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  1. Shane Rector committed to Missouri on Saturday night

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT

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    Missouri picked up another piece to try and help replace Phil Pressey on Saturday night, as three-star point guard and New Jersey native Shane Rector committed to Frank Haith’s program. The news was first reported by Scout.com. Rector is the second point guard that Haith as earned a commitment from, as Michigan-native Wes Clark committed…

  2. Devin Robinson highlights Saturday’s action at the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

    2013 UA Pitt Jam Fest

    PITTSBURGH — Devin Robinson made a name for himself last summer. When you’re a lanky and athletic 6-foot-7 forward with a solid three-point stroke, that’s not a difficult thing to do. Robinson, who plays his AAU ball with Squires Richmond (VA), has amassed quite a list of offers: UConn, Rutgers, Towson, VCU, Virginia Tech and…

  3. Drew Crawford will play his final year at Northwestern

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Good news is rare for the poor Northwestern Wildcats. Every year partisans get excited, hoping for the school’s first-ever NCAA tourney berth, and every year, the rising tide of the Big Ten swamps the purple and white. Hard to say what’s in store for Northwestern next year, but we do know one thing: they’ll have…

  4. Boise State going from blue turf to bluegrass?

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    The Mountain West took some flak for getting multiple teams into this past season’s NCAA tournament, and the criticism was seemingly borne out as the league’s five bid-earners went 2-5 overall in tournament play. Boise State was one of the disappointments, losing out to La Salle in the preliminary games in Dayton. So, the Broncos…

  5. Twitter’s @TheRealGbinije is none of the above

    Apr 20, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    The Twitterverse is littered with appelations like @RealSkipBayless and @NotTheFakeSVP, and for good reason. Smart-alecks the world round enjoy pretending to be famous people, and according to internet law, if you nab the name first, it’s yours, even if it’s, you know, not really your name. Beyond that, even some of the so-called “@Real” and…

  6. Marvin Jean to transfer from Utah State

    Apr 20, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Looks like Marvin Jean is about to go on the market. The Salt Lake  Tribune is reporting that Jean will be transferring from the Utah State program. The 6-4, 190-pound Jean averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Aggies last year. He’ll have one year left after coming into the program from…

  7. Miami’s Shane Larkin focused on class, not NBA Draft

    Apr 20, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    It doesn’t sound like Miami point guard Shane Larkin is all too concerned with the NBA Draft right now. At least, that’s what he told Michael Casagrande of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Larkin was one of a few Miami men’s basketball players who were throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at the Hurricanes’ baseball game…

  8. Florida’s Patric Young undergoes right ankle surgery

    Apr 20, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    After a report surfaced that Will Yeguete may need knee surgery this offseason, now another frontcourt stalwart, a more important one, recently underwent a surgery of his own. Florida’s Patric Young, who earlier this month announced he was returning to the program from his senior season, had a procedure on his right ankle recently, reportedly…

  9. Kansas building $18 million facility to house Naismith’s Rules of Basketball

    Apr 20, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    These days, plenty of things in college athletics get the expensive treatment. Arenas, jerseys, weight rooms, athletic offices. Kansas is adding another entity getting the star treatment: rules. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball are getting a facility of their own. And it’s going to cost $18 million. This according to The Kansas City Star’s…

  10. Tennessee forward Yemi Makanjuola to transfer

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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    More room was just made for Jarnell Stokes in the post, as Yemi Makanjuola has been released from his scholarship and will transfer from the program. In his two seasons with the Volunteers, Makanjuola was limited  in his usage and production. He averaged 1.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game this season…

  11. LIU-Brooklyn nabs commitment from SG Joel Hernandez

    Apr 20, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Jack Perri got some good news recently when the NCAA granted former Northeast Conference Player of the Year forward Julian Boyd a sixth year of eligibility. Now Perri is getting a boost to his backcourt in shooting guard Joel Hernandez, according to Rivals.com’s Alex Kline. Hernandez, a product of of Teaneck High School, runs with…

  12. Andrew Wiggins rooming with Kentucky commit at the Nike Hoop Summit

    Apr 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

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    Karl Towns (St. Joseph High/Metuchen, N.J.) committed to Kentucky on Dec. 4. He won’t be apart of the star-studded Class of 2013, though he will headline the 2014 group. There is still one player Kentucky is eyeing and by now almost everyone is aware its the top player in the country Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill,…

  13. Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum: ‘I’m healthy’

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    C.J. McCollum, Lehigh’s high-scoring senior guard, was expected to be one of the nation’s most talked about players this season. He was. Until a broken foot days after the start of the New Year ended his storied collegiate career. McCollum broke his foot in the first half of a game against VCU on Jan. 5.…

  14. Bill Self says Oklahoma State has best roster in the Big 12

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

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    That’ll be a fun matchup to watch when conference play starts next year. Kansas for nine straight years has either won or at least shared the Big 12 regular season title. The Jayhawks have constantly reloaded and continued its success for a decade until Bill Self, but Self can see down the going into next…

  15. Drew Crawford will remain at Northwestern for senior season

    Apr 19, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Things got a little bit easier for Chris Collins in his first year as the Northwestern head coach on Friday. Senior guard/forward Drew Crawford announced he would remain at Northwestern for his final season. “I can’t wait to be on the court with my Northwestern teammates again this upcoming season,” Crawford said in a school…

  16. Eli Carter gets his release from Rutgers, fifth player to leave

    Apr 19, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Eli Carter asked for his release from Rutgers and on Friday evening he seemed to have received it. The sophomore guard tweeted from his Twitter account that he did in fact get his release. I have officially been released from Rutgers mens basketball team and I’m exploring all options. — Eli Carter (@Eli_Carter5) April 19,…

  17. Jahlil Okafor will hold in-home visits this week

    Apr 19, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    The top junior in the Class of 2014 is ready to make another move in his recruitment next week, Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Chicago, Ill.) will host four teams for in-home visits. Duke, Michigan State, Baylor and Kansas will all visit the 6-foot-11 center’s home next week, according to Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com. Ohio State had…

  18. Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk to enter 2013 NBA Draft

    Apr 19, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Coming off of a redshirt year it was anyone’s guess what 7-foot center Kelly Olynyk would give the Gonzaga Bulldogs this season. All Olynyk did was become one of the best players in the country, helping to lead Gonzaga to its…

  19. Texas Tech guard Josh Gray transferring to Odessa JC

    Apr 19, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    A couple days after announcing his intentions to transfer via Twitter, Texas Tech guard Josh Gray will reportedly attend Odessa (Texas) JC next season. #TexasTech PG Josh Gray announces that he will be transferring to Odessa JC in order to "take (his) time with the recruiting process." — Aaron Dickens (@AaronDickens) April 19, 2013 Gray,…

  20. Report: Niagara to hire LIU Post head coach Chris Casey

    Apr 19, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. LIU Post: the cradle of MAAC coaches? According to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com Niagara is expected to hire LIU Post head coach Chris Casey to fill the opening left by Joe Mihalich, who left the MAAC school to take over at Hofstra. In…