Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Report: Derek Willis given diversion stemming from arrest

    247 Sports "Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis was given diversion stemming from his recent arrest for alcohol intoxication in Boone County District Court Friday, according to a report from WDRB in Louisville. Willis will perform community service or another court-ordered program in order to expunge the..." June 26

  • Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt's family 'preparing for the worst'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt's condition has reportedly worsened, and family, friends and former players visited with her Saturday. The Knoxville News reported Sunday morning that the 64-year-old Summitt is “struggling” and family and friends are “preparing for the worst.”..." June 26

  • Dan Le Batard Dismayed With John Calipari Spin in ESPN Carwash

    The Big Lead "Dan Le Batard opened the national portion of his radio show with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner in a little bit of a salty mood. He lamented that he was unable to use clips of Ben Affleck’s tirade on Bill Simmons’s HBO show (HBO told them no), or of song and dance numbers from Roy Firestone (who looked no..." June 23

  • Calipari: Recent comment wasn't about Louisville, Pitino

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday said his recent comment that college coaches should be aware of what happens with their team on campus "wasn't intended" as a shot at Louisville and he apologized to Cardinals coach Rick Pitino if he misconstrued the..." June 23

  • Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews chooses Michigan over Xavier

    CBS Sports "Multiple reports have Charles Matthews -- a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2015 -- leaving Kentucky to play for John Beilein at Michigan. Matthews wasn't a factor for UK last year; he put up 1.7 points and 1.6 boards per game during his freshman campaign. Could he have seen more..." June 22

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Tennessee forward Ray Kasongo to transfer to Iowa State

    Iowa State Daily "Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo committed to Iowa State on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 junior made his announcement via Twitter after visiting Iowa State earlier in the week. " June 19

  • Calipari: Coaches know what happens on campus

    The Score "Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks coaches are aware of what takes place on their campus, perhaps suggesting Louisville's Rick Pitino should be held accountable for his team's alleged sex scandal. "All I can tell you is this," Calipari said on the "Mike Lupica Show," according to James Streble..." June 15

  • Former Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez finds new home

    SEC Country "fter announcing his intentions to transfer from Florida’s basketball program early last month, Brandone Francis-Ramirez has found a new school. The former 4-star guard, who committed to the Gators in 2013 when Billy Donavan was coach, announced he will be joining Texas Tech’s program via..." June 15

  • Bryce Drew's First Vanderbilt Commit is Four-Star 2017 PG Saben Lee

    Anchor of Gold "The Commodores' new coach added a distributor to battle Larry Austin Jr. for the team's starting point guard spot in 2017 and beyond. Bryce Drew landed the first commitment of his Vanderbilt coaching tenure on Monday night when four-star point guard Saben Lee gave the Commodores his verbal..." June 14

  • Kentucky Wildcats forward Derek Willis arrested for public intoxication

    247 Sports "Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis was arrested in Boone County, Ky. Saturday night and charged with public intoxication, according to multiple outlets. He was released on $50 bond paid by his mother, Linda Potts." June 13

  • Kentucky basketball transfer Marcus Lee headed to Cal

    San Jose Mercury News "Former McDonald's All-American and Kentucky men's basketball player Marcus Lee will transfer to Cal, according to reports from and CBSSports. Lee, a power forward who attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, returns to the East Bay after three years at Kentucky. He averaged 6.4..." June 12

  • Shaq wants son to go to Kentucky

    247 Sports "Windward 4-star 2018 power forward and the son of NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, Shareef O'Neal said recently he likes three schools: Kentucky, Michigan State and Duke. While he may like three schools, it's clear his dad prefers one. "My dad actually wants me to lean towards Kentucky," O'Neal..." June 09

  • The Amazing Track Record of John Calipari

    Canis Hoopus "NBA Draft season is officially upon us as the Finals are in full motion heading to game three. With Cleveland looking entirely overmatched by the defending champion Golden State Warriors through two losses, the attention of most fan bases has shifted to assessing the upcoming crop of rookies led..." June 08

  • Kentucky Basketball Led NCAA in Average Attendance in 2016

    Campus Sports "In recent years, the Kentucky basketball program has been among the most dominant in the NCAA thanks to head coach John Calipari consistently bringing in top recruiting classes. The excitement and buzz surrounding the program has led to an incredible turnout on a game-by-game basis for the..." June 08

  • Kentucky announces addition of Brad Calipari to 2016-17 team

    The Score "John Calipari has added many star recruits during his tenure at Kentucky, but none hit closer to home than his latest addition. Eric Lindsey reported on the Wildcats' website Monday that the team has added Brad Calipari, son of head coach John, to the 2016-17 roster. The younger Calipari..." June 07

  • Calipari: Briscoe an example of NBA's new draft process working

    247 Sports "Isaiah Briscoe didn’t win over NBA personnel with his basketball ability, at least not yet. But the Kentucky guard was certainly the No. 1 pick when it came to conquering the interview process. "Every team that interviewed him said his interviews were the best of anybody," Kentucky coach John..." June 04

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • SEC coaches propose moving conference's men's basketball title game to Saturday

    ESPN "While Kentucky coach John Calipari's idea to move the SEC tournament to November gained headlines, a movement by the league's coaches to move the championship game to Saturday has traction, sources told ESPN. The coaches discussed moving the SEC title game from Sunday to Saturday at the..." June 02

  • Report: Marcus Lee visiting Washington after not committing to Cal

    The Score "After failing to commit to California, as he reportedly planned to do Tuesday, former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee is visiting Washington, sources told Evan Daniels of Scout. Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and six rebounds per game last season, will be forced to sit out next season " June 01

  • Marcus Stroman to transfer from South Carolina

    The State "South Carolina’s roster isn’t done changing. Rising junior point guard Marcus Stroman will not return to the Gamecocks, a USC spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. Program great Carey Rich first reported the news. Stroman was one of five players indefinitely suspended for a conduct issue before..." June 01

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31

  • Former 5-star recruit Malik Newman will transfer from Mississippi St.

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Malik Newman pulled out of consideration for the NBA Draft last week, but the former five-star recruit won't be returning to Mississippi State. Newman has asked for his release from the school and plans to transfer, CBS Sports first reported Monday. Newman's father, Horatio Webster, told The..." May 30

  • Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee will visit Cal on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Pac-12 school, sources told CBS Sports on Sunday. "He's going to Cal," one source said of Lee. "Unless something crazy happens, he's going to Cal."" May 29

  • Marcus Lee transferred from Kentucky because John Calipari is the most insatiable recruiter alive

    SB Nation "John Calipari has been at Kentucky for seven seasons, and for seven seasons Kentucky has brought in either the No. 1 or No. 2 recruiting class in the country. That streak pushed into 2016 with a five-man class made up entirely of 5-star, top-25 players in ESPN's database. Calipari has suggested..." May 26

  • Malik Newman to withdraw from NBA draft, may look to transfer

    Clarion Ledger "Malik Newman removed his name from the NBA draft on Wednesday his father told The Clarion-Ledger. The return to college may not mean a second season at Mississippi State, though. A source told The Clarion-Ledger that Newman could potentially seek to transfer. When asked about the possibility,..." May 25

  • Isaiah Briscoe withdraws from NBA Draft, returns to Kentucky

    Sportando "Isaiah Briscoe decided to withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft. The player will return to Kentucky." May 25

  • Isaiah Briscoe's return to Kentucky doesn't guarantee him a starting job

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Of all the many players who have withdrawn their names from the list of those eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft, none faced a more compelling conundrum than Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe. He is a point guard who did not play much of the position as a freshman. He is a pro-level talent who has yet..." May 25

  • Marcus Lee Withdraws from 2016 NBA Draft, Will Transfer from Kentucky

    Bleacher Report "Wednesday was a good news-bad news day for the Kentucky Wildcats, as junior forward Marcus Lee will not be entering the NBA draft but is going to transfer from the school. Kentucky head coach John Calipari confirmed Lee's decision with Eric Lindsey of [Lee] informed us today..." May 25

  • Georgia's Juwan Parker receives medical redshirt after missed season

    Macon Telegraph "Juwan Parker will have the opportunity to make up for lost time. Parker received approval for a medical redshirt after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon, Georgia announced Monday. Parker injured his Achilles midway through the 2014-15 season but did play..." May 23

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Isaiah Briscoe’s Father Can’t Figure Out Why Son Shoots Poorly At Kentucky

    College Spun "Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, a five-star player who was ranked as one of the top recruits in the entire 2015 class, was supposed to be heading to the NBA as a lottery pick after one year in Lexington. But after an underwhelming season, which included the star freshman shooting just 46% from the..." May 19

  • Charles Matthews is just the fifth transfer for Kentucky under John Calipari

    CBS Sports "Charles Matthews is transferring out of Kentucky after one season at the school. "This was a difficult decision for me, but at the end of the day I felt like it was in my best interest to explore other options," Matthews said Wednesday via a released statement. "I appreciate the support coach..." May 18

  • Deshawn Corprew commits to Texas A&M over LSU, Kansas

    SI "Texas A&M has landed a verbal commitment from Deshawn Corprew of Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.), his coach Isaac Pitts told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Corpew was a former Arkansas-Little Rock signee before de-committing and opening up his recruitment to Kansas and LSU. " May 18

  • John Calipari says he wants to finish his career at Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Despite annual speculation about leaving for the NBA, John Calipari has stayed on at Kentucky for seven seasons and in many ways redefined modern college basketball success in the process. When he was hired away from Memphis in 2009, most thought it was a great get by UK. But many wondered how..." May 16

  • Drake transfer Dominik Olejniczak commits to Ole Miss over Cal, others

    San Francisco Chronicle "Drake center Dominik Olejniczak has committed to Ole Miss, the Cal transfer target announced Sunday on Instagram. Olejniczak chose the Rebels over the Bears and Colorado. Two weeks ago, he visited Berkeley. The 7-foot, 249-pound Olejniczak averaged 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a..." May 15

  • Former Ohio State center Daniel Giddens joining Alabama

    Eleven Warriors "The second of three post-season transfers from the Ohio State men's basketball program has found a new home. Center Daniel Giddens will transfer to Alabama. The former four-star recruit made the announcement Sunday via his Twitter account." May 15

  • Marcus Lee: Kentucky will go undefeated if I return next year

    The Score "Marcus Lee's potential return might be the last ingredient necessary for Kentucky to reel off a perfect 2016-17 season. "I don't think we'd lose at all next season if I come back," Lee told reporters at the NBA draft combine Thursday. However, Lee doesn't seem particularly eager to test his..." May 13

  • Calipari Believes Marcus Lee Will Remain in NBA Draft, Uncertain on Isaiah Briscoe

    SNY TV "Kentucky coach John Calipari believes Marcus Lee will remain in the NBA Draft, but is uncertain about Isaiah Briscoe. "Marcus really wants to do this, and my guess is that he'll keep his name in the draft because this is what he wants to do," Calipari told reporters Wednesday. "And I just told..." May 12

  • John Calipari Issues High Praise For Incoming Freshmen De’Aaron Fox And Malik Monk

    College Spun "Kentucky has another banner recruiting class coming in this fall. All five signees are five-star recruits, and the Wildcats held off Duke for the No. 1 class ranking in 2016. Speaking to the media today, Calipari offered extremely high praise to incoming guards De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk,..." May 11

  • Florida lands Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson

    The Score "Another day, another high-profile transfer headed to Florida to play for Mike White. A day after the Gators added graduate transfer Canyon Barry from Charleston, Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he's joining Florida. Hudson announced plans to transfer in April,..." May 11

  • Former Florida SG DeVon Walker transfers to Troy

    247 Sports "Former Florida shooting guard DeVon Walker will play for Troy next fall after transferring to the Trojans as a graduate transfer. He will be eligible to play immediately. Walker opted to leave Florida after a disappointing junior season. He was never able to regain his form after suffering a..." May 11

  • Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Trayvon Reed end Auburn basketball careers

    Oanow "Auburn’s Tahj Shamsid-Deen has ended his basketball career while Trayvon Reed will not return, head coach Bruce Pearl announced on Friday via a release by the university. Shamsid-Deen played in only five games this past season because of injury as he separated his surgically repaired right..." May 06

  • Florida G Brandone Francis-Ramirez transferring out of program

    The Score "The underwhelming Florida career of guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez has come to an end, as the Dominican Republic native is transferring out of the program, the school confirmed Tuesday. Francis-Ramirez was a highly touted recruit in the class of 2014, ranked as the 35th-best recruit in the..." May 05

  • Texas A&M Basketball Lands Commitment From Lipscomb Guard J.C. Hampton

    College Spun "While Texas A&M’s football recruiting efforts are reeling, the basketball program, fresh off of an Sweet 16 run, just picked up a talented scoring guard to bolster next year’s rotation. J.C. Hampton, a 6-foot-1 guard out of Lipscomb, will play for the Aggies this season after averaging 15.9 points..." May 05

  • Presbyterian forward Desean Murray agrees to transfer to Auburn

    Montgomery Advertiser "Auburn continues to work the transfer market to transform its rebuilding project under head coach Bruce Pearl. The Montgomery Advertiser received confirmation via a direct message on Twitter that Presbyterian forward Desean Murray committed to the Auburn program Sunday. Murray was on campus..." May 03

  • Auburn lands commitment from graduate transfer LaRon Smith

    Alabama "Auburn landed a commitment from a third transfer in a week. LaRon Smith, a 6-foot-8 forward from Bethune-Cookman, announced his intention to transfer to Auburn for his final college season via social media on Monday. Smith averaged 7.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game last season..." May 03

  • Jimmy Whitt transferring to SMU

    Scout "Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt committed to Larry Brown and SMU on Monday, he told Scout. "At this point it was about finding the best fit for myself and when it came down to it SMU had everything I was looking for," Whitt said. "The development side and playing style were all there for me. It's..." May 03

  • Alabama basketball lands graduate transfer guard

    Alabama "Morehead State graduate transfer guard Corban Collins is transferring to Alabama, sources told The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Collins, who began his college career at LSU, averaged 11 points per game as a redshirt junior at Morehead State last season. This fills a need for coach Avery..." May 02

  • DeSean Murray transferring to Auburn

    ESPN "Auburn has landed Presbyterian transfer DeSean Murray. Murray, a 6-foot-5 forward, visited the Tigers' campus this weekend. He chose Auburn over Middle Tennessee, which he visited in early April." May 01