Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • UNC lands commitment from 2020 forward Day'Ron Sharpe

    News & Observer "On Father's Day, Roy Williams got a welcomed addition to the Carolina family. Day'Ron Sharpe (6-8, 220), a rising junior at South Central High School in Winterville, verbally committed to North Carolina Sunday evening according to 247Sports. Sharpe is the first player in the..." June 19

  • Boston College forward Deontae Hawkins to Forego Sixth Year, Turn Pro

    247 Sports "In news that was somewhat expected, I can confirm that Boston College fifth-year senior forward Deontae Hawkins has decided to forego a sixth year of eligibility and turn pro, signing with Imperial Sports yesterday. Hawkins was eligible for a sixth year, but already age 24..." June 06

  • Wendell Carter: Duke players ‘weren’t able to show all their strengths’

    College Basketball Talk "Wendell Carter had some interesting comments after a recent workout in Chicago, telling reporters that his situation at Duke limited the array of skills that he was able to showcase to NBA teams. “I think even my teammates, all my teammates, weren’t able to show all their..." June 06

  • Georgia Tech investigation dismisses claim basketball coach sexually assaulted woman

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An investigation commissioned by Georgia Tech has found “no credible evidence” to support allegations that its head men’s basketball coach sexually assaulted a fan. A lawyer hired by Tech issued a lengthy report that the school says exonerated coach..." June 05

  • Louisville basketball lands Richmond graduate transfer Khwan Fore

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A good week for Louisville basketball got even better on Saturday with the surprise commitment of a graduate transfer guard who is eligible to play this coming season. After landing a Class of 2019 recruit's commitment on Thursday, Louisville snagged a pledge from Khwan Fore, who..." June 04

  • Pitt gets verbal commitment from 3-star forward Au'Diese Toney

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt coach Jeff Capel received a verbal commitment Saturday for one of his two remaining open scholarships when forward Au'Diese Toney of Fayetteville, N.C., announced on his Twitter account his intentions to enroll. June 04

  • Former Louisville F Lance Thomas will transfer to Memphis and seek immediate eligibility

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "New Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway added to his complement of talent Friday, and there’s a chance it could pay off right away. Former Louisville forward Lance Thomas announced on social media that he will transfer to Memphis after visiting campus..." June 04

  • Duke favored to win basketball title next season

    Sportsnaut "After signing the three highest-rated recruits out of high school, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national championship in men’s collegiate basketball in 2019. June 01

  • Report: Clemson guards Marcquise Reed, Shelton Mitchell to return

    Die Hards "The Clemson men’s basketball program experienced one of its best seasons in recent memory in 2017-18, and the Tigers now have enough coming back to build upon that success. On Wednesday, ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Borzello reported Clemson guards Marcquise Reed and..." May 30

  • Ky Bowman to return to Boston College for his junior season

    ACC Sports "Back in early April, both halves of Boston College’s stud backcourt declared for the NBA Draft: Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman. The decisions made sense for both players; testing the draft waters is an invaluable opportunity for any college player with NBA dreams or goals...." May 30

  • Tyus Battle withdraws name from NBA Draft, will return to Syracuse basketball "Tyus Battle will return to Syracuse's basketball team for his junior season, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-7 guard from New Jersey withdrew his name from the NBA Draft before the tonight's 11:59 deadline.  Battle, who had made no public statements..." May 30

  • R.J. Barrett to headline Duke summer tour of Canada

    The Score "The Duke Blue Devils officially announced details for their week's trip to Canada this August, and freshman superstar R.J. Barrett will be among the participating players. After an initial report from Ryerson broadcaster Jordan Henry, Duke confirmed..." May 29

  • Tar Heels' Luke Maye to withdraw name from draft, return for senior season

    ESPN "North Carolina forward Luke Maye announced Thursday he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Tar Heels for his senior season. Maye had entered the draft without an agent, enabling him to reconsider before the May 30 deadline. "I..." May 24

  • Woman at center of Louisville sex scandal charged with cashing forged checks

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Katina Powell, the so-called "escort queen" whose book "Breaking Cardinal Rules" triggered a scandal involving the Louisville men's basketball team, was out of jail Friday, one day after she was arrested in connection with cashing stolen and forged..." May 18

  • Mike Krzyzewski's total compensation from Duke in 2016 was just over $7 million

    USA Today "Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was credited with just over $7 million in total compensation for the 2016 calendar year, according to the university’s new federal tax return. The amount includes more than $1.2 million that had been reported as deferred pay on..." May 16

  • University of Louisville: Damage caused by Rick Pitino 'catastrophic'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Attorneys for the University of Louisville Athletic Association called the damage caused by former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino "catastrophic" in seeking to dismiss the lawsuit against the organization. ULAA’s defense team argued in a document filed..." May 16

  • Rick Pitino: Adidas Reps Met About Keeping Romeo Langford Away from Nike, UA

    Bleacher Report "Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said representatives from Adidas met with him to discuss ways to keep 2018 recruit Romeo Langford from youth basketball leagues sponsored by Nike and Under Armour. "The way they phrased it, it was whoever [shoe company] was going..." May 16

  • NC State to add guard Eric Lockett, grad transfer from FIU

    Raleigh News & Observer "The graduate transfer market has been good to N.C. State. Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts has added another in guard Eric Lockett. Lockett, according to ESPN, has decided to play his final season of college basketball for the Wolfpack. The 6-5 guard averaged 14.3 points and 6.5..." May 15

  • Louisville asks Rick Pitino to admit an agent was allowed at practice

    USA Today "Lawyers for the University of Louisville Athletic Association asked Rick Pitino to admit that he allowed Christian Dawkins to attend a practice nine days before Dawkins was charged in the FBI's investigation into college basketball recruiting. The demand was among 53..." May 15

  • Former Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, a former 5-star recruit, is transferring to NC State

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's Sacha Killeya-Jones, a McDonald's All-American who was a five-star prospect and ranked as a top-25 player in the Class of 2016, announced on Tuesday that he will transfer to NC State.  Killeya-Jones picked the Wolfpack over a number of different suitors, most..." May 15

  • Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr transfers to Minnesota

    Land of 10 "Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced that former Pitt guard Marcus Carr is transferring to Minnesota. After playing one year with Pittsburgh in the 2017-18 college basketball season, Carr will join the Gophers with three years of on-court eligibility remaining. “Marcus..." May 13

  • Ex-Duke star's mom blasts college basketball system, compares it to slavery and prison

    Raleigh News & Observer "The NCAA college basketball system is comparable to slavery and prison in its exploitation of labor, the mother of former Duke standout Wendell Carter Jr. told a panel dedicated to improving college athletics Monday. "The problem that I see is not with the student-athlete, it’s not with the..." May 07

  • Braxton Key transferring from Alabama to Virginia

    ESPN "Virginia has landed Alabama transfer Braxton Key. The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward told ESPN he has chosen to play for Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers. Key averaged 7 points and 5.3 rebounds this past season after missing the first 10 games following knee surgery. He averaged 12 points and 5.7..." May 06

  • Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from Buffalo

    Winston-Salem Journal "Wake Forest’s men’s basketball team announced the addition of graduate transfer Ikenna Smart on Wednesday. Smart comes to Wake Forest after spending the past four seasons at Buffalo, where he was a part of three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament. He’s a 6-foot-10, 241-pound forward who..." May 02

  • Class of 2019 recruit Joey Baker tweets he'll head to Duke a year early

    Raleigh News & Observer "Joey Baker of Fayetteville, who had committed to play basketball at Duke in 2019, is reclassifying to the Class of 2018, he tweeted on Wednesday. The 6-7 Baker, a power forward who played at Trinity Christian School last season and with Team Felton in AAU summer leagues, is a five-star recruit..." May 02

  • Freshman center Ike Obiagu to transfer from Florida State

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State basketball team took another offseason hit Sunday when freshman center Ike Obiagu announced that he has asked for his release from FSU. "I have decided to ask for my release and further my basketball and education somewhere else. I wish the program nothing but the absolute..." April 30

  • NC State lands key grad transfer Wyatt Walker

    College Basketball Talk "With Omer Yurtseven transferring to Georgetown and Lennard Freeman and Abdul-Malik Abu both out of eligibility, NC State had a need of additional front court depth. Head coach Kevin Keatts and his staff managed to add an experienced player to the mix Friday, as former Samford power forward Wyatt..." April 30

  • Kyle Guy says Virginia received death threats after UMBC upset

    Sportsnaut "Sports have a way of bringing out the worst emotions in angry fans. Kyle Guy and the Virginia basketball team experienced that scary side after losing in the first round of the 2018 NCAA tournament. In a post on Facebook, Guy said the Cavaliers needed a police escort and went into the team’s..." April 25

  • Report: Rick Pitino contacted by Detroit Mercy about head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino may be getting an opportunity to land back on his feet in the Horizon League. Tony Paul of the Detroit News reported on Monday that the former Louisville coach has been contacted by the University of Detroit Mercy about their head coaching vacancy. Paul does add though that the..." April 24

  • De'Andre Hunter plans to return to Virginia for sophomore season

    ACC Sports "Who needs college basketball insiders? De’Andre Hunter decided to break the story himself; on his Twitter page, the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year announced that he plans to return to Virginia for the 2018-19 season. Before missing Virginia’s NCAA Tournament loss to UMBC, due to a wrist injury,..." April 20

  • UM hoops team adds Florida Gulf Coast transfer Zach Johnson

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Already this week the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team has added a pair of transfers to flesh out their roster. Another — former Florida Gulf Coast guard Zach Johnson — joined the fold on Thursday evening. Johnson, who averaged 16.1 points per game last season and was the Eagles’..." April 20

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