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  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • Which college basketball teams need a The Last Dance documentary?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "The Last Dance has taken the sports world by storm. In a time where we don’t actually have any access to live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the entire world, airing 10 hours of archival, all-access, never-before-seen footage from the Chicago..." April 28

  • Leading scorer Keyontae Johnson returning to Gators for junior year

    Orlando Sentinel "UF coach Mike White got more good offseason news Tuesday when leading scorer Keyontae Johnson announced he plans to return to school. Johnson’s emergence as a sophomore this past season led to speculation he might enter the NBA draft. He recorded five double-doubles during the..." April 14

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • 3 'Shining Moments' From Kentucky's 2019-20 College Basketball Season

    12 Up "The real start to the college basketball season was supposed to commence this week. However, the coronavirus pandemic canceled conference tournaments this past week before the NCAA opted to not hold the March Madness tourney this year. Yes, that means there won't be..." March 16

  • Florida's Kerry Blackshear may miss SEC tournament with sprained wrist

    Saturday Down South "The Florida Gators have a big lead over the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half of Saturday’s regular-season finale in Gainesville. However, as they try to close out the victory, they’ll have to do so without a star player — Kerry Blackshear Jr. " March 09

  • Billy Donovan returns to Florida for home court dedication ceremony

    Saturday Down South "Florida basketball officially plays on Billy Donovan Court. The former Gators head coach returned to Gainesville for Saturday’s UF-Vanderbilt game while his Oklahoma City Thunder squad is off for NBA All-Star Weekend. Donovan spoke to reporters before the game and addressed a..." February 17

  • Jerry Stackhouse and his green Riddler suit ejected after complaining about no-call

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Stackhouse was ejected from Saturday’s Vanderbilt game at Florida as his team was getting destroyed in the first half. Stackhouse’s Commodores were down 41-19 just before halftime against the Gators. Matthew Moyer missed a layup with 25 seconds left after some..." February 16

  • Gators guard Andrew Nembhard has flu, could miss Auburn game

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Florida could be without point guard Andrew Nembhard against No. 4 Auburn on Saturday. Coach Mike White said Nembhard has the flu and missed practice Thursday and Friday. The sophomore and Canadian national team player has started all 52 games in two seasons. “We all..." January 18

  • Florida to name basketball court after Billy Donovan, now coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    CBS Sports "Florida basketball's court at the O'Connell Center will soon bear the name of the legendary coach who won the program its only two national titles: Billy Donovan. UF announced in a statement on Friday their court will bear Donovan's name as a tribute to the two-time..." December 06