Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Five-star recruit D.J. Steward commits to join Duke men's basketball's Class of 2020

    The Chronicle "The talent for Duke keeps on coming. Five-star guard D.J. Steward announced his commitment in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon to join the Blue Devil 2020 recruiting class. The Whitney Young High School product is the third five-star recruit in the Class of..." September 19

  • Cassius Stanley breaks Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s Duke record for vertical leap

    USA Today "Duke men’s basketball somehow seems to consistently find a way to one-up its own freshmen stars season after season. Zion Williamson, though, seemed like he would be a bit different — in being the first overall selection of the 2019 NBA Draft and rewriting the record..." September 19

  • Rick Pitino reaches settlement with University of Louisville Athletic Association

    USA Today "The legal saga between Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Athletic Association is finally over. Nearly two years after Pitino filed a breach of contract lawsuit seeking close to $40 million, the athletic association announced Wednesday it has reached a settlement..." September 18

  • Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

    The Score "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it..." September 14

  • Gilbert Arenas: Duke has paid players $200,000 to play for them

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has accused Duke of paying players major money to come play for their basketball program. Stephen A. Smith posted a video on Instagram talking about a new California bill that would allow college athletes to get paid through endorsements. Arenas, who played 11..." September 13

  • NC State gives HC Kevin Keatts 2-year extension

    News & Observer "N.C. State and basketball coach Kevin Keatts have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal, which will have the same financial terms as the contract reworked in 2018, was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Friday and it extends Keatts’ contract..." September 13

  • Boston College guard Wynston Tabbs to miss 2019-20 season

    Boston Herald "If Boston College is going to make a leap forward this season, the Eagles will now have to do it without arguably its best player. The school confirmed on Wednesday that sophomore guard Wynston Tabbs, who shined last year as a freshman, will miss the entire 2019-20 season as he..." September 04

  • Virginia Tech lands 4-star recruit Darius Maddox

    Zagsblog "Darius Maddox, the 6-foot-4 guard from Oak Hill Academy (VA) and Team Durant AAU, announced his commitment to Virginia Tech on Friday. He picked the Hokies over Kansas State and Seton Hall. This year on the Nike EYBL Circuit, Maddox averaged 16.2 points and 3.1 rebounds..." August 17

  • No. 2 Recruit in 2020 Class Cade Cunningham Reveals Final Five Schools

    SI "Five-star combo guard Cade Cunningham has narrowed his list of schools down to five on Thursday, announcing Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington as his final contenders. Cunningham is the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. The 6'6",..." August 02

  • DePaul and Illinois are in the mix to land Young’s DJ Steward

    Chicago Sun-Times "Young’s DJ Steward, the state’s top-ranked player in the Class of 2020, cut his list to eight in a video released on Twitter on Thursday. Steward, a senior guard, is down to DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina and Texas. Kentucky and..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Duke Commits Are Trying To Recruit 4-Star D.J. Steward

    247 Sports "Five-Star 2020 Shooting Guard DJ Steward picked up a scholarship offer from Duke on July 12th, with the sharpshooter impressing the Blue Devils' coaching staff enough during the Nike EYBL Peach Jam. "Jalen Johnson and Jeremy Roach have been in my ear..." July 26

  • Can the Tar Heels best Duke in a battle for Ziaire Williams?

    Tar Heel Blog "Wednesday night, five-star UNC target Ziaire Williams announced that he received a scholarship offer from Duke University The scholarship offer from Coach K and his staff make things really interesting for Roy Williams and his staff, as it creates yet another recruiting battle between..." July 26

  • Basketball star Joe Bamisile flips from Northwestern to Virginia Tech

    The Roanoke Times "Virginia Tech's new men's basketball staff pulled off a major recruiting coup Thursday. Joe Bamisile, who is rated the No. 63 rising high school senior in the nation by ESPN, has flipped from Northwestern to the Hokies. Bamisile, a prolific guard for Monacan High..." July 25

  • Louisville 4-Star Freshman David Johnson Suffers Major Injury

    The Spun "Louisville should enter next college basketball season as contenders. Unfortunately, the program suffered a major hit this week during practice. The Cardinals showed a bunch of promise under Chris Mack, but they started to run out of gas toward the end of the season. While..." July 25