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  1. Tyus Jones on college with Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow: ‘We all like the idea’

    Jun 19, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    It’s no secret that Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor want to play their college ball together. They’ve been talking about it for a while, and given the fact that they are both ranked in the top three for Rivals Class of 2014 — Okafor is currently No. 1 while Jones is No. 3 — I’m…

  2. Report: Devonta Pollard no longer enrolled at Alabama

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Earlier this month, Alabama forward Devonta Pollard was arrested and charged in conjunction with the kidnapping of a six-year old girl over a family land dispute. Given that he was facing a serious felony charge, one could only imagine that Pollard would only be a member of the Crimson Tide for so long, and on…

  3. Don’t take Michigan’s point guard spot from Spike Albrecht just yet

    Jun 19, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Spike Albrecht spent the majority of the college basketball season as the answer to a trivia question: Who is the little white kid that backs up Trey Burke, the best player in the country? The way the 2012-2013 campaign ended, however, was much, much different. If you’ve forgotten, the kid who was signed late by…

  4. Northwestern completes their coaching staff by adding Armon Gates

    Jun 19, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has filled out his coaching staff, as he added Armon Gates as his third assistant coach on Tuesday. Gates is a Chicago native that spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Loyola (IL).  “We’re very excited to add Armon to our staff,” Collins said in a statement…

  5. Report: Darius Cobb, Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, to speak to the NCAA today

    Jun 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Western Kentucky v Kansas

    Darius Cobb, Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach, will be meeting with the NCAA’s Enforcement staff today to discuss the involvement that Rodney Blackstock had with the former Kansas all-american and those close to him, according to a report from Eric Prisbell of USA Today. That could end up being a thorn in the side of…

  6. Communication plays vital role in development of Marquette’s Vander Blue

    Jun 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    A recent growing buzzword in college basketball is the importance of the “culture” of a program. Culture within a college basketball program dictates how things work and it’s use as a word and as a concept is meant to influence players — and in some cases fans — into believing that certain activities or teachings…

  7. Report: Gonzaga kicks off their 2014 recruiting class with top 150 guard Silas Melson

    Jun 19, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Mark Few

    Mark Few picked up his first commitment in the Class of 2014 as Portland native and Rivals top 150 shooting guard Silas Melson pledged to the Zags on Tuesday night, according to a report from ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Here’s how ESPN breaks down his game: He has a smooth shooting stroke out to 20-feet and…

  8. Report: Gary Harris finishes rehab, is working out again

    Jun 19, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Michigan State needed Adreian Payne to return to school if they were going to make a run at a national title. With Derrick Nix graduating and with their only incoming front court player being Gavin Schilling — who isn’t exactly the second coming of Greg Oden — Tom Izzo’s team was going to have a…

  9. Jarnell Stokes posts a Vine of a Marcus Smart 360 dunk

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Angel Rodriguez, Nino Williams, Le'Bryan Nash

    If you aren’t familiar with Vine, it’s an app that allows users to record up to six seconds worth of video. That was plenty of time for Tennessee rising junior forward Jarnell Stokes to film Oklahoma State star sophomore guard Marcus Smart taking a sideline bounce pass and throwing down a 360 slam while the…

  10. Gorgui Dieng says Louisville will be better next season

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Gorgui Dieng

    Gorgui Dieng is gearing up for next Thursday for the 2013 NBA Draft. On Tuesday, following a workout with the New York Knicks, the former Louisville center had time to talk about his old team. “I think they’re going to have a better team this year,” Dieng told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com and SNY.tv on…

  11. Report: Oregon lands ex-Iowa State commit Richard Amardi

    Jun 18, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    Dana Altman

    A week after being cut loose by Iowa State, Indian Hills Community College forward Richard Amardi made a commitment to the Oregon Ducks. He has one year of eligibility left. Jeff Goodman first reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-9 Amardi was on the wrong-end of a scholarship issue. He had originally committed…

  12. Penn State grants forward Jon Graham release, will transfer

    Jun 18, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

    Jon Graham

    After three years with the Penn State program, rising junior forward Jon Graham was granted a release and will be allowed to transfer for his final two seasons of eligibility, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. “Jon and I have had several meetings to discuss his future and he has decided to seek opportunities to…

  13. Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has a torn ACL

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    The return of Greg Whittington was going to be a crucial for the Georgetown Hoyas, entering next season without Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter. However, on Tuesday it was confirmed that Whittington has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. “Greg will return when he is 100 percent healthy,”Georgetown head coach John…

  14. Top 2016 recruit Harry Giles tears ACL, MCL and meniscus

    Jun 18, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

    Harry Giles

    Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.) was one of 12 players selected to the USA Basketball Under-16 team, playing in the FIBA World Championship in Uruguay. The 6-foot-9 2016 recruit injured his left knee on Wednesday in a win over Argentina. On Tuesday, Giles told Jason Jordan of USA Today that he torn his ACL and MCL.…

  15. Andrew Wiggins impresses in his first workout at Kansas

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Kansas commit and consensus top high school player Andrew Wiggins decided not to play for the Canadian Under-19 team this summer at next week’s FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. That hasn’t stopped the 6-foot-7 Wiggins from impressing this summer. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, sources confirmed that Wiggins participated in his first…

  16. #POSTERIZED: Aaron Gordon demolishes Nigel Williams-Goss (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    We’ve dissected the position that Aaron Gordon will play at Arizona far too often this offseason. Maybe, instead of worrying about whether he’ll be a three or a four, we should sit back and appreciate the fact that he can do this: I mean … I just … wow. Oh, there’s a better angle, too:…

  17. Introducing Stephen Zimmerman (VIDEO)

    Jun 18, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    One of the big names to keep an eye on in the Class of 2015 is one of the biggest players in the class: 6-foot-11 Stephen Zimmerman. A native of Las Vegas who plays his high school ball at Bishop Gorman, Zimmerman is a lanky left-hander that can score with his back to the basket,…

  18. Team USA announces final roster for U19 team

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Elfrid Payton, Keith Appling

    Florida head coach Billy Donovan made the final cuts to the U19 Team USA team on Monday night, getting the roster down to 12 players. The best known player on the team? Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, who will likely enter the 2013-2014 season as a preseason first-team All-American. Duke sophomore Rasheed Sulaimon, incoming Arizona freshman…

  19. Jermaine Marshall to transfer instead of go pro

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

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

    Jermaine Marshall has had a change of heart. Last month, Marshall announced that he would be leaving Penn State with the intention of going pro, but he’s had a change of heart. Marshall, who didn’t sign with an agent, will graduate on August 10th and has received a release from the Nittany Lions. He’ll be…

  20. So how badly is Greg Whittington injured? (UPDATED)

    Jun 18, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    How badly is Greg Whittington injured? That’s the biggest question facing Georgetown heading into the summer, because at this point, we know that Whittington is dealing with some kind of a knee injury. Late Monday night, Casual Hoya reported that Whittington was hobbling around on crutches. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com and Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com…