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  1. Attending prep school has ramped up Donte Grantham’s recruitment

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Donte' Grantham, Denzel Cole

    PHILADELPHIA — Prior to joining the DC Assault AAU program this spring, Martinsburg, WV, native Donte Grantham was one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. “Before I played with DC Assault, the team that I was playing on wasn’t an elite team,” Grantham told at Reebok’s Breakout Classic. “We were one of those teams that…

  2. Why did Prime Prep products Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard get ruled non-qualifiers?

    Jul 13, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT


    On Thursday afternoon, news broke that Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA, likely due to the fact that they attended Prime Prep, Deion Sanders’ charter school in Dallas, last season. There were two facts that made this case interesting: for starters, the No. 3 player in the Class of 2014,…

  3. Tyler Lydon looking to add weight, garner high-major attention with New Hampton transfer

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — After finishing his junior season at Pine Plains HS (NY), most analysts believed that 6-foot-8 forward Tyler Lydon had mid-major recruit written all over him. But after a successful spring that followed up on a decision to reclassify into the Class of 2015, Lydon has started to college offers from a number of…

  4. Prime Prep coach: ‘We haven’t heard anything yet from the NCAA’

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday evening,’s Jeff Goodman broke the news that Jordan Mickey, an LSU signee, and Karviar Shepherd, a TCU signee, were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA, meaning that they will be unable to play this season. Mickey and Shepherd both played at Deion Sanders’ charter school, Prime Prep, in Dallas, TX. “We…

  5. JuCo powerhouse hires new head coach

    Jul 11, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT


    With Steve Forbes heading off to Wichita State, Northwest Florida State needed to find a replacement, and quickly, to run the program that has been to the last two NJCAA national title games. It took all of three days. On Thursday, NWF State announced that they would be hiring former Hofstra associate head coach Steve…

  6. Emmanuel Mudiay to visit Kentucky, trim list to five at the end of the month

    Jul 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — Reebok’s Breakout Classic kicked off in with style, as top ten recruits Rashad Vaughn and Emmanuel Mudiay squared off in the first game of the first day. The game itself ended up being a bust, as neither Mudiay or Vaughn played all that well with Mudiay’s team winning in a rout. Andrew Wiggins…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT


    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…

  8. Kentucky, Kansas offer 2015 recruit Derrick Jones

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    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…

  10. Tyler Ennis’ play in U19s promising for Syracuse

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT


    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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. UNC AD Cunningham addresses growing PJ Hairston scandal

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    (AP Photo)

    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.…

  14. 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…

  15. Citadel fills out their coaching staff

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT


    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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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, 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…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT


    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…

  20. 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…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    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…

  22. 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 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…

  23. 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…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


    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…