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  1. Report: Virginia Tech hires ex-assistant James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg

    Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT


    WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C. first reported and multiple outlets have confirmed that Virginia Tech is bringing back former assistant James Johnson to replace Seth Greenburg as head coach in Blacksburg. This move means Johnson will not take an assistant coaching job at Clemson, as he had planned to do earlier in the month, and now…

  2. After 1-year suspension, Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin to NBA draft, Mychal Parker transfers

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT


    Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin will not return to Maryland next season and will, instead, enter the NBA draft. Barker also reports that the driving force behind his declaration for the draft was a one-year suspension handed down by the school for a violation of the…

  3. Jermaine Lawrence of Pope John XXIII impresses in Philly, talks recruiting

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:09 AM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA—A lot can change in one year, and it certainly has for Pope John XXIII (N.J.) forward Jermaine Lawrence. Lawrence, a native of Queens, N.Y., went from another athletic forward labeled with that difficult-to-quantify word “potential,” to a player with a high-major (and possibly professional) future. In the summer of 2011, Lawrence’s game was limited…

  4. Steve Lavin adds another: Bridgton’s Darrick Wood recommits to St. John’s

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Bridgton Academy (Maine) guard Darrick Wood has recommitted to St. John’s, has confirmed. Wood has been on a visit this weekend at St. John’s campus in Queens, N.Y. He originally committed to the Red Storm in August, but reopened his recruitment in January, as questions about the health of head coach Steve Lavin remained…

  5. In search of John Shurna replacement, Northwestern eyes Nate Taphorn

    Apr 29, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA–Bill Carmody will be losing Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer, John Shurna, next season, and he is looking for a player to step in. Just by the looks of him, 2013 forward Nate Taphorn fits the role. Taphorn, a 6-7 forward from Pekin, Ill., is from the same mold as Shurna: a larger small forward who…

  6. Indiana hire of Kenny Johnson could have recruiting impact with BeeJay Anya

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT


    Evan Daniels of is reporting that Indiana has hired Towson assistant Kenny Johnson to replace Bennie Seltzer, who left to take the head coaching position at Samford. Johnson has strong ties to the Washington D.C. area, especially the Team Takeover AAU program. That fact becomes significant when considering one of Indiana’s biggest targets in…

  7. Xavier assistant Rasheen Davis leaving to join staff at Manhattan

    Apr 29, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT


    Xavier assistant Rasheen Davis is leaving the Musketeer staff to join Steve Masiello at Manhattan, reports Zach Braziller of the New York Post. has confirmed the news. Davis was at Xavier for two seasons, having come over from Jamie Dixon’s staff at Pittsburgh, where he worked as a video coordinator. The move to Manhattan…

  8. Richard Pitino making moves at FIU, scores commit in Diamante Lewis

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT


    Richard Pitino is taking over as the head coach of a program that finished 8-21 in 2011-12, but he’s wasting no time making some noise on the recruiting trail. Evan Daniels of is reporting that Pitino has landed a commitment from Lake Weir (Fla.) guard Diamante Lewis, a 6-3 player from the Class of…

  9. Tennessee transfer Renaldo Woolridge signs with USC

    Apr 29, 2012, 9:07 AM EDT


    Tennessee Volunteers transfer Renaldo Woolridge has signed with Southern California, reports Jeff Goodman of Woolridge is a native of North Hollywood, Calif., and was granted a medical hardship waiver as a one-year transfer. He will be eligible to play in the fall. An ankle injury limited him to just eight games in his junior…

  10. Report: VCU officials to recommend Rams stay in CAA for at least 1 more year

    Apr 28, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT


    David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting that, according to sources, VCU athletic officials will recommend to VCU president Michael Rao that the Rams stay in the Colonial Athletic Association for at least one more season. This report comes on the heels of a reports last month that Virginia Commonwealth was nearing discussions to…

  11. 2014 PG Shaquile Carr drawing interest from UNLV, UCLA, Utah

    Apr 28, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA–It’s fitting that 2014 guard Shaquile Carr plays for a team called the Las Vegas Prospects, as he, himself, is one whose stock is rising. The 6-0, 155-pound guard may have some weight to add before playing high-major basketball, but he already has coaches taking note of his potential. The Las Vegas native is picking…

  12. What happened to the five-star recruits who didn’t exactly pan out?

    Apr 28, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It’s the time of year when the buzzwords pop up again. “Five star,” “blue chipper,” “high-major.” Evaluating players on the AAU circuit is an inexact science and, sometimes, some prospects slated to make a big impact don’t pan out. Mike Huguenin of Yahoo! Sports took at look at some former five-star prospects that haven’t exactly…

  13. Report: Southern Miss hires Morehead State’s Donnie Tyndall

    Apr 28, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

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    One day after it was reported that Southern Miss had offered its head coaching job to Morehead State’s Donnie Tyndall, Jeff Goodman of is reporting that it is a done deal. Tyndall to Southern Miss. Southern Miss has been in search of a coach since Larry Eustachy left to fill Tim Miles’s spot as…

  14. Reclassifying still an option for Savon Goodman, will visit St. John’s, UNLV, Missouri

    Apr 28, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA– College coaches won’t get a chance to watch 2012 Constitution (Pa.) forward Savon Goodman this weekend at the Hoop Group Philly Jam Fest, as he continues to sit out with pain from a sprained knee he suffered last week in Pittsburgh. But that doesn’t mean speculation will end, as Goodman weighs his options and…

  15. Former Duke forward Michael Gbinije commits to Syracuse

    Apr 28, 2012, 8:27 AM EDT


    While on a visit to Syracuse last night, former Duke forward Michael Gbinije committed to play for Jim Boeheim and the Orange, multiple outlets are now reporting. The 6-7 Gbinije got few minutes in his freshman season with the Blue Devils, averaging 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in just under six minutes per…

  16. Former NBA coach Eddie Jordan returns to roots with D.C. Assault program

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT


    PITTSBURGH–We’ve seen that look from Eddie Jordan before. On an in-bound play, his team turns the ball over, which leads to two easy points in transition for the opposition. Jordan runs his fingers through his hair and looks away in displeasure, signaling to the referee for a timeout. The game may appear to be the…

  17. John Calipari to play significant role in 2012 Kentucky Derby?

    Apr 26, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT


    The Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 5, set to be broadcast on NBC, and reports are that there may be a special guest. Rick Bozich of the Courier-Journal is reporting that Kentucky head coach John Calipari could be delivering the “Riders up!” command to jockeys at the beginning of the storied race. Fresh…

  18. Larry Brown building staff at SMU, hires Houston assistant Ulric Maligi

    Apr 26, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT


    New SMU coach Larry Brown is making moves in his first few weeks at the helm. Since questions were raised about his age and ability to recruit because of it, he has fired back with a big-time hire, reports the Houston Chronicle. Ulric Maligi, who has been at the University of Houston for the past…

  19. Nerlens Noel goes to the moon, stars in ‘Avatar’, ‘Star Wars’

    Apr 26, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT


    What happens when you give a passionate fan a copy of Photoshop and some free time? Exactly what you see below. A fan who goes by the Twitter handle @Fear_TheFlattop was the first to pass along these photos, which show Kentucky signee and No. 1 player in the country Nerlens Noel in different unique situations.…

  20. Scott Machado wins 2012 MBWA Player of the Year award

    Apr 26, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT


    After a season in which he was one of the best point guards in the nation, Iona senior guard Scott Machado has been honored with the Haggerty Award as the 2012 Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Player of the Year. The MBWA honors the best players and coaches in the New York City-Metro area in a…

  21. After turning down Southern Miss, Kermit Davis signs extension with Middle Tennessee

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT


    Just one day after it was reported that Kermit Davis was not interested in the job at Southern Miss, it becomes clear exactly why. Middle Tennessee has announced that Davis has signed a five-year extension with the school, keeping him in town through the 2016-17 season. “My family and I truly love Middle Tennessee State…

  22. Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine hired as consultant to Israeli team

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT


    More than seven months after he was fired from Syracuse over allegations of sexual molestation, Bernie Fine has found work. In a statement released Thursday, Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced the hiring of the former Syracuse assistant, who is to be brought on as a consultant. According to the release, Fine…

  23. UCLA unveils “Time to Come Home” video after Tony Parker commitment

    Apr 25, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT


    With the renovated Pauley Pavilion set to open in the fall and a Top 3 recruiting class in place, UCLA is reemerging. The marketing department is making a push, too. In a video released Tuesday, the Bruins play up their historic past, set to some epic music. How did it come out? You tell us.…

  24. Should Anthony Davis head to the Olympics with Team USA?

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT


    With Dwight Howard now out for the Olympics and in need of back surgery, who will the United States turn to before the international games in London? Bill Simmons has an answer: Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. It makes sense. With the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum reportedly not interested in participating, Davis could be the inside presence that…

  25. Rick Ray picks up Jacoby Davis, first commitment of tenure at Mississippi State

    Apr 25, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT


    Mississippi State seems destined for a rebuilding year (or a few) after the departure of coach Rick Stansbury. But, new head coach Rick Ray took his first step toward shaping the future of the Bulldogs, grabbing the signature of Jacoby Davis, a North Carolina native who spent this past season at Northwestern Military Academy (Wisc.).…