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  1. Simeon star Jabari Parker wins Gatorade Player of the Year

    Apr 12, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT


    Quietly, under the cover of National Signing Day in college basketball, another prospect with star potential accepted one of the highest honors in high school basketball. Jabari Parker, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Simeon Career Academy (Il.) and the Class of 2013, has won the Gatorade National Player of the Year as the best player…

  2. Report: Andre Drummond leaving UConn for NBA after one season

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT


    He was an impactful late addition to Connecticut’s 2011-12 team, but after one season, Andre Drummond is leaving Storrs and heading to the NBA draft, reports Kevin Duffy of the Connecticut Post. Drummond averaged 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game at Connecticut this past season for a team that lost in the…

  3. Report: Dominic Cheek leaving Villanova, will declare for NBA draft

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT


    According to Terry Toohey of the Delaware County Daily Times and confirmed by other outlets, Villanova’s Dominic Cheek will forego his senior season at Villanova and enter the NBA draft. The 6-6, 185-pound junior from Jersey City, N.J., averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Wildcats in 2011-12 for a Villanova team that went…

  4. With Noel, Muhammad signed, focus on Amile Jefferson, Tony Parker, Anthony Bennett

    Apr 12, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT


    On Wednesday night, as Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad signed their letters of intent, the focus is off the class’s two biggest names and now shifts to the three most prominent remaining prospects in 2012: Anthony Bennett, Amile Jefferson, and Tony Parker. John Calipari made sure not to go 0-for-2 on Wednesday night by securing…

  5. UCLA, Arizona recruiting local kids and imports, will help lift Pac 12 back to top

    Apr 12, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT


    There were some less-than-flattering words used to describe what happened in the Pac-12 Conference this season. What a difference a few signatures can make. Last night, as Shabazz Muhammad pledged his name to Ben Howland and UCLA, the Bruins instantly became a contender in the conference and team to watch out for next season. But…

  6. Updated: Ernie Kent out at Colorado St, Larry Eustachy hired to replace Tim Miles

    Apr 11, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT


    Andy Katz of ESPN is reporting that Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy is set to become the next head coach at Colorado State. [Updated 11 April 2012, 2:48p.m. Original Article Below] According to Gary Parrish of, the deal that was reportedly done to bring Ernie Kent to Fort Collins as the next head coach…

  7. Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer stars in rap video celebrating Wildcats’ national title

    Apr 11, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

    Kyle Wiltjer three

    John Calipari should be expecting a crop of young talent to depart his Kentucky program, following the Wildcats’ national title victory this season, but one guy who will stick around found some time to revel in the championship. Freshman Kyle Wiltjer stars in a rap video, released April 8, that puts a cherry on top…

  8. Tulsa’s Kodi Maduka released from hospital after collapse, calls it ‘Easter miracle’

    Apr 11, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT


    Kodi Maduka, the Tulsa player who collapsed while playing a game of pick-up basketball last week, has been released from the hospital, the school reported Wednesday. As the AP reports, Maduka remained in the hospital for observations and tests to ensure his health before release. In the school’s statement, Maduka calls the recovery an “Easter…

  9. Report: SMU targeting St. Louis’ Rick Majerus to fill vacant head coaching spot

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT


    Jeff Goodman of is reporting that Southern Methodist has its sights set on a replacement for their vacant head coaching position: Rick Majerus. Majerus, currently at St. Louis, has a career record of 517-215, spanning stints at Marquette, Ball State, Utah, and now with the Billikens. St. Louis finished 26-8 in 2011-12 and advanced…

  10. Bernie Fine accuser sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex crime

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT


    Zach Tomaselli, one of the men who accused former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a boy in Maine. The 23-year-old Tomaselli pleaded guilty in December as part of a deal with prosecutors and was sentenced on Wednesday in Auburn, Maine. In addition…

  11. Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad to announce college decisions Wednesday night

    Apr 11, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad, Tyler Lewis

    Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel are the two biggest unsigned names high school basketball’s 2012 class and, Wednesday night at 7:30, the world will know which college programs will gain their respective signatures. takes a look at which destination looks most promising for each player, with each player set to be the centerpiece of…

  12. Norm Roberts leaves Florida, hired as assistant to Bill Self at Kansas

    Apr 9, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT


    Norm Roberts was part of a Billy Donovan staff at Florida that brought the Gators to the Elite Eight in 2011-12, but after one season, Roberts is leaving Gainesville to rejoin old friend Bill Self at Kansas, reports the Journal-World. Roberts and Self have a history together, having coached alongside one another at Oral Roberts,…

  13. Report: Perry Jones III will leave Baylor, declare for NBA draft

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT


    After averaging 14 points and 7.7 rebounds in his sophomore season with Baylor, he will declare for the NBA draft, sources tell’s Jeff Goodman. Jones III opted to come back for his sophomore season when many thought it appeared he would have been a lottery pick in the 2011 draft. He is once again…

  14. In his own words, CJ McCollum says he will withdraw from NBA draft, return to Lehigh

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT


    On March 27, reported and Lehigh University confirmed that junior guard CJ McCollum would explore his professional options. After having two weeks to mull it over, McCollum wrote a piece in The Sporting News to announce that he would be withdrawing his name and returning to Lehigh, one day before the NCAA early-entry deadline…

  15. Report: Baylor basketball teams facing possible NCAA sanctions over phone calls, texts

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT


    Jason King of ESPN is reporting that Baylor’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are facing possible NCAA sanctions, stemming from the results of an investigation that revealed more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and text messages over the span of close to two and a half years. The report from ESPN, released Monday morning, says…

  16. With Mississippi State departures and transfers, is Bulldogs’ APR in danger?

    Apr 9, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT


    With Connecticut’s final appeal to the NCAA struck down and the Huskies now barred from the 2012-13 postseason because of Academic Progress Rate problems, the once less-than-talked-about measurement is now firmly in the college basketball discussion. Mississippi State may be entering the rebuilding phase after the retirement of coach Rick Stansbury and, with a flurry…

  17. Report: Chip Armelin seeks transfer from Minnesota, room freed for Trevor Mbakwe

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT


    And the college basketball transfer train makes a stop in Minnesota. is reporting that, according to a source, Minnesota sophomore guard Chip Armelin wants out of the Gopher to have an opportunity to move closer to home. Armelin is originally from Louisiana and attended Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La. The move is not…

  18. Tom Izzo: If Kentucky’s players were white, ‘I think it would be different’

    Apr 9, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT


    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo answered bluntly when William C. Rhoden of the New York Times asked him if race played a factor the perception of highly talented, predominantly black college basketball teams. By extension, that would include national champion Kentucky. “I want to answer that as honestly as I can,” Izzo said. “I think…

  19. Bryce Pressley, son of former Villanova forward Harold, commits to Portland

    Apr 8, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT


    Looks like another case of “like father, like son.” Bryce Pressley, the son of former Villanova University and Sacramento Kings forward Harold Pressley, has committed to Portland, according to Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee. The younger Pressley is a 6-3, 180-pound guard from Jesuit High School (Calif.), a team that went 27-7 this past…

  20. 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament rosters and game schedule announced

    Apr 8, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT


    From Wednesday, April 11 to Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, Va., will showcase the nation’s top seniors in front of premiere NBA and European scouts. Rosters were announced, and below are some notable names. Scroll to the bottom for a link to full rosters and schedules. Notable names: Jason Clark…

  21. South Carolina forward Anthony Gill mulling transfer, says Frank Martin

    Apr 8, 2012, 12:13 PM EDT


    Anthony Gill was a Top 100 player when he came out of high school in the Class of 2011. In his freshman season with the Gamecocks this past year, he averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 minutes per game, but with a coaching change at South Carolina, Darrin Horn out and Frank Martin…

  22. If this were social media, Kansas would have won the national title

    Apr 8, 2012, 11:14 AM EDT


    Kansas may have come up short in the real national title game against Kentucky, but if we were measuring in social media, the Jayhawks would have brought home the crown. According to research group Schwartz MSL, Kansas’ fanbase, in proportion, was the most tuned-in of any school in the country. The formula goes like this:…

  23. Anthony Bennett to choose Kentucky, UNLV, Oregon, Washington, or Florida in May

    Apr 8, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT


    Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad may be the two most talked-about names left on the college basketball recruiting board, but Anthony Bennett of Findlay Prep (Nev.) shouldn’t be far behind. At Saturday night’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., Bennett scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the World Select Team to an…

  24. Nike Hoop Summit: Andrew Wiggins leads World over Shabazz Muhammad, USA

    Apr 8, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT


    In a spring full of all-star games, the rosters in Saturday night’s Nike Hoop Summit may have looked like one, but the stakes were a lot higher than any post-season walk-through. Native Canadian and 2014 Huntington Prep (WV) forward Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the World Select Team to…

  25. Will Jeremy Lamb & Andre Drummond leave for NBA draft or stay at UConn?

    Apr 7, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT


    Not to intentionally revive a dreaded buzzword, but the “eye test” doesn’t look good right now, if Connecticut is hoping to keep Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb around for another year in Storrs. This week, the NCAA struck down UConn’s appeal of their ruling to ban the Huskies from the 2012-13 postseason, including the NCAA…