Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Top-20 2018 recruit Reggie Perry announces his commitment

    Fanrag Sports "Former Arkansas Razorbacks commit Reggie Perry told FanRag Sports that he has committed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward is a five-star prospect and a top-20 player in the Class of 2018, according to most reputable recruiting services. After opting not..." July 17

  • Top-100 prospect Jamarko Pickett granted release from Ole Miss

    College Basketball Talk "Ole Miss has granted a release to Class of 2017 forward Jamarko Pickett, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound Pickett is considered the No. 77 overall prospect in the 2017 national rankings, according to Rivals, as this is a big blow for Ole Miss recruiting." July 16

  • Kentucky Is Trending For 5-Star Zion Williamson

    The Spun "He’s been called “the next LeBron James” by some. Zion Williamson, a five-star forward in the 2018 class, is one of the most-dominant recruits we’ve ever seen. His highlight reels are ridiculous, looking more like a dunk contest than a 5-on-5 game at times." July 16

  • Jontay Porter says it's a 'safe assumption' he'll play at Missouri this season

    CBS Sports "There is no formal announcement scheduled. So don't expect a press release from Missouri officials in the coming minutes. But the assumption for a while has been that Class of 2018 star Jontay Porter will reclassify and enroll at Mizzou soon so that he can play alongside his brother, Michael..." July 13

  • 5-star recruit Reggie Perry decommits from Arkansas

    SEC Country "Reggie Perry has de-committed from the Arkansas basketball program, according to a report Wednesday. The 5-star power forward from Thomasville, Ga., informed Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson of his decision late Wednesday night, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported. Perry cited his father’s..." July 06

  • Auburn hoops sign VCU transfer guard Samir Doughty

    Montgomery Advertiser "For the second straight year Auburn will have a Division I transfer on its roster sitting out before having multiple seasons of eligibility left remaining. The Tigers program announced Tuesday that 6-foot-4 guard Samir Doughty will be transferring from Virginia Commonwealth to Auburn and the..." June 27

  • John Calipari: Kentucky players prepared for NBA, have lifetime scholarships

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari said Monday he'd be fine if the NBA changed their rules to allow high school players to go directly to the NBA as long as the league was prepared to pay them them fairly and give them time to develop. Calipari, speaking on the SEC coaches' summer teleconference,..." June 26

  • Frank Martin: NBA shouldn’t have age minimum, but kids going to college should stay in college

    SEC Country "South Carolina coach Frank Martin doesn’t mind weighing in on this topic in a rather emphatic way. In a story published on Monday by CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, Martin made it clear that he sees this discussion in black and white. Martin has grown frustrated with the narrative that college..." June 21

  • Kentucky's Hamidou Diallo working on succeeding as first-ever 1.5-and-done player

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Every now and then, John Calipari would tease Hamidou Diallo. And that’s what it was: not a joke, but a tease. He would say, “Make sure you have your jersey on for this game.” The discussion never advanced beyond that. So Diallo would sit and watch. He arrived at the University of Kentucky on..." June 21

  • Former Mississippi State G Mario Kegler to transfer to Baylor

    Fanrag Sports "Former Mississippi State Bulldogs talent Mario Kegler has committed to the Baylor Bears, a source told FanRag Sports on Sunday. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit the upcoming voyage before being eligible to play in the 2018-19 college basketball season. During his lone season with..." June 19

  • Mizzou recruit Tilmon arrested

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Jeremiah Tilmon was arrested Friday morning for purchase or possession of intoxicants by a minor, according to a MUPD arrest report. Tilmon was pulled over on Tiger Ave. just south of Hospital Drive at 1:42 a.m. Friday after failing to drive within a single lane. The officer detected the smell..." June 19

  • Auburn lands commitment from VCU transfer Samir Doughty

    Fanrag Sports "Former VCU Rams talent Samir Doughty has committed to play for the Auburn Tigers. Per NCAA transfer rules, the Philadelphia product will have to sit the upcoming campaign before being eligible to play in the 2018-19 college basketball season. As a freshman last season, he averaged 9.0 points,..." June 18

  • Florida gives 1-year extensions to McElwain, White

    ESPN "The Florida Gators have rewarded football coach Jim McElwain and men's basketball coach Mike White with one-year extensions, the school announced Friday. The extensions also include a raise as well as a significant performance-bonus increase. "Both Coach Mac and Coach White have done a..." June 17

  • Top-50 Recruit Tremont Waters Commits to LSU

    SLAM Online "He was the last remaining uncommitted top-100 recruit in the Class of 2017. Once a Georgetown commit, Waters opened up his recruitment in early March as speculation that Georgetown would be looking to fire John Thompson III grew stronger. On Monday afternoon, almost three months later, his college..." June 06

  • Vulgar messages from fans released against referee John Higgins

    WKYT "Out of 800 vulgar voice messages believed left by Kentucky fans at the office of referee John Higgins, after UK's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, seven are classified as a threat. Sarpy County Sheriffs Detective Matt Barrall spent 80 hours reading posts and listening to voice..." June 03

  • Michael Porter Jr. hoping to take Missouri to Final Four

    ESPN "Michael Porter Jr., ESPN's No. 1 prospect in the country and projected top pick in the 2018 NBA draft, said guiding Missouri to its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2013 will not suffice in 2017-18. Porter said he wants to take the Tigers to the final stage of the season in..." June 02

  • South Carolina's Keita to transfer

    SEC Country "South Carolina basketball forward Sedee Keita is transferring, he announced on his Twitter on Friday afternoon. Keita averaged 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in his freshman season at South Carolina. A 4-star prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, Keita played 29 games as a..." May 27

  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened ref after Kentucky’s loss to UNC

    CBS Sports "Seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after some controversial calls during Kentucky's 75-73 loss to North Carolina in the 2017 NCAA Tournament have been identified and could be eventually charged by authorities in their jurisdictions or the FBI, Sarpy County Nebraska Attorney Lee..." May 27

  • Hamidou Diallo passes on the NBA Draft to return to Kentucky; Wildcats are top-10

    CBS Sports "The last high-profile player to publicly decide whether he would return to college or stay in the NBA Draft was the only college player who has never played a college game. Fortunately for UK fans, Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo has opted to return to Lexington and play next season with the..." May 25

  • Georgia retains Yante Maten as he withdraws from NBA draft

    Macon Telegraph "Yante Maten is coming back. Georgia's top big man announced Tuesday on his Instagram page that he will return for his senior season of college basketball. Maten previously announced for the NBA draft to evaluate his options at pursuing basketball at the next level. Maten had until Wednesday..." May 24

  • Calipari: 'I will retire' if Diallo is a lottery pick

    New York Times "Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played an organized basketball game since his final one with his Connecticut prep school, Putnam Science Academy, at Florida’s IMG Academy four days before Christmas. That was nearly five months ago. Diallo, a highly recruited swingman from Queens, didn’t play a single..." May 24