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  1. Team USA announces final roster for U19 team

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

    Elfrid Payton, Keith Appling

    Florida head coach Billy Donovan made the final cuts to the U19 Team USA team on Monday night, getting the roster down to 12 players. The best known player on the team? Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, who will likely enter the 2013-2014 season as a preseason first-team All-American. Duke sophomore Rasheed Sulaimon, incoming Arizona freshman…

  2. Jermaine Marshall to transfer instead of go pro

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Penn State v Michigan

    Jermaine Marshall has had a change of heart. Last month, Marshall announced that he would be leaving Penn State with the intention of going pro, but he’s had a change of heart. Marshall, who didn’t sign with an agent, will graduate on August 10th and has received a release from the Nittany Lions. He’ll be…

  3. So how badly is Greg Whittington injured? (UPDATED)

    Jun 18, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

    Greg Whittington

    How badly is Greg Whittington injured? That’s the biggest question facing Georgetown heading into the summer, because at this point, we know that Whittington is dealing with some kind of a knee injury. Late Monday night, Casual Hoya reported that Whittington was hobbling around on crutches. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com and Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com…

  4. A broken foot failed to derail C.J. McCollum’s trek to the lottery

    Jun 18, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

    AP photo

    Through 12 games in the 2012-13 season, Lehigh senior guard C.J. McCollum had done nothing to dispel the notion that he was one of the nation’s best players. With averages of 23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game to that point in the season, McCollum was leading the country in scoring and well…

  5. Former UNC Asheville guard Keith Hornsby transfers to LSU

    Jun 17, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

    UNC Asheville v Ohio State

    Keith Hornsby, the sophomore guard from UNC Asheville, took to Twitter to announce where he will spend his final two years of eligibility. #letsGeaux!!!!!!! – tweeted Hornsby on Monday night The 6-foot-4 sophomore picked LSU almost three weeks after announcing he would be leaving UNC Asheville following the departure of head coach Eddie Biedenbach. Hornsby was…

  6. Top-10 2014 recruit Rashad Vaughn heading to prep school

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:13 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    One of the nation’s top rising seniors Rashad Vaughn has decided to leave Robbinsdale Cooper High (Minn.) in favor of prep school for his final season. Vaughn has been debating about whether or not to leave Cooper for months. “The kid has to move on and do what’s best for him,” Vaughn’s mentor Pete Kaffey told the Pioneer…

  7. Roy Williams waiting to make decision on P.J. Hairston

    Jun 17, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    North Carolina guard was arrested on June 5. It’s been almost two full weeks since the incident occurred in Durham, and for the first time since the arrest, Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams spoke about his leading scorer. “We are doing one thing: We are waiting until all the information comes out,” Williams told…

  8. Florida lands 2015 power forward Kevarrius Hayes

    Jun 17, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan watches his team play the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Florida has already started its incoming class for the fall of 2015. On Monday evening, sophomore center Kevarrius Hayes (Suwannee High/Live Oak, Fla.) committed to Billy Donovan and the Gators. This early commitment was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout and then later confirmed by coach Martin McCann of Nike Team Florida — Hayes’ AAU team. According…

  9. Walter McCarty’s 1996 Kentucky national championship rings are being sold on eBay

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:50 PM EST

    eBay

    The championship rings of former Kentucky Wildcat Walter McCarty are now up for sale on eBay. McCarty, a member of the 1996 National Championship team is having both the ring given to the team by the NCAA and the ring presented to the Wildcats by the University of Kentucky are both being auctioned off with…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Loyola (IL) athletics

    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,…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

    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…

  17. Texas transfer Sheldon McClellan is headed to Miami

    Jun 17, 2013, 9:16 AM EST

    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…

  18. DeAndre Kane writes letter thanking Marshall, Huntington community

    Jun 16, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

    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…

  19. Former Rutgers forward Derrick Randall transfers to Pittsburgh

    Jun 16, 2013, 8:09 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Jun 16, 2013, 6:55 PM EST

    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…