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  1. Top-5 recruit Emmanuel Mudiay will return to Prime Prep

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:20 PM EST


    Deion Sanders’ Dallas, Texas charter school, Prime Prep Academy, came under scrutiny earlier this month when two of its top basketball prospects from the Class of 2013 — Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard — were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA. Despite the recent events, that will not deter 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay — ranked No.…

  2. Danny Ainge’s son, Crew, paving his own basketball career

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Terrence Payne/NBC Sports

    Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has had a busy summer to say the least. After hiring Butler’s Brad Stevens, and acquiring multiple picks for future drafts, he is setting the foundation for a post-Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett era in Boston. As Ainge begins a new chapter in the franchise’s road to banner No.…

  3. Duke commit Grayson Allen entertains at the Global Challenge (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EST


    The best player at the Nike Global Challenge in DC last weekend was probably Tyus Jones, who most believe is the No. 1 recruit in the country. The co-MVPs of the event were Stanley Johnson and D’Angelo Russell. Johnson is the second-coming of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a 6-foot-5 junkyard dog that can play the point and…

  4. Report: MVSU head coach Chico Potts reinstated

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

    Chico Potts

    Chico Potts has been reinstated as the head coach of Mississippi Valley State, according to reports. Potts was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor, in early July, getting suspended with pay by the university on July 12th. But he was found not guilty on July 18th, and the school has since lifted his…

  5. Report: Isaiah Manderson commits to Oregon State

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    Craig Robinson

    While the President hosts national champion Louisville at the White House, his brother-in-law is busy adding to his 2014 recruiting class. According to our very own Scott Phillips, the Beavers picked up a commitment from 6-foot-10 Georgia native Isaiah Manderson last night. Manderson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and while he isn’t ranked…

  6. George Washington unveils their monument-laden new court (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:18 PM EST


    Two months ago, George Washington announced plans for a pretty cool new court design paying homage to the DC landmarks that are within walking distance of their Foggy Bottom campus. On Tuesday, the school released a video unveiling the new court design, and as expected, the court looks awesome. My only problem with it? None…

  7. Report: Four potential top 25 teams to square off in Vegas in Dec.

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    We can add another early-season event to our calendars this season thanks to a report from Jeff Borzello of On December 21st, four preseason top 25 teams will be headed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to partake in a double-header that could end up featuring the champions of four of the biggest…

  8. The Crossroads Classic extended through 2016

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    The Crossroads Classic, which allows Indiana’s four best basketball programs to square off in a double-header at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers play), has been extended through the 2016 season. Originally scheduled for just two years, this season will mark the third installment of The Crossroads Classic. The ADs at Butler, Purdue, Indiana and…

  9. How Spike, Josh and Sam spent their summer vacations

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Cleanthony Early, Sam Dower

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a college player goofing off or hitting the beach this summer. We checked in with three players with something to prove in the upcoming season, so we could find out how they’re working toward their goals. No Flash in the Pan As a freshman, Spike Albrecht was a seldom-used bench player.…

  10. VCU upgrades could mean Siegel Center expansion

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    Two seasons ago, VCU crashed the Final Four as an 11-seed. Since then, coach Shaka Smart has kept the Rams relevant. With the move to the Atlantic 10, the entire athletic program is trying to take itself further, this time with the introduction by Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin’s five-year plan, which he calls “VCU Rising:…

  11. Virginia bringing in Navy for non-conference contest

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

    Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Virginia are looking for a big season this year. The Cavaliers add transfer Anthony Gill and two three-star recruits in Devon Hall and London Perrantes, while they’ll have to replace Taylor Barnette’s shooting and hope for a speedy recovery for Akil Mitchell’s broken hand. They added to their schedule on Monday. Virginia…

  12. Jeff Sheppard isn’t a huge fan of Calipari’s one-and-done style

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson, Wah Wah Jones

    John Calipari’s one-and-done style of recruiting hasn’t sat well with certain people, that’s definitely already known. What we haven’t heard is someone around the Kentucky program say that. Well, looks like you can throw one former Kentucky great in there now. It’s Jeff Sheppard. Sheppard spent five years at UK (redshirted in 1996-97) and was…

  13. Former LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu can hoop, too

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is known for his exploits on (and off) the football field. Like most athletes though, he can do a lot more than just be a ball hawk and return man for the Tigers, and now, the Arizona Cardinals. Looks like the Honey Badger can also hoop. Check out the video…

  14. Rutgers report calls for school to take more control of athletics

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    It’s a safe bet that Rutgers would like actual athletic competition to begin. First, the Mike Rice scandal. Then he’s fired. Then his boss, former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, resigned. The it turns out his replacement, Julie Hermann, allegedly has a history of player abuse stemming from her days as volleyball coach at Tennessee. After…

  15. Allonzo Trier, former NYT coverboy, now a top 50 recruit

    Jul 22, 2013, 4:55 PM EST


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a story that you hear far too often in basketball circles. A basketball player becomes a star before leaving middle school, getting scholarship offers to the biggest programs in the country while he’s trying to decide who he wants to ask to the eighth grade dance. That player gets flown around…

  16. Calipari: “If you kill one of mine, I burn your village”

    Jul 22, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    John Calipari

    John Calipari has a new book coming out, Players First: Success From The Inside Out, set for release on April 15 of next year. Prior to that, The Penguin Press, the publishing company releasing the book, leaked an excerpt from the book that might explain Calipari’s love for all things Kentucky and coaching in six…

  17. Report: Former five-star recruit Chris Thomas headed to Marshall

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Tom Herrion

    Well-traveled JuCo standout Chris Thomas is no longer going to attend Manhattan and is instead headed to Marshall to play his college ball, according to a report from Jon Rothstein, who spent the day at Manhattan’s practice. Thomas’ status had been up in the air at Manhattan. He’s got a long history of academic issues and…

  18. Russ Smith to play with an all-star in Estonia, won’t be meeting Obama

    Jul 22, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    Russ Smith

    Russdiculous is going international. A preseason all-american and the leading scorer for the reigning national champs, Russ Smith has been named a member of the East Coast All-Stars, a 12-man team that left for Estonia to play in a tournament called the Four Nations Cup. The team practiced over the weekend at Fordham before leaving.…

  19. Brian Kenny talks with Jimmy King about the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit (AUDIO)

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Jimmy King was a member of the Fab Five, playing for two seasons with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard while leading the Wolverines to two national title games that have since been wiped off the books. He hopped on the Brian Kenny Show on NBC Sports Radio on Monday morning to discuss the…