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  1. Looking Back: An Introduction

    Jul 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Oladipo from the UNLV greets NBA Commissioner Stern on stage after being selected by the Magic as the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    Starting on July 10th, the first of three five-day live-recruiting periods kicks off. What that means is that from July 10th-14th, the 17th-21st and the 24th-28th, anywhere that a high school-level basketball event is taking place, Division I head coaches are allowed to be in attendance scouting. Since all the coaches are allowed to be…

  2. Davell Roby becomes Saint Louis’ first 2014 commitment

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:21 PM EST

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    With guards Jordair Jett and Mike McCall Jr. being seniors this coming season, Saint Louis head coach Jim Crews has some work to do on the recruiting trail in regards to filling those roster spots for the future. Saint Louis received its first verbal commitment in the 2014 class Sunday evening, when it was reported…

  3. Alabama State’s postseason ban rescinded by NCAA

    Jun 30, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    Josh Freelove, Lewis Jackson

    Earlier this spring it was announced by the NCAA that Alabama State was one of six men’s basketball programs to be banned from postseason play in 2013-14 due to low Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers. On Friday, Alabama State announced that after the NCAA’s evaluation of additional data submitted by the athletic department the Hornets…

  4. Morehead State transfer DeMario Mayfield charged with armed robbery

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:27 PM EST

    DeMario Mayfield

    In late February Charlotte head coach Alan Major dismissed leading scorer DeMario Mayfield for what was described as a violation of team policy. Through 18 games the one-time Georgia Bulldog was averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the 49ers, who ultimately finished the season with a 21-12 record. Mayfield has since agreed…

  5. Former Louisville center Zach Price lands at Missouri

    Jun 30, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Missouri-Kansas City v Louisville

    In two years at Louisville, 6-10 center Zach Price didn’t see a high amount of playing time. Price played in just 35 games over two seasons, averaging 5.9 minutes per game. For his career at Louisville, Price posted averages of 0.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest, so it came as no surprise that he…

  6. Hutchinson CC guard Rozell Nunn headed to SIU-Edwardsville

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Hutchinson Athletics

    On Sunday the SIU-Edwardsville program added yet another upperclassman to its roster, as it was announced that Hutchinson (Kan.) CC guard Rozell Nunn has decided to spend his final two years of eligibility at the Ohio Valley Conference school. Nunn, a 6-3 guard from Kansas City, started 33 of the 34 games in which he…

  7. Matt Henry hired as assistant at St. Peter’s

    Jun 30, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

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    Former Georgetown assistant Matt Henry has been hired as an assistant at St. Peter’s, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Henry spent five seasons with the Hoyas and also recently served as interim head coach at Mt. St. Mary’s. He’ll now take a spot on eighth-year coach Matt Dunne’s staff. The Peacocks finished last season…

  8. John Calipari doesn’t get to drive the pace car

    Jun 30, 2013, 3:19 PM EST

    John Calipari

    After getting lessons in taking the left turns at Kentucky Speedway from Kurt Busch, Kentucky coach John Calipari was supposed to ride shotgun in the pace car for the Quaker State 400 in Sparta, Ky. on Saturday. Then he got the news that he’d be driving the pace car, cruising at a manageable 45 mph…

  9. SMU transfer Brian Bernardi to visit Hofstra, Dayton

    Jun 30, 2013, 2:37 PM EST

    Wyoming SMU Basketball

    Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi will visit Hofstra over the July 4, according to the New York Post’s Zach Braziller. Bernardi, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining when he settles on a school and redshirts, is also set to visit Dayton. George Washington, which was a possible destination, is no longer in the…

  10. Okafor, Winslow fill stat sheet at FIBA U19 World Championships

    Jun 30, 2013, 1:25 PM EST

    Beach Ball Classic Basketball

    Currently, the U.S. is competing in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. They’ve won (no, dominated) their first three games, outscoring opponents a combined 316-133. On Saturday evening against Russia, the U.S. team led by players like Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Duke’s Rasheed Suliamon to name a few,…

  11. Former Longwood point guard Nik Brown headed to junior college

    Jun 30, 2013, 12:47 PM EST

    Longwood Creighton Basketball

    After one season at Longwood, point guard Nik Brown decided he was looking for a change. Especially with the resignation of coach Mike Gillian after an 8-25 season in 2012-13 and the subsequent transfer of fellow freshman star Michael Kessens to Alabama. Brown has decided to take a slightly different route. Longwood PG Nik Brown…

  12. Gonzaga might be the leader for Kyle Wiltjer’s services

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Kyle Wiltjer's ready to go (AP Photo)

    One of the biggest stories off the college basketball offseason recently has been the late transfer of Kyle Wiltjer. Now there are reports that his new destination could already be decided. Wiltjer, who averaged 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds for Kentucky last season, is a Pacific Northwest kid for Portland, and he may make his…

  13. Former Georgetown and NBA guard Chris Wright holds MS charity game

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

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    Former Georgetown guard Chris Wright, the first player known to play in the NBA with multiple sclerosis, held a charity game Saturday to benefit MS research. Attendees included Greg Monroe, Jeff Green, and others.

  14. How ya gonna keep ‘em down in Detroit, now they’ve seen Ames, Iowa?

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

    Percy Gibson, Kevin Noreen

    Will Clyburn, Detroit Percy Gibson, Detroit Dominique Butler, Detroit How do they get all these city guys to come to Iowa State? Hard to say. But the pipeline from Michigan to Ames, Iowa – which includes Michigan State transfers who didn’t grow up in the state – has been in full effect for some time.…

  15. How Iowa plans to end seven-year tourney drought

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:41 PM EST

    Mike Gesell, Anthony Clemmons, Josh Oglesby

    The Big Ten was the toughest league in the country last season. It’s only going to get tougher, thanks to realignment. Despite all that, Year Four of the Fran McCaffery experience in Iowa City is generating some buzz and some genuine optimism. The former Siena coach took over one of the most bone-grindingly slow teams…

  16. Top prospect copped big-time buzz from coaches

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:48 PM EST

    Class 5A Boys Championship Basketball

    When you’re going to be out of the country, it’s a perfect time to unplug – just let friends and family leave messages – you’ll get back to them later. If you’re the No. 1 guard prospect in the class of 2015, and you’re hitting Uruguay with the U.S. U16 team, it’s an even better…

  17. UT releases design for Pat Summitt Plaza

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:51 PM EST

    Photo: patsummittplaza.com

    A couple months back, we learned that the University of Tennessee planned to dedicate a statue to legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. This week, the school revealed an artist’s rendering of a proposed Pat Summitt Plaza, which will welcome visitors to Thompson-Boling Arena, potentially as soon as this fall. “I’m hoping this fall at some…

  18. D-ficiencies hurt Wolfpack players in the NBA draft

    Jun 29, 2013, 4:19 PM EST

    Temple Owls guard Wyatt takes the ball past North Carolina State Wolfpack defenders Leslie and Brown during first half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Dayton

    Eye-popping athletic talent and an ability to show up on the highlight reel will get you a long look in the NBA draft. Many times, offensive skills will get you into the lottery. In the case of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, a surprise No. 1 pick was the result. But ability to “score the ball” isn’t…

  19. Jarrod Uthoff finally set to begin college basketball career at Iowa

    Jun 29, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)

    The transfer saga of Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff was long and drawn-out. If you may recall, the former Wisconsin forward was prevented from transferring to a long list of schools by Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, which led to media backlash and finally Ryan easing things up on Uthoff. Although Uthoff was a class of 2011…

  20. Former Oregon star Luke Jackson prepares for NAIA head coaching job

    Jun 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    (Northwest Christian University)

    Former Oregon Ducks swingman Luke Jackson was one of the more productive players in college basketball for the early part of last decade, accumulating over 1,900 career points and 700 rebounds on his way to multiple All-Pac 10 teams and even some All-American honors his senior season. But after an up-and-down pro career that saw…