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  1. The Jersey Shore Warriors is an example of what’s right in AAU basketball

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EST

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    GALLOWAY, N.J. — AAU basketball has a stigma. Whether or not it’s deserved is a different argument for a different day, but the fact of the matter is that the prevailing school of thought is that AAU basketball and the grassroots, shoe company culture is what has ruined the American game. Competitiveness and winning at…

  2. December doubleheader in Las Vegas to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer

    Jul 24, 2013, 6:17 PM EST

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    The fight against cancer has received quite the boost from college basketball over the years, from the Jimmy V Classic to Coaches vs. Cancer’s many fundraising projects including its “Suits and Sneakers” weekend during the regular season. On Wednesday it was announced that there will be a doubleheader at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in…

  3. USC announces first non-conference schedule of Andy Enfield era

    Jul 24, 2013, 4:59 PM EST

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    When USC athletic director Pat Haden made the decision to hire Andy Enfield as his new head coach there was a great deal of excitement amongst the Trojan faithful. The program went through a tough season that included the firing of Kevin O’Neill, and the specter of hiring the man who gave birth to a…

  4. One reason to watch Norfolk State next year: Steven Mallory (VIDEO)

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

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    I’m not exactly sure how I found this, but I came across this video of a kid named Steven Mallory dunking on Gilbert Arenas and Kenneth Faried in the Drew League out in LA: Nasty, right? So I went about trying to figure out who this kid is. Turns out he spent last season sitting…

  5. Kansas freshman Brannen Greene cited for hit and run

    Jul 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

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    Kansas freshman Brannen Greene is due in court on August 7th after being cited for hit and run on a vehicle, according to a report from Ian Cummings of KUSports.com. Greene was cited for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident on July 17th for an incident that occurred…

  6. We now have a White House petition to investigate UNC athletics

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:47 PM EST

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    The North Carolina athletics department has had their fair share of negative publicity in recent years. There were the football players that were tied to NFL agents and declared ineligible or kicked off the team. There was the firing of football coach Butch Davis for his ties to NFL agents. There still is the issue…

  7. Introducing ’14 PG Lourawls Nairns Jr., the Bahamian ‘Tum Tum’?

    Jul 24, 2013, 12:28 PM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lourawls Nairn Jr. may have the most interesting name in the country, but its origin is actually quite mundane: Sunrise Christian Academy’s point guard and the No. 61 player in the Class of 2014 was simply named after his father. His grandparents named Lourawls Sr. after — you guessed it — Lou…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 8:15 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

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    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 Syracuse.com reports, in order to regain his…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 7:22 PM EST

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    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,…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 6:20 PM EST

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    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.…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    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.…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EST

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    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…

  18. Report: MVSU head coach Chico Potts reinstated

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

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    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…

  19. Report: Isaiah Manderson commits to Oregon State

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

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    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…