Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas A&M lands another five-star center Elijah Thomas

    ESPN.com "Texas A&M has capped its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas chose the Aggies over finalists Oklahoma State, Illinois, SMU and LSU. He took trips to all five schools over the past six..." October 21

  • Florida's Chris Walker still gets benefit of doubt despite setbacks

    CBSSports.com "Chris Walker closed his high school career as a consensus top-10 national recruit, a projected future lottery pick and with the honor of being the first player to ever lead tiny Holmes County High to a state championship in Florida. He had 30 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in that title..." October 21

  • Zion Lutheran forward Keith Stone commits to Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Zion Lutheran Christian forward Keith Stone verbally committed to the University of Florida on Monday night after taking an official visit there this past weekend. Stone, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound senior who averaged 28 points and six rebounds last season, told the Sun Sentinel he chose UF over..." October 21

  • Four specific challenges Kentucky's platoon system faces

    Sporting News - NCAAB "So much of what John Calipari does is by design that it seems he will not order lunch without calculating the particular sandwich that delivers the greatest recruiting advantage to Kentucky. Which is why it’s so amusing that the Wildcats’ intent to play two-platoon basketball is entirely an..." October 20

  • Florida G Eli Carter now a full participant in practice

    CBSSports.com "Florida guard Eli Carter participated in full practice on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, according to GatorZone.com's Chris Harry. After a year when the status of the Rutgers transfer and one-time Gator-killer was very much in doubt, Carter has undergone quite the transformation..." October 20

  • Christophe Varidel ends college career, will not play at Alabama

    CBSSports.com "Christophe Varidel, who was a member of Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 team in 2013, announced Friday that his college career is ending because of injuries that have prevented him from participating in workouts since he enrolled at Alabama last May. Varidel is a graduate transfer. He was..." October 20

  • First Preseason Top 25 poll is out, Kentucky sits at No. 1

    College Basketball Talk "The first men’s basketball preseason top 25 poll was released on Thursday morning, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the team topping that list was Kentucky. The Wildcats received 24 of a possible 32 first place votes in the Coaches’ Poll. Trailing behind Kentucky? Arizona..." October 17

  • Dallas-area guard Admon Gilder, a Cowboys target, commits to Texas A&M

    Tulsa World "Madison (Dallas) High guard Admon Gilder, an Oklahoma State target, committed to Texas A&M on Thursday, he announced in a ceremony at his high school. Two weeks after OSU landed point guard Jawun Evans, it hoped it would add the shooting guard Gilder to its Class of 2015. Gilder is a four-star..." October 17

  • Florida to lose star center for two games, freshman for season

    College Basketball Talk "October is the time of year where we sit and wait for the suspensions for offseason rules violations to be announced, and on Wednesday at Florida’s media day, Billy Donovan made a pair of suspensions public. Star center Chris Walker, a former top ten recruit and projected lottery pick, will..." October 15

  • Mississippi State’s leading scorer out 4-6 weeks, JuCo transfer done for season

    College Basketball Talk "All is well with the Mississippi State football program in mid-October as the nation’s new No. 1 team. The men’s basketball team, however, is off to a bit of a rough start in the first few weeks of practice. The school announced on Monday that last season’s top scorer Craig Sword will need to..." October 15

  • NBA scout weighs in on every Kentucky draft prospect

    USA Today "The Kentucky basketball team held a first-of-its-kind mini NBA combine over the weekend. About 90 scouts and front office executives attended the three-day event. On Monday, I spoke to one of the scouts who was in Lexington, and he shared his impressions of Kentucky's players. I asked the scout..." October 14

  • UK's twins in better mental, physical shape

    Louisville Courier-Journal "John Calipari was just as surprised as you. After twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison led Kentucky to the NCAA title game in April, their coach did not expect to hear that they would wait on the NBA and return for their sophomore season. "I thought they would be encouraged to leave," Calipari..." October 14

  • Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama over UAB

    Alabama.com "Dazon Ingram, one of the state's top basketball prospects, verbally committed to Alabama on Monday night. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Theodore High School picked the Crimson Tide over UAB, Wichita State and Houston. He took official visits to all four schools and really enjoyed a visit to..." October 14

  • Towns No. 1? Harrison stock? Kentucky pro day raises questions

    Sporting News - NCAAB "On Friday, the John Calipari project kicked off in Lexington, Ky., and for those around the NBA, that meant an awkward combination of eager looks and knowing shrugs. In all, ESPN said more than 90 NBA scouts and personnel executives were on hand for the opening Kentucky practices, to which..." October 12

  • Georgia lands 2015 three-star wing

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia landed a 2015 commitment on Saturday during an official visit as E’Torrion Wilridge committed to head coach Mark Fox and the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-5 Wilridge comes from Beaumont, Texas and is considered a three-star prospect, according to Rivals. The news of Wilridge’s commitment was..." October 12

  • Vanderbilt’s rebuilding process to rely heavily on five freshman

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings vows not to make the same mistake twice, so he's pinning his program's hopes to five freshmen. The Commodores opened preseason practice this week with five true freshmen in the backcourt, including three likely starters. The Vanderbilt roster has been..." October 09

  • Jalen Jones reportedly eligible for entire Texas A&M season

    SI.com "Texas A&M junior swingman Jalen Jones has been determined to be eligible by the NCAA to participate in the entire upcoming season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. KBTX in College Station, Texas is reporting that he will be forced to sit the first four games of his senior year in the..." October 08

  • ESPNU To Air Kentucky’s Draft Combine

    Black Sports Online "ESPNU gets the selected honor of airing John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel that will be televised live on Oct. 10, the school and network confirmed. All 30 NBA teams were invited to attend the two-hour practice in Lexington with individual..." October 06

  • Calipari: Kentucky depth can support two 5-man units

    ESPN.com "That Kentucky has a wealth of talent isn't a news bulletin, but coach John Calipari said Friday his roster is so deep that he plans on using two five-man units to start the 2014-15 season. "We didn't have the players last year to do this," Calipari told ESPN.com. "We will have two 5-on-5..." October 06

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Sources: Mississippi under investigation for rules violations in multiple sports

    Yahoo! Sports "The University of Mississippi athletic program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations in multiple sports. Athletic director Ross Bjork confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday that Ole Miss “is working with the NCAA” in an ongoing investigation. Bjork said the school..." October 02

  • Biedscheid no longer part of Mizzou basketball team

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cameron Biedscheid’s brief time with the Missouri basketball team is over. “Cameron will no longer be a member of our basketball program as he attends to personal matters,” first-year Tigers coach Kim Anderson said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “We wish him and his family all the best and..." October 01

  • Top point guard recruit Briscoe visits UK

    Lexington Herald-Leader "The No. 1 point guard in the class of 2015 arrived in Lexington on Sunday for his official visit to the University of Kentucky. New Jersey prospect Isaiah Briscoe hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit this month and decided a few days ago to use one of his five official visits on a..." September 29

  • Isaiah Briscoe plans official visit to Kentucky for Sept. 28

    Newark Star-Ledger "Roselle Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe will take an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 28, someone with knowledge of Briscoe’s recruiting plans, who requested anonymity because Briscoe has not publicized the date of the visit told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. The five-star recruit will take his..." September 26

  • LSU basketball scores commitment from Peabody 2017 guard Cedric Russell

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fans may be disappointed in the result of Saturday night's football game against Mississippi State but the basketball team landed a commitment following the game in Peabody sophomore Cedric Russell." September 23

  • No. 1 overall HS hooper Ben Simmons says he's 100 percent going to LSU

    USA Today "Ben Simmons is well aware that it’s not proper etiquette to answer a question with a question, but this particular question prompted an immediate “eye-squint/c’mon” reaction. After he graduates from Montverde (Montverde, Fla.); is Simmons going to opt for a year overseas rather than heading to..." September 18

  • MU freshmen Gant, Allen suspended after arrest

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri freshman basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault -- a misdemeanor -- according to the Columbia Police Department's public information report. "We are aware of the situation involving Jakeenan Gant and..." September 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vols' Tyndall gets his first 2015 commitment

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

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

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

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

  • Dismissed Missouri center Zach Price joins Winthrop

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

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

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

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

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

  • Auburn lands four-star forward Horace Spencer

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

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

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

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

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

  • Billy D: Rutgers transfer Carter still not 100 percent

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

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

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

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Jimmy Whitt picks Arkansas over Mizzou

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

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

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

  • Florida lands four-star big man Noah Dickerson

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kedren Johnson not returning to Vanderbilt after suspension

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

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

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

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

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

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

  • Missouri dismisses front court player

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

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings

    ESPN.com "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Former LSU reserve Shane Hammink lands at Valparaiso

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

  • Mizzou lands Montaque Gill-Ceasar

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

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

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

  • 2015 shooting guard Terence Davis verbally commits to Ole Miss

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

  • Quinndary Weatherspoon commits to Mississippi State

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

  • Small forward granted release from letter of intent at Auburn

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

  • Jet-setting UK coaches round up recruits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kentucky center Karl Towns named Gatorade Athlete of the Year

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

  • Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

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

  • Georgia dismisses Brandon Morris after felony pot arrest

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

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

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

  • Alabama guard Retin Obasohan undergoes successful ankle surgery

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

  • Four-Star Guard Will Jackson Commits to UGA Basketball

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

  • Report: Missouri transfa Shane Recta gonna da JuCo route

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

  • Incoming USC basketball player Shamiek Sheppard suffers ACL tear

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

  • Gonzaga lands Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan

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

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

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

  • Missouri lands three-star Seattle native PG Tramaine Isabell

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

  • J'Mychal Reese to transfer to North Texas

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

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Hubbs cleared to participate in full-contact practice

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

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

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

  • UK announces $210 million marketing deal

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

  • Plan for Rupp Arena renovation halted

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

  • Cajuns Hoops Officially Adds OSU Transfer Brian Williams

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

  • Hampton adds Tennessee graduate transfer Quinton Chievous

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

  • Syracuse, not Kentucky, leads nation in average attendance

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