Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Prestonwood 7-0 center Djery Baptiste pledges to Vanderbilt

    Dallas Morning News "Another one of the area’s best basketball players is off the market, according to a report by 247Sports basketball expert Jerry Meyer: Plano Prestonwood senior center Djery Baptiste has pledged to Vanderbilt not long after an official visit to Nashville. Since coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth..." September 11

  • Georgia men's basketball picks up commitments from two in-state guards

    The Red & Black "The Georgia men's Basketball team picked up two 2016 commitments on Tuesday, as in-state guards Jordan Harris and Tyree Crump both announced they will be playing for the Bulldogs. Harris is a four-star shooting guard from Donalsonville, and stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 165 pounds. He held..." September 10

  • Kentucky coach John Calipari finalizing unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate his star-laden roster of professional prospects, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send..." September 10

  • Big week for Billy Kennedy capped by commitment from top-30 D.J. Hogg

    CBSSports.com "It's been a great week for Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M. Earlier this week, the school announced a two-year contract extension for Kennedy, to keep him at the school until 2018. On Sunday night, the news got better. The Aggies received a commitment from top-30 prospect D.J. Hogg, the Plano..." September 09

  • Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy receives contract extension

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy received a two-year contract extension, through 2018. Texas A&M has not made the NCAA Tournament or NIT in Kennedy’s first three seasons, and played in the College Basketball Invitational after going 18-16 last season. Kennedy is 50-49 at A&M." September 04

  • Vols' Tyndall gets his first 2015 commitment

    Tennessean "Donnie Tyndall secured his first commitment as Tennessee men's basketball coach Sunday when Admiral Schofield, a combo forward in the class of 2015, pledged to play for UT during an official visit to Knoxville. "I just committed to Tennessee. Go Rocky Top," Schofield said in a text message to..." September 03

  • 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 Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • Trayvon Reed commits to Auburn, Tigers keep foot on recruiting gas

    CBSSports.com "Former Maryland commit Trayvon Reed has committed to Auburn, sources told CBSSports.com. The 7-1 big man is expected to enroll in prep school for the fall semester and be eligible to play beginning in December of 2014. Reed was thought to be a big part of the Terps' incoming class this..." August 29

  • Dismissed Missouri center Zach Price joins Winthrop

    SI - College Football "Former Missouri transfer Zach Price officially joined Winthrop, the school announced Tuesday. Price, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, signed with Louisville in 2011 and played two seasons there before transferring to Missouri. While sitting out the 2013 season because of transfer rules, Price..." August 26

  • Former Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson getting pro tryout in Italy

    College Basketball Talk "Marshall Henderson is getting a shot at resuming his basketball career. The controversial former Ole Miss guard is receiving a tryout with Fulgor Libertas Forli of the A2 Gold League, according to a report from Italian website Sportando. Henderson went undrafted in June’s NBA Draft after..." August 26

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl lands top junior college guard T.J. Dunans

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Pearl's hot streak continues. Fresh off his NCAA-imposed show-cause penalty, the new Auburn coach received a commitment from 2015 junior college guard T.J. Dunans from Columbia State (Tenn.) Community College. On Sunday, Pearl got a commitment from four-star power forward Horace..." August 25

  • Auburn lands four-star forward Horace Spencer

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Pearl's show-cause penalty ended at midnight Saturday -- and Horace Spencer was in his office shortly after. About 12 hours later, that late-night meeting paid off. Spencer has committed to Auburn, sources told CBSSports.com. Ranked No. 57 in the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-8..." August 25

  • Calipari calls in to radio show as 'John from Kentucky' to defend himself

    Sporting News - NCAAB "What happens if you're a radio host and you blast John Calipari's coaching style? Well, Mike Francesa found out on Wednesday. Francesa had Calipari on his show earlier that day, and after the Kentucky coach left the studio, he told the airwaves that he didn't think that Calipari's strength..." August 21

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Billy D: Rutgers transfer Carter still not 100 percent

    The Gainesville Sun "When Eli Carter transferred to Florida in the spring of 2013, the Gators were hopeful of adding an impact scorer who proved he could play at a high level in the Big East. But according to Florida coach Billy Donovan, the 6-foot-2 guard from Patterson, N.J., still hasn’t completely recovered..." August 21

  • Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson says he's transferring to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to the University of Memphis. “This isn’t a throwback picture to my Marshall County High School days. This is my future. I’m going to ...,” Johnson tweeted with an Instagram picture of a..." August 20

  • 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

  • Jimmy Whitt picks Arkansas over Mizzou

    Kansas City Star "Columbia Hickman senior point guard Jimmy Whitt has chosen Arkansas over Missouri, announcing his verbal commitment Tuesday at the school. Whitt, a four-star recruit who is ranked No. 52 nationally in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, set visits with five schools — Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois,..." August 20

  • Ex-Vandy player Kyle Fuller's book: Sex, drugs, parties

    Tennessean "Kyle Fuller's video promises his book, "Below the Rim," will deliver information on the "dirty side of college basketball." But don't expect the former Vanderbilt basketball player to name names. "I'm not going to put any of my teammates out there like that," Fuller said. "... I'm not..." August 19

  • Florida lands four-star big man Noah Dickerson

    CBSSports.com "Florida needed another legit back-to-the-basket post player for its roster in 2015-16. Noah Dickerson needed a new home after decommitting from Georgetown. On Sunday, the two came together. Dickerson has committed to Florida, he told CBSSports.com. "Coach [Billy] Donovan is a great coach,"..." August 18

  • Calipari: Couldn't leave Cats, even for LeBron

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Even if John Calipari had known LeBron James would eventually return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the University of Kentucky coach told The Courier-Journal he likely still would have signed his seven-year extension to stay with the Wildcats in June. He just couldn't leave more than a half-dozen..." August 18

  • Vanderbilt announces that two guards won’t return to the program

    Vanderbilt Commodore "To My Vanderbilt Family, As we get closer to starting the new school year, I feel it is my responsibility to inform everyone of some disappointing news. I have been suspended as a student from Vanderbilt University for one year for a mistake I made, the result of using some very poor judgement...." August 16

  • Kedren Johnson not returning to Vanderbilt after suspension

    CBSSports.com "Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson is not returning to the SEC school after being suspended all of last season, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Friday. The sources added that Memphis is a possible, if not the probable, destination for Johnson -- a 6-foot-4 guard who led Vandy in..." August 15

  • 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

  • Matt Derenbecker, former LSU, UNO basketball player, found dead in Ponchatoula

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Matt Derenbecker, who played college basketball at UNO, Dayton and LSU and was a high school star at Country Day, was found dead Sunday in Ponchatoula at a friend's house where he was house sitting, his father, John Derenbecker, said. He was 22. John Derenbecker said Matt did not show up at..." August 11

  • Charles Barkley reveals why he almost transferred to Alabama in 'Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt'

    Alabama.com "Charles Barkley was not always in love with the idea of playing at Auburn. In the upcoming SEC Network documentary "Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt," the Auburn legend reveals he nearly transferred to Alabama after a brief falling out with coach Sonny Smith. The SEC Storied documentary will debut..." August 09

  • Missouri dismisses front court player

    College Basketball Talk "Missouri has parted ways with sophomore forward Torren Jones, according to an announcement from Tiger head coach Kim Anderson. “We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our program,” Anderson..." August 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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

    ESPN.com "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

  • Former LSU reserve Shane Hammink lands at Valparaiso

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The last of three LSU basketball players who left the program shortly after the school year ended has found a landing spot. Rising junior Shane Hammink will play for Valparaiso, a small Division I school in the Horizon League. The Crusaders are coached by Bryce Drew, who gained fame when he..." August 05

  • Mizzou lands Montaque Gill-Ceasar

    ESPN.com "Missouri has landed Canadian wing Montaque Gill-Ceasar, who will re-classify into the class of 2014 and be eligible to play for the Tigers this season. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Gill-Ceasar, nicknamed "Teki," was ranked No. 41 in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com. "Teki is an outstanding addition..." August 03

  • Teki Gill-Caesar headed to Missouri, will reclassify into 2014

    CBSSports.com "There aren't too many impact players left on the board for the upcoming season -- but Missouri might have landed the best one. Four-star wing Montaque Gill-Caesar has decided to reclassify into the class of 2014 and will enroll at Missouri, sources told CBSSports.com. He signed a financial aid..." August 02

  • 2015 shooting guard Terence Davis verbally commits to Ole Miss

    College Basketball Talk "Wednesday afternoon Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy received his second verbal commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-4 shooting guard Terence Davis (Southaven, Mississippi) verbally committed to play basketball at the SEC school. Davis, who is also an accomplished wide receiver at the high..." July 31

  • Quinndary Weatherspoon commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Velma Jackson shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon has committed to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-5, 170 pound prospect chose the Bulldogs over offers from Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee and Wake Forest. A Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection as a junior, Weatherspoon led the Falcons..." July 31

  • Small forward granted release from letter of intent at Auburn

    Alabama.com "Auburn signee Sam Logwood has been released from his national letter of intent, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The small forward signed with Auburn under former coach Tony Barbee and had not yet arrived on campus. The news was first reported by AuburnUndercover.com. Logwood was..." July 31

  • Jet-setting UK coaches round up recruits

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It seemed impossible that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari could be in so many places in so little time. During a frenzied stretch last week, Calipari was in Los Angeles watching incoming freshman Karl-Anthony Towns be honored at the ESPY Awards one day, then in Augusta,..." July 29

  • Kentucky's high-class problem: Loaded roster forces Calipari to be creative

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Calipari called all his Kentucky players into a meeting, and in front of the entire group he posed a short series of questions to the three or four Wildcats who easily could have entered their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. "Did you come back for me? Did you come back for the..." July 29

  • Ben Simmons is LSU's best basketball recruit since Shaq

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Rivals' No. 1-ranked player in the 2015 class, LSU commit Ben Simmons continues to draw rave reviews. But the latest might just be the best yet. The Sporting News suggested that Simmons is LSU's most prestigious basketball recruit since Shaquille O'Neal 25 years ago. Simmons isn't a center..." July 22

  • Florida wing DeVon Walker tears ACL, expected to miss season

    CBSSports.com "Florida swingman DeVon Walker is expected to miss the 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL, sources told CBSSports.com. Walker, a 6-foot-6 rising junior, was expected to compete for the starting small forward spot this season. He is one of the team's best perimeter defenders and brought..." July 20

  • Kentucky center Karl Towns named Gatorade Athlete of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time in five years, a Kentucky Wildcat was named the Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year. On Tuesday night, incoming center Karl Towns, of St. Joseph High (New Jersey), was named this year’s recipient at a banquet in Los Angeles. In 2010, Brandon Knight won the honor. Towns is the..." July 16

  • Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

    Tennessean "The optimism Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall had expressed about the arrival of Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Eric McKnight ended Tuesday. The SEC denied McKnight’s request for a graduate transfer waiver, and the 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., will not play for the..." July 15

  • Georgia dismisses Brandon Morris after felony pot arrest

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Junior forward Brandon Morris was dismissed from the Georgia basketball team, head coach Mark Fox announced Monday. Morris was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Sunday on felony charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was suspended for the first three..." July 14

  • New LSU big man Elbert Robinson looks to reshape his body and elevate his potential

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Numbers are woven into sports at every turn. So it's no surprise that LSU freshman Elbert Robinson is a tad hung up on one number in particular. The big Texan arrived on campus earlier this summer as one of the biggest Tigers' recruit in recent memory, and that's in a literal definition, not..." July 13

  • Alabama guard Retin Obasohan undergoes successful ankle surgery

    Greenfield Reporter "Alabama coach Anthony Grant says guard Retin Obasohan has undergone successful surgery on his left ankle. Alabama said in a news release that the arthroscopic procedure was performed Friday by Dr. Norman Waldrop at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. The release didn't include any recovery..." July 13

  • Four-Star Guard Will Jackson Commits to UGA Basketball

    Sic Em Dawgs "2015 guard Will “Turtle” Jackson has decommitted from UConn and has now given his commitment to UGA. Jackson is the first commitment for Mark Fox for the 2014-15 recruiting class. Jackson committed to UConn and head coach Kevin Ollie back on Feb. 3 over offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU,..." July 07

  • Report: Missouri transfa Shane Recta gonna da JuCo route

    The Missouri Sentinal "Shane Recta haz decide’ whea dude will be continun’ dude basketball carea. Da forma three-star recruit be heade’ ta Miami-Dade CC, accordn’ ta a report from Brad Winton uv JucoRecruitn’.com. Recta wuz a freshman at Missouri las’ season, buh wiff Jordan Clarkson an’ Wez Clark ahead uv him n’..." July 02

  • Incoming USC basketball player Shamiek Sheppard suffers ACL tear

    Cola Daily "University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced Tuesday that incoming freshman guard Shamiek Sheppard has suffered an ACL tear in his right knee and is expected to miss the 2014-15 campaign. Sheppard will undergo surgery for the torn ligament this week in Columbia." July 02

  • Gonzaga lands Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan

    The Slipper Still Fits "It would appear that the Bulldogs roster is finally complete for the upcoming season. Ex-Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan announced his intention to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday, Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported. The news trickled in over the weekend, because McClellan must be..." June 30

  • Charles Barkley criticizes NCAA, supports Bruce Pearl at Auburn reunion event

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Barkley is at it again. The outspoken NBA analyst, and former league MVP, was invited back to Auburn along with other prominent former Tiger players and coaches on Friday and Barkley spoke out against the NCAA while defending new Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl took the Auburn job..." June 28

  • Missouri lands three-star Seattle native PG Tramaine Isabell

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kim Anderson’s remodeled Missouri backcourt has added another piece. Tramaine Isabell, a point guard from Seattle, committed to Mizzou Wednesday night. Isabell said he’ll move to Columbia next week to join his new teammates for workouts. He expects to contribute immediately in a backcourt..." June 27

  • J'Mychal Reese to transfer to North Texas

    Aggie Sports "Former Texas A&M point guard J'Mychal Reese has decided to transfer to North Texas and will start school July 7. Reese made an official visit Tuesday and announced his decision the next morning via twitter. "Also wanna thank UNT for this opportunity. God is good!!" the former Bryan all-state..." June 26

  • 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

  • Hubbs cleared to participate in full-contact practice

    WBIR.com "Speaking at his first Big Orange Tipoff Club, new Vols basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said that sophomore guard Robert Hubbs III is cleared for full-contact practice. "There was no soreness, there were no bumps along the way. Knock on wood he's been good," said Tyndall. Tyndall said Hubbs..." June 24

  • Trey Lyles to sit out Kentucky’s trip to the Bahamas

    College Basketball Talk "On Tuesday, Kentucky announced that incoming freshman Trey Lyles will be out indefinitely as he is “recovering from a medical procedure on his left leg”. Lyles will not be participating with Kentucky during their six-game trip to the Bahamas in August, but he is expected to be ready for the..." June 24

  • UK announces $210 million marketing deal

    Louisville Courier-Journal "In what it is hailing as "one of the most valuable partnerships of its kind in college athletics history," the University of Kentucky announced Monday that it is leaving IMG and has awarded its athletics and campus multimedia marketing rights to JMI Sports for $210 million over 15 years starting..." June 24

  • Plan for Rupp Arena renovation halted

    Louisville Courier-Journal "After teetering for months, the Rupp Arena renovation plan finally fell flat Wednesday when Lexington mayor Jim Gray announced a suspension of work on the project -- which also would have included a new downtown convention center at a total cost of $350 million -- citing the University of..." June 19

  • Cajuns Hoops Officially Adds OSU Transfer Brian Williams

    KATC.com "Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday that Baton Rouge native Brian Williams has transferred to play for the Ragin' Cajuns after spending the past three seasons at Big 12 Conference member Oklahoma State. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward, will..." June 19

  • Hampton adds Tennessee graduate transfer Quinton Chievous

    College Basketball Talk "Hampton picked up a graduate transfer on Thursday as former Tennessee wing Quinton Chievous committed to the Pirates, a source told NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-6 Chievous is the son of former Missouri star Derrick Chievous and Quinton will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play..." June 19

  • Syracuse, not Kentucky, leads nation in average attendance

    College Basketball Talk "For just the second time in the last 19 years, Kentucky was not the program with the highest attendance in the country. They finished second to Syracuse, who led the nation in home attendance for the first time since 2005 with an average of 26,253 fans. Kentucky was second with 22,964 fans per..." June 19

  • Ole Miss adds JUCO guard Rasheed Brooks for 2015 class

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss has picked up a verbal commitment from a talented junior college guard for the class of 2015. Rasheed Brooks, a 6-foot-6 wing at Southwest Tennessee Community College, told the Ole Miss staff today he'll be a Rebel. Brooks, originally from Mansfield, Ohio, will play one more year of..." June 17

  • LSU men's basketball hires former NBA head coach Eric Musselman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU men's basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones announced on Tuesday that former NBA head coach and recent college assistant Eric Musselman will join the Tiger coaching staff as associate coach. The hiring is subject to the standard background check by the athletics department and approval by the LSU..." June 17

  • Former LSU guard Anthony Hickey is eligible to play at Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU point guard Anthony Hickey will be immediately eligible to play for Oklahoma State for the 2014-15 season, according to the school. LSU coach Johnny Jones confirmed last week that LSU signed off to make that possible. The former LSU point guard was told last month that he would not..." June 16

  • Scottie Wilbekin can’t see Billy Donovan leaving Florida

    College Basketball Talk "In four years at Florida, Scottie Wilbekin may have had his bumps in the road, but the Gators point guard was part of teams that reached three Elite Eights, and this past season made it to the Final Four after running the table in the SEC. The 2014 SEC Player of the Year is hoping his success..." June 16

  • Reserve center Rawane Ndiaye's UT career over with torn ACL

    GoVolstra.com "Tennessee men’s basketball player Rawane “Pops” Ndiaye has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee that will end his playing career with the Vols, coach Donnie Tyndall confirmed Friday." June 14

  • South Carolina signee James Thompson arrested for aggravated battery, domestic abuse

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "James Thompson was arrested Monday and booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of aggravated battery and domestic abuse by battery. The arrest of the now-graduated Parkview Baptist basketball standout and recent South Carolina signee came after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office..." June 14

  • Kim Anderson contract details released by Missouri

    Kansas City Star "It took more than a month, but Missouri’s new men’s basketball coach, Kim Anderson, signed his contract last week and the university released the details Friday afternoon. Anderson, 59, was hired April 28 in a special session of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, but his..." June 14

  • Report: LSU transfer Anthony Hickey likely heading to Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "Led by its deep and talented perimeter group, Oklahoma State went to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. However, with the early departure of Marcus Smart, the graduation of Markel Brown and the dismissal of Stevie Clark, coach Travis Ford needs reinforcements. And Ford might have found what he..." June 12

  • UF moving forward with $45 million renovation plan for O'Connell Center

    Fox Sports Florida "When Amanda Butler talks about the O'Connell Center, her words come from the heart. Butler was a standout basketball player for the Florida women's team and made some very big shots during the 1990s on the O'Dome floor. She later walked the stage for graduation there, served as a Gators..." June 11

  • Tennessee basketball transfer A.J. Davis commits to Central Florida

    GoVolstra.com "Former Tennessee men's basketball forward A.J. Davis committed to Central Florida on Wednesday, which means every player who defected after UT's coaching change now has a new home. Davis, who started once and appeared in 25 games as a UT freshman, told the News Sentinel of his commitment via..." June 11

  • Niagara transfer Antoine Mason heading to Auburn

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Pearl continues to make an impact in his first offseason at Auburn. Niagara transfer Antoine Mason announced on Wednesday morning that he will be playing for the Tigers next season. Mason is eligible immediately. The nation's leading returning scorer had dozens of schools on his..." June 11

  • Kentucky’s four new McDonald’s All-Americans arrive in Lexington

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky's four All-American basketball recruits are making their way to campus. Freshmen-to-be Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis tweeted pictures of their dorm rooms on Tuesday afternoon, and another, Devin Booker, tweeted that he's en route to Lexington. UK's other signee,..." June 10

  • Baylor, Texas A&M schedule home-and-home series

    Our Daily Bears "The somewhat peaceful calm of the last two years sans-Aggie will be but a dream, as Baylor and Texas A&M have agreed to a home-and-home series in men's basketball starting this year. Well, it was only a matter of time, in all likelihood, before we saw one of our major men's sports schedule the..." June 10

  • Donovan In Contact With Cavs But Not Expected To Leave Florida

    Real GM Basketball "Billy Donovan has remained in contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers in regards to their head coaching vacancy. Sources say that nobody connected to the process believes he is comfortable enough to make the leap from Florida to the Cavaliers." June 09

  • Cavaliers, John Calipari discussed 7-year, $60 million-plus deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Before finalizing a contract extension with the University of Kentucky late last week, John Calipari had gone deep in discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a seven-year, $60 million-plus contract to become president and coach, sources told Yahoo Sports. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had..." June 09

  • Georgia Tech receives Alabama basketball transfer Nick Jacobs

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Georgia Tech basketball team has landed its third transfer of the offseason. Friday, it was former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. At Alabama, the 6-foot-8 Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds this past season before taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team in..." June 06

  • Kentucky's John Calipari gets new contract through 2021

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky announced Thursday night it has signed basketball coach John Calipari to a new seven-year contract that will make him the second-highest paid coach in college basketball. If Calipari, 55, stays to the end of the deal, which runs out in March of 2021, he would make..." June 06

  • Self, Calipari: No NBA calls, and that's OK

    ESPN.com "Kentucky's John Calipari and Kansas' Bill Self told ESPN on Monday that it'd be extremely difficult for either to leave their current high-profile college jobs for an NBA opening, and both added that they haven't been contacted during this latest coaching carousel. "They haven't talked to me..." June 04

  • Marshall transfer Kareem Canty reportedly flips back to Auburn

    Alabama.com "Kareem Canty has changed his mind again. The former Marshall point guard, who originally visited Auburn in April, committed on April 19 and then committed to South Florida later this month, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he now plans to follow through with Auburn. Canty, who averaged 16.3 points..." June 04

  • Cannon transferring to UNCA

    Citizen-Times "The all-time leading shot blocker in NCHSAA history will finish his college basketball career at UNC Asheville, according to his former high school coach. Mountain Heritage graduate John Cannon was a 6-foot-10 junior center on Georgia's roster last season, but left the team prior to the..." June 03

  • Florida president questions ex-Michigan hoopster Jon Horford's transfer

    Detroit Free Press "Not everyone in Gainesville is happy to see forward Jon Horford be able to transfer to Florida and play immediately. The SEC eased its stance Friday on graduate student athlete transfers, allowing them to play immediately without going through a waiver process as long as the transfers meet..." June 03

  • Former UH guard Danuel House transfers to A&M

    Houston Chronicle "Danuel House averaged nearly 13 points per game during his two seasons at UH. Former Houston guard Danuel House said Sunday he will attend Texas A&M. "I (would) like to thank God and my family for supports and the schools that offer me but I will be attending The University of Texas A&M,"..." June 02

  • Auburn scores visit from nation's top returning scorer Niagara transfer Antoine Mason

    Alabama.com "Bruce Pearl is at it again. Auburn's new men's basketball coach has the Tigers in the running to land the services of the nation's top returning scorer. Niagara transfer guard Antoine Mason, who averaged 25.6 points per game as a junior this past season, is set to visit Auburn this..." June 02

  • Willie Cauley-Stein recovering from surgery, likely missing August trip

    CBSSports.com "Kentucky is in the process of finalizing an overseas trip in August, but Willie Cauley-Stein won't be participating. The 7-footer suffered an ankle injury in the NCAA Tournament, forcing him to miss the Final Four, and he's still recovering from his April surgery. “It will be a great trip..." May 30

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell considering Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Mitchell became the latest departure from the Maryland program when he announced his transfer last week. The sophomore forward was looking to return closer to his home in Atlanta to be with his grandmother. “I loved playing for Coach [Mark Turgeron]. He is a great man and a great coach...." May 29

  • Billy Donovan offers no guarantee on future with Gators

    Orlando Sentinel "Gators coach Billy Donovan reiterated Tuesday that he fully plans to return to UF next season, despite drawing interest from NBA teams. Donovan also would not fully close the door on moving on to NBA. Last Thursday, Donovan told reporters he had spoken to a couple of teams about their..." May 28

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