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  1. Report: JuCo transfer Josh Gray decommits from Florida State

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Josh Gray

    Florida State lost a key member of their 2014 recruiting class on Monday, as JuCo transfer Josh Gray decommitted from the program. The news was first reported by Brad Winton of Gray spent his freshman season at Texas Tech in 2012-2013, but he left the team after a 11-20 campaign that saw three different…

  2. Purdue suspends A.J. Hammons for season opener

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    A.J. Hammons

    Purdue center A.J. Hammons has a chance to be one of the best big men in the Big Ten this season, but his year will get off to a late start. Hammons was suspended for a violation of team rules on Monday. “A.J. has been suspended for the first three games of this season for…

  3. 2013-2014 WCC Preview: Can anyone challenge Gonzaga?

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  4. 2013-2014 College Basketball Preseason All-American Team

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  5. Report: Gyorgy Goloman commits to UCLA

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    Over the weekend, UCLA landed their first commitment in the class of 2014 when Gyorgy Goloman committed to the Bruins. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of Goloman is a 6-foot-9 native of Hungary, but he’s playing his senior season at a high school in Florida. Scout rates Goloman as a three-star…

  6. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 5 Duke Blue Devils

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  7. Forward Max Hoetzel becomes Indiana’s second 2014 commitment

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT


    Turns out that Indiana will add a Wilbraham and Monson Academy product to the program next season after all. After missing out on big man Goodluck Okonoboh earlier this month the Hoosiers received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Max Hoetzel on Sunday evening. The news was first reported by Paul Biancardi of and…

  8. Former Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis commits to Arizona State

    Oct 27, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Herb Sendek, Jordan Bachynski

    After being dismissed from the Cincinnati basketball program in May 2012 for off-court issues, 6-foot-10 forward Octavius Ellis made the move to Trinity Valley CC in Texas in hopes of getting his career back on track. Ellis’ time at Cincinnati wasn’t particularly smooth, with a hand injury and a six-game suspension ultimately leading to his…

  9. POSTERIZED: Jabari Parker dunks on two Bowie State defenders (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker, Brian Freeman, Carlos Smith

    Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker never seemed to get back to full strength during his senior season at Simeon HS in Chicago after suffering a foot injury in the summer of 2012. But Parker’s got a clean bill of health now, and the result thus far has been a few meetings at the rim in…

  10. Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown sings national anthem at Red/White Scrimmage (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Athletics

    With the loss of Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz, Ryan Evans from last season’s 23-win squad, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan will rely on returnees such as guards Ben Brust and Josh Gasser and wing Sam Dekker to lead the way in 2013-14. Also of importance for Wisconsin is the arrival of a talented five-man freshman…

  11. Latest BYU lip-sync video features Matt Carlino and a classic Skee-Lo tune (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    NIT Washington BYU Basketball

    Just a few days ago a video featuring BYU’s Tyler Haws, Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford lip-syncing Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” hit the internet, with the Cougars using such videos to have some fun while also promoting upcoming contests. The latest submission comes from junior guard Matt Carlino, who lip-syncs the classic tune “I Wish”…

  12. 2014 combo guard Tre Harris commits to Kansas State

    Oct 27, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    With Will Spradling, Omari Lawrence and Shane Southwell all being seniors this season, the Kansas State Wildcats can use some additional backcourt depth in 2014. On Saturday night the program received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-5 combo guard Tre Harris, a native of Edwardsville, Ill. who currently attends Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia. Harris is…

  13. P.J. Hairston gets loudest ovation, shines at North Carolina’s Late Night with Roy (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s offseason was well-documented, as the North Carolina junior guard couldn’t stay out of trouble. Even though it is unclear when Hairston will take the floor this season, he did appear in front of the Tar Heel faithful in uniform on Friday night for the program’s annual Late Night with Roy. Despite his off-the-court…

  14. Kent State coach Rob Senderoff dresses as Jackie Moon during Hoops ‘n’ Halloween (PHOTO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Rob Senderoff

    Hope you all enjoyed Hoops ‘n’ Halloween!!! We had a great turnout and Jackie Moon joined us as guest coach. — KentStMBB (@KentStMBB) October 27, 2013 Will Ferrell is a popular actor among college basketball coaches. Earlier this preseason at Kansas’ Late Night at the Phog, head coach Bill Self reenacted Ferrell’s iconic role as Ron…

  15. Michigan’s Mitch McGary has no timetable for return

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Mitch McGary enters as one of the best big men in the country, though he has been sidelined with a lower back condition since September. The Michigan Wolverines open the season on Nov. 8 against UMass Lowell. However, it’s unclear if McGary will play, as no timetable has been set for a return. “I really don’t…

  16. San Diego State lands commitment from four-star small forward Zylan Cheatham

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Steve Fisher landed his fourth commit, continuing to add to the success he’s had on the recruiting trail for his program’s Class of 2014. South Mountain High (Ariz.) small forward Zylan Cheatham, ranked No. 73 overall in the Class of 2014 by Rivals, committed to San Diego State during a press conference at the Arizona…

  17. POSTERIZED: Duke’s Semi Ojeleye throws down insane one-handed dunk at practice (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Semi Ojeleye, Joel Clemmons

    Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood are the two most talked about newcomers to the Duke program this season, and rightfully so. But during this preseason, freshman forward Semi Ojeleye is doing everything to remind the Cameron Crazies that he was a four-start prospect coming out of Ottawa High (Kan.). Last week at Duke’s midnight madness,…

  18. Duke debuts faster pace in preseason victory

    Oct 26, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT


    This year’s Duke team is younger than what we usually see in Durham. That’s tough, because everyone’s still learning how to play the right way. It’s also a great opportunity, because everyone’s still learning how to play the right way. That means a clever coach can introduce a new style of play without as much…

  19. Assigned reading: St. John’s grew up this summer

    Oct 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    photo courtesy St. John's Sports Information

    It’s always helpful to remember that famous people are human. That goes double for college athletes, who are, after all, college kids. Every time I read a tut-tutting expose about a college basketball player’s off-court indiscretions, one thought runs through my mind: thank god nobody was watching me that closely when I was 19. That’s what…

  20. Nicki Minaj appeared at Villanova’s Hoops Mania (PHOTO)

    Oct 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Nicki Minaj performed at Villanova's Hoops Mania

    Sometimes a big hoops budget buys meat-and-potatoes type stuff like weight rooms, new uniforms and charter flights. Sometimes, it buys you a visit from Nicki Minaj for your preseason basketball event, as it did with Villanova’s Hoops Mania. had the full story, such as it was: After a week that included rumours involving Kendrick…