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  1. Russ Smith could decide NBA future on Wednesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    Louisville guard Russ Smith told members of the media that he will announce his decision on whether or not he’ll enter the NBA Draft on Wednesday. Smith, who had been reported to be entering the draft shortly after Louisville’s victory in the national championship game two weeks ago. Since that story, in which his father…

  2. #DunkCity introduces Joe Dooley as new coach

    Apr 22, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The heir apparent to lead #DunkCity is now official. Florida Gulf Coast held a Monday afternoon press conference to announce Joe Dooley as the new head coach of the Eagles. Dooley comes to campus from Bill Self’s staff at Kansas, where he’s spent the past 10…

  3. Kentucky’s Cauley-Stein, Poythress explain why they’re coming back

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:55 PM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein, Lucky Jones, Mike McFadden

    After a disappointing season, a majority of Kentucky’s 2012 team that were considered possible NBA Draft picks decided to make the decision to stick around for at least one more year. On Monday afternoon, center Willie Cauley-Stein and forward Alex Poythress told Kyle Tucker of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal their reasons for coming back. Not…

  4. Report: Rutgers likely to announce Eddie Jordan as coach Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Bernie Bickerstaff, Chuck Person, Eddie Jordan

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Rutgers has reportedly set a 4:30 p.m. press conference for Tuesday to likely announce Eddie Jordan as their next men’s basketball coach. The Rutgers Board of Directors is set to meet Tuesday to approve a contract that would allow Jordan to be hired for the position.…

  5. Colorado State inks former Navy standout J.J. Avila

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

    Larry Eustachy

    Colorado State scored another commitment for its 2013 class this weekend from former Navy standout J.J. Avila. Avila, the 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, spent last season taking classes at a South Texas College in his hometown of McAllen, Texas, but did not play basketball. In his two seasons at the Naval Academy,…

  6. VIDEO: Miami’s basketball team cannot throw a baseball

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Miami Hurricanes guard Larkin drives on Marquette Golden Eagles Anderson during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Seriously, fellas? Shane Larkin’s dad is hall of famer Barry Larkin. And this is the best that he can muster?: (h/t Norlander and Eisenberg) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  7. The college basketball preseason could be getting longer

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

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    College basketball’s season may be getting just a bit longer. The way the rules are currently structured, college basketball teams are allowed to start practicing at 5 p.m. on the Friday closest to October 15th. But this weekend, John Infante of the Bylaw Blog passed along this bit of news from the NCAA: practices could…

  8. Why major conference realignment may be over for the foreseeable future

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:47 PM EST

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    The ACC has reportedly agreed to a 15-team grant of media rights deal that will extend through the 2026-2027 season. The news was first reported by David Glenn but has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. If this report turns out to be true and this agreement is signed by the schools in the ACC,…

  9. Report: Mike Poole has received his release from Rutgers

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Mike Poole is the latest player to leave the Rutgers program in the aftermath of Mike Rice being fired. According to a report from Adam Zagoria, Poole finally received his release from the university today, meaning that he’s now the fifth player to leave the program this offseason. Throw in the decommitments from Shane Rector…

  10. Report: CJ Fair could announce draft decision as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

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    On Friday, we wrote about the ten most important early entry decisions that are left to be made. That afternoon, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk became the first from that group to decide, as he announced that he would, in fact, be leaving school to head off to the NBA. And now, it appears as if a…

  11. VIDEO: Seventh Woods, a 14-year-old you should pay attention to

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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    I spent the weekend up in Pittsburgh at the Hoop Group Jam Fest, and while I did get a chance to see quite a bit of talent, I still left disappointed. Why? Because the kid in the video you see above — Seventh Woods — was there but was injured. I didn’t get to see…

  12. Report: A tired Andrew Wiggins cancels his in-home visits this week

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Jeff Goodman set the college basketball twittersphere ablaze on Monday morning when he tweeted out the following: Been told Andrew Wiggins has canceled his home visits with Kansas, UNC and Florida State early this week. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 22, 2013 Wiggins is being recruited by four schools: Kansas, UNC, Florida State and Kentucky.…

  13. DePaul lands local product Tommy Hamilton Jr.

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

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    DePaul has added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as 6-foot-9 center Tommy Hamilton Jr. committed to the program, according to multiple reports. Hamilton is rated as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, but he’s got a much higher upside than that. The son of city public league legend, Hamilton entered high school as…

  14. Report: Georgia assistant Kwanza Johnson to join TCU coaching staff

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:14 PM EST

    University of Georgia

    On the day that the Georgia basketball program added a recruit who played a year in Texas it was reported that an assistant coach may be headed to the Lone Star State to join a former boss. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU head coach Trent Johnson is expected to add current Georgia assistant…

  15. San Jose State lands 2013 prospects Jalen James, Rashad Muhammad

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:22 PM EST

    San Jose State Athletics

    With much to be done in his first season as head coach at San Jose State, Dave Wojcik picked up two important commitments in the 2013 class on Saturday. 6-3 point guard Jalen James, who originally committed to attend Illinois, verbally committed to San Jose State on Saturday as reported by multiple outlets. And on…

  16. Forward Emmanuel Addo one of three players leaving Northern Colorado

    Apr 21, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    Northern Colorado Athletics

    Northern Colorado didn’t have a single senior on its roster last season, sparking optimism for improved play in 2013-14. But the Bears have three spots to fill, as redshirt junior forward Emmanuel Addo, junior guard Paul Garnica and sophomore forward Bryce Douvier have all decided to transfer. The 6-7 Addo has already received interest from…

  17. Howard College forward Cameron Forte commits to Georgia

    Apr 21, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Mark Fox

    Georgia added some depth to its front court Sunday afternoon, as Howard (Texas) College product Cameron Forte announced his decision to attend the SEC school via his Twitter account. Just committed to the University of Georgia on a full ride scholarship to play basketball ! — Cameron Forte (@Smoothiewhatup) April 21, 2013 Forte, a native…

  18. World Team coasts to victory in Nike Hoop Summit

    Apr 21, 2013, 3:53 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    With three of the last four Nike Hoop Summit contests being decided by single digits, Saturday’s matchup between the USA Select and World teams didn’t look to be one that would get out of hand. But thanks to the superior rebounding and ball movement of the World Team there wasn’t much suspense in Portland, as…

  19. Class of 2015 star Derrick Jones highlights Sunday’s Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest action

    Apr 21, 2013, 1:49 PM EST

    2013 UA Pitt Jam Fest

    PITTSBURGH — Perhaps the most promising recruit at the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest this weekend was Philly native Derrick Jones. At 6-foot-6, Jones is a supremely athletic left-handed forward with an impressive wingspan, the kind of physical tools that will make any college coach drool. He’s ranked 37th in the country according to Rivals,…

  20. Donte Grantham headlines the uncommitted 2013 players at Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest

    Apr 21, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Donte' Grantham, Nequan Carrington

    PITTSBURGH — Donte Grantham’s senior year has gone about as well as any high school kid could ask. Playing for his hometown high school in Martinsburg, WV, Grantham not only was named the state’s Player of the Year, but he won a state title as well. The only thing left is to figure out whether…