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Brandon McCoy chooses UNLV over Michigan State, Oregon

The 5-star center chose to stay out west The Michigan State basketball team entered the day with two available scholarships and they will end it the same way. Brandon McCoy, a five-star center and MSU target, committed to UNLV tonight. While missing out on a supreme talent like McCoy is never good, it is far from a death blow for MSU. The Spartan frontcourt remains loaded and consists...
Via The Only Colors
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaaron Simmons and Moe Wagner Would Be Great Together for Michigan Basketball

Moe Wagner may leave Michigan basketball for the NBA, but if he doesn’t, he will fit perfectly alongside Jaaron Simmons. If Michigan basketball head coach John Beilein is trying to entice Moe Wagner to return to the Wolverines, then I must say, he’s doing a pretty good job of it. That’s because Michigan basketball landed Jaaron […] Jaaron Simmons and Moe Wagner Would Be...
Via GBMWolverine
1 day ago

Vanderbilt adds Notre Dame transfer Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan, a sophomore forward from Notre Dame, will transfer to Vanderbilt University, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday night. Ryan, at 6 feet 7 inches and 228 pounds, saw his minutes cut in half from 14.5 per game as a freshman with the Fighting Irish to 7.9 this season. He averaged 3.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in the 2016-17 season. In late March, Notre Dame granted...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Orange Offer ’18 Guard Jalen Carey

With the open period over the weekend and Syracuse basketball coaches able to get out on the road and check out some of the nation’s top underclassmen, it was only a matter of time before Jim Boeheim and his staff started extending a few offers. The latest is Jalen Carey, a 6-foot-3 guard from Montclair, […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago

USC Basketball Star Elijah Stewart Returning For Another Year

Elijah Stewart will return to the USC basketball program next season. Shortly after the list of players who declared for the draft was posted, Stewart’s notable absence became fodder for speculation. As far as Stewart is concerned, it was unfounded. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express reported on Twitter that Stewart had every intention to declare for the draft, but “forgot” to...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elijah Stewart To Return To USC Basketball After NBA Draft Snafu

USC basketball guard Elijah Stewart is set to return to the Trojans for his senior season after declining to enter the 2017 NBA Draft as expected. As it turns out, Elijah Stewart is not leaving USC basketball after all. The guard had declared his intentions to test the NBA Draft waters in early April, but […] Elijah Stewart To Return To USC Basketball After NBA Draft Snafu - Reign...
Via Reign of Troy
1 day ago

Report: Former LSU G Antonio Blakeney signs with agent

Antonio Blakeney reportedly has signed with an agent. As reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Tuesday, the former LSU guard has signed with Aaron Turner. Blakeney became one of the Tigers’ most consistent scorers last season, averaging 17.2 points per game as a sophomore. Shortly after Will Wade was hired, LSU’s new basketball coach said he planned to meet with Blakeney to discuss...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Walk-on freshman Tyler Sharpe will transfer from Louisville.

‘Tis the season of transfers. The roster for the 2017-2018 Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team is going to look a lot different. Maybe even more than what we originally thought, and we haven’t even heard back yet on what star guard Donovan Mitchell is going to decide (still waiting for Mike to have that dream where Don comes back and leads the Cards to another national...
Via Card Chronicle
2 days ago

Kam Williams shock early entrant to 2017 NBA Draft

If he hasn’t hired an agent he can still pull his name out, but... In a stunner, Ohio State junior guard Kam Williams’ name appeared on the NBA’s official list of 2017 NBA Draft early entrants Tuesday evening. Fellow Buckeye junior Trevor Thompson, a sub-7’0 big man, had his name appear as expected on the list as well. While Thompson’s decision was made publicly available...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
2 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Khadeem Lattin Declares for 2017 NBA Draft, Hasn’t Hired Agent

Lattin averaged 8.4 points, 6.3 rebounds last season while blocking 66 shots. Oklahoma Sooners forward Khadeem Lattin has submitted his name for the 2017 NBA Draft, according to a list provided by the NBA (which includes nearly 200 names this year!!!). However, Lattin reportedly has not hired an agent and can withdraw any time before May 24. Lattin averaged 8.4 points and 6.3 rebounds...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

Joel Berry will return to North Carolina for his senior year

The Tar Heel point guard has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft process. Joel Berry II will return to North Carolina for his senior season, UNC has announced. The Tar Heel point guard declared for the NBA Draft at the early entry deadline, but has withdrawn from the process in order to return to Carolina next year. In a statement from UNC, Berry says that he and his family discussed...
Via Tar Heel Blog
2 days ago

Grantham declares for NBA Draft

The Clemson Insider has learned Clemson forward Donte Grantham has entered his name into the NBA Draft. Like former Clemson player Jaron Blossomgame did last year, Grantham is going to test the waters at the NBA Combine and if he wants to return to Clemson he will. He has not signed with an agent. We have been told Grantham received a second round-to-undrafted grade from the NBA’s...
Via The Clemson Insider
2 days ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaaron Simmons sees the opportunity to win at Michigan

Jaaron Simmons chose substance over style as he looked for a new school to play his final season of college basketball. If you hadn’t heard his name (pronounced JUH-ron) before today, that was by design. The Ohio University point guard didn’t care for attention from fans and media this past month. Instead, he assembled a team of advisors, ran an analysis, and contacted schools...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago

Jaaron Simmons Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

Michigan added a commitment from graduate transfer Jaaron Simmons this week. The 6-foot-1, 184 pound guard isn’t a perfect player, but on paper he appears to bolster Michigan’s roster in some of the most important ways. We spent last night breaking down film of the Ohio graduate transfer to hone in on some of his strengths and weaknesses. Here’s a full write up including video...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago

Michigan gets big-time grad transfer Jaaron Simmons

According to the Athens Messenger, Michigan has scored star grade transfer Jaaron Simmons from the University of Ohio. The former first-team all-conference player in the MAC averaged 15.9 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds for the Bobcats last season. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound redshirt junior has one more year of eligibility left and will be available to the Wolverines right away...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
2 days ago

Jaaron Simmons Will Have a Big Impact for Michigan Basketball

Michigan basketball finally got into the graduate transfer market and scored a big commitment Monday from former Ohio guard Jaaron Simmons. There has been a lot of talk about the players leaving Michigan basketball. Well now, the Wolverines have finally added someone, graduate transfer Jaaron Simmons. Simmons, who played one season at Houston, before playing […] Jaaron Simmons...
Via GBMWolverine
2 days ago

Video: Beilein on Detroit doubleheader, roster situation

John Beilein addressed the media outside of Little Caesars Arena this afternoon. The Michigan head coach commented on how exciting it was to participate in this Detroit event while also discussing some of the roster issues facing his team. The post Video: Beilein on Detroit doubleheader, roster situation appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago

Kentucky Basketball: Pitt Transfer Cameron Johnson To Visit Wednesday

The Kentucky basketball program will be hosting a big time transfer target later this week. According to reports, Pittsburgh Panthers graduate transfer Cameron Johnson is set to visit the Wildcats on Wednesday. Johnson has two years of eligibility remaining and would be able to suit up for Kentucky immediately. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was first to report the news. The 6-foot-8 guard...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago

Louisville Expresses Interest In Wright State Grad Transfer

Rick Pitino and his staff now have at least one scholarship available for next season after Jaylen Johnson decided to forgo his final season of eligibility to take the professional route. The one area where the Cards appear to be pretty thin at next season is the front-court, but the latest available prospect to receive […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago

2017 Villanova Basketball Season Recap: Dylan Painter

The developing big man showed us flashes in his first season. Dylan Painter was never supposed to play this season. Not because he wasn’t good enough, and not because he didn’t earn it. Painter was supposed to be a red-shirt. His first year on campus was supposed to be about developing his game and focusing on an engineering degree. But instead Omari Spellman was forced...
Via VU Hoops
2 days ago

Payton Pritchard Shoots to Lead Duck Basketball

Never has there been a sport where a team’s future can change so quickly year after year after year. Just 12 months ago, the addition of Payton Pritchard seemed like a great get for Coach Dana Altman and his Oregon...
Via Fish Duck
2 days ago
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