Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Utah, BYU rivalry back on after one-year hiatus

    College Basketball Talk "The BYU-Utah annual rivalry series will be back on this season after taking a one-year hiatus last year. For just the second time since 1909, the Utes and the Cougars did not play in 2016-17 after Utah head coach Larry Kyrstkowiak asked for a one-year cooling off period stemming from an intense..." June 27

  • Bigby-Williams played while under investigation for sexual assault

    Daily Emerald "Former Oregon forward Kavell Bigby-Williams played the 2016-17 men’s basketball season while under criminal investigation for an alleged sexual assault, the Emerald has learned. Bigby-Williams, a junior, is accused of sexually assaulting a female between 10 p.m Sept. 17 and 3 a.m. Sept. 18,..." June 22

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 'LaVar Ball Is Bad for NCAA Hoops'

    TMZ "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says parents like LaVar Ball are bad for college basketball -- because they're turning the NCAA into a "huckster show." KAJ was expressing his disdain for 1-and-done college players during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic when he specifically went in on Lonzo Ball's..." June 17

  • Jay Z's Nephew Nahziah Carter Commits to Washington Huskies

    Bleacher Report "Nahziah Carter, Jay Z's nephew, committed to play basketball for the Washington Huskies on Saturday. A 4-star shooting guard from Rochester, New York, Carter picked the Huskies over the Indiana Hoosiers, Georgetown Hoyas, Connecticut Huskies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, among others...." June 10

  • New Arizona president on Sean Miller to Ohio State speculation: 'Over my dead body'

    Arizona Republic "Only a few days on the job, the new University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins found himself confronting speculation that Ohio State may try to lure away the university's head basketball coach Sean Miller. “The Ohio State University is great university, but they are not going to get..." June 07

  • Stanford nets 4-star G Cormac Ryan

    Fanrag Sports "Class of 2018 4-star guard Cormac Ryan has committed to Stanford University as of Sunday night, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post. The New York City native will now be switching coasts and heading to Palo Alto. Rated as a Top 100 recruit and the second-best player in the state of New..." June 05

  • Cal lands Class of 2018 four-star wing Jacobi Gordon

    College Basketball Talk "Cal landed its first Class of 2018 commit on Wednesday night as four-star wing Jacobi Gordon made it official. The 6-foot-7 Gordon is the No. 75 overall prospect in the Rivals.com national Class of 2018 national rankings as the wing is a nice grab for new head coach Wyking Jones. Gordon is a..." June 03

  • San Diego State lands Cal graduate transfer Kameron Rooks

    College Basketball Talk "San Diego State picked up a graduate transfer big man for next season late this week when Cal center Kameron Rooks committed to the Aztecs. The 7-foot-1 Rooks is the first recruit of the Brian Dutcher era for the San Diego State as he will be immediately eligible this season. Rooks was..." June 03

  • LaMelo Ball's Game is Getting Roasted After 'Highlight' Tape Emerges

    Complex "LaMelo Ball made headlines when he dropped 92 points in a high school game, and the younger brother of Lonzo Ball already has a UCLA scholarship lined up. But with the shadow of his father's Big Baller Brand looming over him, the youngest Ball son is a target any time he steps on the..." May 29

  • Bryce Alford on LaVar Ball Putting an Undeserved Rep on Lonzo

    Black Sports Online "I have never heard anyone say anything personally negative about Lonzo Ball. His teammates loved him, his coaches rave about him and by all accounts he was extremely well liked on the UCLA campus. The issue becomes people want him to fail because of the strong feelings they have about his..." May 29

  • Steve Alford says LaVar Ball 'never' meddled at UCLA

    Sporting News "It's easy to assume that LaVar Ball was involved in some way or form at UCLA while his son was with the program. After seeing how involved he has been after Lonzo left for the NBA how could one not assume that? But according to UCLA coach Steve Alford in an interview with the Los Angeles Times,..." May 26

  • Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to USC next season

    Fanrag Sports "USC Trojans talent Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to the program for next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 player had originally entered the 2017 NBA Draft but did so without hiring an agent. By not signing any professional representation, he retained his..." May 24

  • Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday will return to UCLA next season

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA received a double dose of welcome news Tuesday regarding the NBA draft: Thomas Welsh and Aaron Holiday are withdrawing their names from consideration. Welsh announced on Twitter that he would return for his senior season and Holiday’s mother, Toya, said in a text message to The Times that..." May 24

  • Arizona gets boost as Alkins withdraws from NBA draft

    CBS Sports "Rawle Alkins announced Sunday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Arizona for his sophomore year. "I can't wait to help the Wildcats win a national championship," Alkins said. Alkins averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28 minutes per game as a freshman..." May 22

  • 5-star F Emmanuel Akot will join Arizona next season after reclassifying

    Campus Sports "Good news continues to pour in for the Arizona basketball program. On Monday, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported five-star commit Emmanuel Akot has reclassified and will join the Wildcats in the Class of 2017. “I chose to reclass because I know I’m ready,” Akot told the website. “I want to..." May 22

  • Duke transfer Chase Jeter commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Republic "Former Duke big man Chase Jeter announced Wednesday on Twitter he will transfer to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over a number of Western programs including UNLV, Oregon, Gonzaga, Cal and UCLA. Jeter was a five-star recruit out of Las Vegas in 2016 but struggled as a freshman with the Blue..." May 17

  • Oregon State guard Stephen Thompson Jr. withdraws from NBA draft

    Oregonian "Oregon State guard Stephen Thompson Jr. has withdrawn his name from the 2017 NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. Thompson was one of 137 college players who entered the June 22 draft with remaining eligibility. Underclassmen who entered the draft without hiring an agent..." May 16

  • George King returning to Colorado for senior season

    Mile High Sports "Just three weeks ago Colorado Buffaloes junior guard George King was among the 182 draft-eligible underclassmen and international players preparing for the NBA draft. King had not hired an agent and had until May 24 to withdraw from the draft pool and retain his eligibility. According to..." May 16

  • Oregon State's Tres Tinkle, Cheikh N'diaye granted medical redshirts

    Oregonian "Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle and center Cheikh N'diaye have been granted medical hardship waivers after each missed a majority of the 2016-17 season due to injury. Tinkle will return as a redshirt sophomore, giving him three remaining years of collegiate eligibility. The 6-foot-8 forward..." May 09

  • Arizona's Chance Comanche staying in NBA draft

    ArizonaSports.com "Chance Comanche had until May 24, 10 days after the NBA Scouting Combine, to determine whether he wanted to remain in the NBA Draft or return to the University of Arizona for his junior season. He did not need that much time. On Friday, Comanche announced via Twitter he intended to remain in..." May 06

  • Kyle Kuzma hires agent, will remain in NBA draft

    ESPN "Utah standout forward Kyle Kuzma told ESPN he has signed with Priority Sports and will forgo his final year of college eligibility in order to stay in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Flint, Michigan, native averaged a team-high 16.4 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season. He earned all-first team..." May 04

  • Ex-Kansas forward Carlton Bragg transfers to Arizona State

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has decided to transfer to Arizona State, his mentor, Michael Graves confirmed to The Star on Wednesday. Bragg, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Cleveland, visited ASU on Monday and Tuesday, his first campus visit since announcing plans to leave KU on April 6. He..." May 03

  • Oregon secures transfer of high-scoring G Elijah Brown

    Oregonian "Fresh off a run to the Final Four, the Oregon Ducks men's basketball team is stockpiling talent in the 2017 recruiting class, highlighted by five-star point forward Troy Brown Jr. and a trio of four-star talents. However, after losing Tyler Dorsey, Dillon Brooks and Jordan Bell to the NBA..." May 01