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  1. Phoebus/Boo Williams (Va.) forward Troy Williams will reportedly transfer to Oak Hill

    May 24, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    TroyWilliams

    Troy Williams, a 2013 forward from Phoebus High School and Boo Williams AAU, will transfer to powerhouse Oak Hill (Va.), according to his mother’s Facebook page. Matthew Hatfield of VirginiaPreps.com was the first to spot the news. Williams recently took part in the Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest in Hampton, Va., where his Boo Williams…

  2. NBA releases list of players invited to June draft combine in Chicago

    May 24, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

    DavidStern

    Ahead of the NBA draft, sixty players have been invited to the NBA draft combine, an event held June 7-8 to test players with drills, workouts, and scrimmages as they prepare to be selected on June 28. In addition to physical workouts, players will take part in interviews and psychological testing, much in the same…

  3. Minnesota upgrading facilities, outfitting Williams Arena with new scoreboards

    May 24, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

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    In what has become a never-ending arms race to build the best facilities at the high-major Division I level, it is little surprise to see Minnesota trying to keep pace in the Big 10. Thursday morning, the Gopher athletic department put out a release detailing upgrades to the Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena, among them…

  4. Center Karl Towns (St. Joe’s (N.J.) ’15) becomes part of Dominican National Team

    May 24, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    It’s usually considered a pretty big feat when a player competes at an AAU level higher, perhaps a 15U player getting minutes with the 17U team. But what if one is a high school freshman, preparing to play for a country’s national team? Karl Towns, a 6-11, 235-pound center from Metuchen, N.J., has made the…

  5. LSU guard John Isaac will not return to team in 2012-13

    May 24, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

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    LSU basketball announced via its Twitter account Wednesday evening that freshman guard John Isaac will not return to the Tigers in 2012-13. The tweet cited Isaac’s failure to meet “institutional and NCAA requirements” for eligibility. This past season, Isaac averaged 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 31 contests for the Tigers, with his…

  6. John Calipari, Kentucky schedule matchup with Baylor in Dallas, series renewal with UNC

    May 24, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball News Conference

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari, via his website yesterday, provided an overview of some scheduling highlights that are to come over the next few seasons. Among the notable games are a renewal of Kentucky’s decade-long series with North Carolina, as well as a marquee game between the Wildcats and Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.…

  7. North Carolina guard Allerik Freeman reportedly transferring to Findlay Prep (Nev.)

    May 23, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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    Allerik Freeman, a 6-3 guard from Charlotte, N.C., will spend his final season of high school basketball playing at Findlay Prep (Nev.), Dave Telep of ESPN.com is reporting. Freeman, a Top 15 player in the country, holds offers and interest from schools that include Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Villanova, and UCLA. He played previously at…

  8. Thomas Robinson thinks he can overtake Anthony Davis, become No. 1 overall pick

    May 23, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Coming off of a season in which he averaged 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, Thomas Robinson has a reason to be confident. He is expected to be a Top 5 pick in June’s NBA draft. Another reason to be confident. But here is where Robinson’s self confidence may have stretched a bit too…

  9. Reeves Nelson reportedly suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, claiming defamation

    May 23, 2012, 2:03 PM EDT

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    Former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for defamation, following the publication of a revealing article about the UCLA program, TMZ is reporting. The $10 million suit, in response to George Dohrmann’s article, published March 5, 2012, says that Dohrmann “recklessly and negligently failed to investigate” the claims in his piece. Most notably…

  10. Patrick Beilein, son of Michigan coach, takes job at West Virginia Wesleyan

    May 23, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

    PatrickBeilein

    Patrick Beilein, the son of Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, has been hired by West Virginia Wesleyan College to become the school’s next head basketball coach. “I have always wanted to be a head coach at the collegiate level and I thank President Balch and Athletic Director Randy Tenney for this opportunity,” Beilein said in…

  11. Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood down to Duke and Ohio State?

    May 23, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    With the retirement of Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury, so was spurred the transfer of freshman Rodney Hood who, now, could be the hottest talent on the transfer market. But, according to a report from Florida State’s Rivals.com site and added to by Bob Baptist of the Columbus Post-Dispatch, Hood is down to two…

  12. 2014 guard Wade Baldwin of SportsU/Immaculata talks recruiting, continues to pick up college offers

    May 23, 2012, 10:23 AM EDT

    WadeBaldwin

    HAMPTON, Va.—After playing two games on Saturday at the Southern Hoop Group Jam Fest, 2014 Immaculata (N.J.) guard Wade Baldwin returned to his hotel room. But in the middle of this AAU tournament, he didn’t go back to get some food or watch a movie or take a nap. He hadn’t shot as well as…

  13. Seton Hall transfer Sean Grennan chooses Fairfield

    May 21, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Following his freshman season at Seton Hall, Pirates guard Sean Grennan decided to transfer, and it now appears he has found a home. Grennan, a 6-2 guard, will transfer to Fairfield, according to Jay Gomes of NJHoops.com. The Sea Girt, N.J., native appeared in 18 games for Kevin Willard and Seton Hall last season, though…

  14. Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins named co-head coach of USA Select national team

    May 21, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT

    MikeHopkins

    Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins will work with the USA Select Team this summer, after being selected to serve as the co-head coach Monday, The Post-Standard is reporting. The Select Team features players who were not chosen for the National Team that will compete in the Olympics, and includes former Duke guard Kyrie Irving, former Butler…

  15. 2013 St. Ignatius (Calif.) forward Stephen Domingo reportedly commits to Georgetown

    May 21, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

    JohnThompsonIII

    After securing a three-man recruiting class for 2012, John Thompson III has grabbed his first player from 2013, St. Ignatius forward Stephen Domingo, Dave Telep of ESPN.com is reporting. The 6-7, 200-pound Domingo averaged 15.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 2010-11 and was named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team. “It’s a…

  16. Former California one-and-done star Shareef Abdur-Rahim graduates with degree

    May 21, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    ShareefAbdurRahim

    The old adage is, “Stay in school, young man,” but what if you’re presented with an opportunity to make enough money to support your family? That was the decision faced by former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim after his freshman season at California in 1996. He chose to go pro, but would return to school throughout…

  17. With defections from CAA, Stony Brook releases statement

    May 21, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

    StonyBrook

    With the shakeups in the CAA over the past few weeks, some schools are looking to seize the opportunity and make the jump to a more prominent conference. A statement from Stony Brook played both sides of the ball, simultaneously selling itself and maintaining that it is remaining in the America East…for now. “We are…

  18. Albany guard Logan Aronhalt reportedly transfers to Maryland

    May 20, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

    LoganAronhalt

    After averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 rebounds this past season for Albany, guard Logan Aronhalt will take advantage of the graduate transfer rule and move to play for Mark Turgeon at Maryland. He will be eligible to play immediately. The news was first reported by InsideMDSports.com. Aronhalt redshirted his freshman season and recently graduated from…

  19. Australian center James Hunter signs with Washington State

    May 20, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

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    Coming off a season when Washington State finished 19-18, the Cougars are looking down under for some more reinforcements. James Hunter, originally from Australia by way of Gillette College (Wyo.),  has signed to Ken Bone’s class of 2012 at Washington State, according to the Associated Press. The 6-10, 240-pound center averaged 13 points and 6.8…

  20. Arkansas adds junior college foward Coty Clarke

    May 20, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    MikeAnderson

    Coty Clarke, a 6-7, 220-pound forward from Lawson State CC (Al.), has signed his national letter of intent to play for Mike Anderson at Arkansas, the Associated Press is reporting. Clarke averaged 14.5 points and 13 rebounds per game last season for Lawson, also leading the team in assists, steals, and blocks per game. Arkansas…

  21. May 20 marks 12th anniversary of death of former St. John’s star Malik Sealy

    May 20, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

    MalikSealy

    Former St. John’s star and NBA forward Malik Sealy died in a car accident 12 years ago today, May 20. Sealy was driving home in Minnesota from a birthday party for friend and teammate Kevin Garnett, when he was struck by a drunk driver who was traveling the wrong way down the highway. Sealy’s SUV…

  22. Jim Boeheim reportedly gets pay raise, bumps total pay to $1.9 million

    May 20, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT

    JimBoeheim

    According to finances filed by Syracuse University, Jim Boeheim saw a 33% pay raise in 2010, making his total compensation $1.9 million. It stands as an interesting contrast to some other high-major coaches, as a report last week from USA Today showed that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was the highest-paid in college basketball during…

  23. UNLV signee Demetris Morant wins Nevada State high jump title

    May 19, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    UNLV has recruited some athletes in its past, and that trend should continue with 6-8 swingman Demetris Morant. More evidence came on Saturday. According to Tristan Aird of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Morant won the Nevada 4A State high jump at 6 feet, 10 inches. Morant is a two-star prospect out of Bishop Gorman (Nev.),…

  24. Following Calipari at Kentucky Derby, Frank Martin at Pimlico to watch Preakness

    May 19, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    USC hires Frank Martin

    Kentucky coach John Calipari gave the “Riders up!” call at the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, and now South Carolina coach Frank Martin is making an appearance at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes, he tweeted Saturday afternoon. There must be something about horse racing that college coaches enjoy. Martin left Kansas State to fill the…

  25. Former Duke guard Kyrie Irving dresses like an old man, schools competition

    May 19, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Kyrie Irving only spent one season at Duke, but, after being drafted first overall in the 2011 NBA draft and winning the Rookie of the Year award, he seems to be a centerpiece of the Cleveland franchise. The next phase in Irving’s career, though, might be as an old man. In a new Pepsi marketing…