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  1. Kentucky, Kansas offer 2015 recruit Derrick Jones

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EST

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    PHILADELPHIA — The members of the Class of 2016 put on a show after the tryouts for the USA’s U16 national team last month. Remember this video? I do. It’s a friendly reminder that kids half my age are already infinitely better basketball players than I could ever dream of being. One name that didn’t…

  2. Kicking Marshall Henderson off the team is the worst thing Andy Kennedy can do

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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    Last Monday, after having a chance to sit down and talk with Marshall Henderson at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, I wrote about how the SEC’s leading scorer and the most polarizing player in the country had reached a crossroads in his career. Turns out I was off by about 10 days. Henderson has been…

  3. Jim Shaw joins Saint Mary’s staff as special assistant to Randy Bennett

    Jul 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EST

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    In the spring Washington announced the addition of T.J. Otzelberger and Raphael Chillious to Lorenzo Romar’s coaching staff, with longtime assistant Jim Shaw being one of the coaches (Paul Fortier being the other) moving on to pursue other opportunities. Wednesday it was announced that Shaw will join Randy Bennett’s staff at Saint Mary’s as a…

  4. Grand Canyon adds former New Mexico guard Demetrius Walker

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

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    Prior to the start of the Mountain West tournament, New Mexico head coach Steve Alford announced that 6-2 guard Demetrius Walker was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Later in March that suspension would turn into Walker having to leave the program, and the fact that he earned his bachelor’s degree allows the…

  5. 2014 guard Christian Terrell becomes first commit of Joe Dooley era at FGCU

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    New FGCU head coach Joe Dooley wasn’t around when the Eagles went on their Sweet 16 run that captivated the country, complete with an attractive style of play and the #DunkCity label. But that doesn’t mean he and his staff can’t attempt to ride the momentum generated by last year’s Atlantic Sun tournament champions. On…

  6. UC Riverside’s Jim Wooldridge steps down to become interim AD

    Jul 10, 2013, 6:22 PM EST

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    After serving as head coach for the last six seasons, it was announced Wednesday that UC Riverside’s Jim Wooldridge will step down from the position to become the school’s interim athletic director. He replaces Brian Wickstrom, who resigned to take a job as athletic director at UL Monroe. “I’m pleased to name Coach Jim Wooldridge…

  7. Ole Miss suspends guard Marshall Henderson indefinitely

    Jul 10, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

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    “All I can do is just focus, take it one day ahead and move on. Just keep proving to people that yes, I was a dumbass, and I may have been more extreme than others, but you can’t change that, just go one day at a time.” Those were the words of Ole Miss guard…

  8. Varez Ward’s request for pretrial diversion denied

    Jul 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Due to the fact that former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward, who is up on two charges related to an alleged point-shaving scandal, has no prior criminal offenses lawyer Everett Hess was hopeful that his client’s request to enter a pretrial diversion plan would be granted by the prosecution. No such luck for Ward as…

  9. Tyler Ennis’ play in U19s promising for Syracuse

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EST

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    While much of the attention from the U19 World Championships over the last two weeks was heaped upon the Americans — Aaron Gordon, Montrezl Harrell, Jahlil Okafor, etc. — perhaps the most important player at the event suited up for our neighbors up north. Tyler Ennis played his high school ball for St. Benedict’s in…

  10. Bad news for Virginia: another transfer, and a broken hand for Akil Mitchell?

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Virginia announced that guard Taylor Barnette would be transferring out of the program. “Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted and we wish…

  11. Houston releases a statement on Michael Young’s lawsuit

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

    University of Houston Athletics

    Over the weekend, Joseph Young’s father, Michael, went public with a lawsuit that he filed against the University of Houston regarding his employment and his son’s status as a member of the basketball team. Long story short, Michael was the Director of Basketball Operations and was reassigned into a program without any association with the…

  12. UNC AD Cunningham addresses growing PJ Hairston scandal

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    With the scandal surrounding PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer a season ago, growing by the day, North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham finally addressed the situation in a statement on Wednesday morning. “The athletic department compliance staff and I are fully aware of recent media accounts related to our men’s basketball team,” Cunningham said.…

  13. Chris Walker still has time to try to get eligible for this season

    Jul 10, 2013, 11:43 AM EST

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    Every season, there seems to be at least one player whose academic eligibility gets dragged out throughout the summer. This summer, the man in the spotlight is Florida big man Chris Walker. The 6-foot-10 Walker, who was a top ten recruit thanks to some high-flying athleticism that allowed him to win the McDonald’s All-American dunk…

  14. Citadel fills out their coaching staff

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EST

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    Citadel head coach Chuck Driesell has completed filled out his coaching staff just in time for the July live recruiting period to kick off. Driesell hired Justin Argenal as an assistant coach. Argenal spent the last two seasons on the Louisiana Tech staff, having previously served as the Director of Basketball Operations for Citadel. Argenal…

  15. Cliff Alexander lists four schools he wants to officially visit

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

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    Cliff Alexander (Curie High/Chicago, Ill.) is ranked as the No. 4 overall player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals, and after recently trimming his list of offers to only 10, the 6-foot-8 power forward is already looking to take some official visits. Over the weekend, the Chicagoan told Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal that he…

  16. Rick Pitino says Kevin Ware could return to Louisville

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

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    It’s been more than three months since Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his right leg during the Cardinals’ Elite Eight victory over Duke. And three more months from now, the rising junior guard could be back on the floor, according to his head coach. Rick Pitino told reporters on Tuesday…

  17. Tom Crean, Indiana coaching staff respond to Wall Street Journal article, calling Hoosiers’ underachievers (VIDEO)

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    On Tuesday, a summer news conference for the Indiana University men’s basketball team turned into a rant by associate head coach Tim Buckley against a Wall Street Journal article calling last season’s Indiana Hoosiers “historic underachievers.” The WSJ article appeared in the July 1 edition of the paper under the headline: ‘The Biggest Underachiever in NCAA History.’ (a portion of…

  18. Miami gets a commitment from 2017 recruit D.J. Russell

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

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    Jim Larranaga and Miami Hurricanes added their first commitment to their Class of … uh … 2017. D.J. Russell, a 6-foot-6 rising freshman small forward, who will be enrolling in Arlington Country Day (Fla.) decided to end his college recruitment before he even began high school, as it was reported that he had committed to Miami on…

  19. Four-star 2014 forward Marcanvis Hymon commits to Ole Miss

    Jul 9, 2013, 6:50 PM EST

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    Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven/Memphis, Tenn.) , a four-star 2014 forward, committed to Ole Miss on Tuesday evening. He picked the Rebels over Mississippi State, Memphis, Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn. He also held offers from Cincinnati, Missouri, UMass and Murray State. According to several reports, Ole Miss was the leader in the clubhouse heading up to Tuesday’s…

  20. Washington lands 2014 commitment from Donaven Dorsey

    Jul 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    Lorenzo Romar has been hard-at-work, putting together a Class of 2014 so far in the month of July. Last week Tristian Etienne became the first member of the incoming class for the fall of 2014, and on Monday night, the Huskies added another forward, getting a verbal commitment from three-star small forward Donaven Dorsey (Timberline High/Lacey,…