Arizona St. Rumors & News

  • Arizona State G Murray to transfer "Arizona State guard Chance Murray is transferring out of the program for his junior season. Murray is the third player to ask for his scholarship release since the arrival of new coach Bobby Hurley on April 9, joining sophomore center Connor MacDougall and senior forward Sai Tummala. "After..." May 03

  • Shannon Evans commits to Arizona State basketball

    Arizona Republic "Former Buffalo guard Shannon Evans will follow his college head coach to Arizona State. Evans, who was visiting new ASU coach Bobby Hurley on campus this weekend, will join the Sun Devils. Hurley was hired April 9 to be the next Sun Devils head coach after spending two seasons with the same..." April 27

  • Gilbert Christian hoops star Mitch Lightfoot reopens his recruiting, says ASU coming in

    Arizona Republic "Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-9 junior forward who helped Gilbert Christian capture the Division II boys basketball state championship last season, says he has reopened his recruiting. Last year, Lightfoot committed to New Mexico. "I want to see what is out there," he said. "I was 16 and..." April 19

  • Arizona State hires former Duke player, Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Arizona State, a source told on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Multiple sources told on Wednesday that Hurley had emerged as a..." April 09

  • Former Duke star Bobby Hurley emerges as candidate at ASU "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as a serious candidate at Arizona State, multiple sources told on Wednesday. Two sources referred to Hurley as the "frontrunner" for the job. One suggested a deal might already be in place. Sources told that..." April 08

  • Report: Jeff Capel removes self from consideration for Arizona State job

    Arizona Sports "Virtually from the moment Arizona State decided to part with Herb Sendek as their head basketball coach, Jeff Capel's name came up as a likely replacement. Well, that is not going to happen. Capel, currently an assistant coach at Duke, has head coaching experience at Oklahoma as well as VCU." April 07

  • Arizona's Sean Miller to critics: 'Go cheer for ASU!'

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Wildcats saw their season come to an end in the Elite Eight against Wisconsin for the second consecutive year. But head coach Sean Miller won't stand for people calling his season a failure. During the postgame press conference on Saturday, Miller said that he was proud of what his..." March 31

  • Report: Arizona State offers Jeff Capel head coaching job "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports Arizona State is seeking to replace Herb Sendek, who was fired on Tuesday after nine seasons with the program. Sendek had a 159-137 in his tenure with the Sun Devils, but failed to get..." March 25

  • ASU fires basketball coach Herb Sendek

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State on Tuesday changed the direction of its men's basketball program, firing coach Herb Sendek after nine seasons with the Sun Devils. Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson informed Sendek of his decision during a morning meeting with the coach. The Sun Devils just returned from..." March 24

  • Jeff Capel can be Arizona State's next head coach, if he wants "The Arizona State job is "Jeff Capel's, if he wants it," a source connected to the Arizona State program told on Tuesday afternoon. Arizona State fired Herb Sendek earlier Tuesday. School officials have already indirectly reached-out to Capel, a source told" March 24

  • Arizona State Retired James Harden’s No. 13 Jersey, Honored Him With Ceremony

    College Spun "Arizona State’s men’s basketball program honored The Beard tonight. The Sun Devils paid tribute to former star guard James Harden at halftime of their contest against UCLA Wednesday evening. Harden, now an NBA MVP candidate for the Houston Rockets, led ASU from 2007-09. He played for the Sun..." February 19

  • Arizona State loses freshman point guard for the season "The Arizona State men's basketball program is undergoing a rough year. The Sun Devils, who won 21 games last season and reached the 2014 NCAA Tournament, are 10-10 in 2014-15 and stand at 2-5 in the Pac 12. And now they'll be without a fledgling player, freshman point guard Kodi Justice. The..." January 27

  • 2016 4-star forward Lucas Siewert commits to ASU basketball

    Arizona Republic "Lucas Siewert, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound stretch forward from Los Angeles Cathedral High, committed to Arizona State on Sunday, giving the Sun Devils a second-four star prospect in their 2016 class. Recruiting-service Rivals ranks Siewert as the nation's No. 100 2016 prospect. Siewert also has..." January 26

  • Lindsey Drew commits to the Sun Devils

    House of Sparky "Herb Sendek brought in his third recruit of his 2015 class in the form of three-star point guard Lindsey Drew. The Los Angeles Times first reported the news a few days ago. Drew ranks as a three star recruit according to Rivals and Scout, but a two-star recruit according to ESPN. He stands..." December 30

  • Arizona State's Shaquielle McKissic has gone from conviction to redemption

    Fox Sports "The desert sun is streaming through the window. It illuminates the big smile of the broad-shouldered 24-year-old whose path here – from the floor of a jail cell, to the back seat of a Cadillac Catera that was his home for a month to the gleaming facility of a Pac-12 basketball program where he’ll..." December 16

  • Brendan Bailey commits to Arizona State

    Salt Lake Tribune "American Fork’s hybrid junior forward Brendan Bailey confirmed his commitment to Arizona State to The Salt Lake Tribune late Sunday evening. At 6-foot-7, Bailey has built his reputation as an elite defender with quick lateral instincts and an ability to change shots with his length. According..." December 02

  • Arizona State cuts ties with junior college recruit following arrest

    College Basketball Talk "After a weekend arrest for allegedly stealing a few DVDs from Walmart, Arizona State has cut ties with 2015 recruit and junior college big man Jordan Washington. According to Chris Karpman of, Arizona State will part ways with the 6-foot-8, 280-pound Washington after the Indian..." September 17

  • Arizona State commit arrested for allegedly shoplifting less than $20 in DVDs from Walmart

    College Basketball Talk "Arizona State commit Jordan Washington was arrested and charged with Fifth Degree Theft late this week at a local Walmart, according to The Ottumwa Post. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound big man from Indian Hills Community College was booked at Wapello County Jail for allegedly shoplifting two DVDs from..." September 14

  • Arizona State gives Herb Sendek a contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "After making the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek has been rewarded with a three-year extension, according to Chris Karpman of The new contract for Sendek needs to be approved first by the Arizona Board of Regents, but, if approved, his new contract will..." September 02

  • Top prospect Markus Howard commits to ASU basketball

    Arizona Republic "Gilbert Perry sophomore point guard Markus Howard says he was on his fifth unofficial recruiting visit to Arizona State on Friday. After talking to the coaches for several hours and spending the next few days thinking about it, the All-Arizona basketball player gave his commitment to the Sun..." August 28

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • 4-star 2016 center checking out Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Zach Collins, a 2016 Rivals four-star prospect from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, is checking out Arizona State during an unofficial visit today. Collins, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound center, already has an impressive list of scholarship offers that includes Arizona, New Mexico, UNLV, Wake Forest, Cal,..." June 20

  • Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney to make 'last stop' at Detroit Mercy

    Michigan Live "Brandan Kearney's third stop in his college basketball journey will be his last, he says. And it will be close to home. Kearney, the former Michigan State guard and Detroit native, announced Monday that he will transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy. "Crazy when your last stop is in..." June 03

  • Report: Arizona State transfer Egor Koulechov to transfer to Rice

    College Basketball Talk "Egor Koulechov is headed to Rice, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of Koulechov played 14.0 minutes per game for Arizona State as a freshman last season, averaging 3.7 points. He played major minutes early in the season, but only saw more than eight minutes once after..." April 17

  • Arizona State guard Jahii Carson declares for NBA draft "Arizona State sophomore guard Jahii Carson officially declared his intention to enter this year’s NBA draft on Wednesday. Carson, a two-time All-Pac-12 first team selection, averaged 18.6 points 4.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds this season while leading the Sun Devils to a 21-12 record and their..." April 17

  • Up next for ASU basketball: Major reconstruction

    Fox Sports Arizona "Although the last few weeks left a sour taste, Arizona State had a remarkable season while making the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years. Jordan Bachynski set school and Pac-12 records for blocked shots that may not soon be surpassed. Jahii Carson was the only player in the..." March 26

  • Texas beats Arizona State 87-85 with Ridley's game-winner

    Dallas Morning News "With Texas at this time of year, the ghosts of NCAA Tournament losses are never, ever far away. There are too many recent disappointments, too many early exits to ever feel comfortable. So even when Texas hit its first six shots, or got unexpected offense from its guards or built a 14-point..." March 21

  • Carson leads ASU onto NCAA stage

    Fox Sports Arizona "Former Connecticut ringleader Kemba Walker, who knows a thing or two about long NCAA tournament runs, reached out with a gentle nudge to old friend Jahii Carson on Sunday after Arizona State was named to the NCAA field. "He said, 'On the big stage, big players shine and show up, so what are you..." March 20

  • ASU basketball banks on Jermaine Marshall

    Arizona Republic "At the Marquette practice facility, Jermaine Marshall on Wednesday took a pass near the key and didn't hesitate, launching a 3-pointer that touched nothing but net. His Arizona State teammates rushed over to pat the senior guard on the back. As ASU enters its first NCAA Tournament in five..." March 20

  • Sendek getting blast from past against Barnes, Texas

    Arizona Republic "Having played only four times, Arizona State and Texas don't have much of a basketball history, but that's not the case with their coaches. Twenty five years ago, ASU coach Herb Sendek served on Rick Barnes' staff at Providence, providing a nice story line for today's second-round matchup..." March 20

  • Stanford 79, Arizona St. 58

    ProSportsDaily "Chasson Randle scored 21 points and Dwight Powell added 15 as the Cardinal led wire-to-wire against the Sun Devils in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Josh Huestis added 12 points and seven rebounds for No. 6 seed Stanford (21-11), which shot 54.9 percent and advanced to..." March 14

  • Pac-12 basketball awards: Arizona's Nick Johnson, Sean Miller, ASU's Jordan Bachynski honored

    Arizona Republic "The Pac-12 handed out its annual men’s basketball awards Monday. The winner: defense. Arizona’s Nick Johnson is the Pac-12 Player of the Year. The junior guard is deserving as the top player on the conference’s top team, but his overall worth can’t be measured on just one end. Johnson averages..." March 11

  • Oregon St. 78, Arizona St. 76

    ProSportsDaily "Roberto Nelson scored eight of the Beavers' 11 overtime points in his final home game as Oregon State blew a 14-point lead in the second half before outlasting the Sun Devils. Eric Moreland recorded 16 points and a career-high 19 rebounds while freshman Malcolm Duvivier had 13 points for the..." March 09

  • Oregon 85, Arizona St. 78

    ProSportsDaily "Mike Moser scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the host Ducks to their sixth straight win. Jason Calliste scored 16 points and Damyean Dotson added 15 as Oregon (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12) raced out to a 15-0 advantage and never trailed. The Ducks also received 13 points from Joseph Young..." March 05

  • Arizona State’s Jahii Carson To Enter NBA Draft

    Black Sports Online "After a spectacular sophomore campaign, Arizona State guard Jahii Carson is confident he’s ready for the next level. is reporting that the All Pac-12 guard will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Herb Sendek confirmed the announcement. " March 04

  • Arizona St. 78, California 60

    ProSportsDaily "Jermaine Marshall scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Sun Devils drew clear in the second half against the visiting Golden Bears. Jonathan Gilling matched a season high with 15 points and Shaquielle McKissic had 10 for Arizona State (21-8, 10-6 Pac-12), which closed out its home..." March 02

  • Arizona St. 76, Stanford 64

    ProSportsDaily "Jahii Carson scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half while going 7-for-7 from the field after the break and the host Sun Devils had little trouble with the Cardinal. Jermaine Marshall recorded 16 points as Arizona State (20-8, 9-6 Pac-12) moved into a four-way tie for third place in the..." February 27

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • Examining ASU basketball's postseason chances and recent issues

    Arizona Republic "Funny how quickly things change. Last week at this time, Arizona State inched closer to its first AP Top 25 ranking in five years. Today, the Sun Devils are coming off a miserable 0-2 road trip, one that sucked all the momentum from the Valentine’s Day win over Arizona. Sunday’s 86-63 loss at Utah..." February 25

  • Utah 86, Arizona St. 63

    ProSportsDaily "Delon Wright scored 22 points on 7-of-7 shooting and the host Utes built a 27-point first-half lead while routing the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 contest. Jordan Loveridge added 18 points, Renan Lenz scored 14 on 6-of-7 shooting and Princeton Onwas had 12 as Utah (18-9, 7-8) improved to 17-2 at..." February 24

  • 'J-amigos' carry the load for Arizona State

    Fox Sports Arizona "Someone suggested Arizona State's big three needed a nickname. After first demurring, Jahii Carson tried one on for size. "The J-amigos?" he suggested. For a working title, it fits just fine. Carson, Jordan Bachynski and Jermaine Marshall have led the Sun Devils within a standard..." February 19

  • Wildcats, McConnell trying to avoid another court-storming moment

    Arizona Daily Star "Facing two more potential court-stormings if they don’t win this weekend, the Arizona Wildcats have decided enough is enough. Already having giddy opposing fans rush the court even before time ran out during two losses earlier this month, Arizona is now planning to ask the Pac-12 to consider a..." February 19

  • Pac-12 Player of the Week: Jermaine Marshall

    Seattle Times "For the second straight week, an Arizona State player received the Pac-12 Player of the Week award. Senior guard Jermaine Marshall picked up the honor on Monday after senior center Jordan Bachynski won last week. Marshall matched his career high of 29 points, going 11-of-23 from the field..." February 18

  • ASU pulls off 'huge' double-overtime upset of No. 2 Arizona

    Fox Sports Arizona "It was the best home victory in Arizona State history in terms of the opponent's ranking, and it was certainly one of the most celebrated. The floor was covered in maroon and gold afterward. And the implications of ASU's 69-66 double-overtime triumph over No. 2 Arizona at Wells Fargo Arena on..." February 15

  • ASU senior Jordan Bachynski now holds the Pac-12 career record for blocks with 288

    Fox Sports Arizona "Even in a defensive system that occasionally held him hostage on the perimeter, Arizona State freshman center Jordan Bachynski made four athletic blocked shots in a four-minute span in a loss to Arizona in January 2011. It turned out to be a small taste of a much larger dessert, although..." February 14

  • Jordan Bachynski, ASU men's basketball team much better than year ago

    Arizona Republic "A year ago Sunday, the Arizona State men’s basketball team was in a near identical situation to the one it was in Saturday: an 18-5 record (vs. 18-6 this season) with eight games to play and an important home game staring it in the face. ASU dropped that game to Stanford by three and it was the..." February 11

  • ASU's Jordan Bachynski named Pac-12 basketball Player of the Week

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State senior center Jordan Bachynski was named the Pac-12 men’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday. The senior from Calgary, Canada, averaged 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks in two home victories for the Sun Devils. For the week, he shot 15 of 20 (.750) from the field,..." February 11

  • Seven Pac-12 teams projected in NCAA tourney

    Seattle Times "No. 2 Arizona is the only Pac-12 team in the top 25 rankings, however the bracket gurus project 7-6 teams from the conference will participate in the NCAA tournament. Jerry Palm at projects seven Pac-12 teams in the tourney. Here’s list list including seeds and region in..." February 11

  • Pac-12 Player of the Week: Jordan Bachynski

    Seattle Times "Arizona State senior center Jordan Bachynski received the Pac-12 Player of the Week award on Monday. The native of Calgary, Canada averaged 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks in two home victories for the Sun Devils, which improved to 18-6 and 7-4 Pac-12. ASU is tied with Colorado for..." February 11

  • Former Beavers commit Jahii Carson leads Sun Devils to overtime win

    Oregonian "Two things the Oregon State men's basketball program wanted badly were within arm's length on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena -- one-time OSU commitment Jahii Carson and a road win over a team in the RPI top-50. Unfortunately for the Beavers, the former helped make sure they wouldn't have either...." February 07

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