Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wake Forest dismisses senior Madison Jones

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest has dismissed senior guard Madison Jones from the basketball team for a "violation of athletic department policy," the school announced Tuesday. A strong defender, Jones made six starts in 32 appearances as a junior, averaging 4.7 points and 3.0 assists in 21.0 minutes per..." August 25

  • Forward Omar Sherman transfers out of UM hoops program

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Omar Sherman has opted to transfer out of the Hurricanes basketball program, Miami announced late Sunday night, just hours before a new semester was set to begin on campus. Sherman, a sophomore forward, arrived at Miami as a four-star prospect out of Duncanville (TX) High and made an impact as..." August 24

  • Georgia Tech pick up Commit No. 1 Christian Matthews

    From the Rumble Seat "Georgia Tech picked up their first basketball commitment for the 2016 cycle in the form of 6-foot-6 small forward Christian Matthews, according to Dan McDonald of Rivals. He is not currently rated by Rivals or 247Sports, but does have offers from Virginia Commonwealth and NC State, while also..." August 24

  • Indiana gets a transfer from Pitt guard Josh Newkirk

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's 13th scholarship, left open all summer, will be used to alleviate long-term depth concerns at guard. Josh Newkirk, a 6-1 guard from Pitt, will transfer to Indiana and complete the Hoosiers' complement of scholarship players. Reggie Newkirk, the player's father, confirmed the move to..." August 24

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    BREAKING: Moustapha Diagne will not attend Syracuse University this fall, instead enrolling in a 2-year school. #OrangeNation

  • 4-star big man Sacha Killeya-Jones picks Kentucky after decommitting from Virginia

    SB Nation "Kentucky has landed its second player in the class of 2016. Sacha Killeya-Jones, a 6'10 big man from Virginia, gave a verbal commitment to John Calipari and the Wildcats on Wednesday morning, according to Evan Daniels of Scout. Killeya-Jones was originally a Virginia commit, but reopened his..." August 19

  • Florida State is proving it can recruit 5-star talents in basketball, too

    SB Nation "Leonard Hamilton knows Florida State will never be a basketball school. While the Seminoles have failed to reach the NCAA Tournament on the hardwood each of the last three seasons, Jimbo Fisher has returned the football program to one of the nation's best over the same time frame. In the last two..." August 16

  • Fifth-Year Forward Transferring from Notre Dame To North Texas

    Mean Green Sports "North Texas men's basketball head coach Tony Benford has announced the signing of fifth-year former Notre Dame forward Eric Katenda. Katenda will be eligible right away after graduating from Notre Dame in the spring and has one-year eligibility remaining. "We feel fortunate to have Eric..." August 15

  • North Carolina announces discovery of new information in NCAA investigation

    College Basketball Talk "With the University of North Carolina having received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in late-May, the school had 90 days to respond in writing to the allegations. However there is likely to be a delay to the process, with the school announced Friday that a discovery of new information is..." August 14

  • Virginia Tech's Ahmed Hill out indefinitely after surgery on left leg

    The Score "Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill is out indefinitely after undergoing successful surgery on his injured left leg on Tuesday, the school announced. No timetable has been set for Hill's return, though the Hokies acknowledge that he's expected to miss all preseason conditioning activities." August 13

  • Syracuse basketball player Michael Gbinije makes Nigeria national team

    Syracuse.com "Michael Gbinije, the Syracuse University basketball guard, will play for the Nigeria national team in the upcoming FIBA AfroBasket 2015 tournament. Gbinije said in a message today that he made the Nigerian team. He has been training with the team since late July. The Nigerians moved their..." August 13

  • Miami Basketball Gets HUGE Verbal Commit from Rodney Miller

    State of the U "Fresh off the announcement that Rashad Muhammad would be headed to Coral Gables as a transfer, UM got some more terrific news this afternoon. At 6'10 220, Miller is a 4-star center, #77 on Scout, #93 on Rivals, #102 on 247 and 4 star prospect on ESPN as well. 4 star players at any position..." August 11

  • Guard Josh Newkirk to transfer from Pitt

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Junior guard Josh Newkirk will transfer from the University of Pittsburgh, the school announced today. Newkirk had offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee in May and was a likely Redshirt candidate for this season but had been a valuable reserve at both guard spots in each of his first..." August 10

  • Syracuse, Jim Boeheim settle slander lawsuit with Bobby Davis, Mike Lang

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse University and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim have settled the slander lawsuit filed by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the school announced on Thursday. The slander lawsuit stemmed from Boeheim calling the two men liars who were out to get money in the aftermath of the Bernie Fine..." August 08

  • U of L's Lee, Lewis locking up starting roles

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Rick Pitino has said it many times -- that starting on his basketball team doesn't matter. Two incoming graduate transfers are far enough ahead of the rest, though, that Pitino on Thursday said they're guaranteed spots in Louisville's lineup this season. Guards Damion Lee (from Drexel) and..." August 08

  • Transfer Rashad Muhammad commits to Miami

    Palm Beach Post "The Hurricanes, not afraid to explore the transfer market in the Jim Larranaga era, picked up another talented player for the future. Shooting guard Rashad Muhammad, formerly of San Jose State, pledged to UM. ESPN.com first reported the news. Muhammad (6-6, 175) averaged 13.9 points and 3.3..." August 08

  • Laser tag leads to secondary violations for Louisville

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Ah, laser tag. You probably played it a few times as a kid, maybe once at one of those mandatory company outings, and then promptly forgot it even existed. Fake-zapping your friends under the black lights is a recruiting staple in Louisville, apparently, because it forced the men's basketball..." August 06

  • Virginia Basketball Lands 5-Star Power Forward Mamadi Diakite, Has No. 1 2016 Recruiting Class

    College Spun "Virginia basketball has been an elite team on the court for two years now, and that dominance is starting to pay off big time on the recruiting trail. Today, Tony Bennett and his staff landed a commitment from one of the nation’s top power forwards, five-star Mamadi Diakite." August 04

  • NC State readies for 5-star recruiting coup after commitment from Maverick Rowan

    SB Nation "When NC State upset top-seeded Villanova in the round of 32 in March, the Wolfpack's victory was hailed as a stunning result. NC State was up-and-down all year in the ACC by failing to show a consistent ability to defend good offenses. The team barely made it out of the opening round in a tough..." August 04

  • Richard Washington commits to Wake Forest

    Fay Observer "Class of 2016 recruit Richard Washington Jr., a left-handed shooting guard, committed to Wake Forest on Saturday night. The news was first reported by Scout's Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound Washington is a rising senior at the Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia. Playing for..." August 04

  • Five-Star PG Frank Jackson sets Duke visit

    Scout "Five-star point guard Frank Jackson has made some changes to his visit schedule, he told Scout on Friday. “I cancelled my Arizona visit and I'm going to Duke at the end of August on an official,” Jackson said. Jackson will be on Duke’s campus the weekend of August 29th. Duke tracked Jackson..." August 04

  • 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

  • Former Clemson point guard Rod Hall headed to Northern Iowa – to play football

    College Basketball Talk "When the Clemson Tigers’ basketball season ended at the ACC tournament in March, so ended the college career of point guard Rod Hall. In four seasons at the school the 6-foot-1 Hall averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 assists per game, and being a good athlete has opened up other avenues for him. In April..." July 17

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5-star guard Tyus Battle commits to Syracuse

    SB Nation "Less than a month after reneging on a commitment to Michigan, five-star guard Tyus Battle has decided to play for Syracuse, he informed Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Battle, a 6'6 guard who is ranked No. 14 on Rivals and No. 27 on ESPN among prospects in the class of 2016, told ESPN that he chose..." July 13

  • Jayson Tatum commits to Duke

    ESPN "It only took one official visit for Jayson Tatum to know he wanted to be a Duke Blue Devil. Tatum, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN Class of 2016, announced his intention to attend Duke on Sunday, just after a semifinal game against the CP3 squad at the Peach Jam. He chose the reigning national..." July 13

  • Duke is going all-out for 5-star point guard Dennis Smith

    SB Nation "The start of the July evaluation period offers a hint at the recruiting priorities for major college basketball programs around the country. With Nike's Peach Jam happening in South Carolina, adidas' Gauntlet Finale staged in Georgia and Under Armour's All-American Camp taking place in Charlotte,..." July 09

  • Duke And Kentucky Lead For 7-Foot Center DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 Player In 2017 Class

    College Spun "We’re fairly early in the 2017 basketball recruiting cycle, but DeAndre Ayton, a seven-foot center from San Diego, has emerged as the most talented player in the class. On Tuesday, Ayton named seven schools that he is looking at right now. Rivals writer Brett Dawson caught up with the consensus..." July 08

  • Virginia works to 'Wisconsin-proof' Tony Bennett's contract with new incentives

    The Roanoke Times "Amid little fanfare, the University of Virginia has reworked the contract of men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett in a fashion that will make it less tempting to leave Charlottesville. After a 2014 season in which the Cavaliers won the ACC regular season and tournament championships, Bennett..." July 08

  • Florida State lands commitment from five-star 2016 prospect

    College Basketball Talk "Florida State had landed a commitment from one of the nation’s most improved prospects, as Jonathan Isaac announced that he will spend his college career as a Seminole. “So much help and guidance to get to this point,” Isaac posted on twitter. “But in making my own decision I’ve closed my..." July 06

  • 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

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: 'I have no thoughts on retiring'

    The Score "There is no slowing down for Mike Krzyzewski. Coming off his fifth national title victory, the 68-year-old Duke coach has racked up enough accolades in his career to elicit the question of when he will give up his clipboard. Well, Blue Devils fans everywhere can breathe a sign of relief...." July 03

  • Reports: Michigan State transfer target Paschal Chukwu commits to Syracuse

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's latest reported transfer target is headed elsewhere. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, has committed to Syracuse, according to reports from CBS Sports and The Daily Orange. The commitment comes on the heels of a weekend visit. Michigan State was..." June 29

  • Hopkins Formally Named Men's Basketball Head-Coach Designate

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced he has formally named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins as head coach-designate. Hopkins will succeed Coach Jim Boeheim following the 2017-18 men's basketball season. In March, Boeheim announced that he will retire in three..." June 26

  • 4-star PG C.J. Walker says he's committing to FSU basketball

    Tomahawk Nation "FSU basketball's hot streak on the recruiting trail continued today, as 4-star prospect C.J. Walker, of Indianapolis, IN, tweeted that he's committing to the 'Noles. " June 23

  • BC basketball team lands Florida guard Eli Carter

    Boston Globe "Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian got a huge commitment Monday when University of Florida guard Eli Carter announced on Twitter that he would complete his final year of eligibility next season with the Eagles, spurning offers from Georgetown and Nevada-Las Vegas. Christian last week..." June 23

  • Report: 7-foot Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu visiting Michigan State Monday

    Michigan Live "For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State is expected to have a highly sought-after visitor on campus. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, is planning to visit the Spartans on Monday, according to a report from CBS Sports. SNY.tv has also reported today..." June 23

  • UNC ups Roy Williams' contract through 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "Amid an NCAA investigation that could potentially hinder one of the most storied programs in college basketball, the University of North Carolina has opted to extend Roy Williams' contract through the 2019-20 season. The move is a clear action to fight back against negative recruiting, which..." June 20

  • Roy Williams says Tokoto's decision to declare was 'not the smartest' idea

    Sporting News - NCAAB "UNC forward J.P. Tokoto's decision to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft left many puzzled, but no one person more so than his former head coach, Roy Williams. Williams told Sports Illustrated that he advised Tokoto that his decision wasn't exactly one he thought was smart for the 6-5, 200-pound..." June 19

  • John Carlos Reyes Is BC Bound!

    BC Interruption "The term "big man on campus" is about to get a whole new meaning at Boston College. Center Juan Carlos Reyes, a 6'10", 223-pounder out of Sound Doctrine Christian Academy (Ga.) committed to Boston College on Thursday, giving the Eagles a much-needed big man to play for head coach Jim..." June 19

  • Syracuse basketball senior Michael Gbinije on playing point guard and 'just getting buckets'

    Syracuse.com "Michael Gbinije, already graduated from Syracuse University, is spending this summer home in Virginia preparing for his senior season of college basketball. Gbinije, who recently turned 23, has been bouncing between Washington, D.C., and North Carolina playing basketball and working on his..." June 18

  • Under-19 USA Basketball tryout draws underhand free throws from Chinanu Onauku

    The Gazette "When Harry Giles saw Chinanu Onauku shoot free throws, he inquired. "What's up with that?" Giles asked his potential USA Basketball U19 teammate. That would be the underhand form Onauku, one of 16 players competing for a spot on the roster, uses. He places one hand on each side of the ball,..." June 17

  • Tyrone Outlaw joins Virginia Tech on the heels of Malik Mueller's departure

    The Score "The Hokies are losing their swingman, but they are set to gain a high-scorer. Virginia Tech announced on Friday that Malik Mueller has decided to transfer to another program. Mueller averaged 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists last season in 20 minutes. "Malik and I had multiple..." June 16

  • Pitino: Freshman McMahon to redshirt

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville guard Ryan McMahon will "definitely" redshirt his freshman year, U of L coach Rick Pitino told The Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday. The Florida native arrived on campus in late May and began summer classes last week, but he will use his freshman year at Louisville to add..." June 15

  • 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

  • Virginia Tech guard will transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Virginia Tech is losing a reserve guard as the school announced on Friday that Malik Muller will transfer. The 6-foot-3 native of Germany averaged 20 minutes per game for the Hokies last season and he’ll seek a fresh start elsewhere. “Malik and I had multiple discussions about his future over..." June 15

  • N.C. State's Lennard Freeman out three to four months after leg surgery

    Fay Observer "N.C. State post player Lennard Freeman had surgery for a lower right leg fracture earlier this month and is expected to resume full basketball activity in three to four months, the school announced Friday. The start of the 2015-16 regular season is five months away. Freeman, a 6-foot-8..." June 15

  • U of L hoops adds a walk-on

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Steve Lavin's plan was to bring 6-foot-5 wing Jay Henderson on at St. John's as a freshman walk-on, then put him on scholarship before the 2015-16 season. But when St. John's dismissed Lavin after the season, Henderson needed a new plan -- and school. Enter Louisville. After a campus visit..." June 15

  • Five-Star King Commits to Louisville

    Scout "Late Thursday night after V.J. King finished studying for an exam, the five-star prospect out of Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI laid awake for another two hours. Anxious and eager, King couldn’t fall asleep. “I was just excited,” King told Scout. “It’s kind of a relief.” Why the excitement? Well..." June 12

  • Keyshawn Woods transfers to Wake Forest, picks Demon Deacons over Butler, Creighton

    Big East Coast Bias "Charlotte 49ers transfer Keyshawn Woods has chosen Wake Forest has his next destination. The Conference USA 3-point field goal percentage leader in 2014-15 is going 79 miles north to play with the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference, picking them over the Butler Bulldogs and..." June 09

  • Reports: Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn chooses N.C. State

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Torin Dorn is moving to ACC country. The 2014-15 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and former Charlotte 49er has settled on playing at N.C. State, according to multiple reports." June 08

  • Sweet 16 rematch next season: Duke-Utah happening at MSG

    CBS Sports "One of the most anticipated Sweet 16 games from last season's NCAA Tournament is getting a regular-season rematch. Duke and Utah announced they'll meet in New York City next season (Dec. 19) at Madison Square Garden. The game once more fulfills Mike Krzyzewski's annual self-imposed obligation..." June 06

  • Report: UNC finalizing coach Roy Williams' contract extension

    ESPN "A contract extension for North Carolina coach Roy Williams is close to being completed, according to a report from Inside Carolina. The terms of the deal are not yet known. The university's board of trustees must give final approval to make the new contract official. The move to lock up..." June 06

  • North Carolina Basketball: Roy Williams Issues Statement Regarding UNC’s Notice Of Allegations

    College Spun "Thursday afternoon, North Carolina released the official Notice Of Allegations relating to an investigation into alleged academic fraud involving student-athletes at the university. In total, UNC is accused of committing five major violations – all of which are considered severe breaches of..." June 05

  • UNC scandal: Allegations, responses and a timeline on what's to come

    CBS Sports "The University of North Carolina revealed on Thursday the NCAA's Notice of Allegations (NOA) against the school. It's a big public step forward in what's become the most notorious academic fraud case in the history of the NCAA. There are five allegations, four of them of the harshest order: Level..." June 04

  • North Carolina has released their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "North Carolina has posted their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA regarding the academic scandal that has plagued the school’s athletic programs in recent years. You can read the entire thing here. (This story will be updated as we work our way through the document.) The school received..." June 04

  • Anas Mahmoud out 4-6 weeks with cartilage tear in left knee

    Card Chronicle "'Tis the season where no news is good news. From U of L: University of Louisville sophomore forward/centerAnas Mahmoud will have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Mahmoud, who twisted his knee recently while playing basketball, will likely be sidelined..." June 04

  • 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

  • Roy Williams, Larry Fedora anxious to learn NCAA allegations against UNC

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Roy Williams and football coach Larry Fedora are no different than any Tar Heels fan because they, too, have no idea what’s detailed in the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations sent to the university May 22. According to reports, the NOA letter will be made public Thursday, and no involved parties are..." June 03

  • Duke offers scholarship to Corona's Marvin Bagley

    Arizona Republic "Tempe Corona del Sol forward/center Marvin Bagley III, azcentral sports' Big Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a freshman, has just hit the mother lode of recruiting with a scholarship offer Wednesday morning from national champion Duke. Before even starting his high school career,..." June 03

  • Sacha Killeya-Jones decommits from Virginia

    Streaking The Lawn "Four-star 2016 power forward and former Virginia commit Sacha Killeya-Jones has opened up his recruitment again, he told Scout.com's Rob Harrington Tuesday. "I feel like I may have rushed my decision. I still love Virginia but just want to reaffirm that’s the right choice for me and plan to..." June 03

  • Northwestern adds 6-10 Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Joey van Zegeren, a 6-10 forward who averaged almost 10 points per game last season at Virginia Tech, is transferring to Northwestern, the Big Ten school announced Monday. A native of the Netherlands, van Zegeren has one year of eligibility remaining and can compete immediately for the Wildcats..." June 02

  • Roy Williams says he has not yet seen UNC’s Notice of Allegations

    College Basketball Talk "North Carolina received their Notice of Allegations last month, which is the first step in a process that could end up seeing the Tar Heels banned from future NCAA tournaments and being forced by the NCAA to pull a national title banner down from their rafters. It all depends on what the NCAA..." June 01

  • Duke recruit Luke Kennard named national player of the year by Parade

    Fay Observer "High school senior Luke Kennard was named the Parade National Player of the Year on Friday, making it three straight years and four of five that the award has gone to a Duke recruit. The previous four winners were Austin Rivers (2011), Shabazz Muhammad (2012), Semi Ojeleye (2013) and Jahlil..." June 01

  • Nolan Smith Tweeted That Durham Police Pulled A Gun On Him During Traffic Stop

    College Spun "Nolan Smith compiled an outstanding career at Duke, helping the Blue Devils capture the 2010 National Championship. He’s certainly revered by Duke fans and well-known in the city of Durham, where Duke is located. While back in Durham yesterday, Smith claims he had a tense and odd run-in with..." May 28

  • Former Spartans, Irish player tries to rip NCAA, reveals drug test cover-up

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Garrick Sherman played sparingly in two seasons at Michigan State before transferring to Notre Dame in 2012. He had a strong senior campaign for the Irish, averaging 13.4 points per game during the 2013-14 season. But the 6-11 center, who now plays overseas in Georgia with Dinamo Tbilisi,..." May 28

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Former U of L wing Aaron transfers to USC

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville wing Shaqquan Aaron has found his next basketball home. The 6-foot-7 freshman who asked for his release from U of L in April has transferred to USC, he confirmed to Scout.com on Tuesday. He picked the Trojans over San Diego State. Aaron grew up in the Los..." May 26

  • 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

  • UNC receives notice of allegations

    CBS Sports "The NCAA has sent North Carolina a notice of allegations pertaining to questions about possible academic irregularities, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. UNC subsequently confirmed the news. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and AD Bubba Cunningham released this statement: "We take these..." May 24

  • Maryland, UK, UNC co-favorites for national title

    ESPN "Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men's basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with..." May 23

  • UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

    Yahoo! Sports "North Carolina is expected to be a prime contender for the 2016 men’s basketball national championship. Some outlets have the Tar Heels ranked No. 1 in their early Top 25s. But after the school received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Friday, the question becomes this: Will the..." May 23

  • North Carolina announces receipt of Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "Two days after North Carolina head coach Roy Williams lamented the fact that the school had yet to receive a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA regarding an academic fraud scandal and its impact on recruiting, the school announced on Friday that it has received the notice. No details as to..." May 22

  • UVa basketball gets 2016-17 commit from Jay Huff of Voyager Academy

    The Roanoke Times "Jay Huff, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Durham, North Carolina, has become the fourth basketball player to commit to Virginia for the 2016-17 entering class. Huff, a four-star prospect on the five-star scale used by 247Sports." May 22

  • North Carolina’s Roy Williams discusses impact of NCAA investigation on recruiting

    College Basketball Talk "While the most obvious issue for programs under NCAA investigation is the fact that they wound up in that position, another problem is the impact that the uncertainty can have on recruiting. That’s been the case for North Carolina, which despite having a deep roster expected to contend in the ACC..." May 22

  • James White joins Georgia Tech as graduate transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has completed its roster with a second home-grown graduate transfer. Arkansas-Little Rock forward James White informed coach Brian Gregory Thursday that he will enroll at Tech following his graduation in August. White picked Tech over Georgia, Alabama and Boston College. “It..." May 21

  • Sammy Barnes-Thompkins Commits To Eagles

    BC Interruption "Boston College basketball got a huge pickup on Wednesday with former St. John's commit Sammy Barnes-Thompkins joining the Eagles. Barnes, a three star shooting guard, comes to BC from Phoenix, Arizona where he played for the AAU Club the Arizona Magic, he is the son of a former Iowa State..." May 21

  • Wake Forest suspends guard Jones

    Winston-Salem Journal "Madison Jones’ basketball career at Wake Forest will be on hold until Coach Danny Manning decides otherwise. Manning said Tuesday afternoon that Jones is suspended from all basketball-related activities for poor decisions. Manning declined to specify what rules were broken. “He’s an..." May 21

  • Louisiana Tech to name Miami's Eric Konkol head coach

    The Score "It appears as if Louisiana Tech didn't waste much time searching for a replacement for departed head coach Michael White. Just over a week after White was named the new head coach at Florida, Louisiana Tech is expected to hire Eric Konkol as the new top dog for Bulldogs' basketball, according..." May 18

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Victory Christian’s Ebuka Izundu picks Miami (FL)

    Charlotte Observer "Victory Christian center Ebuka Izundu is taking his talents near South Beach. Izundu, a 6-foot-10 senior who has been the target of a hot recruiting battle, will play at the University of Miami (Fla.) for coach Jim Larranaga. That means Izundu will play in the ACC and have several games in his..." May 14

  • Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

    ESPN "Former University of North Carolina head coach Bill Guthridge, who also served 30 years as an assistant to Dean Smith, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 77, university officials confirmed on Wednesday. The cause of death was not immediately known. Guthridge took over when Smith retired..." May 13

  • Georgia Tech signs Virginia Tech graduate transfer guard

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia Tech picked up a solid shooting option on Tuesday as the school announced the signing of Virginia Tech graduate transfer Adam Smith. The 6-foot-1 Smith was the ACC’s leading 3-point shooter last season at 42.4 percent and also led the Hokies in scoring at 13.4 points a contest. Smith..." May 13

  • Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed spurns UMass basketball, chooses Clemson for transfer

    Mass Live "Marcquise Reed will not be taking his talents to the University of Massachusetts basketball team. That's what Reed, a transfer from Robert Morris for whom UMass had been included amongst his final landing spots this offseason, announced via Twitter Monday night. Instead, Reed will transfer..." May 12

  • Rasheed Sulaimon to play at Maryland

    ESPN "Former Duke Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon told ESPN he has committed to Maryland and will spend his final season in college with the Terps. "For everything I've been through, my family and I wanted me to be at a place where I trusted everyone," Sulaimon said. "I've known Coach [Mark]..." May 11

  • Miami guard Deandre Burnett transferring to Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Miami transfer Deandre Burnett has committed to Ole Miss, he tweeted on Monday morning. Burnett must sit out next season per NCAA rules and then will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season." May 11

  • Duke's late recruiting coup pulls Devils closer to UNC, NC State for next season

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When all the way-too-early top-25 polls came out in the aftermath of Duke's fifth national title, the Blue Devils were arguably the third-best team in The Triangle. North Carolina was going to return almost all of its lineup, while NC State -- which reached the Sweet 16 -- would likely return..." May 08

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery shelves Pitt guard Newkirk 4-6 months

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt guard Josh Newkirk had arthroscopic surgery to repair damage in his knee today. The surgery corrected Newkirk's lateral meniscus along with a micro fracture on the outside part of his left knee. He is expected to miss to miss the next 4-6 months of workouts." May 07

  • Son of former NBA great David Robinson to be on scholarship at Duke next season

    College Basketball Talk "Back in mid-December it was reported that 6-foot-8 forward Justin Robinson, a two-year all-state selection in Texas and the son of San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson, would join the Duke basketball program as a preferred walk-on in 2015-16. Preferred walk-on positions give players the..." May 07

  • Florida State lands four-star Class of 2016 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Florida State got on the board in the Class of 2016 on Tuesday, with a commitment from in-state 6-foot-4 guard Trent Forrest. Rated as the No. 82 player in the national class, according to Rivals, Forrest is currently playing with the Georgia Stars in the Nike EYBL. Forrest also played the EYBL..." May 06

  • Louisville transfer Anton Gill reportedly commits to Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Anton Gill, a 6-3 sophomore guard at Louisville, will reportedly transfer to Nebraska. Gill would have to sit a transfer season, then have two years of eligibility. As a sophomore, Gill averaged 2.4 points in 9.4 minutes of play. As a senior at Hargrave Military Academy, he averaged 28.2 points..." May 06

  • Lonnie Jackson Transferring to Boise State

    BC Interruption "Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson is transferring to Boise State, per an announcement on his Twitter account. Jackson missed the majority of the 2014-2015 season with a lower leg injury. After missing the first eight games, he returned to the Eagles in December and played 11 minutes in a win..." May 05

  • Four-star Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

    College Basketball Talk "Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus. Except Jackson won’t enter college..." May 05

  • UNC expects Theo Pinson (foot) back at full health for '15-'16 after surgery

    CBS Sports "North Carolina wing Theo Pinson underwent successful surgery on his left foot on Monday, according to a release from the school. Pinson suffered a foot injury, fracturing his left metatarsal, against Wake Forest on Jan. 21 and missed the next 10 games. While Pinson returned to action later in..." May 05