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  1. Who is Tyus Jones? (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    By now you’ve surely heard the names Tyus Jones, and you probably know that he’s the best point guard prospect in the country, the No. 2 player in the Class of 2014 and strongly considering going to the same school as the No. 1 player in the class, Jahlil Okafor. But have you ever seen…

  2. UTSA extends contract of head coach Brooks Thompson

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST


    The University of Texas San Antonio has extended the contract of head coach Brooks Thompson through the 2016-17 season, the school announced on Friday. The 43-year old Thompson has helmed the Roadrunners for seven seasons and has accumulated a record of 103-111 during that time, including an NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2010-11 season that…

  3. Incoming North Carolina freshman Kennedy Meeks works to improve conditioning

    Jul 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    kennedy meeks

    North Carolina incoming freshman center Kennedy Meeks had a lot of hype coming out of high school. After all, the native of Charlotte was a McDonald’s All-American and one of the most skilled big men in the 2013 class. But there were also some legitimate concerns about his playing weight and how his conditioning would…

  4. Elite 2014 recruit Craig Victor has plenty of serious suitors

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    LAS VEGAS, Nv. — Craig Victor is a wanted man. The New Orleans native is being tracked by some of the premier programs in the country and as the No. 21 overall recruit in Rivals’ 2014 national rankings, Victor has a lot of coaches present when he takes the floor with New Orleans Elite at the…

  5. Report: Both Prime Prep freshmen cleared to play

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:03 PM EST


    A few weeks ago two highly regarded Prime Prep products were declared ineligible by the NCAA. According to a report late Friday night, one of those two has received some very good news. As reported by Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, incoming freshman center Karviar Shepherd has been cleared to play this season…

  6. Loyola head coach Porter Moser receives extension through 2017-18 season

    Jul 26, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Loyola (Chicago) head coach Porter Moser has won just 22 games in two seasons at the school, but the Ramblers did manage to increase their win total by eight games in 2012-13 (15-16 record). Of their 16 losses seven were by three points or less, and having such issues in close games tends to be…

  7. American Athletic Conference joins five-league officiating consortium

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    With the change in name (formerly the Big East) and in membership (most members are former Conference USA schools), the American Athletic Conference was bound to undergo a change in its officiating. On Friday the league announced that it has joined a five-league officiating consortium that includes the Big 12, Conference USA, Ohio Valley and…

  8. Oklahoma move results in a fresh start for Ethan Telfair

    Jul 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Nick Koza

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Marbury and Telfair families have been a fixture on the New York City basketball scene for decades. With that name comes a great deal of responsibility, and that was the case for 2014 point guard Ethan Telfair as he grew up in Coney Island. Following the footsteps of older brother…

  9. Marshall Henderson isn’t done at Ole Miss just yet

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    It sounds like Andy Kennedy took my advice. When Marshall Henderson was suspended indefinitely by Ole Miss a couple of week ago, I wrote that it wouldn’t be right if Kennedy gave Henderson the boot. I said that there was more going on here than the simple fact that Henderson was a trouble maker that…

  10. How will the NCAA reforms being discussed affect the NCAA tournament?

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Every time there is talk about fundamental change in the NCAA’s structure, college basketball fans get nervous. When we were in throes of realignment, all the changes that were being made had football and only football in mind, with the hoops side of things an afterthought of their afterthoughts. Think about it: we lost Syracuse-Georgetown,…

  11. NCAA president Mark Emmert planning January summit with Division I schools

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Mark Emmert

    While the focus of this website isn’t college football, there’s no denying the fact that the sport’s had a major impact on college basketball. Many of the conference realignment decisions in recent years have been made with football in mind, setting off a domino effect that’s impacted schools at the mid-and low-major levels as well.…

  12. Summertime in the Ivy League

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    College basketball coaches collectively rejoiced in January of 2012 when a new rule was passed stipulating that coaches would be afforded the opportunity to work with their players – including incoming freshmen – over the summer months. As a refresher to the exact rule from the NCAA: In men’s basketball, a student-athlete who is enrolled in summer…

  13. Expressions Elite tandem Abdul-Malik Abu, Jared Terrell cut lists to ten

    Jul 25, 2013, 9:15 PM EST


    One of the most talented tandems on the grassroots basketball circuit is the one consisting of Expressions Elite (Mass.) products Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell. With that comes a relationship that more than a few recruiting analysts believes will result in the two choosing to remain teammates at the collegiate level. As first reported by…

  14. Colorado State announces addition of former UALR guard John Gillon

    Jul 25, 2013, 7:26 PM EST


    With all five starters from last season’s NCAA tournament team out of eligibility, Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy was in need of a boost in the depth department. On Thursday the school announced the addition of former Arkansas-Little Rock guard John Gillon. Gillon averaged 10.6 points and 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game…

  15. Gonzaga great Adam Morrison returning to Spokane as a student assistant

    Jul 25, 2013, 5:33 PM EST


    One of the greatest players in the history of Gonzaga basketball is returning to Spokane. According to Gary Parrish of Adam Morrison will return to the program as a student assistant, completing his bachelor’s degree while helping out head coach Mark Few. Morrison spent three seasons at the WCC school, averaging 28.1 points per…

  16. Versatility is 2015 guard Justin Simon’s best attribute

    Jul 25, 2013, 5:05 PM EST


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In this era of grassroots/high school basketball there’s often a rush to pigeonhole a player into a certain position. If he’s labeled as a point guard, one of the first follow-up questions is whether or not he’s “traditional” point guard. While there certainly are particular characteristics a college program wants its…

  17. Could Alabama’s ‘Fab Five’ be a package deal?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EST

    Jerod Haase

    I’m getting kind of sick of all this talk about package deals in recruiting. Most of it is smoke, a quote that gets twisted around or a kid that’s looking to get attention by saying that he’s linked to another player. Think about it like this: one top 40 recruit rooms with another top 40…

  18. What kind of punishment is PJ Hairston looking at?

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:57 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    We all know the story of PJ Hairston and the rental cars by now. The answer that everyone is looking for has less to do with what happened in the past and more to do with what is going to happen in the future: how long is Hairston going to have to sit out next…

  19. Report: Shane Dillon, former Colorado QB, headed to San Diego

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    Colorado Athletics

    Remember Shane Dillon? He’s the former quarterback at Colorado, a guy that was recruited to sling the pigskin by some of the biggest football programs in the country, that decided to quit the sport to return to the hardwood. We wrote about him here. And, according to Matt Norlander, Dillon’s made his decision. He’ll be…