Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Adam Miller announces return to LSU

    247 Sports "LSU received huge news on Friday when Adam Miller announced that he was returning to LSU for the 2022-23 season. Despite missing the entire 2021-22 season with a knee injury, Miller was one of the more heralded players in the portal because of the talent he clearly has. A..." May 13

  • Five-star PF Julian Phillips commits to Volunteers

    CBS Sports "Tennessee picked up a commitment from the highest available prospect in the Class of 2022 on Thursday when Julian Phillips chose the Volunteers over Auburn, G League Ignite and other collegiate and professional options in a ceremony on CBS Sports HQ. Phillips came in at No. 18 in the final..." May 12

  • Florida Forward Keyontae Johnson Reportedly Enters Transfer Portal

    SI "  Florida forward Keyontae Johnson will continue his collegiate career elsewhere after reportedly entering the transfer portal, according to Matt Zenitz of On 3 Sports. Johnson, the preseason SEC player of the year entering the 2020–21 season, has not played..." May 02

  • Auburn lands Morehead State transfer Johni Broome

    The Athletic "Morehead State transfer Johni Broome, one of the most sought-after big men in the portal this offseason, committed to Auburn on Saturday, a massive pickup for the defending SEC champs. He also strongly considered signing with home-state Florida in a decision that essentially was 50-50 over the..." April 30

  • Kentucky assistant Jai Lucas leaving to join Duke's staff under Jon Scheyer

    247 Sports "For a few weeks now, the college basketball community has been wondering who new Duke head coach Jon Scheyer would choose to fill the last vacant seat on his bench. A source tells 247Sports that Kentucky's Jai Lucas is the hire and will be joining the Blue Devils as an..." April 29

  • Antonio Reeves transfers from Illinois State to play basketball for Kentucky Wildcats

    ESPN "Illinois State transfer Antonio Reeves, one of the best scorers in the portal, committed to Kentucky on Wednesday. Reeves chose the Wildcats over a final five that included Nebraska, Xavier, Oregon and DePaul. "I..." April 27

  • Mississippi State guard Iverson Molinar hires agent, will remain in NBA draft

    Clarion Ledger "Mississippi State point guard Iverson Molinar left a sliver of hope for fans wishing he'd be back playing at Humphrey Coliseum next season. When he declared for the NBA Draft a month ago, he said he would test the waters but maintain his eligibility. That changed..." April 26

  • John Calipari still working to bring Shaedon Sharpe back to Kentucky after draft declaration

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari says that Shaedon Sharpe has not made a final decision on his playing future and that he is continuing to discuss with the wing player's family whether Sharpe will stay in the NBA draft or play for the Wildcats next season. "All I..." April 22

  • Kentucky's Shaedon Sharpe declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Athletic "Kentucky wing Shaedon Sharpe will enter the 2022 NBA Draft, sources confirmed to The Athletic. Sharpe, a consensus five-star prospect out of high school in the 2022 class, enrolled early in Lexington and arrived on campus in January. He did not play in any games. Sharpe is a potential..." April 21

  • Georgia lands Bradley transfer Terry Roberts

    247 Sports "Last week, the Georgia men’s basketball team got a big boost with shooting guard Kario Oquendo announcing his return to the team. On Monday, the Bulldogs added to their roster with a player Oquendo knows well. Former Bradley point guard Terry..." April 20

  • Oscar Tshiebwe announces return to Kentucky

    A Sea of Blue "Oscar Tshiebwe, one of the absolute best and most beloved players in Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball history, will bypass the 2022 NBA Draft and return to Lexington for the 2022-23 season. Tshiebwe made the announcement Wednesday live on SportsCenter. This..." April 20

  • Vanderbilt basketball's Scotty Pippen Jr. to enter NBA Draft

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. will enter the NBA Draft, he announced Monday. Pippen said he will be signing with an agent, which signifies he will not return to the Commodores for his senior season. " April 18

  • Alabama’s JD Davison To Enter Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Alabama point guard JD Davison has declared for the NBA draft, tweets Jonathan Givony of ESPN. The freshman hasn’t made an official announcement yet, but he’s apparently committed to staying in the draft, telling Givony that he’s “done with..." April 14

  • Kentucky’s John Calipari is like family to No. 1 recruit DJ Wagner — but so is Louisville’s Kenny Payne.

    The Athletic "It feels like we’ve seen this movie before. And so many sequels lately. Since 2015, if you’re a Kentucky fan beginning to get excited about the prospect of signing the No. 1-ranked high school recruit, brace yourself for an epic letdown. There was Skal Labissiere, who at least..." April 13

  • What we’re hearing about Florida’s offseason roster moves

    The Athletic "Tasked with restocking nearly half of Florida’s basketball roster, and doing so while sharing an Airbnb with two assistants, this represents peak moving month for Todd Golden. As the portal facilitates unprecedented comings and goings, there will be a decidedly new complexion to..." April 13

  • 5-Star SF Mackenzie Mgbako Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Memphis

    Bleacher Report "Any time a college program can land a player who has drawn comparisons to Jayson Tatum, it is a good day on the recruiting trail. That is exactly what happened to the Duke Blue Devils on Friday when Mackenzie Mgbako joined their 2023 recruiting class. He is the second five-star..." April 09

  • Skyy Clark to Illinois Fighting Illini after decommitting from UK Wildcats Basketball

    A Sea of Blue "Former Kentucky Wildcats signee Skyy Clark has found his next home, as the 5-star guard has committed to the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Louisville Cardinals, USC Trojans, Maryland Terrapins, Tennessee Volunteers and Washington..." April 08

  • Kentucky Wildcats freshman basketball player Bryce Hopkins enters transfer portal

    ESPN "Kentucky freshman Bryce Hopkins entered the transfer portal Thursday morning. Hopkins, a 6-foot-6 forward, was ranked No. 33 in the ESPN 100 for the 2021 class. The player out of Fenwick High School (Illinois) failed to carve out a consistent role during his..." April 07

  • Arkansas sophomore Jaylin Williams to test pre-draft process

    USA Today "Arkansas Razorbacks sophomore Jaylin Williams on Monday announced he will enter the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his remaining collegiate eligibility. Williams, who was named to the All-SEC second team, averaged 10.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3..." April 07

  • Au'Diese Toney enters NBA Draft, signs with agent

    247 Sports "Arkansas wing Au'Diese Toney has announced his decision to declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agency. He announced the decision on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. "Growing up as a young athlete in the 256, it was always my dream to play the game of..." April 07

  • Kentucky freshman TyTy Washington, projected lottery pick, declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Athletic "Kentucky guard TyTy Washington is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced on social media Wednesday. Washington is listed at No. 14 on Sam Vecenie's latest Big Board, projected to get picked at No. 15 by the Thunder in his mock draft. "After discussing my options with..." April 06

  • Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler Entering NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Tennessee freshman Kennedy Chandler will enter the 2022 NBA draft, hiring an agent and forgoing his remaining college eligibility, he told ESPN’s Malika Andrews on NBA Today on Tuesday. Chandler is a projected first-round pick, according to Givony, who ranks him at No...." April 05

  • Potential No. 1 Pick Jabari Smith Declares for 2022 NBA Draft in Video Announcement

    SI "National Freshman of the Year Jabari Smith has announced via social media that he will be declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft. Smith was absolutely phenomenal during his first and only season at Auburn. He averaged 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game while shooting an..." April 05

  • South Carolina beats UConn to win the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship

    Yardbarker "South Carolina defeated the University of Connecticut, 64-49, to win the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship. Destanni Henderson led the way for South Carolina, posting a game-high 26 points, adding four assists and three steals. Meanwhile, Naismith Player of the..." April 04

  • Auburn's Walker Kessler Will Enter 2022 NBA Draft, Forgo Remaining Eligibility

    Bleacher Report "Auburn's Walker Kessler has declared for the 2022 NBA draft, he announced Sunday.  Kessler also told ESPN's Jonathan Givony that he has hired an agent and is "fully committed to the NBA draft" and doesn't plan on returning to..." April 03

  • Five-star C Yohan Traore commits to Tigers after de-committing from LSU

    The Athletic "Yohan Traore, a five-star big man in the 2022 class, has committed to Auburn, he announced on Thursday. He picked the Tigers over Gonzaga, Michigan, and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-10 big man is ranked as the No. 15 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports composite ranking. He is..." April 01

  • Oscar Tshiebwe, Johnny Davis Headline Finalists for 2022 Men's Wooden Award

    Bleacher Report "Wisconsin's Johnny Davis, Iowa's Keegan Murray, Gonzaga's Drew Timme, Kansas' Ochai Agbaji and Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe were named the five finalists for the 2022 John R. Wooden Award on Wednesday. Agbaji is the only..." March 31

  • Santiago Vescovi to Enter NBA Draft Evaluation Process, Maintaining Collegiate Eligibility

    Rocky Top Talk "Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi has declared for the NBA Draft, with the option of returning to Tennessee for his senior season. The junior sharpshooter detailed his decision with a post on Instagram, saying that he will be “maintaining his collegiate..." March 29

  • Anthony Black, 5-star PG, commits to Arkansas

    The Athletic "Five-star point guard Anthony Black has committed to Arkansas, he announced on Monday. Black, who will participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Tuesday, chose the Razorbacks over finalists Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, TCU and the G League. A 6-foot-7 point guard from..." March 29

  • Shaquille O’Neal's son Shareef O’Neal set to transfer from LSU

    SI "Shareef O’Neal appears to be moving on from his father’s alma mater. O’Neal has entered the transfer portal, according to Travis Branham of 247 Sports. This will mark O’Neal’s second transfer in as many seasons. " March 28

  • Paolo Banchero has great answer for Tracy Wolfson in interview

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke star Paolo Banchero had a great answer for Tracy Wolfson after the Blue Devils beat Arkansas in the finals of the West Region of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in San Francisco, Calif. Duke beat Arkansas 78-69 to win the region and advance to the Final Four. They await the..." March 27

  • Sweet 16 Exit to Arkansas a New Low for No. 1 Gonzaga and Mark Few

    Bleacher Report "Copy, paste. Rinse, repeat. Gonzaga didn't win a national championship, and college basketball media is here to talk about it. While social-media timelines and comment sections can be horrible metrics of consensus opinion, one seems to have clearly developed about the Zags: They..." March 25

  • Rick Barnes, Tennessee Agree to Contract Extension Through 2026-27 Season

    Bleacher Report "Tennessee and men's basketball coach Rick Barnes agreed to a contract extension that will keep the 67-year-old with the program through at least the 2026-27 season. "Rick has built an incredible culture within our men's basketball program that has spread throughout Vol..." March 24

  • Frank Martin reportedly close to landing new coaching gig

    Larry Brown Sports "Frank Martin was sacked as South Carolina’s head coach this year, but he may have another gig lined up. Pete Thamel reported on Wednesday that Martin has emerged as a target for the UMass job. He reportedly met with the school on Tuesday and is set to meet with them again on..." March 23

  • Missouri turns to Cleveland State's Dennis Gates as coach

    CBS Sports "After executing a quick turnaround at Cleveland State in three seasons with the Horizon League program, Dennis Gates is headed to the SEC as the next coach at Missouri. The Tigers announced Gates as the successor to Cuonzo Martin on Monday, marking a new chapter for a proud program..." March 22

  • 5-Star C Yohan Traore Decommits from LSU After Will Wade Fired as HC

    Bleacher Report "Top 2022 prospect Yohan Traore announced Tuesday he decommitted from LSU, via Joe Tipton of On3: "I would like to first thank Coach [Will] Wade and the staff for giving me an opportunity to be apart and play for Louisiana State University. Was really looking forward to..." March 22

  • Bruce Pearl thinks he knows reason for SEC’s struggles in NCAA Tournament

    Larry Brown Sports "Several conferences are having a March Madness to forget, and the SEC has become one of them. The league sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament, but only one is still standing after the first weekend of action. The Auburn Tigers are one of the five that did not survive, losing to Miami..." March 22

  • South Carolina hires Lamont Paris to lead men's basketball program

    247 Sports "South Carolina will hire Chattanooga head coach Lamont Paris as its next head coach in men’s basketball, according to a report from ESPN writer Pete Thamel. Paris met with Gamecocks officials on Sunday in Columbia and was offered the job officially on..." March 22

  • LSU Hires Matt McMahon As Head Basketball Coach

    SI "LSU has found its next leader of the men's basketball program. The Tigers will hire Murray State's Matt McMahon to take over a program that faces a very uncertain future according to ESPN's Pete Thamel.  McMahon is from that same cloth as former coach Will Wade..." March 21

  • Mississippi State hires Chris Jans as new head coach

    The Score "Mississippi State is hiring New Mexico State's Chris Jans as the program's next head coach, the team announced Sunday. Jans led the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament's Round of 32 before falling to Arkansas on Saturday. New Mexico State earned a..." March 21

  • John Calipari Offers Another Apology To Kentucky Fans After Upset Loss

    The Spun "For the 10th time in the history of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a 15 seed knocked off a No. 2 seed on Thursday night when Saint Peter’s bounced Kentucky out of the Big Dance. John Calipari can’t stop thinking about the loss. Coach Cal..." March 20

  • Juwan Howard consoles Tennessee star Kennedy Chandler after game

    Larry Brown Sports "Juwan Howard shared quite a moment with Tennessee star Kennedy Chandler after Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game between their schools. The Vols entered Saturday’s game as a No. 3 seed in the South Region. They were facing the No. 11 seed Wolverines, and it was a..." March 20