Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vanderbilt Just Landed Its 2nd 5-Star Of The 2018 Class

    The Spun "The Commodores are putting together one of the best classes in the country. Vanderbilt – yes, Vanderbilt – is putting together one of the country’s best recruiting classes. The Commodores just landed a commitment from Simi Shittu, a five-star power forward out of Vermont Academy. He’s the..." November 22

  • Kyrie Irving offers some advice for Michael Porter Jr. after his season-ending injury

    CBS Sports "Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, a former No. 1 overall pick, might be more known for his handles and championship these days, but he was once a top college prospect. However, an injury kept his time at Duke very brief before he jumped to the NBA for the draft. A similar story could happen..." November 22

  • Mizzou announces Michael Porter Jr. ‘likely’ out for the season

    SEC Country "Mizzou basketball’s chances at a special season were dealt a major blow on Tuesday. Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. is likely out for the season. The school’s official basketball Twitter account revealed that Porter will undergo surgery on Tuesday and “likely” miss the remainder of the season...." November 21

  • South Carolina women's basketball team declines White House invitation

    CBS Sports "The South Carolina women's basketball team has declined an invitation to visit the White House following its 2017 national championship, according to The Post and Courier. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Thursday the decision was not a political one, but rather a scheduling conflict that..." November 18

  • Michael Porter Jr out against Utah

    Fanrag Sports "Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. will not play against the Utah Utes on Thursday evening as he continues to nurse an injured hip, according to Gabe DeArmond of “Mizzou’s Michael Porter Jr. is out for tonight’s game at Utah and did not travel,” said a Missouri team..." November 16

  • Ex-Auburn assistant Person pleads not guilty in fraud case

    Alabama "Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person pleaded not guilty to bribery, fraud and corruption charges during an appearance in federal court in New York Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone said the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations to use against Person,..." November 14

  • Four-star guard Tyler Herro commits to Kentucky

    Scout "From the moment Tyler Herro picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky he knew where he wanted to go to school. “I pretty much knew right way,” Herro told Scout. “I was looking at Oregon, that sounded like a good gig. Villanova had a good pitch too, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to go..." November 14

  • Five-star PG Darius Garland commits to Vanderbilt over Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA

    CBS Sports "It's not often a blue-chip basketball prospect picks another school over Kentucky, but that's what happened Monday when five-star point guard Darius Garland committed to Vanderbilt. Garland, a top-10 player in the Class of 2018, chose the Commodores over offers from Indiana, UCLA and Kentucky,..." November 13

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl tells his players not to worry about report he could be fired

    CBS Sports "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl isn't sweating his job status, at least not publicly, in the wake of a recent report suggesting his job could be in jeopardy if he refuses to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into his basketball program. According to, Pearl recently told his players not to..." November 13

  • No. 7 2018 recruit Keldon Johnson commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Back in July, five-star basketball recruit Keldon Johnson was asked how long he’d be willing to wait on a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky. Johnson — a 6-foot-6 wing from Virginia — had made it clear earlier in the year that he coveted an offer from the Cats. He had visited UK..." November 12

  • Michael Porter Jr. Exits Missouri Debut After 2 Minutes with Hip Injury

    Bleacher Report "Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. suffered a hip injury during Friday's contest against the Iowa State Cyclones. According to Myron Medcalf of, Porter played just two minutes in the first half of the 74-59 win and iced his hip on the bench. If there's one player Missouri..." November 11

  • Report: Bruce Pearl refusing to cooperate with school investigation

    Alabama "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is refusing to cooperate with the university's internal investigation of the basketball program, according to an ESPN report. The report states that Pearl has been uncooperative with the school's internal investigation stemming from the September arrest of former..." November 09

  • Report: UF Wanted To Combat White Supremacist Rally With Tim Tebow

    Deadspin "The University of Florida tried to parry hateful dork Richard Spencer’s recent speaking appearance with a call for unity in the form of a video featuring famous alumni, according to emails obtained by the Huffington Post. The most obvious choice would have been perpetually humbled and blessed..." November 09

  • Alabama announces coveted freshman Collin Sexton still not cleared by NCAA

    CBS Sports "Potential SEC-altering news came down Monday night when Alabama announced that Collin Sexton, a former five-star recruit and a dazzling point guard who has a legitimate chance at being a top-10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is not currently eligible. The press release was sent shortly before the..." November 07

  • Auburn assistant Chuck Person, ex-NBA ref Rashan Michel indicted in New York

    ESPN "A federal grand jury in New York has indicted Auburn men's basketball assistant coach Chuck Person and ex-NBA referee Rashan Michel on multiple federal charges, according to court documents obtained by ESPN on Tuesday. Person and Michel, who owns an Atlanta clothier, were among the 10 men..." November 07

  • Auburn basketball's Austin Wiley, Danjel Purifoy out indefinitely amid allegations in federal case

    Alabama "Auburn will be without two of its three best players indefinitely. Center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy will sit, beginning with Thursday's exhibition with Division-II Barry, amid their suspected connection with the federal complaint against assistant coach Chuck Person. "To avoid..." November 02

  • Jemarl Baker to miss 3 months after knee surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Kentucky Wildcats guard Jemarl Baker is expected to miss at least the next three months after undergoing knee surgery, according to the program. Baker, an incoming freshman, underwent surgery last week after a procedure he had before he enrolled with the heralded SEC program did not heal..." November 02

  • 4-star PF Darius Days commits LSU

    247 Sports "LSU landed the third piece to its 2018 class on Friday when four-star power forward Darius Days committed to Will Wade and the Tigers, Days announced on Twitter. The Gainesville, Fla. native officially visited LSU last weekend and took official visits to Louisville and North Carolina as..." October 20

  • Report: Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could miss entire season

    SEC Country "Initial reports suggested Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could be out three months with a foot injury. Now it could be much worse. A report from ESPN on Wednesday features a quote from Kentucky head coach John Calipari saying Vanderbilt might miss the whole year. “If he’s not..." October 19

  • Michael Porter Jr. says he could return for second season

    247 Sports "Each of the last two No. 1 NBA Draft picks missed the NCAA Tournament, with Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz both falling short. But Michael Porter Jr. — projected to be in that No. 1 conversation along with international star Luka Doncic and Duke’s Marvin Bagley — said he could return to school..." October 18

  • John Calipari on FBI probe: Solution could be to mimic NCAA baseball

    USA Today "Kentucky coach John Calipari is a man of solutions. Addressing the FBI investigation that cost Rick Pitino his job at Louisville, Calipari said college basketball should take a page from college baseball's playbook. As part of the ongoing federal investigation that began in 2015, four NCAA..." October 06

  • Nation’s No. 1 Recruit R.J. Barrett Sets Decision Date

    The Spun "R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools. On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon. He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have..." October 06

  • Five-star freshman Vanderbilt out 3 months with foot injury

    SEC Country "The season hasn’t even started yet and Kentucky basketball has suffered a significant setback: 5-star freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to miss three months after suffering an injury to his left foot. He will likely need surgery and plans to return in January. Vanderbilt, a..." September 30

  • South Carolina not target of FBI investigation

    Fanrag Sports "The South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball program is not a target of the Department of Justice’s investigation into the college basketball scandal that occurred this week, outside of former assistant coach Lamont Evans, the program announced on Friday. “To proactively demonstrate our..." September 29

  • Five-star PF EJ Montgomery decommits from Auburn

    Scout "Five-star recruit E.J. Montgomery decommitted from Auburn on Wednesday, his father, E.J. Montgomery Sr., told Scout. "We are going to open EJ's recruitment back up," Montgomery Sr., said. "He hasn't really gone through the process of being recruited and he wants to experience..." September 27

  • Auburn offers basketball season ticket holders full refunds amid NCAA scandal

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Auburn is offering full refunds to season ticket holders after federal charges were filed against assistant coach Chuck Person, reported. The university had sold out season tickets by Monday and announced that single-game tickets will go on sale Thursday. However, news broke Tuesday..." September 27

  • FBI arrests assistant basketball coaches in corruption scheme

    Clutch Points "The details are not yet full out there, but reports have surfaced that at least two college basketball assistant coaches were arrested by the FBI for a corruption scheme. Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches..." September 26

  • Four NCAA basketball assistants arrested in alleged fraud scheme involving Adidas

    Larry Brown Sports "The FBI announced on Tuesday that four NCAA basketball coaches are among the 10 people who have been arrested and charged with fraud and corruption in an alleged scandal involving a top executive at Adidas. According to the indictments, Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, Southern California..." September 26

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