Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

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

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

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

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

  • Mark Fox signs contract extension with Georgia through 2020

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

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

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

  • Center Dwight Coleby says he's leaving Ole Miss

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

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

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

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

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

  • UK, Calipari finalize contract extension

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

  • Florida signee KeVaughn Allen to remain with Gators

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

  • Ole Miss lands Liberty transfer Gielo

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

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

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

  • South Carolina lands 6-9 center Eric Cobb

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

  • Providence transfer Tyler Harris commits to Auburn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Miami guard Deandre Burnett transferring to Ole Miss

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

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

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

  • Four-star 2015 shooting guard commits to Missouri

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

  • Kyle Alexander commits to Tennessee basketball team

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

  • Mike White to bring two Louisiana Tech assistants to Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Report: Florida signee Allen will ask out of LOI

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

  • Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy agrees to contract extension

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

  • Willie Carmichael decides to leave UT

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

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

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

  • South Carolina announces the departure of three players

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Colorado's Dustin Thomas transfers to Arkansas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Power forward Ray Kasongo commits to Tennessee

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

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

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

  • Former Missouri guard Shane Rector headed to Utah State

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

  • Rick Barnes lands his first commitment as Tennessee head coach

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

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

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

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

  • Florida forward Chris Walker declares for the NBA draft

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

  • Mississippi State gets commitment from elite recruit Malik Newman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Henry to transfer from South Carolina basketball program

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

  • Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant picks school

    Alabama.com "Alabama is in pursuit of a Memphis transfer, preparing to host ex-Tigers small forward Nick King on an official visit this weekend. Memphis, meanwhile, has added to its roster with a transfer from Alabama. Point guard Ricky Tarrant told ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis Monday that he will transfer to..." April 20

  • LSU lands top 50 Class of 2015 guard Brandon Sampson

    College Basketball Talk "LSU let Brandon Sampson out of their back yard, but they weren’t going to let it happen twice. Sampson, who hails from Baton Rouge, pledged to the Tigers on Monday morning. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, who is ranked No. 41 in the country, according to Rivals, was originally committed to St...." April 20

  • MSU's Johnny Zuppardo arrested for suspended license

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State forward Johnny Zuppardo was arrested Sunday night for driving with a suspended license after he ran a red light on campus. The incident occurred at 8:17 p.m. behind McKee Hall on MSU's campus. Zuppardo's license had been suspended due to a previous incident that involved..." April 20

  • UMass basketball picks up commitment from Texas A&M transfer Antwan Space

    MassLive.com "Antwan Space, the Texas A&M big man who took a recruiting visit to the University of Massachusetts over the weekend, has committed to transfer to UMass, according to multiple reports Sunday afternoon. A redshirt junior, Space is slated to complete his undergraduate degree at A&M in May and will..." April 20

  • Missouri receives commitments from two John A. Logan College players

    College Basketball Talk "After winning just nine games in 2014-15 there’s clearly room for improvement at Missouri. Saturday afternoon head coach Kim Anderson received verbal commitments from two junior college players he hopes are capable of helping to spark a turnaround in Columbia. As first reported by Brad Winton..." April 19

  • Georgia State hoops picks up Alabama transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Devin Mitchell, a transfer from Alabama, has committed to play for Georgia State’s men’s basketball team. Mitchell, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a former standout at Collins Hill High School. He averaged 0.6 points in 5.4 minutes per game as a freshman last season with the Tide. Georgia State..." April 19

  • Former 4-star guard Shelton Mitchell commits to Tigers

    Independent Mail "Vanderbilt transfer Shelton Mitchell pledged to the Tigers after a visit over the weekend. The former four-star guard will be eligible to play starting in 2016-17 after sitting out the upcoming season. Mitchell (6-3 186) is no stranger to the ACC, the Waxhaw N.C. product originally signing with..." April 19

  • Bradley Beal on Billy Donovan: 'I think he'll definitely leave' for NBA

    CBSSports.com "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who played for Billy Donovan at Florida, thinks that his former college coach will make the jump to the NBA. Beal appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, and he was asked what kind of pro coach Donovan would make. "I think he'd be great," Beal..." April 18

  • Report: Billy Donovan a 'serious candidate' for Thunder job

    Athlon Sports "On the heels of one of the most momentous closing nights of an NBA regular season within memory, a rather large rumor bomb dropped on the internet’s doorstep. The Oklahoma City Thunder missed the postseason for the first time in six years after losing a tiebreaker to Anthony Davis and the New..." April 16

  • Arkansas star Michael Qualls turns pro

    Shreveport Times "Former Huntington star Michael Qualls, who spent three years at Arkansas, has decided to forego his senior season with the Razorbacks and become a professional. Qualls, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound guard, said he sat down with family and determined he was ready to provide for his son. He made the..." April 15

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Arkansas’ Bobby Portis, likely first rounder, declares for NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The University of Arkansas hasn’t produced a first-round pick since Ronnie Brewer nine years ago. That should change with Bobby Portis this season. Portis just produces. He averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals last season, following a freshman year where..." April 15

  • Three-star 2015 center commits to Georgia

    Detroit News "Mike Edwards, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound senior from Westland John Glenn, has committed to Georgia, he wrote on Twitter. Edwards last week was named to The Detroit News Class A all-state second team after averaging 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks this season." April 14

  • Arkansas loses SEC player of the year Bobby Portis to the NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "The player most responsible for spearheading Arkansas' return to national relevance this past season is leaving the Razorbacks. Sophomore forward Bobby Portis announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. The decision from Portis is no..." April 14

  • Former Alabama coach Anthony Grant returns to Florida as assistant

    Sporting News - NCAAB "One of Billy Donovan’s best friends is coming home to Gainesville. Anthony Grant, who worked alongside Donovan for 12 seasons, is returning to Florida as an assistant coach. He replaces Matt McCall, who was named the coach at Chattanooga. It’s fortuitous timing for Grant, who was fired last..." April 13

  • Johnson, Alabama lose G Tarrant to transfer

    Covers.com "Junior guard Ricky Tarrant will transfer after just one season at Alabama, the school said Friday. Tarrant, who transferred from Tulane after the 2012-13 season, averaged 13.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19 games last season. He suffered a season-ending foot injury in..." April 11

  • Vanderbilt Point Guard Shelton Mitchell to Transfer

    Anchor of Gold "Shelton Mitchell will not return to Vanderbilt basketball for his sophomore season. The point guard has decided to transfer from the university due to "personal reasons." Both the player and head coach Kevin Stallings made the split seem to be an amicable one in Thursday's press release. I..." April 10

  • Seven Kentucky players announce they're entering 2015 NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Seven underclassmen from Kentucky's team that started 38-0 this season before losing to Wisconsin in the Final Four announced Thursday they are entering the 2015 NBA Draft. The seven players were UK's top seven scorers. CBSSports.com reported Sunday, less than 24 hours after UK's season..." April 09

  • Avery Johnson said Alabama needs 'a couple of one and dones'

    Alabama.com "It's a topic that divides college coaches. Recruit players who could go pro a year later? Not everyone likes one-and-dones, but new Alabama coach Avery Johnson certainly doesn't mind the idea. "I absolutely love it," he said. Alabama hasn't had a player taken in the NBA draft since 2008,..." April 09

  • Kentucky’s Dakari Johnson Will Declare for NBA Draft

    Zagsblog "Kentucky sophomore center Dakari Johnson will declare for the NBA Draft, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv. Kentucky has a press conference set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday that “will include UK players who are ready to announce their NBA Draft decisions, as well as head coach John..." April 09

  • UK's Harrison twins to enter draft

    CBSSports.com "Kentucky sophomores Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison have decided to enter the 2015 NBA Draft and are expected to formally announce their plans soon, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday afternoon. RealGM.com is reporting that both have already settled on an agent. At least five other..." April 08

  • Mizzou transfer Williams hit with baffling Big 12 restrictions

    Next Impulse Sports "The NCAA’s transfer rules have long been under scrutiny and while there are many restrictions placed upon student-athletes that don’t even reach the public, we may have a new winner for most bizarre restrictions. Missouri forward Johnathan Williams III announced he will be leaving the program..." April 08

  • Kentucky, UNC, Virginia open as Las Vegas favorites for 2016 hoops title

    ESPN.com "The entire starting five for Kentucky is expected to declare for the NBA draft. But in Las Vegas, Kentucky remains one of the teams to beat in 2016. On Tuesday, the William Hill sportsbook opened the Wildcats as 8-1 favorites to win next year's NCAA tournament. North Carolina is second at 9-1,..." April 08

  • Missouri's Johnathan Williams and Deuce Bello transferring

    CBSSports.com "Missouri will lose two players to transfer. Forward Johnathan Williams III, a sophomore this season, will leave. Williams will have to sit out a year, per NCAA rule, and have two years of eligibility remaining. Williams averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds this year. " April 07

  • Brandon Jennings Trolls Kentucky, Fans Who Thought Wildcats Could Beat An NBA Team

    College Spun "Kentucky, stacked with perhaps 10 future professional players, won its first 38 games this year, and for much of the season, college basketball fans debated whether the Wildcats would be capable of beating an NBA squad. After UK lost to Wisconsin this past Saturday night in the Final Four,..." April 06

  • Calipari expects 5-7 Kentucky players to enter NBA Draft; will build around Ulis

    The Score "Kentucky's core won't be coming back to give 40-0 a second try. Two days after Kentucky saw their undefeated season snapped one game shy of the national championship thanks to Wisconsin, head coach John Calipari spoke with reporters about the program's immediate future. That immediate future..." April 06

  • Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein leaning toward entering NBA Draft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "After five months without a defeat, the losses are about to pile up now for the University of Kentucky basketball team. First came Saturday night's Final Four stunner, a 71-64 upset by Wisconsin that denied the Wildcats a shot at their ninth national championship and a chance to become college..." April 06

  • Kaminsky: 'Nothing needs to be made out of' Harrison's slur

    CBSSports.com "Wisconsin forward/national Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky quickly put an end on Sunday to the talk and controversy regarding Andrew Harrison's use of a racial slur toward Kaminsky after Kentucky's loss to the Badgers on Saturday night. Harrison was caught on a live microphone cursing and a..." April 06

  • Alabama hires Avery Johnson

    CBSSports.com "Former NBA coach Avery Johnson has reached an agreement in principle to coach the Alabama Crimson Tide, a source told CBSSports.com on Sunday afternoon. A formal announcement is expected soon." April 06

  • Andrew Harrison drops explicit remark about Frank Kaminsky into live mic

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Someone needs to teach Kentucky star Andrew Harrison what a live microphone is. Quick. After the Wildcats had their perfect season ruined by Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky and Wisconsin, Kentucky had to face the music during a postgame podium appearance. Harrison, while his teammate was..." April 05

  • Kentucky's John Calipari chosen AP Coach of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "In news that surprised no one, the Associated Press announced Friday afternoon that Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been named AP Coach of the Year. Calipari’s Wildcats, who are his fourth Final Four team in the last five seasons, are 38-0 heading into Saturday’s matchup with No. 1..." April 04

  • Gators coach Billy Donovan's average salary rises to $4.067M

    CBSSports.com "Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan has signed an mended, one-year contract extension through the 2020 season, which will raise his average salary to a little more than $4 million, according to The Gainesville Sun. The paper learned of the extension through an open records..." April 03

  • Florida's Dorian Finney-Smith to return for senior season

    CBSSports.com "Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith is going to return to Gainesville for his senior season. The school released an announcement saying that Finney-Smith gathered information regarding potentially turning pro. Finney-Smith, aka “Doe-Doe,” made the decision to come back for his fifth-year senior..." April 03

  • John Calipari's most shameless recruiting job has Kentucky in position to go undefeated

    SB Nation "From the moment John Calipari debuted his new team in August on a six-game exhibition tour in the Bahamas, the story with Kentucky has been its depth. Kentucky was the team with so many McDonald's All-Americans it needed a platoon system. It was the team people joked would face its best..." April 02

  • Sources: Donovan eyes jump to NBA

    ESPN.com "There is a growing sense among NBA executives that Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan is looking to making the jump to the NBA more than ever before, according to league sources Sources told ESPN.com that Donovan is poised to draw interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason and is..." April 02

  • Shooting guard Jamall Gregory commits to South Carolina

    The Post and Courier "Jamall Gregory, a 6-4 shooting guard from Washington, D.C., committed to South Carolina on Wednesday, picking the Gamecocks over Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota and Rutgers. Gregory, who attended Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla., made his official visit to USC last weekend with..." April 02

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20

    CBSSports.com "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Sources: Johnathan Williams III expected to transfer from Missouri

    College Basketball Talk "Johnathan Williams III is expected to announce he is transferring from Missouri, sources told NBCSports.com. Williams was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Tigers this season, as the 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 boards. A Memphis native, Williams was ranked No. 42..." March 31

  • LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey says he'll enter NBA draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years was long enough for Jordan Mickey to make a memorabble splash for the LSU basketball program. It was also long enough, he decided, to prepare for pro basketball. The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons with the Tigers and enter his..." March 31

  • Kentucky Fan Arrested for Allegedly Giving Beer and Rum to 1-Year-Old Nephew During Elite Eight Party

    Complex "We don't blame Kentucky fan Angie Spoonamore for downing a few beers and drinking a little bit of rum during the Kentucky/Notre Dame Elite Eight game on Saturday night. It was one of the most intense games of the entire NCAA Tournament. So if she needed to sip on something to take the edge off,..." March 31

  • Tennessee hires Rick Barnes

    ESPN.com "Tennessee has hired former Texas coach Rick Barnes to be the Volunteers' new basketball coach, a sources told ESPN on Tuesday. A news conference is expected later Tuesday. Barnes, 60, was fired by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson over the weekend despite going to 16 NCAA tournaments..." March 31

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    Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels

    Source tells Scout that Tennessee will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce Rick Barnes as their new head coach.

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