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  1. Xavier transfer Mark Lyons commits to Arizona

    May 6, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT


    Xavier transfer Mark Lyons is officially headed to Arizona, he tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Excited to be a wildcat!!!!!!!” the tweet reads. Lyons left Xavier in April and it was rumored from the beginning that he could end up at Arizona. Wildcat coach Sean Miller recruited Lyons while he was the head coach at Xavier, and…

  2. After Anthony Davis, which player in the 2012 NBA draft has the most pro potential?

    May 6, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    It’s almost a foregone conclusion that former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis will go first overall in the 2012 NBA draft. But, after him, who has the most pro potential? Thomas Robinson? The junior, Robinson, is of a different mold than many near the top of the draft, as he stayed behind older players at Kansas…

  3. How can a recruit know if he has officially been offered a scholarship?

    May 6, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    On the recruiting trail, sometimes information can be like that game “Telephone” that kids play in elementary school. A college coach tells an AAU coach, who tells a parent, who tells a player, who tells a reporter, and somewhere along the line words get twisted (intentionally or not), overstated or understated. John Martin of the…

  4. Report: Jerome Frink of St. Anthony set to make college decision

    May 6, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Jerome Frink, a 6-7 forward who played alongside UCLA-bound Kyle Anderson on the undefeated St. Anthony (N.J.) Friars this past season, is close to announcing his college decision, reports Adam Zagoria of The report cites Frink’s mother as saying her son is down to FIU, Iona, Hofstra, Quinniapiac, and “a couple other schools.” Frink…

  5. John Calipari walks red carpet at Kentucky Derby [VIDEO]

    May 6, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball News Conference

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has had a long week. When not recruiting, he’s been meeting with President Obama to recognize the Wildcats’ national championship victory, and yesterday he gave the ceremonial “Riders up!” call at the Kentucky Derby. Wearing a sharp-looking grey suit, he spoke on the red carpet. Check out the video below. Daniel…

  6. Two-sport athlete Amir Garrett balances basketball and baseball at St. John’s

    May 5, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT


    After being drafted in the 22nd round of this past year’s Major League baseball draft, Amir Garrett had a decision to make: baseball or basketball? The 6-6, 208-pound forward gained eligibility for the second semester to play for St. John’s in the 2011-12 season, averaging 7.4 points and four rebounds in his freshman season. But…

  7. Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist signs with agent, chooses CAA Sports

    May 5, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT


    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed with CAA Sports Agency, the former Kentucky Wildcat tweeted Saturday afternoon. CAA represents players that include Ronnie Brewer, Andrea Bargnani, and Richard Hamilton. Oh, and not to mention Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony. The 6-7, 232-pound Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds for the national champion Wildcats in…

  8. John Calipari arrives at Kentucky Derby, Rick Pitino picks a winner

    May 5, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT


    It’s only fitting that the head coaches of the two largest college basketball programs in the state of Kentucky have a part in the Kentucky Derby. Rick Pitino, who led his Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four this past season, is picking Daddy Nose Best to win Saturday afternoon’s race at Churchill Downs, according to…

  9. Report: Former TCU commit Ryan Rhoomes headed to Fordham

    May 5, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT


    Former TCU commit Ryan Rhoomes has committed to Fordham, reports Zach Braziller of the New York Post. The 6-9, 210-pound Rhoomes was a two-star prospect when he came out of NIA Prep (N.J.) from the Class of 2011. During his senior season, he averaged 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, and, this time around…

  10. Rick Ray adds another at Mississippi State: Trivante Bloodman is a Bulldog

    May 5, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT


    Olney Community College guard Trivante Bloodman has signed with Mississippi State, Zach Braziller of the New York Post first reported and the school later confirmed. Bloodman, originally from the Bronx, N.Y., averaged 15.3 points and three assists per game this past season for Olney and becomes the seventh member of the Class of 2012 for…

  11. Indiana-Kentucky rivalry game will not take place for first time in 44 years

    May 3, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT


    It’s been 44 years, but this season, for the first time since 1968, Indiana and Kentucky will not meet during the regular season, Indiana confirmed in a statement. The reason for the disagreement? Location. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass would not sign a contract to continue the rivalry between the two schools because of an…

  12. List of 2012 NBA draft early entrants released

    May 3, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT


    The NBA officially released its early entry list. These players have entered their names and are locked in for the June 28 draft. Player School Height Status Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman Harrison Barnes North Carolina 6-8 Sophomore Will Barton Memphis 6-6 Sophomore Bradley Beal Florida 6-3 Freshman J’Covan Brown Texas 6-1 Junior…

  13. Report: Connecticut center Michael Bradley to transfer to Western Kentucky

    May 3, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT


    Michael Bradley, a player who was part of the mass exodus from Connecticut this off-season, is headed to Western Kentucky, reports Jeff Borzello of Bradley is a 6-10, 225-pound center who didn’t register stats in his two seasons with the Huskies. He redshirted his first season with the team and was hampered by an…

  14. Illinois grabs 5th year Coastal Carolina transfer Sam McLaurin

    May 3, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Sam McLaurin

    Coastal Carolina forward Sam McLaurin has announced via Twitter that he will complete his fourth year of college eligibility at Illinois. The Havana, Fla., native will graduate from Coastal Carolina and be able to play right away for one year under the NCAA’s 5th year transfer rule. Standing 6-8, 230 pounds, McLaurin averaged 9.7 points…

  15. St. Mary’s Rob Jones turns down offer to try out for Minnesota Vikings

    May 3, 2012, 10:44 AM EDT


    Coming off a season in which he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds for St. Mary’s, Rob Jones made it clear that he won’t be trading the hardwood for the gridiron. He declined an offer from the Minnesota Vikings to attend the team’s rookie mini-camp. “I wanted to see where I can go with basketball…

  16. Report: Stanford AD Bob Bowlsby to be named Big 12 commissioner

    May 3, 2012, 9:21 AM EDT


    As the cards continue to be shuffled during the realignment of college sports, the Big 12 has made a major move. ESPN first reported and other outlets have confirmed that the Big 12  is set to hire Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby as its next commissioner. The 60-year old Bowlsby has been at Stanford since…

  17. NC State’s Tyler Harris announces he will transfer

    May 2, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT


    NC State’s Tyler Harris is transferring and has been granted his release, the Charlotte News Observer is reporting. The news has been confirmed by the school. Harris, a native of Long Island, N.Y., averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in just under seven minutes per game this past season. His best game of the year…

  18. Gonzaga scores commitment from Polish center Przemek Karnowski

    May 2, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

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    First it was Nerlens Noel, then it was Tony Parker. We’ll still waiting on the decision of Anthony Bennett, but the least known player of all the above has made his commitment. Przemek Karnowski of Poland tweeted this afternoon that he will be playing for Mark Few at Gonzaga. According to SBNation, Karnowski was drawing…

  19. Report: New Mexico State targeted by Sun Belt Conference in realignment move

    May 2, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT


    New Mexico State could be a potential target for addition to the Sun Belt conference, reports Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. In response, Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson called the consideration of New Mexico State “premature.” The Aggies were previously part of the Sun Belt, before moving to the WAC in 2005.…

  20. Derrick Coleman & Jim Boeheim appear in Syracuse’s “Sexy and I Know It” parody

    May 2, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT


    Syracuse Athletics released a video yesterday, a parody of the famous LMFAO song “Sexy and I Know It,” and they got the whole crew to make an appearance. Jim Boeheim and Derrick Coleman are most prominent, but Michael Carter-Williams and others find their way into it. Favorite line? “We headed to the club/Otto don’t be…

  21. Brian Gregory learns from Bo Ryan, will not restrict Glen Rice Jr. transfer

    May 2, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT


    It looks like Brian Gregory may have seen the national outrage sparked by Bo Ryan’s transfer debacle at Wisconson, and has decided to steer clear of any possibility of it happening at his program at Georgia Tech. As embattled forward Glen Rice Jr. prepares to leave the team and transfer, Gregory has now publicly said…

  22. 2014 Dwayne Morgan interest rises, has UNLV, Seton Hall, NC State, USF offers

    May 2, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA—Right now, Dwayne Morgan is 6-7. That makes him about the same height as his mother, and he’s only a sophomore in high school. The 2014 forward from Baltimore City College High School (Md.) has college coaches taking notice, not only because of the skills he has now, but because, down the line, he could…

  23. Report: Former Michigan State guard Brandon Wood arrested on assault charge

    Apr 30, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT


    Former Michigan State guard Brandon Wood was arrested in Chicago Sunday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman and battering another, reports. Police say the 23-year-old Wood slapped a young woman and verbally threatened a 32-year-old homeowner, following her insistence that he leave her home. He was arrested around 3:30 a.m. and was charged with…

  24. Binghamton coach Mark Macon fired after 2-29 season

    Apr 30, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT


    Binghamton Athletic Director Mark Elliot has announced that head coach Mark Macon will not return in that capacity next season. The Bearcats finished 2-29 last season, including 1-15 in the America East. Their two victories came against Vermont and UMBC. Prior to his three-year head coaching stint at Binghamton, he served as an assistant coach…

  25. The next Jimmer Fredette? Lone Peak’s Nick Emery downplays the comparisons

    Apr 30, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA—It’s the easy storyline, to see a sharpshooting guard from Utah who is committed to BYU and immediately draw a connection to the former all-American who gave birth to the term “JimmerMania.” But Nick Emery, a 2013 guard from Lone Peak High School (Utah), not only has to field comparisons to Fredette, he is also…