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Rob Dauster

  1. Trevor Lacey, Alabama’s second-leading scorer, to transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Alabama v Florida

    Anthony Grant was dealt a massive blow on Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Trevor Lacey would be transferring out of the Alabama program. “It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities,” Lacey said in a statement. “This definitely was not an easy decision to make. It’s been great at Alabama during my two…

  2. Report: Maine to lose second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser

    Apr 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    Maine’s basketball program took another hit on Tuesday, as it appears that they will be losing second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser. Justin Edwards, the leading scorer in the America East, transferred earlier this month. Jeff Goodman of is reporting that Fraser will be leaving and looking for another Division I program to transfer into, but…

  3. Luke Hancock to shave his beard to raise money for cancer research

    Apr 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Luke Hancock, the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Louisville to a national title three weeks ago, will finally be shaving off the postseason beard that he grew. On Wednesday afternoon, Hancock will be shaving it all off, right after Russ Smith announces whether or not he will be entering the NBA Draft this…

  4. Report: No one seems to have a clue about CJ Fair’s draft status

    Apr 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


    CJ Fair is one of the ten guys that I wrote about on Friday that could alter the course of the 2013-2014 with his decision of whether or not to enter the NBA Draft. And, quite frankly, there are a lot of people anxiously waiting to find out whether or not Fair will be donning…

  5. Report: Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez eyeing transfer to Miami

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    Kansas State suffered a big blow on Monday when Angel Rodriguez announced that he would be transferring out of the program. It’s not terribly surprising that Rodriguez left the Wildcats; he was recruited to the school by former head coach Frank Martin. But Rodriguez stuck around after Martin left and actually had quite a successful…

  6. Sandi Marcius, Matt Painter and an ugly transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Brandon Ubel, Sandi Marcius

    Sandi Marcius is probably wishing that he thought his decision to try and earn a graduate transfer waiver through a bit more. After Purdue’s season ended, Marcius announced that he would be leaving the Purdue basketball program in search of greener pastures. The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior had an up-and-down career in West Lafayette, but he…

  7. Kevin Ware has no doubt he’ll play next season

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT


    The most iconic moment from this year’s NCAA tournament, and possibly this entire college basketball season, was the photo of Kevin Ware laying on his back, the training staff working on his broken leg as he held his teammate’s hands and told them to win the game and not worry about him. At that point,…

  8. Anton Beard commits to Arkansas

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT


    Mike Anderson made a nice pickup on Monday evening, as Anton Beard pledged to the Razorbacks. Beard announced the news himself on twitter: I just committed to the university of Arkansas!!” 🙌👏 — Anton Beard3⃣3⃣ (@yolo_Ton33) April 22, 2013 Beard is a four-star recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and ranked No.…

  9. VIDEO: Miami’s basketball team cannot throw a baseball

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Miami Hurricanes guard Larkin drives on Marquette Golden Eagles Anderson during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Seriously, fellas? Shane Larkin’s dad is hall of famer Barry Larkin. And this is the best that he can muster?: (h/t Norlander and Eisenberg) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  10. The college basketball preseason could be getting longer

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT


    College basketball’s season may be getting just a bit longer. The way the rules are currently structured, college basketball teams are allowed to start practicing at 5 p.m. on the Friday closest to October 15th. But this weekend, John Infante of the Bylaw Blog passed along this bit of news from the NCAA: practices could…

  11. Why major conference realignment may be over for the foreseeable future

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT


    The ACC has reportedly agreed to a 15-team grant of media rights deal that will extend through the 2026-2027 season. The news was first reported by David Glenn but has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. If this report turns out to be true and this agreement is signed by the schools in the ACC,…

  12. Report: Mike Poole has received his release from Rutgers

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Mike Poole is the latest player to leave the Rutgers program in the aftermath of Mike Rice being fired. According to a report from Adam Zagoria, Poole finally received his release from the university today, meaning that he’s now the fifth player to leave the program this offseason. Throw in the decommitments from Shane Rector…

  13. Report: CJ Fair could announce draft decision as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT


    On Friday, we wrote about the ten most important early entry decisions that are left to be made. That afternoon, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk became the first from that group to decide, as he announced that he would, in fact, be leaving school to head off to the NBA. And now, it appears as if a…

  14. VIDEO: Seventh Woods, a 14-year-old you should pay attention to

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    I spent the weekend up in Pittsburgh at the Hoop Group Jam Fest, and while I did get a chance to see quite a bit of talent, I still left disappointed. Why? Because the kid in the video you see above — Seventh Woods — was there but was injured. I didn’t get to see…

  15. Report: A tired Andrew Wiggins cancels his in-home visits this week

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Jeff Goodman set the college basketball twittersphere ablaze on Monday morning when he tweeted out the following: Been told Andrew Wiggins has canceled his home visits with Kansas, UNC and Florida State early this week. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 22, 2013 Wiggins is being recruited by four schools: Kansas, UNC, Florida State and Kentucky.…

  16. DePaul lands local product Tommy Hamilton Jr.

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT


    DePaul has added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as 6-foot-9 center Tommy Hamilton Jr. committed to the program, according to multiple reports. Hamilton is rated as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, but he’s got a much higher upside than that. The son of city public league legend, Hamilton entered high school as…

  17. Class of 2015 star Derrick Jones highlights Sunday’s Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest action

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

    2013 UA Pitt Jam Fest

    PITTSBURGH — Perhaps the most promising recruit at the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest this weekend was Philly native Derrick Jones. At 6-foot-6, Jones is a supremely athletic left-handed forward with an impressive wingspan, the kind of physical tools that will make any college coach drool. He’s ranked 37th in the country according to Rivals,…

  18. Donte Grantham headlines the uncommitted 2013 players at Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest

    Apr 21, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Donte' Grantham, Nequan Carrington

    PITTSBURGH — Donte Grantham’s senior year has gone about as well as any high school kid could ask. Playing for his hometown high school in Martinsburg, WV, Grantham not only was named the state’s Player of the Year, but he won a state title as well. The only thing left is to figure out whether…

  19. Nigel Johnson commits to Kansas State

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT


    Kansas State made a late addition to their 2013 recruiting class as former George Washington commit Nigel Johnson pledged to Bruce Weber and the Wildcats. Proud to say I just committed to Kansas State University!! Excited to be a Wildcat next year!! #blessed🙏🏀🙏🏀 — Nigel Johnson (@TakingFlight_23) April 21, 2013 Johnson is a three-star recruit,…

  20. Shane Rector committed to Missouri on Saturday night

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT


    Missouri picked up another piece to try and help replace Phil Pressey on Saturday night, as three-star point guard and New Jersey native Shane Rector committed to Frank Haith’s program. The news was first reported by Rector is the second point guard that Haith as earned a commitment from, as Michigan-native Wes Clark committed…

  21. Devin Robinson highlights Saturday’s action at the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

    2013 UA Pitt Jam Fest

    PITTSBURGH — Devin Robinson made a name for himself last summer. When you’re a lanky and athletic 6-foot-7 forward with a solid three-point stroke, that’s not a difficult thing to do. Robinson, who plays his AAU ball with Squires Richmond (VA), has amassed quite a list of offers: UConn, Rutgers, Towson, VCU, Virginia Tech and…

  22. The ten biggest early entry decisions remaining

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    With Gary Harris, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III all announcing that they are going to be returning to school for the 2013-2014 season, here are the ten biggest decisions left to be made in the week and a half until the NBA’s deadline to enter the draft: Adreian Payne, Michigan State: Payne is the…

  23. VIDEO: Jack Cooley proposing to his girlfriend

    Apr 18, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Jack Cooley

    Jack Cooley hasn’t exactly kept the fact that he has a girlfriend a secret. On multiple occasions, Notre Dame’s resident big fella was caught by the cameras postgame planting a smooch on the lips of Jackie Oberlander. They have reportedly been dating for three-and-a-half years, but perhaps what convinced him that Jackie was the one…

  24. VIDEO: Why Murray, KY, is everything that’s great about college hoops

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Murray, KY, is college basketball. A town of around 18,000 in the southwestern part of the state — Murray is just north of the Tennessee border and closer to Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas than it is Louisville or Lexington — Murray is obsessed with their Murray State Racers. Think about it like this: the town…

  25. Report: Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III to return to school

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Michigan State got great news earlier on Thursday when Gary Harris announced that he would be returning to school, and now it’s Ann Arbor’s turn to celebrate. Mitch McGary, the break out star of the 2013 NCAA tournament, and Glenn Robinson III will both be returning to school, according to a report from They…