Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Tennessee forward Ray Kasongo to transfer to Iowa State

    Iowa State Daily "Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo committed to Iowa State on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 junior made his announcement via Twitter after visiting Iowa State earlier in the week. " June 19

  • Three-Star Point Guard Zack Dawson Commits To Oklahoma State

    Campus Insiders "Three-star point guard Zack Dawson has officially committed to Oklahoma State, he announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday. "First Of All I Would Like To Thank God For Blessing Me And Giving Me This Opportunity & I Would Also Like To Thank All Of The Schools That Have Recruited Me. I..." June 15

  • Former Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez finds new home

    SEC Country "fter announcing his intentions to transfer from Florida’s basketball program early last month, Brandone Francis-Ramirez has found a new school. The former 4-star guard, who committed to the Gators in 2013 when Billy Donavan was coach, announced he will be joining Texas Tech’s program via..." June 15

  • Austin Grandstaff leaves Oklahoma for DePaul

    Eleven Warriors "Austin Grandstaff's basketball journey has taken him from Texas to Ohio to Oklahoma, and his next stop will be in Illinois. The Ohio State transfer, who transferred from Oklahoma without logging a minute, is headed to DePaul. " June 13

  • Former Oklahoma State player and UTSA coach, Brooks Thompson dies at age 45

    Tulsa World "Brooks Thompson, who served as a player and assistant at Oklahoma State before a 10-year career as a Division-I head coach, died on Thursday. He was 45. Thompson was diagnosed with double organ failure in April and had been hospitalized for much of the past two months. He was able to return..." June 10

  • Oklahoma dismisses 7-foot center Manyang after arrest

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma center Akolda Manyang's time with the Sooners is over. The 7-foot center is no longer with the team, an OU spokesman confirmed to The Oklahoman on Wednesday. The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minn., reported the soon-to-be senior was arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Manyang and a..." June 09

  • Kansas Guard Tyler Self Is Giving His No. 11 Jersey To 5-Star Freshman Josh Jackson

    College Spun "Kansas guard Tyler Self will not be wearing No. 11 for the Jayhawks in 2016-17. Tyler Self, the son of KU coach Bill Self, is switching to No. 20. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard is giving the No. 11 jersey to incoming five-star freshman shooting guard Josh Jackson. " June 07

  • Chauncey Collins to pursue professional basketball career

    ESPN "Former TCU star Chauncey Collins, who led the Horned Frogs in scoring last season, told ESPN on Monday that he will officially pursue a professional basketball career after signing with Arête Sports Agency. Last week, Collins announced his decision to leave TCU after the school released a..." June 07

  • Texas lands grad transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock

    College Basketball Talk "Texas added another piece to their roster for the 2016-17 season as the program announced that Mariek Isom will enroll for his graduate transfer season. Isom is a 6-foot-9, 215 pound forward that went to high school in Austin. “We’re very pleased to add Mo to our basketball program,” head..." June 06

  • Texas nets 5-star center Jarrett Allen

    Sports Day "Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns got a big addition to their basketball team Friday when five-star center Jarrett Allen reportedly signed his scholarship papers. " June 04

  • Kansas' Self: No way I'd consider jumping to NBA

    KU Sports "Speaking before the start of Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self peered into his crystal ball and deemed Cleveland’s Cavaliers the winner of what he predicts will be “a great series.” “You have the two best players in the world right now that may not be..." June 03

  • TCU’s leading scorer Chauncey Collins leaving team

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Leading scorer Chauncey Collins and reserve Lyrik Shreiner are leaving TCU, the school announced Tuesday. New coach Jamie Dixon indicated that Collins is going to play professionally and that Shreiner is transfering. The moves likely stem from the arrivals of two new guards, Jaylen Fisher..." June 01

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31

  • Arkansas State Forward Anthony Livingston to Transfer to Texas Tech

    Staking the Plains "Texas Tech has added graduate transfer Anthony Livingston, a 6’8″ and 230 pound forward who was previously at Arkansas State. Livingston was the leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Livingston also shot just 43% from the field and 86% from the free throw line...." May 19

  • Oklahoma State's Tyree Griffin to transfer

    Tulsa World "Point guard Tyree Griffin will transfer from Oklahoma State, marking the second departure from the program this week. An OSU spokesperson confirmed Saturday that Griffin, who just completed his sophomore year, will leave. The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Griffin, a..." May 15

  • KU adds transfer in Liberty University sophomore center Evan Maxwell

    KU Sports "Former Liberty University center Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore out of Clarks Summit, Pa., is headed to Kansas University on a basketball scholarship, Maxwell told the Journal-World on Friday night. Maxwell, who visited KU earlier this week, chose KU over Baylor, Cincinnati and..." May 14

  • 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

  • Iowa State's prized recruit Malou to stay in NBA Draft

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State’s most decorated recruit in its incoming class won’t ever make it to Ames. Emmanuel Malou has decided to remain in the NBA Draft and not come to Iowa State. ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla was the first to report the news. Daniel Moldovan, an agent with Entersport Management Inc.,..." May 11

  • Iowa State picks up graduate transfer Merrill Holden

    Des Moines Register "With big man recruit Emmanuel Malou's NCAA status still a mystery, Iowa State picked up some guaranteed help for next season. On Saturday, Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Merrill Holden announced his plans to join the Cyclones. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound native of Chicago averaged 8.1 points..." May 08

  • 2016 4-Star PG Jaylen Fisher Commits To TCU

    Frogs O' War "Momentum keeps picking up for the TCU men's basketball program, as 2016 4-star point guard Jaylen Fisher has committed to the Horned Frogs. Fisher was originally committed to UNLV, but quickly opened his recruitment back up once then-UNLV assistant coach, now TCU assistant coach, Ryan Miller..." May 05

  • Oklahoma suspends center Akolda Manyang after being charged with aggravated assault and battery

    Dallas Morning News "UPDATE (May 5, 10:41 a.m.): Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn informed the Dallas Morning News it was an "unprovoked deal." His description of the alleged assault stated Manyang approached a group of girls and started to talk with them. The victim, Tyler Evans, told Manyang the..." May 05

  • Iowa State's Deonte Burton withdraws from NBA Draft

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State inside-outside offensive threat Deonte Burton has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his final season in Ames, the Register has confirmed. Burton is a key member of next season's squad, offering a much-needed presence inside despite his 6-foot-4 height. Burton, who..." May 04

  • KU officially announces signing of No. 1-rated Josh Jackson

    KU Sports "The country’s top-ranked basketball player is officially a Jayhawk. Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound senior guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who committed to Kansas University on April 11, has signed and will be a freshman in the upcoming 2016-17 season, KU coach Bill Self announced..." May 03

  • Backup guard Hallice Cooke transferring out of Iowa State

    Des Moines Register "How Steve Prohm divvies up backcourt minutes now that Hallice Cooke’s transfer finally is official depends on whether Iowa State’s active roster next season includes 6-foot-9 forward Emmanuel Malou. With him, and the Cyclones likely start point guard Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Naz Mitrou-Long..." May 03

  • Texas Tech adds G Shadell Millinghaus to 2016 class

    The Score "Texas Tech added another piece to its 2016 class, signing Shadell Millinghaus. Millinghaus originally committed to Southern Miss before transferring to Northwest Florida State College. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound guard averaged 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game last season,..." May 01

  • Iowa State's Mitrou-Long granted medical hardship waiver

    The Score "Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to return to the Cyclones next season. Mitrou-Long missed all but eight games of the 2015-16 season due to injuries to both hips." April 29

  • UH in the running for top basketball recruit Jarrett Allen

    Houston Chronicle "Jarrett Allen, one of the nation's top unsigned prep basketball players for the class of 2016, has narrowed his choices to the University of Houston and Texas, a source with knowledge of the process said Friday. Allen, a 6-10 center from St. Stephen's Episcopal in Austin, is a consensus..." April 29