Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • BYU grad transfer Jordan Chatman reportedly headed to Boston College

    The Deseret News "Former BYU basketball guard Jordan Chatman has reportedly found where he will continue his college basketball career. Chatman's father, Jeff Chatman, shared via Instagram Tuesday that his son will attend Boston College. ESPN's Jeff Goodman also reported the same information. No official..." June 29

  • Florida State senior Benji Bell will transfer

    The Score "Benji Bell has decided to leave Florida State. The school announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-4, 195-pound senior guard will be leaving the program, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. " June 28

  • Two key Louisville players out for extended time this summer

    College Basketball Talk "On Monday evening, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino updated the status of a pair of his key big men heading into next season. According to a blog post Pitino published, sophomore Ray Spalding “had minor groin surgery to alleviate a problem, which set him back in his strength and weight gain,”..." June 28

  • Coach K has had four surgeries this offseason before USA Basketball commitments

    College Basketball Talk "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is getting ready to coach in the Olympics of the third and final time this offseason as he’s dealing with a depleted roster that is banged up or scared of Zika. Coach K has also been through a lot with his own health this offseason, as a report from Luke Decock..." June 26

  • NC State signs four-star power forward Ted Kapita

    Backing the Pack "This has been one of the stranger offseasons I can remember, even by Mark Gottfried-era standards. First everything was terrible, and now it’s nothin’ but sunshine and rainbows. The latest good news is the addition of four-star forward Ted Kapita, a former SMU and Arkansas commit. NC State..." June 26

  • Calipari: Recent comment wasn't about Louisville, Pitino

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday said his recent comment that college coaches should be aware of what happens with their team on campus "wasn't intended" as a shot at Louisville and he apologized to Cardinals coach Rick Pitino if he misconstrued the..." June 23

  • Markell Johnson commits to NC State after 2016 reclassification

    ESPN "NC State made another late addition to next season's roster on Monday, getting a commitment from ESPN 100 guard Markell Johnson. Johnson made the announcement via Twitter. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 guard from East Tech High School (Ohio), was ranked No. 48 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2017...." June 22

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to ESPN.com, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Louisville’s Rick Pitino Responds To Criticism From John Calipari Over Scandal

    College Spun "It took a few days, but Rick Pitino has responded to John Calipari’s apparent criticism over knowledge of the scandal that hit campus ahead of last season. Without naming Pitino or Louisville directly, Calipari told Mike Lupica that coaches are almost always aware of the things that go on on their..." June 21

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, Scout.com reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Louisville president James Ramsey steps down

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees. Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks. Ramsey is willing to step down immediately, Bevin said,..." June 17

  • Report: Thornton nearing transfer decision

    The Score "Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to select his next team in the very near future, possibly within the next couple of days, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Thornton paid visits to Kansas, USC, Washington, and Miami after leaving the Blue Devils, and is reportedly leaning toward choosing..." June 15

  • 4-star point guard Chris Lykes commits to Miami

    State of the U "In a big recruiting win for Canes Hoops, 4-star PG Chris Lykes (Gonzaga, D.C) committed to the Hurricanes over Villanova, his other finalist. Lykes is a very talented and skilled player at the PG position. He lacks height (5'6"-5'7" range) but he's a borderline 5-star player and highly coveted...." June 13

  • Seton Hall adds graduate transfer guard Madison Jones

    College Basketball Talk "Seton Hall added a piece to its backcourt late this week as former Wake Forest guard Madison Jones will finish his career with the Pirates, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-1 Jones was previously dismissed by Wake Forest last August for a violation of athletics department policy..." June 11

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Pitino believes loss of Onuaku won't hurt Louisville

    The Score "The NBA draft declaration of sophomore center Chinanu Onuaku leaves Louisville without a starting big man, but head coach Rick Pitino is confident his team will continue to be competitive. Additionally, Eric Crawford for WDRB Sports tweeted Pitino's views on Onuaku's motivations to leave..." May 31

  • Report: Ryan Humphrey returning to Notre Dame as assistant coach

    The Score "Ryan Humphrey looks to be making his return to the Fighting Irish, this time behind the bench. According to Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune, Humphrey accepted head coach Mike Brey's offer Thursday morning after spending the previous two seasons as Northwestern's director of player..." May 30

  • Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku will stay in draft

    The Score "Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku is moving on from the college game. The 6-foot-10 center posted on Instagram on Wednesday night that he is remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft, ending his collegiate career. " May 26

  • Nevada lands NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin

    The Score "Caleb and Cody Martin have found a new home. The pair, who announced they would be transferring from NC State in March, will be joining Nevada, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. " May 25

  • Jaron Blossomgame: ‘I'm coming back’ to Clemson

    The State "Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame announced he’s returning for his senior season in a news conference on campus Wednesday afternoon. Blossomgame took it right to the deadline for players who didn’t sign with an agent to either declare for the NBA draft or return to school. “I appreciate..." May 25

  • Mike Krzyzewski upbeat on Blue Devils' prospects for 2016-17

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski isn't one for hyperbole, but even the Duke coach can't help but look at the roster he has for the 2016-17 season and be excited. "We have the right ingredients to be very good,'' he said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "And that's what we're going to try and do -- be very..." May 24

  • Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby to take Delaware job

    Chicago Tribune "In a big way, Mike Brey was trying to push Martin Ingelsby out the door that March day before the Sweet 16. Brey, Notre Dame’s basketball coach, saw his wish granted Tuesday when, according to multiple reports, his former player and now-former assistant will take over the job Brey held for five..." May 24

  • Valparaiso transfer David Skara commits to Clemson

    ACC Sports "Just weeks after visiting Clemson, former Valparaiso forward David Skara will transfer into the Tigers program, according to multiple reports. A 6-8, 205-pound power forward, Skara arrived at Valparaiso as part of then-coach Bryce Drew’s 2014 recruiting class." May 23

  • Coach K wants Amile Jefferson to be Duke's Draymond Green

    College Spun "Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke’s 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. " May 22

  • You Should Be Worried About Syracuse’s Guard Situation

    Orange Fizz "A month ago Syracuse fans couldn’t have been happier about the state of its basketball. The team that was once a three-time loser to Pitt had made it all the way to the Final Four, and the Orange was supposed to be even better next season despite losing its two senior leaders. New talent was..." May 19

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Duke’s Rotation In 2016-17 Might Be The Most-Talented Rotation Coach K’s Ever Had

    College Spun "Mike Krzyzewski’s won five national championships at Duke. He’s had a bunch of first-round picks and top-five selections. Nearly every season, he has a rotation stock-piled in talent. His rotation for the 2016-17 season might be his most-talented ever. Duke finalized its 2016 recruiting..." May 19

  • Abdul-Malik Abu announces he is returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season

    Backing the Pack "Well, glad to see this roller coster saga about will-he-or-won't-he come back is finally over and ending on a positive note. Today, Abdul-Malik Abu annoucned he his returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season" May 19

  • Report: BeeJay Anya pulls out of draft, returns to NC State

    The Score "The 2016-17 season may be months away from starting, but NC State is doing some major winning in the player department Thursday. Just hours after Abdul-Malik Abu withdrew from the 2016 NBA Draft to return to school, the Wolfpack got another big returnee, as sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that..." May 19

  • Huskers land Miami transfer guard James Palmer

    CSN Chicago "Tim Miles announced the addition of a transfer from the ACC on Tuesday. James Palmer, a guard from Maryland who spent the past two seasons with the Miami Hurricanes, will join the Nebraska basketball program. "I am excited to add James to our program," Miles said in the announcement. "He has..." May 18

  • Another key North Carolina player pulls out of the NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina is going to be pretty formidable again next season. Sure, it lost Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James to graduation. But it's bringing back everyone else. Big man Kennedy Meeks, who declared for the draft but did not sign an agent, announced his return to Chapel Hill on May..." May 17

  • Pitino expects Onuaku to stay in NBA draft

    The Score "The deadline for underclassmen who have declared for the 2016 NBA Draft to decide if they will be returning to school is a little over a week away, but Rick Pitino believes he already knows one player's answer. The Louisville head coach said Tuesday that he expects Chinanu Onuaku, the..." May 17

  • Syracuse basketball's Malachi Richardson signs with agent; will stay in NBA draft

    Syracuse.com "Malachi Richardson will not return to Syracuse University next season. Richardson has decided to remain in the NBA draft and will sign with an agent, according to a source. The source said that Richardson will sign with Stephen Pina of ASM Sports. The ASM Sports agency includes former..." May 16

  • NC State wins the Omer Yurtseven sweepstakes

    Backing the Pack "The biggest fish left in the recruiting pond has been hooked by NC State. Turkish five-star center Omer Yurtseven announced today his intention to run with the Pack. The 7-foot, 240-pounder went out with a bang, scoring 91 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in his final game of the Turkish U18..." May 16

  • Georgia Tech releases 4-star signee Romello White from LOI

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech signee Romello White has received his release from his letter of intent. It enables White to re-open his recruitment just two weeks shy of his graduation from Wheeler High. White signed with Tech in November after committing to the Yellow Jackets and coach Brian Gregory in..." May 15

  • Syracuse's Richardson seeking 1st-round promise to stay in draft

    The Score "A few magic words and Malachi Richardson is bound for the pros. The Syracuse freshman told Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman at the NBA draft combine Thursday that he'll keep his name in the 2016 NBA Draft if he receives a guarantee that he'll be selected in the first round. Richardson,..." May 13

  • Syracuse's Richardson, Kansas' Diallo will remain in 2016 NBA Draft

    The Score "A couple of big names have decided to end their college careers after one season, and will be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson and Kansas' Cheick Diallo both told teams during interviews at the NBA Combine on Friday that they have decided to stay in the draft,..." May 13

  • Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Reportedly Putting Army Commitment On Hold To Pursue Basketball Career

    College Spun "We could have three Plumlee brothers in the NBA next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the youngest brother, Marshall, is putting his Army commitments on hold so he can pursue a professional basketball career. Marshall Plumlee, who played his final season at Duke this past season,..." May 12

  • Virginia Tech PG Devin Wilson to also play football

    The Score "Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson will be a two-sport athlete in 2016-17, as the point guard will also play receiver on the football team. "Devin is a terrific athlete who really wants to compete for both programs," new football coach Justin Fuente said in a statement Thursday. "Coach (Buzz)..." May 12

  • Pitino wants to count unused 2016 scholarships toward penalties

    Louisville Courier-Journal "If Rick Pitino "had his druthers," the Louisville coach said Wednesday that he would like his program to hold the final open scholarship for the 2016 class and put it toward the school's self-imposed scholarship penalty. Pitino, in an interview on 93.9 The Ville, said Louisville's self-imposed..." May 12

  • Duke AD expects Krzyzewski to coach at least 5 more years

    The Score "Despite his second surgery in just over a month Monday, Mike Krzyzewski has no intention of stepping aside from the Duke program anytime soon. Following hernia surgery performed at Duke Hospital, the legendary coach made it clear to athletic director Kevin White he remains committed to the Blue..." May 11

  • Florida lands Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson

    The Score "Another day, another high-profile transfer headed to Florida to play for Mike White. A day after the Gators added graduate transfer Canyon Barry from Charleston, Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he's joining Florida. Hudson announced plans to transfer in April,..." May 11

  • Mike Krzyewski Has Successful Hernia Surgery

    Campus Sports "On Monday morning, Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent his second successful surgery of the offseason. After undergoing a knee replacement last month, Duke announced on Monday morning that Krzyzewski underwent successful hernia surgery earlier today. Krzyzewski’s recovery..." May 09

  • Kearney grad Obokoh transfers to St. Bonaventure from SU

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "After two seasons playing for the Syracuse University men's basketball team, Bishop Kearney graduate Chinonso Obokoh will officially transfer to St. Bonaventure University next season. Over the course of his two seasons with the Orange, the 6-foot, 9-inch center/forward from Nigeria averaged..." May 08

  • Pitt adds 4-star G Aaron Thompson to 2017 class

    The Score "Kevin Stallings made a splash for the future at Pitt on Sunday, as the new head coach added four-star guard Aaron Thompson to the 2017 recruiting class. The 6-foot-1 Virginia native is ranked by ESPN as the 22nd point guard in the 2017 class and the third-best prospect in the state. " May 08

  • Penn State basketball gains transfer in Virginia Tech 7-footer Satchel Pierce

    The Patriot News "They used to call guys like Satchel Pierce "aircraft carriers." You actually don't see them as much anymore, the massive 7-footer with the big frame. And certainly Penn State had very rarely had a player of his size until Jordan Dickerson. But they have another now. With Dickerson graduated,..." May 07

  • 4-star signee Romello White requests release from Georgia Tech

    The Score "A change of heart has prompted four-star signee Romello White to ask Georgia Tech for his release, even though he's already penned his letter of intent, his mother told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. What caused White to change his mind isn't known, but the 6-foot-9 forward committed in September 2015,..." May 06

  • Just how good will Duke be, and when will the 40-0 chatter start?

    College Basketball Talk "Today, we’re talking Duke and the potential for a 40-0 season. There’s a strong argument to make that, in the years since Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski fully embraced the one-and-done era, his 2016-17 roster will be the strongest that he has coached. Stronger, I’d argue, than the 2015..." May 05

  • Renewing A Great Rivalry: UConn Men Will Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5

    Hartford Courant "The UConn-Syracuse men's basketball rivalry has been renewed. There will be a game between the Huskies and Orange at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 5. And they could make this a regular event. The schools, longtime rivals in the old Big East, have been talking about playing as..." May 04

  • Kennedy Meeks withdraws from draft, returns to UNC for senior season

    ESPN "North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 forward has essentially been a three-year starter for the Tar Heels. He slimmed down from being close to 300 pounds when he arrived on..." May 04

  • Florida State guard Rathan-Mayes returning for junior season

    Yahoo Finance "Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent. Rathan-Mayes averaged 11.8 points and 4.4 assists last season. He has started 62 of his 65 games at Florida..." May 03

  • Miami Basketball Guard James Palmer to Transfer to Nebraska

    Corn Nation "Tim Miles pulls in another transfer in James Palmer. The University of Miami guard will sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility left when he starts play in 2017. Palmer was a four start recruit and a Rivals top 100 player coming out of St. Johns College High School in..." May 03

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem will return for senior season

    Chicago Tribune "V.J. Beachem declared for the NBA draft three weeks ago. On Sunday, the Notre Dame junior declared his declaration void when he announced he would withdraw from the draft and return to South Bend, Ind., for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 forward utilized a new rule that allows college..." May 03

  • Boeheim thinks Malachi Richardson should return to Syracuse

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talked with media members briefly before his annual charity gala on Saturday night, touching briefly upon the most pressing topic within the Syracuse basketball program. Earlier in the afternoon the news broke that freshman guard Malachi Richardson had been invited to..." May 01

  • Syracuse basketball gets commitment from Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon

    Syracuse.com "John Gillon, a graduate transfer from Colorado State University, has committed to Syracuse, he confirmed on Sunday. Gillon, a 6-foot point guard, talked to syracuse.com while making a connection in Chicago after visiting the Syracuse University this weekend. The Houston, Texas, native chose..." May 01