Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • UCLA guard Prince Ali has knee surgery

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA sophomore guard Prince Ali underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee after suffering the injury on July 8 while playing in an open gym. Ali, who averaged 3.9 points in 11.8 minutes per game last season, will be reevaluated in four months and could potentially..." July 16

  • Top basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. verbally commits to Washington

    Seattle Times "The Washington men’s basketball team landed the highest-ranked recruit in the history of the program when Michael Porter Jr., a five-star 2017 prospect, pledged to play for the Huskies." July 16

  • Ex-Utah F Chris Reyes transfers to Pepperdine

    Today's U "Pepperdine announced Wednesday that ex-Utah forward Chris Reyes will be part of its 2016-17 team as a graduate transfer. As a grad transfer, Reyes will immediately be eligible play for the Waves next season. Reyes, who’s hometown is close to Pepperdine’s campus, will pursue a master’s degree in..." July 15

  • Ex-Missouri guard Namon Wright heading to Colorado

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Missouri guard Namon Wright has found a new home. Wright, who left Mizzou shortly after last season, will transfer to Colorado, Buffs coach Tad Boyle told the Boulder Daily Camera. "He's a ready-made player," Boyle said told the newspaper. "He had a really good freshman year and had some..." July 04

  • Gonzaga officially adds Jordan Mathews from Cal

    The Score "Gonzaga officially announced the acquisition of guard Jordan Mathews as a graduate transfer from Cal on Thursday. "Jordan is a proven big-time shooter and scorer at our level," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said in a statement. "He is a guy with great character and is a really good student. He comes..." July 01

  • Dylan Ennis receives extra year of eligibility from NCAA, returns to Oregon Ducks basketball

    Oregonian "The news Dylan Ennis had waited months for arrived when he was in the kitchen. His phone buzzed and he opened a group chat that included himself, Oregon head coach Dana Altman, assistant coach Mike Mennenga and UO compliance staffer Bill Clever. The text was from Clever, and it read that..." July 01

  • Five-star Terrance Ferguson will play overseas next season and not at Arizona

    USA Today High School Sports "In April, Advanced Prep International (Dallas) shooting guard lit the World Select Team up for 21 points, all on three-pointers, to help the USA Junior National Select Team roll to a 101-67 win at the Nike Hoop Summit. Turns out that dominant experience against foreign competition will come in..." June 30

  • Freshman guard Kobe Paras withdraws from UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "The Kobe Paras era at UCLA appears to have ended before it began. The incoming freshman guard, who was conditionally admitted to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university after failing to meet certain academic requirements, the school announced Wednesday. John Montgomery, principal at Los..." June 29

  • Garfield junior Jaylen Nowell commits to UW

    Seattle Times "Garfield junior Jaylen Nowell, a top-100 recruit in the class of 2017, committed to the University of Washington on Wednesday. “After thinking long and hard,” Nowell tweeted, “I am happy to announce that I will be staying home to attend and play for the UW.” At 6-5, 190 pounds. Nowell is a..." June 29

  • Former USC guard Malik Marquetti to transfer to Ragin’ Cajuns

    The Advocate "Former Southern California guard Malik Marquetti was looking to make a basketball decision when it came to his future. On Monday, the former Trojans captain made that decision: Marquetti will continue his playing career at Louisiana-Lafayette. “It was the best basketball decision for me,”..." June 28

  • Three-star shooting guard Harold Baruti commits to UW men’s basketball

    Seattle Times "The Washington men’s basketball team added three-star shooting guard Harold Baruti to its incoming freshman class Monday, the university’s athletic department announced. Baruti, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, played two years of high school basketball at Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va. He..." June 28

  • Cal transfer Jordan Mathews commits to Gonzaga

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga has bolstered its 2016-17 roster with the addition of Cal transfer Jordan Mathews. Mathews, who arrived in Spokane on a recruiting trip Thursday, orally committed to the Zags, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman." June 24

  • Former University of Utah forward Brekkott Chapman transfers to Weber State

    The Deseret News "Brekkott Chapman will be moving closer to home. The former Roy High School standout, who played two years at the University of Utah, has transferred to Weber State. Chapman declared his intentions to leave the Runnin' Utes in early May, and it was widely thought that he'd end up in..." June 23

  • Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs transfers to USC

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs found a new home with Southern California, CBSSports.com reported Thursday. Buggs, a 6-foot-9 senior, averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds as a junior last season. He left Minnesota to pursue more playing time and a graduate degree. The Arlington, Texas,..." June 23

  • USC AD Haden, relatives earned $2.4M from education foundation

    Los Angeles Times "Seventeen years ago, former USC and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden joined the board of an old, little-known charitable foundation that helps needy young people get an education. The George Henry Mayr Foundation, established in 1949, has no office of its own, no full-time staff and no..." June 19

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, Scout.com reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Kentucky basketball transfer Marcus Lee headed to Cal

    San Jose Mercury News "Former McDonald's All-American and Kentucky men's basketball player Marcus Lee will transfer to Cal, according to reports from Scout.com and CBSSports. Lee, a power forward who attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, returns to the East Bay after three years at Kentucky. He averaged 6.4..." June 12

  • Wayne Tinkle signs 2-year contract extension as Oregon State Beavers men's basketball coach

    Oregonian "Oregon State announced Tuesday a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle that will last through the 2021-22 season. Financial figures of the new contract were not released. "We're excited to have the opportunity to continue to build the Oregon State men's..." June 07

  • Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin finally signs a contract

    San Jose Mercury News "More than two years after taking over the Cal basketball program, coach Cuonzo Martin finally has a signed contract. Martin had been working under a binding term sheet agreed to when he was hired in April 2014. The unusual situation was the source of anxiety for some Cal fans, who fretted that..." June 07

  • 5-star guard Terrance Ferguson mulling overseas route

    247 Sports "Sources are telling 247Sports that five-star basketball product Terrance Ferguson is expected to play overseas rather than enrolling at Arizona as a freshman, barring an unexpected change of plans. ESPN's Fran Fraschilla reports he's hearing Ferguson could end up in Australia. Ferguson, an..." June 06

  • Savon Goodman drops La Salle classes

    Philly.com "Savon Goodman, who transferred to La Salle in April and was being counted on to join the Explorers for the 2016-17 season, has withdrawn from classes for personal reasons, the basketball program said Thursday in a statement. La Salle coach John Giannini was not available for comment." June 03

  • Report: Marcus Lee visiting Washington after not committing to Cal

    The Score "After failing to commit to California, as he reportedly planned to do Tuesday, former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee is visiting Washington, sources told Evan Daniels of Scout. Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and six rebounds per game last season, will be forced to sit out next season " June 01

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31

  • Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee will visit Cal on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Pac-12 school, sources told CBS Sports on Sunday. "He's going to Cal," one source said of Lee. "Unless something crazy happens, he's going to Cal."" May 29