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  1. BYU gets early jump on 2018 recruiting class

    Sep 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Dave Rose

    I know coaches like to get the jump on their rivals by getting a kid’s verbal commitment early, but this is ridiculous. Dave Rose has offered a scholarship to 6’1″ guard Frank Jackson, and Jackson has accepted. The rub is that Jackson isn’t expected to suit up for Brigham Young until 2018. It’s not as…

  2. Boston University unveils new floor

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Screen grab via Instagram

    You know who’s cleaning up this year? Companies that install basketball flooring. I mean, if a guy who owns a custom wood laminates company doesn’t end up in the Forbes 500 this year, I’ll be shocked. It makes sense, though. With so many schools changing leagues in the realignment shuffle, new logos have to be…

  3. Cards fan gets Pitino tat, or is that Christopher Walken?

    Sep 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    @DrewFranklinKSR

    Tattoos have recently been a big deal in college sports. You can get your football team in trouble for getting free ones, you can forget to spell-check, or you can – as Rick Pitino did this year – celebrate a national title with one. One thing that is always a bit dicey when getting ink…

  4. Report: Harvard basketball has below average APR scores for private colleges

    Sep 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Harvard v Arizona

    Harvard men’s basketball has seen a rise in its on the court success. The past two seasons, the Crimson has qualified for the NCAA tournament, and in March upset No. 3 seed New Mexico in the second round. Harvard is the favorite to win the Ivy League again, returning multiple starters in addition to Kyle…

  5. Xavier team managers post picture of new uniforms (PHOTO)

    Sep 14, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    @XavierManagers

    In its first season in the new Big East, Xavier has unveiled its new basketball uniforms through the team manager’s Twitter account on Saturday. This is the third program to show glimpses of their new threads this week. Kansas freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins previewed the Jayhawks new unis in a GQ photo shoot, while Baylor…

  6. SMU commit Emmanuel Mudiay’s summer mixtape (VIDEO)

    Sep 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Emmanuel Mudiay

    It was hard to follow college basketball this summer, and not hear about Prime Prep Academy (Texas) point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. On Aug. 24, at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the 6-foot-5, five-star recruit did the unthinkable and picked Larry Brown and SMU, rather than follow a long line of successful one-and-done point guards…

  7. Utah State’s Danny Berger returns to the floor after collapsing during practice in December

    Sep 14, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    On Dec. 4, Utah State forward Danny Berger collapsed during practice, and had stopped breathing. The trainers rushed to his side, performed CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save the junior forward’s life. Nine months later, the 6-foot-6 Berger, who now has an implanted defibrillator, is back to playing for the Aggies, and…

  8. Jahlil Okafor had ‘good time’ on Kentucky visit, but Tyler Ulis thinks he ends up with Tyus Jones

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Beach Ball Classic Basketball

    This week Whitney Young (Ill.) center Jahlil Okafor made his second official visit after spending a weekend at Baylor at the end of August. The top senior in the nation was at Kentucky along with several other highly-touted prospects in the Class of 2014 and 2015 on Monday night. Okafor was one of more than…

  9. Michigan’s Mitch McGary has the NBA ‘in the back of my mind’

    Sep 14, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Michigan big man Mitch McGary surprised some, while assuring the Wolverines would be contenders again in the Big Ten this past April when he — along with fellow freshman Glenn Robinson III — elected to stay at school for their sophomore seasons. McGary emerged as a top pro prospect when he had a breakout performance…

  10. 2014 combo guard JaQuan Lyle de-commits from Louisville

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Scout.com

    In late June the Louisville recruiting haul for 2014 received a nice boost in the form of 6-5 combo guard JaQuan Lyle, who is regarded as a Top 25 prospect by most major scouting services. However that move triggered the domino that was Quentin Snider de-committing from his hometown school in July, and on Thursday Snider…

  11. 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis verbally commits to attend Kentucky

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Another top point guard in the 2014 class is off the board, as Marian Catholic (Ill.) product Tyler Ulis announced Friday evening that he will be attending the University of Kentucky. The 5-8 Ulis picked the Wildcats over Michigan State and Iowa, leaving the two Big Ten programs to seek other options at the position.…

  12. Rutgers wing Kerwin Okoro cleared to play immediately

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

    Rutgers Athletics

    This offseason the way in which transfer eligibility waivers are handed out came under some fire, as many wanted more transparency (and even consistency) from the NCAA in dealing with such issues. While some players would have their requests granted due to a family hardship, other had no such luck. One of those players was…

  13. Louisiana Tech among eight teams participating in new in-season event

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    gcshowcase

    There’s another in-season tournament on the college basketball landscape, as it was announced on Friday that the Gulf Coast Showcase will be played in Estero, Fla. in late November. There will be two eight-team tournaments, one for men’s teams (November 25-27) and one for women’s teams (November 29-December 1) with Louisiana Tech being the highest-profile…

  14. Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance…

  15. Report: Former UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton enrolls at UCLA

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    2013 McDonald's All American Games

    In the aftermath of their missing out on point guards Jordan McLaughlin and Quentin Snider, the question has been asked in many circles what the next step would be for the UCLA basketball program. This year’s roster doesn’t have a concrete answer at the position, and it’s something that becomes even more problematic when looking…

  16. Understated new floor the canvas of a resurgence at SMU? (VIDEO)

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    SMU Athletics

    Many programs across the country have unveiled new courts this offseason, with the designs ranging from simple to in some cases outrageous. SMU has joined the ranks, unveiling a new court that coincides with the renovation of Moody Coliseum that greatly improves the home of SMU basketball. The court is simple to say the least,…

  17. UConn PG Shabazz Napier considered transferring following Jim Calhoun’s retirement

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    Last September former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun announced his decision to retire, handing over a program he built into one of the nation’s best over to Kevin Ollie. And starting point guard Shabazz Napier was none too thrilled with the move, as the man he regarded as a “father figure” would no longer be…

  18. Scheduling improvements won’t occur overnight for the SEC

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    SEC Florida Mississippi Basketball

    Last season was not a particularly good one for the Southeastern Conference on the basketball court. The conference went through one of its worst seasons in recent history, managing to place just three teams in the NCAA tournament field. While the struggles of the league’s premier program (Kentucky) didn’t help matters, the true culprit for…

  19. Addition of 2014 center Steve McElvene gives Dayton needed size

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Beth Stauffer/New Haven Bulletin

    With just three players taller than 6-6 who have eligibility past the 2013-14 season on the roster, the Dayton Flyers could use some additional size in its 2014 recruiting class. And that’s exactly what head coach Archie Miller has gained, as 6-11 center Steve McElvene announced his decision to verbally commit to the Atlantic 10…

  20. Guard Marcus Bartley becomes Saint Louis’ third 2014 commitment

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - St. Louis v Butler

    With Jordair Jett and Mike McCall Jr. entering their senior season the Saint Louis Billikens could use some additional depth on the perimeter. First head coach Jim Crews and his staff reeled in Memphis native Davell Roby, and on Thursday night it was reported by multiple outlets that Decatur, Ill. native Marcus Bartley has verbally…