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  1. Top five recruit Stephen Zimmermann gets a lot of mail (PHOTO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Those are all the letters that Stephen Zimmermann, a seven-footer and top five recruit in the Class of 2015, got in the mail yesterday. There are some pretty big names there — Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina — but what’s most notable is the fact that UNLV sent 86 letters to Zimmermann. 86! In…

  2. Wichita State’s DJ Bowles to undergo more testing at Mayo Clinic

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

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    Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota receiving more tests, according to a report from Kansas.com. Bowles collapsed during a practice last Tuesday, blacking out and losing consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital where he spent five days undergoing tests, finally getting released on Sunday. Doctors are still…

  3. Kentucky, Michigan State target Tyler Ulis will commit to a school Friday (UPDATED)

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

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    One of the country’s most interesting recruitments could be coming to a close as early as this week. Tyler Ulis, a 5-foot-8 point guard out of Chicago, finished up his final official visit on Monday night, attending Kentucky’s Alumni Game down in Lexington. His father told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Tyler will be making a…

  4. Jabari Parker’s summer league mixape (VIDEO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    There’s only so much that you can take out of a mixtape, regardless of how good the player looks. In this case, Jabari Parker is playing in a summer league where defense is, shall we say, lacking and he’s probably the best player on the floor by a good margin every time he steps on…

  5. Frank Martin one of many coaches revealing 9/11 memories on twitter

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people. Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies. Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,…

  6. Buffalo lands ‘top five steal’ in Class of ’14 in Lamonte Bearden

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Bobby Hurley’s career as a head coach in the MAC will get off to a good start given that Javon McCrea, one of the nation’s most underrated players, will anchor the roster in his first year. But to continue to build the program in a conference that includes perennial title contenders Akron and Ohio, Hurley…

  7. Rhode Island unveils a new court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Designing new basketball courts has become all the rage in college hoops this offseason, and Rhode Island apparently doesn’t want to be left out of the cool kid’s table. On Tuesday, Rhody announced a redesigned court at the Thomas M. Ryan Center with the new name The Alex and Ani Court. “We could not be more…

  8. Jevon Carter commits to West Virginia

    Sep 11, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

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    Bob Huggins landed his second commitment in the Class of 2014, as point guard Jevon Carter committed to the Mountaineers late on Tuesday evening. Carter is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Chicago’s Proviso East HS and was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals. “I just feel like this is the best fit for me,”…

  9. With new batch of drinking pics, can Marshall Henderson avoid reverting into @NativeFlash22?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Marshall Henderson became a sensation last season for a number of reasons — he made Ole Miss basketball relevant, which is not an easy thing to do; his antics on the court made him perfect GIF material; and he had a habit of making sure that his hard-partying ways ended up on social media as…

  10. NCAA, D-II Slippery Rock sued over death of Jack Hill, Jr.

    Sep 10, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

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    The family of a Division II basketball player that died after an intense practice due to complications from sickle cell trait have sued Slippery Rock (PA) University and the NCAA. The parents of Jack Hill Jr., Jack Sr. and Cheryl, said that their son wasn’t screened for sickle cell trait and that school officials didn’t do…

  11. Florida transfer Cody Larson’s waiver approved at South Dakota State

    Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Cody Larson has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at South Dakota State. The Florida transfer received a legislative release waiver for a one-time transfer exception on Monday, meaning that he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-2014. “We want to thank the committee and the NCAA for taking the time to…

  12. Aaron Craft is engaged, and many women are upset

    Sep 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    One of the most underrated college basketball twitter feeds out there is that of @CRAFTroomies which, as you can probably figure out, was put together by Aaron Craft’s roommates to document the life and times of Ohio State’s star point guard. Usually, the feed is chock full of tweets about taco night, pictures of Craft…

  13. Florida State lands a commitment from JuCo PF Cinmeon Bowers

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Florida State earned their first commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, as 6-foot-6 forward Cinmeon Bowers pledged to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles. “Just committed to Florida State!” Bowers tweeted. Bowers was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, according to Rivals, but he couldn’t get cleared academically to play. He’s spent last…

  14. Report: Former top 50 recruit Robert Upshaw headed to Washington

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Washington has landed Robert Upshaw, a former top 50 recruit that spent last season at Fresno State. “I had a nice visit with both Washington and Oregon,” Upshaw told ESPN.com. “I just felt like Washington was a better fit for me as a player. I liked it there, I felt comfortable and am looking forward to…

  15. Best dunks of the last decade? Don’t mind if I do (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Yesterday, CBT’s blog-buddy CJ Moore put together a list of the top ten dunks of the last decade, and as a longtime lover of a good posterization, I have to put up a link to it. It’s well worth your time. But it’s nowhere near the be-all, end-all for great dunks of the last decade.…

  16. Four-star shooting guard JP Macura commits to Xavier

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Xavier made a nice pickup late on Monday night, as four-star J.P. Macura committed to Chris Mack and the Musketeers a week after taking an official visit to the Cincinnati campus. Macura, who hails from Minnesota, joins Edmund Sumner, a tough 6-foot-3 point guard from Michigan, in Mack’s Class of 2014. The duo should give…

  17. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…

  18. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

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    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  19. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  20. Fans can now purchase pieces of Louisville’s 2013 Final Four floor

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    In an effort to use the passion of their fanbase and last season’s run to a national title for a good cause, Louisville made the decision to sell pieces of the floor from last year’s Final Four and donate the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They come in three different sizes, starting at $99.99, and…

  21. Kansas unveils new uniforms, modeled by Andrew Wiggins in GQ shoot (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

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    On Friday, Kansas gave us a first look at the new uniforms that the Jayhawks will be wearing for the 2013-2014 season. They did it on Instagram, posting a video on the Athletic Department’s official account of a behind-the-scenes GQ shoot with Andrew Wiggins: Think about that for a second. Wiggins is a freshman at…

  22. Serial photobomber Jay Bilas struck again this weekend (PHOTO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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    If you’re going to be taking a picture in the presence of ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas, you need to be prepared for the inevitable fact that Bilas will ruin that picture. As he did here. And here. And, over the weekend, here: (h/t @jaybilas)

  23. Report: Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson injured in car accident, may miss season

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

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    Braeden Anderson, a forward for the Fresno State basketball team, was in a serious car accident this week, sustaining injuries that put his season in jeopardy, according to a report from ESPN.com. Anderson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a walk-on to the Fresno State team when the driver swerved to avoid an…

  24. George Washington gets a commitment from … Prince Harry of Harlem? (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT

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    George Washington made some noise on Thursday night, as the Colonials landed their second commitment in the Class of 2014 as Don Bosco Prep point guard Paul Jorgensen made his pledge: Commited to George Washington University Class of 2018! #GoColonials — Paul Jorgensen (@pauliejorgs) September 6, 2013   Don Bosco Prep plays a high level…

  25. Xavier athletic director: ‘I think that the Big East will expand’ (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    The general consensus around the country had been that conference realignment came to a halt when the ACC signed their Grant of Media Rights earlier this summer. And, when it comes to the five power conferences, that much is probably true. The Big 12 and the ACC have signed Grant of Media Rights deals, and…