center confirmed them. "Thank you Ole Miss for everything you have done for me," Coleby posted on Twitter. "Although I will be leaving, I will always be a..." May 21

  • Sammy Barnes-Thompkins Commits To Eagles

    BC Interruption "Boston College basketball got a huge pickup on Wednesday with former St. John's commit Sammy Barnes-Thompkins joining the Eagles. Barnes, a three star shooting guard, comes to BC from Phoenix, Arizona where he played for the AAU Club the Arizona Magic, he is the son of a former Iowa State..." May 21

  • Aric Holman to sign with Miss. State, coach says

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Owensboro High School senior power forward Aric Holman, who had previously announced he would reclassify to 2016 and attend prep school for a year, now plans to sign Thursday with Mississippi State, Owensboro coach Roderick Drake said Thursday morning. The 6-foot-9 Holman, who helped the Red..." May 21

  • Wake Forest suspends guard Jones

    Winston-Salem Journal "Madison Jones’ basketball career at Wake Forest will be on hold until Coach Danny Manning decides otherwise. Manning said Tuesday afternoon that Jones is suspended from all basketball-related activities for poor decisions. Manning declined to specify what rules were broken. “He’s an..." May 21

  • 2015 point guard Marcus LoVett Jr. selects St. John's over Illinois and Memphis

    The Champaign Room "The writing has been on the wall for months, but Illini fans refused to accept it. Marcus LoVett Jr. announced his commitment to St. John's late Wednesday night via Twitter; the Morgan Park (IL) star selected the Red Storm over Illinois, Memphis, and a few other schools. Illinois still has one..." May 21

  • Pollard on Hoiberg Watch: Let's step back from ledge

    Des Moines Register "Is Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg headed to the NBA? If Hoiberg is, Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard said Wednesday that the Cyclones coach has not "indicated" that any NBA teams have contacted him about a job. "He has not indicated that to me," Pollard said during..." May 21

  • Joseph Blair no longer with Arizona basketball program

    Fox Sports Arizona "Joseph Blair, who has spent the last two years as graduate manager with the Arizona men's basketball program, will not return to the team next season. The former Wildcats player turned on Wednesday confirmed he has "no position" with the team. His bio was no longer on Arizona's..." May 21

  • Is freshman Thomas Bryant the key to Indiana's national relevance?

    CBSSports.com "Thomas Bryant is the X-Factor for Indiana: Anytime a school lands a McDonald's All-American it's a big deal, but Bryant's importance has been augmented by last week's dismissal of Hanner Mosquera-Perea. The 6-foot-11 Perea averaged only 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds last season, but he was Tom..." May 21

  • SMU’s Nic Moore to travel abroad this summer … with Kansas?

    College Basketball Talk "The Kansas basketball team will be representing the United States at the World University Games, which is will be held from July 3-14 in Gwangju, Korea. The problem? The Jayhawks only have three perimeter players that currently allowed to play during the event: Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham and..." May 21

  • Calipari says goal was to send eight players to NBA, not win national title

    Kentucky Sports "If you’re not a fan of Coach Cal’s Players First mentality, you might want to sit this one out. Take a quick break from the computer, grab a Wendy’s Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich, steal an ambulance for a Fireball run, go enjoy the weather, whatever. This one’s not for you. For..." May 21

  • UK, Calipari finalize contract extension

    Louisville Courier-Journal "John Calipari's contract extension with the University of Kentucky is official. It was actually signed by the coach a week ago, on May 13, but was awaiting the formality of school president Eli Capilouto's signature. The school has not released the contract – as it is also working on finalizing..." May 21

  • Top-10 SF Tevin Mack commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "New Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart secured his first signature moment in burnt orange by securing a commitment from Columbia (S.C.) Dreher small forward Tevin Mack during a ceremony on Tuesday. Mack wasted little time during his ceremony in announcing his decision, keeping it short and..." May 19

  • UH to vacate basketball wins, cut scholarships after NCAA violations

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii said Friday it will vacate 36 victories, reduce scholarships and practice time, pay a $10,000 fine, and place itself on one-year probation for violations of NCAA rules by its men's basketball program. The self-imposed sanctions were contained in a 64-page reply to the..." May 19

  • Chris Boucher, NJCAA national player of the year, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "247Sports four-star prospect and NJCAA national player of the year Chris Boucher committed to the Oregon Ducks basketball program Friday evening during a visit to Eugene, according to Boucher's mentor and high school coach Ibrahim Appiah. "He was there with the whole staff (Friday) and I think..." May 19

  • Florida signee KeVaughn Allen to remain with Gators

    Alligator Army "Florida signee KeVaughn Allen will remain with the Gators rather than seeking release from his National Letter of Intent, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Monday. Florida confirmed Allen's signing on Monday, finally officially announcing its 2015 recruiting class as a three-man group of Allen,..." May 19

  • 4 Star LaGerald Vick Commits to Kansas

    Rock Chalk Talk "It isn't entirely sure whether 4 star wing LaGerald Vick will reclassify to 2015 or remain a 2016 recruit (though the smart money is on 2015) but either way he committed to doing so as a Jayhawk today. The 49th ranked player in 247's class of 2016, Vick originally was committed to SMU before..." May 19

  • Florida G Eli Carter narrows transfer list, could stay at Florida

    SI.com "Florida guard Eli Carter has reportedly narrowed his list of transfer destinations, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Goodman reports that Carter is looking at Boston College, Georgetown, Clemson as well as possibly staying at Florida. In late April the guard announced that he planned to..." May 19

  • UCLA basketball Jonah Bolden to miss six to eight weeks after meniscus tear

    Orange County Register "Jonah Bolden, the talented 6-foot-10 guard/forward from Australia who missed his freshman season because of eligibility issues, underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. It was a "slight" tear, a UCLA spokesman said, and Bolden is expected to miss..." May 19

  • Rhode Island lands transfer guard from Indiana

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island picked up another transfer this week as former Indiana sophomore Stanford Robinson committed. The 6-foot-4 sophomore is a former top-60 national prospect and will get a chance to restart his career. After sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions, Robinson..." May 19

  • Pitino recruit Nwankwo released from letter of intent for academic reasons

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers men's basketball recruit Jonathan Nwankwo has been released from his national letter of intent because of external academic circumstances, a source familiar with the situation told the Star Tribune on Monday. The 6-10 Gophers' 2015 commit -- whose NCAA clearinghouse and admissions..." May 19

  • Canisius guard Zach Lewis reportedly set to join UMass basketball via transfer

    MassLive.com "The University of Massachusetts basketball team has reportedly landed another future backcourt option via transfer. According to ESPN recruiting scout Adam Finklestein, UMass has picked up a transfer commitment from Canisius guard Zach Lewis, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who announced his decision..." May 19

  • Marquette announces Andrew Rowsey transfer

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Andrew Rowsey, a 5-10 guard from UNC Asheville, announced that he will transfer to Marquette on Sunday afternoon via Twitter. On Monday, the school made it official. Rowsey expected to join the team later this summer and will redshirt the 2015-'16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have..." May 19

  • Louisiana Tech lands Florida A&M transfer guard Jermaine Ruttley

    The News Star "Louisiana Tech's busy day on the recruiting trail continued Tuesday evening when former Florida A&M guard Jermaine Ruttley announced on Twitter he is transferring to play for the Bulldogs. The junior guard is eligible to play immediately in 2016. Ruttley joins Justin Leon as the two most..." May 19

  • Ole Miss lands Liberty transfer Gielo

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss needs front-court help badly. Make that needed. The Rebels announced the addition of Liberty graduate transfer Tomasz Gielo on Monday, prying the 6-foot-9 forward away from the likes of Boise State, Kansas State and more. Gielo fills a major positional need for the Rebels, who..." May 19

  • Arizona State 2016 commit opts to open up recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona State lost a commitment in the Class of 2016 on Monday as three-star stretch forward Lucas Siewert opted to open up his recruitment. The 6-foot-10 native of California, by way of Brazil, can really shoot the ball from the perimeter. He checks in at No. 131 overall in the 2016 class,..." May 19

  • Transfer addition Matt Mobley gives Bonnies more long-term backcourt security

    Buffalo News "St. Bonaventure gained some security in the backcourt for the 2016-17 season Tuesday with the addition of guard Matt Mobley, a transfer from Central Connecticut. Mobley announced his decision to transfer three weeks ago and revealed his choice of the Bonnies on his Twitter account. He will have..." May 19

  • VCU adds a BIG man in JUCO F Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed

    VCU Ram Nation "Will Wade and the VCU Basketball program got great news today as 6’9″, 245 pound PF Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed committed to the VCU Rams while on a visit to campus today. The JUCO forward out of Lee College (TX) averaged 16.2 ppg and 10.7 rpg while shooting 54.5% from the field last season and will be..." May 19

  • South Carolina lands 6-9 center Eric Cobb

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin Monday landed a big man for this 2015 recruiting class in 6-9 Eric Cobb, a native of Jacksonville who attends St. Francis Prep in Baltimore. Cobb originally committed to Kansas State but decommitted in April. After that he took an unofficial visit to..." May 19

  • Richard Pitino makes splash, lands three-star recruit Jordan Murphy

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino closed out his 2015 recruiting class with a splash, landing a commitment Friday night from San Antonio area player of the year Jordan Murphy. Murphy, a three-star forward from Brennan High School, was once a Virginia Commonwealth recruit before Shaka..." May 19

  • Tayler Persons transfer a major addition for Ball State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Kokomo standout and Northern Kentucky transfer Tayler Persons announced his commitment to Ball State on Friday night. Persons' pledge secures a major piece for the future for coach James Whitford. Persons averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists and was named Atlantic Sun..." May 19

  • Report: Four-star JaQuori McLaughlin decommits from Washington

    SI.com "Four-star 2016 point guard JaQuori McLaughlin has decommitted from Washington, his high school coach told Eric Bossi of Rivals. McLaughlin verbally committed to the Huskies in November. He had previously gave a verbal commitment to Oregon State before decommitting after the Beavers fired coach..." May 19

  • Huggins Announces Signing of Lamont West

    West Virginia Illustrated "West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of Lamont West to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 academic year. West, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently graduated from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Georgia. He will have..." May 19

  • Former Marquette forward finds new home in the MAC

    College Basketball Talk "Toledo picked up a transfer from the Big East as forward Steve Taylor Jr. will finish his career with the Rockets. The news of Taylor’s transfer was first reported by Chicago Hoops. The 6-foot-7 Taylor will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules but he gives Toledo an..." May 19

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