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  1. Top five recruit Stephen Zimmermann gets a lot of mail (PHOTO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

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    Those are all the letters that Stephen Zimmermann, a seven-footer and top five recruit in the Class of 2015, got in the mail yesterday. There are some pretty big names there — Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina — but what’s most notable is the fact that UNLV sent 86 letters to Zimmermann. 86! In…

  2. Wichita State’s DJ Bowles to undergo more testing at Mayo Clinic

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

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    Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota receiving more tests, according to a report from Kansas.com. Bowles collapsed during a practice last Tuesday, blacking out and losing consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital where he spent five days undergoing tests, finally getting released on Sunday. Doctors are still…

  3. Syracuse, Georgetown close to renewing acquaintances?

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM EST

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    Many likely remember the drama surrounding the meetings between old rivals Georgetown and Syracuse this past season, with all the dramatics surrounding it being “the last time these two will play” as members of the Big East. Well it seems as if the two programs are close to agreeing to a ten-year contract, with Syracuse…

  4. 2014 shooting guard Khadeen Carrington commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

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    After missing on some high-level recruits in recent years, it seems as if the luck is changing for the Seton Hall basketball program. Having already received verbal commitments from forwards Angel Delgado and Ismael Sanogo, 2014 shooting guard Khadeen Carrington became Seton Hall’s third commit in the 2014 class on Wednesday. The Brooklyn native announced…

  5. ‘Battle of the Boulevard’ coaches share ride to see the same recruit

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:04 PM EST

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    Monday marked the beginning of the first recruiting period of the 2013-14 NCAA calendar, meaning that college basketball coaches are allowed to travel the country to evaluate recruiting targets until November 10th. With the travel requirements (not to mention costs for rental cars and gas), saving a few dollars where you can is something most…

  6. 2014 PG Jordan McLaughlin a big commitment for USC

    Sep 11, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

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    When Andy Enfield took over as head coach at USC the question was how long would the process of turning the Trojans into a factor in the Pac-12 take. On Wednesday the head coach received an important verbal commitment, as Etiwanda (Calif.) point guard Jordan McLaughlin announced his decision to attend USC (subscription required). The 5-11…

  7. Coaches pick Manhattan to win MAAC regular season title

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Steve Masiello

    The latest sign that college basketball season is right around the corner (finally!): the unveiling of preseason coaches’ polls. Wednesday the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference unveiled its’ preseason poll as voted on by the conference’s 11 head coaches, and the Manhattan Jaspers are the pick to win the title. Steve Masiello’s talented squad sitting atop…

  8. Are changes coming to the current transfer model?

    Sep 11, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    In recent years transfers have become a topic of conversation in college basketball, primarily due to the increased number of players who have received waivers that allow them to play immediately. But also of importance is the way in which players choose a new school, as many need their options to be cleared by the…

  9. Kentucky, Michigan State target Tyler Ulis will commit to a school Friday (UPDATED)

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

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    One of the country’s most interesting recruitments could be coming to a close as early as this week. Tyler Ulis, a 5-foot-8 point guard out of Chicago, finished up his final official visit on Monday night, attending Kentucky’s Alumni Game down in Lexington. His father told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Tyler will be making a…

  10. Jabari Parker’s summer league mixape (VIDEO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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    There’s only so much that you can take out of a mixtape, regardless of how good the player looks. In this case, Jabari Parker is playing in a summer league where defense is, shall we say, lacking and he’s probably the best player on the floor by a good margin every time he steps on…

  11. Frank Martin one of many coaches revealing 9/11 memories on twitter

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

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    One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people. Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies. Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,…

  12. Buffalo lands ‘top five steal’ in Class of ’14 in Lamonte Bearden

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

    Bobby Hurley

    Bobby Hurley’s career as a head coach in the MAC will get off to a good start given that Javon McCrea, one of the nation’s most underrated players, will anchor the roster in his first year. But to continue to build the program in a conference that includes perennial title contenders Akron and Ohio, Hurley…

  13. Rhode Island unveils a new court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

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    Designing new basketball courts has become all the rage in college hoops this offseason, and Rhode Island apparently doesn’t want to be left out of the cool kid’s table. On Tuesday, Rhody announced a redesigned court at the Thomas M. Ryan Center with the new name The Alex and Ani Court. “We could not be more…

  14. Jevon Carter commits to West Virginia

    Sep 11, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

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    Bob Huggins landed his second commitment in the Class of 2014, as point guard Jevon Carter committed to the Mountaineers late on Tuesday evening. Carter is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Chicago’s Proviso East HS and was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals. “I just feel like this is the best fit for me,”…

  15. Coach K about Beyonce: “I’m madly in love” (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s always a treat when we see college basketball coaches speaking outside of a crowded gym or full press room cluttered with reporters. When they are speaking off the cuff about non-basketball related things, it humanizes them, so to speak. Last weekend at the “Duke basketball campout,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski had the mic and…

  16. John Thompson III Elected to NABC Board of Directors

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    It was announced earlier today that Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson III has been elected to the National Association Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. Thompson fills the position vacated by former Butler head coach Brad Stevens when he accepted the job to coach the Boston Celtics. For those who are unclear of the NABC’s…

  17. Former St. Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova one step closer to NBA

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

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    Everyone’s favorite WCC player Matthew Dellavedova is inching closer to earning a spot on an NBA roster. After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, Dellavedova recently inked a two year, $1.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While there are no guarantees, things are looking bright for the St. Mary’s grad who hails from…

  18. With new batch of drinking pics, can Marshall Henderson avoid reverting into @NativeFlash22?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

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    Marshall Henderson became a sensation last season for a number of reasons — he made Ole Miss basketball relevant, which is not an easy thing to do; his antics on the court made him perfect GIF material; and he had a habit of making sure that his hard-partying ways ended up on social media as…

  19. How are college basketball team’s performing relative to their recruiting classes?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    ESPN basketball recruiting guru and San Antonio Spurs scouting coordinator Dave Telep broke down last week which colleges have had the most success on the recruiting trail in the past five years. Telep’s methodology was simple: Which schools had recruited the most recruits ranked in ESPN’s Top 100 in their class. Per Mike Waters of Syracuse.com,…

  20. Assigned Reading: Doug Gottlieb was once Johnny Manziel, a selfish college athlete

    Sep 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    If you don’t know of Doug Gottlieb’s story when he was a young and immature college basketball player at Notre Dame, here’s the short of it: In the spring of 1996 after the conclusion of his freshman season, Gottlieb betrayed the trust of a fellow Notre Dame student who graciously allowed him to use his…