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  1. Seven takeaways from Las Vegas for the final AAU weekend of 2014

    Jul 28, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    (adidas)

    Our Raphielle Johnson spent five days at the tournaments out in Vegas last week. Here are his thoughts on them.

  2. July Live Period Week Three Superlatives

    Jul 28, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Adidas Hoops

    The best of the best from the final week of the July live evaluation period from Las Vegas and Louisville.

  3. Official visit schedule set for five-star 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman

    Jul 27, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Nike EYBL

    Despite not being included among the five official visits, Indiana and UNLV remain options for Zimmerman.

  4. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell breaks his second backboard of the summer

    Jul 27, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    AP

    Nearly three months after breaking a backboard during a pickup game, the rising junior took out another one this weekend.

  5. Las Vegas Saturday Recap: Bennie Boatwright, Justin Simon lead Dream Vision into adidas Super 64 semis

    Jul 27, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Kelly Kline/adidas

    Also some notes on junior college guard Andre Spight and 2015 guard Justin Foreman.

  6. North Carolina announces plans for program that aims to help former athletes complete their degree

    Jul 26, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

    Nate Britt, Roy Williams

    North Carolina is the latest school making the positive step of looking to help its former athletes obtain their college degrees.

  7. Las Vegas Friday Recap: Jaylen Brown, Kobi Simmons among standouts

    Jul 26, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    AP

    Brown also mentioned plans of taking an unofficial visit to UCLA following adidas Nations.

  8. Iowa State’s Georges Niang provides visual evidence of his weight loss (PHOTO)

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    niang

    Didn’t believe Niang when he stated that he’d reshaped his body? Here’s visual evidence that he did.

  9. College Basketball Talk’s Class of 2015 Draft

    Jul 25, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    If allowed to do so, how would a draft of the Class of 2015’s best players go? Here’s our attempt.

  10. Las Vegas Thursday Recap: Skal Labissiere, Stephen Zimmerman perform well

    Jul 25, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

    Nike EYBL

    Two of the nation’s best big men were on the same court Thursday, with Zimmerman’s Oakland Soldiers getting the win.

  11. UTPA head coach Dan Hipsher announces addition of Willie Watson to staff

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    UTPA Athletics

    Hipsher worked with Watson from 2009-11, when he was associate head coach at Alabama and Watson a grad assistant.

  12. Forward Nikola Vujovic won’t be joining Monmouth program

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    King Rice

    Despite the fact that Vujovic made it through the NCAA Eligibility Center, Monmouth has decided to not admit him.

  13. Florida State announces non-conference slate that includes Florida, Nebraska

    Jul 24, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

    hamilton

    Florida State will play five non-conference games against teams that reached the NCAA tournament last season.

  14. Former Oregon guard Brandon Austin has found a landing spot

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    image

    Austin has found a landing place, but it’s still a long way from the Division I ranks.

  15. Las Vegas Wednesday Recap: Corey Sanders working to become a better leader

    Jul 24, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    The final open period has begun, with Corey Sanders and Jalen Brunson among the standouts.

  16. USC Upstate assistant Kyle Perry promoted to associate head coach

    Jul 23, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

    USC Upstate Athletics

    Perry’s been at USC Upstate since 2009, and among the players he’s helped recruit was former great Torrey Craig.

  17. Report: New Orleans lands graduate transfer Kevin Brown

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Terry Rozier, Wayne Blackshear, Kevin Brown

    Brown averaged 5.5 points per game and made 13 starts in 35 appearances for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

  18. Malik Beasley looking to capitalize on a big spring, summer

    Jul 23, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Beasley has been one of the nations top performers over the last three months

  19. Iowa State’s Georges Niang carries extra motivation – and less weight – into 2014-15

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Niang, who has dropped some 25 pounds since the end of the season, is looking to have an even greater impact as the Cyclones work to account for the losses of Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane.

  20. Kansas’ Landen Lucas hopes summer work results in more playing time

    Jul 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Aaron Ross, Landen Lucas

    After playing sparingly last season, Lucas is hoping to take a significant step forward in 2014-15.

  21. Name aside, Gary Payton II will be an important player for Oregon State

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    JucoRecruiting.com

    Fans may look to compare Gary Payton II to his father, something both hope to avoid this season, but his role as point guard is an important one.

  22. Reports: Former Clemson forward Ibrahim Djambo transferring to Hofstra

    Jul 20, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Jeff Laidig, Ibrahim Djambo

    Djambo’s playing time was unlikely to increase had he remained at Clemson, where he played 9.2 minutes per game last season.

  23. Report: 2015 shooting guard Matt McQuaid de-commits from SMU

    Jul 20, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

    Larry Brown

    McQuaid’s de-commitment leaves SMU with one verbal pledge in its 2015 recruiting class.

  24. Report: 2015 phenom Ben Simmons fully committed to attending LSU

    Jul 20, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

    Ben Simmons (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

    Apparently there were some questions at the Peach Jam regarding the possibility of Simmons returning to Australia in 2015 to play professionally instead of attending LSU.

  25. Stanford guard Anthony Brown looks to take another step forward in 2014-15

    Jul 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown

    Brown won Pac-12 Most Improved Player honors last season, helping lead the Cardinal to the Sweet 16.