Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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' "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, 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 "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 on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Multiple sources told 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 "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as a serious candidate at Arizona State, multiple sources told on Wednesday. Two sources referred to Hurley as the "frontrunner" for the job. One suggested a deal might already be in place. Sources told that..." April 08

  • Utah's Larry Krystkowiak earns $19 million contract through 2022-23 "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 "Arizona forward Brandon Ashley will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, sources told 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 "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 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 "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 "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 "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports 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 "The Arizona State job is "Jeff Capel's, if he wants it," a source connected to the Arizona State program told on Tuesday afternoon. Arizona State fired Herb Sendek earlier Tuesday. School officials have already indirectly reached-out to Capel, a source told" 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 "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 "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

  • Arizona center Tarczewski searching for lost confidence

    Fox Sports Arizona "The question was matter of fact, and it started Sean Miller's press conference this week: Is Kaleb Tarczewski meeting his expectations? As was Miller's response: "Probably not right now." Nearly two-thirds of the way into the season with two full seasons behind him, Tarczewski is seemingly..." February 14

  • To be great, Arizona has to solve case of disappearing defense

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona, this is your final wake-up call. That's three losses. That's three hard-to-figure losses. That's three losses to teams that rank no higher than No. 69 in the RPI. Gathering up the records of the other nine teams in the AP top 10, you can find only one loss to a team rated so poorly..." February 12

  • Victor Robbins, suspended Oregon State forward, to serve 'extended suspension' after DUI citation

    Oregonian "Suspended Oregon State forward Victor Robbins will serve an "extended suspension" after being cited for DUI over the weekend, head coach Wayne Tinkle announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon. That means Robbins' suspension will extend past his initially scheduled return Feb. 19 against..." February 12

  • Delon Wright dealing with sore knee, expects to start vs. Stanford

    Salt Lake Tribune "It was a heart-stopper for Utah fans at the time. Keep in mind, Delon Wright didn't know if he was going to be OK either. He went up for a rebound in warm-ups for the second half and felt some pain. He told coaches, who had been expecting to send him out for another 20 minutes against Colorado...." February 11

  • Victor Robbins, suspended Oregon State Beavers forward, cited for DUII

    Oregonian "Oregon State forward Victor Robbins was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants Sunday, according to the Benton County Sherriff's Office. A message with Oregon State Police was not immediately returned. Robbins, who is now eight games into a 10-game suspension for violating..." February 09

  • Noah Togiai, football and basketball standout, flips from Utah Utes to Oregon State Beavers

    Oregonian "In a battle Utah desperately didn't want to lose, Oregon State came out with the victory. Rivals three-star small forward/tight end Noah Togiai, who plays both basketball and football, announced via Twitter that he has switched his commitment from Utah to Oregon State on the eve of signing..." February 05

  • Five-star SG Tyler Dorsey commits to Oregon "Five-star shooting guard Tyler Dorsey has verbally committed to Oregon, reports CBS Sports. Dorsey, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound recruit from Pasadena, Calif. (Maranatha), also visited Arizona State, Cal, Colorado and Kansas. He also held offers from Arizona, UConn, Duke, Georgetown, Kentucky,..." February 03

  • Arizona's McConnell again plays like Pac-12's POY

    Fox Sports Arizona "With Arizona winning big in what turned out to be a 57-34 victory, Oregon State and its coach Wayne Tinkle spoke briefly to the Wildcats' T. J. McConnell in front of Oregon State's bench after McConnell forced one of the Beaver's 17 turnovers. McConnell nodded and then smiled. "He just said..." January 31

  • Report: Stanford’s Reid Travis to return on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Reid Travis will be returning to the Stanford lineup on Wednesday night, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle. Travis is a 6-foot-7 power forward that was a top 40 recruit this season. He’s been out of action since December 29th as he’s dealt with a stress fracture in his..." January 28

  • UCLA F Jonah Bolden Is Now Eligible to Practice for Bruins

    Bruins Nation "Player sends out a tweet announcing that he is now eligible to join the team. After a terrible weekend in Oregon, the UCLA Men's Basketball team got some news today as freshman Forward Jonah Bolden has been given permission to start practicing with the team." January 28

  • Gilbert Christian junior Cameron Satterwhite commits to Colorado

    Arizona Republic "Gilbert Christian junior guard Cameron Satterwhite gave Colorado a commitment to play basketball, coach Kurt Keener said Tuesday. Satterwhite, 6-foot-2, who is averaging 18 points, was offered recently by the Pac-12 school. He had received offers from mid-majors, but this was his first offer..." January 28

  • Report: Robert Upshaw could head to D-League after Washington dismissal

    The Score "Not willing to let his college resume to date and the draft combine determine his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft, Robert Upshaw could be on his way to the D-League. Upsahw was dismissed from Washington on Monday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. This isn't Upshaw's first bout of trouble..." January 28

  • Arizona State loses freshman point guard for the season "The Arizona State men's basketball program is undergoing a rough year. The Sun Devils, who won 21 games last season and reached the 2014 NCAA Tournament, are 10-10 in 2014-15 and stand at 2-5 in the Pac 12. And now they'll be without a fledgling player, freshman point guard Kodi Justice. The..." January 27

  • UW dismisses Robert Upshaw "Washington Huskies junior 7-footer Robert Upshaw has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, the school announced. "We wish Rob well as he moves forward in his life, and we will do our best to support him in the future," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said in a..." January 27

  • Sources: Kobe's agent favored to sign Stanley Johnson; Lakers next?

    Sporting News "If there is some good to come out of the rotator cuff injury that sidelined Kobe Bryant for the remainder of the season, it is that the Lakers could lose a whole lot of games the rest of the way and finally be in position to draft a Kobe guy—this time, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. Several times..." January 26

  • Stanford F Reid Travis on pace to return this week "Stanford freshman Reid Travis will return to practice today and is on pace to return to game action this week, Johnny Dawkins told on Monday. The 6-9 power forward has been out of the Cardinal lineup since Dec. 29 due to a stress fracture. "He's going to practice today and he's..." January 26

  • 2016 4-star forward Lucas Siewert commits to ASU basketball

    Arizona Republic "Lucas Siewert, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound stretch forward from Los Angeles Cathedral High, committed to Arizona State on Sunday, giving the Sun Devils a second-four star prospect in their 2016 class. Recruiting-service Rivals ranks Siewert as the nation's No. 100 2016 prospect. Siewert also has..." January 26

  • Arizona tunes out 'noise' in what is a long season

    Fox Sports Arizona "Yes, Arizona hears the whispers and the cheers. It goes with the territory when you have all eyes on a program that found success for more than three decades. Highs and lows happen, but it's how it deals with them that's important. "We have this motto: 'It's all about the people in the gym..." January 20

  • Jernard Jarreau to miss 4-6 weeks due to knee injury

    Seattle Times "Jernard Jarreau re-injured his right knee last Saturday and will have arthroscopic surgery Friday morning. He’s expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks. Jarreau injured his knee during Washington’s 80-77 defeat to Washington State last Saturday. He left the game with less than three minutes..." January 16

  • Victor Robbins, Oregon State Beavers, suspended 10 games for violation of athletic department policy

    Oregonian "Oregon State forward Victor Robbins has been suspended 10 games for violating athletic department policy, head coach Wayne Tinkle told The Oregonian before the Beavers' 6 p.m. tipoff Thursday at Washington. Robbins' suspension will end before OSU's Feb. 19 matchup with Utah. At that point, OSU..." January 16

  • Former Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd gets a chance at a football national title

    College Basketball Talk "If you’re watching the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night between Oregon and Ohio State you might notice a former college basketball player playing a role in the proceedings. Former Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd is now playing wide receiver for the Ducks on..." January 12

  • Craig Victor transferring to LSU "Arizona transfer Craig Victor is headed home to LSU, his AAU coach, Gregg Holmes, told Oklahoma State was the other finalist for Victor, who announced his transfer from the Wildcats on Tuesday. Victor, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is a New Orleans native. He considered LSU coming out..." January 11

  • University of Oregon and Dana Altman sued over alleged sexual assault by alleged victim

    Oregonian "The University of Oregon and men's basketball coach Dana Altman were sued Thursday afternoon by the alleged victim of a March sexual assault involving three former Ducks basketball players in a suit that says, in part, that Altman was fully aware that one of the players, Brandon Austin, had been..." January 09

  • Cal's Jabari Bird doubtful to return this week "Cal's Jabari Bird is doubtful to return for either of the Bears' next two games in Los Angeles, Cuonzo Martin told on Wednesday. "He's shooting but nothing on the floor yet," Martin said of the 6-6 Bird, who hasn't played since Nov. 30 due to a stress fracture. "He's doing all..." January 07

  • Arizona frosh Craig Victor to transfer "Arizona freshman Craig Victor, a top-50 recruit coming out of high school, is transferring in search of more playing time. "We wish Craig and his family well," Wildcats coach Sean Miller said in a statement released Tuesday. Victor was ranked 37th by ESPN in the Class of 2014. However, the..." January 07

  • Report: Oregon adds freshman big man for second semester

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon has added a 6-foot-9 post player named Roman Sorkin for the second semester, according to a report from Sorkin, an Israeli native, enrolled at Oregon this week, the report says, and will be eligible to play this season. That’s a major boost for the Ducks, who desperately..." January 06

  • Stanford's Reid Travis out indefinitely "Stanford freshman Reid Travis is out indefinitely with a stress fracture, the school announced. Travis, a 6-foot-8 forward, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in July but has started all 11 games for the Cardinal this season. The team's leading rebounder, Travis helped lead Stanford to an..." January 02

  • Lindsey Drew commits to the Sun Devils

    House of Sparky "Herb Sendek brought in his third recruit of his 2015 class in the form of three-star point guard Lindsey Drew. The Los Angeles Times first reported the news a few days ago. Drew ranks as a three star recruit according to Rivals and Scout, but a two-star recruit according to ESPN. He stands..." December 30

  • Wanaah Bail Declared Academically Ineligible

    Bruins Nation "How many players will be declared ineligible or not even gain admittance? It's at joke proportions. Bail has been a disappointment over two seasons, but when you have a short bench, this just adds to the woes, including emotionally. Plus you have to wonder about his future. Did he have upside? If..." December 29

  • Former Gators commit, Stanford C Schuyler Rimmer, to transfer to Florida as walk-on

    Only Gators "One-time Florida Gators 2013 commitment Schuyler Rimmer never wound up playing for the team out of high school, deciding six weeks after initially pledging to the program that he would reopen his recruitment. It appears as if Rimmer has found a way to suit up for the Gators after all as he..." December 29

  • Cal hoop star Jabari Bird has stress fracture, return date uncertain

    San Jose Mercury News "The undisclosed foot injury that has sidelined Cal sophomore guard Jabari Bird for six games is a stress fracture, according to his high school coach. "I don't know how long it's going to take," said Salesian High coach Bill Mellis. "There's got to be some level of frustration to it, but he'll..." December 23

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic has gone from conviction to redemption

    Fox Sports "The desert sun is streaming through the window. It illuminates the big smile of the broad-shouldered 24-year-old whose path here – from the floor of a jail cell, to the back seat of a Cadillac Catera that was his home for a month to the gleaming facility of a Pac-12 basketball program where he’ll..." December 16

  • Arizona point guards are all about the assist

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona's reputation as "Point Guard U" is alive and well in 2014-15. For a few years, there was doubt. But in the last couple of seasons, the point guard has returned to prominence in Tucson. Senior T.J. McConnell and now freshman Parker Jackson-Cartwright have done their part to restore the..." December 13

  • Utah forward Jordan Loveridge will miss time after knee surgery

    Salt Lake Tribune "Amid one of Utah's best moments of the year, there was a painful announcement. Jordan Loveridge will be out until at least the start of conference play after undergoing knee surgery this week. Called a game-time decision leading into Utah's eventual 69-68 win in overtime on Wednesday, Loveridge..." December 04

  • Brendan Bailey commits to Arizona State

    Salt Lake Tribune "American Fork’s hybrid junior forward Brendan Bailey confirmed his commitment to Arizona State to The Salt Lake Tribune late Sunday evening. At 6-foot-7, Bailey has built his reputation as an elite defender with quick lateral instincts and an ability to change shots with his length. According..." December 02

  • Bruins, Wildcats line up matchups "UCLA is close to finalizing a deal for a home-and-home series with Kentucky that would start in 2015 in Westwood, Bruins coach Steve Alford told ESPN on Wednesday. The game would add to a loaded nonconference schedule next season for the Bruins, who then would face the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in..." November 26

  • Report: Oregon’s Dwayne Benjamin out tonight against VCU

    College Basketball Talk "Dwayne Benjamin entered Monday night’s tilt with Michigan as one of Oregon’s most surprising players. He’s averaging 7.5 points and 9.3 boards, playing with the kind of energy up front that the Ducks desperately need, but he won’t be on the floor on Tuesday night. Benjamin injured his left..." November 25

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • 5-star T.J. Leaf commits to Arizona

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Five-star 2016 forward T.J. Leaf committed to Arizona on Wednesday. The tall, skilled player from the San Diego area had been a target of Indiana University, and he was thought earlier in the process to have significant interest in the Hoosiers because his family is from Indiana." November 20

  • Oregon 2016 football commit says he’ll also play hoops in college

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier this month, Oregon football received a verbal commitment from White Station High (Tennessee) 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 wideout will also play basketball for the Ducks. Mitchell is regarded as a three-star basketball recruit, according to Rivals. This gives Dana..." November 17

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Junior College transfer Kadeem Allen likely to redshirt 2014-15 season

    Arizona Desert Swarm "During the Arizona Wildcats' exhibition win against Cal Poly Pomona on Sunday night, one thing stood out with Sean Miller's substitution patterns. Arizona played all of its eligible scholarship players except one: 2014 National JUCO Player of the Year Kadeem Allen. Miller addressed that..." November 12

  • Oregon State Beavers deny Chai Baker eligibility with men's basketball team

    Oregonian "Freshman guard Chai Baker will not be cleared to compete athletically for the Oregon State men's basketball team, the university announced in a news release Wednesday evening. Baker had two doctor's appointments Wednesday to check up on his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered this past..." November 10

  • Gligorije Rakocevic, a native of Montenegro, commits to Oregon State basketball

    Oregonian "Gligorije Rakocevic, a native of Montenegro, moved to the United States last year in an attempt to further his basketball career. So far, that decision has been a resounding success. On Saturday evening, Rakocevic committed to play basketball at Oregon State University over his other..." November 10

  • Arizona freshman center Dusan Ristic cleared by NCAA "The NCAA has officially cleared Arizona freshman center Dusan Ristic to play this season, sources confirmed to The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of The NCAA was looking into amateurism issues with Ristic, who played for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia before..." November 02

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