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  1. A college basketball fan’s guide to the current grassroots basketball scene

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    May 28-30 2011: EYBL tournament at Hanger Athletics in California

    Some questions and answers about the spring and summer basketball scene that drives rankings and dominates recruiting.

  2. Will Tonny Trocha-Morelos finally suit up for Texas A&M?

    Apr 19, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    Will highly-touted Colombian center Tonny Trocha-Morelos finally be joining the Texas A&M program?

  3. Michigan lands 2014 commitment from guard Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

    Apr 19, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    Michigan had some open scholarships following the 2014 NBA Draft departures of Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III and they filled one of those on Saturday with a commitment from senior guard Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman.

  4. Former Marquette commits Ahmed Hill, Satchel Pierce follow Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech

    Apr 19, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    Former Marquette commits Ahmed Hill and Satchel Pierce are following former Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech as the duo committed to the Hokies on Saturday morning.

  5. Syracuse lands third commitment in 2015 with guard Franklin Howard (VIDEO)

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Syracuse landed another 2015 pledge on Monday evening when guard Franklin Howard committed to the Orange.

  6. SMU gets a commitment from 2015 guard Sedrick Barefield

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Temple v SMU

    SMU picked up a commitment in the junior class on Monday night as 2015 point guard Sedrick Barefield committed to head coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs during his official visit to the campus. The commitment was confirmed on Twitter by the Compton Magic AAU program, who Barefield runs with in the summer. Barefield and…

  7. Arizona nabs a commitment from junior five-star guard Tyler Dorsey

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Nick Koza/Rivals

    If you’ve seen the unbeaten Arizona Wildcats this season, then you’ll know that they’re stocked with talented players and an abundance of former McDonald’s All-Americans. Head coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats continued to stockpile elite talent from the West Coast as five-star guard Tyler Dorsey committed to Arizona on Friday night. The 6-foot-4…

  8. UConn lands 2015 commitment from scoring guard

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    The Connecticut Huskies are on the board in the 2015 class as head coach Kevin Ollie received a commitment from 6-foot-4 scoring guard Prince Ali from Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Florida. Ali is regarded as a four-star prospect according to Rivals and he comes in as the No. 75 prospect in the 2015 national…

  9. Tennessee gets commitment from 2015 shooting guard

    Oct 19, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Cuonzo Martin

    Tennessee nabbed a commitment from the 2015 class on Saturday afternoon as shooting guard Camron Justice tweeted that he committed to the Volunteers. It's official I'm committing to the University of Tennessee!! 🏀 #Vols — Camron (@CamronJustice5) October 19, 2013 Justice played in the Nike EYBL during the AAU season and averaged a team-leading 11.5…

  10. Former McDonald’s All-American Devonta Pollard enrolls at junior college

    Oct 14, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Former Alabama forward Devonta Pollard — a McDonald’s All-American in 2012 — will enroll at East Mississippi Community College, according to a report from’s Gary Parrish. East Mississippi Community College is the only NJCAA school in the country to reach the national tournament four consecutive seasons and will have Pollard for a season after…

  11. Virginia Tech lands commitment from guard Jalen Hudson

    Oct 5, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    James Johnson

    Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from guard Jalen Hudson on Friday night as the Ohio native announced his decision on Twitter to join the Hokies’ 2014 class. The 6’5″ Hudson comes from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio — you might know their most famous alum as the best basketball player in…

  12. Miami adds commitment from junior college big man Uceda

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    Miami landed another post commitment this weekend as junior college big man Ivan Uceda pledged to the Hurricanes on Saturday according to a tweet from Adam Zagoria. Although the Hurricanes will be in rebuilding mode this season after last season’s surprising trip to the Sweet 16, they’re off to a solid start in the 2014…

  13. Elite 2014 forward Trey Lyles down to Kentucky and Louisville

    Sep 23, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    The Indianapolis Star

    Elite 2014 forward and former Indiana recruit Trey Lyles announced on Instagram Monday evening that he was down to rivals Kentucky and Louisville as his final two schools. In the creative Instagram announcement, the 6’10”, 245-pound Lyles used photos of what he might look like in Wildcat blue or Cardinal red in what’s sure to…

  14. Creighton nabs 2014 forward Leon Gilmore

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT


    Sometimes it’s hard to remember which teams switched over to new leagues. But while we’re finally wrapping our minds around the conference alignment changes, you can sometimes forget that teams are also recruiting for the new league they’re entering. Creighton — with its move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East — is…

  15. Elite 2014 recruit Cliff Alexander shows improved jumper (VIDEO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    If you’re bored over the weekend and need a hoops fix, you probably look at YouTube for basketball mixtapes and old game footage to pass the time like I do. Thankfully, since I live in Chicago, there is a lot of local high school basketball talent, including top-5 2014 power forward Cliff Alexander, to keep…

  16. VCU lands big commitment from 2014 forward Terry Larrier

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    The VCU Rams landed a big commitment on Monday night as 6’8″ forward Terry Larrier verballed to the Atlantic 10 program. The news was first reported by’s Evan Daniels and Larrier told Daniels that his relationship with Rams head coach Shaka Smart was a big reason why he chose the rams. Just got off the…

  17. Oklahoma State gets commitment from 2014 guard Jared Terrell

    Sep 7, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    (Brewster Academy)

    Oklahoma State is on the board again in the 2014 class as the Cowboys landed a strong commitment on Saturday afternoon in the form of shooting guard Jared Terrell. The 6-foot-3 Terrell chose the Cowboys during an announcement ceremony alongside Expressions Elite AAU teammate Abdul Malik Abu at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing,…

  18. 2014 forward Abdul Malik Abu chooses N.C. State

    Sep 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    North Carolina State landed a big commitment on Saturday afternoon as 6’8″ power forward Abdul Malik Abu announced his collegiate decision from the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts alongside Expressions Elite AAU teammate Jared Terrell. Abu, regarded as Rivals’ No. 50 overall prospect in the class of 2014, gives the Wolfpack and head coach Mark…

  19. The unique story of Arkansas State junior college recruit Ronnie White

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    John Brady

    Ronnie White didn’t play basketball in high school. In fact, he didn’t even have a full scholarship during his first season of junior college ball at Danville (Ill.) Area Community College. But despite having a half-scholarship and no high school basketball experience, the 22-year-old forward was a force last season, averaging 10 points, 8.5 rebounds…

  20. UCLA lands commitment from 2014 wing Trevon Bluiett

    Sep 2, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    The UCLA Bruins landed a big commitment on Monday afternoon as Indiana native and four-star wing scorer Trevon Bluiett committed to Steve Alford’s program. A product of Park Tudor High School, Bluiett took an official visit to the Bruins over the weekend and the news was first tweeted out by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Trevon Bluiett…