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  1. Can John Calipari pull Skal Labissiere out of Memphis?

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — There’s not a single recruit in the country more interesting that Skal Labissiere. Lets start with the basics. He’s a 6-foot-9 sophomore that can run the floor and has the kind of length and athleticism that makes schools like Kentucky and Kansas very, very interested in him. Rivals currently has him ranked…

  2. Kelly Oubre: “UConn is coming at me the hardest”

    Apr 28, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — When playing on a team that includes Justise Winslow, Justin Jackson and Khadeem Lattin, getting noticed isn’t the easiest thing to do. But through three games at the Nike EYBL Hampton, Kelly Oubre hasn’t had that problem. The athletic, 6-foot-6 wing is averaging 17.7 points, 8.7 boards and 2.7 assists while hitting…

  3. Former Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway signs with the Baltimore Ravens

    Apr 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    The NBA Draft is still two months away, but the Ole Miss basketball team has already produced one professional athlete from this year’s basketball team. Power forward Murphy Holloway, the program’s all-time leading rebounder, signed with the Balitmore Ravens on Saturday after being bypassed in all seven round of the NFL Draft, which concluded on…

  4. Detroit point guard Ray McCallum entering the NBA Draft

    Apr 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Late on Saturday night, Detroit announced that star point guard Ray McCallum would be forgoing his final year of eligibility and entering his name into the NBA Draft. “I want to thank the University of Detroit Mercy, my coaching staff and my teammates. I’ve enjoyed my three years with them,” McCallum said in a statement…

  5. Sandy Cohen’s break out, Ja’Quan Newton update, Terrance Ferguson intro

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — The best part about covering an AAU tournament is following along with the kids who go from relative unknowns to hot commodities, and at Nike EYBL Hampton, Wisconsin Playground Elite’s Sandy Cohen may just be that guy. Cohen entered the game with just four offers — Wisconsin-Green Bay, La Salle, North Dakota…

  6. Josh Cunningham shows out with Jahlil Okafor nursing an ankle

    Apr 28, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — Whenever the Mac Irvin Fire takes the court during the Nike EYBL, the cream of the college coaching crop will be circling the court. That’s what happens when two of the top five recruits in the Class of 2014 — No. 1 Jahlil Okafor and No. 5 Cliff Alexander — are on…

  7. Stars returning to school means the ’13-’14 season is shaping up to be unreal

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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    College basketball fans have become accustomed to the month of April consistently disappointing them. Over the course of the month, we’ve learned, player after player will announce their intentions to forgo the rest of their collegiate eligibility and enter their name into the NBA Draft. All those hopes and dreams you had about your favorite…

  8. Doug McDermott returning to Creighton for his senior year

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Another year of Dougie McBuckets! Creighton star Doug McDermott announced on Thursday that he would be returning to school for his senior season. Coming off of a first-team all-american season in 2012-2013, McDermott will immediately vault to the top of the National Player of the Year contender list and makes the Bluejays a threat to…

  9. Andre Roberson to announce his NBA Draft decision on Friday

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Colorado will find out just how high their ceiling is next season on Friday morning. Andre Roberson, the nation’s second-leading rebounder and the Buffaloes’ most versatile defender, will be announcing whether or not he enters the NBA Draft at a press conference at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. Most believe the decision to be a coin-flip:…

  10. Report: Ricky Moore promoted to assistant coach at UConn

    Apr 25, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    Former UConn star Ricky Moore has been promoted, according to a report from Kevin Duffy. After spending one year as the director of basketball operations, Moore has been promoted to assistant coach, which means that he will be allowed to participate in practices, games, and recruiting. “I have a lot of faith in Ricky as…

  11. It’s not a coincidence that scoring and fouling are at historically low levels

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    The general consensus this season was that while the best college hoops games this season were thrilling, overall it was an ugly year for the sport. No one seemed to be able to score and every game looked more like a rugby match than it did a basketball game. Now that the season is over…

  12. Report: Jabarie Hinds to transfer to UMass

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Texas Tech's Robinson tries to steal the ball from West Virginia's Hinds during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    West Virginia transfer Jabarie Hinds has found a landing spot, according to a report from ZagsBlog.com. The 5-foot-11 point guard and former top 100 recruit is headed to UMass, where he will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season before finishing up his final two seasons of eligibility. “I gained a good relationship with coach[Derek]…

  13. Memphis transfer Tarik Black is in demand, but be wary

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Outside of Andrew Wiggins, there may not be a more sought-after player in the country right now than Tarik Black. How do I know that? Well, on Tuesday night, Duke reportedly put the “full court press” on Black, trying to lure him to spend his final season of eligibility as a Blue Devil. That was…

  14. MAC Freshman of the Year Darius Paul transferring from Western Michigan

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Western Michigan coaches got quite a shock on Tuesday when Darius Paul, a 6-foot-8 freshman that averaged 10.4 points and 5.7 boards en route to the MAC Freshman of the Year award, told the staff that he was transferring out of the program. “I had no idea this was coming. Darius came to me (Monday)…

  15. VIDEO: Nik Stauskas makes 46 straight threes

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

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    Nik Stauskas, on his first day back in Canada from Michigan, stepped outside in the rain to show off his shooting ability, and he proceeded to hit 70 of the 76 threes he got up. That’s 92.1%. Most people dream of being able to shoot that well from the free throw line. Stauskas did it…

  16. UConn’s Enosch Wolf has charges against him dropped

    Apr 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Charges against 7-foot-1 UConn center Enosch Wolf stemming from an incident in February have been dropped. According to the police report, he entered the apartment of a girl that he was dating and “refused to leave the apartment when he was asked to and grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head. Wolf…

  17. Penn State’s Tim Frazier receives a fifth-year of eligibility

    Apr 24, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Penn State got great news on Wednesday afternoon, as the NCAA granted star guard Tim Frazier a fifth-year of eligibility. Frazier suffered a torn Achilles tendon on November 18th, PSU’s fourth game of the season. He missed the rest of the year. “Tim has shown tremendous will, perseverance and leadership as he continues his rehabilitation…

  18. Wyoming adds North Florida transfer Jerron Granberry

    Apr 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Wyoming made a nice pickup on Tuesday afternoon, as they added North Florida transfer Jerron Granberry. Granberry is a 6-foot-5 wing from Miami that never averaged less than 9.0 points for the Ospreys. He was a four-year starter and the program’s first 1,000 point scorer since making the move to Division I. But he was…

  19. Report: Fairleigh Dickinson to hire UMass-Lowell’s Greg Herenda

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    After going two months without a head coach, Fairleigh Dickinson has finally made a hire. According to reports, FDU will be hiring UMass-Lowell head coach Greg Herenda. Herenda has spent five seasons as UMass-Lowell, getting them to the Division II NCAA tournament his first four seasons on campus. To follow along with the 2013 Coaching…

  20. The ACC announced their conference matchups

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday, news started to leak out that the ACC had announced who and where each of the league’s 15 teams will be playing their 18 games next season. Each team will be playing four home-and-home series while playing the other 10 teams in the league once each, five at home and five on the…

  21. It’s official: Russ Smith is returning to Louisville for his senior season

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Smith fights to get shot off under pressure from Colorado State's defense NCAA basketball game in Lexington

    Louisville will be Russdiculous for one more season, as Russ Smith officially announced that he will be returning to campus to play his senior season for the Cardinals. Smith and his father originally said after the national title game that he would be entering the NBA Draft, but in the weeks since then, the younger…

  22. Why is Gary Harris wearing a Michigan t-shirt? He lost a bet

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Two weeks ago, just a couple of days after Michigan lost to Louisville in the national title game, this picture started to make it’s way around twitter: Yes, that is Gary Harris, starting two guard for Michigan State, wearing a ‘Maize Rage’ t-shirt which, quite obviously, is from Michigan. Sparty’s rivals. Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com…

  23. South Carolina gets a commitment from Demetrius Henry

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Frank Martin made a key pickup on Wednesday morning, as Demetrius Henry announced that he would be enrolling at South Carolina this fall. Henry, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Brandon, FL, that ranks as the No. 100 recruit in Rivals’ Class of 2013, picked the Gamecocks over Miami. Martin loses LaShay Page and Lakeem Jackson…

  24. VIDEO: Trailer for the movie on Lenny Cooke’s life

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Portrait Studio - Day 2

    Lenny Cooke was supposed to be LeBron James before LeBron came along. A can’t-miss streetball legend, Cooke had all the talent in the world, but for a number of different reasons, he never lived up to the talent. Cooke entered the 2002 NBA Draft, but he wasn’t picked. The money that he took while in…

  25. UCLA loses top 100 guard Allerik Freeman as he reopens recruitment

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

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    UCLA’s recruiting class suffered a blow last night when Allerik Freeman announced that he will be seeking a release from his letter of intent and reopen his recruitment.  The No. 81 recruit in the Class of 2013, per Rivals, Freeman is a strong, 6-foot-4 scoring guard known for his ability to get to the rim…