Recruiting Roundup: Evaluation period wrap-up

The July evaluation period wrapped up over the weekend as college coaches across the country descended upon several tournaments in Las Vegas and Orlando. Here’s a roundup of updates from the recruiting trail last week. We’ve also updated our class of 2017 and class of 2018 recruiting lists and profiles. We’ll be working to do a better job of keeping them updated and have also...
Via UM Hoops
1 hour ago

Romeo Langford shines in Las Vegas with John Calipari watching

Langford, part of the Eric Gordon All-Stars, had scoring totals of 22 points, 20 points, and 18 points before going nuts in his last exhibition It's never too early to think about the future, and you don't have to remind John Calipari of that. The latest section of the Kentucky Wildcats' recruiting adventure takes us to none other than Las Vegas, Nevada. There hosts the Under-17...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 hours ago

Former Seton Hall guard Derrick Gordon training to become San Francisco firefighter

The first openly gay Division 1 basketball player is now becoming a firefighter. Derrick Gordon has already made history on the basketball court. Now he's looking to save lives off of it. Gordon, the former Seton Hall guard and the first openly gay Division 1 basketball player in history, announced Friday on Twitter that he is retiring from...
2 hours ago

Report: Penn State and Michigan State to meet at the famed Palestra

Penn State has always been known as a football school, and only a football school. But head coach Patrick Chambers is trying to change that. One approach he’s taking is to be more visible in hoops hotbeds like Philadelphia, and he may have found another way to put that program on the map in the city of Brotherly Love. According to a PennLive report, Penn State is set to host...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats: Coach Cal and Coach K

I know Villanova just won the 2016 NCAA title over North Carolina not too long ago, but when it comes to men’s college basketball, it’s Kentucky and Duke and then everyone else. Head coaches John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski have turned their respective programs into recruiting behemoths, consistently ranking either #1 or #2 in class […] Kentucky Wildcats: Coach Cal and Coach...
Via Wildcat Blue Nation
17 hours ago

Purdue Basketball: Summer School - PJ Thompson

PJ took over the point guard spot last year, and did a good job. He'll have to make some improvements to hold off new Boilers Carsen Edwards and Spike Albrecht. It's summertime and for most college students the living is easy. For college basketball players, however, this is their chance to hone existing skills and come up with new and exciting ways to put the ball into the basket...
Via Hammer and Rails
18 hours ago

Jake Lindsey is the Likeliest Unlikely Hero

This 6-5 guard could be Baylor’s most important player for years to come Do you remember when Jake Lindsey first visited the national consciousness? The game was tight in the closing minutes, and Scott Drew needed to do something imaginative to pull out a second straight road victory in Ames, Iowa. To the absolute consternation of the Iowa State Cyclones, Drew pulled out the box...
Via Our Daily Bears
20 hours ago

Where Should Syracuse Direct Their Recruiting?

It’s not often that college basketball players reach the Final Four twice in their career, but it was accomplished last season by Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney. SU men’s basketball has reached college hoops’ final weekend twice in the last four years. Now the program is looking to sustain that success, and it all starts with recruiting. Collegiate rosters are revolving...
Via Orange Fizz
21 hours ago

Michigan State Basketball offers 4-star PF Isaiah Livers

Michigan State Basketball has extended an offer to four-star 2017 power forward Isaiah Livers. Still hoping to land his first commitment for the 2017 class, Tom Izzo is hard on the recruiting trail. On Saturday, he offered one of Michigan’s top prospects in the class, four-star power forward Isaiah Livers. Must Read: Michigan State Basketball: Constructing […] Michigan State...
Via Spartan Avenue
22 hours ago

Dillon Brooks kept out of summer workouts due to foot injury

When the 2016-17 college basketball season rolls around, the Oregon Ducks are going to need Dillon Brooks at 100 percent. That’s why they're holding him out of summer workouts, trying to prevent a more serious injury. Brooks has been wearing a boot and it sounds like it is to keep something minor from turning into something much, much worse. Dillon Brooks' left foot injury...
Via Addicted to Quack
23 hours ago

Quade Green sets list with Kentucky Wildcats on it

One of the top guards 2017 has to offer has announced his list of schools, and UK remains in the running for the five-star recruit. While Trae Young is clearly the Kentucky Wildcats' top point guard target, Quade Green is someone UK would also love to get in 2017. After all, we've seen John Calipari sign multiple point guards several times at UK. As the summer recruiting period...
Via A Sea of Blue
1 day ago

Summer League Breakdown: Dorian Finney-Smith

    Summer League is an amazing event, the Las Vegas League in particular.  Everyone has something to prove and is willing to do what it takes to show they belong and the Dallas Mavericks‘ roster was no different.  One of the best and worst things about any of the Summer Leagues is that the talent participating is not a fair representation of NBA Basketball competition....
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

CGB Hall of Fame: (2) Cal/Duke 1993 vs (3) Cal/Oregon 2007

The bears knocking off the defending national championship vs a big time road win. (2) Cal/Duke 1993 LINK Nearly a decade of Duke dominance is over. Hurley, whose only previous tournament loss was the 1990 title game when he was a freshman, capped his impressive career with a personal-best 32 points. Jason Kidd and the rest of the California basketball team saw...
Via California Golden Blogs
1 day ago

Demetrius Jackson agrees to guaranteed contract

Former Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson agrees to guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics. It was reported on Saturday by the Boston Globe that Demetrius Jackson has agreed to a guaranteed contract with the Celtics. Jackson was drafted in the 2nd round of last month’s NBA Draft and because of his second round status it […] Demetrius Jackson agrees to guaranteed contract...
Via Slap the Sign
1 day ago

NBA Summer League Recap: Former Notre Dame Stars Highlights

NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas has wrapped up, and a few former Fighting Irish stars had their chance to show the NBA what they can do. Here are a few of the highlights. Jerian Grant Earns Finals Game MVP In a thrilling and dramatic NBA Summer League championship game last weekend, former Notre Dame basketball All American Jerian Grant earned the game MVP honors with a 24 point...
Via One Foot Down
1 day ago

‘This is for Colorado,’ as Buffs keep rolling

Thanks to Team Colorado and The Basketball Tournament, Buffs fans got a heavy dose is nostalgia on Friday afternoon. Broadcasted on ESPN3, the group of former Buffs basketball players held on against Team 23–last year’s runner-up and the group that unceremoniously knocked Team Colorado out a year ago–to advance into the round of eight, despite the absence of Richard Roby....
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Aussie Rules Football player accidentally kicks, breaks own leg

Injuries are a part of sports, though the nature of some of them are unfortunate and often the result of athletes simply trying to make plays lead their teams to victory. Such is the case of Western Bulldogs player Mitch Wallis, who suffered an untimely injury during a 75-60 loss against St. Kilda. While attempting to kick the ball away from the opposing team, Wallis ending up kicking...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAA rules that hanging out with Drake is violation

Note to college basketball players: hanging out with Drake is an NCAA violation. Just ask Kentucky basketball, which self-reported the violation, stemming from an Instagram picture featuring the rapper posing next to Tyler Ulis last year. Per “A violation of ‘preferential treatment’ occurred when a UK player attended a Drake concert after-party and a member...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Valentine, Harris and Green Talk Michigan State and USA Basketball

The former Spartans chatted at a USA Basketball practice in Vegas. We have seen a lot of bad press lately for former Michigan State players. From Draymond’s assault case, to Appling’s weapons charges and now Le’Veon Bell’s likely suspension we have not been getting great news down the pipe this off-season. One bright spot however is found when looking at Team USA Basketball...
Via The Only Colors
2 days ago

Illinois Sports: Illini Malcolm Hill Invited to Elite Camp

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team should be pretty good this season.  They have veteran leadership returning and they are also finally healthy again. Malcolm Hill is the leader of this talented team.   He has been invited to the Nike Basketball Academy with […] Illinois Sports: Illini Malcolm Hill Invited...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

Jarred Vanderbilt has Kentucky Basketball on new list; Still rehabbing from broken foot

One of the best 2017 has to offer has a new list, and it's no surprise to see Kentucky and Texas on it. One of the Kentucky Wildcats' top targets in 2017 is five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt. In a class loaded with talented forwards, Vanderbilt is among the best of them, and UK is among his top suitors. Back in May, CBS reported that Vanderbilt was "a strong Kentucky lean," and...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Nick Richards cuts list; Kentucky Wildcats still looking good

As far as the 2017 class goes, Nick Richards continues to look like one of the likeliest future Kentucky Wildcats. The five-star center out of Manhattan recently broke down his list of five schools with ESPN's Jeff Borzello, and of course, UK made the cut. They are joined by Indiana, Connecticut, Syracuse and Arizona, but John Calipari has put UK in great position to make Richards...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Iowa F Dale Jones gets sixth year of eligibility

The Iowa Hawkeyes had a pretty great season last year as they finished 22-11 and made their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It looks like they could make an even bigger push this year as they will get forward Dale Jones back for a sixth year. Last year, Jones tore a ligament in his knee in December after just playing six games and had to sit out the remainder of...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis hanging with Drake among 14 NCAA violations UK reported last year

Tyler Ulis meeting Drake, family lodging issues and more in UK's annual report of minor NCAA violations. When it comes to college sports, it's impossible to make it through a calendar year without committing at least one minor NCAA violation. When everything from social media, phone calls, lodging and recruiting evaluations are carefully analyzed by the NCAA, a minor violation...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago

Love. Hate. Success. Kentucky-Duke Has Become College Basketball's Best Rivalry

As summer recruiting heats up, John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski will command the eyes of most onlookers as they enter gymnasiums across the country, just as much as the elite prospects that are giving it their all on the courts. Even though it is a rarity that their teams play one another, these two coaches' programs own the attention of the college basketball world. April 4, 2016...
Via A Sea of Blue
2 days ago
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