Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bingham big man Branden Carlson picks Runnin' Utes

    Salt Lake Tribune "Exum Elite coach Lynn Lloyd had heard a few good things about Branden Carlson before bringing him in to his AAU squad this spring, but he had to see it with his own eyes first. One of the first things the 6-foot-10 forward did: a reverse dunk from the baseline. "And then we said, ‘Well..." October 25

  • Utah basketball receives commitment from Bingham big man Branden Carlson

    The Deseret News "From multiple perspectives, the University of Utah men's basketball program on Sunday night received a big commitment in Bingham High senior Branden Carlson. First, Carlson is rated by as a four-star prospect and the 69th best player in the country for the class of 2017. Next, he is..." October 24

  • 4-star center Jack Wilson commits to Oregon State

    Oregonian "Oregon State men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle has landed at least one four-star pledge in each of his first three classes. Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks kicked off the trend in the class of 2015, followed by Washington combo guard JaQuori McLaughlin in 2016 and Ethan..." October 23

  • Arizona Wildcats' Allonzo Trier a no-show at Pac-12 media day

    Tuscon "After Arizona sophomore Allonzo Trier was scratched from Friday’s Pac-12 basketball media day, two replacements showed up instead. One was Arizona guard Kadeem Allen. The other was an elephant. Because Trier’s eligibility status remains unclear this week — and Arizona continues to refuse..." October 22

  • Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle cleared for basketball-related activities

    Today's U "Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle has been cleared for all basketball-related activities, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Tinkle broke his foot last March and missed the final five games of the 2015-2016 season. He was cleared to begin running in September while it was reported..." October 20

  • Four-star forward Ira Lee commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Daily Star "Four-star forward Ira Lee has committed to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over Cal and Oregon. Lee, a 6-foot-8 and 210-pound senior at Crossroads School of Santa Monica, Calif., made the announcement on his Twitter page. Already with what calls the No. 1 recruiting class in 2017 as..." October 20

  • Four-star forward Cody Riley stays in-state and commits to UCLA

    USA Today High School Sports "With just over a month to go until the season opener, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) forward Cody Riley ended his recruitment picking UCLA over Kansas, USC, Connecticut and Oklahoma on Monday. Riley, long believed to be a Bruins lean, had taken multiple visits to UCLA and was there most..." October 15

  • Abu Kigab, 4-star SF, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Since Oregon Ducks men's basketball coach Dana Altman was hired in 2010, the profile of the program has been steadily growing on the recruiting trail, and that is especially true with Canadian prospects. From Devoe Joseph and Olu Ashaolu to the current nucleus of Dylan Ennis, Dillon Brooks and..." October 15

  • Brandon Randolph, ranked No. 40 in ESPN 100, commits to Arizona

    ESPN "ESPN 100 wing Brandon Randolph has committed to the Arizona Wildcats, he told ESPN on Wednesday. Randolph, who is ranked No. 40 in the ESPN 100 for 2017, chose the Wildcats over Syracuse, Oregon and Wake Forest. He took official visits to Syracuse and Oregon in September, and he also took a..." October 13

  • Oregon receives commitment from top-100 guard Victor Bailey Jr.

    Today's U "The No. 90 player in the Top 100 and recipient of world-class genes, rising senior point guard Victor Bailey Jr. made his college decision on Tuesday night. He will venture to Oregon next fall, according to Jeff Borzello of The Ducks were by far the westernmost team that..." October 12

  • ASU freshman forward Romello White ineligible for this season

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State basketball this season will be without freshman forward Romello White, who did not meet NCAA academic requirements and will sit out as an academic redshirt. White will maintain four years of eligibility. A 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward from Suwanee, Ga., White was a late addition to..." September 29

  • Colorado lands 4-star power forward Evan Battey

    Today's U "Colorado head basketball coach Tad Boyle added yet another four-star talent to his 2017 class when on Tuesday four-star power forward Evan Battey offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Buffaloes. Boyle is clearly recruiting an at elite level and Battey will now join four-star small forward..." September 27

  • Calvary Christian 7-footer Victor Uyaelunmo commits to USC

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This summer, 7-foot center Victor Uyaelunmo found a new home for his senior year of high school, transferring to Calvary Christian from Miami Gulliver Prep. After moving one county to the north, he has now decided to spend his college basketball career out west. Uyaelunmo, a four-star..." September 24

  • Malcolm Duvivier will not play with Oregon State basketball in 2016-17 season

    Oregonian "Oregon State announced Thursday that senior guard Malcolm Duvivier would not be with the team for the 2016-17 season due to "personal reasons." "Malcolm is taking time from school and basketball to work out some personal issues," head coach Wayne Tinkle said in a release. "He will be with his..." September 22

  • Kevin Love matches Russell Westbrook's record donation for ex-players to UCLA

    CBS Sports "Kevin Love spent only one season at UCLA, but that experience had such a positive and profound impact on him that he's now donating what UCLA says is the largest donation by any former basketball player in school history. During the 2007-08 season, Love averaged 17.5 points and 10.6 boards..." September 21

  • Ethan Thompson, 4-star SG, commits to Oregon State Beavers

    Oregonian "Under Wayne Tinkle and his coaching staff, the Oregon State men's basketball program has experienced an unprecedented level of success on the modern recruiting trail, and unsurprisingly turned that into the school's first NCAA tournament bid in 26 years. On Monday, Oregon State added to its..." September 20

  • Colorado lands 4-star forward D'Shawn Schwartz

    The Gazette "Sand Creek senior D’Shawn Schwartz announced via video on YouTube that he is committing to play basketball at Colorado. On Saturday, Schwartz posted a link via Twitter to his video entitled “2017 D’Shawn Schwartz Official Commitment Video” on YouTube that showed him working out and then the CU..." September 10

  • Report: Oregon’s Brooks “almost certain” to miss start of season

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon will start this upcoming season with national title aspirations. The Ducks may also start the season without one of their stars. It is “almost certain” that the foot surgery undergone this summer by Dillon Brooks will keep him out of the lineup when Oregon opens the season in November,..." September 08

  • DeAndre Ayton chooses Arizona over Kentucky, Kansas

    ESPN "DeAndre Ayton, the top-ranked player in the country, has chosen Arizona over Kentucky and Kansas. Ayton entered the summer only listing Kansas, but he said the Wildcats made up ground due to the relationship the staff built with both him and his mother, Andrea. The 7-foot-1 245-pound Ayton is a..." September 07

  • Four-Star prospect Jordan Usher commits to USC

    Today's U "The Andy Enfield era continues to impress. Four-star prospect Jordan Usher announced on Twitter that he has committed to play for the USC Trojans. “I am proud to announce that I will be joining the Trojan family and attending the University of Southern California,” the recruit..." September 06

  • Paul White, former top-50 national recruit, transferring from Georgetown Hoyas to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Since Oregon Ducks men's basketball coach Dana Altman took over the program in 2010, he has built a reputation for landing impact transfer players. That trend continued this year, as Altman not only landed national junior college player of the year Kavell Bigby-Williams, but Wednesday added..." August 31

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