• The 50 Best Players in College Basketball For 2016-2017

    The Big Lead "Every summer we make a list of the 50 best players in college basketball for the upcoming season. Here’s the list from 2011-2012, and from 2012-2013, and from 2013-2014 and from 2014-2015 and from 2015-2016. The criteria: 1/3 their NBA prospects, 1/3 their individual talent, 1/3 how vital they are..." July 27

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

  • Former Southern Miss forward Jonathan Mills shot and killed in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune "A former North Lawndale College Prep basketball standout was shot and killed Monday afternoon, not far from where he played and helped his team win the Public League title in 2009, according to police and his former coach. Jonathan Mills, 26, suffered several gunshot wounds around 1:30 p.m. in..." July 26

  • 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

  • Former Seton Hall guard gives up pro ball for firefighting career

    The Score "Derrick Gordon had a successful college basketball career throughout his time at Western Kentucky, UMass, and Seton Hall, but has opted against a professional career overseas to become a firefighter. The 6-foot-3 guard, who averaged 8.0 points for the Pirates in 2015-16, announced on Twitter..." July 24

  • 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

  • Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger died of enlarged heart

    USA Today "The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office says Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart and that the manner of death was natural. Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott provided the information to the Associated Press in an email Friday. It came a few hours after..." July 23