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Texas Guard Picks Up Louisville Offer

Photo: 247 SportsNow that the 2015 summer hoops circuit is in the books, the offers are starting roll in for multiple prospects from the 2016 recruiting class. Rick Pitino and his staff are one of the latest programs to extend a scholarship offer Andrew Jones, a 6-foot-4, combo guard from Irving, Texas. Jones competed withe Nike Pro Stills squad on the EYBL circuit over the past...
Via The Cardinal Connect
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke Basketball Star Quinn Cook Congratulates 5-Star Blue Devils Recruit Harry Giles On Transfer To Oak Hill

For his senior season, five-star power forward Harry Giles, the nation’s No. 2 player, has announced that he will transfer to Oak Hill Academy, the basketball powerhouse that counts Carmelo Anthony, Michael Beasley, Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, and Rajon Rondo as alumni.  ‼️ pic.twitter.com/XCYQUmWsam — Harry Giles (@TheReal_HG3) July 29, 2015 Another notable...
Via College Spun
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

IU’s Collin Hartman feels fully recovered from ACL tear

He feels better equipped to log more minutes for Hoosiers           
Via Indiana State - Official Site
34 minutes ago

Photo: An Unofficial Ohio State Basketball Reunion Was Held At Thad Matta’s House Last Night

Thad Matta had some people over to his Columbus home last night.  Those people could beat you at basketball. Badly.  The Buckeyes’ coach held somewhat of an unofficial reunion for a number of his former players, including Aaron Craft, Evan Turner, Evan Ravenel, Jon Diebler, Mark Titus and Greg Oden.    Buckeyes! Thanks Coach for a good evening. A photo posted by Greg Oden...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Henderson aims for big role with NC State after transfer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Terry Henderson has seen transfers thrive before at North Carolina State. Now it's his turn. The 6-foot-4 guard spent his first two seasons at West Virginia, but transferred to North Carolina State and sat out last season. Now he's ready to take the court, providing a desperately needed perimeter scorer after a year spent improving his game and settling in at...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arkansas F Jacorey Williams linked to two assaults

Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Razorbacks basketball players arrested last week on charges of forgery, and could now find himself in even more hot water. According to Eric Bolin of the Arkansas News Bureau, Williams has been linked to two alleged assaults, one of which involved his girlfriend. Allegedly, Williams and his girlfriend Essence Singleton got into...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Makes Bold Prediction About Kentucky’s 2016 Signing Class

John Calipari is holding out hope that the 2016 signing class for the Kentucky Wildcats could be the best ever.
Via Gamedayr
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell - Summer League Evaluation

After D'Angelo Russell was taken by the Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the pressure on the 19 year-old prospect out of Ohio State only continues to grow.Lakerland has been crumbling under the ruins of what was once basketball greatness. Nowadays, the Lakers have been on the tail end of mediocrity as both a team and an organization. The team has...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams linked to pair of alleged assaults

Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams, who was arrested last week along with two other teammates, is now being linked to two alleged assaults, one involving his girlfriend.From the Arkansas News Bureau:"Jones, who told police he saw the event, said Singleton reached out a hand and put it on Williams’ chest “as if she was trying to get his attention,” the report stated. Jones said...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from the July evaluation period

The July evaluation period is in the books and Michigan has already added a class of 2016 commitment. Here’s an overview of where things stand after the July evaluation period. 1. Ibi Watson earns his offer It wasn’t a well kept secret that Ibi Watson wanted a Michigan offer entering July and that the Wolverines weren’t going to give it away easy. The mutual interest was...
Via UM Hoops
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says 2016 ‘could be best class ever’

Is it possible that John Calipari could be on the verge of signing his best recruiting class ever? Well, according to an ESPNU College Basketball podcast he participated in Tuesday, he thinks so. “This year’s recruiting class, where we’re in the middle of right now, could be one of our best ever,” Calipari said. “The kids that I’m seeing, that we’re involved with, that...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Orange: Jamal Holloway and Monquavion Brinson

The highlight of Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class up to this point has been offense, mainly Robert Washington. But over the past two days, Syracuse has gotten commitments from two big defensive targets: Jamal Holloway and Monquavion Brinson. Let’s get to know the newest Orangemen. Jamal Holloway (Defensive end; 6’3″ 215 lbs.; @Malmoney_2016 on Twitter) Source: Scout.com...
Via Orange Fizz
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Getting High In July (On Purdue Basketball)

It’s been a while since we did an old-fashioned BS roundtable – or at least since we did one worth posting. One thing that I keep thinking about is the way that so many people already seem all in on Purdue basketball for ’15-’16, largely thanks to Swanigan coming here and, of course, AJ coming back. Obviously, we’ll do this again at the start of the season, but as you sit...
Via Boiled Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: No “wholesale changes” for the student section

There will be no “wholesale changes” for the students who attend Michigan State football games this upcoming season, but there will be multiple improvements to their experience. That is according to Paul Schager, Associate Athletics Director for External Operations at Michigan State, who spoke with isportsweb on Tuesday. The biggest questions regarding the Spartan Student Section...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Go West, Young Man: A Rutgers Fan Visits Wisconsin

So, as I continue through my summer doldrums of college football withdrawal, I decided to spend some time each year getting to know more about the home environments of the Rutgers’ Big Ten opponents.  This is a long-term project, without any deep thinking attached.  Each year I will plan to visit the “home town” of one or two teams, just to see what it is like there, and...
Via Know It All Football
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball lands recruiting coup with Ibi Watson commitment

On Tuesday, Michigan Basketball landed a commitment from class of 2016 shooting guard Ibi Watson (Pickerington, Ohio). Watson, a 3-star recruit, has had an outstanding summer and his stock has subsequently skyrocketed. Watson, who checks in at 6-5, 185, is ranked the No. 39 shooting guard and the No. 210 player overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is a sweet shooting guard...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portis' success has big man interested in Hogs

The success of former Hog forward Bobby Portis is paying off in recruiting for Arkansas in the recruiting efforts of highly recruited power forward Sedee Keita.
Via WholeHogSports
9 hours ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Had 4.0 GPA At Kentucky

Karl Anthony-Towns maintained a 4.0 GPA in his spring semester even while Kentucky reached the Final Four. "I take everything very serious," Towns said during an appearance at the Dick's Sporting Goods' Sports Matter panel Tuesday. "For me, making sure that I had great grades at Kentucky was a very key component of my freshman year. It's going to be every year. Just wanted to make...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could John Calipari coach Kentucky until he is 73?

John Calipari leaked some pretty important news for Big Blue Nation on the radio today. During an appearance on ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg’s podcast, the Kentucky head coach revealed one thing that could keep him at Kentucky on the sidelines for at least another fifteen years: the chance to coach his son Brad. Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the quote: “First of all, my wife...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miles Bridgers posterizes defender in front of Calipari

If John Calipari wasn’t excited about five-star prospect Miles Bridges before this dunk, he sure is now. During the recent July evaluation period, the Kentucky head coach sat on the baseline watching Bridges, a Flint, MI native, and was right in the mix of the ridiculous slam and celebration amongst the Mac Irvin Fire forward and his teammates. In fact, Calipari’s only frustration...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ibi Watson chooses his “dream school” in Michigan

Ibi Watson to U-M Video, Scouting & More Recruiting Profile Scholarships Ibi Watson is no stranger to Ann Arbor. The Pickerington Central wing guard has visited Michigan several times over the past two years for games, camps and other unofficials. The Wolverines’ best player, Caris LeVert, even went to his high school and he considers him a role model. But it wasn’t until...
Via UM Hoops
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari may coach Kentucky until he is 73

IG/bradcalipari John Calipari has long said that he does not want to retire at a very advanced age, but his plans may be changing. During an appearance on ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg’s podcast, Calipari revealed one thing that could keep him at Kentucky and in college basketball for a while longer: the chance to coach his son Brad. Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the quote...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rundown: Ibi Watson to Michigan

Michigan added a commitment from class of 2016 guard Ibi Watson this afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s latest commitment. Backstory Ibi Watson has been on Michigan’s radar for quite a while now, but he really emerged this spring when he impressed at Michigan’s College Practice Camp and Team Camp in June. His strong play at the camps piqued Michigan’s...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Gets Commitment From Three-Star Guard Ibi Watson

Michigan secured the commitment from Ibi Watson on Tuesday afternoon. Watson, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Pickerington Central (same schools as Caris LeVert), is ranked as the No. 219 player in the composite rankings. I'm extremely blessed and excited to announce that I'm officially committing to the University of Michigan!! #GoBlue #MichTape — Ibi Watson (@ibi_watson_2) July 28,...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Illinois guard Abrams tears Achilles, to miss second straight season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season after tearing an Achilles tendon. Coach John Groce said Tuesday that Abrams tore his left Achilles during practice Monday. Abrams missed last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Groce said he feels terrible for Abrams. Illinois could ask the NCAA to give the senior another year of...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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