Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • UF basketball freshman Gorjok Gak ineligible

    The Gainesville Sun "Incoming freshman center Gorjok Gak was cleared to enroll at Florida, but will not be eligible to compete in games until 2017-18, the school announced Tuesday. Gak’s coach at Victory Rock Prep, Loren Jackson, said the eligibility issue was related to the 6-foot-11 center playing games in his..." July 28

  • 4-star forward Chuma Okeke commits to Auburn, Tigers now have No. 1 basketball class

    Alabama "Auburn added its third impact recruit in the class of 2017 as forward Chuma Okeke pledged to the Tigers, according to multiple reports. Okeke, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Westlake High School in Fairburn, Ga., is the nation's No. 57 overall recruit and No. 7 player in Georgia according..." July 25

  • Details on Kentucky Getting Hit With ‘NCAA Violation’ Because of Drake

    Black Sports Online "This is just stupid, because Drake can and always ends up taking a picture with some of college basketballs top young stars. The NCAA officially hit Kentucky with a secondary violation for his involvement with the university — after the POWERS that be deemed it an “unfair” advantage for the..." July 23

  • Drake showed up at Texas decked out in Kentucky gear and got crushed

    Fox Sports "By now, we all know that Drake is a bit of a sports fan. He's a Kentucky basketball supporter. And hopped on the Texas A&M bandwagon when Johnny Manziel was there. He's also an actual, paid representative for his hometown Raptors, so there's love there too. Basically, the guy loves sports, so..." July 20

  • Class of 2017 4-star SG Khalil Garland commits to Arkansas

    Today's U "Class of 2017 4-star guard Khalil Garland has committed to the University of Arkansas, per his Twitter account. The sweet-stroking lefty is the second-highest rated player in the state of Arkansas, which serves as a tremendous grab for head coach Mike Anderson. A 6-foot-6, 195-pound two..." July 17

  • LSU lands four-star Galen Alexander

    247 Sports "2017 four-star forward Galen Alexander has decided to stay close to home and play for LSU. The Crystal Ball expected Alexander, 6-6, 215-pounds out of Breaux Bridge (La.) High School, to follow top 10 ranked big man Mitchell Robinson to Western Kentucky. " July 17

  • John Calipari wants Kentucky's recruiting efforts to get 'even better'

    ESPN "Since 2009, John Calipari has assembled ESPN.com's top recruiting class five times. Kentucky's incoming class for the 2016-17 season is ranked No. 1 by ESPN. But he's not content. Calipari recently said he wants to enhance the allure of an institution that has dominated the recruiting ranks in..." July 05

  • Ex-Missouri guard Namon Wright heading to Colorado

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Missouri guard Namon Wright has found a new home. Wright, who left Mizzou shortly after last season, will transfer to Colorado, Buffs coach Tad Boyle told the Boulder Daily Camera. "He's a ready-made player," Boyle said told the newspaper. "He had a really good freshman year and had some..." July 04

  • Calipari: 'Kentucky is not for everybody'

    The Score "There's immense pressure when you're in charge of a program like Kentucky. Mistakes happen, and not every player is cut out to be a Wildcat. Head coach John Calipari recruits top talent each year, but he understands Big Blue Nation isn't for everyone. From his blog: Kentucky is not for..." July 03

  • Newman won't leave for NBA before playing at Kansas

    KU Sports "Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. … • On choosing KU the second time around: "I feel like a lot of the arrows were pointing..." July 02

  • Malik Newman chooses Jayhawks for transfer

    ESPN "Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman is headed to Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Newman, who was recruited by Bill Self and the Jayhawks as a top-10 player coming out of high school, told ESPN he chose the Jayhawks after also taking visits to NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. "I'm glad they..." July 01

  • Shaq wants son to play at Kentucky, Michigan State, or LSU

    ESPN "If it's up to Shaquille O'Neal, his son will play college basketball for LSU's Johnny Jones, Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Kentucky's John Calipari. During his weekly podcast, O'Neal said he wants Shareef O'Neal (ranked 51st in the 2018 class per RecruitingNation) to play for coaches who can..." June 29

  • Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    USA Today "Pat Summitt, who won more games than anyone in college basketball history, man or woman, died early Tuesday, five years since being diagnosed at 59 with early onset dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s. The legendary coach, who never had a losing record in 38 seasons, shocked the sports world in..." June 28

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt's family 'preparing for the worst'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt's condition has reportedly worsened, and family, friends and former players visited with her Saturday. The Knoxville News reported Sunday morning that the 64-year-old Summitt is “struggling” and family and friends are “preparing for the worst.”..." June 26

  • Report: Derek Willis given diversion stemming from arrest

    247 Sports "Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis was given diversion stemming from his recent arrest for alcohol intoxication in Boone County District Court Friday, according to a report from WDRB in Louisville. Willis will perform community service or another court-ordered program in order to expunge the..." June 26

  • Dan Le Batard Dismayed With John Calipari Spin in ESPN Carwash

    The Big Lead "Dan Le Batard opened the national portion of his radio show with Jon “Stugotz” Weiner in a little bit of a salty mood. He lamented that he was unable to use clips of Ben Affleck’s tirade on Bill Simmons’s HBO show (HBO told them no), or of song and dance numbers from Roy Firestone (who looked no..." June 23

  • Calipari: Recent comment wasn't about Louisville, Pitino

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday said his recent comment that college coaches should be aware of what happens with their team on campus "wasn't intended" as a shot at Louisville and he apologized to Cardinals coach Rick Pitino if he misconstrued the..." June 23

  • Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews chooses Michigan over Xavier

    CBS Sports "Multiple reports have Charles Matthews -- a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2015 -- leaving Kentucky to play for John Beilein at Michigan. Matthews wasn't a factor for UK last year; he put up 1.7 points and 1.6 boards per game during his freshman campaign. Could he have seen more..." June 22

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to ESPN.com, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Tennessee forward Ray Kasongo to transfer to Iowa State

    Iowa State Daily "Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo committed to Iowa State on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 junior made his announcement via Twitter after visiting Iowa State earlier in the week. " June 19

  • Calipari: Coaches know what happens on campus

    The Score "Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks coaches are aware of what takes place on their campus, perhaps suggesting Louisville's Rick Pitino should be held accountable for his team's alleged sex scandal. "All I can tell you is this," Calipari said on the "Mike Lupica Show," according to James Streble..." June 15

  • Former Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez finds new home

    SEC Country "fter announcing his intentions to transfer from Florida’s basketball program early last month, Brandone Francis-Ramirez has found a new school. The former 4-star guard, who committed to the Gators in 2013 when Billy Donavan was coach, announced he will be joining Texas Tech’s program via..." June 15

  • Bryce Drew's First Vanderbilt Commit is Four-Star 2017 PG Saben Lee

    Anchor of Gold "The Commodores' new coach added a distributor to battle Larry Austin Jr. for the team's starting point guard spot in 2017 and beyond. Bryce Drew landed the first commitment of his Vanderbilt coaching tenure on Monday night when four-star point guard Saben Lee gave the Commodores his verbal..." June 14

  • Kentucky Wildcats forward Derek Willis arrested for public intoxication

    247 Sports "Kentucky senior forward Derek Willis was arrested in Boone County, Ky. Saturday night and charged with public intoxication, according to multiple outlets. He was released on $50 bond paid by his mother, Linda Potts." June 13

  • Kentucky basketball transfer Marcus Lee headed to Cal

    San Jose Mercury News "Former McDonald's All-American and Kentucky men's basketball player Marcus Lee will transfer to Cal, according to reports from Scout.com and CBSSports. Lee, a power forward who attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, returns to the East Bay after three years at Kentucky. He averaged 6.4..." June 12

  • Shaq wants son to go to Kentucky

    247 Sports "Windward 4-star 2018 power forward and the son of NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, Shareef O'Neal said recently he likes three schools: Kentucky, Michigan State and Duke. While he may like three schools, it's clear his dad prefers one. "My dad actually wants me to lean towards Kentucky," O'Neal..." June 09

  • The Amazing Track Record of John Calipari

    Canis Hoopus "NBA Draft season is officially upon us as the Finals are in full motion heading to game three. With Cleveland looking entirely overmatched by the defending champion Golden State Warriors through two losses, the attention of most fan bases has shifted to assessing the upcoming crop of rookies led..." June 08

  • Kentucky Basketball Led NCAA in Average Attendance in 2016

    Campus Sports "In recent years, the Kentucky basketball program has been among the most dominant in the NCAA thanks to head coach John Calipari consistently bringing in top recruiting classes. The excitement and buzz surrounding the program has led to an incredible turnout on a game-by-game basis for the..." June 08

  • Kentucky announces addition of Brad Calipari to 2016-17 team

    The Score "John Calipari has added many star recruits during his tenure at Kentucky, but none hit closer to home than his latest addition. Eric Lindsey reported on the Wildcats' website Monday that the team has added Brad Calipari, son of head coach John, to the 2016-17 roster. The younger Calipari..." June 07

  • Calipari: Briscoe an example of NBA's new draft process working

    247 Sports "Isaiah Briscoe didn’t win over NBA personnel with his basketball ability, at least not yet. But the Kentucky guard was certainly the No. 1 pick when it came to conquering the interview process. "Every team that interviewed him said his interviews were the best of anybody," Kentucky coach John..." June 04

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • SEC coaches propose moving conference's men's basketball title game to Saturday

    ESPN "While Kentucky coach John Calipari's idea to move the SEC tournament to November gained headlines, a movement by the league's coaches to move the championship game to Saturday has traction, sources told ESPN. The coaches discussed moving the SEC title game from Sunday to Saturday at the..." June 02

  • Marcus Stroman to transfer from South Carolina

    The State "South Carolina’s roster isn’t done changing. Rising junior point guard Marcus Stroman will not return to the Gamecocks, a USC spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. Program great Carey Rich first reported the news. Stroman was one of five players indefinitely suspended for a conduct issue before..." June 01

  • Report: Marcus Lee visiting Washington after not committing to Cal

    The Score "After failing to commit to California, as he reportedly planned to do Tuesday, former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee is visiting Washington, sources told Evan Daniels of Scout. Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and six rebounds per game last season, will be forced to sit out next season " June 01

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31

  • Former 5-star recruit Malik Newman will transfer from Mississippi St.

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Malik Newman pulled out of consideration for the NBA Draft last week, but the former five-star recruit won't be returning to Mississippi State. Newman has asked for his release from the school and plans to transfer, CBS Sports first reported Monday. Newman's father, Horatio Webster, told The..." May 30