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  1. Washington lands 2014 commitment from Donaven Dorsey

    Jul 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT


    Lorenzo Romar has been hard-at-work, putting together a Class of 2014 so far in the month of July. Last week Tristian Etienne became the first member of the incoming class for the fall of 2014, and on Monday night, the Huskies added another forward, getting a verbal commitment from three-star small forward Donaven Dorsey (Timberline High/Lacey,…

  2. Report: SMU transfer Brian Bernardi picks Hofstra

    Jul 9, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Wyoming SMU Basketball

    Two weeks after being granted his release from SMU, shooting guard Brian Bernardi has reportedly found his new home. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard committed to Hofstra on Tuesday afternoon. He picked Hofstra over Fairfield. William Paxton, the Fairfield men’s basketball beat writer for the Connecticut Post, reported on Tuesday afternoon that a source had informed him of…

  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

    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…

  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, 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


    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. Mississippi State is a popular destination for Carver-Montgomery players

    Jul 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    SEC Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    At one point last season, Mississippi State and head coach Rick Ray had five scholarship players available due to transfers, players turning pro, suspensions and a rash of injuries. So far this offseason, they’ve started to it turn around personnel-wise, and their 2014 class got a boost Monday from a school that’s very familiar with the…

  9. Junior college player shot in head following argument

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

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    Disturbing news out of St. Louis as a top junior college player is fighting for his life following a shooting near his home. Leon Watkins, a sophomore-to-be at Mineral Area (Mo.) College, was shot several times in the head and upper body following an argument that turned violent in north St. Louis. The 6-2 Watkins,…

  10. Michigan’s leading prep scorer headed to Canada….for college

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

    Carleton University Ravens' Hinz holds the trophy after defeating the Lakehead Thunderwolves during the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship game in Ottawa

    It’s the summer, and most prominent high school seniors have begun their college basketball careers at the school of their choice. Summer school sessions are in full swing and players are getting adjusted to college life on and off the court. That’s not the case for Brett Stockton. It will be, just not yet. When…

  11. Michigan coach Bacari Alexander gives player updates via Twitter

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Bacari Alexander

    Michigan is coming off its best season since the Fab Five days on the early-to-mid 90s, and with that has come added criticism and praise. Well Wolverine assistant coach Bacari Alexander, fresh off a Twitter hiatus, decided to pile on the praise on Monday, tweeting out progress reports to every player on the Michigan roster.…

  12. O’Bannon case to add one current athlete, but protect them from NCAA

    Jul 8, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Former UCLA player Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA seems to gain a little more steam, and a few more advocates, by the day. Those advocates apparently include current college basketball players. Or at least, they will. O’Bannon’s lawyer said they will add a current player to the suit and has asked the NCAA not…

  13. Penn State transfer Jermaine Marshall headed to Arizona State

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Penn State v Michigan

    One of the more sought-after late transfers has found a home. Jermaine Marshall, who has spent the past three seasons at Penn State, will head to Arizona State for his final season of eligibility. Marshall averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season for the Nittany Lions. Marshall announced he would transfer from…

  14. Rutgers cleans up quick under Jordan, nabs another commitment

    Jul 8, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Rutgers University Introduces Eddie Jordan

    After the scandal involving Mike Rice at Rutgers, no one would’ve blamed new coach Eddie Jordan for essentially conceding the 2013-14 season, the Scarlet Knights final one with the (now) American Athletic Conference before heading to the Big Ten. Though it sounds like Jordan won’t be conceding anything, according to Brendan Prunty of  the Newark…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…