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  1. Assigned Reading: The cautionary tale of La Jolla Prep

    Aug 25, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    La Jolla Light

    Over the years prep schools have become an attractive option for many players who hope to earn a college scholarship. Whether it’s to improve their academic standing or to play with and against some of the most talented prep players in the country, these schools have grown in popularity. But with this comes the risk…

  2. Is Jordan Clarkson Missouri’s next point guard?

    Aug 25, 2013, 7:02 PM EST

    University of Missouri

    With Phil Pressey making the decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, Missouri head coach Frank Haith was faced with a dilemma. Who will take over at point guard for the Tigers as they look to return to the NCAA tournament for the sixth consecutive season? Two of the players in the mix, Wes Clark…

  3. Oregon lands Detroit transfer guard Jason Calliste

    Aug 25, 2013, 5:48 PM EST

    NIT Detroit Arizona St Basketball

    During Dana Altman’s tenure in Eugene, the Oregon program’s had some good luck with one-year transfers. Last season Arsalan Kazemi led the Pac-12 in rebounding and helped lead the Ducks to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2007. The hope for the 2013-14 season is that three such newcomers can help Oregon repeat last season’s…

  4. 2014 wing Ronnie Suggs commits to Missouri

    Aug 25, 2013, 4:47 PM EST

    Frank Haith

    On Sunday the Missouri basketball program landed its third commitment in the class of 2014, as 6-4 wing Ronnie Suggs verbally committed to attend the SEC school. However Suggs, whose older brother Scott wrapped up his career at Washington this past spring, will attend prep school and not enroll at Missouri until 2015. Given his…

  5. Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell to announce September 7

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Expressions Elite

    Expressions Elite teammates Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell have cut their respective list of offers to 10, then four and as of Saturday have reached a conclusion for their college decisions. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the duo will announce their commitments. Abu, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Kimball…

  6. Frank Kaminsky playing well for Wisconsin on Canadian trip

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    Wisconsin Badgers' Kaminsky and Ohio State Buckeyes' Thompson fight for a rebound during their NCAA game in Chicago, Illinois

    With Ryan Evans, Jared Berggren and Mike Bruesewitz — Wisconsin’s three top rebounders from last season — graduating, Bo Ryan is looking for some added production on the frontline besides rising sophomore Sam Dekker. On Wisconsin’s trip to Canada, the Badgers may have an answer in 6-foot-11 rising junior Frank Kaminsky. As a sophomore, Kaminsky played…

  7. Brandyn Curry ready to return to Harvard

    Aug 25, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Brandyn Curry

    Harvard point guard Brandyn Curry went through a roller coaster season as a junior. He helped the Crimson reach its first-ever NCAA tournament. The high of that accomplishment was matched months later by the low of being caught in the middle — along with teammate Kyle Casey — in a cheating scandal. The scandal, which…

  8. North Carolina commit Theo Pinson jumps over his mother to win Elite 24 dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Aug 25, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    By now you’ve probably seen the photo from Under Armour’s Kelly Kline of Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.) small forward and North Carolina commit Theo Pinson jumping over his mother Barbara in his final attempt to win the 2013 Elite 24 dunk contest on Friday. And now, thanks to Brooklyn Eagle Sports, here’s the video to…

  9. Tyus Jones, Isaiah Whitehead lead Coney Island in Elite 24

    Aug 25, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Facebook/Under Armour Basketball

    Tyus Jones and Brooklyn’s own Isaiah Whitehead earned Co-MVP honors for the winning team at the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday night Jones and Whitehead led Team Coney Island to a closer than expected 114-109 win over Team Bed-Stuy. Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay — who announced that he…

  10. UNLV suspends Savon Goodman for 2013-2014 season

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Thomas Goodman Hawkins

    Saturday night, UNLV rising sophomore forward Savon Goodman was suspended for the 2013-2014 season by head coach Dave Rice. On Aug. 15, a warrant was issued for Goodman’s arrest, according to Taylor Bren of the Las Vegas Sun. Goodman is facing charges of first degree burglary and grand larceny — both felonies — as well as a…

  11. Bluejay Zierden lauds redshirt learning experience

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:46 PM EST

    From left, Creighton's Avery Dingman (22), Will Artino, Isaiah Zierden (21), Jahenns Manigat and Josh Jones joke around during their NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Alyssa Schukar) MAGS OUT; ALL NEBRASKA LOCAL BROADCAST TV OUT

    You’ll never find a college basketball player who relishes the thought of spending a season on the bench. Injuries and coaches decisions will often put a young player out of commission for a season, however. It’s up to the redshirtee to get the most he can out of the experience. Creighton’s redshirt freshman Isaiah Zierden,…

  12. Emmanuel Mudiay, top PG in 2014, picks SMU over Kentucky

    Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    It actually happened. Emmanuel Mudiay — a top three player nationally and either the best or the second best point guard in the country, depending on how you view Tyus Jones — picked SMU. Over Kentucky. Let me say that again in case you didn’t hear me correctly the first time: the No. 3 player…

  13. Spartans look to invert A/TO ratio from last season

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    Keith Appling

    Last year was a major anomaly for the Michigan State Spartans. As Diamond Leung of MLive.com pointed out today, the 2012-2013 season was the first time in a decade that a Tom Izzo-coached team had a negative assist-to-turnover ratio. Leung pointed out that the Spartans matched 489 turnovers with 474 assists. That’s not going to…

  14. Vols will retire Dale Ellis’ jersey at Vandy game

    Aug 24, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

    Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    Tennessee is getting ready to honor one of its greatest players, and they’ve chosen a big date – the March 1 game when in-state rival Vanderbilt comes to Thompson-Boling – as the perfect time for the ceremony. The Vols will run Dale Ellis’ number 14 jersey to the rafters in front of a rabid, partisan…

  15. Marquette played on the godfather of all colorful courts

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    courtesy Fast Company Magazine

    College basketball fans are acting like colorful arena floors are a modern invention, with a lineage traced directly from the painted foliage at Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena to the Life of Pi theme at Florida International. But eye-popping basketball courts were – and doesn’t it seem obvious in retrospect? – a product of the freewheeling 1970s. Right…

  16. Hoosiers are unofficially very busy this weekend

    Aug 24, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

    Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean talks to his players in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

    There’s a full house in Bloomington this weekend, according to the Indianapolis Star. It seems several of Tom Crean’s top recruiting targets are in town this weekend, taking “unofficial” visits. As informal as these visits might be, they are super-meaningful for the program. Some of the school’s biggest potential future stars will be wandering campus this weekend, according…

  17. Siena hopes to forge identity during Canadian exhibition trip

    Aug 24, 2013, 3:10 PM EST

    photo: SienaSaints.com

    A year ago, Siena was 8-24 and struggled for much of the season. Now with new head coach Jimmy Patsos, the Saints are hoping that this week’s trip to Montreal will help forge their identity for this upcoming season. Patsos takes over Siena after nine years at Loyola (Md.) and is thankful for the trip…

  18. 2014 point guard Josh Perkins commits to Gonzaga

    Aug 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Karl Gerhing/The Denver Post

    Gonzaga picked up a high-level passer on Saturday morning as Colorado native and point guard Josh Perkins opted to commit to the Zags during an announcement on Colorado TV station 9NEWS. Instead of a traditional hat ceremony, Perkins lifted his t-shirt on the 9NEWS Morning Show to reveal that he committed to Gonzaga by writing…

  19. Rick Pitino preparing Louisville to be a dynasty?

    Aug 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    After winning a national title and competing in back-to-back Final Fours, Rick Pitino needed something to keep Louisville motivated for the 2013-14 season. It appears he’s found his source of motivation. As Pitino was awarded Louisvillian of the Year on Friday night by the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, he made some interesting remarks about dynasties as…

  20. Florida Gulf Coast gets four nationally televised games in 2013-14

    Aug 24, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    When you have a cool nickname like “Dunk City”, people tend to want to check out your games. Although Florida Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Sun aren’t typically on national television, thanks to an improbable run to the Sweet 16, Dunk City will have four nationally televised games in 2013-14, according to Florida Gulf Coast’s…