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  1. Former Alabama guard Trevor Lacey transfers to N.C. State

    Jun 17, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Alabama v Florida

    Alabama’s second-leading scorer Trevor Lacey has decided to transfer to North Carolina State, according to PackPride.com. He will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility left. In April, Lacey had elected to leave the Crimson Tide program after two seasons. He was considering Wolf…

  2. Oliver Purnell, DePaul add Renard Phillips to coaching staff

    Jun 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Oliver Purnell

    Renard Phillips began his new job on the DePaul coaching staff today, head coach Oliver Purnell announced through a school statement Monday afternoon. Phillips joins the Blue Demons following a 20-7 season with Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. Phillips had made stops at Arlington Country Day (Fla.), Progressive Christian Academy (Md.) and Georgetown Prep (Md.) in the…

  3. Report: Missouri fills out coaching staff with former Drake head coach

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Drake v Creighton

    Maybe I have an addiction to college hoops that is just a bit too strong, or maybe I just have too much time on my hands to think about these things, but I love backtracking through the coaching carousel and figuring out how once decision sparked a chain reaction of job-hopping. In this story, we’ll…

  4. The most important skill Michael Carter-Williams learned as a freshman? Work ethic

    Jun 17, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange Carter-Williams reacts as the official signals a three-point shot against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    All things considered, Michael Carter-Williams had a pretty great sophomore campaign as the point guard for the Syracuse Orange. He averaged 11.9 points, 7.3 assists, 4.9 boards and 2.8 steals, which was impressive enough to get him into consideration as a lottery pick for next week’s NBA Draft once you taken into account the potential…

  5. Report: Jason Gardner to be hired as an assistant at Memphis

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Josh Pastner has filled out the remainder of his coaching staff at Memphis with his former college teammate Jason Gardner, according to reports. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com has the news that Pastner has recommended that the school hire Gardner, which means that barring Memphis digging up some Julie Hermann-ian dirt of the former Arizona all-american,…

  6. Michigan’s recruiting philosophy, and a fun Mitch McGary anecdote

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    One of the best parts about my job is hearing about the little, seemingly random stories from the recruiting trail and how they led one program and one player together. One example? Delaware head coach Monte Ross was looking for a shooter at a tournament. As he was walking past a court to a different…

  7. Aaron Gordon: ‘Whatever Coach Miller wants me to play, I’ll play it.’

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    It may only be the middle of June, but I can already freely admit that I spend quite a bit of time every day looking forward to the 2013-2014 college hoops season. The strength of the best rivalries in the country, all the talent that returned to school, all the talent in the 2013 recruiting…

  8. Texas transfer Sheldon McClellan is headed to Miami

    Jun 17, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    Jim Larranaga has done a good job restocking his roster on the transfer market this offseason. After bringing in Angel Rodriguez from Kansas State and Donnavan Kirk from DePaul already, Larranaga’s latest addition is former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. McClellan averaged 13.5 points as a sophomore…

  9. DeAndre Kane writes letter thanking Marshall, Huntington community

    Jun 16, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    After being dismissed from the program in late-April, former Marshall guard DeAndre Kane became one of the most sought-after players on the transfer “market.” Having averaged 15.1 points and seven assists per game as a redshirt junior, the Pittsburgh native would be able to help his next school of choice immediately as a graduate student. Ultimately…

  10. Former Rutgers forward Derrick Randall transfers to Pittsburgh

    Jun 16, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    Todd Mayo, Derrick Randall

    Former Rutgers forward Derrick Randall has found a new school, as it was reported by Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv that the 6-8 rising junior will transfer to Pittsburgh. Randall didn’t see a great deal of playing time in either of his seasons at Rutgers, averaging just 9.8 minutes per game. In those two seasons Randall,…

  11. Former N.C. Central forward Stanton Kidd headed to Colorado State

    Jun 16, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Todd Mayo, Stanto Kidd

    Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy has landed another front court player, as 6-7 forward Stanton Kidd committed to the Mountain West school Saturday according to Matt L. Stephens of The Coloradoan. Kidd arrives in Fort Collins by way of North Carolina Central, where he averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest in his…

  12. Maryland lands another 2014 perimeter prospect in Jared Nickens

    Jun 16, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff have locked up their backcourt of the future, adding a third prospect to the group on Sunday. According to multiple outlets 6-6 wing Jared Nickens has verbally committed to attend Maryland, joining 2014 prospects Romelo Trimble (point guard) and Dion Wiley (shooting guard). Nickens averaged 16 points…

  13. USA Basketball announces 16 finalists for Under-19 team

    Jun 16, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Over the last few days USA Basketball has been holding tryouts for its Under-19 national team, which will compete in the FIBA U-19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic beginning on June 24. USA Basketball announced its initial list of 16 players after four training sessions on Sunday, with the team needing to be cut…

  14. Monmouth forward Marcus Ware transfers to Iona

    Jun 16, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    gomuhawks.com

    Recently graduated Monmouth forward Marcus Ware will use his final year of eligibility at Iona and will be eligible to play for Tim Cluess immediately, reported Adam Zagoria. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 6.4 points and four rebounds per game last year at Monmouth. This is the second transfer Iona has picked up this offseason as former…

  15. David McLaughlin named ‘associate head coach’ at Northeastern

    Jun 16, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    enterprisenews.com

    Early last week, Northeastern men’s basketball head coach Bill Coen announced the hiring of David McLaughlin as ‘associate head coach.’ McLaughlin heads to Northeastern after serving as head coach at Stonehill College for ten seasons where he compiled an impressive 189-99 record, including five trips to the Division II NCAA Tournament. McLaughlin will presumably fill the…

  16. Boston College and Connecticut to meet in 2K Sports Classic

    Jun 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    BC, UConn

    There is little love lost between the Boston College and Connecticut athletic programs. When Boston College left the Big East for the ACC in 2005, then Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun made it known he would refuse to play the Eagles as long as he was running the show in Storrs, saying: “We won’t play…

  17. Florida Gulf Coast University collects “about $15,000″ during first quarter of 2013

    Jun 16, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    NCAA FGCU Basketball

    The Florida Gulf Coast men’s basketball team put not just their program, but school on the map advancing to the Sweet 16 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. It’s impossible to put a price on the kind of exposure and earned media the school from Fort Myers — established just over 20 years ago in 1991…

  18. Former Kansas guard Anrio Adams transfers to Ohio University

    Jun 16, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    On Saturday evening, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Kansas guard Anrio Adams would be transferring to Ohio University. Per NCAA rules, Adams will be forced to sit out for the 2013-14 season. Just finishing his freshman year though, Adams will have three years of eligibility remaining for Jim Christian. Kansas transfer Anrio Adams has committed…

  19. DPS: Crickets and the Klan kept Ewing from becoming a Heel

    Jun 15, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    EPIX Premiere Of Amar'e Stoudemire IN THE MOMENT

    In 1982, Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan were freshman phenoms, and they ended up playing in the national title game against one another. Ewing for Georgetown, and Jordan for North Carolina. At this point, it’s impossible to imagine either man in a different uniform. Ewing in gray, Jordan in blue. According to a Thursday interview…

  20. ETSU getting all kinds of new blood

    Jun 15, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    Murry Bartow

    Lots of big news coming out of East Tennessee State these days. First, the Buccaneers, along with VMI and Mercer announced that they will be joining the Southern Conference in July of 2014. Friday, we learned that head coach Murry Bartow will be adding two new assistant coaches to his staff. As ETSU prepares for…