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  1. Why did Alex Len wait to get an MRI until after the season?

    Jun 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    alex len

    Alex Len will be hearing his name called by David Stern during Thursday’s NBA Draft, potentially as the No. 1 pick, but while the rest of the prospective lottery picks have been spending their spring working out for various NBA teams, Len has been laid up on crutches. The 7-foot-1 Ukrainian had surgery back in…

  2. POSTERIZED: Brandon Austin shuts down Chosen League game (VIDEO)

    Jun 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    The Chosen League is Philly’s best streetball league. The best players in the city — from high school stars, college athletes, NBA guys — all share the same court. As you might imagine, The Chosen League has their fair share of highlight reel plays. Like, for example, this dunk from Providence-signee Brandon Austin: Making it…

  3. Report: UNC AD confirms communication with NCAA about Hairston, agent

    Jun 22, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    PJ Hairston

    Arguably the two biggest stories of the college basketball offseason collided on Friday afternoon when The Big Lead broke the news that the NCAA was investigating a potential link between PJ Hairston and Rodney Blackstock. Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer a season ago, was arrested earlier this month when he was pulled over in a…

  4. Tyler Dorsey, top ten recruit in 2015, looking to play more point guard

    Jun 20, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    Nick Koza/Rivals

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As one of the elite players in the 2015 class, California-native Tyler Dorsey had a lot of eyes on him at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Playing against mostly older competition, the 6-4 shooting guard held his own and took a lot away from the experience of being around some of the…

  5. Lipscomb transfer Stephen Hurt has a long list of suitors

    Jun 20, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein, Stephen Hurt

    It’s been less than a month since Stephen Hurt decided to leave Lipscomb and enroll at Northwest Florida State, one of the nation’s strongest Junior Colleges, and he already has high-major programs beating down his door. It’s understandable, really. Hurt is a 6-foot-10, 280 lb center coming off of a freshman season where he averaged 11.5…

  6. Marshall Henderson got a note in his locker about Johnny Manziel? (PHOTO)

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Johnny Manziel caused an uproar across the college football blogosphere over the weekend when he tweeted out that “Bull**** like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station…whenever it may be”. And while it turns out that all of this nonsense was caused by a simple parking ticket that Manziel received, that…

  7. Hanging onto Shaka Smart the key for growth of the VCU program

    Jun 20, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT


    Mark Few didn’t put Gonzaga on the map. That award probably belongs to Dan Monson, who led the Zags to within a game of the Final Four in 1999 before leaving for Minnesota and opening the door for Few to take the program over. If it wasn’t Monson, it was probably John Stockton, who remains…

  8. Suspended guard Scottie Wilbekin is not allowed at team workouts

    Jun 20, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    Scottie Wilbekin

    Two times in the span of eight months, Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin has been suspended from the Gator basketball program by Billy Donovan. The first time was back in November, when he was benched for the first three games of the regular season. Last week, he was suspended again, and once again it was…

  9. Report: Xavier forward Chris Cantino to transfer

    Jun 20, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Xavier Athletics

    Late on Wednesday night, Junior College transfer Chris Cantino announced that he was leaving Xavier. On twitter, Cantino wrote “Welp Xavier! It’s been nice.” Cantino had a rough go of things last season. A transfer from Palm Beach State, Cantino was docked a year of eligibility by the NCAA because he participated in a JuCo…

  10. Patrick Connaughton spending offseason pitching in the Cape Cod League

    Jun 20, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    Most college basketball players spend their springs and summers relaxing. Yeah, they’re still going to be working out and training to get better. Some are going to be focusing on getting healthy and rehabbing nagging injuries. The best of the best get a chance to practice with Team USA and, if they’re good enough, head…

  11. This week is a very important week for Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA

    Jun 20, 2013, 8:25 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Ever since Ed O’Bannon first filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the use of his likeness in a video game back in 2009, there has been scuttlebutt that the outcome of said lawsuit could end up playing a major role in the way that college athletics operates at the highest level in the near…

  12. Tyus Jones on college with Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow: ‘We all like the idea’

    Jun 19, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    It’s no secret that Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor want to play their college ball together. They’ve been talking about it for a while, and given the fact that they are both ranked in the top three for Rivals Class of 2014 — Okafor is currently No. 1 while Jones is No. 3 — I’m…

  13. Report: Devonta Pollard no longer enrolled at Alabama

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Earlier this month, Alabama forward Devonta Pollard was arrested and charged in conjunction with the kidnapping of a six-year old girl over a family land dispute. Given that he was facing a serious felony charge, one could only imagine that Pollard would only be a member of the Crimson Tide for so long, and on…

  14. Don’t take Michigan’s point guard spot from Spike Albrecht just yet

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Spike Albrecht spent the majority of the college basketball season as the answer to a trivia question: Who is the little white kid that backs up Trey Burke, the best player in the country? The way the 2012-2013 campaign ended, however, was much, much different. If you’ve forgotten, the kid who was signed late by…

  15. Northwestern completes their coaching staff by adding Armon Gates

    Jun 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT


    Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has filled out his coaching staff, as he added Armon Gates as his third assistant coach on Tuesday. Gates is a Chicago native that spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Loyola (IL).  “We’re very excited to add Armon to our staff,” Collins said in a statement…

  16. Report: Darius Cobb, Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, to speak to the NCAA today

    Jun 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Western Kentucky v Kansas

    Darius Cobb, Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach, will be meeting with the NCAA’s Enforcement staff today to discuss the involvement that Rodney Blackstock had with the former Kansas all-american and those close to him, according to a report from Eric Prisbell of USA Today. That could end up being a thorn in the side of…

  17. Report: Gonzaga kicks off their 2014 recruiting class with top 150 guard Silas Melson

    Jun 19, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Mark Few

    Mark Few picked up his first commitment in the Class of 2014 as Portland native and Rivals top 150 shooting guard Silas Melson pledged to the Zags on Tuesday night, according to a report from’s Jeff Goodman. Here’s how ESPN breaks down his game: He has a smooth shooting stroke out to 20-feet and…

  18. Report: Gary Harris finishes rehab, is working out again

    Jun 19, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Michigan State needed Adreian Payne to return to school if they were going to make a run at a national title. With Derrick Nix graduating and with their only incoming front court player being Gavin Schilling — who isn’t exactly the second coming of Greg Oden — Tom Izzo’s team was going to have a…

  19. #POSTERIZED: Aaron Gordon demolishes Nigel Williams-Goss (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    We’ve dissected the position that Aaron Gordon will play at Arizona far too often this offseason. Maybe, instead of worrying about whether he’ll be a three or a four, we should sit back and appreciate the fact that he can do this: I mean … I just … wow. Oh, there’s a better angle, too:…

  20. Introducing Stephen Zimmerman (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    One of the big names to keep an eye on in the Class of 2015 is one of the biggest players in the class: 6-foot-11 Stephen Zimmerman. A native of Las Vegas who plays his high school ball at Bishop Gorman, Zimmerman is a lanky left-hander that can score with his back to the basket,…

  21. Team USA announces final roster for U19 team

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Elfrid Payton, Keith Appling

    Florida head coach Billy Donovan made the final cuts to the U19 Team USA team on Monday night, getting the roster down to 12 players. The best known player on the team? Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, who will likely enter the 2013-2014 season as a preseason first-team All-American. Duke sophomore Rasheed Sulaimon, incoming Arizona freshman…

  22. Jermaine Marshall to transfer instead of go pro

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Penn State v Michigan

    Jermaine Marshall has had a change of heart. Last month, Marshall announced that he would be leaving Penn State with the intention of going pro, but he’s had a change of heart. Marshall, who didn’t sign with an agent, will graduate on August 10th and has received a release from the Nittany Lions. He’ll be…

  23. So how badly is Greg Whittington injured? (UPDATED)

    Jun 18, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    How badly is Greg Whittington injured? That’s the biggest question facing Georgetown heading into the summer, because at this point, we know that Whittington is dealing with some kind of a knee injury. Late Monday night, Casual Hoya reported that Whittington was hobbling around on crutches. Gary Parrish of and Jeff Goodman of…

  24. Report: Missouri fills out coaching staff with former Drake head coach

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Drake v Creighton

    Maybe I have an addiction to college hoops that is just a bit too strong, or maybe I just have too much time on my hands to think about these things, but I love backtracking through the coaching carousel and figuring out how once decision sparked a chain reaction of job-hopping. In this story, we’ll…

  25. The most important skill Michael Carter-Williams learned as a freshman? Work ethic

    Jun 17, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange Carter-Williams reacts as the official signals a three-point shot against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    All things considered, Michael Carter-Williams had a pretty great sophomore campaign as the point guard for the Syracuse Orange. He averaged 11.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.9 boards and 2.8 steals, which was impressive enough to get him into consideration as a lottery pick for next week’s NBA Draft once you taken into account the potential…