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Former Louisville Star Montrezl Harrell Goes Airborne For A Monster Alley-Oop Dunk

It hasn’t taken long for former Louisville basketball star and current Houston Rocket Montrezl Harrell to get accustomed to the speed at which the game is played in the NBA. Since being selected in the second round – 32nd overall – by the Rockets in this year’s NBA Draft, Harrell has done well for himself so far in the NBA Summer League. And during the first half of Friday...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulls, Watford help Armored Athlete advance in The Basketball Tournament

Former Indiana teammates Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls are moving on to the “Super 17″ in The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Watford and Hulls are teammates for Armored Athlete in TBT, a 5-on-5, single elimination, winner-take-all event for $1 million. Armored Athlete won a pair of games over the weekend in Chicago to move on and […] The post Hulls, Watford help Armored...
Via Inside the Hall
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: John Beilein tracking in-state duo; Te’Jon Lucas, Amir Coffey emerging

John Beilein tracked Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges closely at the Nike Global Challenge during the second week of the July evaluation period. Beilein was in Chicago at the event watching the duo play together throughout the weekend, usually with an assistant. at his side. Cassius Winston’s best performance at the event came in the third-place game as he scored 21 points...
Via UM Hoops
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zeisloft working to diversify his game

As his first full offseason as a member of the Indiana basketball program moves along, there are differences in the surroundings for redshirt senior Nick Zeisloft. Strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson, who departed earlier this year for the University of Kansas, has been replaced by Lyonel Anderson. Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Devin Davis are no longer […] The post Zeisloft...
Via Inside the Hall
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Basketball: 4-Star Shooting Guard Kameron McGusty Announces Commitment To Sooners

Lon Kruger has turned Oklahoma into an NCAA Tournament regular, and today, his Sooners landed one of the nation’s best scoring guards. Four-star shooting guard Kameron McGusty, the No. 7 two guard in the class of 2016, announced his pledge to the Sooners on Twitter. Truly blessed to say I have committed to the University of Oklahoma.. Feels good to be a sooner #boomersooner pic...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star SG Kameron McGusty commits to Oklahoma

Class of 2016 four-star shooting guard Kameron McGusty, out of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas, near Houston, has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners. McGusty made the announcement on his personal Twitter page with a huge photo of the Sooners’ logo. Truly blessed to say I have committed to the University of Oklahoma.. Feels good to be a sooner✊
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke freshman Luke Kennard has sick hops

The Duke Blue Devils are just about ready to defend their 2015 national championship. They will have to do it with almost an entirely new squad. The team returns Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson, and Marshall Plumlee as the guys with the most experience. The rest of the squad will be true freshmen. Duke’s biggest acquisition was Parade National Player of the Year Luke Kennard. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan updates 2015-16 roster with new heights, weights

Michigan released a new version of its roster this afternoon with updated heights and weights for new and returning players. Incoming freshman Moritz Wagner will wear No. 13 and is listed at 6-foot-10, 210 pounds. Another newcomer, preferred walk-on Brent Hibbitts will wear No. 1 and is listed at 6-foot-8, 190 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Duncan Robinson added 20 pounds to his...
Via UM Hoops
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson Were Back At Duke, Posed In Front Of National Champions Poster

It’s never too soon to reminisce about a national championship.  Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson did that today.  The former Duke stars were back on campus, where they posed in front of their national championship poster.    Surprise visit from the national champ @qcook323! With his co-captain @amilejefferson. Please like if you enjoyed the national . A photo posted by...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Purdue F Jacquil Taylor granted medical hardship waiver

Purdue Boilermakers forward Jacquil Taylor has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and will thus have his freshman season of eligibility restored. Yahoo Sports reported Taylor’s good news. A former three-star recruit out of Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, near Boston, the 6-foot-9 Taylor was only able to appear in six games last season...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Video: Devin Booker Is Back In Lexington, Getting Some Shots Up While Riding A Two-Wheel Scooter

Former Kentucky Wildcats star Devin Booker is back in Lexington, and he’s getting in a very unique workout while at the program’s basketball facility. Booker posted a video to Twitter where he gets some shots up while riding one of the two-wheel scooters that have become very popular with athletes recently, likely because they look like hoverboards. Back in the bluegrass pic...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons is the biggest stud in the NBA

If there is one player in the NBA that everyone should envy, it is none other than Chandler Parsons. After a close examination of his Instagram account, Elite Daily pointed out that Parsons may just be the “biggest playboy in the NBA.” After a look of our own, yes, you can definitely say Parsons is as big of a stud as there is in the league. I guess that is what happens when...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Told An Awesome Story About Former Louisville Guard Terry Rozier Today

One of the biggest surprises of the 2015 NBA Draft came at pick No. 16, when the Boston Celtics selected Louisville guard Terry Rozier.  Rozier, an undersized combo guard, was not expected to go until later in the first round according to most projections.  Today, Rozier’s college coach, Rick Pitino, told a story about his former player that speaks to the player he can be. It...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Issued Drake A Cease And Desist After Big Blue Madness

Twitter/Drake Superstar rapper Drake is a good friend of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, but he may not be as well-liked by whichever staffer deals with recruiting violations at the school.  Sporting News’ Kami Mattioli is reporting Wednesday afternoon that Kentucky was forced to self-report an impermissible communication violation because Drake had contact with three...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Arkansas players arrested, charged with forgery

Three members of the Arkansas University basketball team have been arrested and charged with forgery. Sophomore guard Anton Beard, senior forward Jacorey Williams, and Dustin Thomas were booked at around 2:00 P.M. Wednesday and more details are expected to surface as the day progresses. Still, it remains to be seen what exactly warranted the arrest, but punished will likely be handed...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Tweets About Drake, Says He’s Still Loved and Welcomed At Kentucky

Don’t worry, Drake, you’re still loved by your favorite college basketball program.  Earlier today, it was reported that Kentucky had to self-report an NCAA violation caused by the hip-hop star, who took photos with recruits during the Wildcats’ 2014 Big Blue Madness. Kentucky issued a cease-and-desist letter to Drake, asking him to refrain from interacting with potential...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky reportedly ordered Drake to cease-and-desist

It seems like anything and everything can fall under the umbrella of recruiting violations these days, and hip-hop icon Drake is learning that the hard way. According to a report by The Sporting News on Wednesday, the “Take Care” rapper was recently issued a cease-and-desist letter by the University of Kentucky for committing and NCAA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaleb Tarczewski, Jamal Murray star at Pan-Am Games

The Pan-Am Games kicked off yesterday, and two talented college players in Arizona big man Kaleb Tarczewski and Kentucky guard Jamal Murray put up great performances, as were reported by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Tarczewski, a seven-footer who will begin his senior season in the fall, had eight points and 13 rebounds in Team USA’s 85-62 victory over...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says rapper Drake still welcomed at UK

Earlier today, it was reported that the University of Kentucky had to inform the NCAA of a self-violation after hip-hop artists Drake took pictures with Kentucky’s recruits during last season’s Big Blue Madness. Kentucky ended up self-reporting Drake’s activities, which included “impermissible contact” between himself and three “potential-student-athletes.” However...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Denzel Valentine helps lead the way in USA victory over Puerto Rico

When the press release starts off like this, you know that Spartan star Denzel Valentine had a good game: TORONTO – Michigan State senior guard Denzel Valentine came off the bench to contribute 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes to help lead the USA to a 102-70 victory over Puerto Rico (0-2) in the Pan American Games Wednesday, July 22. Denzel Valentine...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky to Drake: Stay away from recruits following violation

The Kentucky Wildcats athletic department is telling popular musician Drake to stay away from recruits following a violation.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams recaps offseason work with John Lucas, Nike Basketball Academy experience

It’s been a busy offseason already for Troy Williams and the junior forward from Hampton (Va.) has another event to go to close it out on a strong note. The 6-foot-7 forward contemplated leaving early for the NBA, but announced on April 8 that he would return for another season. Since then, he’s been working […] The post Williams recaps offseason work with John Lucas, Nike...
Via Inside the Hall
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke PG Quinn Cook Still Can’t Believe The Blue Devils Won The National Title

It has been more than three months since Duke captured the 2015 NCAA Tournament championship, but the accomplishment still hasn’t sunken in for guard Quinn Cook.  Cook, who has graduated and is eyeing a pro career, tweeted this earlier this afternoon.  We really won the National Championship this year. Like we really won the whole thing. 2015 Blue Devils are Champions forever...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Small Forward Miles Bridges Was Interrupted By Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari While On A Date

Being a five-star basketball recruit has its perks—the superhuman athleticism, free trip to college, and the likelihood of an NBA future—but privacy isn’t one of them. Miles Bridges, a five-star small forward from Huntington Prep, shared a funny anecdote with MLive about what it is like to try to be an average teenager while also being a top recruit. While on a movie date,...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari interupts 5-star Miles Bridges while on a date

One way that college coaches can interact with possible recruits is by calling them. They can see how they are doing and make sure they are still interested. So it was not unusual when small forward Miles Bridges got a phone call from Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari, but it was unusual where he got the call. Bridges shared with MLive that he was on a date at the movies...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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