Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Steve Alford not worried about LaVar Ball meddling with UCLA team

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Alford UCLA LaVar Ball may be extremely outspoken and controlling with his sons, but those ways may not extend to the UCLA basketball team. At least Steve Alford is not worried about that. Alford told the Los Angeles Times’ Ben Bolch that he does not see Ball’s potential meddling as an..." August 10

  • Arizona's big run of recruiting victories continues with 5-star PG Jahvon Quinerly

    CBS Sports "Sean Miller has the No. 1 team in college basketball heading into this season. If he keeps it up in recruiting, he might wind up with the preseason No. 1 team again come 2018. On Tuesday evening, Miller and the Wildcats landed their third top-50 prospect -- and first five-star get -- in the..." August 09

  • Shareef O'Neal 'I'm Gonna Be 1-and-Done ... Won't Play LaMelo'

    TMZ "Sorry, Shaq and LaVar -- looks like the epic matchup between your sons ain't happenin' ... 'cause Shareef O'Neal says he's gunning to be 1-and-done before LaMelo Ball makes it to UCLA. We got Shareef leaving LAX with his mom, Shaunie ... and the Arizona Wildcats recruit told us straight-up..." August 01

  • USC extends offers to top 2018 recruit Bagley and his brothers

    USA Today "Marvin Bagley III is the No. 1 player in the class of 2018 — yes, better than Zion Williamson. But given speculation that Bagley may reclassify for the upcoming college basketball season, the 6-11 phenom is starting his recruiting visits. He already visited Duke, but on Thursday, Bagley was at..." July 28

  • Shaq 'Shareef's 100% Better Than LaMelo ... I LOVE The Smack Talk'

    TMZ "Shaq says his boy has it right (it's okay for him to say it, Conor) ... telling TMZ Sports his son Shareef's claim that he'd beat LaMelo Ball in hoops is 100% accurate. Reef talked his ish to us when we got him at LAX, telling our camera guy he likes 'Melo as a person, but when it comes down to..." July 15

  • Marvin Bagley III mulls reclassifying, playing in college this year; Duke, USC, Zona in play

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III, the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018, is exploring the possibility of reclassifying and enrolling in time to play college basketball this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday. The source insisted no decision is finalized -- and that it remains unclear if..." July 14

  • 5-star recruit Taeshon Cherry commits to USC

    Bleacher Report "The USC Trojans added a huge commitment to their 2018 recruiting class Friday, as small forward Taeshon Cherry announced his intention to play at Southern Cal. Cherry went public with the news in the following tweet. According to Scout.com, Cherry is a 5-star prospect who ranks as the No. 24..." June 30

  • 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