Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 6-8 wing King commits to Cougars

    The Spokesman-Review "Derrien King, a 6-foot-8 wing from Los Angeles, has given an oral commitment to basketball coach Ernie Kent to play at Washington State, according to multiple reports. King is a freshman at Santa Monica (Junior) College. Kent has now secured oral commitments from at least two recruits in the..." September 22

  • Arizona State cuts ties with junior college recruit following arrest

    College Basketball Talk "After a weekend arrest for allegedly stealing a few DVDs from Walmart, Arizona State has cut ties with 2015 recruit and junior college big man Jordan Washington. According to Chris Karpman of, Arizona State will part ways with the 6-foot-8, 280-pound Washington after the Indian..." September 17

  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference. JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it. Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, reported..." September 17

  • Ex-DeLaSalle star Travis confident, excited to play for Stanford

    Fox Sports North "Reid Travis looks only slightly different after a summer preparing for the next step of his basketball journey. There's a little more muscle on that wiry, 6-foot-8 frame. His knees are working better after arthroscopic surgery to clean up one of them in July. But that clean-cut, boyish,..." September 16

  • 4-star power forward Chance Comanche commits to UA

    Arizona Republic "Sean Miller's recruiting machine is turning official visits into closing ceremonies. Four-star power forward Chance Comanche of Los Angeles announced Sunday morning he would play for the Wildcats in 2015-16, posting his choice on Twitter before he even left town – and well before he was..." September 16

  • Point guard Jon Octeus denied admission at UCLA

    Coloradoan "Former CSU point guard Jon Octeus has been denied admission to UCLA, a source close to the situation told the Coloradoan. Octeus had planned to transfer to UCLA for his final season of NCAA eligibility this winter and was expected to be the Bruins' starting point guard. As a junior at Colorado..." September 15

  • Arizona State commit arrested for allegedly shoplifting less than $20 in DVDs from Walmart

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona State commit Jordan Washington was arrested and charged with Fifth Degree Theft late this week at a local Walmart, according to The Ottumwa Post. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound big man from Indian Hills Community College was booked at Wapello County Jail for allegedly shoplifting two DVDs from..." September 14

  • Source: UCLA freshman forward Jonah Bolden ruled ineligible

    ESPN Los Angeles "UCLA's heralded recruiting class has taken a significant hit after incoming freshman Jonah Bolden has been deemed ineligible by the NCAA to play this season, an industry source told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 power forward, a native of Australia who was ranked in the Top 100 by, will remain on..." September 13

  • Trevor Manuel, 4-star power forward, commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Trevor Manuel, a four-star power forward who is among the nation's top 100 prospects, announced his commitment to the University of Oregon on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 215-pound post, who had several schools in mind just a week ago, took his official visit to Eugene last weekend for the..." September 12

  • Oregon waited to expel three basketball players to avoid sanctions

    Oregonian "A wide-ranging report from KATU suggests that University of Oregon officials may have delayed the expulsion of three men's basketball players in order to maintain the team's academic rating, avoiding NCAA sanctions and assuring bonuses to be paid to coaches and officials. In a three-month long..." September 10

  • Dominic Artis headed to junior college, will attempt D-I comeback

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Oregon guard Dominic Artis is heading to a junior college before attempting to find a home at a Division I school next year. Sporting News reached out to Diablo Valley College head coach Steve Coccimiglio, who confirmed that Artis would be attending the school to earn his Associate of..." September 04

  • Arizona State gives Herb Sendek a contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "After making the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek has been rewarded with a three-year extension, according to Chris Karpman of The new contract for Sendek needs to be approved first by the Arizona Board of Regents, but, if approved, his new contract will..." September 02

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • Top prospect Markus Howard commits to ASU basketball

    Arizona Republic "Gilbert Perry sophomore point guard Markus Howard says he was on his fifth unofficial recruiting visit to Arizona State on Friday. After talking to the coaches for several hours and spending the next few days thinking about it, the All-Arizona basketball player gave his commitment to the Sun..." August 28

  • Drew Eubanks, a Reynolds High School standout, commits to Oregon State Beavers basketball

    Oregonian "Drew Eubanks, a 6-foot-10 post out of Reynolds High School, has become the first high schooler to join the Wayne Tinkle era at Oregon State University, as he committed to the Beavers on Tuesday afternoon. "I committed like 30 minutes ago. I got off the phone with coach Tinkle and told him that..." August 26

  • Oregon State guard Chai Baker in 'critical but stable condition' after collapsing in Tuesday workout

    Oregonian "Oregon State freshman guard Chai Baker is in "critical but stable condition" after collapsing during a men's basketball team workout, a university spokesman told The Oregonian late Wednesday morning. When Baker collapsed Tuesday morning, a Beavers staff member gave Baker immediate CPR before..." August 21

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Four-star Dillon Brooks commits to Oregon, reclassifies into 2014 "After a trio of spring dismissals, Oregon badly needed players for the upcoming season. On Sunday night, the Ducks received a key late addition. Four-star prospect Dillon Brooks made the decision to commit to Oregon, while also reclassifying into the class of 2014. As a result, Brooks will be..." August 18

  • Prince Ali commits to UCLA "UCLA has secured a commitment from Prince Ali (The Sagemont School; Pembroke Pines, Florida), one of the best playmakers in the Class of 2015. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound wing is a versatile scorer and defender who can excel on the break and at both guard positions. Ali is an attacking guard that..." August 18

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Incoming Freshman Hoops Stud Fails to Qualify

    Conquest Chronicles "Incoming center Jabari Craig failed to qualify at USC and will attend a junior college. Andy Enfield lost yet another body from the potential 2014-2015 USC basketball squad over the weekend. Jabari Craig, a three-star recruit from Canada by way of Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia,..." August 05

  • 2016 recruit Oscar Frayer commits to Cal basketball

    California Golden Blogs "Cuonzo Martin and the new Cal coaching staff were brought in partially to bring in solid recruiting talent, and it looks like they're starting to fulfill on that promise. They landed a huge commitment from Hayward (Ca.) Moreau Catholic High school junior guard Oscar Frayer." August 05

  • Five-star shooting guard Allonzo Trier commits to Arizona

    College Basketball Talk "Five-star shooting guard Allonzo Trier has committed to Sean Miller and Arizona on Sunday morning, according to multiple reports. Evan Daniels of first reported the commitment, immediately followed by a tweet from Jeff Goodman of ESPN. The 6-foot-4 Trier is rated as the No. 12..." August 04

  • Report: Oregon Ducks' freshman Ray Kasongo denied admission

    Oregonian "Ray Kasongo, an incoming Oregon Ducks basketball freshman forward, has been denied admission by the school and is already eyeing other schools, according to a report Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to UO's plan for a young and talented frontcourt this upcoming season. ESPN's Jeff Goodman..." July 30

  • Kent lands transfer big from Houston

    CougCenter "News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill...." July 29

  • Jermaine Haley commits to Washington

    Seattle Times "In keeping with its new early-bird recruiting approach, Washington secured its first verbal commitment for the 2016 class when Canadian standout Jermaine Haley announced Monday afternoon he’s going to play for the Huskies. “It was the best fit for me,” the 6-7 point guard from Burnaby, British..." July 29

  • UA commit Ray Smith views torn ACL as a blessing

    Arizona Daily Star "Today was supposed to be the day Ray Smith would become an Arizona Wildcat. The UA commit from Las Vegas expected his Dream Vision club team would make today’s ESPN-telecast finals of the Adidas Super 64. So he figured he would play, then announce his choice on camera. “I’m a very arrogant..." July 29

  • Four-star recruit Cameron Walker commits to Stanford

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time this month, Johnny Dawkins has added himself a commitment from a four-star wing. This time it was Cameron Walker, the No. 61 recruit in the Class of 2015, who announced the commitment on his twitter account. Walker is a versatile, 6-foot-7 wing forward. He can handle the..." July 22

  • Stanford guard Anthony Brown looks to take another step forward in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, one of the questions to be asked of the Stanford Cardinal was what they could expect from 6-foot-7 guard Anthony Brown. After putting together two solid seasons, the Los Angeles native played in just four games in 2012-13, missing the majority of the..." July 21

  • Cal Men's Basketball Lands Cornell Transfer

    California Golden Blogs "6'6 SF Dwight Tarwater has been accepted to Cal for grad school and will be eligible immediately. Named Div-IIA Mr. Basketball when playing for Webb High school, Tarwater played sparing during his first three years at Cornell. As a senior co-captain, he posted a career high in points (7.1ppg)..." July 16

  • Injured 5-star forward Ray Smith commits to Arizona

    Arizona Republic "Ray Smith's high school career is in serious jeopardy. But on Sunday night he took the first step toward planning for the future. The five-star small forward verbally committed to Arizona's 2015 recruiting class, three days after suffering a serious knee injury. The 6-foot-8 Smith, who plays..." July 15

  • Five-star forward Ray Smith commits to Arizona "Five-star recruit Ray Smith has committed to the University of Arizona, according to a post on his Twitter account. Smith, a 6-foot 7-inch, 185 pound forward from Las Vegas, tore his ACL at the Adidas Unrivaled basketball camp in Chicago last week. Smith, who received offers from UCLA,..." July 14

  • Senior guard Delon Wright, Utah aim to end NCAA tournament drought

    College Basketball Talk "After reaching the Pac-12 tournament semifinals in 2012-13, Utah felt better about its chances of competing within the conference in 2013-14 for a variety of reasons. While the improved maturity of players such as Dallin Bachynski, Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor was certainly a factor, the..." July 13

  • Stanford has landed their first commitment for 2015 in Marcus Sheffield

    Rule of Tree "Stanford has landed their first basketball commitment for the class of 2015 in small forward Marcus Sheffield. Stanford basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins and his staff have landed their first commitment in the class of 2015 with small forward Marcus Sheffield giving his verbal pledge to the..." July 08

  • Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin reportedly transferring to Community College

    Daily Emerald "Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will be transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a source close to the situation. Recently, the 6-foot-6 forward was suspended from UO for at least four years along with former..." July 08

  • Cal's Kameron Rooks likely to miss basketball season with torn ACL

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal is likely to play the 2014-15 basketball season without sophomore center Kameron Rooks, who has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the school confirmed. Rooks, a 7-foot, 270-pounder, was on the mend from a late-season stress fracture in his left..." July 03

  • Former Providence guard Josh Fortune will transfer to Colorado "Providence transfer Josh Fortune has committed to Colorado, his mother Angela Fortune told Fortune will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 8.4 points last year for the Friars and shot 35 percent..." July 02

  • Colorado State's Jon Octeus headed to UCLA, eligible for 2014-15 "Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus has committed to UCLA, has learned. The 6-4 guard averaged 13.4 points last season and will be immediately eligible in 14-15 since he's already graduated. The addition of Octeus will help the Bruins replace the void left by the departures of..." June 28

  • Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie went pro to get better treatment for torn ACL

    College Basketball Talk "Colorado’s hot start was one of the best storylines of the early college basketball regular season. The Buffaloes had lost the Pac-12′s leading rebounder in forward Andre Roberson to the 2013 NBA Draft, but Tad Boyle’s bunch still started the season 14-2, including a statement win against..." June 25

  • St. John's no longer pursuing Dominic Artis

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's is no longer pursuing former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis following an internal review of the situation, SNY's Adam Zagoria reported. Artis was one of three Oregon players named in a rape investigation that took place in April. While ultimately no charges were filed in the..." June 24

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Oregon Finds 3 Basketball Players Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Will Remove Them From Campus

    Huffington Post "The University of Oregon found three former basketball players responsible for sexual misconduct, and will remove them from campus for up to 10 years. Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin were accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female undergraduate overnight from March 8..." June 24

  • Southern California bucks trend, will now offer four-year scholarships "We'll see if this becomes a trend, but regardless, Southern California athletic director Pat Haden is making a statement that he hopes will endear potential players to USC. The school announced Monday that revenue-producing sports -- football, men's and women's basketball -- will start offering..." June 23

  • Oregon transfer Dominic Artis to visit St. John’s this weekend

    New York Daily News "Oregon transfer Dominic Artis will visit St. John's this weekend, a source told the Daily News. The point guard was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Ducks and would need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility left. Artis was dismissed..." June 20

  • 4-star 2016 center checking out Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Zach Collins, a 2016 Rivals four-star prospect from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, is checking out Arizona State during an unofficial visit today. Collins, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound center, already has an impressive list of scholarship offers that includes Arizona, New Mexico, UNLV, Wake Forest, Cal,..." June 20

  • Drexel adds fifth-year transfer in UCLA's Derboghosian

    City of Basketball Love "Drexel has completed its 2014-15 roster with the addition of a fifth-year transfer, UCLA’s Sooren Derboghosian. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Iranian native committed to the Dragons on Saturday, where he’ll be immediately eligible as a fifth-year transfer who’s completed his undergraduate..." June 14

  • Five-star guard Tyler Dorsey decommits from Arizona "It had been rumored for several weeks, but it became official on Saturday: five-star guard Tyler Dorsey has decommited from Arizona. He made the announcement via an emailed statement. It's been about 5 months since I decided to accept a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona. In..." June 14

  • Is 2015 five-star Tyler Dorsey wavering on his Arizona commitment?

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona landed commitments from two of the best guards on the west coast in the Class of 2015, and while their back court, on the surface, appears to be in excellent hands in the future, there may be some trouble stirring on the horizon. Tyler Dorsey, a top 10 recruit in the class and one of..." June 12

  • Woman who accused Oregon players of sexual assault expresses anger at school

    USA Today "The woman who accused three Oregon basketball players of sexual assault has sent a letter to the Daily Emerald, the university's student newspaper, questioning the culture within the athletic department. "I am angry with the culture that appears to exist in our athletic department that..." June 06

  • Arizona’s Brandon Ashley recovering from broken foot slowly

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been four months since Brandon Ashley suffered the broken foot in Arizona’s visit to Cal that changed the trajectory of Arizona’s season. And we’re still not close to Ashley being ready to return to full contact, five-on-five action. “This four months really was about healing, really..." June 05

  • Miller: Past season's chemistry lessons will aid Wildcats next year

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona coach Sean Miller has looked back several times on a season of what could have been. When you're at a school and the head of program where the only expectations are great ones, revisits to the past sometimes help with the future. What stands out most to him was Arizona lost five games..." June 05

  • Oregon State signee Isaiah Manderson has been granted his release

    Salem-News "Since Wayne Tinkle has taken over as head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball program he as been able to hold together half of the incoming recruiting class. Although, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, on Tuesday night, he may have lost one of his remaining commitments. Goodman said..." June 04

  • Dejounte Murray, 2015 Rainier Beach SG, commits to Washington

    UW Dawg Pound "Dejounte Murray upgrades the Class of 2015 recruiting class from a solid group with David Crisp and Marquese Chriss to a class that is one with the capabilities to put UW back on the map. Murray was a stud for Rainier Beach last season, averaging nearly a triple double. The fact that Murray..." June 03

  • Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney to make 'last stop' at Detroit Mercy

    Michigan Live "Brandan Kearney's third stop in his college basketball journey will be his last, he says. And it will be close to home. Kearney, the former Michigan State guard and Detroit native, announced Monday that he will transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy. "Crazy when your last stop is in..." June 03

  • Lorenzo Romar pokes holes in misguided Pac-12 freshman ineligibility proposal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pac-12 Conference presidents and chancellors put forth a cockamamie idea last week in an attempt to curtail the number of 'one-and-done' players in college basketball. In a letter sent to their peers in the other Big Five conferences listing 10 'core objectives' the Pac-12 believes are the..." June 03

  • Top prospect Trevor Dunbar commits to Washington State

    San Francisco Examiner "St. Ignatius point guard Trevor Dunbar -- the 2013-14 West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year -- had his patience tested during the recruiting process. However, that patience ultimately paid off. Dunbar committed to Washington State, earning a full scholarship to play for new..." June 02

  • Arizona extends contracts of Rich Rodriguez, Sean Miller

    USA Today "A University of Arizona benefactor has come up with a retention plan that could help keep men's basketball coach Sean Miller, football coach Rich Rodriguez and vice president and director of athletics Greg Byrne in Tucson for the next eight years. Arizona also has agreed to contract extensions..." May 30

  • Oregon State hires Wayne Tinkle "Montana's Wayne Tinkle has officially reached an agreement to become Oregon State's next head coach, the school announced on Monday. A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday. "The more I went through the process, the more recommendations I received about Coach Tinkle," said Oregon State..." May 21

  • Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke commits to Iowa State

    College Basketball Talk "Ames, Iowa becomes a destination for yet another transfer. Hallice Cooke, who spent a year at Oregon State before deciding to leave the program on April 21, is the latest transfer to commit to Iowa State. He made the announcement through his Instagram page on Monday night. Cooke averaged 8.2..." May 20

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  • Dana Altman deserves to be fired for mess at Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "Dana Altman needs to be fired. I’ll explain why in a minute, but before I do, let me set the stage for you. Altman, the Oregon head coach, finally spoke publicly about the rape accusations against three of his players on Friday evening, just a few hours after school President Michael..." May 16

  • Oregon State looking hard at former point guards Stoudamire, Porter for next coach

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire might be the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Oregon State, but he’ll have to beat out another great point guard to get the job. OSU will speak to both Stoudamire and Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Terry Porter before deciding on the..." May 14

  • Andy Enfield Lands Four-Star Recruit Chimezie Metu

    Conquest Chronicles "USC's 2015 Recruiting Class got its first four-star commitment. While the Trojans are still one player short from completing this season's recruiting class, USC continues to add depth in the 2015 recruiting front with the addition of four-star PF Chimezie Metu (Lawndale, CA). Metu, who..." May 13

  • Ben Howland no longer interested in Oregon State Beavers job

    Oregonian "Former UCLA coach Ben Howland has withdrawn his name from consideration for the open Oregon State men's basketball job, a source has confirmed with The Oregonian. ESPN first reported Howland's decision to stop pursuing the vacancy. With Howland out, Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire is the..." May 13

  • Oregon dismisses 3 accused of sexual assault "Three Oregon Ducks players involved in a sexual assault investigation have been dismissed from the program, the university president announced Friday. Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin -- who were all suspended last week following the release of a police report that linked them..." May 09

  • BC transfer Ryan Anderson commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Daily Star "Former Boston College forward Ryan Anderson committed to the Arizona Wildcats tonight, after taking a recruiting visit to Tucson today. Anderson chose the Wildcats over Iowa State, where he visited last week, and Indiana. Boston College was just 8-24 last season, after which coach Steve Donahue..." May 09

  • Cal basketball gets transfer from Georgetown

    Times-Herald Sports "Georgetown sophomore Stephen Domingo announced he will return home to the Bay Area and continue his basketball career at Cal. Domingo, who starred at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, totaled 29 points in 39 games over two seasons at Georgetown. rated Domingo as a four-star (out of..." May 07

  • Justin Simon commits to Wildcats

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The Arizona Wildcats have their backcourt once the T.J. McConnell era is written. Though undersized 2014 recruit Parker Jackson-Cartright was already in the fold for 2014-15 and beyond, UA coach Sean Miller filled out the backcourt by earning a commitment from Temecula Valley High School point..." May 06

  • Oregon suspends 3 after reported rape investigation; no charges filed

    Oregonian "Monday's announcement that Oregon basketball junior guard Damyean Dotson is not currently participating in team activities follows a forcible rape investigation from March that the Lane County District Attorney's office has since declined to prosecute due to a lack of evidence. Oregon..." May 06

  • Ben Howland, Lester Conner among potential candidates for Oregon State Beavers job

    Oregonian "New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies, UC Irvine's Russell Turner, former UCLA coach Ben Howland and Denver Nuggets assistant Lester Conner are four names popping up in connection with the Oregon State men's basketball job that came open Monday after the Beavers fired Craig Robinson. Athletic..." May 06

  • Brandon Austin follows Artis, no longer with Oregon basketball

    Daily Emerald "Oregon small forward Brandon Austin is no longer participating in team activities. The report comes just hours after it was announced that point guard Dominic Artis was transferring. The 6-foot-8 forward transferred to Oregon from Providence midway through the 2013-14 season after he was..." May 05

  • Dominic Artis transferring from Oregon "Oregon sophomore Dominic Artis is leaving the program, according to an ESPN report. Artis, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Oakland, averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 assists this past season. After an impressive freshman campaign, it seemed like Artis would have a bright future in Eugene. But a..." May 05

  • Vanderbilt assistant joins Cuonzo Martin at Cal

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings switched from the driver's seat to the passenger side of his car on Sunday night so he could return calls on the trip home from his daughter's dance competition in Atlanta. The good news is his phone is ringing with people wanting to join his..." May 05

  • Oregon State fires Craig Robinson six weeks after season ends "Oregon State fired men's basketball coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a report from Sports Illustrated. The development comes six weeks after OSU's final game. That makes the timing of this decision highly unusual and curious. Robinson, best known for being the..." May 05

  • Observations: UK is nation's deepest team, but Arizona has best top five "1. Kentucky is absolutely loaded headed into next season, but I'd take Arizona's starting five over any other first unit in college basketball. John Calipari's squad has talent on top of talent and depth on top of depth. Kentucky will have nine McDonald's All-Americans on its roster next season..." May 01

  • Washington forward Desmond Simmons transferring to Saint Mary's "Washington transfer Desmond Simmons has committed to Saint Mary's, sources told He will be immediately eligible next season. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds last season for the Huskies and should immediately bolster the Gaels' front line in the West..." May 01

  • Oregon State lands Maryland transfer Nick Faust

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon State landed an impact transfer early Wednesday morning as a source confirmed to that Maryland transfer Nick Faust has signed with the Beavers. The 6-foot-6 Faust averaged 9.4 points per game in each of his last two seasons for the Terrapins, but saw his shooting..." April 30

  • 4-star commit Kendall Small verbally commits to Oregon basketball team

    Oregonian "Oregon basketball has its first commitment for the 2015 class, getting a verbal commit from Mayfair High School point guard Kendall Small on Tuesday. Small, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from Lakewood, Calif., made the announcement Tuesday afternoon through his Twitter account. This past season, he..." April 29

  • Oregon State Beavers point guard Challe Barton forgoes senior season to play overseas

    Oregonian "Challe Barton will forgo his senior season with Oregon State to pursue a professional career overseas, a team spokesman confirmed Monday. Barton, whose recent Instagram photos show him in his native Sweden, is the third player with remaining eligibility to leave the program in the past three..." April 29

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • UCLA guard Jordan Adams to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Sophomore guard Jordan Adams has decided to leave UCLA and enter the NBA draft, a source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday night. UCLA had recently issued a statement saying Adams would return for his junior season, but Adams has changed course and decided to join underclassmen teammates Kyle..." April 27

  • Krystkowiak signs five-year deal to stay with Utes

    Salt Lake Tribune "It’s been in the works for weeks and maybe even months, but on Thursday, it became official: The Utah men’s basketball program has signed coach Larry Krystkowiak to a five-year deal worth $7 million total. The Tribune first reported Krystkowiak had agreed to a deal in principle on April 3, and..." April 25

  • Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie leaving for NBA "Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is the latest to leave school early and enter what's become a loaded 2014 NBA Draft. The Buffaloes junior made the decision official Thursday afternoon at a press conference. He becomes the fifth CU player in history to leave school early for the..." April 24

  • Jordan Adams returning for junior season at UCLA "UCLA's Jordan Adams is returning to school for his junior season, sources told The 6-4 guard averaged 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds last year." April 17

  • Report: Arizona State transfer Egor Koulechov to transfer to Rice

    College Basketball Talk "Egor Koulechov is headed to Rice, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of Koulechov played 14.0 minutes per game for Arizona State as a freshman last season, averaging 3.7 points. He played major minutes early in the season, but only saw more than eight minutes once after..." April 17

  • Arizona State guard Jahii Carson declares for NBA draft "Arizona State sophomore guard Jahii Carson officially declared his intention to enter this year’s NBA draft on Wednesday. Carson, a two-time All-Pac-12 first team selection, averaged 18.6 points 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds this season while leading the Sun Devils to a 21-12 record and their..." April 17

  • USC shooting guard Byron Wesley says he is transferring "USC's Byron Wesley has tweeted that he will transfer from the school. The 6-5 Wesley, who averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds this past season, will have one year of eligibility remaining. Wesley would be eligible to play for another team next season if he graduates this summer." April 16

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