Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • NC State receives notice of allegations from NCAA related to Dennis Smith Jr., former coach Mark Gottfried

    News & Observer "N.C. State has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA for violations related to the recruitment of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. The NCAA has alleged two Level I violations (the most severe), both connected to the recruitment of Smith and tied to former..." July 10

  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim’s son Jabri commits to Virginia

    Larry Brown Sports "The defending national champions have picked up a big recruit. Jabri Abdur-Rahim, the son of former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he had committed to Virginia. Abdur-Rahim is a 6-foot-7 forward from Blair Academy in New Jersey. 247..." July 10

  • 5-Star SF Jalen Johnson Verbally Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Arizona, More

    Bleacher Report "The Duke Blue Devils made a major splash on the recruiting trail Thursday when they landed small forward Jalen Johnson to their 2020 class.  Johnson told Evan Daniels of 247Sports he was picking Duke over Arizona, Kentucky and Wisconsin. "I..." July 04

  • Top transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. expected to pick Florida

    Larry Brown Sports "Kerry Blackshear Jr. is leaving Virginia Tech as a graduate transfer and headed to the SEC. Multiple reporters said on Wednesday that Blackshear is transferring toFlorida. Blackshear averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Hokies..." June 26

  • After losing 3 stars, can defending champ Virginia contend again?

    The Score "The Virginia Cavaliers needed overtime to win the 2019 national championship - a fitting final hurdle after years of early March exits - but Tony Bennett's program had already proven to be one of the most consistent teams in college basketball. Virginia has earned either..." June 18

  • Where will Duke's trio land among the top draft classes from 1 school?

    The Score "For all of Duke basketball's accomplishments in the Mike Krzyzewski era - five national championships, 12 Final Fours, and 65 players drafted into the NBA - this will be a first. Barring the biggest surprise in NBA draft history, Zion Williamson will go first overall to the New..." June 13

  • UVA lands elite point guard Reece Beekman

    247 Sports "The Virginia Cavaliers have landed one of the top prospects in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class. UVA has landed a commitment from 2020 Baton Rouge (La.) Scotland Magnet point guard Reece Beekman, who is currently at UVA at the NBA Top 100 Camp. “They want me to..." June 13

  • Why R.J. Barrett was ranked higher than Zion Williamson as a recruit

    SB Nation "Zion Williamson towered over the college basketball season from the moment he put on a Duke uniform. His mind-bending combination of power, athleticism, and smarts captivated the country and reduced NBA general managers to yearning admirers praying to hit the lottery. Almost immediately,..." June 12

  • Mike Krzyzewski to coach his grandson as a Duke walk-on in 2019-20

    USA Today "Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will get the opportunity to welcome a family member to his team next season.  Coach K is expected to coach his grandson, Michael Savarino, an incoming freshman at Duke this coming season. Savarino, an 18-year-old..." June 06

  • 5-Star Duke Target RJ Hampton Forgoes College to Play for New Zealand Breakers

    Bleacher Report "After reclassifying to the 2019 class, 5-star guard RJ Hampton announced Tuesday that he will play professionally in New Zealand next season rather than playing collegiately. Hampton said on ESPN's Get Up! that he will play for the New Zealand Breakers of the National..." May 28

  • Duke Center Marques Bolden Forfeits Eligibility, Stays in NBA Draft

    SI "Duke center Marques Bolden will forfeit his NCAA eligibility and remain in the 2019 NBA draft, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.  The Blue Devils announced Bolden would enter his name into the draft pool on April 21. The junior started 21 games for Duke in..." May 28

  • Marquette's brother duo splits after Sam Hauser transfers to Virginia and Joey Hauser heads to Michigan State

    CBS Sports "Two 2019 Final Four teams were rewarded Tuesday when two of the most coveted transfer prospects in college basketball made their commitments. Sam and Joey Hauser, who defected from Marquette to the surprise of most in mid-April, announced Tuesday afternoon where they were..." May 28

  • Markell Johnson withdraws from NBA Draft to play senior season at NC State

    Sporting News "Another name has been removed from the 2019 NBA Draft pool. North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson announced Friday via Twitter he has decided to withdraw from the draft to return to school for his senior season. Johnson wrote: "I want to thank my family,..." May 25

  • Report: Charges filed against Josh Pastner accusers

    College Basketball Talk "Charges have been filed against a couple who accused Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room in early 2016. According to a report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley are accused of being..." May 22