American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cincinnati's Shaq Thomas has bone bruise, moderate ankle sprain

    The Score "Cincinnati may have dodged a bullet, as X-rays on forward Shaq Thomas' injured right foot revealed a bone bruise and moderate ankle sprain, the school told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Inquirer. He is considered day to day. Thomas left Thursday night's game against UConn in the second half..." January 30

  • Larry Brown Says NBA Isn't Inevitable for John Calipari

    SNY TV "John Calipari gets regularly courted by NBA teams -- he was most recently linked to the Brooklyn Nets -- and some in the basketball world think Calipari will inevitably return to the pro ranks in order to prove he can coach at that level. After all, he's already in the Naismith Hall of Fame and..." January 20

  • Five-star junior center Zach Brown commits to UConn

    USA Today "Zach Brown, a 7-foot five-star center from Miami (Fla.) Senior, committed to Connecticut on Wednesday. The news was first reported by ESPN.com’s Reggie Rankin. The decision comes after Brown made a second unofficial visit to campus on Tuesday. Brown’s guard Michael Lippman told Rivals.com:..." January 20

  • Keith Frazier's SMU career comes to end with transfer; UNT a likely landing spot

    Dallas Morning News "Keith Frazier's career at SMU officially ended Friday with his transfer. Frazier, a junior, is probably headed to North Texas, although he also is considering UT-Arlington and Texas State, a source said. He will be a midterm transfer, eligible in spring 2017. The former McDonald's..." January 18

  • Larry Brown expects to be OK after battling vertigo symptoms

    The Score "SMU coach Larry Brown does not expect the vertigo symptoms that forced to him to miss the second half of the Mustangs' win over UCF on Sunday to be a major issue going forward. "I'll be fine," Brown told ESPN's Andy Katz. Brown said the vertigo was brought on by a combination of dehydration..." January 11

  • Just 5-foot-9, Nic Moore coming up big for SMU

    CBS Sports "SMU's Nic Moore is the least appreciated player in college basketball. If this guy played at Michigan or Ohio State he'd be a cult hero. SMU's diminutive point guard again showed why he's at his best in big moments in Thursday night's come-from-behind win over Cincinnati as he drilled..." January 08

  • Memphis' Shaq Goodwin to sit out game after tripping South Carolina player

    Sporting News - NCAAB " Looks like Reggis Ball isn't the only Memphis player with discipline issues. Memphis senior forward Shaq Goodwin will miss Tuesday's game against Nicholls State after tripping a South Carolina player in an 86-76 loss Saturday." January 05

  • SMU's Keith Frazier, key figure in NCAA case, leaves team

    CBS Sports "Keith Frazier has left SMU's basketball program, sources told CBS Sports on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 junior didn't play in the Mustangs' win over South Florida over the weekend and left the team to deal with "personal issues" according to SMU coach Larry Brown. He averaged 11.9 points this..." January 05

  • UConn's Amida Brimah Out Six To Eight Weeks With Broken Finger

    Hartford Courant "Amida Brimah broke a finger on his right hand in practice Monday and UConn will be without him for six to eight weeks. "Amida is one of the best defensive players in the country, so obviously not having him will have a big impact on us," coach Kevin Ollie said. "But you never know when somebody..." December 24

  • UCF guard B.J. Taylor to miss rest of 2015-16 basketball season

    Orlando Sentinel "B.J. Taylor will not return to the court for UCF men's basketball in the 2015-16 season, the school announced Wednesday. Taylor, a sophomore point guard, had been sidelined with a deep bone bruise to his right foot since the preseason. UCF coach Donnie Jones previously said he hoped to see..." December 24

  • Amida Brimah sits out with testicular contusion

    The Middletown Press "For the first time in 84 games, Amida Brimah was in street clothes on the bench for UConn’s win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday. Brimah, the 7-foot junior center, sustained a testicular contusion late in the Huskies’ win over Ohio State on Dec. 12 and still wasn’t ready to go on Sunday. It’s not..." December 21

  • SMU's Markus Kennedy day to day after suffering sprained ankle

    The Score "SMU forward Markus Kennedy will miss an unspecified amount of time after being diagnosed with a sprained ankle, according to Bill Nichols of the Dallas Morning News. Kennedy left Tuesday's game against Michigan just 55 seconds into the contest, and didn't return." December 10

  • UCF's Tacko Fall cleared to play by NCAA

    The Score "The NCAA has ruled Central Florida's 7-foot-6 freshman center Tacko Fall eligible to play this season, the team confirmed. Fall will be in the lineup Saturday night when the Knights open their season at Davidson. The Associated Press reported Thursday that UCF had filed an academic waiver..." November 16

  • Four-star point guard Charlie Moore commits to Memphis

    SI "Four-star recruit Charlie Moore has committed to Memphis, he announced Thursday. Moore, a 5'11" point guard from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, is rated No. 57 overall in the 2016 class by Rivals.com. He chose Memphis and head coach Josh Pastner over California and VCU. The Tigers were..." November 16

  • SMU guard Ben Emelogu to undergo season-ending knee surgery

    The Score "SMU has ruled junior guard Ben Emelogu out for the entire season as he's set to undergo season-ending knee surgery, according to head coach Larry Brown. Emelogu sustained the injury late last season. As a medical redshirt, he'll have two more years of eligibility remaining. He served as team..." November 13

  • UCF basketball still waiting for Tacko Fall's status to clear

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF and UC Irvine's basketball battle of the 7-foot-6 giants in two weeks at CFE Arena could have just one problem. One of the so-called giants, Tacko Fall, is still waiting to see if he can compete because the NCAA has not cleared his academic standing just yet, a common waiting game for..." November 10

  • Houston's L.J. Rose may miss non-conference slate with foot injury

    CBS Sports "Houston's L.J. Rose, who was expected to be a starter for the Cougars this season, likely won't be ready until American conference play with a slow-to-heal foot injury, Kelvin Sampson told CBS Sports Tuesday. "We'll likely save him so he's ready for conference play," Sampson said. Rose,a..." November 03

  • Aussie guard Tom Wilson commits to SMU

    Fox Sports "HALL of Fame coach Larry Brown will welcome Australia’s Tom Wilson to SMU after the guard pledged allegiance to the program, joining their 2016 recruiting class. Wilson was captain of both the Australian U17 and U19 Men’s teams and been a scholarship holder at Basketball Australia’s National..." October 22

  • Four-star forward Vance Jackson commits to UConn

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Four-star forward Vance Jackson announced Friday that he will play for the Connecticut Huskies. Jackson is ranked 51st in the class of 2016, according to 247 Sports. He plays at St. John Bosco High School, the same place UConn shooting guard Daniel Hamilton played. “We are like brothers,”..." October 19

  • SMU players issue statement, claim NCAA has punished them unfairly

    CBS Sports "The NCAA announced last month that SMU's men's basketball program will, among other things, not be allowed to compete this postseason because of rules violations uncovered during an investigation. The school subsequently stated it will not appeal the postseason ban, meaning the players will not..." October 14

  • Memphis adds freshman guard to help ease possible loss of Kedren Johnson

    CBS Sports "In a move that could help ease the possible loss of starting point guard Kedren Johnson to season-ending shoulder surgery, Memphis has accepted a commitment from former Texas A&M recruit Raquan Mitchell, a source told CBS Sports on Monday. Mitchell tweeted this weekend that he "would be going..." October 13

  • UConn commit Juwan Durham tears ACL a second time

    Tampa Bay Times "Tampa Prep senior Juwan Durham, a 6-foot-10 power forward, will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in seven months. Durham's latest injury happened in early September, days after the prized recruit announced his commitment to..." October 13

  • SMU not appealing postseason ban; ditto suspension for Larry Brown

    CBS Sports "SMU announced late Friday afternoon it will not appeal the NCAA's sanctions to ban the men's basketball team from 2016 postseason play, nor will it fight coach Larry Brown's nine-game suspension to start the 2015-16 season. This means the Mustangs, a team many project as a preseason top-25..." October 10

  • Memphis PG Kedren Johnson might need season-ending surgery

    CBS Sports "Memphis senior Kedren Johnson is dealing with a shoulder injury that could require season-ending surgery, coach Josh Pastner told CBS Sports early Thursday. Johnson is not currently practicing, Pastner said. His options, according to Pastner, are to keep trying to rehab the injury and just..." October 08

  • Southwest Tennessee small forward Jimario Rivers commits to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Southwest Tennessee Community College small forward Jimario Rivers has committed to the University of Memphis, a source told The Commercial Appeal today. Rivers, 6-foot-8 and 195, made an official visit to Memphis last weekend and was also considering Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Missouri and..." October 08

  • Emmanuel Mudiay: SMU 'would have won the whole thing' if he'd joined the Mustangs

    Dallas Morning News "Emmanuel Mudiay wasn't happy when he heard news that the SMU basketball program received NCAA sanctions last week, including a ban from March Madness this season and a nine-game suspension for coach Larry Brown. But the 6-5 point guard from Grace Prep in Arlington, now a starter for the Denver..." October 07

  • Keith Frazier 'numb' about ban, 'didn't even know' about fraud

    ESPN Dallas "SMU guard Keith Frazier, who was at the forefront of the NCAA's academic fraud investigation, told ESPN on Thursday that he didn't have any knowledge that a former basketball administrator was doing an online course for him to be cleared to play for the team. "I didn't even know what was going..." October 01

  • Two Memphis players escape 'horrific' apartment fire

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A pair of Memphis basketball players are unharmed after escaping a fire at their apartment complex on Wednesday. Senior forward Trahson Burrell and sophomore guard Markel Crawford saw their on-campus apartment destroyed during the overnight fire, Memphis coach John Pastner said Wednesday..." September 30

  • 2016 SF Malik Fitts commits to South Florida

    Scout "Malik Fitts ended his recruitment on Tuesday, as the 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward from Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy committed to South Florida. Originally a 2015 prospect from La Verne (Calif.) Damien, Fitts reclassified to 2016 and enrolled at Brewster, which ended up being a..." September 30

  • Why SMU didn't fire coach Larry Brown after NCAA penalties

    USA Today "Southern Methodist University president Gerald Turner said Tuesday night he did not contemplate firing men's basketball coach Larry Brown in connection with NCAA rules violations that resulted in a variety of sanctions, including a ban from the upcoming season's NCAA tournament and a two-year..." September 30

  • NCAA bans SMU from postseason, suspends Larry Brown

    SB Nation "The NCAA has come down hard on SMU basketball for infractions including academic misconduct and a 'lack of coach control' by Larry Brown. SMU has been hit with a one-year postseason ban and a loss of scholarships over the next three seasons, while Brown will be suspended for 10 percent of the..." September 29

  • SMU basketball to find out if it faces NCAA sanctions Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "The NCAA is expected to announce its decision regarding an investigation of SMU's basketball and men's golf programs Tuesday, according to a school source. SMU has been awaiting word since meeting with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in June. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown could face a..." September 29

  • Three-star point guard headed to UCF

    College Basketball Talk "Sunday afternoon UCF head coach Donnie Jones and his staff reeled in their third verbal commitment in the Class of 2016, adding another player capable of running the point in the process. 6-foot-2 guard Jeremy Carter-Sheppard announced that he’ll be a Knight in 2016, joining forwards Clayton..." September 28

  • Tulane basketball grants release to 2015 signee Kipper Nichols

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane coach Ed Conroy announced Monday evening that Class of 2015 signee Kipper Nichols, a three-star prospect from Lakewood, Ohio, would not be joining the Green Wave for the 2015-16 season for personal reasons. "Unfortunately, Kipper Nichols did not enroll in classes at Tulane this fall and..." September 23

  • Columbia City's Brachen Hazen commits to Central Florida

    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel "There is plenty to like about the University of Central Florida for Brachen Hazen. The coaches and a chance to contribute early are just two reasons the Columbia City senior gave a verbal commitment to the school Tuesday evening with plans to sign in November. Be sure to include the location as a..." September 23

  • Three-star wing Travis Atson commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "While on an official weekend visit to the University of Tulsa, Rivals.com three-star recruit Travis Atson verbally committed to the Hurricane. "I'm excited to announce my commitment to play for Coach (Frank) Haith at The University of Tulsa," Atson tweeted Sunday. Atson, a 6-foot-5 wing from..." September 21

  • 6-8 forward Martins Igbanu commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "After receiving three commitments from shooting guards, University of Tulsa coach Frank Haith added size to the Class of 2016 recruiting class Wednesday with the commitment of 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward Martins Igbanu. “I have decided to end my recruitment and commit to the University of Tulsa..." September 17

  • Three-star PG Shawn Williams commits to ECU

    247 Sports "East Carolina has picked up its top point guard target for the 2016 class. Shawn Williams, a 6-foot guard out of Maumelle, Ark., committed to ECU on Friday evening. He just took an official visit to campus last weekend. Williams chose ECU over offers from Arizona State, Louisiana Tech, Rhode..." September 14

  • Quinton Rose commits to Temple basketball

    Philly.com "Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combination guard from Bishop Kearney in New York has become the first Temple basketball recruit for the class of 2016. Scout.com was the first to report the commitment. Rose told Scout.com that he had visited Temple and George Washington. He also had several other..." September 14

  • Why did Memphis cancel Calipari tribute? Heartbreak and cowardice

    Fox Sports "There is holding a grudge, which is something every human being who has ever walked this earth has done. And then there is the vicious and long-held hate the University of Memphis basketball community holds toward the greatest coach who has ever graced (and who will ever grace) the birthplace..." September 12

  • UCF snags pledge from Clayton Hughes

    Scout "Donnie Jones and his staff at Central Florida picked up a commitment from 2016 wing prospect Clayton Hughes on Thursday. The Jackson (Tenn.) Universitiy School of Jackson standout informed Scout of his decision." September 11

  • Memphis President Says School Will Not Honor John Calipari, Apologizes For “Embarrassment”

    College Spun "Earlier this week, the University of Memphis announced it would be honoring former men’s basketball coach John Calipari in late December. Calipari, who coached the Tigers from 2000-09, is getting inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this week. The Tigers honoring Calipari is something..." September 11

  • Ar'Mond Davis says he's reopening his recruitment five days after committing to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Five days after committing to the University of Memphis, four-star College of Southern Idaho shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis announced on Twitter today that he is reopening his recruitment. “I have decided to open my recruitment and go on my other visits that I’ve already planned to,” Davis..." September 10

  • Memphis announces it plans to honor former coach John Calipari

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's John Calipari tweeted Wednesday night that he appreciates Memphis "deciding to honor" what he was "able to accomplish" -- just a few hours after Memphis president Dr. David Rudd announced the school will celebrate its former coach in December. "UMass gave me my first opportunity and..." September 10

  • Southeast point guard Dashawn McDowell commits to SMU

    The Oklahoman "Southeast senior point guard Dashawn McDowell says he has found a college home. McDowell verbally committed to SMU, he announced on Twitter Saturday, adding to the list of commitments from the state’s deep and talented basketball class of 2016. McDowell, a 6-foot-5 senior point guard,..." September 08

  • Top junior college shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "In late August it was reported that College of Southern Idaho shooting guard Ar’Mond Davis had scheduled official visits to Memphis, Texas A&M and Alabama, with the Tigers hosting the Tacoma, Washington native this weekend. And on that trip Davis has verbally committed to Josh Pastner’s program,..." September 08

  • Houston lands commitment from 3-star shooting guard Brooks

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson picked up his first commitment for 2016 early Sunday from Armoni Brooks, regarded as one of the top shooters in the state of Texas. Brooks, a 6-4 shooting guard from Round Rock McNeil, picked the commitments over offers from Kansas..." September 08

  • UConn's Kevin Ollie showing he can win recruiting battles

    CBS Sports "Many people including myself wondered how UConn coach Kevin Ollie would do on the recruiting trail following Jim Calhoun and the plethora of pros that he lured to UConn during his Hall-of-Fame career, but the former NBA point guard has answered the bell with flying colors. After dominating the..." September 03

  • Four-star forward Juwan Durham commits to UConn

    SI "Four-star power forward Juwan Durham verbally committed to UConn, he announced on Tuesday. Rivals.com rates the Tampa Prep (Fla.) star No. 27 overall in the 2016 class. The 6'9" Durham visited the UConn campus over the weekend and came away impressed enough to pledge his services to head coach..." September 01

  • Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. verbally committed Saturday to the University of Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 native of Dallas, appeared in 28 games for the Shockers as a freshman last season and averaged 6.8 minutes and 1.9 points. He transferred..." August 24

  • Argentine shooting guard chooses Temple

    Philly.com "Ayan Carvalho, a 6-foot-4 Argentine shooting guard, committed to Temple Friday, according to reports. Carvalho, who turns 18 in September, played in the FIBA U17 World Championships in 2014 for Argentina, averaging 10 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He will become the third Argentine guard to..." August 09

  • Report: Guard Keith Frazier returning to SMU program this season

    College Basketball Talk "Per a report from Scout.com, SMU’s backcourt rotation will return a talented option in 2015-16. Keith Frazier, who was ruled academically ineligible for the remainder of the 2014-15 season in mid-January, has been cleared to return to the court for the Mustangs. While Frazier wasn’t allowed to..." August 08

  • Three-star combo guard Quinton Rose commits to Temple

    College Basketball Talk "Less than a week after missing out on point guard Tony Carr, Temple landed its first verbal commitment in the Class of 2016. Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Rochester, New York, verbally committed to Temple Thursday night as first reported by Scout.com. As noted above Rose, who also..." August 08

  • SMU star guard Keith Frazier ruled academically eligible for next season

    CBS Sports "SMU 's Keith Frazier has been ruled academically eligible for the 2015-16 season, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-5 guard was suspended during the middle of January last year while the Mustangs were investigated by the NCAA. Yahoo Sports reported last week that a secretary in SMU's..." August 06

  • Former Memphis forward Austin Nichols transferring to Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks after Memphis loosened the transfer restrictions placed on former forward Austin Nichols, the first team all-AAC selection has found a new home. According to a report from 92.9 FM in Memphis, Nichols has decided to transfer to Virginia. After sitting out the 2015-16 season..." July 27

  • Craig Randall Jr. becomes Memphis' eighth 2015 commitment

    Fox Sports "With Austin Nichols' announcement that he's transferring, the Memphis Tigers suddenly had an opening in their 2015 class. Sunday afternoon, it was announced that 6-foot-4 guard Craig Randall Jr. has committed to Memphis and will join the program this upcoming season." July 20

  • Amid controversy, Memphis removes all conditions from Austin Nichols’ transfer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The University of Memphis has reportedly removed all conditions from Austin Nichols’ transfer, making the star forward free to transfer to the University of Virginia. Nichols received a conditional release from his scholarship at Memphis, but the school would not allow him to leave for any..." July 14

  • Memphis transfer Austin Nichols eyes Virginia, but Duke a favorite

    CBS Sports "Memphis transfer Austin Nichols would like to play for Virginia, but Memphis isn't likely to alter its initial release, sources told CBSSports.com. The Tigers blocked four schools -- Virginia, Iowa, Providence and Tennessee -- on Nichols' release last week in addition to any program in the..." July 14

  • Report: Austin Nichols hires lawyer Don Jackson to fight transfer restrictions

    College Basketball Talk "Austin Nichols and his family have hired high-powered attorney Don Jackson to help them fight the restrictions that Memphis placed on the player’s ability to transfer, according to a report from ESPN. Late last month, Nichols, the best player in the Tiger program, requested a release from the..." July 14

  • South Florida lands commitment from leading scorer in U19 World Championships

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida has landed a commitment from Andres Feliz, one of the stars of the recent U19 World Championships. He will enroll at the university for the 2016-17 season. “I have decided to commit to coach Orlando Antigua and the University of South Florida. Go bulls!!!” Feliz tweeted. Feliz..." July 14

  • Former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones trims list to four

    College Basketball Talk "In late June forward Brodricks Jones, who was expected to be a key piece down the line for San Diego State, surprised some people when he requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent. Jones, a four-star 6-foot-9 power forward, hasn’t lacked for attention since reopening his..." July 13

  • Memphis grants conditional release to junior forward Austin Nichols

    CBS Sports "Austin Nichols has been granted a conditional release from the University of Memphis, the school announced Thursday. "I spoke with Austin Nichols this morning and informed him the University of Memphis will grant to him a conditional release from his National Letter of Intent," said Memphis..." July 09

  • Memphis shouldn't hold transfer against Austin Nichols, father says

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Memphis forward Austin Nichols has decided he's ready to move on from the Tigers program. Unfortunately, though, the program isn't ready to let him just yet. Nichols, the Tigers' leading scorer last season, reportedly informed the coaching staff at Memphis last week about his intention to..." July 08

  • Austin Nichols leaving Memphis, Tigers denying transfer request

    CBS Sports "Junior forward Austin Nichols is leaving the Memphis basketball program, his father, Mark Nichols, told CBSSports.com on Tuesday afternoon. "He will not return," Mark Nichols said. Austin Nichols averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season before suffering a season-ending..." July 07

  • PG Alterique Gilbert, top 25 in Class of 2016, commits to UConn

    CBS Sports "Alterique Gilbert, a top-25 prospect in the Class of 2016, has committed to Connecticut, he told CBSSports.com on Saturday morning. The 6-foot-1 point guard joins VCU transfer Terry Larrier and top-100 big man Mamadou Diarra (6-8, Woodstock Academy) in the Huskies' 2016 class. "I picked..." July 04

  • Former Wolfpack forward Kyle Washington headed to Cincinnati

    Fay Observer "According to a report by CBSSports.com, former N.C. State forward Kyle Washington is transferring to Cincinnati. The 6-foot-9 rising junior spent his two seasons with the Wolfpack stuck in a muddled playing rotation along the front line. Averaging 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds, Washington..." July 03

  • UConn Transfer G Terrence Samuel Commits to Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "He'll have to sit out this upcoming season, but Samuel brings national championship experience to State College. Pat Chambers recruited Terrence Samuel out of high school, but with his offer sheet, it made sense that he ended up at UConn. With a second chance, Chambers was able to seal the deal..." July 02

  • Cincinnati lands two commitments on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "The former N.C. State big man is transferring to Cincinnati. The 6-foot-9 power forward averaged 6.8 points, 4.1 boards and 1.1 blocks in just under 18 minutes as a sophomore, numbers that were up despite his minutes being down from his freshman season. Washington has two seasons of eligibility..." July 02

  • Brandon Goodwin leaving UCF basketball

    Orlando Sentinel "Brandon Goodwin will not join the UCF men's basketball team next season. A school official confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Sunday night that the 6-foot-1 point guard from Norcross, GA was granted a release from the team. Goodwin emerged as one of the go-to players during his sophomore..." June 30

  • Report: South Florida lands Penn State transfer Geno Thorpe

    The Score "Geno Thorpe may be taking his talents to South Florida. The former Penn State sophomore guard has reportedly pledged to join the Bulls, according to the Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline." June 29

  • Report: Ge'Lawn Guyn to transfer to East Tennessee State

    The Score "Ge'Lawn Guyn may now be a Buccaneer. The former Cincinnati guard is reportedly taking his talents to East Tennessee State, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible immediately." June 23

  • Report: Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson immediately eligible at Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some encouraging news on Monday as forward Kuran Iverson will be eligible to play right away. The NCAA got rid of hardship waivers, but Iverson transferred into Rhode Island before the rule was changed, so he was allowed to apply to play right away. The news of Iverson’s..." June 02

  • VCU transfer Terry Larrier chooses Connecticut over Maryland, other schools

    Baltimore Sun "After signing five-star prospect Diamond Stone in April and getting a commitment from Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon earlier this month, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon’s hot streak was finally stopped Thursday. Terry Larrier, a 6-foot-7 forward who announced plans to transfer from..." May 28

  • Memphis commit reclassifying to 2015, will enroll next month

    College Basketball Talk "With Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols returning and brothers K.J. and Dedric Lawson due to enroll this summer, Memphis had some solid front court options lined up for the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday it was reported by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal that head coach Josh Pastner has added another..." May 28

  • Mamadou Diarra, Connecticut Prep Star, Picks UConn

    Hartford Courant "Mamadou Diarra, the 6-foot-8 power forward who has made a name at Putnam Science Academy, announced his intention on Friday to attend UConn in 2016. "UConn is the school I always had in mind," Diarra said. "Coach Ollie and I have a great relationship. He's the coach I want to play..." May 22

  • SMU’s Nic Moore to travel abroad this summer … with Kansas?

    College Basketball Talk "The Kansas basketball team will be representing the United States at the World University Games, which is will be held from July 3-14 in Gwangju, Korea. The problem? The Jayhawks only have three perimeter players that currently allowed to play during the event: Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham and..." May 21

  • Damon Stoudamire will leave Arizona to rejoin Memphis Tigers' staff

    CBS Sports "Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire has reached an agreement in principle to leave his alma mater and return to Memphis as an assistant on Josh Pastner's staff, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday. WildcatAuthority.com reported earlier that Stoudamire has already informed recruits. Despite..." May 19

  • Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs transfers to Connecticut

    CBS Sports "Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs, possibly the No. 1 transfer left on the market, has officially decided to take his talents to Connecticut. This ends what was apparently a rather well-known dance over the course of the past few weeks. It was reported initially a couple of weeks ago by Andrew..." May 17

  • La Salle lands transfer from Memphis

    Philly.com "POOKIE POWELL, a 6-1 guard from Orlando, Fla., and a borderline top-100 recruit out of high school, will transfer to La Salle after playing one season at Memphis. Powell averaged 4.3 points while shooting 37.7 percent overall and 28.8 percent from three-point range last season. He had 72..." May 12

  • Tulane adds Washington transfer, former McDonogh 35 standout Jernard Jarreau

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The makeup of Tulane basketball continues to change as former McDonogh 35 big man Jernard Jarreau is coming home to play his final two seasons of college basketball. The former Washington big man will transfer to Tulane just days after announcing he had planned to head to Oklahoma State. "At..." May 11

  • Guard Terrence Samuel Is Second UConn Player To Transfer

    Hartford Courant "With the remaking of UConn's roster in progress, guard Terrence Samuel has decided to move on. Samuel, who played a key role as a freshman in the Huskies' 2014 championship, asked for his transfer and the school granted his release, UConn announced Thursday. "Terrence has been a player who..." May 08

  • SMU loses lone 2016 basketball commit in four-star SG LaGerald Vick

    Dallas Morning News "SMU’s 2016 basketball class took a big hit. Four-star Douglass (TN) shooting guard LaGerald Vick backed out of his verbal commitment to the Mustangs on Sunday night, according to Future150.com. Vick is ranked as the No. 30 shooting guard in the 2016 class and No. 4 overall prospect in the..." May 04

  • SMU adds three-star PF Simeon Carter to 2015 recruiting class

    Dallas Morning News "SMU head basketball coach Larry Brown isn’t done recruiting for the 2015 class just yet. On Thursday, Brown reeled in West Charlotte (NC) power forward Simeon Carter. “It’s breathtaking,” Carter told Scout.com. “We got close throughout the recruiting process. They were really comfortable and..." May 03

  • Thunder interested in Florida and UConn — and it has nothing to do with players

    The Oklahoman "And neither school has a player that is expected to be drafted. That didn’t stop the Thunder general manager and other team executives from traveling to both campuses on multiple occasions this season for what some believe were trips to scout Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie. Both have been..." April 28

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Nick King is headed to Alabama, he told ESPN.com. King, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He chose the Crimson Tide over SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas, while UNLV, Miami and others were also in the..." April 27

  • Rutgers forward Junior Etou transfers to Tulsa

    The Score "Tulsa is thinking two steps ahead with the addition of Rutgers transfer Junior Etou. The Hurricanes will lose four big men to graduation next year, and given Etou is a sophomore, he'll be forced to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. Come the 2016-17 season, he'll slide..." April 27

  • Kevin Ollie telling those close to him he's staying at UConn

    ESPN "Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has told those close to him on campus that he is staying at the school, despite the current vacancy with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN's Andy Katz on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, CBSSports.com reported that Ollie had removed himself..." April 24

  • Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie Emerge As Serious Candidates For Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Billy Donovan is believed to be a serious candidate to replace Scott Brooks as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Donovan recently worked on background research on Kevin Durant. Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016." April 22

  • Kevin Ollie spurning NBA to stay at UConn: 'No plans to pursue other opportunities'

    The Score "UConn head coach Kevin Ollie is being courted by the NBA for the second year in a row, and for the second year in a row he's electing to stay in Hartford. Ollie released the following statement in response to a plethora of coaching rumors Wednesday, via Matt Zampini of The Daily Campus. As I..." April 22

  • Thunder Considering Kevin Ollie As Replacement For Scott Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Ollie is being "seriously considered" by the Oklahoma City Thunder for their head coaching job. Scott Brooks has been head coach of the Thunder since the 08-09 season when he replaced P.J. Carlesimo. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Thunder are considering making a change from Brooks." April 20

  • South Florida lands a graduate transfer from Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida landed a graduate transfer for next season as former Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez committed to the Bulls. Since the 6-foot-8 Nunez is graduating, he is immediately eligible to play next season. A source confirmed Nunez to heading to the AAC and he took a visit to the South Florida..." April 20

  • Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant picks school

    Alabama "Alabama is in pursuit of a Memphis transfer, preparing to host ex-Tigers small forward Nick King on an official visit this weekend. Memphis, meanwhile, has added to its roster with a transfer from Alabama. Point guard Ricky Tarrant told ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis Monday that he will transfer to..." April 20

  • Cornell transfer Shonn Miller picks UConn

    CBS Sports "Cornell transfer Shonn Miller has committed to Connecticut. Since Miller graduated, he is eligible to play next season." April 19

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • Houston's Jherrod Stiggers to turn pro, has hired agent

    CBS Sports "University of Houston junior guard Jherrod Stiggers has decided to turn professional, and has hired an agent, according to a release from the team. “I appreciate the support from all my coaches and teammates during the last four years, especially Coach Sampson. He has been a mentor and father..." April 01

  • UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie and UConn's assistant coaches will not be traveling to Indiana for the Final Four, or related activities this week. UConn President Susan Herbst announced the decision on Tuesday night, in response to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the travel ban for..." April 01

  • Cincinnati's Mick Cronin cleared to coach again

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Mick Cronin is back. The Cincinnati coach has been cleared to resume all duties with no restrictions, the school announced Monday. Cronin had been sitting out most of the season due to a vascular condition known as arterial dissection. He sat out as a precaution and the condition is..." March 30

  • DePaul evaluating Dave Leitao

    ESPN "The DePaul Blue Demons have interviewed Tulsa Golden Hurricane assistant coach Dave Leitao and are seriously considering hiring back the former head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Leitao was the Blue Demons' coach for three seasons from 2002 to '05. He took DePaul to one NCAA tournament, a..." March 29

  • Nick King, Pookie Powell both transferring out of Memphis

    CBS Sports "Nick King and Pookie Powell are both transferring out of the Memphis program, coach Josh Pastner told CBSSports.com early Wednesday morning. The school subsequently announced the news. "Nick and Pookie are fine young men and in good academic standing at the university," Pastner said. "We..." March 25

  • Guard Stevie Repichowski leaving Tulsa basketball program

    Tulsa World "Sophomore guard Stevie Repichowski informed University of Tulsa basketball coach Frank Haith on Tuesday of his decision to leave the team. Tulsa's season ended Monday night with a loss to Murray State in the second round of the NIT. Repichowski, a native of Michigan who attended high school..." March 24

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