Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • John Calipari says he's 'overrated as a recruiter' after whiffing on top prospect James Wiseman

    USA Today "Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't land one of the nation's top recruits Tuesday.  James Wiseman, the No. 2 overall prospect of the 2019 class, committed to Memphis. He's the highest-ranked commitment in Memphis history. Shortly after Wiseman announced his..." November 20

  • Plane carrying Georgia basketball team for Tom Crean's first road game drives off runway, gets stuck in mud

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Tom Crean’s first road trip as Georgia’s basketball coach didn’t get off to a flying start. Due to a runway mishap at Anderson (S.C.) Regional Airport, the Bulldogs were unable to get off the ground Monday night on their charter flight to Philadelphia, where they are..." November 13

  • John Calipari says Kentucky 'outcoached' and 'outplayed' in loss to Duke

    ESPN "After No. 2 Kentucky suffered a 118-84 loss to No. 4 Duke on Tuesday in the Champions Classic, the worst loss of his coaching career at any level, John Calipari said he told his team he had been outdone by rival Mike Krzyzewski. "They were just..." November 07

  • Brad Calipari plans to redshirt for Kentucky basketball this season

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The end of Kentucky basketball blowouts just got a little less interesting. Junior walk-on guard Brad Calipari, son of UK coach John Calipari, plans to redshirt this year, UK announced in a news release Monday. "Brad came to me about a month ago and asked me to redshirt..." November 05

  • Why No. 5 Virginia got immediate eligibility for Alabama transfer Braxton Key

    CBS Sports "Alabama transfer Braxton Key has been granted a waiver that will give him immediate eligibility for the Virginia Cavaliers this season. Key transferred away from the Crimson Tide after the 2017-18 basketball season, citing a desire for a change of scenery. He..." October 23

  • Mizzou’s Jontay Porter tears ACL, MCL at secret Sunday scrimmage. He’s out for the year

    Kansas City Star "Missouri sophomore men’s basketball player Jontay Porter tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during a secret scrimmage Sunday against Southern Illinois and is out for the season. Porter tested the NBA Draft waters this spring but decided to return to school for his sophomore..." October 22

  • LSU’s Will Wade denies working with Christian Dawkins to secure 2019 recruit

    College Basketball Talk "LSU head coach Will Wade took his time at SEC media day on Wednesday to declare his innocence after being linked to Christian Dawkins during the ongoing federal trial on corruption in college basketball in New York. Wade’s name was brought up in court on Tuesday as lawyers for..." October 18

  • 4-star guard Tyrell Jones commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Bruce Pearl's team got some good news on the eve of SEC Media Days. Four-star combo guard Tyrell Jones committed to Auburn on Tuesday evening, becoming the fifth commitment of the Tigers' 2019 recruiting class. Jones announced his decision on Twitter. Jones is a..." October 18

  • Zion Williamson and LSU Coach Will Wade's Names Surface at College Hoops Corruption Trial

    SI "If you wanted to hear the juiciest details at Tuesday’s session of the ongoing federal conspiracy trial against two former Adidas executives and an aspiring player agent, you would have had to get to Courtroom 26B before the jury. For some two hours this morning, while the jury was kept..." October 16

  • Heron receives eligibility waiver to play at St. John's

    The Score "Mustapha Heron has received a hardship waiver from the NCAA declaring him eligible to play for St. John's this season after transferring from Auburn in May. The 6-foot-5 guard applied for the waiver to be closer to his ill mother during the upcoming basketball..." October 13

  • As 10th season nears, how much longer will Calipari coach?

    247 Sports "It has been fascinating to watch John Calipari's Kentucky coaching career from a spectacular vantage point over these many years. He barreled into Lexington in 2009 with the vim and vigor of one of his prized athletes, the introductory audience hanging on his every word...." October 09

  • NCAA shuts down UNC-South Carolina exhibition game for hurricane relief

    CBS Sports "A proposed exhibition basketball game between North Carolina and South Carolina for hurricane relief has been shot down by the NCAA. The two squads had already agreed to an exhibition game in Charlotte, with all proceeds slated to go toward Hurricane Florence relief, but the NCAA..." October 08

  • Documents allege Collin Sexton paid $5,000 while at Alabama, had monthly salary

    CBS Sports "In the first week of the first trial related to the college basketball recruiting scandal more details have emerged that show its wide reach, touching several former college stars now currently in the NBA. Among the new revelations unveiled on Wednesday in the Southern District of New..." October 04

  • Scottie Lewis picks Florida over Kentucky, gives Gators super athletic 5-star guard

    SB Nation "The Florida Gators have landed one of the best basketball recruits in the country. Scottie Lewis, a 6’4 guard out of New Jersey, picked the Gators over Kentucky on Tuesday night, joining a burgeoning recruiting class for head coach Mike White that now includes three..." October 03

  • Police arrest suspect in murder of Wayde Sims

    ESPN "Police in Baton Rouge have arrested Dyteon Simpson for the fatal shooting of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Simpson, 20, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Saturday, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Police said Saturday that..." September 29

  • LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern campus

    The Advocate "LSU men's basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in a shooting early Friday morning near the Southern University campus, according to Baton Rouge police. Several former players, including Aaron Epps and Brandon Sampson, confirmed Sims' identity on social..." September 28