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  1. JUCO PG Fabyon Harris works through troubles, commits to Texas A&M

    Apr 7, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT


    Fabyon Harris has had to overcome tragedy early in his life. His mother was murdered, as was his brother, and his cousin, and a good friend. He tried to move away from his difficult upbringing in Chicago and play basketball at Houston last year, even signing a letter of intent, but chose to leave for…

  2. Guard Spike Albrecht commits to John Beilein at Michigan

    Apr 7, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT


    Since his team was ousted by underdog Ohio in the NCAA tournament, Michigan coach John Beilein has had to deal with transfers leaving his program and the possibility of star freshman Trey Burke bolting for the NBA draft. But he received some good news to begin this Easter weekend, as post-graduate guard Spike Albrecht committed…

  3. Report: LSU coach Trent Johnson hired at TCU, will be announced Monday

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

    Trent Johnson

    After some speculation, reports are that it is a done deal: LSU coach Trent Johnson is set to become the next head coach at TCU. Johnson, who accumulated a 67-64 overall record in four seasons with the Tigers, is set to be announced Monday as the next head man in Fort Worth, replacing outgoing coach…

  4. Police report gives new details on Marquette club fight

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT


    A police report obtained through an open records request by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reveals more details than what was originally released in a partial report March 20 about an altercation that allegedly involved members of the Marquette basketball team. In the original report, there was no mention of a fight allegedly involving the players,…

  5. Amile Jefferson, TJ Warren, Terry Rozier, JaKarr Sampson lead Derby Classic

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:06 AM EDT


    There is a flurry of high school all-star games this time of year, and another took place Friday night, as some of the top high-major talent in the country took part in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, Ky. Louisville signee Terry Rozier had 16 points and 12 rebounds, leading the White team…

  6. Keith Dambrot staying at Akron, reportedly working on contract extension

    Apr 5, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT


    With speculation about a possible move to Duquesne recently rejected, Akron coach Keith Dambrot released a statement Thursday afternoon that reaffirmed his commitment to the Akron program and reported that the university is working with the coach to “modify the terms of [Dambrot’s] current contract.” “I am extremely happy to be the head coach at…

  7. Syracuse confirms Fab Melo has declared for NBA draft

    Apr 5, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    In a move that was to be expected, Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo will leave school and enter the NBA draft, the school announced Thursday afternoon. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress reported on Monday that Melo had signed with an agent, making the move inevitable, with the school officially confirming the news Thursday. “Being able to…

  8. James Michael McAdoo puts NBA draft talks to rest, will return to UNC

    Apr 5, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT


    While Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes, and John Henson will be headed to the NBA draft, freshman James Michael McAdoo will stay behind and play at least one more season in Chapel Hill, the school announced Thursday afternoon. “I’ve had several discussions about my future plans with my family and Coach Williams and have decided to…

  9. NCAA denies final UConn appeal on APR, Huskies banned from 2013 tournament

    Apr 5, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT


    The NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance has denied the University of Connecticut’s final appeal of a postseason ban on the school’s men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season, the university announced Thursday. “While we as a University and coaching staff clearly should have done a better job academically with our men’s basketball student-athletes in the…

  10. Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz to host Maryland, Providence, Xavier

    Apr 5, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT


    Michigan lost three players to transfer, following a season where they won a share of the Big Ten title, and it now appears that forward Evan Smotrycz, the most impactful of those three, is ready to move on. According to Jeff Goodman of, Smotrycz will have an in-home visit with Maryland’s Mark Turgeon on…

  11. Xavier scores verbal commitment from 5-star Chipola guard Chris Thomas

    Apr 5, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT


    It may have been a winding road, but it looks like that road has come to its final destination. According to Evan Daniels of, Chipola Junior College (Fl.) guard Chris Thomas has committed to play for Chris Mack at Xavier. Thomas, originally from Colorado, has at one point or another showcased his talents in…

  12. After Dan Hurley’s depature, Mike Aaman and Kameron Mitchell leave Wagner

    Apr 5, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT


    Adam Zagoria of is reporting that Wagner signees Mike Aaman and Kameron Mitchell have been granted their releases, in the wake of the departure of coach Danny Hurley to Rhode Island. Hurley took the Rhode Island job in mid-March, leaving the fate of his four signees uncertain. Mitchell is a 6-2, 185-pound guard from…

  13. Dallas owner Mark Cuban weighs in on NBA draft age limit debate

    Apr 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT


    The debate about the NBA draft age restriction seems to be the flavor of the week, as far as hot arguments go, and now Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has chimed in. Whereas David Stern wants the league to add another year to the already existing “one-and-done” rule that the NBA has in place, Cuban…

  14. Who is to blame for poor academic performance? Costas Tonight [VIDEO]

    Apr 5, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT


    Is the American public education system to blame for the lack of academic performance from college athletes or is it the NCAA and the universities for setting low standards? Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  15. Report: Key to possible John Calipari to Knicks move could be agents

    Apr 5, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT


    The John Calipari-to-the-NBA rumor mill will keep turning, but Frank Isola of the New York Daily News pointed out a connection that could prove to be important: agents. As Isola reports, Creative Artists Agency, which represents Calipari, also represents New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. It is reportedly through the agency that the Knicks have…

  16. Duke, Kentucky, NC State, Villanova remain on Amile Jefferson’s list

    Apr 5, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT


    He would mean different things to different programs, but reports are that there are four final schools that remain standing for the services of Friend’s Central (Pa.) forward Amile Jefferson. Evan Daniels of is reporting that NC State, Duke, Villanova, and Kentucky remain in contention to sign the Top 30 talent and 2012 McDonald’s…

  17. Should college athletes be paid? Costas Tonight discusses [VIDEO]

    Apr 5, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT


    Should student athletes be compensated for their athletic achievements? Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and former Nike sports marketing executive discuss their proposals for getting college athletes their fair share. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  18. Alex Oriakhi reportedly to visit Duke, Missouri, UNC, and Kentucky

    Apr 4, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT


    Alex Oriakhi is a special case and, because of that, he is a hot prospect on the transfer market. The rising senior transferred from Connecticut a few weeks ago and, because a low APR score currently has the Huskies banned from the 2013 NCAA tournament, Oriakhi is not obligated to sit out a year, as…

  19. North Carolina signee Marcus Paige injured with stress fracture in foot

    Apr 4, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT


    North Carolina can’t seem to escape the injury bug, even with players who haven’t played a minute in Tar Heel blue. Evan Daniels of is reporting that Marcus Paige, a point guard from Marion, Iowa, who is signed to play with UNC from the Class of 2012, suffered a stress fracture in his left…

  20. Report: Jared Sullinger leaving Ohio State, will enter NBA draft

    Apr 4, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Sullinger celebrates a basket as Syracuse Orange's Christmas follows behind during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    It wasn’t terribly unexpected, but now it appears to be certain. Andy Katz of ESPN is reporting that Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger will leave the Buckeyes and enter his name into the NBA draft. Ohio State has scheduled a press conference for 2p.m. today to announce the move. Sullinger averaged 17.6 points and…

  21. Could Nerlens Noel step right in and fill Anthony Davis’ shoes at Kentucky?

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

    Photo credit: Kentucky.straightpinkie

    We thought we saw a once-in-a-decade season from Anthony Davis this year with Kentucky, but here’s a scary thought: we could see a performance equally (if not more dominating) next season from Nerlens Noel. Noel is the much-talked-about 6-10, 215-pound center from Everett, Mass., who is set to make his college decision on April 11,…

  22. Personal liberty and David Stern’s push to change the NBA draft age rule

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT


    As Kentucky waits on the decisions of star underclassmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, and Doron Lamb (though one could probably guess the end result) chatter is picking up about NBA commissioner David Stern and his comments about the NBA draft age limit. Currently, American-born players must be 19 years of age and one…

  23. St. John’s assistant Gene Keady is engaged to be married

    Apr 4, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT


    Former Purdue head coach and current St. John’s assistant Gene Keady is engaged to be married, according to The Star Press. “I am engaged,” Keady told the Press. “We don’t know when we are getting married, but I’ve met a really nice lady, and we’re having fun.” Gene Keady and Pat Keady were married for…

  24. Sam Cassell Jr. reportedly no longer (and was not) committed to Maryland

    Apr 2, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT


    Just one week after reportedly committing to Mark Turgeon’s program at Maryland, Adam Finkelstein of ESPN is reporting that the post-grad guard Sam Cassell Jr. is still on the market and ready to set his visits before making a final decision. As one could deduce, Cassell is the son of former NBA guard and current…

  25. The business of a national title: Inside the numbers

    Apr 2, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT


    Forbes took a look at the business behind Monday night’s national title game, who is profiting and how. Let’s break down the players, coaches, and schools involved in tonight’s national title game Bill Self, Kansas head coach Self has a base salary of $3 million, but scored another $100,000 when his Jayhawks reached the Final…