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  1. Malik Newman sets the bar for guards in 2015 class

    May 16, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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    FRISCO, Tx. — Malik Newman is the best guard in the 2015 class. Recruiting rankings are a debate, but this debate for the moment isn’t very close. To put this argument into perspective the 6-3, Jackson, Mississippi-native is the No. 3 overall prospect in Rivals’ 2015 national rankings and the only guard among the top…

  2. Big Ten considering ‘protected rivalries’ for basketball schedule

    May 15, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    Jim Delany

    While the Big Ten has yet to put together its conference schedule for the 2013-14 season, there was a leak of the single-game opponents for each school and two rivalries caught the attention of many. Michigan/Ohio State and Indiana/Purdue are both rivalry games that will only happen once next season, with a Michigan official confirming…

  3. Former Alabama center Moussa Gueye transfers to Valparaiso

    May 15, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    During his time at Lake Land College 7-foot center Moussa Gueye verbally committed to attend Valparaiso, only to change his mind and ultimately end up at Alabama. After two seasons in Tuscaloosa, Gueye will transfer to Valparaiso where he will be eligible to play immediately. The news was first reported by Bill Potter and then…

  4. Federal tax documents reveal that Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million in 2011

    May 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Salaries for head coaches have increased exponentially over the years, with increased television revenues (along with revenues from other sources) have allowed schools to pay top dollar to the leaders of their major sports programs. With four national titles and multiple ACC titles and Final Four appearances, there’s no doubt that Duke head coach Mike…

  5. Arrest made in assault on Brown sophomore guard Joseph Sharkey

    May 15, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

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    According to the Providence Journal an arrest has been made in the assault case involving Brown sophomore guard Joseph Sharkey. Sharkey was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in him being hospitalized (at last report he was in critical condition). Authorities apprehended Tory Lussier in Vernon, Conn. on Wednesday. Currently being held as a…

  6. Two Las Vegas sports books install Kentucky as early 2013-14 favorite

    May 15, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    In the aftermath of Andrew Wiggins’ decision to attend Kansas, many opined that John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats would be fine due to the arrival of an eight-member recruiting class that includes six McDonald’s All-Americans. The folks in Las Vegas seem to be in agreement. Both Vegas Insider and Bovada have installed the Wildcats as the…

  7. Freshman guard Jared Drew leaving Saint Louis

    May 15, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

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    With Saint Louis possessing both depth and experience on the perimeter, freshman guard Jared Drew sat out the 2012-13 season as a redshirt. But instead of returning and working to earn minutes in 2013-14, Drew will be leaving the school in a move that came as a surprise to he and his family. Why? In…

  8. Josh Davis commits to play his senior season at San Diego State

    May 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    San Diego State landed a huge commitment on Wednesday afternoon as Tulane transfer Josh Davis decided that he will play his final collegiate season as an Aztec. Davis began his career at NC State, transferring to Tulane and sitting out the 2010-2011 season. As a redshirt junior, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.9 boards with…

  9. Elite 2014 forward Cliff Alexander shines in the EYBL

    May 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — Despite his lofty top-5 ranking, Cliff Alexander might be slighty underrated. While Alexander is the No. 5 player in the 2014 class — according to Rivals — he doesn’t command the media attention and exposure as some of the other top players in the class. Cliff is not a career EYBL player…

  10. Jermaine Marshall to leave Penn State, pursue professional career

    May 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Penn State seemed poised to make a jump next season with Tim Frazier returning from injury and Jermaine Marshall and DJ Newbill back for another year, but those hopes took a hit on Wednesday afternoon when the school announced that Marshall would be leaving the program upon completing his degree. Marshall will graduate with a…

  11. Report: Purdue adds Cornell transfer Errick Peck

    May 15, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Purdue has added a piece that could bolster their front court next season as Cornell transfer Errick Peck committed to play his final season as a collegian with the Boilermakers. Peck, a 6-foot-6 forward and Indianapolis native, averaged 11.0 points as a sophomore in 2010-2011, but missed all of the 2011-2012 season with a knee…

  12. Rutgers to hire new AD, Julie Hermann, in wake of Mike Rice scandal

    May 15, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday, Rutgers will finally fill the void at athletic director, as they have hired Julie Hermann, who was most recently the second in command in the athletic department at Louisville, as their new AD. Hermann becomes just the third female athletic director at a BCS school, joining NC State’s Debbie Yow and Cal’s Sandy…

  13. Minnesota loses Joe Coleman, but adds FIU transfer Malik Smith

    May 15, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    Minnesota got some bad news on late on Tuesday night as Joe Coleman, a starting guard for the Gophers, asked for his release to transfer out of the program. With Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams graduating, Coleman, who averaged 8.7 points as a sophomore, is the third starter that played for Tubby Smith last season…

  14. Evan Gordon is transferring to Indiana

    May 15, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

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    Evan Gordon will become the second member of his family to play for Indiana for one season. The younger brother of current NBA star Eric Gordon announced on Tuesday morning that he would be transferring to Indiana to play his fifth and final season in college. “There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,”…

  15. Pat Summitt will be honored by Tennessee with a statue

    May 14, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

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    The University of Tennessee plans to unveil a statue of legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, as part of renovations to Lake Loudon Boulevard near the Volunteers’ athletic facilities, according to Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Dave Hart. “It’s a very important component of the larger Lake Loudon project,” Hart told Evan Woodbery of the News Sentinel on Monday.…

  16. Lakers add Stanford assistant Mark Madsen as D-League head coach

    May 14, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

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    The college basketball coaching carousel spilled over into professional basketball on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Lakers announced it had hired Stanford assistant coach Mark Madsen as head coach of its NBA Developmental team the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Madsen played nine seasons in the NBA and even coached in the D-League during the 2009-2010 season as…

  17. Report: Julien Lewis becomes another Texas transfer

    May 14, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Trent Johnson

    Texas finished this past season 16-18 (7-11 Big 12), and as the spring semester comes to a close it’s only getting worse. Tuesday evening, sophomore guard Julien Lewis announced he would transfer, making him yet another Longhorn to leave the program following a dismal 2012-2013 campaign. “Texas is a good school overall, but I can…

  18. Chris Chiozza, 2014 point guard, commits to Florida

    May 14, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Someone not named Andrew Wiggins made a big commitment on Tuesday. Chris Chiozza (White Station/Memphis, Tenn.), one of the top point guards in the Class of 2014 committed to Florida. He picked the Gators over offers from Butler, Ohio State, Murray State, Memphis, USC, Ole Miss, Auburn, Richmond and UMass among others. “The style of…

  19. Report: Baylor freshman guard L.J. Rose to transfer

    May 14, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

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    For the second time in as many days, a Baylor guard announced he would transfer. Tuesday evening, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jason King that guard L.J. Rose would leave the program after one season in Waco, Texas. This news comes one day after sophomore guard Deuce Bello announced he would use his last two years…

  20. Bill Self on Andrew Wiggins committing to Kansas (VIDEO)

    May 14, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Kansas capped off an already impressive recruiting class with the nation’s top-ranked player on Tuesday afternoon when Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, Ont.) committed to the Jayhawks over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina. Self wasn’t sure where Wiggins would land until he announced it at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday. “He brings athleticism, length, scoring ability…