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  1. Louisville legend proves it’s never too late to graduate

    May 11, 2013, 8:49 PM EST

    UM-GRADUATION

    We all wring our hands so much about kids leaving school early to go to the NBA these days. But the lure of money and fame is hard to resist, and always has been. Henry Bacon, who played on Denny Crum’s first Final Four team at Louisville, left school with one class unfinished in 1972.…

  2. Terry Whisnant is leaving Florida State

    May 11, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

    Louisiana-Monroe v Florida State

    If you’re looking to showcase your talents in an up-tempo system, Florida State is not where you want to be. That’s what Terry Whisnant has realized after two grind-it-out seasons on Leonard Hamilton’s team, so he’s decided to leave the Seminoles and move closer to his hometown of Cherryville, NC. Whisnant is said to be…

  3. Bryant Stith joins coaching staff at ODU

    May 11, 2013, 6:19 PM EST

    Drexel Old Dominion Basketball

    New Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones has reached back into his own past to help fill out his coaching staff. He brought in Bryant Stith, who finished his collegiate career in 1992 as Virginia’s leading scorer, to help with recruiting and teaching a young team in a new conference. Stith was a first-round selection…

  4. Clemson lands a big man

    May 11, 2013, 5:37 PM EST

    Brad Brownell

    Brad Brownell addressed a glaring lack of size on his team this week, as Sidy Djitte committed to Clemson. The 6’10″, 235-lb center from Senegal was orginally looking at Memphis and Cincinnati before opting to get in on the ground level in the ACC. Brownell’s Tigers haven’t made the NCAA touranment since previous head coach Oliver Purnell left…

  5. Report: Evan Gordon to visit Indiana, Butler

    May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    NIT Detroit Arizona St Basketball

    On Wednesday evening, news broke that Evan Gordon, who started and averaged 10.1 points for Arizona State last season, would be transferring out of the program. Gordon, who had to redshirt a year after transferring from Liberty, should be able to gain immediate eligibility due to the NCAA’s rule on graduate transfers. An Indianapolis native,…

  6. The Jud Heathcote tribute event won’t be happening after all

    May 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few calls out a play during their NCAA West Coast Conference Basketball Championship final against the Saint Mary's Gaels in Las Vegas

    The Jud Heathcote tribute was an awesome idea for an event, but it is going to remain just that: an idea. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, scheduling and logistical issues have gotten in the way: ESPN.com reported today that Washington State had taken care of a scheduling conflict to be able…

  7. South Dakota State’s trip to Haiti has been a powerful one

    May 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have spent the first part of their summer vacation doing something much more important than anything that they’ve accomplished on the court over the years. Head coach Scott Nagy has taken his guys down to Haiti on a trip in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, volunteering and helping distribute shoes to…

  8. Syracuse commit McCullough stands out in Nike EYBL

    May 11, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — With the overall abundance of talent in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League — commonly known as the EYBL — it might be easy to overlook even the most talented players in the country. Since Syracuse commit Chris McCullough is currently the highest rated 2014 prospect with a verbal commitment, it’s easy…

  9. Former Wake Forest guard Chase Fischer transferring to BYU

    May 11, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

    Chase Fischer

    Former Wake Forest guard Chase Fischer has found a new home, as the sophomore and West Virginia-native announced on Friday that he has committed to play for BYU and head coach Dave Rice according to a report from KSL. Fischer was a captain for the Demon Deacons this past season, but saw his minutes decline dramtically…

  10. Connecticut adds important 2014 verbal commitment

    May 11, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

    Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram

    The Connecticut Huskies and head coach Kevin Ollie added a major piece to their future late Friday night as 2014 shooting guard Daniel Hamilton gave a verbal commitment to the second-year head coach. Hamilton is the first 2014 commitment for the Huskies. The news was first given to Rivals’ Eric Bossi and 24/7 Sports’ Jerry…

  11. 2014 point guard Tra Holder verbally commits to Arizona State

    May 10, 2013, 9:08 PM EST

    Scout.com

    Arizona State landed its third verbal commitment in the 2014 class in the form of Los Angeles, Calif. (Brentwood School) point guard Tra Holder according to his coach Ryan Silver. And to be frank, Holder’s decision to become a Sun Devil is an important one for Herb Sendek’s program. 2014 Los Angeles Brentwood PG Tra…

  12. Addition of Akron completes 2013 Diamond Head Classic field

    May 10, 2013, 8:08 PM EST

    Keith Dambrot

    The Diamond Head Classic announced on Friday afternoon that the Akron Zips would be the eighth and final team in the 2013 field. Akron joins Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon State, Saint Mary’s and South Carolina in the field. Keith Dambrot’s Zips won 26 games and reached the NCAA tournament for the second time…

  13. Hofstra announces addition of Niagara transfers Juan’ya Green, Ameen Tanksley

    May 10, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

    Juan'ya Green

    The Hofstra basketball program was in a bad place this past season, with four players being dismissed from the program following their arrests on charges of burglary and other players running into disciplinary issues as well. And that’s not even mentioning their on-court struggles, as the Pride managed to win just seven games. That led…

  14. Georgia Tech junior guard Brandon Reed to transfer

    May 10, 2013, 4:57 PM EST

    Brian Gregory, Brandon Reed

    On the same day that former Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal announced his decision to transfer to George Mason, the Yellow Jackets announced the departure of another player from the program. 6-3 junior guard Brandon Reed has made the decision to transfer, and he will do so after completing his degree during summer school. The…

  15. Degree issue regarding Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan addressed

    May 10, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

    Eddie Jordan, Robert Barchi

    Given the events that resulted in the Rutgers basketball program undergoing a major overhaul, of course there would be complications in regards to the hiring of Eddie Jordan as the new head coach. The complication, according to a report from John Koblin of Deadspin: Jordan never graduated from Rutgers. About that due diligence: Despite all…

  16. Former Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal transferring to George Mason

    May 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

    Travis McKie, Julian Royal

    6-8 forward Julian Royal committed to attend Georgia Tech while Paul Hewitt was the head coach, only to never play for the man who recruiting him with Hewitt taking over at George Mason after being fired by the ACC school. After two seasons in Atlanta Royal will get the opportunity to play for Hewitt, as…

  17. Utah State announces plans for new practice facility

    May 10, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

    Stew Morrill

    With their move to the Mountain West, Utah State understood that improvements needed to be made to their facilities in order to compete consistently with the likes of New Mexico, UNLV and San Diego State. On Thursday the school took an important step in that direction, as it announced plans for the building of a…

  18. Federal judge tosses Frank Haith petition over acquisition of bank records

    May 10, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    BKC-UM-MISSOURI

    On Monday the attorney of Missouri head coach Frank Haith filed a petition in court to subpoena the Bank of America, alleging that the bank allowed for illegal access to his bank records during the NCAA’s investigation of possible rules violations at the University of Miami. According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the…

  19. Illinois State sophomore guard Johnny Hill to transfer

    May 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Austin Chatman, Johnny Hill

    The number of players who have decided to transfer from Illinois State since the end of the season has now reached four players, as it was reported by multiple outlets on Thursday that sophomore guard Johnny Hill’s request to be released from his scholarship has been granted. Hill started 26 of the Redbirds’ 33 games,…

  20. James Madison announces departure of two reserves from program

    May 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    James Madison v Indiana

    James Madison announced on Thursday evening that two reserves from the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance in nearly 20 years will not return to the program in 2013-14. Forward Enoch Hood and guard Arman Marks, both of whom saw limited playing time as sophomores, will transfer. Hood saw action in 25 games this season, averaging…