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  1. An Atlanta-based AAU team wore ‘I Am Trayvon’ shirts in Vegas tourney (PHOTO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 9:41 PM EST

    Matt Norlander

    That’s quite a statement for a group of 16 and 17 year old basketball players to make. “There was no negativity that I was aware of. Everything I got was positive,” Game Elite coach Ryan Falker told the Dagger. “The biggest point we were trying to make, and the kids understand this, is that could…

  2. FGCU hits on Miesha Tate, MMA fighter, and fail (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    FGCU’s marvelous run to the Sweet 16 earned them a nomination for the ESPYs last weekend, but it didn’t go quite as well as they would have hoped. In the video above, you’ll see ex-#DunkCity member Sherwood Brown — with the dreadlocks — say to Tate “I would love to take a piece of that,…

  3. Don Mattingly’s kid will play college ball for Bobby Knight’s kid

    Jul 27, 2013, 5:29 PM EST

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    Preston Mattingly was a first round pick of the LA Dodgers in 2006, but his baseball career never looked anything like his dad’s. He never made it out of A ball. So the 26 year old Mattingly is starting over, having committed to play college basketball for Pat Knight at Lamar in the Southland Conference.…

  4. Gary Harris returned to prepare for a long NBA career

    Jul 27, 2013, 3:21 PM EST

    Michigan State coach Izzo and guard Harris look on in the final minute of their loss to Duke during the Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    Gary Harris is notoriously bland with the media. He may only be a rising sophomore in college, but he’s already mastered the art of saying nothing while making it sound like something. But in an interview with a radio station on Friday, Harris did have an interesting comment about his decision to return to school.…

  5. Sandy Cohen commits to Marquette

    Jul 27, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

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    Sandy Cohen has officially committed to Marquette. The 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour, WI, announced the news on his twitter account on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles had been standing out with him for a while: Officially committed to Marquette it has been my dream since I can remember! Making dreams a reality #MUBB — Chief…

  6. Who is Tyus Jones? (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    By now you’ve surely heard the names Tyus Jones, and you probably know that he’s the best point guard prospect in the country, the No. 2 player in the Class of 2014 and strongly considering going to the same school as the No. 1 player in the class, Jahlil Okafor. But have you ever seen…

  7. UTSA extends contract of head coach Brooks Thompson

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    The University of Texas San Antonio has extended the contract of head coach Brooks Thompson through the 2016-17 season, the school announced on Friday. The 43-year old Thompson has helmed the Roadrunners for seven seasons and has accumulated a record of 103-111 during that time, including an NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2010-11 season that…

  8. Incoming North Carolina freshman Kennedy Meeks works to improve conditioning

    Jul 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    North Carolina incoming freshman center Kennedy Meeks had a lot of hype coming out of high school. After all, the native of Charlotte was a McDonald’s All-American and one of the most skilled big men in the 2013 class. But there were also some legitimate concerns about his playing weight and how his conditioning would…

  9. Elite 2014 recruit Craig Victor has plenty of serious suitors

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    LAS VEGAS, Nv. — Craig Victor is a wanted man. The New Orleans native is being tracked by some of the premier programs in the country and as the No. 21 overall recruit in Rivals’ 2014 national rankings, Victor has a lot of coaches present when he takes the floor with New Orleans Elite at the…

  10. Report: Both Prime Prep freshmen cleared to play

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:03 PM EST

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    A few weeks ago two highly regarded Prime Prep products were declared ineligible by the NCAA. According to a report late Friday night, one of those two has received some very good news. As reported by Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, incoming freshman center Karviar Shepherd has been cleared to play this season…

  11. Loyola head coach Porter Moser receives extension through 2017-18 season

    Jul 26, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

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    Loyola (Chicago) head coach Porter Moser has won just 22 games in two seasons at the school, but the Ramblers did manage to increase their win total by eight games in 2012-13 (15-16 record). Of their 16 losses seven were by three points or less, and having such issues in close games tends to be…

  12. American Athletic Conference joins five-league officiating consortium

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    With the change in name (formerly the Big East) and in membership (most members are former Conference USA schools), the American Athletic Conference was bound to undergo a change in its officiating. On Friday the league announced that it has joined a five-league officiating consortium that includes the Big 12, Conference USA, Ohio Valley and…

  13. Oklahoma move results in a fresh start for Ethan Telfair

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Nick Koza

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Marbury and Telfair families have been a fixture on the New York City basketball scene for decades. With that name comes a great deal of responsibility, and that was the case for 2014 point guard Ethan Telfair as he grew up in Coney Island. Following the footsteps of older brother…

  14. Marshall Henderson isn’t done at Ole Miss just yet

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    It sounds like Andy Kennedy took my advice. When Marshall Henderson was suspended indefinitely by Ole Miss a couple of week ago, I wrote that it wouldn’t be right if Kennedy gave Henderson the boot. I said that there was more going on here than the simple fact that Henderson was a trouble maker that…

  15. How will the NCAA reforms being discussed affect the NCAA tournament?

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Every time there is talk about fundamental change in the NCAA’s structure, college basketball fans get nervous. When we were in throes of realignment, all the changes that were being made had football and only football in mind, with the hoops side of things an afterthought of their afterthoughts. Think about it: we lost Syracuse-Georgetown,…

  16. NCAA president Mark Emmert planning January summit with Division I schools

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Mark Emmert

    While the focus of this website isn’t college football, there’s no denying the fact that the sport’s had a major impact on college basketball. Many of the conference realignment decisions in recent years have been made with football in mind, setting off a domino effect that’s impacted schools at the mid-and low-major levels as well.…

  17. Summertime in the Ivy League

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    ivyleaguesports.com

    College basketball coaches collectively rejoiced in January of 2012 when a new rule was passed stipulating that coaches would be afforded the opportunity to work with their players – including incoming freshmen – over the summer months. As a refresher to the exact rule from the NCAA: In men’s basketball, a student-athlete who is enrolled in summer…

  18. Expressions Elite tandem Abdul-Malik Abu, Jared Terrell cut lists to ten

    Jul 25, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

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    One of the most talented tandems on the grassroots basketball circuit is the one consisting of Expressions Elite (Mass.) products Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell. With that comes a relationship that more than a few recruiting analysts believes will result in the two choosing to remain teammates at the collegiate level. As first reported by…

  19. Colorado State announces addition of former UALR guard John Gillon

    Jul 25, 2013, 7:26 PM EST

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    With all five starters from last season’s NCAA tournament team out of eligibility, Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy was in need of a boost in the depth department. On Thursday the school announced the addition of former Arkansas-Little Rock guard John Gillon. Gillon averaged 10.6 points and 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game…