Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • There's a top 10 team in the SEC, but it's not UK or UF

    NCAA "Any given ... Tuesday? 2016 seems to be a time of unparalleled parity in college basketball. Five different teams have lost while boasting a No. 1 ranking, Duke is unranked for the first time in almost nine years and last year’s Final Four teams -- Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan State and the..." February 05

  • Vanderbilt looks poised to make an NCAA Tournament run

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt had been one of college basketball's biggest disappointments, but on Thursday against Texas A&M, they finally played like the team that many people believed we'd see in the preseason. Vanderbilt dominated Texas A&M in Nashville and crushed the Aggies -- the consensus top team in the..." February 05

  • Alabama's Shannon Hale in walking boot, out vs. Mississippi State

    The Score "Alabama will take on Mississippi State without the services of second-leading scorer Shannon Hale, who's out with a foot injury, Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News reports. The junior forward is sporting a walking boot and is listed as day to day, Hurt adds." February 02

  • Auburn reinstates suspended Cinmeon Bowers

    UPI "Auburn senior forward Cinmeon Bowers was reinstated to the team on Monday after serving a one-game suspension. Bowers was disciplined for "conduct detrimental to the team" and missed Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State." February 02

  • John Calipari tells Kansas fan that Kentucky will 'take the L'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Last Sunday, University of Kansas students lined up at 5 a.m. just for the chance to get tickets to Saturday's anticipated matchup with fellow basketball powerhouse Kentucky. According to Kentucky coach John Calipari, they are likely going to see a Jayhawks victory. " January 30

  • Ole Miss' Stefan Moody cleared to play vs. Auburn

    The Score "Good news out of Oxford, Miss., as Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody has been medically cleared and will play Wednesday against Auburn, coach Andy Kennedy confirmed to CBS Sports. The SEC's leading scorer, pouring in 24.3 points per game, missed Saturday's loss to rival Mississippi State with a..." January 28

  • Shaquille O’Neal jokes about being paid while playing for LSU

    New York Daily News "Did Shaquille O’Neal make a joke that could trigger an NCAA investigation? The Big Aristotle is well-known to always be in a joking mood - and cracked a good one about his time at LSU on Monday, according to a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan tweeted: “Shaq on..." January 26

  • Larry Brown Says NBA Isn't Inevitable for John Calipari

    SNY TV "John Calipari gets regularly courted by NBA teams -- he was most recently linked to the Brooklyn Nets -- and some in the basketball world think Calipari will inevitably return to the pro ranks in order to prove he can coach at that level. After all, he's already in the Naismith Hall of Fame and..." January 20

  • Former Texas forward Jordan Barnett transfers to Missouri

    The Score "Former Texas forward Jordan Barnett has a new home. Barnett has officially transferred to Missouri after announcing his intention to leave the Longhorns last week. A four-star recruit, Barnett played sparingly at Texas during the last two campaigns." January 19

  • Auburn fined $100K for fans storming court after Kentucky win

    Alabama "The financial penalty Auburn expected has officially been levied: Auburn will be forced to pay $100,000 to the SEC because its fans stormed the court after upsetting No. 14 Kentucky last week. This is Auburn's second offense dating back to 2004, when the SEC instituted a fine structure (and..." January 18

  • Mississippi State's Elijah Staley to Focus only on Football, Quits Basketball

    For Whom The Cowbell Tolls "Mississippi State's Elijah Staley has decided to focus solely on his football career and his opportunity to battle for the quarterback position according to an announcement from the school on Monday. Staley, who had played both football and basketball during his time in Starkville, had only..." January 18

  • Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson headline McDonald's All-America teams

    CBS Sports "The McDonald's All-America teams were announed Sunday night, featuring a who's who of high school basketball's elite players. Leading the way was Detroit wing Josh Jackson and St. Louis forward Jayson Tatum, currently the No. 1 and 3 players on the 247Sports composite ranking. Jackson is..." January 18

  • Another top guard could miss remainder of season at Auburn

    Alabama "Auburn guard T.J. Dunans could miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The newcomer underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a "traumatic patella dislocation" recently, but complications, including excessive bleeding, and the time it will take to heal the knee..." January 16

  • Missouri to vacate wins from 2013-14 season for multiple NCAA violations

    The Score "Missouri will vacate all of its wins from the 2013-14 season after both the program and the NCAA found the Tigers guilty of multiple violations, the school announced Wednesday. The NCAA and the Tigers found donors provided impermissible benefits to three basketball players and several other..." January 14

  • Report: Texas A&M forward Elijah Thomas transferring to Clemson

    Dallas Morning News "The exodus from College Station is not just limited to football. In mid-December, the news broke that Lancaster star forward Elijah Thomas would be transferring from Texas A&M." January 11

  • Ole Miss reels in 2017 4-star guard J.J. Smith

    The Score "Ole Miss has made a splash on the recruiting trail, as the Rebels have secured a commitment from four-star guard J.J. Smith, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN. " January 11

  • Why Vanderbilt has been one of this year's biggest disappointments

    Yahoo! Sports "When Vanderbilt won eight of its final 10 league games last season to reach the NIT, the Commodores appeared to be trending upward. They returned nearly every key player from that team this season including 7-foot NBA prospect Damian Jones, rapidly improving point guard Wade Baldwin IV and an..." January 11

  • Ben Simmons' best NBA role might be a super Draymond Green

    CBS Sports "LSU Freshman Ben Simmons has electrified the country and NBA scouts alike with his stellar play, and he's widely considered the No. 1 prospect for next June's NBA draft. His most frequent comparison is to LeBron James, based on his hyper-athleticism, versatile skillset, passing skills (5.2..." January 10

  • Kentucky Reports 2nd NCAA Rules Violation Involving Rapper Drake

    Bleacher Report "It's no secret that rapper Drake is a fan of winning sports teams, and the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team seems to top his list. However, the No. 9 team in the country may want to start putting some distance between itself and the Grammy winner after it had to self-report a minor rules..." January 10

  • Former top-50 recruit Eljiah Thomas picks Clemson for transfer

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M transfer Elijah Thomas has committed to Clemson, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9, 250 pound big man will be eligible starting in December of 2016. A former Top-50 recruit, Thomas averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight games this season for the Aggies." January 06

  • Magic Johnson compares Ben Simmons to LeBron James

    Larry Brown Sports "Is college basketball sensation Ben Simmons the next LeBron James? Magic Johnson thinks so. The former Lakers legend sent a few tweets on Tuesday lauding the LSU forward. Johnson is known for his hyperbole, but this still carries some weight." January 06

  • Don't Write Off Skal Labissiere as a Top NBA Draft Prospect Just Yet

    Bleacher Report "A slow start from Kentucky's Skal Labissiere has led to some early panic and criticism. We haven't witnessed what the NBA mock draft boards and recruiting rankings suggested we would. Labissiere, who'd been viewed as a potential top pick in June, has come off the bench to average just 9.2 points..." January 05

  • Former ESPN 100 guard Alex Robinson transfers to TCU

    ESPN "Former ESPN 100 guard Alex Robinson has transferred to TCU. Robinson announced his departure from Texas A&M shortly after the season began last month, after averaging 5.2 points and 2.6 assists as a freshman. "Alex is an explosive point guard," TCU coach Trent Johnson said in a statement...." December 23

  • Florida walk-on Zach Hodskins, born without hand, makes 1st basket

    ESPN "Florida walk-on Zach Hodskins, who was born without a hand on his left arm, made his first basket in two years and received one of the loudest ovations of the night during the Gators' 89-65 victory over Jacksonville on Tuesday night. Hodskins drove to the hoop in the final minute and sank the..." December 23

  • Shannon Hale out at least 1 more game

    Alabama "Alabama will face 9-2 Oregon Monday night without one of its top players. Forward Shannon Hale will miss his second straight game due to "medical reasons." "Hopefully we'll have him back for our next game," coach Avery Johnson said, "and hopefully I'll have a little bit more of an update for..." December 21

  • All Eyes on Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray at CBS Sports Classic

    Sheridan Hoops "Several teams in the NBA cellar had representatives on hand to watch Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray at the CBS Sports Classic. Suffice to say it was Murray whose stock rose the most despite Kentucky’s loss to Ohio State. 76ers GM Sam Hinkie, Pelicans GM Dell Demps and other NBA..." December 21

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  • Ben Simmons Isn't Going to the NCAA Tournament (Barring a Miracle), and That's Really Bad for College Basketball

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons and LSU lost again Sunday night, this time to Houston 105-98. The defeat dropped the Tigers to 4-4 and if you want to project ahead for the remainder of the season, the Tigers will need a miracle to reach the NCAA Tournament. We all need to be prepared for March Madness without..." December 14

  • If Ben Simmons is so good, why is LSU so bad?

    SB Nation "Ben Simmons is very clearly the best freshman in college basketball. He's averaging 20 points per game, leading the nation in rebounding and putting up the sixth-highest player efficiency rating in the country. His 43 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and three blocks against North..." December 11

  • Mississippi State's Demetrius Houston suspended for season; will seek transfer

    The Clarion-Ledger "Demetrius Houston is no longer with Mississippi State, coach Ben Howland announced on Thursday. "I've made a final decesion that Demetrius Houston will no longer be with us for the remainder of this year and is going to transfer," Howland said. The sophomore had been suspended since the..." December 10

  • Alabama star freshman Dazon Ingram out for the season

    Alabama "Alabama starting freshman point guard Dazon Ingram will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured left foot. Ingram is expected to undergo surgery on Friday to repair the injury. The true freshman had started every game for the Crimson Tide this season, leading Alabama in..." December 10

  • Vandy's Luke Kornet out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt basketball player Luke Kornet will be out 4-6 weeks with an MCL tear suffered in Monday’s practice. Kornet was in street clothes for No. 21 Vanderbilt’s game against Dayton on Wednesday night at Memorial Gym. Sophomore Jeff Roberson started in Kornet’s place. Kornet, a junior..." December 10

  • LeBron James calls LSU's Ben Simmons an 'unbelievable talent'

    ABC News "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has heard LSU freshman Ben Simmons being called "the next LeBron." Even though James recently called for basketball greats to stop being judged against one another, he says he is OK with the comparison being made between him and Simmons. "I don't mind..." December 05

  • Collision causes headache, nosebleed and forces Marcus Lee out of UK loss

    ESPN "Kentucky forward Marcus Lee had a headache and nosebleed following a collision that kept him out of all but the first few minutes of the No. 1 Wildcats' 87-77 loss to UCLA, coach John Calipari said Thursday night. "He got hit in the face," Calipari said, noting that he didn't see the play that..." December 04

  • Tennessee's Robert Hubbs undergoes surgery on ailing knee

    Chattanooga Times Free Press "Rick Barnes recently suggested that the two-week break in Tennessee's basketball schedule would allow the Volunteers to address Robert Hubbs's health. That turned out to be the case. Hubbs, the junior averaging better than 15 points per game for Tennessee this season, underwent arthroscopic..." December 02

  • Freshman forward Jabari McGhee to transfer at end of semester

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman forward Jabari McGhee will transfer at the end of the fall semester, first-year UT coach Rick Barnes said Tuesday night in a news release. “Jabari and I had a great discussion about what he wants,” Barnes said. “He’s a ‘team guy,’ and what he ultimately wants is to..." December 02

  • Report: Kentucky Star Tyler Ulis Is “OK” After Leaving Game With Elbow Injury

    College Spun "Kentucky star point guard Tyler Ulis exited the Wildcats’ game against South Florida Friday night with an apparent elbow injury. The sophomore missed the second half of UK’s 84-63 victory. According to Adam Zagoria, who spoke to Ulis’ father, the guard is “OK” and X-rays showed nothing out of..." November 30

  • Kentucky star point guard Tyler Ulis injures elbow

    CBS Sports "It's currently unknown when the most important player on Kentucky's basketball team will return for action. UK starting sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis was injured in the first half of No. 1 Kentucky's 84-63 win against South Florida on Friday." November 28

  • Evaluating budding star Ben Simmons through first five collegiate games

    SI "Games scouted LSU’s 81–80 loss to Marquette (Nov. 23) and 83–72 overtime loss to NC State (Nov. 24) What Ben Simmons did vs. Marquette (40 minutes): 21 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists vs. NC State (40 minutes): 4 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks, one kiss blown to a..." November 25

  • Kentucky's John Calipari not a fan of Christmas practices

    The Score "The Louisville-Kentucky rivalry game is the only contest between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26 on the college basketball slate, but don't expect John Calipari to have his players practicing during the Christmas break. "Everybody goes crazy, why wouldn't you practice over Christmas to get ready for..." November 25

  • AP Top 25: Kentucky is new No. 1, North Carolina falls to No. 9

    CBS Sports "Kentucky has moved into the top spot of the AP Top 25 after North Carolina's first loss of the season, at Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Tar Heels remained in the top ten, falling only to No. 9 in the loss that soured a Homecoming appearance for Iowa native Marcus Paige. Kentucky and..." November 23

  • Tennessee lands 4-star shooting guard Kwe Parker

    The Score "Former Rutgers commit Kwe Parker has committed to Tennessee for the 2016 season, Volunteers assistant coach Rob Lanier announced Friday on Twitter." November 21

  • Kentucky setup for greatness again next season 'no matter who leaves'

    CBS Sports "The last time Grayson Allen sat in a locker room following a high-profile game against a nationally ranked opponent it was late on a Monday in April, shortly after he'd just scored a surprising 16 points to lead Duke to a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin that provided Hall of Fame coach Mike..." November 19

  • 5-star recruit Malik Monk commits to Kentucky over Arkansas

    SB Nation "The Kentucky Wildcats have locked in another terrifying recruiting class for next season. Five-star shooting guard Malik Monk picked Kentucky over Arkansas on Wednesday in an announcement on Twitter. Monk joins a class that already included three 5-star players in point guard De'Aaron Fox and..." November 18

  • MSU's Demetrius Houston suspended indefinitely

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State suspended Demetrius Houston indefinitely on Tuesday for conduct detrimental to the team. The sophomore won't travel to Puerto Rico for MSU's three-game tournament in San Juan. Houston didn't play in MSU's loss to Southern on Monday. He logged six minutes and two points in the..." November 18

  • Five-star forward Edrice 'Bam' Adebayo picks Kentucky

    USA Today "High Point Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) forward Edrice Adebayo got the nickname “Bam Bam” from his mother after he picked up a coffee table while watching The Flintstones when he was just 1. Turned out to be a fitting alias for a player who nearly tears the rim off the hinges multiple..." November 17

  • Beard Reinstated, Suspended For Fall Semester

    ArkansasRazorbacks.com "Following resolutions in both the legal and the campus judicial processes, student-athlete Anton Beard has been reinstated to the men’s basketball team, but will remain suspended from all competition for the remainder of the fall semester. Beard will join the team for practices and other..." November 17

  • Texas A&M backup PG Alex Robinson to transfer

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M has stockpiled some freshmen talent and brought in a veteran point guard this season, so one of the Aggies’ top signees from last season is exiting the program in search of more playing time. A&M announced on Monday night that sophomore point guard Alex Robinson is seeking a transfer...." November 17

  • Hamilton Heights' Ado commits to Mississippi State

    Times Free Press "Hamilton Heights senior Abdulhakim Ado announced his commitment to Mississippi State on Monday evening after a scrimmage at McCallie. The 6-foot-11 Ado chose the Bulldogs over Auburn, LSU and Penn State. He becomes the fifth four-star prospect of head coach Ben Howland's first full recruiting..." November 17

  • Auburn guard Bryce Brown suspended for UAB game

    Alabama "Auburn guard Bryce Brown is suspended for Friday's season opener against UAB because he played in multiple summer leagues. Brown, a true freshman, was a spectator at an Atlanta summer league where his high school coach's team was playing. He was asked to play because the team did not have..." November 16

  • 5 things to watch as Avery Johnson debuts retooled Alabama basketball program

    Alabama "They rehearsed last week. This time it counts as the Avery Johnson era officially begins Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. Alabama's splashy offseason hire will welcome Kennesaw State for a 7:30 p.m. CT tipoff to cap a doubleheader. The Crimson Tide women's basketball team also opens the season..." November 13

  • No. 1 2016 point guard De'Aaron Fox commits to Kentucky Wildcats

    CBS Sports "John Calipari has landed another point guard for the future. And it's another point guard unlike any he's had before. Standing 6-foot-4, De'Aaron Fox is a lengthy point guard with great ball skills, terrific slashing ability and the range to defend at least three positions. And he is fast...." November 13

  • Four-star small forward Mario Kegler picks Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ben Howland's dedication to landing top in-state talent was further demonstrated on National Signing Day. On Wednesday afternoon, four-star small forward Mario Kegler, the No. 1 ranked player from Mississippi, committed and signed with the Bulldogs. "I mean, it's home," Kegler said. "Every..." November 12

  • Texas A&M lands 4-star guard Kobie Eubanks

    The Score "Texas A&M has landed a commitment from four-star guard Kobie Eubanks after he originally planned to go to Alabama. "I want to be a part of something special," Eubanks told Jeff Goldman of ESPN. "I visited there and really loved the players and the staff. I think they have something special..." November 10

  • Ben Simmons Becomes 4th Freshman Ever Named to AP First Team

    Black Sports Online "Benjamin “Ben” Simmons. Get familiar with that name because you’ll be hearing it for years to come. However, for now everyone is curious to see if the Australian sensation is worth all the hype. With the college basketball season starting this weekend, the Associated Press released their..." November 10

  • LSU's busy basketball recruiting week continues as Australian Kieran Hayward commits

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Australia continues to be very kind to LSU athletics. Already a rich recruiting territory for basketball talent and football punters, a native of the Land Down Under added another connection to the Tigers on Saturday when Kieran Hayward committed to the LSU basketball program. A 6-foot-5..." November 09

  • Florida's Alex Murphy to miss 4-6 weeks with plantar fascia tear

    Alligator Army "One of the down notes of Florida's exhibition victory over Palm Beach Atlantic on Thursday night was the apparently serious injury suffered by forward Alex Murphy during the game. The fifth-year senior went down after being whistled for an offensive foul in the first half of the game, and had to..." November 09

  • 4-Star JUCO PF Arlando Cook Announces Commitment To Arkansas

    College Spun "Arkansas has landed a commitment from Arlando Cook, a four-star power forward out of Warner (Okla.) Connors State College. Cook announced his pledge on Twitter. He’ll sign with the Razorbacks next week. " November 06

  • LSU basketball program lands Lee College teammates Duop Reath and Branden Jenkins

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's 2016 basketball recruiting class doubled in size Wednesday, with two more teammates committing to the Tigers. Lee College teammates Duop Reath and Branden Jenkins both pledged to LSU after visiting campus last month. Both are considered top-20 junior-college recruits in this year's..." November 05

  • Four-star center Schnider Herard commits to Mississippi State

    Scout "2016 center Schnider Herard verbally committed to Mississippi State, he told Scout. “The reason why I chose the school was first of all when I went there for a visit everything I saw was pretty good,” Herard said. “The second thing is I’m going to play right away because the only big they..." November 05

  • Report: NCAA clears LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney

    SI "LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney has been cleared by the NCAA after being investigated for a workout video with a trainer, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Blakeney originally committed to Louisville in September but renounced his pledge less than two weeks later. The five-star..." November 04

  • 2016 center Sedee Keita commits to Frank Martin and South Carolina basketball

    Garnet and Black Attack "Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks basketball staff got some good news on Monday night as they picked up a top-100 name from the 2016 class. Sedee Keita, a 6'10" center/power forward who preps at 22 Feet Academy in Greenville, chose the Gamecocks over a host of high and mid-major..." November 03

  • Ole Miss picks up 3-star center

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss landed its fourth commitment in 2016 from three-star Texas product Nate Morris on Tuesday, a source confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger. The 6-foot-9, 240 pound center chose the Rebels over offers from Texas A&M, SMU, Oklahoma State, among other. Morris visited Oxford last weekend. His..." October 28

  • Tyson Carter commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State's 2016 recruiting class cracked the top 25 rankings on Tuesday after picking up a commitment from four-star Starkville product Tyson Carter. The 6-foot-4, 165 pound point guard announced his decision in his high school's library in front of his teammates, coaches and family...." October 28

  • Skal Labissiere is eligible for Kentucky, according to report

    SB Nation "Kentucky's best freshman big man will be eligible this season after some poking and prodding by the NCAA. Skal Labissiere, a top recruit and a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has been cleared by the NCAA and will be able to play for Kentucky this season, according to Shams..." October 24

  • John Calipari Not Worried About Skal Labissiere Playing Status Despite NCAA Investigation

    University Herald "The Kentucky head men's basketball coach told ESPN he has experienced this kind of issue before, and as recently as last year with multiple players. A six-foot-10 center from Haiti, Labissiere is the second overall prospect on the 2015 ESPN 100 and could well be a lottery selection in the NBA..." October 22

  • LSU coach: Antonio Blakeney unlikely to miss games over Louisville scandal

    ESPN "LSU coach Johnny Jones said he does not foresee guard Antonio Blakeney missing any games for his alleged involvement with prostitutes tied to the Louisville scandal. Jones, in town for SEC Media Day, confirmed that Blakeney has met with NCAA investigators but said that he does not expect..." October 22

  • LSU prized freshman Ben Simmons: 'It's Leonard Fournette's school'

    Macon Telegraph "LSU freshman Ben Simmons wants to leave a legacy when his time with the Tigers comes to an end. With how highly-regarded Simmons is, that could come after just one season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU hasn’t brought in the No. 1 recruit in the nation since former Gatorade National Player of..." October 21

  • Vanderbilt's Damian Jones to enter NBA Draft in 2016

    Tennessean "Damian Jones’ days are numbered with Vanderbilt basketball, but that’s a good thing. Jones, the Commodores’ 7-foot junior center, plans to enter the NBA Draft after this season. He told coach Kevin Stallings his plans in a private meeting in February, and he recently reiterated those..." October 21

  • Braxton Blackwell commits to Alabama

    Tennessean "Highly recruited former Christ Presbyterian Academy basketball player Braxton Blackwell committed to Alabama on Wednesday. Blackwell, who was The Tennessean's Midstate Player of the Year as a junior in 2014-15, transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., for his senior season. It..." October 21

  • Arkansas lands three-star Class of 2016 forward

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas picked up its third commitment in the Class of 2016 as three-star forward Adrio Bailey pledged to the Razorbacks. A native of Louisiana, the 6-foot-7 Bailey took his official visit to Arkansas over the weekend and becomes the first high school player to commit in the current Razorback..." October 20

  • Report: 4-star guard Davion Mitchell commits to Auburn

    The Score "Auburn has landed four-star point guard Davion Mitchell, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Mitchell is in ESPN's top 60 recruits for the class of 2017. The 6-foot, 170-pound Mitchell also had an offer from Memphis." October 19

  • Kobie Eubanks Considering Three Schools

    Zagsblog "When Kobie Eubanks‘ long, topsy-turvy recruiting saga is finally over, the electrifying 6-foot-5 wing might just preface his decision announcement with “at long last…” Texas A & M, Baylor, and Georgetown are currently the frontrunners for the 20-year-old Eubanks, out of Fort Lauderdale,..." October 19

  • Kentucky, North Carolina share No. 1 spot in preseason coaches poll

    ESPN "The more things change, the more they stay the same? The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost the top seven scorers from last season's team that went 38-1, but that hasn't deterred coaches from picking them as the No. 1 team in the USA Today preseason poll for the third consecutive season. But..." October 15

  • 2016 power forward Dontay Bassett commits to Florida

    Scout "2016 power forward Dontay Bassett committed to Mike White and Florida late Monday night, Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian coach Jordan Fair told Scout. "He just liked the environment and how hard they get after it," Fair said. "He likes that they are losing Dorian Finney-Smith and Alex Murphy. He has..." October 13

  • Jalen Johnson opts to be a Volunteer

    Hoop Seen "One of the better athletes out of North Carolina, Jalen Johnson came off the board on Sunday evening by opting to leave the state and commit to the Tennessee men’s basketball program. Standing at 6-foot-6 but with a rail-like frame, the senior wing doesn’t lack in toughness or grit and due to his..." October 13

  • Memphis adds freshman guard to help ease possible loss of Kedren Johnson

    CBS Sports "In a move that could help ease the possible loss of starting point guard Kedren Johnson to season-ending shoulder surgery, Memphis has accepted a commitment from former Texas A&M recruit Raquan Mitchell, a source told CBS Sports on Monday. Mitchell tweeted this weekend that he "would be going..." October 13

  • Kentucky F Derek Willis out two weeks with finger injury

    Fox Sports "Kentucky head coach John Calipari has seen his second reserve go down this week, announcing that Derek Willis suffered a finger injury on his left hand during Saturday's practice. "I’m happy that it’s not something that will keep Derek out very long, but I’m disappointed because I really wanted..." October 13

  • Report: Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere Won’t Be Cleared By The NCAA, According To An NBA Executive

    College Spun "Last Wednesday, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Kentucky superstar freshman Skal Labissiere has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA. The organization reportedly has concerns about his guardian Gerald Hamilton, who brought the center to the U.S. from Haiti. We haven’t heard much since, but..." October 13

  • 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 Rivals.com, 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 Scout.com, 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 Scout.com and three-star recruit by Rivals.com, 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

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