Atlantic 10 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Forward Leroy Butts won’t be enrolling at Rhode Island for fall semester

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island’s three-member 2015 recruiting class took a hit Wednesday night, and with that so did the Rams’ front court rotation ahead of a season in which they hope to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999. Leroy Butts, a 6-foot-8 three-star power forward from Upper..." August 13

  • Minnesota, VCU spent $300,000 to settle complaints against former AD Norwood Teague

    College Basketball Talk "The scandal surrounding former Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague took another turn on Tuesday morning, as news surfaced that Minnesota and VCU — where Teague held the same position prior to heading north — had paid at least $300,000 to settle gender discrimination claims since 2012. In..." August 11

  • La Salle's Khalid Lewis commits to Illinois, immediately eligible

    CBS Sports "La Salle transfer Khalid Lewis has committed to Illinois, sources told Since he's already a college graduate, Lewis will be immediately eligible to play next season. A 6-3 guard, Lewis averaged 6.0 points last season and started 18 games for La Salle." August 09

  • Henrico's Buckingham commits to Richmond

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Wherever De'Monte Buckingham went to play basketball, there was Chris Mooney sitting in the bleachers watching him. When Buckingham and his Amateur Athletic Union squad Team Takeover went to Las Vegas or Georgia, the University of Richmond coach hopped on a plane and followed. When..." August 04

  • La Salle adds South Carolina transfer "La Salle continued a busy offseason by adding 6-foot-9 forward/center Demetrius Henry, who is transferring from South Carolina. Henry started 48 games over two seasons for the Gamecocks. He must sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility at La Salle. He averaged 6.0 points and..." July 25

  • Mason's Isaiah Jackson to transfer to Providence

    Providence Journal "Isaiah Jackson, a promising freshman forward at George Mason last season, has decided to transfer to Providence College and essentially begin Ed Cooley’s Class of 2016 recruiting class. Jackson, a 6-6 wing from Gainesville, Fla., averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Patriots as a..." July 20

  • Report: Khalid Lewis leaving La Salle for fifth year

    City of Basketball Love "An offseason of roster turnover continued for La Salle on Monday, with the news that guard Khalid Lewis will transfer out for his final year of eligibility. Lewis' departure was first reported by The Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline. In two years (61 games) at La Salle after transferring in from..." July 07

  • Former South Carolina power forward Demetrius Henry transferring to La Salle

    College Basketball Talk "Having already landed two transfers this offseason in the form of point guard Pookie Powell and small forward B.J. Johnson, La Salle picked up a commitment from a third player who began his career at another Division I institution Saturday morning. Demetrius Henry, a 6-foot-9 power forward who..." July 04

  • Davidson lands Will Magarity, 6-11 transfer from Boston College

    Charlotte Observer "Will Magarity, a 6-foot-11 transfer from Boston College, has been admitted at Davidson and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the 2016-17 season. Magarity, who averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 22 games last season, will have two years of eligibility. " June 15

  • Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham commits to Dayton

    CBS Sports "Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham has committed to Dayton, sources told on Thursday night. The 6-7 forward will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season, per NCAA rules." June 11

  • Three-star recruit Unique McLean commits to UMass basketball

    Mass Live "After a flurry of offseason roster moves, the University of Massachusetts basketball team has just one 2015 scholarship remaining heading into the fall. Looking further down the line, one of the Minutemen's 2016 scholarships has also been spoken for. According to ESPN recruiting analyst Adam..." June 09

  • VCU lands former Minnesota commit, three-star power forward Jonathan Nwankwo

    College Basketball Talk "Jonathan Nwankwo, a former Minnesota signee, committed to VCU on Friday night. The commitment was reported by both Evan Daniels of and Jeff Borzello of The 6-foot-9 Nwankwo received his release from his National Letter of Intent on May 18. He becomes the second pledge in..." June 08

  • 5-star wing Jayson Tatum is down to 2 schools, decision will come soon

    SB Nation "Jayson Tatum is a special talent as one of the three best players in the loaded recruiting class of 2016. The 6'8 wing out of St. Louis cut his list to four schools in April. Now he says he's down to two schools, with a decision coming either this month or next month. Tatum did not specify..." June 04

  • Accuser admits Mo Alie-Cox didn't punch her

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "A woman admitted she falsely accused VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox of punching her in the face in an apology letter referenced in court on Tuesday before a judge dismissed the assault charge against him. Alie-Cox had been charged with misdemeanor assault based on Morgan Ashley Kaye's criminal..." June 02

  • 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

  • Assault charge to be dismissed against VCU's Mo Alie-Cox

    USA Today "Assault charges will be dismissed against forward Mo Alie-Cox, according to a statement Thursday from Virginia Commonwealth. Cox originally was charged April 30 for allegedly punching a woman, according to court documents obtained by USA TODAY Sports. "We have been informed by the Richmond..." May 28

  • 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

  • Alonzo Nelson-Ododa transfers to Pitt

    Cardiac Hill "Nelson-Ododa is the latest big man to join the Panthers. The team already had secured Rozelle Nix and recently added transfer Rafael Maia. Last year, Nelson-Ododa averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He also brings some shot-blocking ability with 1.7 blocks in 23 minutes of action per..." May 25

  • Report: Maryland one of two frontrunners for VCU transfer

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland and Connecticut are the two frontrunners to land VCU transfer Terry Larrier, according to Jon Rothstein of Larrier, a lanky 6-8 forward from New York City, decided to transfer after head coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas this spring. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.0..." May 23

  • Rams seeking third year for transfer

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU basketball coach Will Wade said the school intends to file a waiver with the NCAA seeking a third year of eligibility for junior college transfer Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed. Mohamed, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from Egypt, signed with VCU this past weekend. He originally signed with Houston but..." May 22

  • Rhode Island lands transfer guard from Indiana

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island picked up another transfer this week as former Indiana sophomore Stanford Robinson committed. The 6-foot-4 sophomore is a former top-60 national prospect and will get a chance to restart his career. After sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions, Robinson..." May 19

  • Canisius guard Zach Lewis reportedly set to join UMass basketball via transfer

    Mass Live "The University of Massachusetts basketball team has reportedly landed another future backcourt option via transfer. According to ESPN recruiting scout Adam Finklestein, UMass has picked up a transfer commitment from Canisius guard Zach Lewis, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who announced his decision..." May 19

  • Transfer addition Matt Mobley gives Bonnies more long-term backcourt security

    Buffalo News "St. Bonaventure gained some security in the backcourt for the 2016-17 season Tuesday with the addition of guard Matt Mobley, a transfer from Central Connecticut. Mobley announced his decision to transfer three weeks ago and revealed his choice of the Bonnies on his Twitter account. He will have..." May 19

  • VCU adds a BIG man in JUCO F Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed

    VCU Ram Nation "Will Wade and the VCU Basketball program got great news today as 6’9″, 245 pound PF Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed committed to the VCU Rams while on a visit to campus today. The JUCO forward out of Lee College (TX) averaged 16.2 ppg and 10.7 rpg while shooting 54.5% from the field last season and will be..." May 19

  • Derrick Gordon to Seton Hall; says 'homophobia' still prevalent

    USA Today "Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I college basketball player, is transferring to Seton Hall, the 6-3 guard announced Sunday. "I'm walking into a great situation," Gordon told USA TODAY Sports. "This gives me a chance to showcase what I can really do in one of the..." May 18

  • La Salle lands transfer from Memphis "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

  • Italian forward Akele commits to URI

    Providence Journal "With its second verbal commitment of the week late Saturday night, the University of Rhode Island is moving closer to finalizing its roster for the 2015-16 season. IMG Academy (Fla.) forward Nicola Akele pledged to the Rams after a whirlwind courtship over the last two months. Akele also held..." May 11

  • Former URI forward Reischel transfers to Eastern Kentucky

    Providence Journal "One of the University of Rhode Island’s three transfers has reportedly found a new home to play his final year of college basketball. Jarelle Reischel will continue his career at Eastern Kentucky, playing the 2015-16 season with the Colonials and new coach Dan McHale. The 6-foot-5 small forward..." May 09

  • Old Dominion lands second transfer in three days

    College Basketball Talk "Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones has been busy in the transfer “market,” as he’s managed to reel in commitments from guard B.J. Stith (Virginia) and Austin Colbert (Illinois). Two days after landing Colbert it was reported that ODU received a commitment from a third transfer in the form of..." May 09

  • Richmond to lose senior forward as graduate transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is transferring out of the Richmond program, the school announced on Tuesday. Nelson-Ododa is a 6-foot-9 forward that is second all-time in Richmond history in blocks. He averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 boards this past season, starting 69 games in three seasons. Nelson-Ododa..." May 06

  • Nebraska transfer Tarin Smith commits to Duquesne

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "From the start of the college basketball regular signing period in April, landing a guard with some level of Division I experience was the top priority for the Duquesne coaching staff. That wish soon became a reality. The Dukes got a commitment Monday from guard Tarin Smith, a transfer from..." May 06

  • Mo Alie-Cox charged with assault, battery after woman claims he punched her

    Sporting News - NCAAB "VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery on Thursday in the wake of an incident at a nightclub on April 3 where a woman claims he punched her, according to documents obtained by the local TV station WTVR . The alleged encounter occurred at Society nightclub in..." May 05

  • VCU basketball player Terry Larrier asks for release from team

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "New VCU basketball coach Will Wade was well aware that Terry Larrier might want to transfer after a coaching change. It became definite on Wednesday when Wade announced that Larrier, a rising sophomore, had asked for his release. Larrier, a top 50 recruit, arrived as one of the gems of last..." April 30

  • VCU guard Terry Larrier to transfer

    CBS Sports "VCU freshman guard Terry Larrier will transfer, sources told on Wednesday. He will sit out next season per NCAA rules and have three years of eligibility remaining." April 29

  • VCU lands immediately eligible transfer Korey Billbury

    CBS Sports "Oral Roberts transfer Korey Billbury has committed to VCU, per his twitter page. Since he's already a college graduate, Billbury will be immediately eligible to play next season. A 6-3 guard, Billbury averaged 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds last season" April 24

  • Report: Fordham guard Eric Paschall transferring to Villanova

    CSN Philly "Villanova is about to add another talented guard. According to Adam Zagoria of, Eric Paschall, the reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, has decided to transfer from Fordham to Villanova. He was also considering Providence, Florida and Kansas. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Paschall..." April 23

  • Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina commits to George Washington

    CBS Sports "Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina has committed to George Washington, sources told Sina will have two years of eligibility remaining and be eligible to play beginning during the 2016-17 season. Sina averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists last season at Seton Hall." April 22

  • Dartmouth transfer Alex Mitola is heading to George Washington

    College Basketball Talk "George Washington has added a shooter for the 2015-16 season, as Dartmouth transfer Alex Mitola has committed to the program, a source confirmed to Mitola averaged double-figures all three years he played for the Big Green, posting 12.4 points while shooting 36.6 percent from..." April 22

  • Fifth-year guard McGlynn signs with URI

    Providence Journal "Four McGlynn made his commitment to the University of Rhode Island official on Monday, signing financial aid paperwork to join the Rams for the 2015-16 season. The fifth-year transfer guard from Towson will be immediately eligible for his final season of college basketball and should add a..." April 21

  • UMass basketball picks up commitment from Texas A&M transfer Antwan Space

    Mass Live "Antwan Space, the Texas A&M big man who took a recruiting visit to the University of Massachusetts over the weekend, has committed to transfer to UMass, according to multiple reports Sunday afternoon. A redshirt junior, Space is slated to complete his undergraduate degree at A&M in May and will..." April 20

  • E.C. Matthews will return to Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some great news on Sunday as sophomore guard E.C. Matthews will return for his junior season, a source told The 6-foot-5 sophomore has been a dynamic guard for the Rams the past two seasons and he’s a high-level scorer to go along with an ability to make..." April 19

  • Justin Tillman staying at VCU

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "New VCU basketball coach Will Wade got a big dose of good news on Wednesday. Big man Justin Tillman had a change of heart after meeting with Wade on Wednesday night, just days after asking for his release from the program. Tillman, a rising sophomore forward from Detroit, said that he will..." April 16

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Report: VCU freshman Justin Tillman will transfer

    College Basketball Talk "VCU freshman forward Justin Tillman will reportedly leave the program and look to transfer. According to report from’s Brian Snow, Tillman has asked for his release after head coach Shaka Smart left for the Texas job. A former three-star recruit from Detroit, Tillman played in 35..." April 14

  • George Washington transfer Kethan Savage to play at Butler

    ESPN "George Washington transfer Kethan Savage is headed to Butler, sources told Savage will have one year of eligibility after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He left the Colonials last week, with coach Mike Lonergan saying Savage expressed an interest in playing "point guard full time."..." April 12

  • Two VCU signees receive release from National Letter of Intent

    College Basketball Talk "While the most important task for a new head coach is to make sure that the current players are taken care of, recruits who have committed to the prior staff are important as well. In some instances that can mean informing the player that they no longer fit in the plans, and in others the coach..." April 10

  • VCU to hire Chattanooga's Wade

    CBS Sports "VCU will hire Chattanooga's Will Wade as its next head basketball coach, multiple sources told on Tuesday. An official announcement is expected soon. Wade will replace Shaka Smart, who left VCU on Thursday to take the head coaching position at the University of..." April 07

  • Jarelle Reischel, Biggie Minnis and Matt Butler leaving URI

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island is losing three players to transfer, according to a report by Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Jarelle Reischel and Biggie Minnis are getting their degrees and will transfer for their final year of eligibility. Per NCAA rule, they won't have to sit out a year and will be eligible immediately." April 05

  • Shaka Smart: Principles that worked at VCU will work at Texas

    ESPN "Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn't resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach of Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the Final Four in 2011. He also reportedly..." April 05

  • Reports: Texas hires Shaka Smart to lead Longhorns

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas has hired one of the best young coaches in college basketball to lead the Longhorns, multiple outlets reported Thursday night citing sources. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson flew to Richmond, Va., on Thursday and offered Smart the chance to coach in the Big 12 Conference at its..." April 03

  • Richmond strip clubs offer VCU Coach Shaka Smart free lap dances to stay

    Washington Post "VCU men’s basketball Coach Shaka Smart was reportedly scheduled to meet Thursday with Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson, who was expected to offer Smart the same job with the Longhorns. If that happens, Smart will have a difficult decision to make. Is it worth leaving a program he helped..." April 03

  • URI coach Hurley to make $1 million per year starting in 2017-18 season

    Providence Journal "After agreeing in principle over the weekend, the University of Rhode Island and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley officially put pen to paper Wednesday morning on a restructured six-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season. Hurley stands to make a guaranteed $1 million per season by..." April 02

  • Texas seeks Shaka Smart to replace Barnes

    ESPN "Texas has zeroed in on VCU coach Shaka Smart to fill its head-coaching vacancy, multiple sources told ESPN. Smart, 37, has spurned several programs over the past few years, but sources told ESPN that he has significant interest in heading to Austin and replacing Rick Barnes -- who was fired..." April 01

  • Towson transfer McGlynn commits to URI

    Providence Journal "The University of Rhode Island added another key piece on Tuesday to a potential NCAA Tournament run in the 2015-16 season. Towson transfer Four McGlynn committed to the Rams after taking an unofficial visit over the weekend. The fifth-year senior will be immediately eligible for his final..." March 31

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    Seth Davis @SethDavisHoops

    A knowledgeable source informs me that as of this morning there have been no direct talks b/t Texas and Shaka Smart. Not sensing momentum.

  • Report: VCU coach Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

    SI "VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coach opening, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas announced Sunday that it had mutually parted ways with head coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Smart was hired as coach of the Rams in 2009. He has..." March 31

  • George Mason hires Dave Paulsen from Bucknell to replace Paul Hewitt

    Washington Post "Dave Paulsen, who guided Bucknell to two NCAA men’s basketball tournament berths and two NIT bids in seven seasons, is the new coach at George Mason, multiple sources said on Monday. The university has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning but has so far declined to identify the..." March 30

  • St. Bonaventure guard commits to Butler

    Indianapolis Star "Jordan Gathers didn't want his college career to end when he missed this season at St. Bonaventure due to a hip injury. A trip to Indianapolis convinced him Butler is the place to continue it. "It's just a great school," said Gathers, who was in attendance during the Bulldogs' game against..." March 30

  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner turns down George Mason job offer

    Orange County Register "Russell Turner, who coached UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, turned down a job offer from George Mason University and has decided to stay at Irvine. Several news outlets reported that Turner was in talks with officials from the Virginia school, and a Washington Post reporter..." March 30

  • Reports: EKU hoops coach hired by Fordham

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Last week, Eastern Kentucky University successfully replaced its athletic director, hiring Steve Lochmueller in place of Mark Sandy, who recently left for Ball State. Now the Colonels will ready for another major search. Head men's basketball coach Jeff Neubauer has reportedly accepted the..." March 30

  • Rhode Island, Dan Hurley agree to extension through 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has received a contract extension through the 2020-21 season, sources told on Sunday. Specific terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The Rams are the second program that Hurley has rebuilt in his brief five-year stint as a Division 1 head..." March 30

  • Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

    College Spun "Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998...." March 29

  • Archie Miller, Dayton agree to extension through 2021-22 season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The more success Dayton has under Archie Miller, the more likely it is he'll pack up one day and head for a bigger school. While that cycle is sometimes inevitable, the Flyers are doing what they can to keep him. Dayton on Thursday announced it has signed Miller to a contract extension through..." March 26

  • Alston is leaving Bona program

    Olean Times Herald "Iakeem Alston never became the regular starter he envisioned himself to be in the fall. For much of his first season in a St. Bonaventure uniform, as freshman Jaylen Adams took command of the point guard position, the junior college transfer had a tough time even getting off the bench. As a..." March 24

  • Darian Bryant, Nick Griffin transferring from George Washington

    CSN Washington "Two George Washington men's basketball players are transferring out of the program, has confirmed. Sophomore guard Nick Griffin and freshman Darian Bryant, both local high school products, are leaving just after the Colonials concluded a 22-13 season with a loss to Temple in..." March 24

  • Detwon Rogers leaving Dayton men’s basketball program

    Dayton Daily News "Junior forward Dewton Rogers is transferring from the Dayton men’s basketball program, coach Archie Miller confirmed Tuesday. Rogers never played in a game for the Flyers. Rogers announced last April he was transferring to Dayton after two seasons as the College of Southern Idaho." March 24

  • Derrick Gordon transferring from UMass "Gordon is adamant he is not transferring from UMass due to his sexual orientation. He says his coaches and teammates couldn't have been more supportive. Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who came out publicly as gay last year, is transferring at the end of this school year he has told Outsports...." March 24

  • Former Syracuse basketball forward B.J. Johnson plans to transfer to La Salle "B.J. Johnson is heading to LaSalle University. The former Syracuse basketball forward, whose father announced last week he would be transferring, will land at LaSalle. Johnson put out the word today on Twitter. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports initially broke the news. The move makes sense for..." March 23

  • Chances of Jay Larranaga leaving for George Mason reportedly not likely

    Sporting News "On Monday, Yahoo! Sports reported George Mason was interested in Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga for its vacant head coaching position. A source tells the Boston Globe that the feeling may not be mutual. Larranaga's dad, Jim, coached the Patriots to a Final Four appearance in 2006. A..." March 19

  • Fordham fires head coach Tom Pecora

    College Basketball Talk "Tom Pecora has been “relieved of his duties” as the head coach of the Fordham basketball team, the school announced in a release on Wednesday morning. Pecora was with the program for the past five seasons, but he only managed to put together a 44-106 record during that time, an average of less..." March 18

  • George Mason plans to look at Jay Larranaga for head coaching vacancy

    Yahoo! Sports "George Mason University has plans to make Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga one of its focuses in its search for a new head coach, sources told Yahoo Sports. George Mason officials on Monday fired coach Paul Hewitt, who went 20-42 in his final two seasons for the Atlantic 10..." March 16

  • St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams has surgery to repair broken finger

    CBS Sports "St. Bonaventure point guard Jaylen Adams suffered a broken finger in Wednesday's loss to UMass that required surgery on Thursday, a source told early Friday. Adams is expected to miss the rest of the season." February 13

  • UR's Nelson-Ododa out indefinitely

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "University of Richmond post man Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will undergo surgery this morning to repair a fractured bone around his right eye and is out indefinitely. Nelson-Ododa was contesting a follow shot in the first half of the Spiders’ 79-74 loss to visiting Rhode Island on Sunday when he was..." February 10

  • VCU's Treveon Graham ready to carry the load after Briante Weber's injury

    SI "Treveon Graham is 6-foot-6 and a stone-cut 220 pounds. Those measurements and his on-court verocity have inspired his VCU teammates to dub him “Freight Train.” This nickname is often shortened to “Freight”, and it neatly implies the mass and force that the Rams’ leading scorer and rebounder exerts..." February 05

  • Briante Weber tears ACL, MCL

    ESPN "VCU guard Briante Weber suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus during the closing minutes of the No. 14 Rams' 64-55 loss to Richmond on Saturday, and his collegiate career is over, school spokesman Scott Day said. Weber, who was on pace to break the NCAA record for all-time steals, was driving..." February 02

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    VCU Athletics @VCUathletics

    Official report: Senior Briante Weber has torn his ACL, MCL and meniscus. #LetsGoVCU

  • Kuran Iverson to join Rams

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson has enrolled at Rhode Island and will suit up for the Rams next season, sources told Iverson left Memphis earlier this month after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Memphis coach Josh Pastner kicked..." January 26

  • Davidson point guard Jack Gibbs suffers slight meniscus tear

    CBS Sports "Davidson guard Jack Gibbs has suffered a slight tear in his meniscus, Bob McKillop said Wednesday afternoon. Gibbs did not play in the Wildcats' win over Dayton on Tuesday night. When asked how long Gibbs might be out, McKillop responded and said, "Hopefully not long." January 21

  • VCU's Treveon Graham has sprained ankle

    CBS Sports "VCU's Treveon Graham has a sprained ankle, Shaka Smart told on Wednesday. The injury was suffered in Tuesday night's win at Rhode Island. Smart said he is hopeful Graham will be able to play Saturday against Duquesne. The 6-5 forward is averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds..." January 14

  • Flyers lose guard Ryan Bass for season to concussion symptoms

    Dayton Daily News "Dayton men’s basketball program announced Saturday morning, because of continuing concerns about concussion-related symptoms. Bass, a Dunbar High School graduate, experienced concussion problems during his career at Oakland, where he played three seasons. He also suffered a concussion before..." January 05

  • Fordham's Jon Severe Will Rejoin the Rams Friday

    Bleacher Report "Fordham's Jon Severe will return to the program Friday after a one-month leave of absence, Rams head coach Tom Pecora told Bleacher Report Thursday night. "Having Jon Severe back with us at 100 percent will obviously raise our talent level and make us a better basketball team," Pecora said...." January 03

  • Meet La Salle's Jordan Price, the City 6's newest star

    CSN Philly "Just before going to bed on Dec. 16, Reaman Price called his youngest son, Jordan. This was nothing new. With Jordan living nearly 800 miles away, the Georgia minister says he “has to hear his voice” every day. Jordan, a sophomore at La Salle, even calls into the prayer line that Reaman runs..." December 29

  • Senior guard Jordan Gathers leaves St. Bonaventure

    Buffalo News "Senior guard Jordan Gathers has announced that he is leaving St. Bonaventure University and will not return to the basketball program, the school announced today. Gathers had not played this season while continuing to recuperate from hip surgery performed in June. He recently completed the..." December 20

  • VCU transfer Antravious Simmons to join Florida Gulf Coast

    The Score "Ex-VCU forward Antravious Simmons has transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University, the school announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman will be eligible to play next season, following the completion of the fall 2015 semester. "We're excited about Antravious joining the program," FGCU..." December 20

  • Senior Erik Copes leaves George Mason basketball team for personal reasons

    Augusta Free Press "Senior Erik Copes has decided to leave the George Mason men’s basketball program for personal reasons, announced head coach Paul Hewitt. The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder has appeared in 90 games during his four-year career with the Green & Gold and earned the start in 48. He ranks fourth in all-time..." December 18

  • Dayton dismisses big men Devon Scott, Jalen Robinson from team

    ESPN "Dayton has dismissed starting center Devon Scott and backup big man Jalen Robinson from the team. Robinson and Scott were involved in a trespassing incident in the dorms in which they allegedly stole money, sources said. "I'm extremely disappointed in Jalen and Devon. Their actions do not..." December 18

  • VCU reserve freshman forward Antravious Simmons will transfer at the end of the semester

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU announced that reserve freshman forward Antravious Simmons will transfer at the end of the semester. Simmons, a 6-foot-9, 245-pounder who redshirted last year, played in only three of the Rams’ first eight games this season. He scored two points and had two rebounds in nine minutes. No..." December 11

  • Ref OK after strike to face in Vandy-La Salle

    Daily Mail "This is the moment a referee was stretched off the court shortly after being knocked out when he was struck in the face. Referee Rick Crawford was officiating the consolation game between LaSalle and Vanderbilt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. Shortly after the..." November 30

  • JeQuan Lewis not yet cleared to play

    ESPN "JeQuan Lewis, who suffered a concussion in VCU's win over Tennessee on Friday, has improved but he has not been cleared to play in Tuesday's game against Toledo, according to coach Shaka Smart. "Not sure yet," Smart told on Monday. "He still will need to be cleared [by the team's..." November 17

  • URI center Jordan Hare leaves program for second time

    Providence Journal "Jordan Hare’s star-crossed basketball career at the University of Rhode Island is over. Hare left the Rams’ program Friday afternoon, just hours before the Rams’ 2014-15 opener against Pace University. URI offered no specific reason for Hare’s decision. Hare was absent during Wednesday’s..." November 16

  • VCU guard JeQuan Lewis has concussion, is questionable for game against Toledo

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU point guard JeQuan Lewis is questionable for the Rams' next game because of a concussion he suffered during Friday's victory over Tennessee. Lewis was battling for a rebound with teammate Justin Tillman and Tennessee’s 6-10, 280-pound Dominic Woodson. " November 16

  • Gordon 1st openly gay player in D-1 game

    ESPN "Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping Massachusetts defeat Siena 95-87 at the Mullins Center. The 22-year-old, of Plainfield, N.J., scored 17 points and grabbed nine..." November 15

  • Shaka Smart lands second four-star commitment in the Class of 2015

    College Basketball Talk "Shaka Smart continued cleaning up on the recruiting trail on Thursday afternoon as four-star small forward Tevin Mack committed to the Rams. Mack is the second recruit in the Class of 2015, joining fellow four-star Kenny Williams. Williams is known as a shooter, while Mack is one of the better..." November 15

  • Canadian forward/center verbally commits to Saint Louis

    College Basketball Talk "With Saint Louis set to lose two front court players at the end of the 2014-15 season in seniors Grandy Glaze and John Manning, adding some depth there wouldn’t be a bad move for head coach Jim Crews and his staff. Already holding a commitment from one power forward in the Class of 2015, the..." October 31

  • Saint Joseph's F Markell Lodge to sit out season

    CBS Sports "Saint Joseph's freshman forward Markell Lodge will sit out the season in order to "concentrate on academics," the school announced on Monday. “Markell, his family and I made the decision, while receiving input from our academic advising staff. We feel that he would benefit from placing all of..." October 20

  • SLU's Glaze out with dislocated shoulder

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although he witnessed the play in question, Jim Crews still isn’t sure how forward Grandy Glaze injured his shoulder last week in practice. What the St. Louis University coach does know is that the 6-foot-6 senior will be sidelined for several weeks after dislocating his right shoulder. “I was..." October 15

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic

    CBS Sports "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • UMass guard: It was come out, or quit hoops

    ESPN "UMass guard Derrick Gordon told ESPN that he would have quit basketball if he did not come out publicly as gay last April. The 6-foot-2 junior, who averaged 9.4 points last season for a UMass team that lost to Tennessee in the NCAA tournament, said he was beyond miserable and was on the verge..." October 10

  • Duquesne picks up commitment from Staten Island’s Nakye Sanders

    Pittsburgh News "It’s Day One of fall practice on the Bluff, and the Duquesne men’s basketball team has already gotten some good news. Nakye Sanders, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y., gave the Dukes coaching staff a verbal commitment this afternoon. He visited..." October 07