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Video: Frank Mason III shows crazy hops with epic dunk

There’s no doubt that the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program has become known for attracting some of the best recruits in the nation, and point guard Frank Mason III is no exception. For someone just 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Mason has showcased tremendous athleticism and took a huge step forward his sophomore season last year when he averaged 12.6 points and 3.9 assists per...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

PG Jordan Bohannon becomes Iowa’s 3rd 2016 commit

Class of 2016 three-star point guard Jordan Bohannon, out of Iowa’s Linn-Mar High School, near Cedar Rapids, will stay in-state and head to Iowa City to play for the Hawkeyes in a year. Bohannon announced his decision on his personal Twitter page. I am extremely blessed & excited to announce that I have committed to play basketball at the University of Iowa.🏀 #HawkeyeNation🐥...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke’s ‘Summer Grind’ feature on Luke Kennard

It goes without saying that the Duke Blue Devils are going to have another impressive year. With the No. 1 recruiting class for 2015, Mike Krzyzewski’s crew could be just as good as they were last year when they won their fifth national championship. A big reason the team is going to be so good this year is because of Luke Kennard. He has been working proficiently this season...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas Point Guard Frank Mason III Shows Off Crazy Hops During Self-Assisted Dunk

Kansas basketball has pulled in top-five recruiting classes in each of the last three years, according to 247 Sports, so it’s no surprise the Jayhawks have freaky talent all around.  Friday afternoon, we got a glimpse of some of what the Jayhawks have to offer when point guard Frank Mason posted a video of his self-assisted dunk on Instagram, and the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder has...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State Cyclones: A Farewell to The Mayor

A Farewell to The Mayor   Fred Hoiberg created the Iowa State Cyclones into one of the best teams in the NCAA. The return of Hoiberg, nicknamed The Mayor, in 2010 brought Hilton Magic back to Ames. The 10-year NBA veteran and former executive with the Minnesota Timberwolves brought his knowledge and made the Cyclones run an NBA-style game. The Mayor lead the Cyclones to four consecutive...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Butler C Andrew Smith’s cancer has returned

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith is one of the most inspirational figures in the sports world, having beaten cancer once already only to suddenly collapse months later and be legally dead for 22 minutes before coming out of a coma and not having any brain damage. Smith will now look to inspire us all once again, but not necessarily in the positive way. In a recent blog...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Duke Releases “Summer Grind” Feature On 5-Star Freshman Luke Kennard

There’s a reason the Duke Blue Devils won their fifth ever national title last season, and it has everything to do with the way head coach Mike Krzyzewski mentally prepares his team for the season ahead. Discipline and dedication can go a long way.  All summer long, Duke has released videos highlighting this mentality through the eyes of various players including the likes of...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee adds Jacorey Williams, Aldonis Foote

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Middle Tennessee has added former Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams and Trinity Valley Community College transfer Aldonis Foote to the program. Foote, a 6-foot-6 guard, will be eligible to play for Middle Tennessee immediately. Williams must sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said last week that Williams wouldn...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Crean discusses Holt, Bryant situation, team leadership

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana coach Tom Crean was at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night to speak to a gathering of Indiana fans for the athletic department’s “On the Road” tour. Before speaking to assembled fans, Crean spoke with the media about a variety of issues, including the recent citations for Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt, […] The post Video: Crean discusses Holt, Bryant...
Via Inside the Hall
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten releases men’s basketball schedule, Badgers go on opening night

The Big Ten conference finally got around to announcing the 2015-16 men’s basketball slate, and the defending champion Wisconsin Badgers are going to tip-off Big Ten play live on BTN. UW will take on perhaps one of the most fiesty and nasty rivals, Purdue, at home to open the slate. Is a repeat in the cards? Here's your first look at @BadgerMBB's 2015-16 @B1GMBBall conference...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller, IU president speak out on legal issues

If there are two people who are getting fed up with seeing Indiana Hoosiers players get into trouble away from the basketball court, just ask former Hoosiers star Cody Zeller and university president Michael McRobbie. In a meeting with his staff, which was reported by Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star, McRobbie gave a stern warning saying that he was getting sick and tired...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athlon’s 2015-16 preview has 13 covers

College basketball season is still a couple of months away, but that hasn’t stopped Athlon from releasing 11 different editions of its season preview with 13 different covers. The covers are as follows: Kentucky’s Alex Poythress and Tyler Ulis, Arizona’s Kaleb Tarczewski, Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Kansas veteran Perry Ellis, LSU freshman sensation Ben Simmons, Maryland’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Ribbon announces preseason All-American team

The Blue Ribbon Yearbook is a highly anticipated college hoops preseason publication, and it just so happens that the cover this year is its preseason All-American team. Thanks to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk, that cover can now be seen. The team is highlighted by two freshmen, LSU’s Ben Simmons and Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere, both widely considered to...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Adds Two Walk-Ons for 2015 Season

With the departure of Sam Malone, Tod Lanter, and Brian Long, it was only natural that Kentucky was going to add a few walk-ons this season.  Though, until this point, nobody knew who they would be. Today, the University of Kentucky answered those questions: Dillon Pulliam, a transfer from Transy, and Johnny David, a freshman […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Italy trip update

While the Michigan State football team is gearing up for the season to start, the MSU basketball team is in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. The Spartans touched down in Rome on Friday, August 22, and their journey will span 10 days and include four exhibition games against international opponents. The team spent the first few days of the trip sightseeing in Rome...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Offense: Early Hand Off

John Beilein was voted best offensive coach in the country by his peers in an anonymous poll by CBS Sports. In honor of Beilein’s offense, we enlisted the help of Gibson Pyper of HalfCourtHoops (@HalfCourtHoops) to break down some of Beilein’s most effective sets. Today we start with the early dribble hand off. This is a great set to examine because it shows how effective Michigan...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bell Self updates reporters on Cheick Diallo’s status

Kansas Jayhawks head men’s basketball coach Bill Self met with reporters and updated them on the status of five-star freshman forward Cheick Diallo, who is enrolled at the university and taking classes but is still waiting to be cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center. As Self told Jesse Newell of the Topeka Captal-Journal, nothing has changed and he anticipates the situation being...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse F Michael Gbinije throws down sick dunk

The Syracuse basketball team found out that they have an electric player in Michael Gbinije over the weekend. Gbinije was playing for the Nigerian National Team at the FIBA AfroBasket event on Saturday when he made one of the best plays of the entire summer. Bleacher Report shared the amazing video of Gbinije making a great play towards the basket after inbounding the ball. He made...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten’s Best: Pick and Roll Guards

The Big Ten lost several of its best ball screen players from a year ago in D’Angelo Russell, the 2nd pick in the NBA draft, Terran Petteway, who recorded a shot or an assist on an astounding 14.5 pick and rolls per game, and one of our favorite players to watch, Penn State’s DJ Newbill. Despite the high profile losses, there are still several talented returning stars as well...
Via UM Hoops
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways From What We Know of the Basketball Schedule

It is the time of year when dates and times of Syracuse basketball games are slowly released. Syracuse had already known about two Big Monday match-ups against Duke and UNC but last week, two more key games were released. Let’s start about the beginning. The Orange will open up the basketball season against Lehigh at the Carrier Dome on November 13th. This is nothing new. Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino’s Peers Consider Him To Be Second Best Defensive Coach In College Hoops

Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TodaySam Vecenie and the rest of the college basketball crew at CBS Sports have been anonymously polling coaches across the country regarding various different questions. Last week they revealed what coaches had to say about the best offensive coach in college hoops. On Monday CBS shared their findings after asking coaches about the best defensive coach in...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Emmitt Holt, Thomas Bryant cited for illegal alcohol possession

According to a report by Jennie Runevitch of WTHR.com, Indiana sophomore forward Emmitt Holt and freshman forward Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal possession of alcohol on Friday. State excise police say the citations were given at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, August 21, per WTHR’s report. Bryant, 18, is entering his first season at IU […] The post Report: Emmitt Holt, Thomas Bryant...
Via Inside the Hall
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Indiana Basketball’s Thomas Bryant And Emmitt Holt Cited For Illegal Alcohol Possession

Twitter/@JamieShaw5 WTHR in Indiana is reporting that Indiana University basketball players Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt were cited for illegal possession of alcohol last weekend.  The report reads as follows.  Police say two Indiana University basketball players have been cited for illegal possession of alcohol. Excise Police confirm Thomas Bryant and Emmitt Holt were cited...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bill Self is a sneakerhead, rocks new Yeezys

Believe it or not, Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self is a sneakerhead. That is definitely something that can help out in recruiting these days. This weekend, Self was caught rocking the Yeezy Boost 350s — which retail for $200. Of course, the Jayhawks are sponsored by adidas, so the head basketball coach likely got a pretty nice plug to make sure his sneaker game is on point...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News Ranks The Top 10 Louisville Basketball Players Of All Time

Photo: Sporting NewsThroughout the summer the College Hoops crew over at the Sporting News has been ranking the top ten players of all time for various different college basketball programs. On Monday afternoon they released their top ten Louisville Cardinals of all time. They didn’t specify what was used to compile the rankings, but judging from the list I assume they went more...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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