Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Oregon point guard Ahmaad Rorie to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "With Dylan Ennis, Tyler Dorsey and Kendall Small joining the Oregon program, minutes for other perimeter options could be at a premium in 2015-16. One player those additions were bound to impact was rising sophomore Ahmaad Rorie, who played just under 19 minutes per game as a freshman. Friday..." July 03

  • Former St. John's big man Chris Obekpa considering ASU

    Arizona Republic "Former St. John's big man Chris Obekpa -- among the nation's top shot blockers -- is considering Arizona State as a transfer option. Obekpa is visiting Minnesota this week. According to SNY.tv, he also is considering ASU, North Carolina State and Alabama. The 6-10 center -- who has one..." July 03

  • Three-star 2015 forward Roman Davis commits to California

    California Golden Blogs "Cal basketball has wrapped up their 2015 recruiting class with a commitment from a three star forward out of Los Angeles, reports Josh Gershon of Scout. Roman Davis from Windward made his commitment to Cal today and will join the team for the 2015 season. Davis also had offers from Arizona State,..." July 02

  • Cal lost two commitments, including a top 75 recruit, on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Wednesday night was a busy one for Cal basketball, as their 2015 recruiting class looks drastically different this morning from what it looked like 24 hours ago. It started with three-star forward Roman Davis committing to play for the Golden Bears this season, a move that caused Davon Dillard..." July 02

  • Jalen Hill Commits To 2017 Class For UCLA Basketball

    Bruins Nation "Jalen Hill announced his commitment to UCLA tonight and, in so doing, became UCLA's second commit for the 2017 basketball recruiting class. Hill attends Corona Centennial HS and also plays for the Compton Magic AAU team. Hill was a part of the USA Basketball U16 team which won the FIBA Americas..." June 29

  • Colorado's Xavier Johnson tears left Achilles' tendon

    CBS Sports "Colorado has announced that senior Xavier Johnson will miss the upcoming months due to a torn left Achilles' tendon. Johnson ripped the tendon "earlier this month in offseason workouts." Johnson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Buffaloes last season. He's..." June 27

  • Kendal Manuel, Montana's No. 2 prospect in 2015, commits to Oregon State Beavers

    Oregonian "Kendal Manuel, the No. 2 prospect in the state of Montana, committed to the Oregon State Beavers on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the final piece in the most celebrated hoops class in school history. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard, out of Skyview High School (Billings, Montana), took his..." June 24

  • Wolf Pack add former Oregon State commit Cameron Oliver

    Mountain West Connection "Once again, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has added another transfer to the program. Cameron Oliver, a former Oregon State commit, will transfer to Nevada and will be eligible to play in the 2015-16 season. Oliver made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday. Oliver, a 6-foot-8,..." June 23

  • Report: Oregon the “front runner” to land five-star guard Jamal Murray

    Daily Emerald "Oregon might be on the verge of adding a huge piece to next year’s team. Jamal Murray, a five-star shooting guard from Ontario, Canada, who reclassified from the 2016 recruiting class to 2015, is announcing his college destination Tuesday. Murray is deciding between joining Oregon and Kentucky,..." June 23

  • Arizona's Allonzo Trier 'really ahead' after early enrollment

    Arizona Republic "Come along for the ride as Allonzo Trier relives his "Grad Night" experience last month. It starts on the afternoon of May 14 just outside Las Vegas, where Trier picks up his diploma from Findlay Prep. Then it continues from there, deep into the desert night, when … the Arizona Wildcats..." June 17

  • USC lands three-star 2016 power forward Harrison Henderson

    Campus Sports "Harrison Henderson, a three-star power forward out of South Grand Prairie High School near Dallas, has committed to play for Andy Enfield at USC. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported the story on his personal Twitter page. Standing 6-foot-10, 210 pounds, Henderson will suit up for the Trojans..." June 15

  • 2016 wing Sam Cunliffe from Seattle commits to ASU

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley landed his first 2016 recruit Wednesday with the commitment of Sam Cunliffe, a 6-foot-6 wing who some scouts believe has a chance to emerge as the best prospect in the state of Washington. For Cunliffe, who grew up as a Duke fan, this was an easy decision...." June 11

  • Victor Robbins dismissed from Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team

    Oregonian "Forward Victor Robbins has been dismissed from the Oregon State men's basketball team, head coach Wayne Tinkle told The Oregonian on Friday evening. In February, Robbins was eight games into a 10-game suspension for violating athletic department policy when he was cited for DUI. The rest of the..." June 08

  • Sweet 16 rematch next season: Duke-Utah happening at MSG

    CBS Sports "One of the most anticipated Sweet 16 games from last season's NCAA Tournament is getting a regular-season rematch. Duke and Utah announced they'll meet in New York City next season (Dec. 19) at Madison Square Garden. The game once more fulfills Mike Krzyzewski's annual self-imposed obligation..." June 06

  • ASU men's basketball lands Buffalo transfer Torian Graham

    The State Press "Graham, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, will likely sit out a year in 2015-16 and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Graham, who was originally recruited by Herb Sendek's staff at ASU out of high school, was the No. 12-ranked shooting guard in the country and a four-star prospect by Rivals..." June 03

  • Arizona basketball hires Mark Phelps as assistant coach

    Arizona Republic "Former Drake head coach Mark Phelps has been officially added to the Arizona Wildcats staff. UA announced Phelps' hiring as assistant coach Monday, two weeks after Damon Stoudamire announced he was leaving Arizona to rejoin Josh Pastner's University of Memphis staff. Phelps, 49, knows UA..." June 02

  • Contract extension, earlier vesting proposed for Wildcats' Miller

    Arizona Daily Star "The Arizona Board of Regents will vote next week on whether to approve for UA coach Sean Miller a one-year contract extension through 2020 and an accelerated vesting plan on a booster-initiated retention fund. Pending Regent approval, Miller will get a $100,000 salary increase for the..." June 01

  • Former U of L wing Aaron transfers to USC

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville wing Shaqquan Aaron has found his next basketball home. The 6-foot-7 freshman who asked for his release from U of L in April has transferred to USC, he confirmed to Scout.com on Tuesday. He picked the Trojans over San Diego State. Aaron grew up in the Los..." May 26

  • Report: Five-star Class of 2016 guard Jamal Murray has timeline to decide future

    College Basketball Talk "Many of the major pieces have already come together for the 2015-16 college basketball season but one of the great unknowns is five-star Class of 2016 point guard Jamal Murray. The native of Canada burst into the national spotlight with a 30-point performance in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit in..." May 25

  • Joseph Blair no longer with Arizona basketball program

    Fox Sports Arizona "Joseph Blair, who has spent the last two years as graduate manager with the Arizona men's basketball program, will not return to the team next season. The former Wildcats player turned on Wednesday confirmed he has "no position" with the team. His bio was no longer on Arizona's..." May 21

  • UCLA basketball Jonah Bolden to miss six to eight weeks after meniscus tear

    Orange County Register "Jonah Bolden, the talented 6-foot-10 guard/forward from Australia who missed his freshman season because of eligibility issues, underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. It was a "slight" tear, a UCLA spokesman said, and Bolden is expected to miss..." May 19

  • Chris Boucher, NJCAA national player of the year, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "247Sports four-star prospect and NJCAA national player of the year Chris Boucher committed to the Oregon Ducks basketball program Friday evening during a visit to Eugene, according to Boucher's mentor and high school coach Ibrahim Appiah. "He was there with the whole staff (Friday) and I think..." May 19

  • Report: Four-star JaQuori McLaughlin decommits from Washington

    SI "Four-star 2016 point guard JaQuori McLaughlin has decommitted from Washington, his high school coach told Eric Bossi of Rivals. McLaughlin verbally committed to the Huskies in November. He had previously gave a verbal commitment to Oregon State before decommitting after the Beavers fired coach..." May 19

  • Arizona State 2016 commit opts to open up recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona State lost a commitment in the Class of 2016 on Monday as three-star stretch forward Lucas Siewert opted to open up his recruitment. The 6-foot-10 native of California, by way of Brazil, can really shoot the ball from the perimeter. He checks in at No. 131 overall in the 2016 class,..." May 19

  • Damon Stoudamire will leave Arizona to rejoin Memphis Tigers' staff

    CBS Sports "Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire has reached an agreement in principle to leave his alma mater and return to Memphis as an assistant on Josh Pastner's staff, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday. WildcatAuthority.com reported earlier that Stoudamire has already informed recruits. Despite..." May 19

  • Shaq's son, Shareef O'Neal, receives offer from USC

    CBS Sports "Shareef O'Neal, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, received what will likely be the first of several Division I scholarship offers this week. According to O'Neal's Twitter account, USC was the first school to offer the high school freshman, currently playing at Windward School in Los..." May 15

  • Sean Miller to replace Billy Donovan as men's U19 USA Basketball coach

    CBS Sports "USA Basketball announced Thursday that Arizona's Sean Miller will replace Billy Donovan and coach the 2015 men's U19 World Championship team. Donovan was set to coach the team before leaving Florida for Oklahoma City. "I am honored to be named head coach of the USA Basketball Men's U19 World..." May 14

  • Fresno State men’s basketball picks up commitment from Colorado transfer Jaron Hopkins

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State added another key piece in building its future on the basketball court, receiving a commitment Tuesday from 6-foot-6 shooting guard Jaron Hopkins, a transfer from Colorado who out of high school was rated by one recruiting website as a top 30 player at his position. Hopkins, who..." May 14

  • Arizona's scheduling boycott of New Mexico will end in 2016

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Sixteen years after Lute Olson vowed Arizona would never schedule regional rival New Mexico again, the Wildcats' boycott is over. The two schools announced Monday they will begin a two-year series during the 2016-17 season with the Lobos visiting Tucson on Dec. 17, 2016 and the Wildcats..." May 12

  • Tulane adds Washington transfer, former McDonogh 35 standout Jernard Jarreau

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The makeup of Tulane basketball continues to change as former McDonogh 35 big man Jernard Jarreau is coming home to play his final two seasons of college basketball. The former Washington big man will transfer to Tulane just days after announcing he had planned to head to Oklahoma State. "At..." May 11

  • Arizona's Sean Miller alters recruiting strategy to avoid drop-off

    Fox Sports Arizona "Sean Miller's recruiting success rates well because of his ability to recruit high-profile high school graduates, but he's also welcoming new ways of finding immediate success -- without devaluing how important experience plays in to winning. "It wasn't that long ago in college sports that if..." May 09

  • Utah center Jeremy Olsen retires, while Utes add juco guard to roster

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jeremy Olsen's mind was ready for another season, his senior year with the Runnin' Utes. But his hips — which gave him pain, stiffness and discomfort throughout his college basketball career — were not. After consulting with his coaches, his doctor, his parents and his wife, the 24-year-old..." May 07

  • Oregon Ducks' center Jordan Bell has surgery to repair broken foot

    Oregonian "Oregon freshman Jordan Bell underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken foot. While it's not known how Bell broke his foot, or the severity, Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman confirmed the injury and said he expects Bell to be ready in time for next season. " May 07

  • Villanova Graduate Transfer G Dylan Ennis Commits To Oregon

    College Spun "Dylan Ennis, who announced following Villanova’s season that he is transferring out of the program, has committed to Oregon, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound guard is graduating from Villanova and will be eligible to play immediately in 2015-16. He has one year of..." May 06

  • 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

  • Four-star Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

    College Basketball Talk "Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus. Except Jackson won’t enter college..." May 05

  • Colorado's Dustin Thomas transfers to Arkansas

    The Score "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas is making the switch to Arkansas. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Thomas won't be eligible to play this season, so he'll hit the court in the 2016-17 campaign instead. Despite appearing in 32 games last season for the Buffaloes, Thomas averaged 4.4 points to go..." May 03

  • Report: Washington Star G Nigel Williams-Goss Is Transferring To Gonzaga

    College Spun "Nigel Williams-Goss, a rising junior guard for the Washington Huskies, will be transferring to Gonzaga, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, had a sensational sophomore season for the Huskies, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7..." May 03

  • UCLA Basketball Lands 3*/4* Center Ike Anigbogu

    Bruins Nation "UCLA Basketball Coach Steve Alford landed his third commitment for the 2016 recruiting class tonight when 3-star/4-star Center Ike Anigbogu of Centennial HS in Corona. According to BruinReportOnline, Anigbogu is 6'9" tall and weighs in at 225 lbs. Scout ranks him as the #2 Center in California,..." May 03

  • Arizona State G Murray to transfer

    Covers.com "Arizona State guard Chance Murray is transferring out of the program for his junior season. Murray is the third player to ask for his scholarship release since the arrival of new coach Bobby Hurley on April 9, joining sophomore center Connor MacDougall and senior forward Sai Tummala. "After..." May 03

  • Former Oregon Point Guard Dominic Artis commits to UTEP

    Miner Rush "Former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will be immediately eligible and join the UTEP basketball team El Paso Times reporter Felix Chavez first tweeted, and sources confirmed to Miner Rush. Artis averaged 6.2 points and 2.7 assists per game in 53 career games at Oregon before being suspended..." May 03

  • Five-star forward Jaylen Brown commits to Cal for 2015-16

    CBS Sports "Arguably the most talented player in the class of 2015 committed on Friday night, and his school of choice is something of an eyebrow-raiser. Jaylen Brown will play college basketball next fall -- at the University of California. Brown was forecasted on 247 Sports, a sister site of..." May 02

  • O'Bannon/UNC attorney asks senators to keep examining NCAA

    CBS Sports "Attorneys representing former University of North Carolina athletes in a academic fraud lawsuit against the university and NCAA are asking four members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to continue investigating academics in college sports given recent developments. In a letter dated April..." April 30

  • Oregon center Michael Chandler granted release from scholarship, will transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon center Michael Chandler was granted a release from his scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday. Chandler, a 6-foot-10 center, will seek to transfer to a different program. "We would like to thank Michael for being an important part of our team this season, and respect his..." April 28

  • Jernard Jarreau leaving Washington

    Seattle Times "The turnstile at Washington continues to spin. On the day the Huskies welcomed Hazen High star Dominic Green, they said goodbye to Jernard Jarreau who was granted his release. The fourth-year junior, who redshirted his first season with the Huskies and is expected to graduate this summer, will..." April 28

  • Shannon Evans commits to Arizona State basketball

    Arizona Republic "Former Buffalo guard Shannon Evans will follow his college head coach to Arizona State. Evans, who was visiting new ASU coach Bobby Hurley on campus this weekend, will join the Sun Devils. Hurley was hired April 9 to be the next Sun Devils head coach after spending two seasons with the same..." April 27

  • Mark Tollefsen to transfer to Arizona

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The graduate transfer is eligible to play immediately, and will provide much-needed front court depth for the Wildcats Many believe it has been a relatively bad week for Arizona basketball with Stanley Johnson deciding to go pro, and Damion Lee heading elsewhere. Fortunately, we have gotten..." April 27

  • Keith Smith, top 100 basketball prospect, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "ESPN four-star small forward Keith Smith, the No. 67 prospect in the class of 2016, has committed to the University of Oregon after re-opening his recruitment last week. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, Washington) product is rated as the No. 1 junior in his state and..." April 27

  • Washington gets commitment from Hazen High School star Dominic Green

    Seattle Times "Once Dominic Green secured his release from the scholarship he signed last November with Arizona State, the record-breaking Hazen High star knew he wanted to continue his basketball career close to home. After an informal visit to Washington last week, the 6-foot-7 small forward became..." April 27

  • Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson declares for NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Arizona freshman wing Stanley Johnson announced Thursday evening at a press conference that he'll leave school and enter his name into the 2015 NBA Draft. "I put a hell of a lot of thought into coming back," Johnson said at his press conference. "For me ... it took a lot of thought, but at the..." April 25

  • California's Tyrone Wallace: 'I will be returning for my senior year'

    CBS Sports "California guard Tyrone Wallace announced he will return to school for his senior season. The 6-foot-5 lefty averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists last season for the Bears, who finished 18-15. " April 24

  • 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

  • UCLA gets commitment from younger brother of five-star Class of 2016 pledge

    College Basketball Talk "UCLA added its first commitment in the 2017 class on Tuesday as LiAngelo Ball pledged to head coach Steve Alford and the Bruins. The 6-foot-5 Ball is the younger brother of five-star Class of 2016 point guard Lonzo Ball, who committed to UCLA in January of 2014. The younger Ball, also 6-foot-5,..." April 21

  • Utah basketball Jakob Poeltl to return for 2015-16 season

    Salt Lake Tribune "Projected as a possible lottery pick in June's NBA Draft, Jakob Poeltl has decided instead to return for his sophomore season at Utah. "I love my teammates, coaches and college in general," Poeltl said in a statement, calling it a "gut decision." The Austrian started all but one game for the..." April 20

  • Junior college transfer Ikenna Okwarabizie commits to UCLA basketball

    Daily Bruin "Junior college transfer Ikenna Okwarabizie committed to UCLA Sunday morning following a weekend visit to campus. Okwarabizie was a standout player for Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, and is originally from Nigeria. He transferred to high school in Iowa in 2013, but there were issues with..." April 20

  • Gilbert Christian hoops star Mitch Lightfoot reopens his recruiting, says ASU coming in

    Arizona Republic "Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-9 junior forward who helped Gilbert Christian capture the Division II boys basketball state championship last season, says he has reopened his recruiting. Last year, Lightfoot committed to New Mexico. "I want to see what is out there," he said. "I was 16 and..." April 19

  • Porter Sr. turns down Washington offer, stays at MU

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri women’s basketball assistant Michael Porter Sr. turned down an offer to join the Washington men’s basketball staff. Porter’s decision to remain at MU will keep one of the nation’s top boys prospects in town, too. Michael Porter Jr. just completed his sophomore season at Tolton and is a..." April 15

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • 5-star big man Ivan Rabb commits to California

    SB Nation "California has just landed its biggest basketball recruit in years. Ivan Rabb, a five-star prospect and one of the best players in the Class of 2015, has committed to play for Cuonzo Martin and the Golden Bears. Rabb, 18, is rated as the best player in California, best power forward in the..." April 14

  • Report: Gary Payton II will return to Oregon State for senior season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year reportedly will be back in the conference next season. Oregon State junior guard Gary Payton II — the son of NBA legend Gary Payton — is returning to Corvallis for his senior year, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. " April 14

  • 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

  • Two more Washington players granted releases from scholarships

    College Basketball Talk "Starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss won’t be the only player leaving the Washington program this spring. As first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, guard Darin Johnson and center Gilles Dierickx have also been granted a release from their scholarships and will be transferring. Like..." April 11

  • Arizona State hires former Duke player, Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley

    CBS Sports "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Arizona State, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday that Hurley had emerged as a..." April 09

  • Kaleb Tarczewski Remaining At Arizona For Senior Season

    Real GM Basketball "Kaleb Tarczewski has decided to remain at Arizona for his senior season. Tarczewski averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game as a junior." April 09

  • Reports: Nigel Williams-Goss transferring from Washington

    Seattle Times "Multiple reports say guard Nigel Williams-Goss is leaving Washington and considering transferring to another Division I school. The 6-3 sophomore who led the Huskies in points (15.6 scoring average) and assists (5.9 per game) contemplated an early departure to the NBA last year and was..." April 09

  • Former Duke star Bobby Hurley emerges as candidate at ASU

    CBS Sports "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as a serious candidate at Arizona State, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. Two sources referred to Hurley as the "frontrunner" for the job. One suggested a deal might already be in place. Sources told CBSSports.com that..." April 08

  • Utah's Larry Krystkowiak earns $19 million contract through 2022-23

    CBS Sports "Larry Krystkowiak has turned Utah from a six-win team to a 26-win team in three years, and this past March got the Utes to a Sweet 16, where they lost to eventual national champion Duke. For his efforts -- and because he's become a commodity on the coaching market -- Utah announced on Wednesday..." April 08

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson leaving Arizona, declares for NBA draft

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has decided to take his talent and shimmy to the NBA, leaving Arizona after just two seasons. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound former McDonald's All-American from Chester, Pa., and Arizona's best defender became the first of what could be as many as four Wildcats..." April 08

  • Report: Jeff Capel removes self from consideration for Arizona State job

    Arizona Sports "Virtually from the moment Arizona State decided to part with Herb Sendek as their head basketball coach, Jeff Capel's name came up as a likely replacement. Well, that is not going to happen. Capel, currently an assistant coach at Duke, has head coaching experience at Oklahoma as well as VCU." April 07

  • Kevon Looney declares for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "UCLA forward Kevon Looney is off to the NBA, the school announced on Monday afternoon. “This was a really tough decision for me because there were so many positives both ways,” Looney said. “My time at UCLA has been unbelievable, and I know I’ll be a Bruin forever. But playing in the NBA is a..." April 06

  • Report: Stanley Johnson 'torn' on whether or not to go pro or return to Arizona

    Arizona Sports "All throughout the 2014-15 season it was assumed that Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson was a "one-and-done" player. After all, he was projected to be a top-10 pick in the NBA Draft the moment he was eligible, and after a season in which he averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 rebounds per..." April 06

  • Arizona F Brandon Ashley will enter NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Arizona forward Brandon Ashley will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. The 6-9, 230-pound Ashley, who is expected to be a mid-to-late second-round pick, averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds this season for the Wildcats." April 06

  • Kevon Looney Closes Agent Decision With Plan To Declare For NBA Draft

    Real GM Basketball "UCLA freshman forward Kevon Looney has plans to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft and is closing a representation agreement, sources told RealGM. An active athlete at 6-foot-9, Looney, 19, had been considering several top representation firms and will be in strong contention to become a lottery..." April 02

  • Hollis-Jefferson: I'm still undecided

    ESPN "Arizona Wildcats forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heading to the NBA, multiple sources told ESPN on Wednesday, though the sophomore says publicly that he has yet to make a firm decision. The news was first reported by Scout.com. The 6-foot-7 Hollis-Jefferson is considered a late..." April 02

  • Washington State losing three players to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State is losing three first-year players as the school announced that junior forward Aaron Cheatum and freshmen guards Jackie Davis and Trevor Dunbar will transfer. “We appreciate the contributions Aaron, Jackie and Trevor have made to the program over the last year,” head coach..." April 01

  • Arizona's Sean Miller to critics: 'Go cheer for ASU!'

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Wildcats saw their season come to an end in the Elite Eight against Wisconsin for the second consecutive year. But head coach Sean Miller won't stand for people calling his season a failure. During the postgame press conference on Saturday, Miller said that he was proud of what his..." March 31

  • 5 big postseason questions for University of Arizona basketball

    Arizona Republic "When Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller raved about T.J. McConnell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the postgame interview podium Saturday, he also referred to them both in the past tense. "We're going to miss them," Miller said. "We really are." Hollis-Jefferson is a sophomore. But, of..." March 31

  • Arizona equipped for another run in 2016, despite expected losses

    Fox Sports Arizona "T.J. McConnell says one thing is certain when it comes to next season's Arizona basketball team: "I don't see there being a drop-off. Coach (Sean) Miller recruits his (butt) off. I think they will be fine." McConnell, unless he stays on as some sort of an assistant coach, won't be part of it...." March 30

  • Late Duke free throw causes huge Las Vegas swing

    ESPN "A foul that almost wasn't called resulted in a last-second free throw that caused millions of dollars to change hands in Las Vegas. And this time the sportsbooks took the worst of it. Duke guard Quinn Cook made one of two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining, capping the Blue Devils' 63-57..." March 28

  • USC guard Kahlil Dukes plans to transfer

    CBS Sports "University of Southern California guard Kahlil Dukes has chosen to leave the men's basketball program after deciding to transfer schools, the school announced Thursday. " March 26

  • Delon Wright doesn’t need to score to be Utes’ MVP

    Salt Lake Tribune "In the critical moments of the University of Utah's biggest basketball game in 10 years, senior guard Delon Wright did what seemingly everyone who watches the Utes has wanted him to do. He took over the game. Disclaimer: He did so in his usual, understated style. Wright's guiding the Utes..." March 25

  • Report: Arizona State offers Jeff Capel head coaching job

    SI "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports ESPN.com. Arizona State is seeking to replace Herb Sendek, who was fired on Tuesday after nine seasons with the program. Sendek had a 159-137 in his tenure with the Sun Devils, but failed to get..." March 25

  • Jeff Capel can be Arizona State's next head coach, if he wants

    CBS Sports "The Arizona State job is "Jeff Capel's, if he wants it," a source connected to the Arizona State program told CBSSports.com on Tuesday afternoon. Arizona State fired Herb Sendek earlier Tuesday. School officials have already indirectly reached-out to Capel, a source told CBSSports.com...." March 24

  • ASU fires basketball coach Herb Sendek

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State on Tuesday changed the direction of its men's basketball program, firing coach Herb Sendek after nine seasons with the Sun Devils. Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson informed Sendek of his decision during a morning meeting with the coach. The Sun Devils just returned from..." March 24

  • Utah basketball: Krystkowiak changed Utes’ culture — and wins followed

    Salt Lake Tribune "In his hands, he clutched a rope. Beneath his feet, there was a cable stretching across an expanse that felt like a mile, and beneath the cable was 100 feet of sky. Larry Krystkowiak was harnessed in, so he knew if he slipped, if his hands or feet failed him, he wouldn't plummet to the ground...." March 19

  • Brandon Ashley hits stride as Arizona enters NCAA Tournament

    Arizona Republic "Even Arizona coach Sean Miller has wondered how last season would have ended had Brandon Ashley been healthy for the finish. Now Miller is eager to see how this season ends with him. Ashley was voted the Pac-12 tournament's most outstanding player as Arizona thrashed Oregon by a margin of 28..." March 19

  • 5 things that must happen for Arizona to cut down the nets

    Fox Sports "Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller can't look past this weekend. It does him no good. It's a different story for the rest of us, eager to peek to the possibilities of the Sweet 16 and beyond. A national talking point is the dominance of unbeaten Kentucky -- would you bet on those Wildcats or the..." March 18

  • President Obama picks Arizona to make Final Four

    Arizona Republic "As if the NCAA Tournament doesn't cause enough pressure already, Arizona will need to help keep President Barack Obama's bracket intact. President Obama and ESPN unveiled the annual Presidential Bracket on Monday, and he had the Arizona Wildcats making a deep run in this year's..." March 18

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • Colorado senior Booker opts to skip CBI

    ESPN "Colorado senior Askia Booker has decided to skip the College Basketball Invitational, apparently deeming it not worthy of his time. He has the support of his coach and many teammates, who will play without him. The CBI ranks third among college basketball's postseason events, behind the NCAA..." March 17

  • Colorado sophomore guard Dustin Thomas to transfer

    Denver Post "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas will leave the men's basketball program with the intent to transfer, the school announced Monday. Thomas, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound guard out of Texarkana, Texas, appeared in all 32 for the Buffaloes this past season, starting 11. He averaged 4.4 points and 2.5..." March 17

  • Oregon State’s Wayne Tinkle starts five walk-ons on Senior Night

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle doesn’t have any seniors on his roster, which made it tough for him to figure out what to do on Senior Night this season. So instead he honored the program’s five walk-ons, four of whom made the team during open tryouts in October, by starting them in the..." March 05

  • Three-star small forward becomes California’s first 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "With their three best perimeter players in junior Tyrone Wallace and sophomores Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews having eligibility remaining beyond this season, and Georgetown transfer Stephen Domingo becoming eligible next season, California won’t lack for options in that area in 2015-16. Sunday..." March 01

  • Washington State lands a Class of 2016 point guard commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State landed its point guard of the future on Monday as California native and three-star guard Milan Acquaah committed to head coach Ernie Kent. The 6-foot-2 lead guard comes from a strong program in Los Angeles at Cathedral High School as teammates and fellow juniors Lucas Siewart..." February 24

  • Jason Terry to have jersey retired at Arizona

    Arizona Republic "Few players squeezed more use out of an Arizona Wildcats basketball jersey than Jason Terry did. Terry played four years at Arizona. There were 104 UA wins while he wore No. 31. He even slept in his uniform. Now, Terry's jersey can rest. Terry will become the fifth Arizona player to have..." February 19

  • Arizona State Retired James Harden’s No. 13 Jersey, Honored Him With Ceremony

    College Spun "Arizona State’s men’s basketball program honored The Beard tonight. The Sun Devils paid tribute to former star guard James Harden at halftime of their contest against UCLA Wednesday evening. Harden, now an NBA MVP candidate for the Houston Rockets, led ASU from 2007-09. He played for the Sun..." February 19

  • Scorpion sting delays Oregon State Beavers' flight in Los Angeles

    Oregonian "A plane carrying the Oregon State men's basketball team -- and, coincidentally, Oregonian/OregonLive reporter Tyson Alger -- from Los Angeles to Portland on Saturday had to return to the gate at LAX when a woman was stung by a scorpion. Passengers were told the scorpion hitched a ride in the..." February 16