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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. College highlights of Wilt Chamberlain (VIDEO)

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

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    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.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Report: Ole Miss contacted Chris Herren about Marshall Henderson

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    I wrote about Marshall Henderson earlier today, following an indefinite suspension that was handed out by Ole Miss on Wednesday following what was reported to be multiple failed drug tests, and how the worst decision that Ole Miss could make at this point would be to kick him off the team and out of the…

  14. Kentucky, Kansas offer 2015 recruit Derrick Jones

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — The members of the Class of 2016 put on a show after the tryouts for the USA’s U16 national team last month. Remember this video? I do. It’s a friendly reminder that kids half my age are already infinitely better basketball players than I could ever dream of being. One name that didn’t…

  15. Kicking Marshall Henderson off the team is the worst thing Andy Kennedy can do

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Last Monday, after having a chance to sit down and talk with Marshall Henderson at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, I wrote about how the SEC’s leading scorer and the most polarizing player in the country had reached a crossroads in his career. Turns out I was off by about 10 days. Henderson has been…

  16. Tyler Ennis’ play in U19s promising for Syracuse

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    While much of the attention from the U19 World Championships over the last two weeks was heaped upon the Americans — Aaron Gordon, Montrezl Harrell, Jahlil Okafor, etc. — perhaps the most important player at the event suited up for our neighbors up north. Tyler Ennis played his high school ball for St. Benedict’s in…

  17. Bad news for Virginia: another transfer, and a broken hand for Akil Mitchell?

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Virginia announced that guard Taylor Barnette would be transferring out of the program. “Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted and we wish…

  18. Houston releases a statement on Michael Young’s lawsuit

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend, Joseph Young’s father, Michael, went public with a lawsuit that he filed against the University of Houston regarding his employment and his son’s status as a member of the basketball team. Long story short, Michael was the Director of Basketball Operations and was reassigned into a program without any association with the…

  19. UNC AD Cunningham addresses growing PJ Hairston scandal

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    With the scandal surrounding PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer a season ago, growing by the day, North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham finally addressed the situation in a statement on Wednesday morning. “The athletic department compliance staff and I are fully aware of recent media accounts related to our men’s basketball team,” Cunningham said.…

  20. Chris Walker still has time to try to get eligible for this season

    Jul 10, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Every season, there seems to be at least one player whose academic eligibility gets dragged out throughout the summer. This summer, the man in the spotlight is Florida big man Chris Walker. The 6-foot-10 Walker, who was a top ten recruit thanks to some high-flying athleticism that allowed him to win the McDonald’s All-American dunk…

  21. Citadel fills out their coaching staff

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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    Citadel head coach Chuck Driesell has completed filled out his coaching staff just in time for the July live recruiting period to kick off. Driesell hired Justin Argenal as an assistant coach. Argenal spent the last two seasons on the Louisiana Tech staff, having previously served as the Director of Basketball Operations for Citadel. Argenal…

  22. Report: Four cars rented by Fats Thomas, associate got nine parking tickets on UNC campus

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    And you thought we were done with PJ Hairston news today. Eric Prisbell — who has been all over this story — and Rachel Axon of USA Today dug up more evidence that Fats Thomas, a convicted felon that rented the 2013 GMC Yukon that PJ Hairston was pulled over in during his arrest in…

  23. Steve Forbes can thank #DunkCity for his hiring at Wichita State?

    Jul 9, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    One of my favorite things to do during the boring offseason months is to track the Coaching Carousel and figure out how one job change set off a chain reaction that created a notable hiring. Today, we’ll look at Steve Forbes, the former Tennessee assistant under Bruce Pearl who spent the last two years as…

  24. Report: Top Ten recruit Rashad Vaughn is headed to Findlay Prep

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Rashad Vaughn has made a decision on where he will be attending prep school next season. According to a report from Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com, Vaughn is headed to Findlay Prep for his senior season. He announced that he would be leaving his high school in Minnesota in June. “At Findlay Prep, the competition in…