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  1. Looking Back: The 2006 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  2. How have coaches fared making the jump from college to the NBA?

    Jul 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Brad Stevens

    Brad Stevens is not a typical college coach. Generally speaking, to run a successful college program, you need to be more of a CEO than a basketball mind. Recruiting the best talent is just as, if not more, important than being an x’s-and-o’s savant. But Stevens isn’t a shill. He’s not a salesman. He’s a…

  3. Boston College could surprise some teams in the ACC next season

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    UNION, N.J. — The ACC is on its way to becoming the best conference in college basketball. Duke and North Carolina, pending the status of PJ Hairston, are perennial Final Four favorites, and that’s going to be no different this season. Bring Syracuse into the mix this season gives the league yet another annual title…

  4. Top 100 recruit Sandy Cohen has 13 offers, but one program is standing out

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone mentions the name Sandy Cohen, the first thought for most people will be of the dad with the bushy eyebrows from the shortlived-yet-fantastic TV series ‘The OC’. That may not change any time soon, but college basketball fans may want to begin acquainting themselves with a 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour,…

  5. Brad Stevens’ departure to Boston isn’t doomsday for the Butler program

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Butler was good before Brad Stevens got there. In the wake of the news that the now-former Butler head coach has taken on the role of being Doc Rivers’ replacement with the Boston Celtics, that’s the most important fact to remember here. Brad Stevens made Butler a national phenomenon by taking them to back-to-back title…

  6. Looking Back: The 2005 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  7. No shortage of reactions to Brad Stevens’ move to Boston

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:08 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    Obviously the news of the day in college basketball was Brad Stevens’ decision to accept the Boston Celtics’ offer to become their new head coach. Stevens agreed to terms on a six-year, $22 million contract, meaning that he’ll receive quite the salary to rebuild a franchise that traded veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to…

  8. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps now cancer-free

    Jul 3, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Dick Vitale, Richard Phelps

    Just over two months after announcing that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, former Notre Dame head coach and current ESPN commentator Digger Phelps learned on Monday that he’s now cancer-free. The good news came on the heels of Phelps’ completion of a six-week treatment program, and it was a great early present for…

  9. Recruiting-wise, Brad Stevens’ departure comes at bad time for Butler

    Jul 3, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    The announcement that Brad Stevens would leave his post at Butler to take over as head coach of the Boston Celtics was certainly a stunner, given the fact that he’s had the opportunity to take over some of college basketball’s most prestigious programs only to remain in Indianapolis. Butler AD Barry Collier now has quite…

  10. Brad Stevens leaving Butler to coach the Boston Celtics

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens is leaving Butler to become the next head coach of the Boston Celtics, the school announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home…

  11. We now know who rented the car driven by UNC guard P.J. Hairston

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    One of the biggest questions that had yet to be answered regarding the legal case involving North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston was who rented the GMC Yukon the junior was driving when pulled over by Durham Police on June 5. That question was answered Wednesday, as 39-year old Haydn Thomas was the one who rented…

  12. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser still isn’t 100% healthy

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Josh Gasser

    Back in October, just days after Boy Ryan announced that he would have the unenviable task of replacing Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin’s starting point guard, Josh Gasser blew out his knee. But this wasn’t just a simple torn ACL, which is why Gasser is still a couple of months away from returning to the court…

  13. Looking Back: The 2004 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    NBA COMMISSIONER STERN GREETS NUMBER ONE NBA DRAFT PICK DWIGHT HOWARD

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  14. Leonard Hamilton inks a rich contract extension through 2017

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee until 2017, the school announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely thankful to President Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place…

  15. Gary Harris is healthy, and that’s a scary thought for Big Ten teams

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  “I wanna do whatever I can to help my team win.” That’s how Michigan State guard Gary Harris described his mindset heading into the summer, and it’s a mindset that everyone paying attention should believe. Harris played the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the…

  16. Boston Globe: Fred Hoiberg a potential target for the Celtics job

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    Back in May, when all of up college hoop heads were looking for something — anything — to write about, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf penned a piece on Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg had just signed a new contract with the Cyclones, one in which he has a $2 million buyout if he leaves…

  17. The Harrisons and James Young won’t be at Kentucky this summer

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    John Calipari

    The back court portion of Kentucky’s heralded 2013 recruiting class was in Lexington last weekend, but they won’t remain on campus all summer. James Young, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison weren’t able to register for Kentucky’s summer session. But don’t worry, Big Blue Nation, this isn’t a Donte Clark situation. The Harrisons didn’t graduate from…

  18. Looking Back: The 2003 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  19. James Robinson’s pass leads to a Montrezl Harrell alley-oop in USA Basketball’s Under-19 win over Australia (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:04 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Michigan Louisville Basketball

    USA Basketball Under-19 team moved to 5-0 with a lopsided 94-51 win over Australia in the 2013 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday Prague, Czech Republic. The U.S. forced 23 turnovers, leading to 26 points. The U.S. also used a high-paced offense to remain undefeated in tournament play — as seen in the video above. James Robinson…

  20. Mark Gottfried ‘can’t imagine’ anybody but Duke as the nation’s No. 1 team

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:11 PM EST

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    North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried had high praise for his in-state rival Duke during Tuesday’s annual summer press conference in Raleigh, N.C. N.C. State was the preseason favorite in the ACC last year, which ended in disappointment for the Wolfpack. Gottfried not only predicted Duke would be the top team in the new-look…