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  1. The unique story of Arkansas State junior college recruit Ronnie White

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

    John Brady

    Ronnie White didn’t play basketball in high school. In fact, he didn’t even have a full scholarship during his first season of junior college ball at Danville (Ill.) Area Community College. But despite having a half-scholarship and no high school basketball experience, the 22-year-old forward was a force last season, averaging 10 points, 8.5 rebounds…

  2. Auburn adds Australian Jack Purchase to 2014 class (VIDEO)

    Sep 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Tony Barbee

    Last week, the Auburn Tigers added Indiana-native Sam Logwood as the first commitment to it’s 2014 class, but late this week they added a second member of the 2014 class by nabbing Australia-native and wing shooter Jack Purchase. Purchase, a 6’9″ forward, took an official visit to Auburn with Logwood last weekend and the duo…

  3. Xavier guard Myles Davis undergoes minor procedure on left knee

    Sep 6, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Xavier Athletics

    Xavier guard Myles Davis, one of the premier perimeter shooters in the 2012 class, was forced to sit out the entire 2012-13 season after courses he took at Notre Dame Prep were invalidated by the NCAA. So Davis, without the ability to join the Xavier basketball program, was simply a student at Xavier last season.…

  4. South Dakota promotes assistant Joey James to interim head coach

    Sep 6, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    South Dakota Athletics

    On Tuesday it was announced that South Dakota head coach Dave Boots made the decision to retire after holding the position for 25 years. With the day that Division I program can begin practicing being three weeks away, South Dakota athletic director David Herbster didn’t have a lot of time to go through a national…

  5. National Letter of Intent committee denies Isaac Hamilton’s waiver request

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Maxpreps

    Last fall Isaac Hamilton, one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the 2013 class, announced his decision to attend UTEP. A five-star prospect, Hamilton had the talent needed to make the Miners a dominant program in the new era of Conference USA. But in July, Hamilton announced his desire to be released from the…

  6. 2014 power forward Martin Geben verbally commits to Notre Dame

    Sep 6, 2013, 4:28 PM EST

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    With Jack Cooley having graduated and Tom Knight and Garrick Sherman both being seniors, Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey could have used a win on the recruiting trail when it comes to adding to the front court rotation. The Fighting Irish heard the news they were hoping for on Friday, as 6-9 power forward…

  7. Old Dominion adds Garden City CC forward Josue Ebondo to roster

    Sep 6, 2013, 3:29 PM EST

    Jeff Jones

    Entering their first season as a member of Conference USA, the Old Dominion Monarchs don’t have a great amount of depth in their front court. With leading scorer and rebounder DeShawn Painter (13.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg) having graduated, first-year head coach Jeff Jones was essentially down to two upperclassmen (senior Anton Larsen and junior and…

  8. Louisville guard Kevin Ware may not be back until spring semester

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:42 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    On Monday, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino addressed the status of guard Kevin Ware during a press conference focused on the coach’s upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In short, Pitino stated that the staff would take its time with Ware, who broke his leg during the Cardinals’ Elite 8 victory…

  9. Transfer David Andoh will not join Wagner program after all

    Sep 6, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

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    Earlier this summer former San Jose State forward David Andoh made the decision to transfer to Wagner, where he would have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2013-14 season. Plans have changed, as according to the Staten Island Advance Andoh is back in his native Canada and will not join the Wagner…

  10. Louisville lands verbal commitment from 2014 forward Jaylen Johnson

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EST

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    Already holding verbal commitments from elite perimeter prospects Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle, the Louisville Cardinals have been hard at work on the recruiting trail in search of front court reinforcements. One week after having big men Trey Lyles and Chinanu Onuaku on campus for official visits, the school received a verbal commitment from 6-9…

  11. Former Portland State forward Julius Thomas enjoys a career night in Denver

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

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    In four seasons of college basketball at Portland State, 6-5 forward Julius Thomas averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest, and in his final two seasons helped the Vikings earn back-to-back Big Sky tournament titles. But the market for a 6-5 forward isn’t all that great when it comes to professional basketball, and even…

  12. Report: Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson injured in car accident, may miss season

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

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    Braeden Anderson, a forward for the Fresno State basketball team, was in a serious car accident this week, sustaining injuries that put his season in jeopardy, according to a report from ESPN.com. Anderson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a walk-on to the Fresno State team when the driver swerved to avoid an…

  13. George Washington gets a commitment from … Prince Harry of Harlem? (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

    Mike Lonergan

    George Washington made some noise on Thursday night, as the Colonials landed their second commitment in the Class of 2014 as Don Bosco Prep point guard Paul Jorgensen made his pledge: Commited to George Washington University Class of 2018! #GoColonials — Paul Jorgensen (@pauliejorgs) September 6, 2013   Don Bosco Prep plays a high level…

  14. Xavier athletic director: ‘I think that the Big East will expand’ (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    BigEastLogo

    The general consensus around the country had been that conference realignment came to a halt when the ACC signed their Grant of Media Rights earlier this summer. And, when it comes to the five power conferences, that much is probably true. The Big 12 and the ACC have signed Grant of Media Rights deals, and…

  15. Report: Geno Auriemma returning to coach Team USA in ’16 Olympics

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Geno Auriemma

    Geno Auriemma will be making a return to the Olympics. Auriemma, UConn’s legendary women’s coach, will be the first coach to return for a second run at Olympic glory, having led the USA to Olympic gold in 2012. The news will be announced on Friday, according to the AP. Auriemma had long said that he…

  16. NBCSN releases its Atlantic 10 broadcast schedule

    Sep 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

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    Last month, the Atlantic 10 released their schedule for conference play, but on Thursday, the league announced that a record number of games — 71, to be exact — will be broadcast on national television. 29 of those games will be featured on NBCSN, the schedule of which is below: The highlight of the schedule?…

  17. You want Kentucky throwing down slo-mo dunks? You got it (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    Alex Poythress

    While I am going to guarantee right now that these dunks will be nowhere near the best dunks that this season’s Kentucky team throws down, this is still a pretty cool video. Like, for example, at the :25 second mark, when the camera angles used make it look like a soaring James Young jumped off…

  18. UTEP latest school to update their basketball court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

    @Miner_Nation

    UTEP joined the long list of schools that have updated the basketball court in their home arena to add a unique element easily identifiable with the school. For the Miners, the addition is a pair of the mining picks that make up the ‘T’ in UTEP’s logo. It looks good. There’s a lot going on…

  19. Wichita State player collapses at practice, brings back awful memories for Gregg Marshall

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

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    In a situation that’s become all too common in sports these days, Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles collapsed during practice on Tuesday. “He blacked out, he lost consciousness and we’re at the hospital right now trying to determine what his situation is,” Gregg Marshall told NBCSports.com on Thursday morning. He was admitted on Tuesday…

  20. Jim Larrañaga gets contract extension through 2022

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    We had all assumed as much, but Miami did their best to ensure that Jim Larrañaga will be ending his coaching career as a Hurricane on Thursday, as they locked the 63 year old head coach through the 2022 season. “Since Jim and Liz’s arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a…