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  1. Shaq Johnson dismissed by Auburn

    Jul 18, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Shaq Johnson is one of the best athletes to enter college basketball in recent memory. He’s also once again looking for a school to play for. After a largely non-descript freshman campaign for a bad Auburn team, Johnson has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules. Johnson started 21 games and…

  2. When deciding between football and basketball, height may force Reid Travis’ hand

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a lot to like about Reid Travis, the basketball player. At 6-foot-7, Travis is built like a rock. He’s physical when battling for position in the post, he uses that strength to finish through contact around the rim, and he’s a monster heading towards the glass. In short, Travis plays…

  3. Doug McDermott adds to his title of Greatest Walk-on Ever with USA hoops minicamp invite

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Marcus Smart isn’t the only collegian attending the U.S. Men’s National team minicamp in Las Vegas this week. Two-time all-american Doug McDermott of Creighton will be joining him there as well, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Now would be a good time to mention that McDermott is walking on to the…

  4. Report: Pac-12 fighting Grand Canyon U., for-profit schools

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Pac-12 conference CEOs have begun questioning whether or not adding a for-profit school to Division I athletics is a good idea, according to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com. They sent a letter to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the target of that letter…

  5. Sacramento State’s Brian Katz gets a five-year deal

    Jul 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    After spending 19 years as a head coach in the Junior College ranks, Brian Katz finally broke through when he was signed by Sacramento State in 2008. And after leading that program to one of their most successful seasons in 2012-2013, Katz was reward with a brand-new, five-year deal that will keep him gainfully employed…

  6. DeAndre Kane now officially eligible at Transfer U, Iowa State

    Jul 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Harrow and Malik Smith both received waivers to play immediately at Georgia State and Minnesota, respectively. Harrow was cleared because the Atlanta native’s father is sick. Smith was declared immediately eligible because Florida International is banned from the NCAA tournament this season due to APR issues and he only has one…

  7. Vic Law, Northwestern, and tapping into Chicago’s talent

    Jul 17, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Chicago has always been a hotbed for high school hoops, and while there is always a surplus of talent in the city, the next couple of high school classes are particularly strong in the Windy City. That fact alone makes Vic Law one of the most important recruits in the city. He’s certainly not the…

  8. Tracking head coaches means tracking top recruiting targets

    Jul 17, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

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    We’ve discussed the July evaluation period a couple of times this week, as it’s become a topic of conversation among the folks that happen to populate my twitter feed. It all got started on Monday when Sean Miller, Arizona’s head coach, took to twitter to rant about how much he disliked the new July schedule.…

  9. 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…

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

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

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    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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  18. 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…

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

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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    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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…