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  1. No rest, only growth for graduate assistants in July

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:00 AM EST


    Bryan Sherrer is staying busy this July. Not only is the Murray State graduate assistant keeping tabs on the players currently on campus, but he’s also wrapping up his time with the program. After two years on staff in Murray, Sherrer, a former Murray State player himself, is interviewing for assistant coaching positions, getting looks…

  2. Marcus Smart announces he’ll be declaring for the 2014 Draft?

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

    Marcus Smart, Steven Pledger, Romero Osby

    Marcus Smart has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Not officially, mind you. It’s July. We still have more than 11 months until next year’s draft. NBA front office types are more concerned with their summer league rosters, who they’re inviting to training camp and whether or not they need to drop A-Rod off of…

  3. President Obama welcomes Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals to the White House (VIDEO)

    Jul 24, 2013, 8:15 AM EST


    The Louisville Cardinals made their way to the Nation’s Capital for their congratulatory meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Obama, the avid basketball fan, thanked the Cardinals for “busting his bracket” and poked fun at the tattoo Rick Pitino promised to get if the Cards won it all. Tim…

  4. Ed Cooley: ‘We want to recruit the best players in the country’

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Ed Cooley

    The Providence Friars have been a cellar-dweller, a punching bag and any other synonym you can think of to describe the program’s struggles since its last NCAA tournament in appearance in 2004. With head coach Ed Cooley settling in for his third season in his native Providence, the Friars are on the rise. That was…

  5. Dajuan Coleman working on conditioning in order to regain starting role for Syracuse (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

    Villanova v Syracuse

    Dajuan Coleman had his freshman season cut short due to the surgery he had in late January on his left knee. Entering his sophomore campaign, the 6-foot-9, 288-pound forward is looking to work on his conditioning to crack the Syracuse starting lineup next season. As Donna Ditota of reports, in order to regain his…

  6. Coach K’s speech to USA basketball’s mini-camp (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Coach K USA

    On Sunday, 26 NBA players showed up for the 2013 USA Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas. One of the first things the NBA up-and-comers did was meet with USA basketball’s managing director Jerry Colangelo, and of course, the National Team head coach, Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski. “This mini-camp is going to be very exciting…

  7. Michigan’s John Beilein to coach at least six more years

    Jul 23, 2013, 7:22 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    John Beilein was reported with a contract extension from the University of Michigan last Wednesday, but Tuesday afternoon, Beilein  addressed the topic, and even gave a timetable for his retirement. “My plan was to at least coach six more years,” Beilein told reporters in Ann Arbor during a press conference. “So that the 2015 class,…

  8. Top-5 recruit Emmanuel Mudiay will return to Prime Prep

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:20 PM EST


    Deion Sanders’ Dallas, Texas charter school, Prime Prep Academy, came under scrutiny earlier this month when two of its top basketball prospects from the Class of 2013 — Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepard — were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA. Despite the recent events, that will not deter 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay — ranked No.…

  9. Danny Ainge’s son, Crew, paving his own basketball career

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Terrence Payne/NBC Sports

    Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has had a busy summer to say the least. After hiring Butler’s Brad Stevens, and acquiring multiple picks for future drafts, he is setting the foundation for a post-Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett era in Boston. As Ainge begins a new chapter in the franchise’s road to banner No.…

  10. Duke commit Grayson Allen entertains at the Global Challenge (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EST


    The best player at the Nike Global Challenge in DC last weekend was probably Tyus Jones, who most believe is the No. 1 recruit in the country. The co-MVPs of the event were Stanley Johnson and D’Angelo Russell. Johnson is the second-coming of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a 6-foot-5 junkyard dog that can play the point and…

  11. Report: MVSU head coach Chico Potts reinstated

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

    Chico Potts

    Chico Potts has been reinstated as the head coach of Mississippi Valley State, according to reports. Potts was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor, in early July, getting suspended with pay by the university on July 12th. But he was found not guilty on July 18th, and the school has since lifted his…

  12. Report: Isaiah Manderson commits to Oregon State

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    Craig Robinson

    While the President hosts national champion Louisville at the White House, his brother-in-law is busy adding to his 2014 recruiting class. According to our very own Scott Phillips, the Beavers picked up a commitment from 6-foot-10 Georgia native Isaiah Manderson last night. Manderson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and while he isn’t ranked…

  13. George Washington unveils their monument-laden new court (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:18 PM EST


    Two months ago, George Washington announced plans for a pretty cool new court design paying homage to the DC landmarks that are within walking distance of their Foggy Bottom campus. On Tuesday, the school released a video unveiling the new court design, and as expected, the court looks awesome. My only problem with it? None…

  14. Report: Four potential top 25 teams to square off in Vegas in Dec.

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    We can add another early-season event to our calendars this season thanks to a report from Jeff Borzello of On December 21st, four preseason top 25 teams will be headed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to partake in a double-header that could end up featuring the champions of four of the biggest…

  15. The Crossroads Classic extended through 2016

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    The Crossroads Classic, which allows Indiana’s four best basketball programs to square off in a double-header at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers play), has been extended through the 2016 season. Originally scheduled for just two years, this season will mark the third installment of The Crossroads Classic. The ADs at Butler, Purdue, Indiana and…

  16. How Spike, Josh and Sam spent their summer vacations

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Cleanthony Early, Sam Dower

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a college player goofing off or hitting the beach this summer. We checked in with three players with something to prove in the upcoming season, so we could find out how they’re working toward their goals. No Flash in the Pan As a freshman, Spike Albrecht was a seldom-used bench player.…

  17. VCU upgrades could mean Siegel Center expansion

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    Two seasons ago, VCU crashed the Final Four as an 11-seed. Since then, coach Shaka Smart has kept the Rams relevant. With the move to the Atlantic 10, the entire athletic program is trying to take itself further, this time with the introduction by Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin’s five-year plan, which he calls “VCU Rising:…

  18. Virginia bringing in Navy for non-conference contest

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

    Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Virginia are looking for a big season this year. The Cavaliers add transfer Anthony Gill and two three-star recruits in Devon Hall and London Perrantes, while they’ll have to replace Taylor Barnette’s shooting and hope for a speedy recovery for Akil Mitchell’s broken hand. They added to their schedule on Monday. Virginia…

  19. Jeff Sheppard isn’t a huge fan of Calipari’s one-and-done style

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson, Wah Wah Jones

    John Calipari’s one-and-done style of recruiting hasn’t sat well with certain people, that’s definitely already known. What we haven’t heard is someone around the Kentucky program say that. Well, looks like you can throw one former Kentucky great in there now. It’s Jeff Sheppard. Sheppard spent five years at UK (redshirted in 1996-97) and was…