Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Skal Labissiere Hasn't Been Cleared To Play For Kentucky

    Real GM Basketball "Skal Labissiere has not been cleared to play by the NCAA to play for Kentucky, his guardian said on Wednesday. Labissiere is expected to be one of the first three picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. "Not yet," Labissiere's guardian, Gerald Hamilton, told ESPN. "We're just trying to get everything..." October 07

  • Missouri receives commitment from Minnesota power forward

    Kansas City Star "Maple Grove (Minn.) power forward Reed Nikko has committed to the Missouri men’s basketball team. Nikko, a 6-foot-9 Rivals three-star recruit, announced his decision Monday evening on Twitter. The Tigers envision him as a back-to-the-basket presence, but also as something of a stretch-four..." October 06

  • Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins breaks hand, will miss a month

    CBS Sports "Kentucky announced on Monday night that junior guard Dominique Hawkins needs surgery in his right hand after breaking it in practice. The injury came over the weekend. Hawkins, who is a role player for the Wildcats, will miss approximately a month following his surgery on Tuesday. The point..." October 06

  • Four-star 2017 center Mitchell Robinson commits to Texas A&M

    SI "Four-star 2017 big man Mitchell Robinson has committed to Texas A&M. The news was first reported Saturday by CBS Sports. Listed at 7'0" and ranked No. 33 in the 2017 class by, Robinson marks the first ‘17 commitment for Billy Kennedy and the Aggies. Robinson attends Chalmette High..." October 05

  • Report: Former Alabama signee has qualifying SAT score

    College Basketball Talk "Nearly two months after it was announced that he was not cleared academically and therefore would not be a member of the Alabama basketball program, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2015 received some good news Thursday. As first reported by, four-star shooting guard..." October 05

  • Five-star forward Miles Bridges picks Michigan State over Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Tom Izzo's monster 2016 recruiting class just ensured itself a top-five ranking regardless of what happens for the rest of the recruiting season. Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Flint, Mich., verbally committed to Michigan State on Saturday. He joins fellow five-star Joshua..." October 03

  • 5-star forward Wenyen Gabriel commits to Kentucky over Duke

    SB Nation "The Kentucky Wildcats have found another star big man on the recruiting trail. Wenyen Gabriel, a 6'9 forward from New Hampshire, committed to Kentucky on Thursday over Duke, Providence, Notre Dame and others, according to Scout. Gabriel became one of the fastest rising players of the summer..." October 01

  • KU transfer Dwight Coleby tears ACL, will miss season’s worth of practice

    Kansas City Star "Dwight Coleby, a transfer big man at Kansas, will miss out on a season of practice time after tearing the ACL in his left knee, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. Coleby, a 6-foot-9 junior, came to KU this summer after spending his first two seasons at Mississippi. He was..." October 01

  • Vanderbilt gets commitment from Texas power forward

    Tennessean "Clevon Brown, a 6-foot-8 power forward from San Antonio, committed to Vanderbilt basketball Tuesday. Brown, from Churchill High, is rated a four-star prospect by and three-star recruit by, and he drew interest from around the country before choosing the Commodores. Brown..." September 30

  • UT freshman Lamonte Turner says he's been ruled ineligible by NCAA

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee point guard Lamonte Turner took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. "Blessed to be a part of such a great school and basketball program but I've been ruled ineligible for the 2015-16 season. Truly humbled! VFL," Turner tweeted. Turner is..." September 29

  • 3-star PG Breein Tyree commits to Ole Miss

    Red Cup Rebellion "Andy Kennedy has collected his second verbal commitment for the 2016 class as three-star point guard Breein Tyree has announced his decision to join the Ole Miss Rebels. The 6'2, 186-pound floor general chose the Rebels over Kansas State and UMass. One can assume the New Jersey native was drawn to..." September 29

  • Five-star big man Austin Wiley commits to Auburn

    Scout "Five-star center prospect Austin Wiley verbally committed to Auburn on Saturday, he told Scout. Wiley, a 6-foot-10 big man, was driving to Auburn's campus for an unofficial visit when he opted to go ahead and pull the trigger for Bruce Pearl and the Tigers. "It’s just the right fit," Wiley..." September 27

  • Alabama lands Class of 2016 4-star basketball recruit

    Alabama "Alabama has added another highly-rated player to its 2016 recruiting class, securing a verbal commitment from junior college shooting guard/small forward Ar'Mond Davis. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound Davis is ranked by 247 Sports as a four-star prospect, the sixth-best junior college recruit and the..." September 24

  • Willie Jackson becomes Mizzou's second commitment for the 2016 class

    Rock M Nation "Willie Jackson has been featured a few times in our recruiting pieces. He was an under the radar offer in early July, the interest level was a lot higher in August when Xavier Sneed cut Mizzou from the list. We also talked about him last week as a preview to his visit, and he also got a mention in..." September 24

  • U of L target Barford commits to Arkansas

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Jaylen Barford, a junior college guard who was considering the University of Louisville, has committed to Arkansas after a visit to Fayetteville this weekend, ESPN reported. Barford, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Memphis, Missouri, Xavier and Louisville, where he had..." September 23

  • Report: LSU to host NBA-style combine this fall

    College Basketball Talk "Love him or hate him, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that John Calipari has had on the sport of basketball since his arrival in Kentucky. The latest example? The Kentucky-only NBA combine that he held last fall. If you’ve forgotten, for two days in early October — after college..." September 22

  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress (torn ACL recovery), is running, dunking

    CBS Sports "Recovering from a torn ACL, Kentucky forward Alex Poythress is running and dunking in practice -- though he's still not active in live competition, John Calipari said Monday. "He's the key," Calipari said of Poythress, who was injured in early December and missed the final three months last..." September 21

  • Missouri reels in three-star PF Mitchell Smith

    Rock M Nation "We've talked about Mitchell Smith before, in Friday's Commitment Watch post, as well as the August Recruiting Catch-Up post. Smith is a bit of a project in that he's on the slight side at around 205 lbs right now, and for a 6-10 forward, that's not much. He's an unranked 3-star Power Forward who..." September 21

  • UK-UNC Charity Alumni Game raises $1.5 million

    College Basketball Talk "John Calipari was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday, and over the course of the last week, the college hoops world was overrun with writers penning stories about what Coach Cal has meant to the sport and what this induction truly means to him. A lot of it was good. Some of it..." September 15

  • Trayvon Reed not enrolled for 'personal reasons'

    Montgomery Advertiser "Trayvon Reed is not enrolled in school this semester but is still considered a member of the basketball team. An Auburn spokesperson confirmed to The Montgomery Advertiser Friday that the sophomore center isn’t enrolled in the fall semester for school officials are calling “personal reasons”..." September 14

  • Aric Holman to have knee surgery, out up to four months

    The Clarion-Ledger "Incoming freshman Aric Holman will have knee surgery on Wednesday and will miss three to four months, Mississippi State coach Ben Howland told the Clarion-Ledger. The micro fracture surgery is to repair a patellofemoral disorder that causes pain in the front of the knee. It's a result of..." September 14

  • Beard, Williams plead not guilty to forgery charges

    Arkansas Online "One current and one former Arkansas basketball player pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of first-degree forgery. Anton Beard and Jacorey Williams were arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court. Prosecutors charged Beard with three counts of first-degree forgery, while Williams was..." September 03

  • Report: Arkansas signee Ted Kapita signs professional contract

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas officially lost one of its marquee recruits in the Class of 2015 as forward Ted Kapita will sign a professional contract in France, according to Jon Rothstein of The 6-foot-9 Kapita was linked to attending a prep school in late August in order to help get his grades in..." September 01

  • Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

    College Basketball Talk "Just over a month ago forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Arkansas players (Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas being the others) arrested on charges of first degree suspicion of forgery in relation to their alleged use of counterfeit money. That case was Williams’ latest misstep away from the..." August 28

  • Former Missouri men’s basketball player Montaque Gill-Caesar to transfer to San Diego State

    Columbia Missourian "For the second time this week, a former Missouri basketball player is reportedly headed to a new program. Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar tweeted Thursday he will transfer to San Diego State University. Gill-Caesar is the third Tiger to transfer this summer. Jon Rothstein of CBS..." August 28

  • Former Missouri men's basketball player Deuce Bello to transfer to East Tennessee State

    Columbia Missourian "After playing just one season for the Missouri men’s basketball team, former guard Deuce Bello will reportedly play his final season of collegiate basketball at East Tennessee State University, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Missouri announced Bello’s departure from the program on..." August 25

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky Wildcats

    CBS Sports "Isaac Humphries has -- as CBS Sports reported he would eventually do three weeks ago -- reclassified to the Class of 2015 and signed with John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats. "For what Kentucky is right now and what Isaac needs -- this is a no-brainer," Humphries' high school coach, Brad Johnson,..." August 20

  • 4-star guard Kobie Eubanks not cleared by NCAA, not enrolling at Alabama

    Alabama "The top-rated player in Alabama's most recent recruiting class will not play for the Tide. Four-star guard/wing player Kobie Eubanks was not cleared by the NCAA and will not enroll at Alabama. "We are disappointed for Kobie and his family," Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement...." August 20

  • Arkansas dismisses one of three players accused of forgery

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas announced on Wednesday that Jacorey Williams has been dismissed from the program stemming from a series of incidents this offseason. Williams was one of three players that was arrested and charged with forgery stemming from a series of incidents where the players were alleged to have..." August 19

  • 4-star big man Sacha Killeya-Jones picks Kentucky after decommitting from Virginia

    SB Nation "Kentucky has landed its second player in the class of 2016. Sacha Killeya-Jones, a 6'10 big man from Virginia, gave a verbal commitment to John Calipari and the Wildcats on Wednesday morning, according to Evan Daniels of Scout. Killeya-Jones was originally a Virginia commit, but reopened his..." August 19

  • Jamal Murray NOT expected to play for Team Canada

    Kentucky Sports "Ready for a Jamal Murray update? Because I’ve got one. According to Toronto Raptors’ beat writer Josh Lewenberg, Murray is NOT expected to play for Canada in the FIBA Americas tournament and will have to report to UK by the university’s “drop-dead date” in order to retain his..." August 19

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  • Report: Canada Basketball, Kentucky in contact over potential Jamal Murray eligibility situation

    College Basketball Talk "The upcoming FIBA Americas Championship, held in Mexico City from Aug. 31-Sept. 12, could result in Canada clinching a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games. Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray is currently in camp with the team trying out and it’s looking like he could make the team as the backup point..." August 18

  • Mississippi State Lands Commitment From 4-Star Guard Eli Wright

    College Spun "Alabama and Auburn basketball landed big-time recruits over the past two days, and it was Mississippi State’s turn moments ago. The Bulldogs have secured a commitment from four-star shooting guard Eli Wright, according to multiple reports. " August 18

  • 5-star guard Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

    SB Nation "Avery Johnson has reeled in a huge recruit in his first offsesaon as head coach at Alabama. Terrance Ferguson, a five-star shooting guard out of Dallas, committed to Johnson and the Crimson Tide on Monday, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. Ferguson was one of four high school players to make..." August 17

  • Georgia basketball's J.J. Frazier arrested on driving-related charges

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia junior shooting guard J.J. Frazier was arrested early Sunday morning for two traffic charges, according to Athens-Clarke County jail records. Frazier was booked Sunday at 3:03 a.m. for improper driving and driving with a suspended license, both of which are misdemeanors. Frazier posted..." August 16

  • Five-star forward Mustapha Heron commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Five-star forward Mustapha Heron has committed to Auburn. Heron committed to the Tigers while visiting the school this weekend, a source confirmed to Stacey Davis of was the first to report Heron, who's attending Sacred Heart (Waterbury, Connecticut), chose Auburn over..." August 16

  • Texas A&M’s leading scorer unlikely to play on foreign tour

    College Basketball Talk "On Saturday afternoon, Texas A&M will play in its first of four games on the team’s 11-day European tour. The Aggies will likely be without leadings scorer Danuel House for the duration of the trip because of a minor knee injury, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas A&M head coach..." August 15

  • John Mooney backs off Florida commitment

    Scout "Back in September of 2013 when John Mooney was a rising sophomore he gave a verbal commitment to Billy Donovan and his staff at Florida. Since then Donovan has moved on from Florida to the NBA and now Mooney is moving on from the Gators as well. Mooney, a 6-foot-8 power forward, told Scout..." August 14

  • Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar to visit Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "After announcing earlier this summer that he’d be leaving the Missouri program after just one season, Montaque Gill-Caesar hadn’t said much regarding his plans when it came to a new school. Thursday it was reported by Matt Prehm of that the Huntington Prep product will visit Oregon,..." August 14

  • Texas A&M's leading scorer Danuel House unlikely to play on foreign tour

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M's Danuel House is unlikely to play on the team's upcoming foreign tour to Italy and Greece due to a minor knee injury, Billy Kennedy told CBS Sports on Thursday. "He's with us and will workout and dress with us, but I'm not expecting on playing him," Kennedy told CBS Sports. The..." August 13

  • John Calipari Tore Into Fellow Recruiter For Spreading Cheating Rumor

    Gamedayr "John Calipari is one of the greatest coachches in college basketball history. He’s won national championships and continues to recruit the best high school recruits with ease and consistency. Calipari is a very powerful man because of all that success. He’s not the kind of guy you want to..." August 12

  • LSU guard Josh Gray won’t accompany team to Australia

    The Advocate "When the LSU basketball team departs campus Tuesday afternoon for its much-anticipated exhibition tour of Australia, senior point guard Josh Gray won’t be traveling with the Tigers. LSU coach Johnny Jones announced Monday afternoon that Gray, a Lake Charles native, won’t be making the trip..." August 11

  • Skylar Mays recommits to LSU '100 percent,' heading into senior season at Findlay Prep

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Skylar Mays re-committed to LSU early Tuesday morning. The former University Lab guard, who announced just more than two months ago his plans to transfer to Nevada's Findlay Prep, had originally committed to the Tigers in February 2014 before re-opening his recruitment late that June. This..." August 11

  • Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins Commits To The Razorbacks

    Arkansas Fight "Mike Anderson has found one more player to help the Hogs this season. The Razorbacks scored a late commitment from Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins, a 6'7" forward from Florida. Jenkins had been expecting to be a 2016 prospect, but was able to reclassify as a 2015 player, so he can join Arkansas..." August 09

  • John Calipari: "Some guys were relieved" When We Lost to Wisconsin

    The Big Lead "John Calipari is clearly still sensitive about the loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four, the defeat that ended their season at 38-1. They were 45 minutes away from the sport’s first perfect season in over three decades – up 60-56 against the Badgers with five minutes left, as he notes in this video..." August 06

  • 2016 SG Payton Willis commits to Vanderbilt

    Scout "Vanderbilt picked up their first commitment of the 2016 recruiting class. 2016 guard Payton Willis verbally committed to Vanderbilt, he tells Scout. "I came on an unofficial visit and fell in love with the campus, Coach [Kevin] Stallings and his staff, and the academic prestige of the school..." August 05

  • Auburn lands commitment from forward Anfernee McLemore

    Alabama "It didn't take long for Anfernee McLemore to make his mind up. Immediately after receiving his from Auburn Tuesday night, the power forward committed to Bruce Pearl and the Tigers. "I'm very excited to have the opportunity to play for Coach Pearl," McLemore told Rivals. "Coach Pearl is a..." August 05

  • Texas A&M receives late commitment from nation’s top 2015 combo guard

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M made a late addition to its 2015 basketball recruiting class on Sunday afternoon. And it was a big one. Three-star Miami Southridge (Fla.) combo guard Raquan Mitchell gave the Aggies a verbal commitment while on an official visit. “I’m choosing Texas A&M because it feels like home..." August 04

  • 2017 power forward/center verbally commits to Arkansas

    College Basketball Talk "While the recruitment of 2016 five-star guard Malik Monk has received the greatest amount of attention within Arkansas’ borders (and rightfully so), he wasn’t the only in-state prospect that Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and his staff are working hard to reel in. Saturday night it was reported..." August 04

  • Wichita State lands transfer guard from Texas A&M

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State landed a transfer as Texas A&M guard Peyton Allen committed to the Shockers, as told to NBC Sports by Allen’s father. The 6-foot-5 Allen spent his freshman season with the Aggies and averaged 14.1 minutes per game in 32 appearances. Allen averaged 4.8 points per game and shot 38..." August 04

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries expected to enroll at Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Class of 2016 star Isaac Humphries is planning to reclassify to 2015 and enroll at Kentucky in time to play for the Wildcats this season, a source told Humphries is on a visit to Kentucky this weekend. Barring any snags, he's expected to publicly announce his intentions..." August 02

  • Moody arrested on DUI charge

    Inside Ole Miss Sports "Ole Miss basketball guard Stefan Moody has been arrested for DUI. It’s his first offense. Rebels coach Andy Kennedy says he’s still in the fact-gathering stage but is aware of the incident. Moody is recovering from a stress fracture that has kept him out of basketball’s physical activities..." July 27

  • La Salle adds South Carolina transfer "La Salle continued a busy offseason by adding 6-foot-9 forward/center Demetrius Henry, who is transferring from South Carolina. Henry started 48 games over two seasons for the Gamecocks. He must sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility at La Salle. He averaged 6.0 points and..." July 25

  • John Calipari: No issues with 'dear friend' Drake

    Indianapolis Star "Rapper Drake delivered a speech last year at Kentucky's Big Blue Madness, shot around on the floor and mingled with fans -- all fine by the NCAA. But that he posed for a photo with then-UK verbal commitment (and later, signee) Chris Matthews forced UK to self report a secondary NCAA violation,..." July 23

  • Three Razorback Basketball Players Accused Of Using Counterfeit $20 Bills

    KFSM "Three Razorback basketball players were arrested on Wednesday (July 22) after police say they were seen spending counterfeit $20 bills. Jacorey Williams, 21, Anton Beard, 19, and Dustin Smith, 19, were booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday after 1 p.m., and each faces..." July 22

  • Kentucky issued Drake cease and desist

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Ready for a weird and wacky NCAA violation story? Here goes: Kentucky issued Drake a cease-and-desist letter after his appearance at the school's Big Blue Madness event because he took photos with some recruits. Kentucky compliance self-reported the impermissible communication between Drake..." July 22

  • Gill-Caesar will transfer from Mizzou

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri sophomore guard Montaque Gill-Caesar has requested to be released from his scholarship and plans to transfer. “We wish Montaque the best,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said in a prepared statement. “In an evolving conversation this week, Montaque informed our program of his future..." July 15

  • Kentucky might have edge over IU, others for Miles Bridges

    Indianapolis Star "In a week full of spectacular sequences on the basketball court, Miles Bridges had one that drew oohs and aahs a little louder than others. Bridges — playing for Michigan-based The Family at Nike's Peach Jam event in South Carolina — started a fast break with an outlet pass to teammate Cassius..." July 15

  • Report: Texas A&M's Peyton Allen to transfer

    The Score "Texas A&M is set to lose sophomore guard Peyton Allen, who will transfer, according to NBC Sports' Scott Phillips. Appearing in 32 games last season, the 6-foot-5 Illinois native averaged 4.5 points for A&M. " July 15

  • Eron Gordon says he will look at LSU

    Indianapolis Star "Eron Gordon's newest scholarship offer, from LSU, might seem a bit random considering the timing – entering his senior year – and the distance from home. But there is a tie to Louisiana with Gordon's oldest brother, Eric, playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. LSU will be in to see Gordon, a 6-3..." July 09

  • Duke And Kentucky Lead For 7-Foot Center DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 Player In 2017 Class

    College Spun "We’re fairly early in the 2017 basketball recruiting cycle, but DeAndre Ayton, a seven-foot center from San Diego, has emerged as the most talented player in the class. On Tuesday, Ayton named seven schools that he is looking at right now. Rivals writer Brett Dawson caught up with the consensus..." July 08

  • Jamal Murray’s father claims Canadian turned down $1 million to play for Kentucky

    Toronto Star "When Canadian super-teen Jamal Murray chose a scholarship offer from Kentucky over one from Oregon, many were surprised. In retrospect, perhaps they should have been more surprised that he plans on attending college at all. According to estimable Canadian hoops publication Hoops Hype Canada,..." July 08

  • Avery Johnson Jr. will Transfer to Alabama

    Roll Tide "Alabama men’s basketball head coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son and former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will officially join the Crimson Tide program. Johnson Jr., who will have three years of eligibility remaining, will sit out the..." July 07

  • Tennessee basketball signee Lamonte' Turner's enrollment pushed back

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Some have already labeled Lamonte' Turner as Tennessee basketball's point guard of the future. First, he'll have to make it to campus. Turner will not enroll in UT's second session of summer school as originally planned, UT spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Monday. UT is now targeting an..." July 07

  • Louisiana Tech transfer Stapleton headed to Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Louisiana Tech transfer Xavian Stapleton has committed to Mississippi State, sources said Sunday. The 6-foot-6 wing, who averaged 6.7 ppg last season, will have three years of eligibility remaining but must sit out next season per NCAA rules." July 05

  • Former South Carolina power forward Demetrius Henry transferring to La Salle

    College Basketball Talk "Having already landed two transfers this offseason in the form of point guard Pookie Powell and small forward B.J. Johnson, La Salle picked up a commitment from a third player who began his career at another Division I institution Saturday morning. Demetrius Henry, a 6-foot-9 power forward who..." July 04

  • Dating site exclusively for Kentucky fans launches

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Whether it's leading the nation in home attendance 10 straight years, camping out by the thousands for the right to attend a practice or helping John Calipari surpass 1.3 million Twitter followers, Kentucky supporters are a bit more obsessive than other fan bases. Now comes further proof the..." July 04

  • LSU freshman: 'I think we'll win the national championship'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "LSU's incoming trio of top 50 prospects met the Baton Rouge media for the first time on Wednesday and left them with little doubt about the team's intentions this winter. Ben Simmons, former Louisville commit Antonio Blakeney and Brandon Sampson have been on campus at LSU for almost a month now..." July 02

  • John Calipari Responds To Report, Says He’s Not Looking For Another Coaching Job

    College Spun "Earlier today, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA’s Sacramento Kings have interest in Kentucky head coach John Calipari filling coaching and front office positions with the team. Woj’s report claimed Calipari has been communicating with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and other..." July 01

  • Rick Barnes finally addresses accusations against Texas

    College Basketball Talk "Former Texas head coach and current Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has finally addressed the accusations levied against his old program. Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story claiming that three former Texas players were someway involved with academic..." July 01

  • South Carolina guards working back from surgery

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina has the pieces on their roster to be a team that makes some noise in the SEC this season, but that is dependent on some of their most important players getting healthy. Namely, junior Sindarius Thornwell and redshirt freshman TeMarcus Blanton, both of whom underwent surgery over..." June 30

  • LSU basketball gains commitment from University Lab 2016 PF Wayde Sims

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University Lab power forward Wayde Sims will follow in his father Wayne's footsteps and play his college ball at LSU, the 2016 prospect announced on Sunday. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Sims averaged 17.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game last season while leading the Cubs to a second..." June 29

  • Kouassi commits and signs with Hogs

    Whole Hog Sports "Center Willy Kouassi has committed and signed with Arkansas. Kouassi, 6-10 1/2, 233 pounds, has one year of immediate eligibility remaining and will play his senior year at Arkansas after receiving a release from Kennesaw State in Georgia. He averaged 4.6 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks..." June 29

  • Sources: Avery Johnson offers Malik Rose job on his staff at Alabama

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Alabama coach Avery Johnson has offered former San Antonio Spurs teammate Malik Rose a special assistant to the head coach position, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rose is considering the offer to join Johnson's staff, and is expected to make a decision over the weekend,..." June 25

  • Jamal Murray’s commitment a huge boost for Kentucky

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier in the spring when there were rumblings that five-star guard Jamal Murray was considering a move into the 2015 class, many believed that Oregon was the team to beat for his services. With an assistant (Mike Mennenga) who at one point in his career was co-director of the CIA Bounce..." June 25

  • Avery Johnson's contract with Alabama includes hefty bonuses

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Avery Johnson isn't coaching in the NBA anymore, but you wouldn't know that by looking at his salary. The University of Alabama compensation committee approved Johnson's contract Wednesday, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NCAA despite never having coached college basketball...." June 24

  • North Caddo 2016 forward Robert Williams commits to Texas A&M

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "North Caddo forward Robert Williams, who has led the Rebels to back-to-back Top 28 appearances, committed to Texas A&M on Saturday. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Williams is considered one of the top prospects in the state and is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals but a four-star prospect and..." June 23

  • Hawaii lands Auburn transfer Jack Purchase

    College Basketball Talk "Jack Purchase, the native of Australia, has transferred to Hawaii, the university announced on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 forward becomes the third addition for first-year head coach Eran Ganot since taking over the program in April. Purchase will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to..." June 23

  • BC basketball team lands Florida guard Eli Carter

    Boston Globe "Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian got a huge commitment Monday when University of Florida guard Eli Carter announced on Twitter that he would complete his final year of eligibility next season with the Eagles, spurning offers from Georgetown and Nevada-Las Vegas. Christian last week..." June 23

  • Alabama Basketball Snares a Big 2015 Commit from Kobie Eubanks

    Roll Bama Roll "After much hemming and hawing and speculation, 4-star Kobie Eubanks made his official announcement that he will play basketball for Avery Johnson's Crimson Tide in 2015. The 6-5/212 shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Elev8 Sports Institute), is a consensus 4-star and rated in the Top 100..." June 23

  • Avery Johnson says he would have probably landed NBA coaching job if he had waited

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans native Avery Johnson acknowledged earlier this week that if he had waited until after the NBA season ended, he would have probably landed a coaching job in the league. Instead, Johnson took a college head coaching job at Alabama after signing a six-year contract in early April that..." June 20

  • John Calipari Compares Incoming 5-Star PG Isaiah Briscoe To Former Wildcats’ G Eric Bledsoe

    College Spun "John Calipari has coached a ridiculous amount of talent at Kentucky. One of the biggest athletic freaks to come through Lexington, Ky., was Eric Bledsoe. The now-NBA star guard averaged 11 points, three rebounds and nearly three assists per game during his one season with the Wildcats. Bledsoe..." June 19

  • Calipari Coins New Phrase to Lure Recruits

    Black Sports Online "Coach Calipari didn’t become the best recruiter in college basketball by accident. Like most great leaders through out history, he knows the value of a memorable catch phrase; or, as the Sporting News puts it, a “campaign slogan”. “Positionless basketball” This years slogan may not be new..." June 19

  • Kentucky signee suffers head injury during United States U19 practice

    College Basketball Talk "With the roster pared down to 12 players earlier this week, United State U19 head coach Sean Miller and his staff are preparing the team for the FIBA u19 World Championships which are scheduled to begin June 27 in Heraklion, Crete. One of the players on the roster is guard Isaiah Briscoe, a..." June 19

  • Two-timing Texas AD reportedly the reason behind Rick Barnes' ousting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "After 17 years, Rick Barnes found the door hitting him on the way out of Austin and the man reportedly behind shutting it wanted him to believe it was someone else's doing. According to a report from Horns Digest published Thursday, Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson pressured Barnes..." June 18

  • Former Arkansas forward Michael Qualls tears ACL in workout

    ESPN "Former Arkansas forward Michael Qualls suffered a torn ACL in a workout with the Phoenix Suns this past Thursday, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. "It was a freak injury," a source told ESPN. "It didn't look that bad." Qualls went up in the air to contest a shot, and appeared to land..." June 15

  • Rebels gain size in front court with 2016 JUCO commitment

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss basketball added depth to its front court with a commitment from 6-foot-8 junior college forward Tyrek Coger. The Raleigh, North Carolina native and one-time Missouri commit visited Oxford on Friday and committed on Saturday morning. He is the first commitment for the Rebels in..." June 15

  • Coach Michael White's Gators add JUCO forward Justin Leon

    Orlando Sentinel "Coach Michael White's Gators snagged a late commitment Monday evening when junior college forward Justin Leon announced he will join the Gators. The 6-foot-8 Leon originally committed to White at Louisiana Tech in April, but will follow White to Gainesville, where he replaces Billy..." June 15

  • Walk-on Braxton Bonds granted released from UT basketball

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Braxton Bonds is leaving the Tennessee basketball team, which leaves new coach Rick Barnes with one true point guard on his roster. Bonds, a walk-on from Nashville who redshirted as a freshman last season, received his release this week, UT spokesman Tom Satkowiak told the News Sentinel on..." June 10

  • Report: Academic issues alleged at Texas under Barnes

    Tennessean "Several cases of academic impropriety that allegedly occurred at Texas under Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes surfaced Wednesday after a report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The accusations come just months into Barnes' tenure at Tennessee, which began shortly after Donnie..." June 10

  • Ole Miss leading scorer Stefan Moody (leg surgery) out 8–12 weeks

    SI "Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody, the Rebels' leading scorer last season, underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left lower leg and will be out for 8–12 weeks, the team announced Monday. Moody averaged 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game last season, his first at Ole..." June 09

  • Tennessee transfer forward Carmichael chooses WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "The Western Kentucky men's basketball team just keeps adding pieces for the future. Tennessee transfer Willie Carmichael – a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward – told the Daily News on Friday that he's committed to WKU and will join the team on campus for summer sessions this weekend. Carmichael..." June 08

  • Mississippi State lands first 2016 commitment

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State got on a jump start on its 2016 recruiting class with a commitment from four-star point guard Lamar Peters on Saturday night. Peters, a New Orleans native, planned to announce his commitment by July. The 6-foot, 165-pound guard was visiting Starkville with his New Orleans..." June 08

  • South Carolina adds late commitment from three-star 2015 forward

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina picked up a late addition to its 2015 recruiting efforts this weekend as former DePaul commit Raymond Doby pledged to the SEC program, a source told The 6-foot-7 Doby, who spent this past season playing a postgraduate year at St. John’s Northwestern Military..." June 08

  • John Calipari: 'No regrets' about turning down Cavaliers

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari said there are no regrets about turning down the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer to stay with the Wildcats. According to sources, the Cavs last year offered Calipari a 10-year deal worth $80 million to be the coach and president of the team, but he instead opted to..." June 04

  • Tennessee self-reported secondary violation committed by Donnie Tyndall

    College Basketball Talk "Two months after he was fired, Tennessee is still dealing with NCAA issues as a result of hiring Donnie Tyndall away from Southern Miss. Tennessee self reported a secondary violation to the NCAA stemming from the illegal contact of a recruit. According to WBIR in Knoxville, Braxton Bonds, who..." June 04

  • 5-star wing Jayson Tatum is down to 2 schools, decision will come soon

    SB Nation "Jayson Tatum is a special talent as one of the three best players in the loaded recruiting class of 2016. The 6'8 wing out of St. Louis cut his list to four schools in April. Now he says he's down to two schools, with a decision coming either this month or next month. Tatum did not specify..." June 04

  • Former Mississippi center Dwight Coleby will transfer to Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self landed a transfer big man on Sunday, a preemptive recruiting gambit that could bolster the Jayhawks’ frontcourt in the 2016-17 season. Dwight Coleby, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward who spent the last two years at Mississippi, verbally committed to Kansas on Sunday after a..." June 01