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WATCH: Mike Rice says 5-star Kentucky signee Nick Richards is ‘scary’

INDIANAPOLIS — So just how good is 7-footer Nick Richards, the McDonald’s All-American headed to Kentucky this summer? We asked a man who would know, former Rutgers coach Mike Rice, who coached Richards in high school. “It’s scary, from when I stared two and a half years ago to where he is now,” said Rice, who is now coaching a pair of 5-star 2019 UK targets on the AAU...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

2017 NBA mock draft: First and second round projections

The 2017 NBA Draft, which will be held on June 22, continues to draw nearer. The NBA playoffs are ongoing and the draft order is starting to take shape. The player pool is also taking its final form as well, as the deadline to enter has passed. Prospects still can withdraw by June 12 if they haven’t hired an agent yet. Those wishing to return to college must make their decision...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

North Carolina’s Tony Bradley receives an invite to the NBA Draft combine

Sources say Tony Bradley will be invited to the combine. What does this mean for his future with UNC? This weekend the NBA sent out their invites to the NBA Draft Combine. According to a source at Inside Carolina, Tony Bradley is one of the 65 players to receive an invite to participate. If this is confirmed, what does this mean for Tony Bradley? Also, what does this mean for his...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 hours ago

NBA Draft Combine invites go to Allen, Alkins, Markkanen, and Simmons

The NBA Draft Combine invites have been confirmed for four out of five Arizona Basketball players. The NBA Draft Combine invites have gone out, and 11 Pac-12 players out of approximately 63 are smiling today. For Arizona, Kobi Simmons, Rawle Alkins, Lauri Markkanen, and Kadeem Allen all made the list. Sophomore big man, Chance Comanche’s […] NBA Draft Combine invites go to Allen...
Via Zona Zealots
12 hours ago

2017 NBA Draft: Thomas Bryant, OG Anunoby invited to Draft Combine

Half of the Hoosiers who declared for the NBA Draft were invited to the Draft Combine. Indiana wingman O.G. Anunoby and big man Thomas Bryant are among the 60 invitees to the NBA Draft Combine, which will be held in the Quest Center in Chicago from May 9-14. The combine should prove to be vital to both players for various reasons. For Anunoby, many will likely be curious of his...
Via Crimson Quarry
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: 5-star 2018 center Moses Brown says Calipari in pursuit

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a consensus on 7-footer Moses Brown among all four major recruiting services: He’s the nation’s No. 1 center and No. 6 overall prospect in the Class of 2018. He’s also a top priority for John Calipari and Kentucky. “Coach said that I remind him of his longer guys, like Willie Cauley-Stein and Anthony Davis,” Brown told SEC Country on Saturday at...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago

Four-Star 2018 Forward Jeenathan Williams to Visit Syracuse

If you’ve ever received a bad grade or negative review on an assignment or project, you know how Syracuse basketball feels right now. The Orange’s performance in the current recruiting cycle has been less-than-impressive: SU’s Class of 2017 commits checks in at 58th in 247sports.com’s team rankings, behind blue-bloods like Oregon State, TCU, and Saint Louis. Considering...
Via Orange Fizz
18 hours ago

OG Anunoby, Thomas Bryant invited to NBA draft combine

Indiana will have two representatives at next month’s NBA draft combine in Chicago, according to reports this afternoon from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com and DraftExpress.com. Sophomore Thomas Bryant has been invited to participate in the combine along with sophomore OG Anunoby, ...
Via Inside the Hall
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball: Kennedy Meeks receives invite to NBA Combine

Tar Heels center Kennedy Meeks has received an invite to the NBA Scouting Combine Add University of North Carolina Tar Heels center Kennedy Meeks to the list of players being invited to the 2017 NBA Scouting Combine. According to ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, Meeks was the latest UNC player to be invited to […] UNC Basketball: Kennedy Meeks receives invite to NBA...
Via Keeping It Heel
23 hours ago

Duke Players Earn NBA Draft Combine Invites

The list of players receiving invites to the NBA Draft Combine has begun rolling out. All four of the Duke players who entered early have been invited: Ike Anigbogu, Lonzo Ball, Jordan Bell, John Collins, Zach Collins, P.J. Dozier and Harry Giles have all received invites to the NBA Combine — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April …
Via Duke Report
1 day ago

Chase Jeter is visiting Gonzaga this weekend

The Duke transfer is in the midst of on-campus visits with various west coast schools. Could the Olynyk Clinic find a new candidate to transform? After initial reports that Duke transfer Chase Jeter would be completing an on-campus visit at Gonzaga next weekend, it appears that the Zags are hosting the Bishop Gorman grad this weekend. Gonzaga seems like a natural fit for Jeter...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

Donovan Mitchell Earns NBA Draft Combine Invite; Deng Adel Listed As Alternate

A expected, Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell has earned an invitation to the 2017 NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, Illinois. The combine runs from May 9-14. Mitchell has not signed with an agent and has until May, 24 to decide if he’ll remain in the draft or return to UofL for his junior season. Mitchell […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

Clemson Basketball Lands Center Transfer from Michigan, Mark Donnal

Via Shakin The Southland
1 day ago

Arkansas Basketball Recruiting News: Jalen Harris Transfers to the Razorbacks from New Mexico

Point Guard 6’2” 156 lbs Raleigh, NC The Arkansas basketball program has sometimes struggled to find a real distributor at point guard in recent years, but the Razorbacks found a new one with the commitment of Jalen Harris, who announced he was transferring from New Mexico to Arkansas after playing his freshman season in Albuquerque. Harris is originally from Raleigh, North...
Via Arkansas Fight
1 day ago

UNC Basketball: Tony Bradley gets NBA Combine Invite

UNC freshman sensation Tony Bradley Jr. received a NCA Scouting Combine invite The NBA sent out their combine invites to potential draft picks tonight for the 2017 NBA Draft and Tony Bradley was one of the 65 players to receive an invite. The combine will take place in Chicago from May 9th – May 14th. […] UNC Basketball: Tony Bradley gets NBA Combine Invite - Keeping It Heel...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Colorado basketball lands 2017 point guard

Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball is traveling south. The Buffaloes lost four guards to graduation and transfer. Tad Boyle accounted for Derrick White and Josh Fortune during the normal recruiting process. But when Thomas Akyazili and Bryce Peters left the program after the season, the Buffs had to find replacements. Well, they found upgrades instead. McKinley Wright, Minnesota’s Mr...
Via Ralphie Report
2 days ago

Bennie Boatwright forgoes NBA Draft, will return to USC Basketball

After declaring for the NBA Draft, Boatwright withdrew his name and will return to USC The chances of repeating - and, perhaps, furthering - the successes of last season’s 26-10 overall record (10-8 in conference play) just got a whole lot better for the USC Trojans. Bennie Boatwright is coming back, folks. The 6-foot-10 forward from Mission Hills, CA - who averaged 15.1 points...
Via Conquest Chronicles
2 days ago

UNC Basketball: Stilman White 2016-17 season review

Beloved senior guard Stilman White says goodbye to North Carolina fans one last time Stilman White‘s career at the University of North Carolina has been talked about more often than he’s been on the court, and it’s as interesting as it is intermittent. The 24-year-old senior guard began his stint at North Carolina in a […] UNC Basketball: Stilman White 2016-17 season review...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 days ago

Shoe companies walk away from deal with Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball will not be getting an endorsement deal from any of the three major shoe and apparel companies.Ball’s father LaVar said that Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas are all passing on deals, with sources for the companies confirming that to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.While certainly unusual for these companies to avoid one of the likely top picks in the NBA Draft, LaVar Ball was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Major decommit sends warning sign to Thad Matta’s sputtering program

If Thad Matta’s seat as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes wasn’t hot already, it’s burning up now.Matta’s Buckeyes had another disappointing season this year, not only missing the NCAA Tournament but failing to qualify even for the NIT. Yes, Ohio State is a football school first and always will be, but Matta had built a consistent contender for the Big Ten title over...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard: SG – Duke, turns 21 on June 24 Measurables: 6-6, 202 lbs. Strengths: Shooting, Scoring, IQ, Pump Fake, Work Ethic Weaknesses: Defense, Lateral Quickness, Length, Strength Conclusion: Kennard took control of the Blue Devils as 1-A or 1-B on offense alongside Jayson Tatum, which resulted in Grayson Allen opting to return for another year. Kennard was one of the most...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Brandon McCoy commits to UNLV

The Michigan State Spartans lost one of their three remaining targets to UNLV. McCoy announced tonight that he would be committing at approximately 11 pm and then committed shortly after to UNLV. This now leaves two potential commits for MSU to add to their 2017 roster: Brian Bowen and Mark Smith. Smith has already announced that he will be announcing where he goes to school tomorrow...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 players making a mistake by leaving school early for NBA Draft

It’s difficult to begrudge any young player who chooses to forego additional time playing as an amateur when they could cash in on their talents by heading to the pros. Judging the financial standing of any young man or the motivation behind his decision to turn pro can get dicey.Making the choice to begin playing professionally is a huge proposition, and the timing of that decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Elijah Stewart blasts false draft report as trash

Elijah Stewart blasted a reporter for sharing false information about why he did not enter the NBA Draft.Stewart, who averaged 12.3 points per game as a junior this season for USC, was weighing his draft options. He ultimately decided not to test the waters and chose to return to school.There were some questions about what happened with Stewart, whom many were expecting to test the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chomp Stories - Jerome

Jerome is a light-hearted Gator fan from High Springs, Florida. However, underneath his pleasant demeanor is an intense passion for the Florida Gators that has led him to hundreds of Gator games over the years and even designing his house to display his collection of Gator memorabilia. Oh yeah, and he was also Billy Donovan’s tailor during Coach Donovan’s time in Gainesville.
Via Florida Gators Athletics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Lands Big Time Hoops Transfer In PG Jaaron Simmons

Michigan will need a point guard next year with the departure of senior Derrick Walton. Looks like Jaaron Simmons, a grad-transfer out of Ohio University, will be that guy.  Simmons, who averaged 15.9 points, 6.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 4 turnovers last season for the Bobcats, will finish his career as a Wolverine: Simmons, an All Mac First Teamer last year, stands at 6-foot...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Watch out for Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson

Two man combos are what make teams great in college basketball, and the Syracuse Orange have a tandem that not many people are talking about in Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson. The two upcoming sophomores showed the potential in their first season to lead the Orange. Battle will be the primary ball-handler for the Orange, which leaves them in good hands as he can space the floor...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Lonzo Ball assessment and player comparison

Lonzo Ball was one of the best high school players in the nation just a little over a year ago. These past few months, he was one of the best college basketball players in the entire country. What the future holds for him in the National Basketball Association is uncertain, but one thing is for sure. Everyone will be watching.At 6’6’’, Lonzo Ball is not your typical point guard...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s A Wrap: Zach McRoberts

Welcome to “That’s A Wrap,” our player-by-player recap of the 2016-2017 Indiana Hoosiers. Up next: Zach McRoberts. (Previously: Devonte Green, De’Ron Davis, Grant Gelon, Curtis Jones, Juwan Morgan, Thomas Bryant, OG Anunoby, Freddie McSwain, Josh Newkirk, Tim Priller, James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, ...
Via Inside the Hall
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida lands star transfer Egor Koulechov from Rice

Exit Devin Robinson, enter Egor Koulechov. Four days after Florida Gators basketball lost its best overall player, head coach Mike White landed the top available graduate transfer when Koulechov committed to play his final collegiate campaign with the Gators. Koulechov (6-foot-5, 210 pounds), a native of Volgograd, Russia, grew up in Israel and played high school basketball in South...
Via Only Gators
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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