Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona Wildcats' class of 2018

    Tuscon "Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly announced he has decommitted from Arizona on Thursday night, just over three weeks after he was named in a federal complaint that quoted a sports agent saying he took $15,000. If Quinerly was found to have taken an amount that high, he most likely would not..." October 20

  • University of Portland basketball player files lawsuit against Oregon, Dana Altman and staff

    Oregonian "A University of Portland basketball player is suing the University of Oregon, men's basketball coach Dana Altman and members of his staff for alleged negligence stemming from a 2015 recruiting visit that ended with an injury. Crisshawn Clark, a 6-foot-4 guard who transferred to Portland from..." October 20

  • Former Oregon recruit who tore his ACL while on official visit sues school, coaches

    Oregonian "A University of Portland basketball player is suing the University of Oregon, men's basketball coach Dana Altman and members of his staff for alleged negligence stemming from a 2015 recruiting visit that ended with an injury. Crisshawn Clark, a 6-foot-4 guard who transferred to Portland from..." October 19

  • Elite guard Luguentz Dort commits to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Since his arrival in 2015, Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley has worked to raise the talent within his men's basketball program. Over the last two years, the coach and his staff have lassoed four-star prospects from places such as Georgia and Rhode Island. On Wednesday, however, the Sun Devils took..." October 18

  • USC basketball loses four-star recruit J'Raan Brooks because of scandal

    Los Angeles Times "The college basketball bribery and corruption scandal has cost USC a top recruit, at least temporarily. Forward J'Raan Brooks, a 6-foot-8 forward from Seattle Garfield High who is ranked among the nation’s top 100 high school players, said he is reopening his college search. “Due to unforeseen..." October 16

  • UCLA signs Steve Alford to 1-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "The UCLA Bruins have officially signed head basketball coach Steve Alford to a one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season, the program formally announced on Friday. Alford, who has been at the Bruins helm since 2013, most recently piloted UCLA to a 31-5 record thanks to a tremendous..." October 06

  • Nation’s No. 1 Recruit R.J. Barrett Sets Decision Date

    The Spun "R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools. On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon. He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have..." October 06

  • Arizona basketball allegedly offered recruit $150K; 'Book' Richardson paid another $15K

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Closer inspection of the FBI indictments filed Tuesday suggest Arizona basketball's Emanuel "Book" Richardson paid $15,000 to a top 2018 recruit, and that Arizona basketball was at least willing to offer $150,000 to another. According to complaints filed by the Justice Department, Richardson —..." September 29

  • FBI arrests assistant basketball coaches in corruption scheme

    Clutch Points "The details are not yet full out there, but reports have surfaced that at least two college basketball assistant coaches were arrested by the FBI for a corruption scheme. Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches..." September 26

  • Four NCAA basketball assistants arrested in alleged fraud scheme involving Adidas

    Larry Brown Sports "The FBI announced on Tuesday that four NCAA basketball coaches are among the 10 people who have been arrested and charged with fraud and corruption in an alleged scandal involving a top executive at Adidas. According to the indictments, Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, Southern California..." September 26

  • Louis King, consensus 5-star SF, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "For months, there's been significant speculation that the 2018 recruiting class could be a special group for the Oregon Ducks men's basketball program. On Thursday, Oregon delivered, landing consensus five-star small forward Louis King, who chose the Ducks over fellow finalists Kansas, North..." September 22

  • Four-star big man Nazreon Reid commits to LSU over Arizona

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Nazreon Reid will take his skills to LSU. The four-star big man , the No. 3 power forward in the class of 2018, on Tuesday announced he has committed to play for the Tigers. Reid opted for LSU over Arizona after visiting the Louisiana school several times this summer and meeting with coach..." September 13

  • Jordan Clarkson 'LaMelo Ball Doesn't Need NCAA ... He's Gonna Be Rich!!'

    TMZ "Jordan Clarkson says it's no biggie if LaMelo Ball's ineligible to play college hoops ... 'cause he thinks the $395 signature shoe is gonna make the H.S. prodigy a ton of cash!! TMZ Sports spoke with the Lakers star about the BBB's "Melo Ball 1" and whether LaVar's decision to release the shoes..." September 09

  • LaVar Ball brushes off LaMelo eligibility concerns due to MB1 shoe, says NCAA 'not my boss'

    ESPN "If having a signature shoe ultimately costs 16-year-old LaMelo Ball his NCAA eligibility, his father, LaVar Ball, isn't worried about it. Given a choice between one or the other, LaVar said the priority is the shoe. "He's going to have a shoe," LaVar said Saturday night during his son's..." September 03

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