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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    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…

  7. 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…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    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…

  15. Butler promotes Brandon Miller to head coach

    Jul 6, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. Looking Back: The 2007 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  17. 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…

  18. Boston College could surprise some teams in the ACC next season

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    UNION, N.J. — The ACC is on its way to becoming the best conference in college basketball. Duke and North Carolina, pending the status of PJ Hairston, are perennial Final Four favorites, and that’s going to be no different this season. Bring Syracuse into the mix this season gives the league yet another annual title…

  19. Top 100 recruit Sandy Cohen has 13 offers, but one program is standing out

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone mentions the name Sandy Cohen, the first thought for most people will be of the dad with the bushy eyebrows from the shortlived-yet-fantastic TV series ‘The OC’. That may not change any time soon, but college basketball fans may want to begin acquainting themselves with a 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour,…

  20. Brad Stevens’ departure to Boston isn’t doomsday for the Butler program

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Butler was good before Brad Stevens got there. In the wake of the news that the now-former Butler head coach has taken on the role of being Doc Rivers’ replacement with the Boston Celtics, that’s the most important fact to remember here. Brad Stevens made Butler a national phenomenon by taking them to back-to-back title…

  21. Looking Back: The 2005 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    AP

    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…

  22. Brad Stevens leaving Butler to coach the Boston Celtics

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens is leaving Butler to become the next head coach of the Boston Celtics, the school announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home…

  23. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser still isn’t 100% healthy

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Back in October, just days after Boy Ryan announced that he would have the unenviable task of replacing Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin’s starting point guard, Josh Gasser blew out his knee. But this wasn’t just a simple torn ACL, which is why Gasser is still a couple of months away from returning to the court…

  24. Leonard Hamilton inks a rich contract extension through 2017

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee until 2017, the school announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely thankful to President Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place…