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  1. John Beilein signs a contract extension through ’18-’19

    Jul 17, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

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    Things are going well for John Beilein these days. He’s coming off of a run to the national title game where he coached the National Player of the Year in Trey Burke. He lost two players to early entry off of that team, Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., but they both went in the first…

  2. Haydn ‘Fats’ Thomas was in court on Tuesday on drug, gun charges

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Without question, the biggest concern that readers of this site have regarding Haydn ‘Fats’ Thomas is whether or not he has any connection to an NBA agent. Why? Because he spent more that $15,000 no rental cars since February, according to a report from USA Today. One of the cars he rented was being driven…

  3. Arizona State to retire Eddie House’s jersey

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    I’m sure that most people reading this post will remember Eddie House as the fiery jumpshooter that spent 11 years as a bench player in the NBA, most notably for the Celtics during their championship run in 2008. Me? I’ll always remember Eddie House as the volume scorer that starred at Arizona State in the…

  4. Report: Marcus Smart invited to Team USA minicamp

    Jul 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Marcus Smart had a chance to be a top five pick — potentially the No. 1 pick — in the 2013 NBA Draft had he gone pro. As you know by now, he didn’t, which is one of the major reasons that Kansas isn’t considered a shoe-in for their 10th straight Big 12 title. At…

  5. Georges Niang, Fred Hoiberg, and an offer from the Celtics?

    Jul 16, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

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    A couple times this summer, we’ve talked about Fred Hoiberg and the chance that his next move as a coach is to the NBA. We weren’t alone, either. Not after Brad Stevens took Boston’s head coaching job. Not when one of the topics of conversation that popped up on every radio spot that I did…

  6. Seton Hall lands commitment from Ismael Sanogo

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Kevin Willard got on the board with his first commitment in the Class of 2014, as 6-foot-7 combo-forward Ismael Sanogo announced his intention to go to Seton Hall on Tuesday, which just so happened to be his 17th birthday. Sanogo is a product of the NJ Roadrunners AAU program and attends Newark East Side high…

  7. July may be tiresome, but there’s little the NCAA can do to fix that

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, I wrote about the current July evaluation period structure — three five-day recruiting periods in a 19 day span, broken up by a pair of Mondays and Tuesdays — and the fact that a number of coaches and people involved with high-level recruits believed that it wasn’t the best option. I ended on this…

  8. UCLA’s Wanaah Bail out four months after knee surgery

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

    ny2lasports.com

    Texas Tech transfer and UCLA signee Wanaah Bail will be out for the next four months after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The surgery happened on June 28th, meaning that barring any setbacks, Bail should be ready to return to the court by the time the season starts in November, although…

  9. Jalen Lindsey’s commitment to Providence a sign of good things to come

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jalen Lindsey

    The turnaround isn’t yet complete, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that isn’t going to be raving about the job that Ed Cooley has done in his first two-plus years at Providence. For the first time since 2009, Cooley got Providence into the NIT, where the Friars advanced to the quarterfinals. That’s not necessarily…

  10. Two possessions enough to change an opinion on ’15 combo-guard Jon Davis?

    Jul 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Jon Davis had put on a good performance through the first day and a half at the Reebok Breakout Classic, an elite camp structured around games for 100 or so of the nation’s elite prospects. A 6-foot-2 combo-guard in the Class of 2015, Davis plays for the DC Assault and already holds offers…

  11. Does D’Angelo Harrison returning make St. John’s a tournament team?

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    D'Angelo Harrison

    D’Angelo Harrison’s career at St. John’s is not over yet. The fiery scoring guard was suspended from the team for the rest of the season on March 1st for a series of team rule violations and insubordination. But when you average 17.8 points as a sophomore, it’s not that easy to cut the cord, which…

  12. Is the new schedule for July’s evaluation periods too much of a grind?

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    This July marks the second year of the NCAA’s new schedule regarding the summer’s live-recruiting period. In the past, there have two two ten-day evaluation periods in July, with a week and a half in between them. The new rules lessen the number of days that coaches can be on the road recruiting, but they…

  13. Roy Williams: PJ Hairston ‘has made serious mistakes and there will be serious consequences’

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Texas

    Roy Williams has finally commented on PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading returning scorer that has managed to turn himself into college basketball’s messiest offseason storyline. A quick recap? Hairston was arrested for driving a 2013 GMC Yukon on a suspended license. There was weed in the car and a gun found outside of it, although…

  14. Report: Taran Buie not admitted into Siena

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

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    The long and winding road that has been Taran Buie’s collegiate career has taken another turn, as Mark Singelais is reporting that Siena has decided not to admit Buie into school. Buie is Talor Battle’s half-brother and originally attended Penn State, but after an off-campus fight and a suspension for violating team-rules, Buie got the…

  15. Bruce Pearl’s coaching staff and the fallout of a show-cause penalty

    Jul 15, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend, Brendan Quinn of the Knoxville News-Sentinel published a story on the plight on the Tennessee coaching staff that lost their jobs and got slapped with show-cause penalties stemming from the infamous Aaron Craft barbecue. We already knew about Steve Forbes, who had spent the past two years as a head coach at…

  16. Report: New Mexico lands commitment from 2015 shooter Dane Kuiper

    Jul 15, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

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    New Mexico has landed the West Coast’s first commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-6 shooter Dane Kuiper has pledged to new head coach Craig Neal. Kuiper began his high school career in Alaska, but has since moved to Arizona, where he plays for Corona Del Sol HS (AZ) and the Arizona Power in…

  17. Report: Butler to hire Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtman

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Brandon Miller has filled out his coaching staff at Butler. After deciding to keep both Terry Johnson and Michael Lewis as assistants heading into the 2013-2014 season, Miller has reportedly hired Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtmann to fill out his staff. Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com broke the news. “My staff and players are the reason…

  18. Report: West Virginia kicks Aaric Murray off the team

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Bobby Huggins has finally gotten fed up with Aaric Murray, as he kicked the talented, 6-foot-10 center off the team, according to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. “At the end of the day, we came to a mutual agreement it was best for him to continue his career elsewhere,” is how Huggins described…

  19. College highlights of Wilt Chamberlain (VIDEO)

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    AP

    Like many of you, I was born well after Wilt Chamberlain’s playing career had come to an end. But thanks to a video that popped up over the weekend on a youtube channel called “Wilt Chamberlain Archive”, we can get a sense of just how dominant the former Kansas Jayhawk was at the college level.…

  20. Attending prep school has ramped up Donte Grantham’s recruitment

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Prior to joining the DC Assault AAU program this spring, Martinsburg, WV, native Donte Grantham was one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. “Before I played with DC Assault, the team that I was playing on wasn’t an elite team,” Grantham told NBCSports.com at Reebok’s Breakout Classic. “We were one of those teams that…

  21. Why did Prime Prep products Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard get ruled non-qualifiers?

    Jul 13, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    On Thursday afternoon, news broke that Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA, likely due to the fact that they attended Prime Prep, Deion Sanders’ charter school in Dallas, last season. There were two facts that made this case interesting: for starters, the No. 3 player in the Class of 2014,…

  22. Tyler Lydon looking to add weight, garner high-major attention with New Hampton transfer

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — After finishing his junior season at Pine Plains HS (NY), most analysts believed that 6-foot-8 forward Tyler Lydon had mid-major recruit written all over him. But after a successful spring that followed up on a decision to reclassify into the Class of 2015, Lydon has started to college offers from a number of…

  23. Prime Prep coach: ‘We haven’t heard anything yet from the NCAA’

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday evening, ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman broke the news that Jordan Mickey, an LSU signee, and Karviar Shepherd, a TCU signee, were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA, meaning that they will be unable to play this season. Mickey and Shepherd both played at Deion Sanders’ charter school, Prime Prep, in Dallas, TX. “We…

  24. JuCo powerhouse hires new head coach

    Jul 11, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

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    With Steve Forbes heading off to Wichita State, Northwest Florida State needed to find a replacement, and quickly, to run the program that has been to the last two NJCAA national title games. It took all of three days. On Thursday, NWF State announced that they would be hiring former Hofstra associate head coach Steve…

  25. Emmanuel Mudiay to visit Kentucky, trim list to five at the end of the month

    Jul 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Reebok’s Breakout Classic kicked off in with style, as top ten recruits Rashad Vaughn and Emmanuel Mudiay squared off in the first game of the first day. The game itself ended up being a bust, as neither Mudiay or Vaughn played all that well with Mudiay’s team winning in a rout. Andrew Wiggins…