Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cal hoop star Jabari Bird has stress fracture, return date uncertain

    San Jose Mercury News "The undisclosed foot injury that has sidelined Cal sophomore guard Jabari Bird for six games is a stress fracture, according to his high school coach. "I don't know how long it's going to take," said Salesian High coach Bill Mellis. "There's got to be some level of frustration to it, but he'll..." December 23

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic has gone from conviction to redemption

    Fox Sports "The desert sun is streaming through the window. It illuminates the big smile of the broad-shouldered 24-year-old whose path here – from the floor of a jail cell, to the back seat of a Cadillac Catera that was his home for a month to the gleaming facility of a Pac-12 basketball program where he’ll..." December 16

  • Arizona point guards are all about the assist

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona's reputation as "Point Guard U" is alive and well in 2014-15. For a few years, there was doubt. But in the last couple of seasons, the point guard has returned to prominence in Tucson. Senior T.J. McConnell and now freshman Parker Jackson-Cartwright have done their part to restore the..." December 13

  • Utah forward Jordan Loveridge will miss time after knee surgery

    Salt Lake Tribune "Amid one of Utah's best moments of the year, there was a painful announcement. Jordan Loveridge will be out until at least the start of conference play after undergoing knee surgery this week. Called a game-time decision leading into Utah's eventual 69-68 win in overtime on Wednesday, Loveridge..." December 04

  • Brendan Bailey commits to Arizona State

    Salt Lake Tribune "American Fork’s hybrid junior forward Brendan Bailey confirmed his commitment to Arizona State to The Salt Lake Tribune late Sunday evening. At 6-foot-7, Bailey has built his reputation as an elite defender with quick lateral instincts and an ability to change shots with his length. According..." December 02

  • Bruins, Wildcats line up matchups "UCLA is close to finalizing a deal for a home-and-home series with Kentucky that would start in 2015 in Westwood, Bruins coach Steve Alford told ESPN on Wednesday. The game would add to a loaded nonconference schedule next season for the Bruins, who then would face the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in..." November 26

  • Report: Oregon’s Dwayne Benjamin out tonight against VCU

    College Basketball Talk "Dwayne Benjamin entered Monday night’s tilt with Michigan as one of Oregon’s most surprising players. He’s averaging 7.5 points and 9.3 boards, playing with the kind of energy up front that the Ducks desperately need, but he won’t be on the floor on Tuesday night. Benjamin injured his left..." November 25

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • 5-star T.J. Leaf commits to Arizona

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Five-star 2016 forward T.J. Leaf committed to Arizona on Wednesday. The tall, skilled player from the San Diego area had been a target of Indiana University, and he was thought earlier in the process to have significant interest in the Hoosiers because his family is from Indiana." November 20

  • Oregon 2016 football commit says he’ll also play hoops in college

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier this month, Oregon football received a verbal commitment from White Station High (Tennessee) 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 wideout will also play basketball for the Ducks. Mitchell is regarded as a three-star basketball recruit, according to Rivals. This gives Dana..." November 17

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Junior College transfer Kadeem Allen likely to redshirt 2014-15 season

    Arizona Desert Swarm "During the Arizona Wildcats' exhibition win against Cal Poly Pomona on Sunday night, one thing stood out with Sean Miller's substitution patterns. Arizona played all of its eligible scholarship players except one: 2014 National JUCO Player of the Year Kadeem Allen. Miller addressed that..." November 12

  • Oregon State Beavers deny Chai Baker eligibility with men's basketball team

    Oregonian "Freshman guard Chai Baker will not be cleared to compete athletically for the Oregon State men's basketball team, the university announced in a news release Wednesday evening. Baker had two doctor's appointments Wednesday to check up on his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered this past..." November 10

  • Gligorije Rakocevic, a native of Montenegro, commits to Oregon State basketball

    Oregonian "Gligorije Rakocevic, a native of Montenegro, moved to the United States last year in an attempt to further his basketball career. So far, that decision has been a resounding success. On Saturday evening, Rakocevic committed to play basketball at Oregon State University over his other..." November 10

  • Arizona freshman center Dusan Ristic cleared by NCAA "The NCAA has officially cleared Arizona freshman center Dusan Ristic to play this season, sources confirmed to The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of The NCAA was looking into amateurism issues with Ristic, who played for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia before..." November 02

  • Jermaine Haley, a four-star recruit out of Canada, backed off an early pledge to Washington on Sunday.

    Scout Hoops "Jermaine Haley and Washington parted ways on Sunday. Haley, a 6-foot-7 guard, had committed to Washington one day after the final July evaluation period. He decommitted on Sunday. The news was confirmed to by DRIVE coach Pasha Bains. "Jermaine has to focus on his academics the next..." October 27

  • 7-footer Josh Sharma Commits To Stanford

    Real GM Basketball "Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class. Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country. “Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12..." October 23

  • O'Bannon antitrust case lawyers want $50 million from NCAA "The lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA featuring former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon want more than $50.2 million in attorneys' fees and other costs from the NCAA, reports USA Today. The lawyers submitted a request in August asking for $52.4..." October 22

  • Report: Stanford guard to miss action with a broken wrist

    College Basketball Talk "Stanford’s back court depth took a hit this week as sophomore guard Malcolm Allen has a broken wrist, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Allen is expected to miss two-to-three weeks with the injury. The 6-foot-1 Allen only appeared in 16 games during his freshman season with the..." October 22

  • Malik Dime, Devenir Duruisseau commit to Washington

    UW Dawg Pound "The two newest commitments to the University of Washington had their picks announced within just minutes of each other, as forwards Malik Dime and Devin Duruisseau both have committed to the University of Washington. Dime has been on UW fans' radars for a while now. He was originally being..." October 20

  • Sharpshooter York vowed to better himself

    Fox Sports Arizona "The moment the final buzzer sounded at the Honda Center in Anaheim after Arizona's stunning loss to Wisconsin last March, Wildcats guard Gabe York thought to himself: "I'm better than that. And I'm going to be better." It was his promise. So, for six months he slept on that vow and worked..." October 14

  • Utes receive commitment from JUCO wing Gabe Bealer

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Runnin’ Utes received a commitment Saturday from Gabe Bealer, a sophomore wing at City College of San Francisco, where Utah found standout senior point guard Delon Wright. Rams coach Justin Labagh told The Tribune on Saturday night that Bealer was "probably a little overlooked" in playing..." October 14

  • Kobe Paras officially commits to UCLA

    Rappler "It's official: Kobe Paras is going to be a UCLA Bruin. The news was reported by, which said that Paras accepted the offer on Saturday morning (Sunday night PH time), October 11. The former La Salle Greenhills standout also confirmed the development through Twitter . "I have..." October 11

  • Tristan Etienne leaves Washington

    Seattle Times "Freshman Tristan Etienne has left the Washington program citing personal reasons, the school announced Monday. The 6-9 forward from Abbotsford, B.C. will remain in school for the fall quarter and will not pursue a transfer at this time, UW said in a press release. “We are truly sorry to see..." October 08

  • Likely one-and-done Johnson 'won't take a backseat' at Arizona

    Fox Sports Arizona "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson didn't want to let the cat out of the bag when it came to the skills of Arizona incoming freshman Stanley Johnson, but who is fooling whom? "Then I would be spilling the beans," Hollis-Jefferson said with his signature smile. "I'm not into spilling the beans. He's a..." October 07

  • Grand Rapids Christian's Deleon Brown commits to the University of Colorado

    Michigan Live "Grand Rapids Christian senior basketball standout Deleon Brown announced today, Tuesday, Oct. 7, that he has committed to the University of Colorado. Brown made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning after visiting the Boulder, Colo., based school this past weekend. A year ago, Brown..." October 07

  • UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford signs one-year contract extension

    Daily Bruin "UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him in Westwood through the 2020-2021 season, UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero announced Friday. UCLA initially hired Alford on March 30, 2013 to a seven-year, $18.2 million contract which included..." October 06

  • Report: Two Oregon players arrested last month for shoplifting "A turbulent offseason has turned to another saga dealing with the law for Oregon basketball. The Register-Guard of Eugene reports Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, both transfers from a season ago, were arrested for shoplifting last month, on Sept. 12. It's a petty crime, one that pales in..." October 06

  • Oregon basketball's expected starting center injured

    247 Sports "Expected starting center Michael Chandler will not be available for the start of Oregon basketball's training camp, Dana Altman announced Thursday morning. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound junior college transfer has been sidelined with a knee injury that's prevented him to take part in off-season..." October 04

  • Oregon State begins practice with just nine available players

    College Basketball Talk "Wednesday marked the first day of practice for Oregon State, with Wayne Tinkle presiding over the drills after making the move from Montana during the spring. Unfortunately for Tinkle he wasn’t operating with a “full deck” so to speak, with there being just nine players available for the first..." October 02

  • Evergreen's Franks commits to Washington State hoops

    The Columbian "Evergreen High School basketball standout Robert Franks will stay in state for his college days. Franks called Washington State men's basketball coach Ernie Kent around 7 p.m. Monday to tell Kent he would sign with the Cougars in November. "Coach Ernie Kent is such a great guy. Not only a..." September 30

  • Stanford extends contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins "Stanford announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins. Per university policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dawkins led the Cardinal to an upset of No. 2 seed Kansas in last season's NCAA Tournament. Stanford, who was a 10-seed, defeated No. 7..." September 25

  • 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

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