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Drake hires NCAA Tournament hero Ali Farokhmanesh as assistant coach

You cant be serious with that hire! We dont normally write about assistant coach hires because, well, theyre usually boring. Except for when an NCAA Tournament hero gets a coaching gig. Thats what happened on Friday when Drake announced that it hired Northern Iowa legend Ali Farokhmanesh as an assistant coach.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour 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 hours ago

Quick Links: Marcus Greaves Retires, Duvivier & Bruce on the Move

Plus NFL Draft news and Oregon State baseball is back in action. Oregon State running back, Marcus Greaves, is retiring from football for medical reasons. He announced his decision via Twitter. Marcus Greaves was a valuable veteran presence in Oregon State’s backfield. He was one of the most hardworking and consistent players. Check out this article from the Oregonian chronicling...
Via Building the Dam
3 hours ago

Podcast: Breaking down Kentucky basketball’s 2017 recruiting class with 247Sports’ Jerry Meyer

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Kentucky Wildcats basketball podcast, “Everybody’s Superpod,” with Kyle Tucker. Today, we’re joined by 247Sports director of basketball scouting Jerry Meyer, who breaks down every member of UK’s 2017 recruiting class, its remaining targets and prospects to watch in the Class of 2018. Everything you need to know about the players shaping...
Via SEC Country
4 hours 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
4 hours ago

2018 offers Robby Carmody and Jerome Hunter in no rush

John Beilein and his coaching staff made frequent stops in Dallas last weekend to check in on two of Michigan’s top targets in the class of 2018 in Robby Carmody and Jerome Hunter. Carmody, a four-star shooting guard from Mars, PA, and Hunter, a four-star wing from Pickerington, OH, were both at the adidas Gauntlet in Dallas over the weekend. Carmody, offered in August last summer...
Via UM Hoops
4 hours 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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball Cost His Son A Shoe Deal With Nike, Under Armour, Adidas

LaVar Ball’s constant need for attention may not be hurting his son’s draft stock, but it cost him a chance at a shoe deal with any of the major brands. According to a report from Darren Rovell of ESPN.com on Friday morning, LaVar’s high demands have ruined any possibility of his son, UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball, securing an endorsement deal with Nike, Under Armour or adidas...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago

Michigan grad transfer coming to Clemson

Michigan graduate transfer Mark Donnal will transfer to Clemson for the 2017-18 season, The Clemson Insider confirmed on Friday. Donnal, a 6-foot-9 center, chose Clemson over Creighton and Vanderbilt. He visited all three schools during the transfer process and made his visit to Clemson last week, arriving Thursday and leaving Saturday. We were told that Clemson impressed both...
Via The Clemson Insider
5 hours ago

Watch: Two former Kentucky Wildcats featured in Jeopardy! clue

The Jeopardy! board became the newest member of Big Blue Nation on Thursday night.  Host Alex Trebek read the $800 Sports clue that called upon former Kentucky basketball stars Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.  You can watch the clip below: “What is the University of Kentucky?”  Contestant Troy was all over the answer, which allowed him to pull out of the negative...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Darius Bazley’s decommitment shows how far Ohio State basketball has fallen

Bazley doesn’t mince words. Buckeye basketball is in serious trouble. Lost admist the celebration of another successful first round of the NFL Draft for Ohio State’s football program was a bombshell that showed exactly where Ohio State basketball is at the moment. Ohio State’s top 2018 commitment, Darius Bazley, recently, and unexpectedly, decommitted from Ohio State. In...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
6 hours ago

Report: Mark Donnal transferring to Clemson

Michigan graduate transfer Mark Donnal will play his final season at Clemson. Donnal also visited Vanderbilt and Creighton before choosing to play for Brad Brownell. The Tigers finished last season 17-16 (6-12 ACC) before losing to Oakland in the NIT. “I’m definitely looking for somewhere I can play significant minutes right away and possibly start,” Donnal said at the Wolverine...
Via UM Hoops
7 hours ago

Transfer Destination For Michigan C Mark Donnal Announced

Mark Donnal will play his final year of college ball in the ACC for Clemson: Donnal, who was Michigan’s backup center last year, averaged 4 pp. and 2 rpg.
Via Diehardsport
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 Villanova Basketball Season Recap: Mikal Bridges

Bridges ticked all the boxes so why do we feel like we missed out? When the 2016-2017 season began, expectations were high for Mikal Bridges. The preseason was chock full of articles predicting that The Condor was poised for a big season and that the physical gifts on display last season would be appointment television in 2016-2017. Even I, a pillar of objectivity and reasonable...
Via VU Hoops
9 hours ago

Report: Braxton Huggins will leave New Mexico State

The junior wouldve been the Aggies returning leading scorer. Chris Jans inherited a talent roster at New Mexico State, but lost a key part of it on Thursday. Junior guard Braxton Huggins will leave the program, according to a report from Mark Rudi of the Las Cruces Sun-News. NMSU's Braxton Huggins has been granted his release and will transfer, per a source.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

Duke Basketball Holds Annual Postseason Awards Banquet

Duke stars Luke Kennard and Jayson Tatum were named co-recipients of the 2017 Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men’s basketball program’s annual banquet and awards ceremony, held Thursday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Kennard was named was a consensus second-team All-American in 2017 after leading Duke in scoring (19.5) and three-point shooting …
Via Duke Report
18 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: Hamidou Diallo Appears in the Latest NBA Mock Draft

Kentucky Basketball’s Hamidou Diallo, potentially Calipari’s first “zero-and-done”, declared for the NBA Draft. Last night, his name popped up in DraftExpress’ latest mock draft. Hamidou ‘Hami’ Diallo’s decision to not hire an agent means that he can come back next year if he doesn’t like where he’s projected. Currently, according to DraftExpress, the Kentucky...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
19 hours ago

Syracuse v Georgetown Basketball Rivalry on the Big Stage in 2017

Dynamics of the Syracuse versus Georgetown basketball rivalry, might be changing, but that does not mean the games become less exciting. The Orange-Hoyas classic will resume in 2017. The game will be played on the big stage, too. Syracuse and Georgetown are set for tip off in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on December 16. In 2016 in the Carrier Dome, Syracuse took off to...
Via Orange Fizz
19 hours ago

USC's Bennie Boatwright to skip NBA draft, stay in school

Via AP on Fox
19 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kameron Rooks will graduate transfer. Cal basketball loses its entire starting lineup

Ok. The exodus continues for California Golden Bears men's basketball. Kameron Rooks is transferring too. Almost all of Cal’s offensive production is gone for the 2017-18 season. Let’s take a look at the roster changes. Departures Center Kameron Rooks (graduate transfer) Power forward Ivan Rabb (early NBA Draft declaration) Wing Jabari Bird (senior) Wing Grant Mullins...
Via California Golden Blogs
20 hours ago

Louisville Commit Anfernee Simons Put On A Show At The Under Armour Event In NYC

Rick Pitino and his staff are off to a great start with their 2018 recruiting class. UofL landed verbal commitments from guards Anfernee Simons and Courtney Ramey during the 2016-17 season. Scout.com rates Ramey as a five star prospect and Simons as a four star prospect. Both are ranked in the top 35 overall in […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
22 hours ago

Marvin Menzies has quickly built one of the Mountain West’s all-time recruiting classes

Marvin Menzies has quickly rejuvenated the UNLV hoops program. Is it time to say that UNLV is back? With three nationally sought-after commits in one week, Marvin Menzies has his eye on completely restructuring a middling Runnin’ Rebels program. The week began with Brandon McCoy, a consensus five-star recruit currently ranked 13th on 247Sports’ recruiting list. The 6-11, 240...
Via Mountain West Connection
1 day ago

The Granny Style Free Throw Form Has Paid Off For Chinanu Onuaku

When Rick Pitino convinced Chinanu Onuaku to make a change to his free throw shooting form, the former Cardinal’s percentage improved, but not by much. Onuaku shot 58% in his final season at UofL shooting granny style, compared to 46% in his freshman season. Onuaku continued to shoot underhanded at the free throw line when […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

The CelticsHub 2017 NBA Draft Big (Small) Board: No. 5 Malik Monk

The next two profiles in the Big (Small) Board are both Kentucky Wildcats, SG Malik Monk and PG De’Aaron Fox (yes, I flipped them from last week).  Before we evaluate at them as individual players, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a step back and reflect upon just how insane the Calipari Kentucky basketball expereince has been so far.  From the 2009-10 season...
Via Celtics Hub
1 day ago
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