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  1. Richard Pitino lands his first recruit at Minnesota

    Apr 18, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    DaquanMcNeil

    Minnesota’s new head coach Richard Pitino landed his first recruit this week, as Daquein McNeil committed to the Gophers. McNeil is a 6-foot-3 Baltimore native that played his prep school ball at Vermont Academy. Rivals lists him as a three-star recruit, and he had initially committed to play for Pitino at Florida International. McNeil is…

  2. Report: Villanova’s Tony Chennault to transfer … again

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    Villanova point guard Tony Chennault is reportedly transferring out of the program, according to Jeff Goodman. Chennault left Wake Forest last offseason to transfer closer to his Philly home, and he was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to become immediately eligible. Chennault likely would not be getting a waiver again this…

  3. Report: Eddie Jordan to Rutgers close to finalized

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Eddie Jordan and Rutgers will be meeting this afternoon to finalize a contract that would bring the former Scarlet Knight guard and current Los Angeles Laker assistant back to his alma mater to try to rebuild the program, according to a report from Tom Luicci of NJ.com. He will be meeting with the university president…

  4. #DunkCity to replace Andy Enfield with Kansas assistant Joe Dooley

    Apr 17, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

    NewHC_Dooley

    Florida Gulf Coast has made a decision. They will be replacing Andy Enfield with Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley, who turned down the Hofstra job earlier this month. Dooley has helped lead Kansas to 300 wins in the ten years that he’s been on Bill Self’s staff. He also won 57 games in four years…

  5. Does Marcus Smart’s return make Oklahoma State the Big 12 favorite?

    Apr 17, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    Marcus Smart made it official on Wednesday afternoon: he will be returning to Oklahoma State and will not be entering his name in the NBA Draft. “I think I made the right decision,” Smart, who had a chance to be a top five pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, said at a press conference. “I…

  6. Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Yesterday, we talked about how important the next 11 days will be for basketball in the state of Michigan next season. Today, it appears the first shoe has dropped. Early on Wednesday morning, Michigan announced a press conference for Tim Hardaway Jr., and according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hardaway will…

  7. Is Remy Abell reconsidering transferring out of Indiana? (UPDATED)

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    James Madison v Indiana

    (Update 3:05 p.m.: He’s gone.) Last Friday, Remy Abell announced his intention to transfer out of the Indiana program. The school even sent out a release, in which Abell was quoted as saying, “I am going to miss everyone. But I just feel at this time a fresh start and new opportunities are what is best…

  8. Mark Turgeon on Alex Len: ‘I think he can be the No. 1 pick’

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    Alex Len is one of the more intriguing players in this year’s draft class. At 7-foot-1, Len has the size and the length to be an NBA center. Add in his fairly well-developed post game, his age (19), and his mobility, and there’s a lot to like about his future. Perhaps the most promising part…

  9. Discrimination lawsuit against Geno Auriemma thrown out

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Geno Auriemma

    New York Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma, saying that New York courts do not have jurisdiction, as Auriemma is a resident of Connecticut. The lawsuit, which was filed in June of 2012, stems from an accusation made by an NBA security official based on…

  10. Fresno State guard Kevin Olekaibe to transfer

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kevin Olekaibe, Anthony Drm

    Kevin Olekaibe looked like he had a shot to be an all-Mountain West first-teamer after averaging 17.8 points as a sophomore in Fresno State’s final season in the WAC. But thanks to an offseason arm injury, Olekaibe stuggled throughout his junior season. In his first year as a player in the MWC, Olekaibe finished averaging…

  11. Illinois State transfer Jon Ekey to play next season at Illinois

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

    Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Semifinals

    Former Illinois State forward Jon Ekey announced late on Tuesday that he will be transferring to Illinois for his final season of basketball. Ekey, who stands 6-foot-7 and averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 boards a season ago, is a fifth-year transfer. He will be eligible immediately for the Illini, who lose Tyler Griffey, Brandon Paul,…

  12. If reports are true, good for Marcus Smart for returning to school

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Steven Pledger, Romero Osby

    In the most surprising NBA Draft decision this spring, Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart will announce that he is returning to school in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, according to Yahoo! Sports. Smart was considered a lock for the lottery. Most NBA front office types looked at him as a lock for the…

  13. Report: Charlotte freshman Darion Clark to transfer

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

    Darion Clark, Rob Loe

    Darion Clark, a promising freshman forward that started 18 games this season, will be transferring out of the Charlotte report, according to a report. Clark averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 boards this season, but he saw his playing time dwindle late in the season. Clark had a chance to be a productive player for the…

  14. UNC’s James Michael McAdoo to return for the 2013-2014 season

    Apr 16, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    North Carolina lost Reggie Bullock to the NBA, but Tar Heel fans got some good news on Tuesday night as James Michael McAdoo announced that he would be returning to school instead of entering the 2013 NBA Draft. “Coach (Williams) and I have been talking about this since the end of the season and today…

  15. Ronald Nored hired on staff at South Alabama

    Apr 16, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

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    We all knew that Ronald Nored would eventually wind up in the collegiate coaching ranks. It wasn’t even a matter of when; it was simply how soon. The answer? Now. Nored, the former Butler guard and Brownsburg (IN) HS head coach, has been hired by Matthew Graves, a Butler alumni himself and the new head…

  16. Report: FGCU targeting four to replace Andy Enfield

    Apr 16, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    NCAA FGCU Basketball

    Dunk City’s coaching search is done to four, according to a report from ESPN.com’s Jason King: current interim coach Marty Richter, Kansas assistant Joe Dooley, Ohio State assistant Chris Jent and Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson. Florida Gulf Coast is coming off of a trip to the Sweet 16, one that launched their former head coach…

  17. Tom Izzo on the 35-second clock: “I would like to see a change”

    Apr 16, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    College basketball has been trending the wrong way when it comes to scoring, with this year providing some of the ugliest score lines that you’ll ever see. For every exciting finish we saw this season, there were five games where the winner couldn’t break 60. One of the biggest questions heading into the offseason is…

  18. Report: Hunter Mickelson transferring from Arkansas

    Apr 16, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Hunter Mickelson, Andrew Young

    Hunter Mickelson was a top 100 recruit coming out of high school, but after spending two seasons struggling to find consistent minutes in Mike Anderson’s 40 Minutes of Hell system, the 6-foot-10 sophomore will be transferring out of Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first reported the news. Mickelson averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 boards this season…

  19. Michigan and Michigan State will sweat out the NBA Draft deadline

    Apr 16, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Mitch McGary, Adreian Payne

    The NCAA’s meaningless deadline to enter the NBA Draft has come and gone, but there are still 12 days until the NBA’s April 28th deadline to declare passes. That means there are still 12 days for current underclassmen to leave school and put their names up for draft consideration. The smart players have waited, and…

  20. Shabazz Muhammad officially off to the NBA

    Apr 16, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

    Minnesota v UCLA

    We’ve known this to be true since the season ended, but UCLA made it official on Tuesday, as they sent out a press release confirming that star freshman Shabazz Muhammad would be leaving school and entering the NBA Draft. “I am so thankful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at UCLA and will always be…

  21. VIDEO: Bill Self is a pretty funny guy

    Apr 16, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    Bill Self, Elijah Johnson

    Before Elijah Johnson was the goat in Kansas’ loss to Michigan in the Sweet 16 last month, he was the hero as he scored 39 points — including eight in a 32 second span to force overtime — in a 108-96 win over Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum. It was, without a doubt, one of…

  22. April 16th is NBA Draft’s withdrawal deadline, underclassmen still have 12 days to declare

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart is the nation’s most highly-regarded NBA Draft prospect that has yet to announce where he’ll play his basketball next season. “I have not made a decision yet,” Smart told NewsOK.com on Monday evening about whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft. “I’m still talking with my parents, the team,…

  23. Marquette’s Vander Blue to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    After much speculation, Marquette announced Tuesday that guard Vander Blue has decided to enter his name into the NBA Draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility in Milwaukee. “I’ve had three great years here and appreciate everything Marquette has done for me during that time to help me develop,” Blue said in a statement. “At…

  24. D’Angelo Harrison, Jakarr Sampson to return to St. John’s next season

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

    Steve Lavin, D'Angelo Harrison

    It’s not often that you see a player get suspended for the remainder of the season and return to the team the following year. Generally speaking, that suspension is usually a way of kicking someone off the team or forcing the player to transfer or go pro. Many thought that would be the case with…

  25. Second UW-Green Bay player files complaint about coach’s mistreatment

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    Akil Mitchell

    For the second time in four days the Green Bay Press Gazette is reporting that a parent of a member of the Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball team has sent a letter to university chancellor Thomas Harden to complain about mistreatment by head coach Brian Wardle. Last week, it was the parent of former walk-on Ryan Bross.…

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