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  1. Looking Back: The 2008 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:00 PM 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…

  2. ‘At All Costs’ aims to provide inside look at grassroots basketball scene (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Much has been made about the impact that the growth of grassroots basketball has had on the sport as a whole, with there being no shortage of opinions (both in favor of and against grassroots basketball) on the topic. The makers of the documentary “At All Costs,” which will be released next spring, take a…

  3. Former Iowa guard Patrick Ingram transferring to IUPUI

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Iowa  v Michigan

    In his lone season at Iowa, 6-2 guard Patrick Ingram didn’t see a substantial amount of playing time due in part to the presence of veterans such as the now graduated Eric May and Devyn Marble, as well as freshman Mike Gesell. After playing just 5.8 minutes per game, the Indianapolis native made the decision…

  4. One-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich joins SIU-Edwardsville program

    Jul 5, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Saint Louis Athletics

    After playing one season at Missouri Southern, one-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich was not allowed to play during the 2012-13 season. Why? Salecich played a year of basketball in Australia after graduating from high school, but before enrolling at SLU, resulting in the NCAA denying Missouri Southern’s request for an eligibility waiver. Apparently he’s…

  5. Brandon Miller, Lavall Jordan finalists for Butler opening

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    LaVall Jordan

    How close is Butler to deciding who will replace the departed Brad Stevens? According to numerous media reports Michigan assistant Lavall Jordan and Butler assistant Brandon Miller, who both played at Butler, are the two finalists for the job opening with both having interviewed in the last two days. Miller interviewed with Butler AD Barry…

  6. 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…

  7. 2014 wing Vic Law becomes Chris Collins’ first commitment

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    The Northwestern Wildcats have never reached the NCAA tournament. Losing Drew Crawford ten games into the 2012-13 season to a shoulder injury didn’t help matters, and in the end the school decided that it needed to make a coaching change. With former Duke assistant Chris Collins replacing Bill Carmody, many wondered when (or if) the…

  8. 6-10 forward Tristan Etienne verbally commits to attend Washington

    Jul 4, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Washington Alumni Basketball

    While July 4th is a national holiday, very rarely are there days off in the recruiting world. On Thursday, 6-10 forward Tristan Etienne has verbally committed to attend Washington. The news was first reported by Percy Allen of the Seattle Times. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Etienne is the first commitment in the 2014…

  9. Louisville’s Luke Hancock named flag bearer for World University Games

    Jul 4, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    Just before the start of training camp for the United States World University Games team, Louisville forward Luke Hancock’s father passed away after a bout with cancer. Some wondered whether or not Hancock would attend the camp but the rising senior flew to Colorado Springs and ended up being one of the 12 players selected…

  10. Looking Back: The 2006 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 3:00 PM 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. No shortage of reactions to Brad Stevens’ move to Boston

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    Obviously the news of the day in college basketball was Brad Stevens’ decision to accept the Boston Celtics’ offer to become their new head coach. Stevens agreed to terms on a six-year, $22 million contract, meaning that he’ll receive quite the salary to rebuild a franchise that traded veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to…

  17. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps now cancer-free

    Jul 3, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale, Richard Phelps

    Just over two months after announcing that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, former Notre Dame head coach and current ESPN commentator Digger Phelps learned on Monday that he’s now cancer-free. The good news came on the heels of Phelps’ completion of a six-week treatment program, and it was a great early present for…

  18. Recruiting-wise, Brad Stevens’ departure comes at bad time for Butler

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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

    The announcement that Brad Stevens would leave his post at Butler to take over as head coach of the Boston Celtics was certainly a stunner, given the fact that he’s had the opportunity to take over some of college basketball’s most prestigious programs only to remain in Indianapolis. Butler AD Barry Collier now has quite…

  19. 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…

  20. We now know who rented the car driven by UNC guard P.J. Hairston

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    One of the biggest questions that had yet to be answered regarding the legal case involving North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston was who rented the GMC Yukon the junior was driving when pulled over by Durham Police on June 5. That question was answered Wednesday, as 39-year old Haydn Thomas was the one who rented…