Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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, Robinson marks the first ‘17 commitment for Billy Kennedy and the Aggies. Robinson attends Chalmette High..." October 05

  • Report: Former Alabama signee has qualifying SAT score

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vanderbilt gets commitment from Texas power forward

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

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

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

  • 3-star PG Breein Tyree commits to Ole Miss

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

  • Five-star big man Austin Wiley commits to Auburn

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

  • Alabama lands Class of 2016 4-star basketball recruit

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

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

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

  • U of L target Barford commits to Arkansas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Missouri reels in three-star PF Mitchell Smith

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

  • UK-UNC Charity Alumni Game raises $1.5 million

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

  • Trayvon Reed not enrolled for 'personal reasons'

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

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

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

  • Beard, Williams plead not guilty to forgery charges

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

  • Report: Arkansas signee Ted Kapita signs professional contract

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

  • Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

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

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

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

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

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

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky Wildcats

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

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

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

  • Arkansas dismisses one of three players accused of forgery

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

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

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

  • Jamal Murray NOT expected to play for Team Canada

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5-star guard Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

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

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

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

  • Five-star forward Mustapha Heron commits to Auburn

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

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

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

  • John Mooney backs off Florida commitment

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

  • Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar to visit Oregon

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

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

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

  • John Calipari Tore Into Fellow Recruiter For Spreading Cheating Rumor

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins Commits To The Razorbacks

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

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

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

  • 2016 SG Payton Willis commits to Vanderbilt

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

  • Auburn lands commitment from forward Anfernee McLemore

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

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

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

  • 2017 power forward/center verbally commits to Arkansas

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

  • Wichita State lands transfer guard from Texas A&M

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

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries expected to enroll at Kentucky

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

  • Moody arrested on DUI charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kentucky issued Drake cease and desist

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

  • Gill-Caesar will transfer from Mizzou

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

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

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