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  1. Buzz continues to grow for elite 2014 recruit Dante Exum

    Jul 6, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

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    This year’s crop of incoming freshmen is already receiving a tremendous amount of buzz. Between Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kentucky’s class that includes the Harrison twins and Julius Randle, and Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, there will be plenty of star power next season in the college ranks. But could another big name be joining…

  2. Brad Stevens will still participate in small-town Indiana parade today

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Brad Stevens

    In case you’ve been attending too many barbecues and holiday-week functions, the major college basketball news of the week was Butler head coach Brad Stevens taking over the reigns as the next head coach of the Boston Celtics. The move came as quite a shock to the college basketball world, with Twitter instantly exploding into…

  3. Duke and Notre Dame: New ACC basketball rivals?

    Jul 6, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

    Mike Brey

    Could a new ACC basketball rivalry be forming? Now that Notre Dame basketball has officially joined the ACC, there have been comments critical of the addition since Notre Dame’s football program can still remain independent. One of the more vocal critics of this move has been Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K said in a Q&A…

  4. UConn braces for more difficult non-conference scheduling

    Jul 6, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    Now that conference realignment is finally a reality, fans from all over the country are slowly learning new league opponents and the other subtle nuisances of being in a new league if their team made some sort of conference switch. One of the more intriguing cases to watch in the newest conference realignment will be…

  5. Are we two weeks away from a major change in the O’Bannon case?

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:57 PM EST

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    On June 20, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken discussed the possibility of the plaintiffs in the case that involves former athletes such as Ed O’Bannon adding current student-athletes to its case. Friday, Wilken ruled that lawyers representing the plaintiffs would be allowed to amend its complaint against the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company…

  6. United States U-19 team rolls to 109-67 win over Canada

    Jul 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    After going 6-0 in the preliminary stages of the Under-19 World Championships, the United Stated took on Canada in quarterfinal action with the winner advancing to the medal round. Canada was able to hang around for much of the first half thanks to 12 points from Florida State signee Xavier Rathan-Mayes, but the Americans would…

  7. Report: Former Virginia Tech signee Donte Clark headed to UMass (UPDATED)

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    Derek Kellogg

    On Tuesday it was announced that 6-4 shooting guard Donte Clark was denied admission to Virginia Tech, leaving head coach James Johnson one man short in his quest to account for the graduation of ACC Player of the Year Erick Green. Johnson’s loss became Derek Kellogg’s gain, as it was reported by Justin Byerly of…

  8. Looking Back: The 2008 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  9. ‘At All Costs’ aims to provide inside look at grassroots basketball scene (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

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    Much has been made about the impact that the growth of grassroots basketball has had on the sport as a whole, with there being no shortage of opinions (both in favor of and against grassroots basketball) on the topic. The makers of the documentary “At All Costs,” which will be released next spring, take a…

  10. Former Iowa guard Patrick Ingram transferring to IUPUI

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

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    In his lone season at Iowa, 6-2 guard Patrick Ingram didn’t see a substantial amount of playing time due in part to the presence of veterans such as the now graduated Eric May and Devyn Marble, as well as freshman Mike Gesell. After playing just 5.8 minutes per game, the Indianapolis native made the decision…

  11. One-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich joins SIU-Edwardsville program

    Jul 5, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

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    After playing one season at Missouri Southern, one-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich was not allowed to play during the 2012-13 season. Why? Salecich played a year of basketball in Australia after graduating from high school, but before enrolling at SLU, resulting in the NCAA denying Missouri Southern’s request for an eligibility waiver. Apparently he’s…

  12. Brandon Miller, Lavall Jordan finalists for Butler opening

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    How close is Butler to deciding who will replace the departed Brad Stevens? According to numerous media reports Michigan assistant Lavall Jordan and Butler assistant Brandon Miller, who both played at Butler, are the two finalists for the job opening with both having interviewed in the last two days. Miller interviewed with Butler AD Barry…

  13. Looking Back: The 2007 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  14. 2014 wing Vic Law becomes Chris Collins’ first commitment

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

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    The Northwestern Wildcats have never reached the NCAA tournament. Losing Drew Crawford ten games into the 2012-13 season to a shoulder injury didn’t help matters, and in the end the school decided that it needed to make a coaching change. With former Duke assistant Chris Collins replacing Bill Carmody, many wondered when (or if) the…

  15. 6-10 forward Tristan Etienne verbally commits to attend Washington

    Jul 4, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

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    While July 4th is a national holiday, very rarely are there days off in the recruiting world. On Thursday, 6-10 forward Tristan Etienne has verbally committed to attend Washington. The news was first reported by Percy Allen of the Seattle Times. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Etienne is the first commitment in the 2014…

  16. Louisville’s Luke Hancock named flag bearer for World University Games

    Jul 4, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Just before the start of training camp for the United States World University Games team, Louisville forward Luke Hancock’s father passed away after a bout with cancer. Some wondered whether or not Hancock would attend the camp but the rising senior flew to Colorado Springs and ended up being one of the 12 players selected…

  17. Looking Back: The 2006 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  18. How have coaches fared making the jump from college to the NBA?

    Jul 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Brad Stevens

    Brad Stevens is not a typical college coach. Generally speaking, to run a successful college program, you need to be more of a CEO than a basketball mind. Recruiting the best talent is just as, if not more, important than being an x’s-and-o’s savant. But Stevens isn’t a shill. He’s not a salesman. He’s a…

  19. Boston College could surprise some teams in the ACC next season

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    UNION, N.J. — The ACC is on its way to becoming the best conference in college basketball. Duke and North Carolina, pending the status of PJ Hairston, are perennial Final Four favorites, and that’s going to be no different this season. Bring Syracuse into the mix this season gives the league yet another annual title…

  20. Top 100 recruit Sandy Cohen has 13 offers, but one program is standing out

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone mentions the name Sandy Cohen, the first thought for most people will be of the dad with the bushy eyebrows from the shortlived-yet-fantastic TV series ‘The OC’. That may not change any time soon, but college basketball fans may want to begin acquainting themselves with a 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour,…