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  1. Justise Winslow posterizes defender (VIDEO)

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    USA Basketball

    Justise Winslow is the No. 16 player in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. And as you can see from the video above, he’s pretty athletic. The guy he’s dunking on? A 6-foot-9 center named Chiekhna Dembele. Follow @robdauster

  2. Report: ETSU transfer Ron Giplaye has open-heart surgery

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Ron Giplaye, a forward at East Tennessee State, will be out indefinitely after undergoing open heart surgery, according to a report. Giplaye needed the surgery to correct a “congenital cardiac abnormality”. Giplaye played two seasons at Providence, averaging 1.3 points as a sophomore, before transferring out. He sat out the 2012-2013 season as a redshirt. ETSU…

  3. Siena’s Evan Hymes breaks hand, out six weeks

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Siena will be without Evan Hymes for up to six weeks after the 5-foot-8 junior guard broke his hand during the team’s trip to Canada this week. The injury came as the Saints lost to McGill. If Hymes is out for the full six weeks, he’ll be ready to return in mid-October, a good three…

  4. Report: Rakeem Buckles denied waiver at Minnesota; will appeal

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Rakeem Buckles may not be able to play for Richard Pitino at Minnesota after all. On Wednesday, the NCAA denied Buckles a waiver to be eligible to play for the Gophers immediately. Buckles played for Louisville for three seasons, suffering through a myriad of injuries — two major knee surgeries, a broken finger, a concussion…

  5. Watch Nebraska’s new arena get built (VIDEO)

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    Nebraska will have a new home entering the 2013-2014 season: the brand-new Pinnacle Bank Arena. Construction was completed on the building — which can be seen in the time-lapse video above — earlier this year, and play will begin on Nov. 8th in a double-header where the women’s team will host UCLA followed by the…

  6. Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young officially enrolled at Kentucky

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    Fans in Lexington can breathe a bit easier today, as the three missing McDonald’s All-Americans — James Young and the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron — have officially enrolled in classes at Kentucky. This season, John Calipari brings in one of the best recruiting classes of all-time, but with half of that class attending summer…

  7. Hall of Famer George Raveling has Dr. King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    CSNPhilly

    George Raveling was an All-American basketball player at Villanova. When he playing career came to an end, Raveling went into coaching, which took him to the head jobs at Washington State, Iowa and USC. When he retired, he took over as Nike’s Director of International Basketball. All of that earned him the John W. Bunn…

  8. Between ’12 and ’14, Texas has landed one of 13 in-state top 15 recruits

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Cameron Ridley

    Much has been made over the last week or so of Rick Barnes’ struggles at Texas. The consensus seems to be that Barnes has taken his foot off the accelerator on the recruiting trail, that something in his life has made him realize that his job is only that: a job. But regardless of the…

  9. Meet Tyler Ulis, the nation’s latest in-demand ’14 point guard (VIDEO)

    Aug 27, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    Tyler Ulis

    When Emmanuel Mudiay committed to SMU, he did a lot more than just pick Larry Brown over Coach Cal and a program that hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament in 20 years over a team 16 months removed from a national title. He also sent some of the nation’s biggest programs scrambling to find a…

  10. Memphis, four guard lineups, and the importance of Chris Crawford

    Aug 27, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s two big-name news-breakers both wrote about Memphis and Michael Dixon on their personal blogs this morning. Andy Katz said that the Tigers are hopeful that they’ll get word on Dixon within the next two-to-three weeks, while Jeff Goodman praised Dixon’s leadership ability and called him the key to the Memphis season. But we’ve heard…

  11. Report: Chris Walker will not enroll at Florida this semester

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    Today was the final day of the add/drop period at the University of Florida, which means that today was the last day that Chris Walker had to enroll this semester if he wanted to play for and practice with the Gators beginning in September. According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com, Walker has…

  12. Lindy’s ranks Michigan State as the preseason No. 1

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

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    This is the time of year that preview magazines start rolling out, and while much of what is written in these magazines — and our preview series, which we will start rolling out next month — will be proven wrong in the first month of the season, arguing about where a team is ranked or…

  13. PJ Hairston: ‘I’ll be on the court’ this season

    Aug 27, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    PJ Hairston

    The assumption within the North Carolina program seems to be that embattled guard PJ Hairston will miss some time this season, but that it’s a virtual certainty that he will play this season. UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said as much to a group of journalism professors earlier this month. And now, for the first time…

  14. Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes, No. 30 recruit, ruled ineligible

    Aug 26, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    Xavier Rathan-Mayes

    Florida State got some disastrous news on Monday when Leonard Hamilton announced that the star of his 2013 recruiting class, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, would be ineligible to play during the 2013-2014 season. Rathan-Mayes failed to make it through the NCAA’s Eligibility Center as they refused to accept a year of credits that he took at a…

  15. Report: UNLV’s Savon Goodman robbed friend of shoes, money, video games

    Aug 26, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Thomas Goodman Hawkins

    Over the weekend, UNLV reserve forward Savon Goodman was charged with two felonies, first degree burglary and grand larceny. Head coach Dave Rice didn’t kick Goodman, who averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 boards, off the team, but he did announce that the rising sophomore would not be playing during the 2013-2014 season. Taylor Bern, who…

  16. Can Montrezl Harrell, Ty Wallace have breakout seasons?

    Aug 26, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

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    One of the my favorite columns of the year comes every August from Luke Winn, who has managed to put together a formula that he uses to predict which freshman will have breakout seasons as sophomores based on a formula: high-usage rates, efficient production, and limited minutes in their first year on campus. This year’s…

  17. Colorado State student hits half court shot, gets tuition paid for by coaches (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    Andrew Schneeweis, a freshman at Colorado State, only needed one shot to earn free tuition for a year. At the school’s pep rally at Moby Arena, Schneeweis drilled his first attempt from half court. That means that four Rams head coaches — Larry Eustachy (Men’s Basketball), Tom Hilbert (Volleyball), Jim McElwain (football) and Ryun Williams (Women’s…

  18. Is Larry Brown building SMU a program, or a team to send him into retirement?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

    Larry Brown, Ryan Manuel

    Much has been made of Emmanuel Mudiay’s commitment to SMU from over the weekend. When a basketball program that has gone two full decades without reaching the NCAA tournament beats out Kentucky and John Calipari for a top five recruit, a lot of people take notice. One of the most consistent reactions to Mudiay’s commitment,…

  19. Wisconsin quizzed about Canada before their trip to Canada (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Dan Fahey, Ben Brust

    Sam Dekker, a former five-star recruit and the rising sophomore expected to carry Wisconsin this season, took it upon himself to quiz his Badger teammates about our neighbors to the north prior to the team’s exhibition tour. They didn’t do as badly as I had expected, although someone should pass a note to Riley Dearring…

  20. Emmanuel Mudiay, top PG in 2014, picks SMU over Kentucky

    Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    It actually happened. Emmanuel Mudiay — a top three player nationally and either the best or the second best point guard in the country, depending on how you view Tyus Jones — picked SMU. Over Kentucky. Let me say that again in case you didn’t hear me correctly the first time: the No. 3 player…

  21. Allen Iverson’s top ten dunks at Georgetown (VIDEO)

    Aug 24, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    Allen Iverson retired this week, and while he may end up best remembered for his ‘practice’ rant or the way his life spiraled out of control after his playing career came to a close, one thing that we should never forget is that The Answer was one of the most enthralling talents of our lifetime.…

  22. Mickey Mitchell, a top 20 recruit in 2015, commits to Ohio State

    Aug 22, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Ohio State has landed their second commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-8 forward Mickey Mitchell of Plano, TX, committed to the Buckeyes. Mitchell is one of nine children of former NFL lineback Ken Mitchell. His brother, Mike, is a linebacker and a four-star recruit in Ohio State’s 2013 class. Mickey is also a…

  23. What’s with all the ‘Kentucky’s undefeated season’ talk?

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Maybe it’s because it’s August and there isn’t much else to talk about, and maybe it’s because anything written about Kentucky on the internet is sure to garner clicks, but it seems as if Kentucky going undefeated in 2013-2014 has become a thing that everyone is talking about. Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com said he thinks…

  24. Rick Barnes job status at Texas will be something to keep an eye on all season long

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com posted an interesting column on Rick Barnes (Insiders only, unfortunately) in which he not only asserts what everyone who has been paying attention has noticed — that Barnes is on the hot seat at Texas — but offers up a reason for Barnes’ recent struggles with the Longhorns: his…

  25. Report: Seven-footer Trayvon Reed commits to Maryland

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Maryland has landed their fourth recruit in the Class of 2014, as seven-footer Trayvon Reed has committed to the Terps, according to multiple reports. He is ranked 68th in the class by Rivals. Reed is Maryland’s fourth top 100 commitment, joining point guard Romelo Trimble and wings Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley, but he’s the…