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Kansas Basketball: Roy Williams is a better recruiter than Bill Self

Roy Williams is a better recruiter than Bill Self. Williams has perfected the recruiting game by bunching together talented players who have stayed three or four years. During this time, Self has made a lot of mistakes. He has gone after too many one-and-done recruits and top transfers that have off-the-court issues. Self has taken many risks on players that he should not have gone...
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August 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Calhoun could come out of retirement for Division III job

Former UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun could come out of retirement to coach Division III University of St. Joseph, reports the Hartford Courant.“He would not say where, but multiple sources said he has had serious discussions with the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford about its new men’s basketball program and has been offered the job,” says the Courant’s...
Via Sportsnaut
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke as class of 2017

Duke just landed a major recruit — perhaps the biggest recruit of all.Marvin Bagley III, a high school standout from the Los Angeles-area, announced on Monday night that he has committed to Duke as a 2017 recruit.Bagley, 18, reclassified for the class of 2017, which would make him an incoming freshman this year. He is waiting on NCAA approval for the move.Bagley is from Tempe,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke’s odds to win title skyrocket after Bagley commitment

If you’re a sports bettor, hopefully you got your money in on Duke to win the 2018 national championship prior to Monday, because the price just went up.High school star Marvin Bagley III announced on Monday night that he was reclassifying to the class of 2017 and that he would play for Duke.In response to the news, one Las Vegas sportsbook instantly made the Blue Devils 3:1 favorites...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

What Marvin Bagley III brings to Duke Basketball

The number one recruit in the 2018 class, Marvin Bagley III, has announced he will reclassify up to join the 2017 class and attend Duke University. This move allows him to play this upcoming college basketball season as a freshman. Bagley, the clear-cut number one of 2018, joins an already impressive recruiting class at Duke. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has already managed to nab a number...
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August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis Basketball: Get to know Karim Sameh Azab - Part 2

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August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Prospect Report: Marvin Bagley III of Duke

Marvin Bagley III announced on Monday that he's reclassifying to the 2017 high school class and joining the Duke Blue Devils for next season. The 6'11 big man might have to wait a little bit before the NCAA rules him eligible, given he made his decision to move on to college really late in the process, but ESPN's Jonathan Givony tweeted his father is said to have been keeping his...
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August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Ferry explains letting Duke unretire his jersey for Bagley

After nearly three decades of hanging in the rafters at Duke, Danny Ferry’s No. 35 jersey is coming out of retirement for star freshman Marvin Bagley III. Now Ferry is explaining why he offered his blessing.In an interview with Hank Tucker of Duke’s student newspaper The Chronicle earlier this week, Ferry opened up about his decision to allow the jersey to come down for Bagley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange Basketball: Taurean Thompson to break out?

When asked who will be the leader of the Syracuse Orange next year many would probably say Tyus Battle, and they may not be wrong, but it is hard to ignore all of the physical gifts Taurean Thompson has. In this day and age of basketball, it’s all about the guards, led by the small ball movement in Golden State. But Syracuse basketball could return to an inside out offensive philosophy...
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August 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon State fumbled after calling a "Crying Jordan" play and it was hilarious

Oregon State had to have known trouble was afoot upon calling the “Crying Jordan” play during Saturday’s game against Colorado St.The Beavers went on to get outscored 34-7 in the second half after trailing by just four at the break, and maybe it was the “Crying Jordan” play that cursed them. Because as soon as a coach held up the play card to call it from the sideline,...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Stat predictions for the Syracuse Orange’s starters

Students are starting to reappear on campus as the 2017-2018 college basketball season nears its beginning. There are an infinite amount of story lines this year as newcomers and returning players look to make history once again. However, the Syracuse Orange haven’t found themselves in the headlines as of late, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about what may be with this...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to be less of a story at Northwestern games

Julia Louis-Dreyfus went viral during the NCAA Tournament earlier this year for being a normal mom, and she is hoping she can cheer just as loudly next season without drawing so much attention.In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus said she was stunned to see herself plastered all over the Internet after Northwestern made the NCAA Tournament for the first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect report: Mohamed Bama of Texas

Mohamed Bamba is known for his physical profile and athletic ability. The 19-year-old [1] measured at seven-feet and 216 pounds with a remarkable 7'9 wingspan at this year's Nike Hoop Summit, where he looked like the prototypical center for this pick-and-roll driven era of basketball due to his explosiveness leaping off the ground in a pinch to finish lobs and block shots. But...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What does losing Taurean Thompson mean for Syracuse?

The season hasn’t even started yet, but the Syracuse Orange have already added a loss to their resume. It was recently announced that sophomore forward Taurean Thompson was leaving the program, due to unclear circumstances, and heading to Seton Hall, a school closer to home for the big man. The most talked about explanation is that his departure is based on personal issues, but...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Should Cassius Winston start over senior ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn?

There are many positions for Michigan State Basketball that there is a clear starter, but the point guard position doesn’t fall into that category. There’s last year’s starter ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn and then there’s sophomore guard Cassius Winston. First, let’s look at last season’s starts and playing time. ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn started the majority of the games last year...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball Holding ‘Knockout Harvey’ Fundraising Event

The Duke basketball program will be doing its part to help out with Hurricane Harvey relief to those affected by the storm that hammered Houston and surrounding areas. On Saturday, the Blue Devils will be hosting a fundraising event at Cameron Indoor Stadium that has been dubbed, “Knockout Harvey.” Duke basketball stars Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen announced the event in...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago

What Syracuse Fans Should Know Ahead of the ACC Basketball Schedule Release

Football season may just be getting under way and the ACC may be set to be as good and competitive as ever but the conference does not want you to forget that it is a premier basketball conference as well. Several college basketball insiders, including CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, reported that the ACC will release its complete conference basketball schedule on Thursday. While the...
Via Orange Fizz
14 days ago

The 2017-18 Louisville Basketball Schedule Has Been Released

We’ve known the opponents that the Louisville men’s basketball team would face this season for a few weeks now, but on Thursday afternoon the official schedule was released. “I think once again we will have one of the top schedules in the nation,”Rick Pitino said in an official statement. “We’ll have one of the toughest […] The post The 2017-18 Louisville Basketball...
Via The Cardinal Connect
13 days ago

Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel named Louisville basketball’s captains for 2017-18

Tri-captain season is back. Junior Deng Adel and seniors Anas Mahmoud and Quentin Snider have been named the Louisville men’s basketball team’s captains for the 2017-18 season. Rick Pitino said during a Thursday press conference that the tri-captains were selected by a voted of the team’s players and coaches. He added that Mahmoud received the most votes of any player on...
Via Card Chronicle
13 days ago

Bill Self earned his place in the Hall of Fame

On Saturday in Springfield, Massachusetts, Kansas head coach Bill Self will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is deserving of being selected to the Hall of Fame even though he is still coaching. Self has the best winning percentage of any coach in Kansas Jayhawks history. The Jayhawks have only had eight coaches in the history of the program. Five...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Star 7-Foot Center From Serbia Will Visit Louisville Next Week

With Anfernee Simons and Courtney Ramey already in the fold and a handful of highly rated prospects strongly considering Louisville, Rick Pitino has a chance to land a monster recruiting class in 2018. While the 2018 class is still a top priority, Pitino and his staff have already started targeting prospects from the 2019 recruiting […] The post Five Star 7-Foot Center From Serbia...
Via The Cardinal Connect
13 days ago

Notebook: Many Kansas Jayhawks make debut against SEMO

Leave me lying here cuz I don't wanna go Many KU Football players saw their first action in a Jayhawk uniform against SEMO last Saturday. Peyton Bender knows he made some mistakes and is striving for perfection. Bill Self is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, and Larry Brown will present Self to the Hall. Perhaps unsurprisingly...
Via Rock Chalk Talk
13 days ago

Syracuse Somehow Secures Commitment from Buddy Boeheim

The Syracuse basketball recruiting class of 2018 grew by one today, as Jim Boeheim was somehow able to swing a commitment from one of the nation’s top shooters, Buddy Boeheim. This is all I ever wanted growing up. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. Go Orange #Committed https://t.co/AJ2J1P46CJ pic.twitter.com/P8WBA2GF4x — Buddy Boeheim […]
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12 days ago

Syracuse Basketball Lands Buddy Boeheim, Son Of Coach Jim Boeheim

Buddy Boeheim, the son of Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, has committed to play for his father and the Orange. On Friday, Boeheim’s youngest son released a commitment video via The Post-Standard. Boeheim, who has been gaining interest on the recruiting trail over the summer, will not take up a scholarship spot since he is the son of a university employee. The Brewster Academy...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago

Marvin Bagley officially cleared to play immediately at Duke

Marvin Bagley III committed to Duke as a class of 2017 recruit last month, but he still needed approval from the NCAA to be able to play immediately. The 18-year-old received it on Friday. Duke basketball announced on Twitter that its top recruit has been given the green light. Bagley averaged 24.6 points and 10.1 points per game as a senior at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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