Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • LSU basketball picks up commitment from 2019 guard James Bishop

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU basketball's 2019 recruiting class has its first commitment as four-star guard James Bishop announced his intentions to play for Will Wade on Tuesday (Sept. 18).  Bishop, rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and who Rivals considers the No. 119th player in the..." September 19

  • Josiah James, 5-star guard, commits to Vols basketball

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Rick Barnes has a new contract, Tennessee basketball has a new locker room and now the Vols have a 5-star recruit. Josiah James committed to Tennessee on Wednesday, giving the Vols the nation's No. 14 prospect in the 247Sports Composite — easily the..." September 19

  • Shaker Heights grad Christian Guess enrolling at Missouri

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Christian Guess is taking his high flying basketball game to Missouri. The 6-foot-6 guard, who starred the last two years at Shaker Heights, announced Friday night on Twitter that he is enrolling at the Southeastern Conference school to continue his education and basketball..." September 17

  • 4-star forward Jaylin Williams commits to Auburn

    Alabama "A big recruiting weekend for Auburn basketball has already paid off for the Tigers. Just hours before the Auburn-LSU football game Saturday, Bruce Pearl picked up a commitment from four-star forward Jaylin Williams, a source confirmed to AL.com. The 6-foot-7, 205-pounder is the fourth..." September 17

  • Missouri guard retires after tearing ACL

    College Basketball Talk "Missouri’s Cullen VanLeer is retiring from basketball as a result of the torn ACL that he suffered in the final regular season game of the 2017-18 season. “Cullen is a special young man and I admire his work ethic and his willingness to do everything in his power to better..." September 13

  • KU basketball recruiting target Zeke Nnaji receives scholarship offer from Kentucky

    Kansas City Star "Kansas basketball recruiting target Zeke Nnaji, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior forward from Hopkins (Minn.) High, received a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Sunday, he reported on Twitter. Nnaji — he received a KU offer on Aug. 8 — was to meet with coaches from Kentucky..." September 10

  • Rick Barnes: Vols basketball coach one of nation's highest-paid with contract extension

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes' best season in Knoxville helped earn him a few more years with the Vols, while making him one of the nation's highest-paid coaches. UT announced Thursday the reigning SEC coach of the year agreed to an extension through the..." September 06

  • Longtime UK basketball recruiting target commits to Villanova

    Kentucky Sports "Five-star basketball recruit Bryan Antoine announced his commitment to Villanova on Tuesday morning, choosing the defending national champions over four other finalists that included Kentucky and Duke. Antoine — a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from New Jersey — was one of..." September 04

  • 4-Star Guard Tre Mann Commits to Florida over North Carolina

    Bleacher Report "Tre Mann, a 4-star point guard who has thrived at Villages Charter School in Florida, verbally committed to the Florida Gators on Tuesday, according to 247Sports.com's Evan Daniels.  Mann is the 28th-ranked prospect among all 2019 recruits, per 247Sports' composite,..." August 28

  • Georgia lands 2019 guard Jaykwon Walton

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been a busy August for Jaykwon Walton. Nine days after committing to Mississippi State and seven days after de-committing from the Bulldogs, the four-star guard in the class of 2019 committed to Georgia and first-year coach Tom Crean on Monday. Walton currently..." August 21

  • Former Riverside star Jared Butler transfers from Alabama to Baylor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Times-Picayune's 2017-18 Player of the Year is on the move. After committing to Alabama in October and enrolling this past May, former Riverside point guard Jared Butler is now on his way to Baylor University in Waco, TX. The news was confirmed in a press release by..." August 21

  • 5-star PG Kira Lewis commits to Alabama, reclassifies to Class of 2018

    Alabama "Avery Johnson won't have to wait until the November signing period to land his next major recruit. Five-star point guard Kira Lewis, who was set to be a senior this season at Hazel Green High, committed Alabama this afternoon and has reclassified for the Class of..." August 13

  • Five-star basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Once five-star basketball recruit Kahlil Whitney landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky late last month, it was only a matter of time before he announced his commitment to the Cats. That time came Wednesday afternoon, when Whitney — a 6-foot-6 wing from Chicago who..." August 08

  • Pendleton County basketball star Dontaie Allen commits to Kentucky

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Kentucky basketball fans crying for John Calipari to recruit more local players have their wish. On Thursday, class of 2019 Pendleton County High School star forward Dontaie Allen committed to Kentucky, one day after nabbing a scholarship offer during a visit to campus. Allen..." August 02

  • Jeffries' father: Kentucky 'unprofessional' in handling of decommitment

    ESPN "The father of five-star forward D.J. Jeffries said Kentucky was "unprofessional" in the way it handled his son's decommitment from the school Monday. "We talked with Kentucky, and it kinda shocked me," Corey Jeffries told John Martin on ESPN Radio's Memphis..." August 01

  • Kentucky 2019 commit Jeffries reopens recruitment

    Kentucky Sports "With one tweet Monday afternoon, UK’s basketball recruiting prospects for the class of 2019 took a major turn. DJ Jeffries — a highly touted forward from the Memphis area — announced via Twitter that he is no longer committed to Kentucky and is reopening his..." July 31

  • Terrence Phillips, Kicked Off Team After Being Accused of Rape & Sexual Harassment, Cleared By The University

    Black Sports Online "Title IX investigations don’t have the same burden of proof as court cases. In a Title IX investigations, you just have to be found more likely responsible than not to substantiate an allegation. In the case of Phillips on the most serious charges, he was..." July 30