• UConn claims Kevin Ollie investigation reveals NCAA violations that justify coach's for-cause firing

    CBS Sports "Findings of an investigation conducted by the University of Connecticut and the NCAA have determined that Kevin Ollie's firing came as a result of multiple recruiting infractions. According to documents obtained by the Hartford Courant and other media organizations, those breaches..." June 21

  • Report: UConn uncovers NCAA violations under fired coach Kevin Ollie

    USA Today "The University of Connecticut had evidence indicating multiple cases of wrongdoing by former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie when it decided to fire him in March with more than $10 million remaining on his contract. In documents obtained by the Hartford..." June 20

  • Stanford F Reid Travis, a coveted graduate transfer, picks Kentucky

    ESPN "Reid Travis, an all-Pac 12 player last year at Stanford and the most coveted graduate transfer on the market, announced Wednesday that he's transferring to Kentucky, where he'll be eligible to compete immediately in the 2018-19 season. Travis, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged..." June 20

  • Former Bulls guard Chris Duhon joins Illinois State coaching staff

    Chicago Tribune "Former Bulls point guard Chris Duhon has joined the Illinois State staff as an assistant, the program announced Monday. Duhon, a former star at Duke, was selected in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft (No. 38 overall) by the Bulls and played four seasons in Chicago. He retired..." June 19

  • 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

  • Penn State men's basketball player charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia

    Centre Daily Times "Penn State men's basketball forward Mike Watkins was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Monday after Penn State police found a metal grinder containing marijuana in his team-issued duffel bag. "We are aware of the incident and take this situation seriously,"..." June 19

  • Middle Tennessee loses four returnees during the week

    College Basketball Talk "Middle Tennessee has been one of the best mid-major programs in the country over the last few years but now the Blue Raiders will be facing a major rebuild. With former head coach Kermit Davis taking the Ole Miss job and new head coach Nick McDevitt coming over from UNC Asheville, the..." June 19

  • Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey commits to Villanova

    Washington Post "Four-star 2018 forward Saddiq Bey, a Sidwell Friends graduate, committed to Villanova on Friday, adding another Washington-D.C. area player to the reigning NCAA champion Wildcats. In mid-May, Bey was granted his full release from North Carolina State after a mutual decision..." June 15

  • NCAA reinstates BYU's Nick Emery with stipulation he sit out first 9 games of 2018-19 season

    Deseret News "BYU basketball player Nick Emery will be required to sit out the first nine games of the Cougars' upcoming season, but has been reinstated to the BYU program, according to a decision by the NCAA that was released late Thursday afternoon. Emery withdrew from school last fall after..." June 15

  • Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura has begun to conquer NCAA, now prepares to take on world

    Sporting News "Rui Hachimura spent most of his sophomore season at Gonzaga in a state of possibility. What he might become was greater than what was. And then the NCAA Tournament came. In a second-round game against Ohio State, Hachimura exploded for 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting to along..." June 14

  • 5-Star Charles Bassey Commits to Western Kentucky, Reclassifies to 2018

    Bleacher Report "Charles Bassey, a 5-star center from the Aspire Basketball Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, reportedly committed to Western Kentucky on Wednesday, according to Jon Rothstein of FRS Hoopz.   Bassey, who stands 6'10" and weighs 220 pounds, is ranked as the No. 1..." June 13

  • NCAA approves rule that ends coaches' ability to block transfers

    CBS Sports "College athletes looking to leave one college for another will no longer have to get consent from their coach, athletic department or anyone else. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Division I Council has passed legislation that enables student-athletes in all sports to transfer as..." June 13

  • Auburn basketball lands JUCO point guard J'Von McCormick

    Alabama "Auburn has landed its backup point guard. The "biggest issue" Bruce Pearl faced this offseason is now solved as Auburn landed a commitment from junior college point guard J'Von McCormick from Lee College on Tuesday. McCormick started 28 games for Lee..." June 13

  • LeBron to produce documentary on ‘exploitative’ NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "LeBron James, his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute, the CEO of United Masters, teamed up to produce a documentary “illuminating the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and showing how they affect uncompensated athletes and their..." June 12

  • Missouri’s Jontay Porter believes he was first-round pick if he stayed in NBA draft

    College Basketball Talk "Missouri forward Jontay Porter pulled his name out of the 2018 NBA Draft, but he still believes he would have been a first-round pick had he decided to turn pro. In a story from Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 6-foot-11 rising sophomore said that he was confident..." June 11

  • UMBC men's basketball coach Ryan Odom gets huge raise in new contract

    Baltimore Sun "After overseeing the UMBC men’s basketball team’s historic turnaround, culminating with a stunning NCAA tournament upset last season, Retrievers coach Ryan Odom will make nearly double his previous salary under his new contract, according to a copy of the document obtained through a..." June 11

  • Did John Beilein return to Michigan because of a Woj-bomb?

    College Basketball Talk "Did a Woj-bomb keep college basketball from losing John Beilein to the NBA? According to the man himself, yes. Brendan Quinn, the Michigan beat writer over at the athletic, sat down with Beilein after the Michigan head coach announced that he would be pulling his name out of..." June 08

  • Connor Cashaw comes to Creighton as grad transfer from Rice, and brings scoring and leadership

    Omaha World-Herald "It was nerve-racking for Connor Cashaw  when he decided to transfer for his final year of college basketball. As a graduate transfer, you get to play right away — a great perk. But that doesn’t leave much time to mesh..." June 08

  • Texas' Andrew Jones able to enroll in classes while continuing cancer treatment

    Sporting News "Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart provided an update on shooting guard Andrew Jones Thursday, confirming he has returned to class despite ongoing cancer treatment. Jones was diagnosed with leukemia back in January, which forced him to miss the second half of the..." June 08

  • John Beilein: I want Michigan to be my last coaching job

    Detroit Free Press "John Beilein didn’t seek this out, but he ultimately found an opportunity worth exploring. For four decades, Beilein’s been a basketball coach driven by the ever-changing landscape of the basketball world and an ability to roll with it. His job at Michigan is one..." June 07

  • 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

  • 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

  • Texas Southern says Mike Davis leaving for UDM

    Detroit News "It appears Detroit Mercy, finally, has found its next men's basketball coach. Mike Davis, head coach at Texas Southern, has informed administration officials there he intends to leave for Detroit Mercy, a Texas Southern athletics official told a Houston TV station on Tuesday..." June 06

  • John Beilein says he's staying with Michigan basketball

    Detroit Free Press "John Beilein is staying at Michigan.  After visiting with the Detroit Pistons twice about their recent head coaching opening, Michigan men's basketball's all-time wins leader announced Wednesday that he'll remain in Ann Arbor.  "I love the..." 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

  • VCU guard Marcus Evans suffers another Achilles injury

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Almost a year after tearing his left Achilles tendon in a pickup game last summer, VCU guard Marcus Evans injured his right Achilles playing pickup last Friday, coach Mike Rhoades said Monday. Evans suffered a tear to his right Achilles, but the severity is not yet known. He will..." June 05

  • Why might John Beilein leave Michigan for the Detroit Pistons?

    Michigan Live "There is only one reason why people voluntarily change jobs: They think the new job will be better. Does John Beilein think the Detroit Pistons head coaching job is better than the same role with the Michigan men's basketball team? That remains to be seen, but he was..." June 05

  • Kentucky, John Calipari commit secondary NCAA violation

    College Basketball Talk "Kentucky head coach John Calipari committed a minor recruiting violation last week at the SEC spring meetings. Cal was asked about Ashton Hagans, a five-star point guard from Georgia that was originally committed to Georgia in the Class of 2019 before reopening his recruitment and..." June 05

  • Auburn extends Bruce Pearl's contract through 2022-23

    Alabama "Bruce Pearl is staying in Auburn. After leading Auburn to its third SEC regular-season title, and first since 1999, and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003, Pearl's contract has been extended through 2022-23. "It was a historic season for Auburn basketball..." June 04

  • Villanova’s NBA exodus proves 2018 title team one of the most talented we’ve seen

    College Basketball Talk "The most interesting conversation to have in regards to Villanova and the reigning champ’s NBA draft exodus is not how good they will be for the 2018-19 season but rather how good they were this past season, and why we never gave them the credit they deserved. The winner of the..." June 04

  • Texas A&M basketball picks up commitment from Tennessee State grad transfer Christian Mekowulu

    SEC Country "After a run to the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Texas A&M Aggies are exploring all options of adding talent and depth, especially after losing a handful of players to the NBA draft. On Saturday, Billy Kennedy and the Aggies picked up an experienced player and..." June 04

  • 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

  • Former MU guard Isabell will transfer to SLU; he played last season at Drexel

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tramaine Isabell is on the move again and will make St. Louis University his third college basketball team. The former Missouri guard revived his career last season at Drexel and announced Friday he’ll..." 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

  • Michigan basketball's Charles Matthews withdraws from NBA draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan basketball team got some good news Wednesday afternoon. Charles Matthews announced in a statement that he has removed his name from consideration for the 2018 NBA draft and will return to Ann Arbor for his junior season. “I am thankful for the..." May 31

  • UK basketball's Jarred Vanderbilt will stay in NBA draft 2018

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Kentucky basketball team will have to settle for a 1 for 3 day in NBA draft decisions. Freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt is staying in the NBA draft, he announced in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday night. UK sophomore forward Wenyen Gabriel announced earlier in the day..." May 31

  • Mocksville's Caleb and Cody Martin returning to Nevada for senior season

    Greensboro "After pushing up to the edge of their deadline, Caleb and Cody Martin decided to put their pro basketball careers on hold.  The twins and Mocksville natives decided late Wednesday night they would return to Nevada for their senior seasons. The news was first reported by Jon..." May 31

  • Jalen Wilson, 4-star forward, commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan has nabbed its first player of the 2019 class. Jalen Wilson, a four-star forward from Texas, announced Wednesday via Twitter his commitment to the Michigan men's basketball program. "I will be attending the University of Michigan," Wilson said at the end of..." May 31

  • Lindell Wigginton’s pro dream can wait. He’s returning to Iowa State

    Des Moines Register "Once a Cyclone. Still a Cyclone. After weeks of working out for NBA teams, Lindell Wigginton announced Wednesday that he’s putting that dream on hold. After starring for Iowa State during his rookie season, he’ll be back to do it again. The decision..." May 30

  • Tyus Battle withdraws name from NBA Draft, will return to Syracuse basketball

    Syracuse.com "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

  • PJ Washington To Return To Kentucky

    Hoops Rumors "Kentucky forward PJ Washington intends to return to the Wildcats for the 2018/19 season, he announced today (via Twitter). Washington posted a video that featured several of his highlight-reel plays and ended with the text, “I’m back.” The No. 54 prospect on Jonathan..." May 30

  • Udoka Azubuike withdraws from NBA Draft. Here's what his return means for KU

    Kansas City Star "I had one prevailing thought following Wednesday's announcement that center Udoka Azubuike will be returning to Kansas for his junior season: Welcome back to Bill Self's wheelhouse. The Kansas coach has no doubt adjusted away from his comfort zone the last two..." May 30

  • Jontay Porter pulls out of NBA draft, coming back to Mizzou

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Missouri basketball roster won’t be scrubbed free of all things Porter after all. Jontay Porter, coming off a promising freshman season, decided he won’t follow his brother into the NBA and has pulled himself out of consideration for next month’s draft, MU..." May 30

  • Source: Star Stanford transfer could be Kentucky-bound

    247 Sports "Stanford's Reid Travis is transferring from the program, a source told 247Sports. Further, the talented power forward — who's eligible this upcoming season as a grad transfer — looks Kentucky-bound, according to multiple sources.  The No. 36 player..." May 30

  • Nick Ward returning to Michigan State for junior season

    Detroit News "Michigan State has already lost Jaren Jackson Jr.and Miles Bridges to the NBA Draft. But Nick Ward won't be following suit. Ward, a 6-foot-8 big man, announced on Tuesday that he will withdraw his name from draft consideration and return to Michigan State..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

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