Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 NBCSports.com. 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

  • Ex-Tiger Johnathan Williams III headed to Gonzaga

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Johnathan Williams III, Missouri's leading scorer and rebounder last season, has decided on his next college team. Williams will transfer to Gonzaga, he announced Saturday on Instagram and Twitter. "Thanks for all of the schools that recruited me & after careful consideration, I chosen to..." June 01

  • Former Vandy guard Dai-Jon Parker dies at age 22

    CBS Sports "Former Vanderbilt standout Dai-Jon Parker died Thursday night in a drowning accident in Indiana, multiple sources told CBSSports.com late Thursday. He was 22 years old. Vandy coach Kevin Stallings confirmed Parker's death Friday morning. "We are extremely saddened with the news of..." May 30

  • John Calipari questions if refs will 'have the stomach' to keep calling fouls

    CBS Sports "The NCAA's new basketball rules to improve pace of play and reduce physicality are fine, but will the officials “have the stomach” to keep calling fouls? That's the question Kentucky coach John Calipari wants answered. Speaking Wednesday at the SEC spring meetings, Calipari said the decision to..." May 28

  • LSU AD: No. 1 recruit Simmons signed off on 'aggressive' ticket campaign

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons, who at times has been rated the nation's No. 1 basketball recruit, approved of LSU marketing him for season ticket sales, school athletic director Joe Alleva said Wednesday. “Ben and his family totally signed off on it and are excited about it and thrilled,” Alleva said from the..." May 27

  • Trayvon Reed released from jail, expected to return

    Montgomery Advertiser "Trayvon Reed has been released from jail and is expected to return to Auburn some time this summer. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said Reed, who was sentenced to a 15-day jail term that began on May 11 for his second-degree misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a July incident with a plainclothes..." May 27

  • Davonte Fitzgerald to transfer to Minnesota from Texas A&M

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Texas A&M transfer Davonte Fitzgerald has committed to the University of Minnesota, a source with knowledge of the situation tells the Star Tribune. Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the news. The Gophers had one scholarship remaining in their 2015 class after releasing big man..." May 26

  • Forward Jack Purchase transferring from Auburn

    Montgomery Advertiser "Jack Purchase was Tony Barbee's last signee at Auburn, but he won't be the last of his former players with the program. The Australia native has been granted a release from his scholarship to transfer elsewhere, a source confirmed Sunday, A 6-foot-8 198 pound forward, Purchase totaled nine..." May 26

  • Kentucky’s assistants to make $1.44 million combined next season

    College Basketball Talk "It pays to be on the coaching staff at Kentucky. Quite literally. According to numbers released by the university over the weekend, John Calipari’s coaching staff will be making a combined $1.44 million next season. Kenny Payne, the lead recruiter on the Wildcat staff, has a new contract..." May 26

  • Report: Five-star Class of 2016 guard Jamal Murray has timeline to decide future

    College Basketball Talk "Many of the major pieces have already come together for the 2015-16 college basketball season but one of the great unknowns is five-star Class of 2016 point guard Jamal Murray. The native of Canada burst into the national spotlight with a 30-point performance in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit in..." May 25

  • Maryland, UK, UNC co-favorites for national title

    ESPN "Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men's basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with..." May 23

  • Billy Donovan’s Florida buyout is helping pay his former assistants

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Two of Billy Donovan’s assistants from Florida aren't going to Oklahoma City with him when he takes over the Thunder, but Donovan is helping pay their final month of salary. Donovan had to pay back $500,000 to Florida, which in part “compensates (University Athletic) association for its costs..." May 22

  • Mark Fox signs contract extension with Georgia through 2020

    Athens Banner-Herald "Mark Fox was rewarded for his third 20-win season and second trip to the NCAA Tournament when his contract and raise was approved by the University of Georgia athletic board of directors on Thursday. Fox, who is 106-89 in seven seasons at Georgia, will receive $2 million annually for the next..." May 22

  • LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons

    College Basketball Talk "LSU has wasted no time in trying to capitalize on the talent of incoming recruit Ben Simmons, a consensus top two prospect in the Class of 2015. This passage comes from a release that LSU sent out on Thursday morning: The LSU Athletics Department announced Wednesday the beginning of its..." May 21

  • Center Dwight Coleby says he's leaving Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Rumors that Dwight Coleby planned to transfer from Ole Miss had been swirling for about two weeks. Late Tuesday night, the 6-foot-9 center confirmed them. "Thank you Ole Miss for everything you have done for me," Coleby posted on Twitter. "Although I will be leaving, I will always be a..." May 21

  • Aric Holman to sign with Miss. State, coach says

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Owensboro High School senior power forward Aric Holman, who had previously announced he would reclassify to 2016 and attend prep school for a year, now plans to sign Thursday with Mississippi State, Owensboro coach Roderick Drake said Thursday morning. The 6-foot-9 Holman, who helped the Red..." May 21

  • Calipari says goal was to send eight players to NBA, not win national title

    Kentucky Sports "If you’re not a fan of Coach Cal’s Players First mentality, you might want to sit this one out. Take a quick break from the computer, grab a Wendy’s Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich, steal an ambulance for a Fireball run, go enjoy the weather, whatever. This one’s not for you. For..." May 21

  • UK, Calipari finalize contract extension

    Louisville Courier-Journal "John Calipari's contract extension with the University of Kentucky is official. It was actually signed by the coach a week ago, on May 13, but was awaiting the formality of school president Eli Capilouto's signature. The school has not released the contract – as it is also working on finalizing..." May 21

  • Florida signee KeVaughn Allen to remain with Gators

    Alligator Army "Florida signee KeVaughn Allen will remain with the Gators rather than seeking release from his National Letter of Intent, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Monday. Florida confirmed Allen's signing on Monday, finally officially announcing its 2015 recruiting class as a three-man group of Allen,..." May 19

  • Ole Miss lands Liberty transfer Gielo

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss needs front-court help badly. Make that needed. The Rebels announced the addition of Liberty graduate transfer Tomasz Gielo on Monday, prying the 6-foot-9 forward away from the likes of Boise State, Kansas State and more. Gielo fills a major positional need for the Rebels, who..." May 19

  • Florida G Eli Carter narrows transfer list, could stay at Florida

    SI "Florida guard Eli Carter has reportedly narrowed his list of transfer destinations, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Goodman reports that Carter is looking at Boston College, Georgetown, Clemson as well as possibly staying at Florida. In late April the guard announced that he planned to..." May 19

  • South Carolina lands 6-9 center Eric Cobb

    The Post and Courier "South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin Monday landed a big man for this 2015 recruiting class in 6-9 Eric Cobb, a native of Jacksonville who attends St. Francis Prep in Baltimore. Cobb originally committed to Kansas State but decommitted in April. After that he took an unofficial visit to..." May 19

  • Providence transfer Tyler Harris commits to Auburn

    CBS Sports "Providence transfer Tyler Harris has committed to Auburn, sources told CBSSports.com on Friday. Harris is a college graduate, and will be eligible to play immediately next season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.9 points and 4.0 rebounds last year at Providence." May 16

  • Sean Miller to replace Billy Donovan as men's U19 USA Basketball coach

    CBS Sports "USA Basketball announced Thursday that Arizona's Sean Miller will replace Billy Donovan and coach the 2015 men's U19 World Championship team. Donovan was set to coach the team before leaving Florida for Oklahoma City. "I am honored to be named head coach of the USA Basketball Men's U19 World..." May 14

  • Florida basketball signees Keith Stone, Kevarrius Hayes remain committed to Gators

    Only Gators "Though the Florida Gators‘ 2015 signing class has been shaken by the departure of head coach Billy Donovan, it will only be split in half rather than completely lost. Four-star forward signees Keith Stone (Deerfield Beach, FL) and Kevarrius Hayes (Live Oak, FL) on Wednesday reaffirmed their..." May 14

  • Kentucky, Calipari close to contract extension that will pay him $8 million in final season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Fresh off a 38-1 season and a fourth Final Four in the past five seasons, Kentucky coach John Calipari is on the verge of receiving a contract extension that will pay him $8 million for the 2021-22 season, a source close to the program told Sporting News. Calipari received a contract extension..." May 13

  • Miami guard Deandre Burnett transferring to Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "Miami transfer Deandre Burnett has committed to Ole Miss, he tweeted on Monday morning. Burnett must sit out next season per NCAA rules and then will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season." May 11

  • Avery Johnson Jr. to transfer, join father at Alabama

    Alabama "Avery Johnson was a regular at Texas A&M basketball games last season, watching and observing his son, Avery Jr., from the crowd while also conducting informal coaching and strategy sessions with Johnson Jr. at places such as local restaurants. Johnson will now get to work much closer with..." May 09

  • Four-star 2015 shooting guard commits to Missouri

    College Basketball Talk "The Missouri basketball program picked up a late 2015 recruit on Friday night, as four-star shooting guard K.J. Walton committed to the Tigers. He was visiting the Mizzou campus this weekend. Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the commitment. Jeff Borzello of ESPN also had the news." May 08

  • Kyle Alexander commits to Tennessee basketball team

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Rick Barnes added his third commitment as Tennessee men’s basketball coach Thursday, when three-star Canadian forward Kyle Alexander committed to play for the Vols. The 6-foot-10, 200-pound prospect from Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, Ontario, picked UT over New Mexico. He also held offers..." May 08

  • Mike White to bring two Louisiana Tech assistants to Florida

    CBS Sports "Mike White hasn't even had the Florida job for a day, but his staff is already taking shape. White will bring both Jordan Mincy and Darris Nichols to Gainesville as assistants, sources told CBSSports.com. Both were assistants under White at Louisiana Tech." May 08

  • Florida Has A New Basketball Coach – Louisiana Tech’s Michael White

    College Spun "Florida has its replacement for Billy Donovan. The Gators announced Thursday evening they have hired Louisiana Tech’s Michael White, a 38-year-old Florida native who played at Ole Miss. White has a 101-40 record as a head coach. He had been at Louisiana Tech since 2011. " May 07

  • Sources: Louisiana Tech basketball coach Michael White emerges as Florida’s leading candidate

    Yahoo! Sports "Louisiana Tech basketball coach Michael White has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Billy Donovan at Florida, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. A meeting between Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley and White could take place as soon as today, sources said. Through a..." May 07

  • Can John Calipari and Kentucky overcome striking out in spring recruiting?

    SB Nation "Let's be upfront with the first thing you need to know about Kentucky's 2015 recruiting class: Every other coach in the country would love to have it. The four-man class John Calipari has coming in for next season is ranked No. 2 overall by 247 Sports. It features two consensus five-star players,..." May 06

  • Report: Florida signee Allen will ask out of LOI

    The Gainesville Sun "Incoming 2015 Florida shooting guard KeVaughn Allen plans to ask out of his Letter of Intent, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report. It's unclear at this point whether Florida will grant the release, though it's customary for schools to grant releases in the event of a coaching..." May 06

  • Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy agrees to contract extension

    The Clarion-Ledger "On Tuesday, Ole Miss renewed its commitment to its winningest basketball coach in school history. Rebels coach Andy Kennedy agreed to a contract extension which will keep him in Oxford through 2019, athletics director Ross Bjork announced. Kennedy's new deal has a base salary of $1.925..." May 05

  • Willie Carmichael decides to leave UT

    Tennessean "The Tennessee men's basketball team has lost its second player to a transfer since Rick Barnes took over for Donnie Tyndall as head coach. Willie Carmichael, a freshman on last year's team from Apopka, Fla., completed his transfer paperwork Tuesday and has been granted his release from..." May 05

  • Florida, Michigan State reportedly ironing out home-and-home basketball series

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Conference basketball is fun, but when two big programs schedule a non-conference series, hoops fans everywhere win. ESPN reports Michigan State and Florida are in discussions to play a home-and-home series set to start this season in East Lansing. The Gators won the most recent meeting..." May 05

  • South Carolina announces the departure of three players

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina announced on Tuesday that three players will be transferring out of the program. The biggest name of the bunch is Demetrius Henry, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Florida that started 48 games in two seasons, averaging 4.8 points and 3.4 boards. Shamiek Sheppard — who played in just..." May 05

  • Florida AD unclear on candidates, timeline for Billy Donovan successor

    CBS Sports "If you're wondering when Florida will hire its man to replace Billy Donovan, know that it's going to probably take a little while. We're talking into June -- possibly. Donovan held a going-away press conference for the local media in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, and his remarks of..." May 05

  • Kentucky’s John Calipari Says He “May Never Platoon Again” After It’s Suggested It Hurts UK’s Recruiting Ability

    College Spun "John Calipari is known for having a lot of one-and-done players at Kentucky, so it makes sense that his platoon system will be one-and-done as well. For much of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, the Wildcats’ coach used a “platoon” system. He basically had two teams and used mass..." May 05

  • Four-star point guard becomes Texas A&M’s first 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "With a talented recruiting class set to join the program this summer, Texas A&M has moved on to working on its 2016 recruiting class. Sunday night the Aggies reeled in their first commitment in that class, as four-star point guard J.J. Caldwell verbally committed to the SEC program according to..." May 04

  • Colorado's Dustin Thomas transfers to Arkansas

    The Score "Colorado sophomore Dustin Thomas is making the switch to Arkansas. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Thomas won't be eligible to play this season, so he'll hit the court in the 2016-17 campaign instead. Despite appearing in 32 games last season for the Buffaloes, Thomas averaged 4.4 points to go..." May 03

  • Three Florida Class of 2015 commits update status after Billy Donovan’s departure

    College Basketball Talk "With Florida head coach Billy Donovan leaving to take the same position in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder, there have been questions about what the four members of the Gators’ Class of 2015 will do. Three of those commitments have publicly stated their intentions for next season,..." May 03

  • Former Alabama forward headed to UTPA for final season of eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "In four seasons as a member of the Alabama basketball program 6-foot-6 forward Dakota Slaughter didn’t see a lot of playing time, as he averaged 6.2 minutes per game in 2014-15 and 4.5 throughout his three seasons on the court after redshirting in 2011-12. With a season of eligibility remaining..." May 03

  • John Calipari is basically part of Floyd Mayweather's 'Money Team'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Look! John Calipari kind of won something! No, not a national championship, but the Kentucky coach was winning before the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight when he posed with Mayweather's title belts." May 03

  • Who should/will Florida hire to replace Billy Donovan as coach?

    CBS Sports "And now, here, on April 30, the second biggest job of the college basketball offseason just opened. The biggest, Texas, went to Shaka Smart earlier at the beginning of the month. Now Florida is up for grabs with the news that 19-year Gators coach Billy Donovan will give a go of it at the pro..." May 01

  • N.C. State commit considering new Kentucky hoops offer

    USA Today "Shaun Kirk was on N.C. State’s campus Monday afternoon and couldn’t help himself. After a big showing in an AAU event in Indianapolis over the weekend, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Whiteville, N.C., had just gotten his highest-profile scholarship offer from the Wolfpack and he accepted it on..." April 29

  • Power forward Ray Kasongo commits to Tennessee

    Knoxville News Sentinel "The Tennessee basketball team secured its second commitment of the day when Ray Kasongo, a three-star Canadian power forward in the 2015 class, verbally pledged to play for the Vols. Brandon Bender, Kasongo's mentor, confirmed the commitment to the News Sentinel in a text message Tuesday...." April 28

  • JUCO standout Mychal Mulder announces he'll play at UK

    CBS Sports "JUCO prospect Mychal Mulder publicly committed to Kentucky on Tuesday. He's the first recruit to commit to UK since the end of the season. Mulder is a 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 15.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 46.3 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore at Vincennes..." April 28

  • Former Missouri guard Shane Rector headed to Utah State

    College Basketball Talk "Shane Rector has committed to Utah State, according to a report from JucoJunction.com. Rector was a three-star recruit and a borderline top 100 prospect in the Class of 2013, when he was a high school senior. The point guard ended up at Missouri, but he played just 23 games as a freshman before..." April 28

  • Rick Barnes lands his first commitment as Tennessee head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Rick Barnes has picked up his first commitment as head coach at Tennessee on Tuesday, as three-star point guard Lamonte’ Turner pledged to the Vols. “Thank God for this opportunity and also my parents and coaches for believing in me,” he tweeted. “I am officially committing to the U of..." April 28

  • Thunder interested in Florida and UConn — and it has nothing to do with players

    The Oklahoman "And neither school has a player that is expected to be drafted. That didn’t stop the Thunder general manager and other team executives from traveling to both campuses on multiple occasions this season for what some believe were trips to scout Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie. Both have been..." April 28

  • Florida's Carter to graduate and transfer, eligible immediately

    CBS Sports "Florida's Eli Carter will transfer and is eligible to play immediately next season since he's a college graduate, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-2 guard averaged 8.8 points last season and made 43 three-point shots." April 27

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Nick King is headed to Alabama, he told ESPN.com. King, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He chose the Crimson Tide over SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas, while UNLV, Miami and others were also in the..." April 27

  • Texas A&M adds point guard in former Westbury Christian standout Collins

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M is adding a point guard to its collection, former South Florida fan favorite Anthony Collins, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The former Westbury Christian standout is graduating this semester, meaning he’ll be eligible to play for the Aggies immediately for his..." April 27

  • Florida forward Chris Walker declares for the NBA draft

    SI "Florida sophomore forward Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, the school announced Friday. The 6-10, 220 pound Walker, a former McDonald's All-American, averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Gators last season. He struggled to find a role under coach Billy Donovan after battling..." April 26

  • Mississippi State gets commitment from elite recruit Malik Newman

    CBS Sports "Class of 2015 standout Malik Newman on Friday publicly committed to play college basketball at Mississippi State in a development that gives Ben Howland a five-star recruit just one month after agreeing to become the Bulldogs' head coach. Newman is from Jackson, Miss. His father, Horatio..." April 25

  • Alex Poythress Tweets He Is Returning To Kentucky For His Senior Season

    College Spun "Earlier today, Kentucky head coach John Calipari said he expected forward Alex Poythress back in Lexington for his senior season. Poythress just confirmed via Twitter he is indeed returning to school. " April 24

  • 5-Star Forward Thon Maker Teases Kentucky, Indiana Decision With Jersey Photo

    College Spun "There aren’t too many uncommitted basketball recruits in the 2015 class, but one of the best prospects still on the market is five-star forward Thon Maker. It’s been reported that the enigmatic big man is down to four schools — Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and Arizona State –and he teased a possible..." April 24

  • Chris Walker not expected to return to Florida, according to report

    Alligator Army "Florida forward Chris Walker "isn't expected to return to Florida next season," according to a report from Scout's Evan Daniels. Daniels also hinted that the departure might not be for the professional ranks: Sources also told Scout that Walker is up in the air on whether he will transfer or..." April 23

  • Kentucky commit Skal Labissiere tops Rivals’ final Class of 2015 rankings

    College Basketball Talk "Rivals released its final ranking of the Top 150 players in the Class of 2015, and the SEC commitment at the top of the list isn’t the player some would expect to be in that spot. Skal Labissiere, who’s headed to Kentucky next season, leads the way in the Rivals150 rankings with LSU commit Ben..." April 23

  • Auburn center Trayvon Reed ordered to serve 15-day sentence

    Alabama "Auburn center Trayvon Reed has been ordered by a Maryland judge to serve a 15-day sentence stemming from an assault charge in July. Reed pled guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor assault charge in December and was sentenced Tuesday in Maryland. Reed will remain with the Tigers' basketball..." April 23

  • Five-star recruit Malik Newman plans to commit to Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Class of 2015 star Malik Newman is planning to publicly commit later this week to play basketball at Mississippi State, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. The announcement is expected Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Granted, this is high-stakes recruiting, and Newman could ultimately..." April 22

  • Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie Emerge As Serious Candidates For Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Billy Donovan is believed to be a serious candidate to replace Scott Brooks as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Donovan recently worked on background research on Kevin Durant. Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016." April 22

  • Henry to transfer from South Carolina basketball program

    The Post and Courier "After being suspended from the South Carolina men’s basketball program for the final month of this past season, forward Demetrius Henry has announced his intention to transfer. The 6-9, 226-pound sophomore wrote Tuesday on his Twitter feed that he would be leaving USC. Henry and another..." April 22