• Payton Pritchard, West Linn 4-star PG, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "West Linn senior point guard Payton Pritchard has already built a lasting legacy in the state of Oregon in his first three high school seasons. The Lions have won three consecutive 6A state championships and the 6-foot-2, 175-pound floor general has won back-to-back 6A state player of the year..." August 29

  • Former Missouri men’s basketball player Montaque Gill-Caesar to transfer to San Diego State

    Columbia Missourian "For the second time this week, a former Missouri basketball player is reportedly headed to a new program. Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar tweeted Thursday he will transfer to San Diego State University. Gill-Caesar is the third Tiger to transfer this summer. Jon Rothstein of CBS..." August 28

  • Tom Crean on IU's leadership: 'It's got to get better'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "In his first public comments since Indiana big men Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal alcohol possession, head coach Tom Crean addressed the lack of leadership plaguing the Hoosiers in the past two seasons. Since February 2014, Indiana basketball players have been involved in..." August 28

  • Jordan Bohannon picks Iowa

    The Gazette "The Bohannon legacy has come full circle. A decade after his oldest brother spurned Iowa for border rival Wisconsin, Jordan Bohannon chose the Hawkeyes’ basketball program on Friday morning. Bohannon, a 6-foot-1 senior at Linn-Mar High School, became head coach Fran McCaffery’s third commit..." August 28

  • Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

    College Basketball Talk "Just over a month ago forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Arkansas players (Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas being the others) arrested on charges of first degree suspicion of forgery in relation to their alleged use of counterfeit money. That case was Williams’ latest misstep away from the..." August 28

  • Akron coach Keith Dambrot to chair rules committee for next two years

    CBS Sports "The man who coached LeBron James in high school will now lead the committee that decides the way college basketball is played and officiated. Keith Dambrot is entering his 12th season at Akron , and on Thursday the school announced he has been tabbed as Rick Byrd's replacement for the NCAA..." August 27

  • U-M's Walton eager to show what last year could have been

    Detroit Free Press "These days, Derrick Walton Jr. walks with a bounce. He moves confidently and with a purpose. It's a far cry from last winter, when the junior point guard limped for months, staggering, adjusting, never feeling just right. Eventually, that painful stride needed a boot, then crutches, a..." August 27

  • Cody Zeller to IU players: 'Hold yourself to a higher standard'

    Indianapolis Star "A bit of irony in the Indiana University basketball player misbehavior saga: Cody Zeller will be at the university this weekend signing and promoting his parents' book on how to raise good boys. Called "Raising Boys the Zeller Way," the book tells the story of how Zeller and his two older..." August 27

  • Seton Hall to give scholarship basketball players $2,600 towards cost of attendance

    College Basketball Talk "Back in late May following the conference’s annual meetings, it had been reported that the Big East would require its programs to give cost of attendance stipends to its men’s and women’s basketball scholarship athletes. Of course with tuition and fees for each school being different, it remained..." August 26

  • Minnesota, coach Richard Pitino agree to extension through 2021

    SI "The University of Minnesota announced a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Richard Pitino. Minnesota released the details of the extension that runs through the 2020-21 season to SI.com via email Tuesday. Pitino will now receive $1.6 million annually with an increase in..." August 26

  • Kansas State's D.J. Johnson cleared for basketball activities

    The Score "Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson has been cleared to resume on-court activities, head coach Bruce Weber said. After appearing in every game as a sophomore in 2013-14 en route to making the NCAA all-tournament team." August 26

  • Kansas' top recruit Cheick Diallo might wait another month for eligibility ruling

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas coach Bill Self indicated it might be a while before forward Cheick Diallo's eligibility status with the Jayhawks is known. “We’re hopeful sooner rather than later,” Self said, via The Topeka Capital-Journal. “But it wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t know anything for at least another..." August 25

  • Indiana’s Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt cited for illegal possession of alcohol

    College Basketball Talk "In 2014, Indiana’s offseason was plagued by off the court issues. On Monday, the first day of classes at IU, another incident reportedly occurred. Freshman center Thomas Bryant and sophomore forward Emmitt Holt were cited for illegal possession of alcohol in the early hours of Friday morning...." August 25

  • Former Missouri men's basketball player Deuce Bello to transfer to East Tennessee State

    Columbia Missourian "After playing just one season for the Missouri men’s basketball team, former guard Deuce Bello will reportedly play his final season of collegiate basketball at East Tennessee State University, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Missouri announced Bello’s departure from the program on..." August 25

  • Charges against CSU basketball player Gian Clavell dropped

    Coloradoan "Criminal charges against CSU men’s basketball player Gian Clavell stemming from a July arrest have been dropped. Clavell was arrested by Colorado State University campus police July 16 and charged with false imprisonment, a domestic violence enhancement and harassment after an argument with his..." August 25

  • Lakeside junior Daejon Davis verbally commits to Huskies

    Seattle Times "After securing a verbal commitment last week from one of the nation’s top 2016 prospects, the Huskies received more good news when Lakeside junior Daejon Davis said he plans to play basketball at Washington. “I am excited and blessed to announce I will be attending the University of Washington,..." August 25

  • Wake Forest dismisses senior Madison Jones

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest has dismissed senior guard Madison Jones from the basketball team for a "violation of athletic department policy," the school announced Tuesday. A strong defender, Jones made six starts in 32 appearances as a junior, averaging 4.7 points and 3.0 assists in 21.0 minutes per..." August 25

  • Nevada lands a former Oregon State commit for this season

    College Basketball Talk "On Monday, Nevada announced the signing of former Oregon State signee Chris Oliver, a 6-foot-8 power forward that was originally a member of the Class of 2014. “Our coaching staff is very excited to announce the addition of Cameron Oliver,” head coach Eric Musselman said. “Cameron has superior..." August 25

  • Justin Moss, the reigning MAC POY, dismissed from Buffalo hoops team

    CBS Sports "Buffalo senior Justin Moss, the reigning MAC Player of the Year, has been dismissed from the Bulls basketball program, the school acknowledged Monday afternoon. Moss is also not enrolled in classes this semester. The dismissal stems from an incident in June -- when Moss and fellow players..." August 25

  • Dunking sensation Kwe Parker commits to Rutgers hoops

    Asbury Park Press "Eddie Jordan’s 2016 recruiting class just opened with a bang. Make that a kaboom. Kwe Parker, an explosive guard who is widely regarded as one of the top pure athletes in all of high school basketball, tweeted his verbal commitment to Rutgers Sunday. The North Carolina native, who was..." August 24

  • Coveted basketball recruit Kassoum Yakwe commits to St. John's

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's received a commitmet Sunday from four-star forward Kassoum Yakwe, per reports from 247Sports. The 6-foot-8 Yakwe, who hails from Bamako, Mali, was the leading shot-blocker in Nike's EYBL circuit this year. Yakwe also fielded interest from Indiana and Maryland, but had narrowed his..." August 24

  • Illinois Basketball dismisses Darius Paul following latest arrest

    The Champaign Room "Darius Paul has squandered his second chance with Illinois basketball. Following his latest arrest in France during the program's overseas exhibition trip, the junior forward was officially dismissed from the team on Friday night. John Groce issued the following statement: "After further..." August 24

  • Indiana gets a transfer from Pitt guard Josh Newkirk

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's 13th scholarship, left open all summer, will be used to alleviate long-term depth concerns at guard. Josh Newkirk, a 6-1 guard from Pitt, will transfer to Indiana and complete the Hoosiers' complement of scholarship players. Reggie Newkirk, the player's father, confirmed the move to..." August 24

  • Georgia Tech pick up Commit No. 1 Christian Matthews

    From the Rumble Seat "Georgia Tech picked up their first basketball commitment for the 2016 cycle in the form of 6-foot-6 small forward Christian Matthews, according to Dan McDonald of Rivals. He is not currently rated by Rivals or 247Sports, but does have offers from Virginia Commonwealth and NC State, while also..." August 24

  • Forward Omar Sherman transfers out of UM hoops program

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Omar Sherman has opted to transfer out of the Hurricanes basketball program, Miami announced late Sunday night, just hours before a new semester was set to begin on campus. Sherman, a sophomore forward, arrived at Miami as a four-star prospect out of Duncanville (TX) High and made an impact as..." August 24

  • Nick Noskowiak leaving Iowa State men's team

    Des Moines Register "Everyone close to the Iowa State men’s basketball program figured there was a strong likelihood the career of heralded recruit Nick Noskowiak would be over before the fall semester even starts on Monday. They were right. Sometime after Friday afternoon’s men’s basketball press conference in..." August 24

  • Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. verbally committed Saturday to the University of Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 native of Dallas, appeared in 28 games for the Shockers as a freshman last season and averaged 6.8 minutes and 1.9 points. He transferred..." August 24

  • Lyle eager to begin Division I college basketball career

    Evansville Courier & Press "As the Black Eyed Peas song says, “Let’s Get It Started,” and JaQuan Lyle couldn’t agree more. Early last week, Lyle was seen running up and down the steps at Enlow Field, getting in shape before rejoining Ohio State University’s men’s basketball team. He will leave for Columbus about 20 pounds..." August 24

  • 5-star recruit Markelle Fultz picks Washington over Kentucky, others

    SB Nation "Markelle Fultz is headed to Washington. The five-star guard from Maryland announced his decision at the Under Armour Elite 24 camp on Friday night, picking the Huskies over Kentucky, Arizona, Maryland and Louisville. The announcement caps a wild ride to stardom for Fultz. Just two years ago, he..." August 23

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    BREAKING: Moustapha Diagne will not attend Syracuse University this fall, instead enrolling in a 2-year school. #OrangeNation

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    B.J. Rains @BJRains

    Dezmyn Trent has been dismissed from the Boise State men’s basketball team, due to an incident in his hometown of Tacoma, Wash.

  • 4-star guard Kobie Eubanks not cleared by NCAA, not enrolling at Alabama

    Alabama "The top-rated player in Alabama's most recent recruiting class will not play for the Tide. Four-star guard/wing player Kobie Eubanks was not cleared by the NCAA and will not enroll at Alabama. "We are disappointed for Kobie and his family," Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement...." August 20

  • Australian star Isaac Humphries signs with Kentucky Wildcats

    CBS Sports "Isaac Humphries has -- as CBS Sports reported he would eventually do three weeks ago -- reclassified to the Class of 2015 and signed with John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats. "For what Kentucky is right now and what Isaac needs -- this is a no-brainer," Humphries' high school coach, Brad Johnson,..." August 20

  • Eron Harris won't play on Michigan State trip to Italy

    Indianapolis Star "The real "wow" statement from coach Tom Izzo's meeting with reporters Wednesday at the Breslin Center had to be this: "We have worked on ... five of the 10 (practices) we've played a little zone. (And) we did work on a little bit of a 2-2-1 press. Hey, I'm getting older, I'm getting..." August 20

  • Bradley's leading scorer Warren Jones dismissed from team

    Journal Star "The youthful Bradley men’s basketball team just got younger. Senior guard Warren Jones – one of just three eligible upperclassmen on the roster and Bradley’s leading scorer last year at 11.9 points per game – has been dismissed from the squad, BU coach Brian Wardle confirmed in a statement..." August 19

  • Haanif Cheatham Cleared To Play By The NCAA

    Anonymous Eagle "On Wednesday, Marquette completed their European trip with a 132-75 win over Sam Basket Massagno. 27 minutes after the game ended, the official Twitter account for men's basketball posted this video. You have got to be kidding me. Yes, that's right, literally as Marquette's European trip..." August 19

  • Jamal Murray NOT expected to play for Team Canada

    Kentucky Sports "Ready for a Jamal Murray update? Because I’ve got one. According to Toronto Raptors’ beat writer Josh Lewenberg, Murray is NOT expected to play for Canada in the FIBA Americas tournament and will have to report to UK by the university’s “drop-dead date” in order to retain his..." August 19

  • 4-star big man Sacha Killeya-Jones picks Kentucky after decommitting from Virginia

    SB Nation "Kentucky has landed its second player in the class of 2016. Sacha Killeya-Jones, a 6'10 big man from Virginia, gave a verbal commitment to John Calipari and the Wildcats on Wednesday morning, according to Evan Daniels of Scout. Killeya-Jones was originally a Virginia commit, but reopened his..." August 19

  • Arkansas dismisses one of three players accused of forgery

    College Basketball Talk "Arkansas announced on Wednesday that Jacorey Williams has been dismissed from the program stemming from a series of incidents this offseason. Williams was one of three players that was arrested and charged with forgery stemming from a series of incidents where the players were alleged to have..." August 19

  • Report: Canada Basketball, Kentucky in contact over potential Jamal Murray eligibility situation

    College Basketball Talk "The upcoming FIBA Americas Championship, held in Mexico City from Aug. 31-Sept. 12, could result in Canada clinching a berth in the 2016 Olympic Games. Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray is currently in camp with the team trying out and it’s looking like he could make the team as the backup point..." August 18

  • Illinois State's Deontae Hawkins suspended indefinitely for violating team rules

    The Score "Illinois State forward Deontae Hawkins has been suspended indefinitely after he was sent home by the team during a recent 10-day trip to Spain, College Basketball Talk's Scott Phillips reports. The Redbirds played four exhibition games on the trip and there is no word what Hawkins did to..." August 18

  • Chris Webber - NCAA's Gotta Change ... It's Slavery Now

    TMZ "Chris Webber believes the feds got it wrong when they shot down an attempt by NCAA players to unionize because he says the organization's currently being run like a slavery-era plantation. We asked Chris about the National Labor Relations Board rejecting the union bid from Northwestern football..." August 18

  • Mississippi State Lands Commitment From 4-Star Guard Eli Wright

    College Spun "Alabama and Auburn basketball landed big-time recruits over the past two days, and it was Mississippi State’s turn moments ago. The Bulldogs have secured a commitment from four-star shooting guard Eli Wright, according to multiple reports. " August 18

  • 5-star guard Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

    SB Nation "Avery Johnson has reeled in a huge recruit in his first offsesaon as head coach at Alabama. Terrance Ferguson, a five-star shooting guard out of Dallas, committed to Johnson and the Crimson Tide on Monday, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. Ferguson was one of four high school players to make..." August 17

  • Reports: D.J. Newbill Arrested in Germany, Allegedly Victim of Racial Profiling

    Black Shoe Diaries "A report from Delgreco Wilson on his blog The Black Cager states that D.J. Newbill, who recently signed a contract to play professionally with ASVEL Basket in France, was arrested on Sunday by German immigration officials due to an issue with his work visa. In the report, Wilson, whose website..." August 17

  • Iowa State center to turn pro, forgo remaining eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm announced on Monday that sophomore Georgis Tsalmpouris will be forgoing his final three seasons of eligibility and turning pro. “We are happy for Georgios and his family that he’ll have the opportunity to realize his dream of playing professionally,” Prohm..." August 17

  • Five-star forward Mustapha Heron commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Five-star forward Mustapha Heron has committed to Auburn. Heron committed to the Tigers while visiting the school this weekend, a source confirmed to AL.com. Stacey Davis of NYCHoops.net was the first to report Heron, who's attending Sacred Heart (Waterbury, Connecticut), chose Auburn over..." August 16

  • Georgia basketball's J.J. Frazier arrested on driving-related charges

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia junior shooting guard J.J. Frazier was arrested early Sunday morning for two traffic charges, according to Athens-Clarke County jail records. Frazier was booked Sunday at 3:03 a.m. for improper driving and driving with a suspended license, both of which are misdemeanors. Frazier posted..." August 16

  • Florida State is proving it can recruit 5-star talents in basketball, too

    SB Nation "Leonard Hamilton knows Florida State will never be a basketball school. While the Seminoles have failed to reach the NCAA Tournament on the hardwood each of the last three seasons, Jimbo Fisher has returned the football program to one of the nation's best over the same time frame. In the last two..." August 16

  • Fifth-Year Forward Transferring from Notre Dame To North Texas

    Mean Green Sports "North Texas men's basketball head coach Tony Benford has announced the signing of fifth-year former Notre Dame forward Eric Katenda. Katenda will be eligible right away after graduating from Notre Dame in the spring and has one-year eligibility remaining. "We feel fortunate to have Eric..." August 15