Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • North Carolina guard commits to Virginia basketball team

    Daily Progress "Virginia landed its first commitment in the Class of 2021 on Friday when Carson McCorkle announced his decision to play for the Cavaliers via Twitter. “I am very excited to announce my commitment to play my college career for Coach Tony Bennett and The University of..." September 24

  • Kentucky’s top-ranked basketball recruit commits to play for Louisville

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Louisville Trinity guard David Johnson has committed to play college basketball for the hometown Cardinals. Johnson — a 6-foot-5 combo guard in the class of 2019 — announced the decision Saturday, one week after his official visit to Georgia, the other finalist..." September 24

  • Louisville basketball lands 2019 commitment in Samuell Williamson

    Courier-Post "Louisville basketball's recruiting momentum continued on Monday with a pledge from Class of 2019 wing Samuell Williamson, a smooth scorer from Texas. Williamson, a 6-foot-7 four-star prospect, committed to play for Chris Mack and Louisville after spending the weekend at U of..." September 18

  • Stephon Marbury says Duke freshman Zion Williamson is 'way better than' LeBron James and 'it's not even close'

    CBS Sports "Stephon Marbury has spent much of the last decade playing professionally overseas in China, but he's never been more out of touch with the NBA world than he was this weekend. The 41-year-old two-time NBA All-Star boldly proclaimed on Instagram Live that Duke's Zion Williamson,..." September 17

  • Rick Pitino returns to Louisville seeking 'closure' after bitter exit from school

    USA Today "As with many other recent moments in his career, Rick Pitino's return to Louisville was marked by conflict.  The former University of Louisville basketball coach was torn between what he said was his desire for "closure" and the lingering bitterness from being..." September 15

  • Evaluating Mike Krzyzewski's future at Duke and the top 5 candidates to one day replace Coach K

    CBS Sports "For years now -- check that, decades -- the essence of Duke basketball and the existence of Mike Krzyzewski have been soldered. Singular. The two are one: more philosophical matrimony than employer-employee partnership.  You think Duke, you think K; you think K, you..." September 13

  • Former NBA, Tar Heel player P.J. Hairston facing assault on a female charge in Guilford County

    Greensboro "P.J. Hairston is facing criminal charges again. Arrest warrants have been issued in Guilford County against the former North Carolina Tar Heel basketball player, whose legal name is Samuel Peterson Hairston Jr. Guilford County Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann..." September 10

  • Louisville basketball lands commitment from forward Jaelyn Withers

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville basketball landed its second verbal commitment in the 2019 class on Sunday, giving Chris Mack and his staff a momentum boost at the start of a critical recruiting month for the Cards. Four-star forward Jaelyn Withers confirmed his pledge to the Cards after spending the..." September 10

  • Jim Boeheim says ex-Syracuse recruit Darius Bazely 'made a mistake' in going to G League

    CBS Sports "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim figures to have a quality team for the 2018-19 season. The Orange are ranked 22nd in our preseason Top 25 (and one). They're coming off a surprise Sweet 16 run and return Tyus Battle, a high-volume offensive player who balked on going to..." September 06

  • Rick Pitino says he ‘couldn’t even get an interview’ from NBA teams

    Clutch Points "Basketball coach Rick Pitino, who is considered one of the best coaches in the college ranks, revealed that he couldn’t get an interview from NBA teams. Pitino just released a book entitled, “Pitino: My Story,” where he detailed things about his life, including..." September 05

  • Rick Pitino recounts learning about Louisville's 'disturbing' escort scandal in new book

    USA Today "Rick Pitino said the phone call informing him of Louisville's escort scandal involving former staff member Andre McGee was among the most "disturbing" of his life.  Pitino wrote in his memoir, "PItino: My Story," that he was in Mexico City coaching the..." September 04

  • Two ex-Louisville coaches may have hidden agent's visit with former five-star recruit Brian Bowen

    USA Today "A pair of former Louisville basketball coaches may have tried to conceal an on-campus visit by the sports agent tied to the alleged bribery scheme involving former five-star recruit Brian Bowen, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Former assistant coach Kenny Johnson..." August 30

  • Rick Pitino defends himself — and claims firing ruined players’ careers

    New York Post "  In 2017, the University of Louisville basketball program was implicated — along with five other programs — in a federal investigation of college basketball that exposed bribery and corruption. Rick Pitino, who had coached the team for 16 years, was identified by the..." August 30

  • Return of forward David Skara another boost for Clemson basketball in 2018-19

    Greenville Online "Clemson men’s basketball Coach Brad Brownell confirmed Wednesday that David Skara is a Tiger once more. Skara, who announced in April that he would forgo his final season of eligibility to pursue a professional career in basketball, will return to school for his senior season,..." August 23

  • Clemson basketball, Brad Brownell snag Georgia legacy from the Peach State

    The State "Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell on Wednesday scored a major recruiting victory across the border in Georgia by landing a public commitment from 6-foot-3 Atlanta guard Chase Hunter. Brownell had to beat out new Georgia coach Tom Crean for Hunter who has..." August 23

  • UM's Anthony Mack eligible to play this season after receiving NCAA hardship waiver

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After losing two of their top players to the NBA draft, the Hurricanes men’s basketball team knew it would face challenges trying to rebuild its roster and stay competitive in the ACC. They got some help on that front Tuesday. Transfer guard..." August 22

  • Cavs land big July riser Shedrick

    247 Sports "It didn't take long for four-star prospect Kadin Shedrick to make his decision. After a pair of unofficial visits and one official visit, Shedrick decided that Virginia was the right place for him. Shedrick visited Virginia unofficially on Sunday, and after talking things over..." August 21

  • R.J. Barrett not concerning himself with NBA Draft decision until after freshman season at Duke

    Clutch Points "The Duke Blue Devils are going to be appointment viewing this upcoming season because of the incredible amount of talent on the roster. College basketball better be ready for Cam Reddish, Zion Williamson, and R.J. Barrett at the same time. Barrett is currently the top..." August 17

  • Duke's O'Connell out with broken facial bone

    CBS Sports "Duke sophomore guard Alex O'Connell was hospitalized on Wednesday night after suffering an eye injury three minutes into Duke's first of three preseason exhibition games in Canada. O'Connell was one of five starters that helped Duke build an early lead against Ryerson, but..." August 16

  • Five-star 2019 forward Armando Bacot verbally commits to North Carolina

    Bleacher Report "North Carolina's future got a little brighter Thursday when highly touted class of 2019 recruit Armando Bacot committed to play college basketball in Chapel Hill.  Bacot announced his decision via a unique video on Twitter. The center is considered a..." August 16

  • Judge dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A federal judge dismissed Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, siding with the apparel company's claim that arbitration is required out of court.  Pitino, the former University of Louisville men's basketball coach, filed a federal lawsuit in October..." August 15

  • Coach K full of praise for Canada’s R.J. Barrett

    Sportsnet "Mike Krzyzewski has seen it all. He’s coached almost everyone. The U.S. basketball coaching legend’s career spans from Grant Hill to LeBron James. He’s won five NCAA titles, three Olympic gold medals, two world championships and more college games than any coach in..." August 13

  • Autopsy: Death ruled homicide as Wake Forest assistant placed on leave

    College Basketball Talk "The New York Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a tourist caused by a punch from Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones is a homicide. The medical examiner determined that Sandor Szabo, 35, died as the result of a blunt force trauma to his head that was caused..." August 13

  • Duke's Krzyzewski: NCAA recruiting rule changes are 'well-intentioned, not coordinated'

    WRAL Sports "The version of rule reforms Mike Krzyzewski was a little meatier than what the general public got. "You know how much stuff came out? All this. I hope I'm not tested on it," he said Friday. The expanded edition includes an updated recruiting calendar for..." August 12

  • Duke's Coach K isn't worried about Zion Williamson's weight because 'he jumps higher than anybody'

    CBS Sports "Despite being listed at a stunning 285-pounds on Duke's roster earlier this month, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he is unconcerned about star freshman high-flyer Zion Williamson because he's already proven the extra weight he's put on isn't affecting his..." August 11

  • Wake Forest basketball coach charged in death of tourist

    Larry Brown Sports "A Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball assistant coach has been charged with assault in the death of a tourist in Queens. According to a story from the New York Post, a Boca Raton man was in Long Island City for his stepsister’s wedding. The man, Sabor Szabo, allegedly was..." August 09

  • Chris Paul Donating $2.5 Million to Support Wake Forest Basketball Program

    SLAM Online "On Tuesday, it was announced that Chris Paul has donated $2.5 million to support the Wake Forest basketball program — the largest donation by an ex-player or any alumnus under the age of 35. According to a statement from Wake Forest Athletics, the money will be..." August 07

  • Ex-recruit who was at center of Louisville scandal signs with Australian team

    Larry Brown Sports "Former five-star recruit Brian Bowen saw his would-be college career become the center of a major FBI investigation into corruption within college basketball, and he has decided to forego school to play professionally overseas. In a press release provided to Jonathan Givony of..." August 07

  • Former Louisville basketball player Chane Behanan arrested, accused of having drugs, stolen gun

    USA Today "Chane Behanan, who played on the University of Louisville's NCAA championship team in 2013, was arrested Saturday evening. Behanan was accused of being a backseat passenger in a car that had “marijuana residue” and was sitting next to a stolen “AK-47-style..." August 05

  • Pitino knew schools were trying to pay recruit

    WDRB "Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was a “central figure” in the recruitment of Brian Bowen as early as 2015, working with a former agent to arrange a visit to campus and discussing fears that other schools were allegedly trying to pay Bowen’s family, the..." August 02