• Jakolby Long commits to Iowa State

    Fox Sports "On Friday, Iowa State landed a commitment from Jakolby Long. The 2016 shooting guard announced his decision via Twitter. The 6-foot-5 Long played with Athlete's First on the grassroots circuit this summer. In 21 games in the Nike EYBL, he averaged 16.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game." October 09

  • James Banks picks Texas; Smart's 1st top-100 recruit for 2016

    ESPN "Center James Banks, the No. 56 player in the ESPN 100 for 2016 and the sixth-ranked center in the country, will attend Texas. Banks -- Shaka Smart's first ESPN 100 pickup for 2016 -- picked the Longhorns over Georgetown, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Purdue. The news was earlier reported by..." October 08

  • Bill Self says KU preparing to present more information to NCAA in Cheick Diallo case

    Kansas City Star "LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story As Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo awaits word on whether he can play this season, KU is preparing to present new information on his behalf to the NCAA Eligibility..." October 07

  • KU’s Cheick Diallo allowed to practice, still waiting on word from NCAA Eligibility Center

    Kansas City Star "The decision will likely have no bearing on his final status, but for the moment, Cheick Diallo has received welcome news from the NCAA: He can practice with the Kansas team while he awaits a ruling from the NCAA Eligibility Center. Kansas coach Bill Self received word from the NCAA earlier..." October 05

  • West Virginia Gets Commitment From Top Prospect Maciej Bender

    The Smoking Musket "The Mountaineers had two main targets to finish out the 2016 recruiting class. One of them, Sagaba Konate, committed last week. The other, Maciej Bender, committed this evening. It's safe to say it's been a great few days for WVU basketball. Just days after receiving a commitment from 6'8..." October 05

  • Report: Iowa State admins ‘nickel and dimed’ Hoiberg’s program

    College Basketball Talk "When it was announced during the summer that Fred Hoiberg would be leaving his position as head coach at Iowa State to take on the same role with the Chicago Bulls, few were surprised. “The Mayor” made a name for himself in his hometown of Ames as a high school and college player at Iowa State,..." October 01

  • KU transfer Dwight Coleby tears ACL, will miss season’s worth of practice

    Kansas City Star "Dwight Coleby, a transfer big man at Kansas, will miss out on a season of practice time after tearing the ACL in his left knee, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. Coleby, a 6-foot-9 junior, came to KU this summer after spending his first two seasons at Mississippi. He was..." October 01

  • Kansas' Bill Self hopeful on Cheick Diallo, but preparing for all scenarios

    CBS Sports "Kansas coach Bill Self is hoping talented freshman Cheick Diallo will be in the Jayhawks' lineup this season, but he's also preparing for all scenarios in case the 6-foot-9 Diallo isn't cleared by the NCAA. "We've talked about it (not having Diallo) a lot, but we're not going to change how we..." September 30

  • Kansas State gets four-star 2016 wing Xavier Sneed

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas State and head coach Bruce Weber picked up a big commitment on Monday afternoon as four-star wing Xavier Sneed committed to the Wildcats. A bouncy 6-foot-5 wing, Sneed is regarded as the No. 92 overall prospect in the Class of 2016. The Wildcats landed Sneed over his other finalists of..." September 29

  • Cowboys get 2nd commitment in 24 hours with addition of 6-7 Cameron McGriff

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State's class of 2016 commitment list, a clean slate for the longest time, is quickly taking shape. In a span of 24 hours, Cowboys basketball coaches picked up two commits, the latest coming Monday from 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward Cameron McGriff. Sunday, 6-5 Florida shooting guard..." September 22

  • Iowa State lands elite JUCO forward Emmanuel Malou

    Des Moines Register "Star junior college forward Emmanuel Malou announced Friday that his basketball career will continue back in central Iowa. The high-level post-prep recruit chose Iowa State over scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas and 10 other Division I schools. "I just felt like it was the right spot..." September 21

  • TCU basketball loses leading rebounder for season to knee surgery

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU junior forward Kenrich Williams said he will have microfracture knee surgery on Friday and is going to miss the season. It means the loss of the Horned Frogs’ leading rebounder and best defender from a year ago, one of the key pieces in their rebuilding. “I really wanted to help,”..." September 21

  • West Virginia freshman guard Bolden expected to miss entire season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "West Virginia freshman James “Beetle” Bolden is expected to miss the season after suffering a torn ACL and sprained MCL in his right knee Saturday, the school announced Monday. Bolden, a 6-foot point guard from Covington, Ky., averaged 10.7 points in three games during WVU's August to the..." September 15

  • Hudson Price transferring to Charlotte 49ers from TCU

    Charlotte Observer "Hudson Price, a 6-foot-7 guard who played two seasons at Texas Christian, is transferring to play college basketball for the Charlotte 49ers. Price, the son of 49ers coach Mark Price, averaged 2.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 28 games for the Horned Frogs last season. " September 10

  • ISU adds Solomon Young, 2nd hoops recruit in two days

    Des Moines Register "Sunday's verbal commitment from Donovan Jackson helped Iowa State shore up a future guard spot. On Monday, 2016 recruit Solomon Young said he'd help the frontcourt. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Sacramento, Calif., committed to the Cyclones after an official visit over the..." September 01

  • KU’s Bill Self remains ‘confident’ that Cheick Diallo will be eligible this season

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self is still waiting for word from the NCAA on the academic eligibility of freshman big man Cheick Diallo, a McDonald’s All-American who was expected to bolster the Kansas men’s basketball frontcourt in 2015-16. But after getting his first look at Diallo during preseason workouts, let’s just..." August 31

  • Kansas State's D.J. Johnson cleared for basketball activities

    The Score "Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson has been cleared to resume on-court activities, head coach Bruce Weber said. After appearing in every game as a sophomore in 2013-14 en route to making the NCAA all-tournament team." August 26

  • Kansas' top recruit Cheick Diallo might wait another month for eligibility ruling

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas coach Bill Self indicated it might be a while before forward Cheick Diallo's eligibility status with the Jayhawks is known. “We’re hopeful sooner rather than later,” Self said, via The Topeka Capital-Journal. “But it wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t know anything for at least another..." August 25

  • Nick Noskowiak leaving Iowa State men's team

    Des Moines Register "Everyone close to the Iowa State men’s basketball program figured there was a strong likelihood the career of heralded recruit Nick Noskowiak would be over before the fall semester even starts on Monday. They were right. Sometime after Friday afternoon’s men’s basketball press conference in..." August 24

  • Iowa State center to turn pro, forgo remaining eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm announced on Monday that sophomore Georgis Tsalmpouris will be forgoing his final three seasons of eligibility and turning pro. “We are happy for Georgios and his family that he’ll have the opportunity to realize his dream of playing professionally,” Prohm..." August 17

  • Report: King McClure diagnosed with heart condition, but pushes forward to join Baylor basketball team

    Dallas Morning News "Great story this morning from Bleacher Report’s Jason King about former Triple A Academy star King McClure, who was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) when getting a heart screen before joining Baylor’s basketball program. In June, a doctor told McClure – a three-time selection to..." August 13

  • Reversal: Simeon Carter picks Iowa State

    Scout "For Simeon Carter, the recruiting process was anything but simple. He emerged into prominence last year on the basis of his size, length and blossoming skill, and he followed that up last season with averages of 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game at West Charlotte. Carter waited..." August 08

  • Four-star PF Matt Freeman commits to Oklahoma

    Scout "Matt Freeman, a native of New Zealand, verbally committed to Oklahoma on Thursday, he told Scout. "The coaches are great and I just see myself fitting in there better than anywhere else," Freeman told Scout. "I see it as the best opportunity for me as an individual to develop into the best..." August 07

  • Freshman Cheick Diallo still awaiting NCAA clearance to play basketball at KU

    Kansas City Star "On April 28, the day Cheick Diallo signed with Kansas, Bill Self called it a “huge day” for his basketball program. Diallo, a 6-foot-9 McDonald’s All-American big man, was the inside presence that Self sought, a centerpiece of a three-man recruiting class that could help the Jayhawks stay atop the..." August 05

  • Baylor basketball forward Deng Deng will not return next season

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor has confirmed forward Deng Deng will not be with the team next season due to exhausted eligibility. The issue surrounds Deng’s timeline when graduating from Box Hill Secondary in Australia. Deng is currently 23 and will be 24 before he graduates from Baylor. Based on a typical timeline,..." August 04

  • NCAA approves TyQuane Goard's transfer to West Virginia

    The Score "Dismissed Marshall forward TyQuane Goard has been added to the West Virginia men's basketball team roster after having his transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, the Mountaineers announced Friday. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior is a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for his new team..." July 25

  • Iowa State prepares for trip to Spain

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State is getting valuable summer practice time and four games in Spain as part of a foreign trip that Division I programs are allowed to take once every four years. With new head coach Steve Prohm and Big 12 conference title aspirations, the Cyclones get some additional time to work with each..." July 21

  • Report: Three-star PF Shawntrez Davis does not qualify for Texas Tech

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech has five frontcourt players returning next season, but Shawntrez Davis will not be in the mix. Davis won’t be joining the Texas Tech men’s basketball team at least for the upcoming season after failing to receive a qualifying score on his ACT, according to Wreckem247. Sound..." July 20

  • Kameron McGusty to play for Sooners

    ESPN "ESPN 100 prospect Kameron McGusty, a 6-foot-5 guard from Seven Lakes High School in Texas, committed to Oklahoma on Monday. McGusty revealed his decision on Twitter. McGusty is ranked No. 40 in the Class of 2016. After a strong spring period, he had a long list of schools, including Florida,..." July 20

  • OU basketball recruit Payton Pritchard decommits from Sooners

    The Oklahoman "OU lost a longtime commitment Monday night, as Class of 2016 point guard Payton Pritchard (West Linn, Ore.) decommitted from the Sooners. Pritchard, ranked No. 46 in the Rivals 150 for 2016, pledged to OU, his parents' alma mater, in November. The 6-foot-2, 180 pounder was OU's first commitment..." July 07

  • 4-Star 2016 PG Jacob Young commits to Shaka Smart and Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "Some good news came today on the recruiting front for Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns, as 2016 four-star Yates (TX) point guard Jacob Young announced via Twitter that he plans on staying in-state and playing for the Horns. Young, the little brother of former Oregon star and current Indiana..." July 02

  • Former Cal commit Dillard heading to Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "Davon Dillard, a borderline Top-100 recruit in the Class of 2015 has decommited from Cal and will head to Oklahoma State, sources told on Wednesday night. The 6-5 wing is a freak athlete and is an exceptional get for Travis Ford and the Cowboys just three months prior to the start..." July 02

  • Rick Barnes finally addresses accusations against Texas

    College Basketball Talk "Former Texas head coach and current Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has finally addressed the accusations levied against his old program. Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story claiming that three former Texas players were someway involved with academic..." July 01

  • Kansas State basketball rounds out 2015 recruiting class with shooting guard Ron Freeman "Bruce Weber has not had the best of luck with late recruiting additions since he took over as basketball coach at Kansas State, but that could change with Ron Freeman, an athletic shooting guard who orally committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday. Freeman, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Los Angeles, says..." June 24

  • Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm completes coaching staff

    College Basketball Talk "When Steve Prohm was announced as the new head coach at Iowa State, a major question was who would be the assistants on his coaching staff. With T.J. Otzelberger and Cornell Mann being members of the staff under Fred Hoiberg, their respective statuses were up in the air due to the coaching change...." 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. has also reported today..." June 23

  • Bob Huggins doesn't like the new rule changes in college hoops

    CBS Sports "College basketball's myriad rule changes for next season don't have every coach singing praises of the new game to come. Among them: Vintage college hoops grouser Bob Huggins. West Virginia's coach isn't all about that new style of play, really. Huggins said the following on Monday's Big 12..." June 23

  • Two-timing Texas AD reportedly the reason behind Rick Barnes' ousting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "After 17 years, Rick Barnes found the door hitting him on the way out of Austin and the man reportedly behind shutting it wanted him to believe it was someone else's doing. According to a report from Horns Digest published Thursday, Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson pressured Barnes..." June 18

  • Noskowiak suffers injury to finger on shooting hand

    Ames Tribune "Incoming Iowa State men’s basketball freshman Nick Noskowiak has arrived on campus, but he did so a little banged up. The point guard from Wisconsin recently suffered a broken bone in his right pinky finger, he said Wednesday at the YMCA Capital City League. Noskowiak, who arrived on campus..." June 18

  • Shaka Smart: Administrators believe Texas will avoid NCAA penalties

    The Score "Texas head men's basketball coach Shaka Smart said in a conversation with ESPN's Myron Medcalf that he is focused on creating a culture of integrity in the classroom as the university endures allegations of academic misconduct. Smart said administrators have told him they believe the university..." June 18

  • Texas' probe not spawned by Barnes' dismissal, school says

    Sporting News - NCAAB "On a Tuesday conference call, UT-Austin president Greg Fenvus maintained that the school's voluntary probe was not related to the departure of longtime head coach Rick Barnes. "Rick Barnes' departure had nothing to do with any academic infractions," Fenvus said. "There was no specific issue..." June 16

  • Texas opens independent investigation in allegations of academic misconduct

    College Basketball Talk "Texas announced on Monday night that the university has opened an independent investigation into recent allegations of academic impropriety within the athletic department. A school spokesman said that the probe will be overseen by Gene Marsh, a former chairman of the NCAA’s Committee on..." June 16

  • Texas reviewing 3 cases of alleged academic impropriety by former players

    The Score "Texas has started an internal investigation into three cases of alleged academic impropriety in its men's basketball program that occurred over a nine-year period between 2006-15 while Rick Barnes was head coach. This news comes after Brad Wolverton published a report Wednesday in the Chronicle of..." June 11

  • Baylor basketball forward Gathers arrested on theft charge

    Waco Trib "Baylor University basketball forward Rico Gathers was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing various household items from the Wal-Mart on Franklin Avenue. The incident happened on June 1. A store employee told police that a man he recognized as Gathers placed two pillows, a tote bag, a..." June 10

  • Report: Multiple former Texas players suspected of academic impropriety

    CBS Sports "A detailed report from the Chronicle of Higher Education lays out the possibility that Texas basketball had multiple players who were helped -- perhaps by impermissible means -- to keep their grades up during their time at the university. Brad Wolverton's story alleges former Texas players,..." June 10

  • Report: Academic issues alleged at Texas under Barnes

    Tennessean "Several cases of academic impropriety that allegedly occurred at Texas under Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes surfaced Wednesday after a report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The accusations come just months into Barnes' tenure at Tennessee, which began shortly after Donnie..." June 10

  • Murray State's Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg as Iowa State coach

    ESPN "The Iowa State Cyclones have hired Murray State coach Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg, it was announced Monday. Prohm, 40, was 104-29 in four seasons since taking over at Murray State. He led the Racers to the NCAA tournament in his first season and was undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference..." June 08

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    Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS

    Murray State’s Steve Prohm has reached an agreement to become Iowa State’s next head coach, a source told @CBSSports. Story coming.

  • Jeff Hornacek declines to meet with Iowa State about coaching vacancy

    CBS Sports "Jeff Hornacek's agent has told Iowa State officials that the current Phoenix Suns coach, who doubles as an Iowa State graduate, has no interest in replacing Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State, according to a report from Hornacek theoretically fit the description of the "splashy"..." June 03

  • Disconnect between Iowa State President, athletic director in search to replace Hoiberg

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State’s search for a replacement for Fred Hoiberg is not going to be as easy as some thought it would be. Prior to Hoiberg’s departure for Chicago, many believed that assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger — who, earlier this spring, had returned to Ames after spending two years with Lorenzo..." June 03

  • Kansas Basketball Recruit LaGerald Vick Reclassifies To 2015

    Rock Chalk Talk "Scout's Evan Daniels reported earlier today that incoming Jayhawk LaGerald Vick, originally a 2016 recruit, is reclassifying and will be available this coming season (I believe he will be on the team for the World University Games as well but correct me if not). Vick was originally ranked as a..." June 02

  • Iowa State AD, administration split over Fred Hoiberg's replacement

    CBS Sports "Iowa State's administration is split over the direction to take to name a successor to Fred Hoiberg, multiple sources said. Hoiberg was set to be announced as the new coach of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. As we reported on Friday, Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger has a "full..." June 02

  • Former Mississippi center Dwight Coleby will transfer to Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self landed a transfer big man on Sunday, a preemptive recruiting gambit that could bolster the Jayhawks’ frontcourt in the 2016-17 season. Dwight Coleby, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward who spent the last two years at Mississippi, verbally committed to Kansas on Sunday after a..." June 01

  • Iowa State's AD already working in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg

    CBS Sports "Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard has already informally talked with a search firm to start identifying potential coaching candidates in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls, a source told on Friday. The Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau Thursday. Sources..." May 29

  • Hoiberg told recruit he couldn’t commit to ISU return for 2015-16

    Ames Tribune "It’s been less than a month since Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard’s words about men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg’s potential NBA prospects first truly rattled Cyclone fans. But over a month before Pollard discussed what he called Hoiberg’s “lifelong goal” of coaching in the NBA,..." 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

  • Cliff Alexander says mom was 'tricked into' impermissible benefits

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander, who was sidelined because of an NCAA investigation back in February regarding impermissible benefits, recently opened up about the situation. After the subject came up in multiple NBA Draft interviews, he told that his mother was..." May 23

  • Three-star 2015 PF Shawntrez Davis signs with Tech

    247 Sports "Shawntrez Davis has signed with the Texas Tech men's basketball team. The (LaGrange, Ga.) Sound Doctrine Christian Academy senior is the No. 46 power forward and No. 187 player overall, according to 247Sports' Composite Rating. The three-star recruit chose the Red Raiders over Boston College,..." May 22

  • Pollard on Hoiberg Watch: Let's step back from ledge

    Des Moines Register "Is Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg headed to the NBA? If Hoiberg is, Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard said Wednesday that the Cyclones coach has not "indicated" that any NBA teams have contacted him about a job. "He has not indicated that to me," Pollard said during..." May 21

  • Huggins Announces Signing of Lamont West

    West Virginia Illustrated "West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of Lamont West to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 academic year. West, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently graduated from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Georgia. He will have..." May 19

  • Top-10 SF Tevin Mack commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "New Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart secured his first signature moment in burnt orange by securing a commitment from Columbia (S.C.) Dreher small forward Tevin Mack during a ceremony on Tuesday. Mack wasted little time during his ceremony in announcing his decision, keeping it short and..." May 19

  • 4 Star LaGerald Vick Commits to Kansas

    Rock Chalk Talk "It isn't entirely sure whether 4 star wing LaGerald Vick will reclassify to 2015 or remain a 2016 recruit (though the smart money is on 2015) but either way he committed to doing so as a Jayhawk today. The 49th ranked player in 247's class of 2016, Vick originally was committed to SMU before..." May 19

  • 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 on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Kansas forward underwent surgery on left leg at season’s end

    College Basketball Talk "While Kansas forward Landen Lucas didn’t have a starring role on this past season’s team, which won an 11th consecutive Big 12 regular season title, he did manage to earn minutes in the Jayhawks’ front court rotation. Lucas made 14 starts, averaging 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in just over 15..." May 11

  • ISU guard Naz Long out 3-5 months following second hip surgery

    CBS Sports "If all heals well, Iowa State will have senior-to-be guard Naz Long back in the lineup by the start of the season. Long underwent hip surgery this week -- his second this offseason -- and he's expected to be out at least three monhts, but it could be as long as five. " May 09

  • Former Washington F Jernard Jarreau to transfer to Oklahoma State, according to report

    Tulsa World "So many Oklahoma State losses in the final quarter of last season played out in similar fashion: Overwhelming, backbreaking offensive rebounds and preventable baskets by the opponent. Here in early May, it appears Oklahoma State has added a veteran post player into the mix to try and..." May 06

  • Seton Hall adds guard Jevon Thomas; more additions ahead?

    Asbury Park Press "In dire need of backcourt reinforcements, Seton Hall has filled its final open scholarship for 2015-16 with point guard Jevon Thomas, a Kansas State transfer who has to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. But multiple sources told Gannett New Jersey there could be more roster movement..." May 05

  • Texas withdraws bid to register 'Havoc' trademark linked to VCU

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The University of Texas has withdrawn its applications to federally register variations of the “Havoc” trademark that is widely associated with Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team. Texas filed an express abandonment of its application to register the marks “HORNS HAVOC” and..." May 05

  • Kansas lands commitment from 5-star recruit Cheick Diallo

    The Score "Cheick Diallo, a five-star recruit in the Class of 2015, has committed to Kansas, according to Paul Biancardi of ESPN. "I can earn playing time right away," Diallo said. "I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel Coach..." April 28

  • Top 100 point guard recruit Nick Noskowiak commits to ISU

    Ames Tribune "After over two years, the Iowa State men’s basketball program has received a commitment from an American high school prospect. Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie, Wis. committed to ISU on Sunday, he told the Ames Tribune. Noskowiak is a Class of 2015 point guard who pledged to ISU while on an..." April 27

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    Isaiah Taylor @Zay_Ctmd11

    Glad to be a Longhorn ! Feels good. Looking to get this new era started. Love the guys on the team.…

  • Oklahoma's Buddy Hield coming back for senior season

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma's Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he'll stay in Norman for a fourth and final season. It's a huge boon for Lon Kruger's team, which should absolutely be a preseason top-10 club. And for Hield, expect him to be on many a preseason ranking of First Team All-Americans. The..." April 25

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor

    ESPN "Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor. Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Belgium, will be eligible for the 2016-17 season after sitting out the upcoming campaign. He will have two years remaining with the Bears. Lecomte will bring outside shooting to Waco, as he knocked..." April 21

  • Nigel Johnson picks Rutgers after leaving K-State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Nigel Johnson, who is transferring from Kansas State, has orally committed to continue his basketball career at Rutgers. Johnson, a sophomore guard, announced April 8 he was leaving K-State. He will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility at Rutgers, a member of the Big Ten..." April 21

  • Fred Hoiberg in recovery after successful heart surgery

    CBS Sports "Fred Hoiberg's lived the past few years knowing he'd eventually need to have his chest cut open, again, and for his heart to be operated on -- again. Hoiberg's NBA career, which spanned from 1995-2005, was cut short due to a problematic ticker. An aortic root aneurysm diagnosis in '05 meant his..." April 20

  • Isaiah Maurice commits to K-State basketball

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Marcus Foster is gone, and Kansas State has moved on. The Wildcats filled one of three open basketball scholarships by receiving an oral commitment from Isaiah Maurice on Sunday, shortly before Foster took to Twitter to announce his transfer to Creighton. “Time to get back to work!” Foster..." April 19

  • Former Iowa State guard finds a new home in the Missouri Valley Conference

    College Basketball Talk "Loyola landed a former top-100 prospect on Saturday as former Iowa State point guard Clayton Custer committed to the Ramblers. A 6-foot-0 guard from Overland Park, Kansas, Custer played in 12 games during the 2014-15 season for the Cyclones. He averaged 5.8 minutes per game in a reserve role..." April 19

  • Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster picks Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster tweeted on Sunday that he was joining the Creighton program. Foster was on a visit to Creighton this weekend. He averaged 15.5 points as a freshman and 12.5 points as a sophomore before being dismissed from the team by Kansas State coach Bruce Weber after..." April 19

  • Five members of Iowa State’s 2014-15 team have been arrested after two more arrests this week

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State had more off-the-court issues this week as former senior forward Dustin Hogue was charged with OWI and former walk-on Kourtlin Jackson, who intends to transfer, was charged with a class “D” felony assault and public intoxication, a misdemeanor. Both arrests were reported by the Iowa..." April 19

  • 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

  • Perry Ellis coming back for his senior season at Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self did his part to maintain the suspense. After announcing Perry Ellis as the team’s most valuable player Monday at the Jayhawks’ annual awards banquet, Self pretended not to know his leading scorer’s plans for the future. Senior season, with a chance to climb the career..." April 14

  • Huggins announces junior forward BillyDee Williams is transferring

    Metro News "Junior small forward BillyDee Williams is leaving the West Virginia basketball program after one season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer late Monday night via email to reporters. “BillyDee and I met, and we mutually agreed that he should transfer to another school for his senior..." April 14

  • Brannen Greene to undergo hip surgery

    Lawrence Journal World "Kansas University sophomore guard Brannen Greene will have hip surgery Thursday and will miss up to five months of basketball workouts, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World after Monday’s KU basketball banquet at Lawrence’s Holiday Inn. “It (hip) hurts, but that’s not the problem. The problem..." April 14

  • Kansas gets Wayne Selden Jr. back for another season

    CBS Sports "Wayne Selden Jr. will be back at Kansas for his junior season. The school announced the news Friday afternoon. "I'm using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better," Selden said statement, referencing Kansas' 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the Round of 32. Selden..." April 11

  • Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to undergo open heart surgery

    The Score "Iowa State head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve, the university announced Friday. The procedure will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on April 17. "After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew..." April 10

  • Nigel Johnson to transfer from Kansas State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "The volatile off-season for Kansas State's basketball team took another twist Wednesday when sophomore guard Nigel Johnson announced he will transfer out of the program. Johnson announced his decision on his Twitter account: "After much deliberation, I say farewell. Thank you to my KSU coaches,..." April 08

  • KU's Cliff Alexander to declare for NBA Draft

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander is declaring for the NBA Draft, KU announced in a release Tuesday afternoon. Alexander, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, sat out KU's final eight games when his eligibility came into question following his mother's connection to a..." April 07

  • 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

  • Source: ESPN will not renew contract of college hoops analyst Bob Knight

    SI "When Bob Knight took a job with ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 2008, the career shift reminded one of the Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him as a member. The Hall of Fame basketball coach joined the same group of people he once described as "one..." April 02

  • Oklahoma guard Frank Booker to transfer

    Fox Sports Southwest "Less than a week after helping the Sooner basketball team to the Sweet 16, Oklahoma sophomore guard Frank Booker announced his intention to leave the team. The University sent out a press release Wednesday saying Booker is seeking a transfer. He played in 64 games over the past two seasons and..." April 02

  • Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested "With all the open head coaching jobs open in college basketball, one would think a school might reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright, who has been mentioned in connection with one job or another seemingly every year. And it happened again this year according to a report. On Tuesday, Seth..." April 01

  • 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

  • Report: Kansas' Kelly Oubre expected to enter NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Kansas fans are hoping the report about Kelly Oubre going pro is an April Fool's joke, but they'll have to face reality. According to, the freshman forward is planning on entering the NBA Draft. Multiple experts project Oubre as a lottery pick. During his only season in Lawrence,..." April 01

  • Iowa State star Long to undergo hip surgery

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State guard Naz Long will have surgery on his left hip Wednesday "to alleviate chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season," according to a Tuesday night press release from the athletic department. The surgery will be performed at Ames' Mary Greeley Hospital by Dr. Bryan Warme...." April 01

  • Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder publicly commits to Travis Ford

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement Tuesday designed to end speculation that Travis Ford might not return as the school's men's basketball coach. "Travis Ford is our head coach ...," Holder said. "He will be our head coach moving forward." Holder's statement..." April 01

  • Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    The Oklahoman "Always a source of discussion and debate outside the program, Travis Ford’s job status has become an issue inside at Oklahoma State. Multiple sources have told The Oklahoman that OSU is considering a buyout of the basketball coach’s rich contract. Key word: considering. The cost of firing..." 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.