Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: South Florida lands Penn State transfer Geno Thorpe

    The Score "Geno Thorpe may be taking his talents to South Florida. The former Penn State sophomore guard has reportedly pledged to join the Bulls, according to the Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline." June 29

  • Bo Ryan announces he intends to coach one more year, then retire

    CBS Sports "Monday's major news in college hoops is simply this: Bo Ryan is likely entering his final season as Wisconsin's coach. Ryan released a statement that revealed he openly debated retiring this past spring, but after discussions with his athletic director, he took some time to think it over. He's..." June 29

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    Wisconsin Basketball @BadgerMBB

    Statement from #Badgers head coach Bo Ryan pic.twitter.com/pVSeO5eATC

  • MSU lands 'elite prospect' in 5-star G Josh Langford

    Detroit News "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and his staff have a jewel for the future with the commitment of five-star guard Josh Langford of Madison, Alabama. Langford, a 6-foot-6 combo guard, picked the Spartans over rival Michigan and a number of top-10 powers like Kentucky and Arizona. "Josh is one of..." 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

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    Reggie Rankin @ReggieRankin

    Breaking Recruiting News : ESPN 100 No. 13 SG Josh Langford has informed @ESPNRNHoops he is headed to Michigan State.

  • Report: U-M 5-star commit Battle reopening recruitment

    Detroit Free Press "Tyus Battle, a five-star basketball recruit from New Jersey who verbally committed to Michigan only last month, is reopening his recruitment, according to scout.com. Battle will visit Syracuse, one of his original finalists, this weekend, Evan Daniels reported, citing anonymous sources. When..." June 19

  • Tom Izzo's contract extended through 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo's contract has been extended through the 2020-21 season. MSU's Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to extend the contracts of Izzo and school AD Mark Hollis, in addition to the men's hockey and women's basketball coaches. Izzo's new deal expires on June 30, 2021...." June 17

  • Jarvis Johnson 'in shock' by Gophers' decision not to let him play

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One day after the University of Minnesota announced it would not clear Jarvis Johnson to play basketball, the star Gophers recruit remained “in shock” by a decision he was “still processing,” family members told the Star Tribune on Tuesday. On Monday, the Gophers released a statement saying..." June 17

  • U won't clear DeLaSalle's Johnson to play basketball

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "University of Minnesota recruit Jarvis Johnson will not be medically cleared to play basketball, the school announced via a press release on Monday. Johnson – who will still attend the university on scholarship -- suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that caused his heart..." June 15

  • U-M's Beilein: Walton, LeVert will be 'full go' by July 1

    Detroit Free Press "When Derrick Walton Jr. and Caris LeVert suffered season-ending foot injuries in January, Michigan's basketball season was ruined. With both on the verge of complete health, next year is flooded with optimism. Speaking on the Huge radio show today, U-M basketball coach John Beilein said both..." June 15

  • Sophomore Guard Geno Thorpe Is Transferring From Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "The offseason has gone a little too well for Penn State basketball, namely because nobody has transferred up to this point. That changed today, when it was announced that Geno Thorpe is leaving the program. The news was announced in a press release. Patrick Chambers, head coach of the Penn..." June 15

  • Richard Pitino reportedly gets raise from Minnesota

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Given his pedigree, it's only a matter of time before big-money suitors come knocking for Richard Pitino if he has any kind of success at Minnesota. The Gophers are making a preemptive move to show the coach they'd like him to stick around. Pitino will get a $400,000 raise from the school, the..." June 11

  • East Tenn. State lands former Indiana PF/four-star recruit Mosquera-Perea

    CBS Sports "Hanner Mosquera-Perea, who was a four-star recruit when he committed to Indiana in 2010, will finish his career at East Tennessee State. The school announced Mosquera-Perea as a new member on Tuesday. The power forward averaged 6.5 points and 2.7 rebounds for Indiana last season. He'll sit..." June 10

  • Iowa gets in-state commitment from Class of 2018 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa continued its recent success recruiting younger classes locally as the program landed Class of 2018 shooting guard Joe Wieskamp, he announced on Twitter. The Hawkeyes took advantage of Wieskamp being an Iowa basketball fan and living only 35 minutes from campus in Muscatine, IA. The..." June 09

  • Devin Davis transferring to Odessa College in Texas

    Indianapolis Star "Former IU forward Devin Davis plans to transfer to Odessa (Texas) College, a two-year school, according to Matt Green, his former AAU coach. Davis was dismissed from the Indiana program May 14, after being cited for marijuana possession in an on-campus dorm. Teammate Hanner Mosquera-Perea was..." June 08

  • Ex-Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt will transfer to Indiana

    Michigan Live "Max Bielfeldt is headed to a familiar school. And a squad his now former team isn't very fond of. The former Michigan forward will spend his fifth and final year of college eligibility next season at Indiana University. Bielfeldt is a graduate transfer, and is immediately eligible for Tom..." June 03

  • Rutgers men's hoops to release incoming forward from NLI

    Asbury Park Press "Rutgers men's basketball signee Kejuan Johnson will be released from his National Letter of Intent, Gannett New Jersey has confirmed. The news, first reported by Scout.com, comes as no surprise. Johnson was facing an uphill climb gaining academic admittance at Rutgers, those with knowledge of..." June 03

  • Izzo: 'We're stupid' if we don't address NCAA transfers

    Detroit Free Press "MSU coach, speaking at 'Coaches Beat Cancer' event, says it's a shame so many players are transferring to other schools Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo had fun talking about recruiting today with his arm around Kentucky coach John Calipari, joking in front of cameras at Oakland Hills..." June 02

  • 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

  • Mosquera-Perea headed to East Tennessee State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana men's basketball player Hanner Mosquera-Perea is transferring to East Tennessee State. Mark Adams, his AAU coach and legal guardian, confirmed the move in a text message to The Star. ESPN first reported Mosquera-Perea's decision. A 6-9 forward with exceptional athleticism,..." June 01

  • Isiah Brown commits to Northwestern

    Seattle Times "Lakeside guard Isiah Brown committed to Northwestern over the weekend. Brown, a 6 foot 2 rising junior, is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals. A prolific scorer, Brown led the Metro League in scoring last season, helping Lakeside advance to the state tournament, where it captured fourth..." June 01

  • Bielfeldt holds decision for Hoiberg/Bulls resolution

    Indianapolis Star "The Chicago Bulls' dismissal of coach Tom Thibodeau could impact Indiana's 2016-17 season. Max Bielfeldt, a 6-8 forward and Michigan transfer, told The Star on Thursday night that he's delaying his final decision to see whether Fred Hoiberg -- a likely candidate for the opening in Chicago --..." 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

  • Nebraska extends coach Tim Miles' contract through 2019-20 season

    Omaha World-Herald "With a new one-year contract extension in his pocket, Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles continues his recruiting search for big men. Sources with knowledge of the situation expect the Huskers to get a visit in early June from 7-foot-2, 226-pound center Paschal Chukwu, who is..." May 27

  • Davonte Fitzgerald to transfer to Minnesota from Texas A&M

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Texas A&M transfer Davonte Fitzgerald has committed to the University of Minnesota, a source with knowledge of the situation tells the Star Tribune. Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the news. The Gophers had one scholarship remaining in their 2015 class after releasing big man..." May 26

  • Chris Collins has signed a contract extension with Northwestern

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has landed himself a contract extension. The terms of the deal have not yet been made public, but Collins did say that he will remain with the Wildcats for the foreseeable future. “It’s not ‘coach Cal’ money,” Collins told the Chicago Tribune. Kentucky’s..." May 26

  • Report: Maryland one of two frontrunners for VCU transfer

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland and Connecticut are the two frontrunners to land VCU transfer Terry Larrier, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Larrier, a lanky 6-8 forward from New York City, decided to transfer after head coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas this spring. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.0..." May 23

  • 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

  • Aussie forward Keanu Pinder decommits from Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska basketball recruit Keanu Pinder has decommitted. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Australia played for Hutchinson Community College in Kansas last season. Pinder's decommitment is not much of a surprise after the departure of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman, who's an..." May 23

  • Rutgers hoops adds Bradley transfer guard Omari Grier

    Asbury Park Press "The spring signing period ended Wednesday, but Rutgers’ 2015 recruiting class kept growing Friday. The Scarlet Knights added a commitment from Bradley transfer Omari Grier, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who will be eligible for the coming season as a postgraduate player. “Excited to be a part of..." May 22

  • Is freshman Thomas Bryant the key to Indiana's national relevance?

    CBS Sports "Thomas Bryant is the X-Factor for Indiana: Anytime a school lands a McDonald's All-American it's a big deal, but Bryant's importance has been augmented by last week's dismissal of Hanner Mosquera-Perea. The 6-foot-11 Perea averaged only 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds last season, but he was Tom..." May 21

  • Rhode Island lands transfer guard from Indiana

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island picked up another transfer this week as former Indiana sophomore Stanford Robinson committed. The 6-foot-4 sophomore is a former top-60 national prospect and will get a chance to restart his career. After sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions, Robinson..." May 19

  • Pitino recruit Nwankwo released from letter of intent for academic reasons

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers men's basketball recruit Jonathan Nwankwo has been released from his national letter of intent because of external academic circumstances, a source familiar with the situation told the Star Tribune on Monday. The 6-10 Gophers' 2015 commit -- whose NCAA clearinghouse and admissions..." May 19

  • Richard Pitino makes splash, lands three-star recruit Jordan Murphy

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino closed out his 2015 recruiting class with a splash, landing a commitment Friday night from San Antonio area player of the year Jordan Murphy. Murphy, a three-star forward from Brennan High School, was once a Virginia Commonwealth recruit before Shaka..." May 19

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan, former Mich. State commit, picks Purdue

    CBS Sports "Purdue is going to be huge next season. Five-star 2015 big man Caleb Swanigan has verbally committed to the Boilermakers. Swanigan had previously picked Michigan State, but he backed out of that choice earlier this month. Following reports of his new school of choice, he tweeted this on..." May 19

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    Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop

    2015 Homestead (IN) center Caleb Swanigan - a former Michigan State commit - has committed to Purdue, according to @evgeeker.

  • Indiana dismisses two players

    CBS Sports "Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from Indiana "for not living up to their responsibilities to the program," the school announced Thursday. Davis and Mosquera-Perea are both forwards. This development is a direct result of campus police responding to a call Monday..." May 15

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    Brent Yarina @BTNBrentYarina

    Just in: Indiana dismisses Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea. pic.twitter.com/kOsvdXlJVL

  • Spike Albrecht undergoes second offseason hip surgery, this time on left side

    Michigan Live "Michigan senior guard Spike Albrecht has undergone his second hip surgery of the 2015 offseason, a Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed Wednesday night. This latest procedure comes a little over one month after Albrecht underwent a surgery to shave down a portion of his right hip..." May 14

  • Jalen Rose responds to Chris Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together..." May 14

  • Chris Webber took a shot at Fab 5

    Awful Announcing "Former Fab Five teammates Chris Webber and Jalen Rose haven’t been seeing eye to eye for a few years, and the issues may not be resolved any time soon. Webber was on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, and said some things about the Fab Five 30 for 30 that seemed directly aimed at Rose. " May 14

  • Illinois PG Tracy Abrams ahead of schedule, will play on foreign tour

    CBS Sports "Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL and will play on the team's foreign trip in August, John Groce told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. "Tracy is doing great," Groce said. "He'll be ready to go for our trip. He's shooting and moving well right..." May 13

  • SDSU basketball gets Indiana transfer

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Despite not having a transfer sitting out last season for the first time in his 16 years at San Diego State, coach Steve Fisher insisted the Aztecs were not abandoning the transfer market. He didn’t lie. Max Hoetzel, a 6-foot-8 freshman transfer from Indiana, orally committed to SDSU on Tuesday..." May 13

  • Hoosiers suspend Devin Davis after marijuana citation

    ESPN "The Indiana Hoosiers have suspended Devin Davis from all basketball activities after the forward was cited for possession of marijuana, the school announced Tuesday. After receiving a complaint about the smell of marijuana smoke coming from an on-campus apartment, Indiana University police..." May 12

  • Badgers land 6-foot-10 forward Andy van Vliet from Belgium

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and his assistants did not stop recruiting for the Badgers' 2015 class after Whitefish Bay Dominican standout Diamond Stone chose Maryland. The payoff came Monday when Andy van Vliet, a 6-foot-10, 200-pound forward from Belgium gave UW an oral commitment. Although van..." May 12

  • Indiana's Devin Davis cited for possession of marijuana on campus

    CBS Sports "Indiana forward Devin Davis was cited Monday by campus police for possession of marijuana, according to a report from The Herald-Times . Davis, from Indianapolis, missed all of last season after teammate Emmitt Holt accidentally struck him with a car on Nov. 1. According to police, Davis had..." May 12

  • U-M gets commitment from 5-star guard Tyus Battle

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball missed out on Jaylen Brown for 2015, but not Tyus Battle for 2016. The 5-star shooting guard, ranked the No. 14 player nationally on Rivals.com for the class of 2016, announced on Twitter that he's "going to be a Wolverine." His father, Gary Battle, also confirmed to..." May 11

  • Purdue's NCAA potential swayed transfer Johnny Hill

    Indianapolis Star "Purdue men's basketball's tenuous point guard depth received a big boost on Sunday. Former Texas-Arlington point guard Johnny Hill said the Boilermakers' NCAA tournament potential helped clinch his decision to accept their scholarship offer. Hill chose Purdue over Big Ten Conference rival..." May 11

  • 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

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan backs out of Michigan State commitment

    CBS Sports "Sources confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday that five-star big man prospect Caleb Swanigan has reneged on his commitment to Michigan State. The verbal commitment from Swanigan was big enough for us to move Michigan State up from a few spots outside the top 10 into our No. 8 spot in our..." May 07

  • U-M hoops eyeing Hudsonville wing as preferred walk-on

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan basketball program may have fallen short with elite recruits Jaylen Brown and Kenny Williams in the 2015 class, but that doesn't mean that next season's roster is complete. U-M is slated to host Hudsonville wing Brent Hibbitts, a 6-foot-8 shooter, with interest in him as a..." May 06

  • Arrest warrant out for ex-Gophers basketball player McNeil

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Minnesota Gophers basketball player Daquein McNeil, who faces two felony charges for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend last November. McNeil, a 21-year-old Baltimore native, failed to appear in Hennepin County District Court for a scheduled..." May 06

  • Nebraska transfer Tarin Smith commits to Duquesne

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "From the start of the college basketball regular signing period in April, landing a guard with some level of Division I experience was the top priority for the Duquesne coaching staff. That wish soon became a reality. The Dukes got a commitment Monday from guard Tarin Smith, a transfer from..." 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

  • ODU basketball gets Illinois transfer Austin Colbert

    Hampton Roads "The remaking of Old Dominion's basketball roster continued Tuesday, as the Monarchs signed Illinois transfer Austin Colbert, a 6-foot-9 forward from Chesapeake who played high school ball in New Jersey. Colbert averaged just 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two seasons for the Illini but was..." May 06

  • Florida, Michigan State reportedly ironing out home-and-home basketball series

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Conference basketball is fun, but when two big programs schedule a non-conference series, hoops fans everywhere win. ESPN reports Michigan State and Florida are in discussions to play a home-and-home series set to start this season in East Lansing. The Gators won the most recent meeting..." May 05

  • Bo Ryan not ready to retire, says Duke loss stings

    ESPN "Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan wasn't going to retire if the Badgers had held on to their nine-point lead against Duke in the national title game. "I'm here at Wisconsin until I'm done coaching. We're going to be young next season and we will have a lot of work to do,'' Ryan said late Saturday night..." May 04

  • John Beilein confirms 2nd surgery for Spike Albrecht, anticipates full recovery for 2015-16

    Michigan Live "Having already undergone a significant right hip surgery on April 8, Michigan junior Spike Albrecht will indeed have one more trip under the knife. U-M coach John Beilein confirmed Monday that Albrecht will have a second procedure this offseason. "There will be a surgery coming up," Beilein..." May 03

  • Penn State basketball lands commitment from three-star guard Nazeer Bostick

    The Patriot News "Patrick Chambers' class of 2016 is off and running again, and Philadelphia unsurprisingly reignited it. Penn State's men's basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from class of 2016 shooting guard Nazeer Bostick Thursday night, and the consensus three-star Philadelphia Roman Catholic..." May 03

  • Jeremiah April transferring from IU

    Indianapolis Star "Freshman center Jeremiah April's IU career will last just one season. The 6-11 post player, a late signee from an Arizona prep school last year, will transfer away from the program, according to a department press release dated Friday. April averaged 1.5 points per game in four appearances as a..." May 03

  • Spartans land four-star 2016 F Nick Ward

    Detroit News "Michigan State rounded out a top-10 recruiting class for 2015 a few weeks ago when it landed a commitment from five-star big man Caleb Swanigan, and on Wednesday the Spartans got a nice start to the 2016 class. Nick Ward, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward from Columbus (Ohio) Gahanna announced on..." April 30

  • Jaylen Brown recruitment trending toward U-M?

    Detroit Free Press "And then there was one... Jaylen Brown, the five-star 6-foot-7 wing from Alpharetta, Ga. and Marietta's Wheeler High School, is the only elite 2015 player who has yet to make a decision on where he'll go to school. (Big man Thon Maker is out there but ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that there..." April 29

  • Report: Maryland among the schools pursuing Rasheed Sulaimon

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Even though Maryland fell short in its pursuit of coveted former Drexel star Damion Lee earlier this month, the Terrapins still haven't given up on landing a transfer guard this spring. They're reportedly one of 10-15 schools in pursuit of former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon. Maryland's..." April 28

  • Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan receives commitment from star JUCO forward Deshawn Freeman

    Newark Star-Ledger "With eight words posted on social media Monday morning, one of the nation's most sought after junior college basketball recruits altered the outlook of Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan's incoming recruiting class for the better. "I just committed to play ball at Rutgers,'' tweeted Deshawn Freeman, a..." April 28

  • Maryland’s Varun Ram returning for another year

    Washington Post "Maryland guard Varun Ram will return to the team for the 2015-2016 season, an athletic department official said on Friday afternoon. Ram, a fan favorite who ascended to hero status when he made a game-winning defensive stop against Valparaiso in the NCAA tournament in March, tweeted the news on..." April 27

  • Rutgers forward Junior Etou transfers to Tulsa

    The Score "Tulsa is thinking two steps ahead with the addition of Rutgers transfer Junior Etou. The Hurricanes will lose four big men to graduation next year, and given Etou is a sophomore, he'll be forced to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. Come the 2016-17 season, he'll slide..." April 27

  • Austin Hatch’s inspirational basketball career has come to a close

    College Basketball Talk "Austin Hatch’s basketball career took another turn on Monday, as Michigan announced that he will be taking a medical redshirt and continuing his basketball career as a undergraduate student assistant. “Basketball has always been a huge part of my life, however, it is what I play, not who I am,”..." April 27

  • Indiana PG Yogi Ferrell expected to return to IU for senior year

    CBS Sports "Indiana standout Yogi Ferrell is expected to announce on Sunday that he's decided to return to school for his senior season, a source told CBSSports.com early Sunday. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft is 11:59 p.m. ET. Ferrell was initially scheduled to announce his..." April 26

  • 5-Star Forward Thon Maker Teases Kentucky, Indiana Decision With Jersey Photo

    College Spun "There aren’t too many uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2015 class, but one of the best prospects still on the market is five-star forward Thon Maker. It’s been reported that the enigmatic big man is down to four schools — Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and Arizona State –and he teased a possible..." April 24

  • Report: James Blackmon, Jr. to return to Indiana for sophomore season

    CBS Sports "Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com is reporting Indiana sophomore-to-be James Blackmon, Jr. will indeed be on campus next season in Bloomington. Blackmon's return to the Hoosiers ensures IU will be a preseason top 15 team next season. He was one of the most prolific offensive freshmen in college..." April 23

  • U-M's Caris LeVert relishes chance to lead while on court

    Detroit Free Press "Caris LeVert sat at the head of the table and did not flinch. After announcing his return for his senior year at Michigan on Tuesday, LeVert was confident, thoughtful and gave detailed answers. It was a flip from the shy figure his freshman year who was eager to avoid the spotlight, hiding..." April 23

  • 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

  • Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draft

    ESPN "Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell has decided to go pro, declaring for the NBA draft Wednesday. "This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted..." April 22

  • 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

  • After Micah Potter's commitment, how do future Buckeyes recruting classes set up?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Micah Potter announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday using a method that's becoming increasingly popular among recruits. He posted the news on his personal Twitter feed, using a graphic designed for him by the Buckeyes. The graphic is a jigsaw puzzle that, when completed, is a picture..." April 21

  • Iowa lands a strong-shooting junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa might have found some help replacing Aaron White’s production as the school announced the addition of junior college forward Dale Jones on Monday. The 6-foot-8 Jones was an NJCAA honorable mention All-American at Tyler Junior College as he averaged 16.9 points per game. Jones is also a..." April 21

  • LeVert passes on NBA; U-M looks like a contender

    Detroit Free Press "After a month of final assessment, Caris LeVert has made his decision. Michigan's co-captain is returning for his senior basketball season, the school announced today, postponing the NBA for a year. "Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time thinking about my future," LeVert said..." April 21

  • Edina native Lynch transferring to Gophers from Illinois State

    Fox Sports North "Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino has added another Division I transfer to his roster. Reggie Lynch, a 6-foot-10 center, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he will transfer from Illinois State to the Gophers. Lynch tweeted: "I WILL BE SIGNING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO CONTINUE..." April 21

  • Illini land Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne, Jr.: reports

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois has found a big man to fill avoid next season. Mike Thorne, Jr., a 6-foot-11 graduate student transfer from Charlotte, committed to Illinois, according to reports." April 19

  • Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern

    Chicago Tribune "Barrington junior forward Rapolas Ivanauskas weighed his options and elected to stick with his closest suitor. During an unofficial visit to Northwestern on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 Ivanauskas orally committed to coach Chris Collins. "I just looked at it as Northwestern had everything I..." April 19

  • Purdue C A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season

    CBS Sports "Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for his senior season, according to a release from the Purdue athletic department. “Earning my degree is one of the most important goals that I have for myself and returning to Purdue next year will enable me to reach that,” Hammons, who is on track to..." April 19

  • Terran Petteway to forgo senior season and enter NBA draft

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska junior guard Terran Petteway announced Thursday morning that he will skip his senior season to declare for the 2015 NBA draft. Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Galveston, Texas, spent the three seasons at Nebraska after transferring from Texas Tech. “I want to start off by..." April 16

  • LeVert might not wait for deadline to decide on next season

    Detroit News "Caris LeVert might be making a decision on his pro future sooner than he thought. After saying last month he would wait until the April 26 deadline for underclassmen to declare, LeVert said Wednesday before the team's year-end banquet it might "be pretty soon. It might not (go to the..." April 16

  • Two former college basketball players considering NFL route

    College Basketball Talk "Professional football franchises looking to college basketball for diamonds in the rough is something that’s occurred with greater frequency in recent years. Last year Erik Swoope, who played college basketball at Miami, spent the entire season in the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad and former..." April 16

  • Austin Colbert announces transfer from Illinois Basketball

    The Champaign Room "Illinois Basketball has announced that sophomore forward Austin Colbert will be leaving the program; he averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game this year while playing just under 8 minutes per contest. Colbert is now the second player to transfer from Illinois this offseason, he joins junior..." April 16

  • Christian Williams signs with Iowa

    The Gazette "Christian Williams signed a letter of intent this morning to play basketball at Iowa this fall. Williams, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound combo guard, becomes the fifth player in the 2015 class to sign with the Hawkeyes. At Decatur (Ill.) St. Teresa High School, Williams became the school’s all-time..." April 15

  • Point Gaurd Bakari Evelyn Commits to Nebraska Basketball

    Corn Nation "Nebraska basketball got an unexpected "BOOM!" this morning with the news from Bakari Evelyn, a 6'2" 175 pound point guard hailing from Detroit, who plans to sign a letter of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. Evelyn appears to fill the roster spot that opened up with..." April 15

  • Tom Izzo has put together a monster recruiting class at Michigan State

    SB Nation "This past season was supposed a rebuilding year for the Michigan State Spartans after Gary Harris and Adreian Payne left for the NBA and four-year starting point guard Keith Appling graduated. Instead, Tom Izzo's group peaked at the perfect time, upsetting No. 2 Virginia in the NCAA Tournament on..." April 14

  • UM's Walton Jr. gets more time off as precaution

    Detroit News "Along with Caris LeVert, both of Michigan's top point guards will be coming off injuries entering next season. Derrick Walton Jr., who missed the last 12 games of the season because of foot injuries, still isn't 100 percent and the coaches are taking a conservative approach with his recovery...." April 13

  • Report: Maryland, Arizona “Making Strongest Push” For Coveted Graduate Transfer Damion Lee

    College Spun "Damion Lee is probably the most-coveted graduate transfer on the college basketball market. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game for Drexel last season. He’s set to graduate, transfer out of the Dragons’ program and is eligible to play for another..." April 13

  • D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation

    Real GM Basketball "D'Angelo Russell plans to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft within the next two days, sources tell RealGM. Russell is deciding upon an agency" April 13

  • Five-star Caleb Swanigan picks MSU

    Detroit News "Following its most recent Final Four appearance, Michigan State has kept the momentum rolling. With an already solid recruiting class signed for the upcoming season, the Spartans got the final coveted piece on Friday when five-star center Caleb Swanigan announced on Twitter he would attend..." April 11

  • Wisconsin's Sam Dekker headed to NBA draft

    USA Today "Sam Dekker announced Friday he will skip his final season for Wisconsin and enter the NBA draft. "These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my life," the junior forward said in a statement. "Growing up in the state and being able to wear Wisconsin across my chest has..." April 10

  • Illinois graduate transfer guard Aaron Cosby headed to WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "One of Western Kentucky's primary goals in the spring was to add a sharpshooting guard who could make an immediate impact. The Hilltoppers have found their man in Illinois graduate transfer Aaron Cosby. Cosby - a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shooting guard originally from Louisville - confirmed to..." April 10

  • Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky wins 2015 John R. Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "Frank Kaminsky on Friday morning was announced as the winner of the 2015 John R. Wooden Award, meaning the Wisconsin senior has now swept all significant POY awards. Nearly 1,000 "colllege basketball experts" voted for the award. Duke's Jahil Okafor finished second. UK's Willie Cauley-Stein..." April 10

  • Illinois transfer Aaron Cosby headed to Western Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Illinois guard Aaron Cosby will transfer to Western Kentucky, he told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Cosby will be eligible immediately next season since he's already graduated. The 6-3 guard averaged 7.8 points last year for the Illini in 19 games." April 09

  • Forward Jake Layman's return solidifies Maryland's title contention next season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Junior forward Jake Layman, who averaged 12.5 points for Big Ten runner-up Maryland, will return for his final season with the Terps and helps establish them as a national championship contender for next season. The early Sporting News top 25 for the 2015-16 season has the Terps ranked No...." April 09