Skip to content

Rob Dauster

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    20130711-115514.jpg

    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…

  2. Kentucky, Kansas offer 2015 recruit Derrick Jones

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

    20130711-102633.jpg

    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…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    20130711-115622.jpg

    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…

  4. Tyler Ennis’ play in U19s promising for Syracuse

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    AP

    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…

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

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Akil Mitchell

    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…

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

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    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…

  7. UNC AD Cunningham addresses growing PJ Hairston scandal

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Bubba Cunningham

    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.…

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

    Jul 10, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    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…

  9. Citadel fills out their coaching staff

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    v339o8htbkfmbi0b

    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…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    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…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    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…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    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…

  13. Louisville to auction off Final Four floor to benefit cancer

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

    @KKCards

    The Georgia Dome floor where Louisville won the 2013 national title is no more. It’s been cut up into thousands of pieces — literally. Of those, 1,000 will be signed by head coach Rick Pitino and then auctioned off to fans, with the proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer. The pieces of the floor will come…

  14. Report: Steve Alford’s contract with UCLA has a massive buyout

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    UCLA fans better get on board with Steve Alford as the head coach of their program, because he’s going to be there for a long time. Yes, he signed a seven-year deal with $18.2 million, but the length and value of a contract does little to dissuade a coach to leave for a longer, more…

  15. UWGB transfer dunks on Shawn Marion in Chicago Pro-Am (VIDEO)

    Jul 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    AWGXLUEFCSUDHKW.20120906235452

    That’s Alfonzo McKinnie. He averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 boards as a sophomore at Eastern Illinois in 2011-2012, but transferred to UW-Green Bay after the season. He redshirted last year and will be eligible to play in 2013-2014. And if that video is any indication, he’ll be doing quite a bit of posterizing in the…

  16. Report: Former Tennessee assistant Steve Forbes headed to Wichita State

    Jul 8, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Northwest Florida Athletics

    Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall has hired Steve Forbes as an assistant coach, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Forbes is currently the head coach at Northwest Florida State, a Junior College that produces as much talent as any program at that level, including Carl Hall, who started for the Shockers…

  17. Report: Kuran Iverson qualifies at Memphis

    Jul 8, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Kuran Iverson

    Memphis has quite a few question marks heading into next season, but on Monday afternoon, the Tigers got a bit of good news regarding incoming freshman Kuran Iverson. According to a report from Jason Smith of the Commercial Appeal, Iverson has been qualified and will be eligible to play next season. Iverson is a 6-foot-8…

  18. Report: Butler won’t lose any recruits, transfers with coaching change

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    ttyiwupozwo8r4ft-1

    The big news from the July 4th weekend was that Butler head coach Brad Stevens will be heading off to the NBA to take over the Boston Celtics. In his place will be former Bulldog and current assistant Brandon Miller. Miller is as much a part of the Butler family as anyone, which means that…

  19. Michael Young’s lawsuit against Houston complicates, benefits (?) Joseph’s waiver case

    Jul 8, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    Houston transfer Joseph Young’s case to play immediately at his new school Oregon is as complicated and confusing as any that I’ve come across. Let’s start at the beginning. Young, a Houston native that played in the powerhouse Yates HS program, originally signed a Letter of Intent to play at Providence, but eight months after…

  20. Illinois coach John Groce throws first pitch, sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ at Wrigley (VIDEO)

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    John Groce threw out the first pitch at the Cubs game on Sunday, as it as Illini Day at Wrigley Field. He also stepped up and sang ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame': My favorite part? John Groce had his son — the son made famous by this incredible photo after the Illini’s win over…

  21. Aaron Gordon gives us a glimpse of his hops vs. Serbia (VIDEO)

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    Screen shot 2013-07-08 at 10.32.08 AM

    By now, you should know that Arizona recruit Aaron Gordon will be, in all likelihood, the best dunker in college basketball for the 2013-2014 season. If you have been convinced yet, the video above should help. It’s from the U19 trials that happened earlier this summer, and it’s simply a dunk-off between members of the…

  22. Butler promotes Brandon Miller to head coach

    Jul 6, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    ttyiwupozwo8r4ft

    The last three times that Butler has needed to hire a new head coach, they’ve promoted from within. All three coaching decisions ended up quite successful, as Thad Matta, Todd Lickliter and Brad Stevens kept the Bulldog’s program growing. With Stevens making the decision to head to the NBA to take over the Boston Celtics…

  23. Looking Back: The 2007 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    ncb_a_ojmayo4_600

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  24. How have coaches fared making the jump from college to the NBA?

    Jul 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    Brad Stevens is not a typical college coach. Generally speaking, to run a successful college program, you need to be more of a CEO than a basketball mind. Recruiting the best talent is just as, if not more, important than being an x’s-and-o’s savant. But Stevens isn’t a shill. He’s not a salesman. He’s a…