Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tommy Hamilton to leave DePaul

    Big East Coast Bias "DePaul Blue Demons forward Tommy Hamilton will not be returning to the school next season, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Hamilton played 92 games for DePaul over the course of three seasons. He averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game." June 23

  • Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews chooses Michigan over Xavier

    CBS Sports "Multiple reports have Charles Matthews -- a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2015 -- leaving Kentucky to play for John Beilein at Michigan. Matthews wasn't a factor for UK last year; he put up 1.7 points and 1.6 boards per game during his freshman campaign. Could he have seen more..." June 22

  • UNLV picks up St. John’s transfer Christian Jones

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV received help for its frontcourt on Tuesday when Christian Jones decided to transfer from St. John’s. The 6-foot-7-inch forward is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play immediately. He spent the previous four years — playing three — for the Red Storm. Jones played in all 32..." June 14

  • Pike's Roberts commits to DePaul

    Indianapolis Star "Pike guard Justin Roberts committed to DePaul on Monday, following a weekend unofficial visit. DePaul, which plays in the Big East Conference, was 9-22 last year in Dave Leitao’s first season as coach. “It’s a great city,” Roberts said of Chicago. “I love the conference and the player alumni..." June 14

  • 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

  • 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

  • St. John's and Slice to Part Ways

    SNY TV "St. John's and associate head coach Barry "Slice" Rohrssen are finalizing a buyout agreement and will soon part ways, multiple sources told SNY.tv. After leaving John Calipari's staff at Kentucky to return to his native New York for the 2015-16 season, Rohrssen served under first year coach and..." June 08

  • Former St. John's star Rysheed Jordan charged in shooting

    Sporting News "Former St. John's player Rysheed Jordan was arrested Wednesday in Philadelphia and charged with attempted murder, robbery and other offenses after police say he shot a man in the arm, Philadelphia television station WPVI reported. Police said Jordan and two other men used Facebook to arrange a..." June 02

  • Report: Providence's Drew Edwards to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    The Score "Providence will be without sophomore Drew Edwards for four-to-six weeks, as the guard is set to have knee surgery, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. In 32 games played for the Friars last season, Edwards averaged 10.7 minutes per game as a freshman to go along with 2.5..." June 01

  • President Obama burned Charles Barkley during Villanova's White House visit

    Fox Sports "The Villanova men's basketball team visited the White House Tuesday to celebrate their 2016 national championship, which was won with one of the greatest shots in title game history. With 4.7 seconds remaining in a tie game against North Carolina, Villanova went the length of the court and guard..." June 01

  • Isaiah Whitehead officially leaving Seton Hall for NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "After weeks of speculation, news finally broke on Tuesday night regarding Isaiah Whitehead's basketball future. The sophomore star is going pro. Whitehead tweeted on Tuesday night that he had decided forgo his final two years of eligibility at Seton Hall to enter the NBA Draft. Adrian..." May 25

  • Villanova’s Josh Hart will return for one more season

    SI "Villanova guard Josh Hart will return for his senior season, he announced Tuesday. Hart was an integral part of the Wildcats’ national championship team from last season. After spending two years on the bench, Hart moved to the starting lineup for his junior season, averaging 15.5 points, 6.8..." May 25

  • Providence potential first-rounder Ben Bentil staying in 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence forward Ben Bentil is off to the NBA for good. Bentil has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, he announced in an Instagram post on Sunday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, and had previously been testing his draft stock under the..." May 23

  • Trevon Bluiett to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier's Trevon Bluiett said he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Musketeers for his junior season, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported via Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Enquirer's Shannon Russell reported in late March that Bluiett and red-shirt junior Jalen Reynolds would..." May 23

  • Villanova's Wright: Underclassmen should be allowed to hire agents

    SI "Villanova head coach Jay Wright would like for the rules to change so that underclassmen can retain agents as they determine whether or not they would like to stay in the NBA draft, ESPN's Andy Katz reports. “One of the things we've learned through this process is that [the player] needs an..." May 20

  • Butler coach Chris Holtmann agrees to extension through 2022

    SI "Butler coach Chris Holtmann has agreed to a contract extension through 2022, the university announced Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Holtmann has posted a 45–22 record in his two seasons at the helm of Butler’s program, while leading the Bulldogs to two..." May 19

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead to make NBA Draft decision on May 19

    Newark Star-Ledger "The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is May 25. But Seton Hall fans will know the fate of star sophomore guard Isaiah Whitehead on May 19. Whitehead tweeted on Sunday that he would be making his NBA Draft decision on Thursday, May 19." May 16

  • Former Marquette standout Henry Ellenson skips on-court activities

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After not making an appearance at the NBA draft combine Thursday, Henry Ellenson arrived for his media session Friday looking perfectly relaxed. He wore NBA-issued sweats, had a backpack given to him at the combine with the tags still on it, and his hair was grown out just long enough to give..." May 15

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead '100 Percent' Gone With First-Round Guarantee

    sny.tv "Isaiah Whitehead hasn't formally signed with an agent and has until May 25 to return to school, but the Seton Hall sophomore guard says he's "100 percent" gone if he gets a promise to be chosen in the first round of next month's NBA Draft. "Oh yeah, 100 percent," Whitehead said Thursday at the..." May 13

  • Xavier transfer Makinde London lands at Chattanooga

    Banners on the Parkway "Makinde's stated reason for transferring was to get closer to home, and good on the lad, because he's done just that. Chattanooga was a program on the rise under Will Wade, who jumped ship for the VCU job when it came open, and has continued to be under the direction of Matt McCall. McCall..." May 11

  • George Washington transfer Paul Jorgensen commits to Butler

    Big East Coast Bias "The Butler Bulldogs landed a transfer on Wednesday, as it was reported that George Washington point guard Paul Jorgensen would be headed to Indianapolis. As the tweet notes, Jorgensen will have to sit out this season. He'll be eligible for 2017-18 and 2018-19. " May 11

  • Creighton's Mo Watson withdraws from NBA draft, will return for senior season

    The Score "Creighton received some good news Thursday, as guard Mo Watson announced he'll be back in the fold for another season. Watson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he'll withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Blue Jays for his senior year. " May 05

  • Villanova's Phil Booth out 6-8 weeks following knee surgery

    The Score "Villanova guard Phil Booth will miss the next six-to-eight weeks after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday afternoon, the team announced Thursday. Booth is coming off a sophomore season in which he helped Villanova capture its first national championship since 1985. In..." May 05

  • Kris Jenkins announces he will return to Villanova

    NCAA "Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins has withdrawn his name from the 2016 National Basketball Association Draft and will return to the Wildcats for his senior season in 2016-17, it was announced Monday. “It was a great experience for me to go through this process,” stated Jenkins. “I’m looking..." May 03