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Kentucky's high-class problem: Loaded roster forces Calipari to be creative

John Calipari called all his Kentucky players into a meeting, and in front of the entire group he posed a short series of questions to the three or four Wildcats who easily could have entered their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. "Did you come back for me? Did you come back for the program?’ He got his answer without anyone really saying a word. “What do you think they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jim Boeheim Calls SU Basketball’s 2015 Recruiting Class the “Best Ever”

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via ngngsports The Per’fesser could be around beyond next season after all. Jim Boeheim has denied or shaken off every rumor of possibly retiring, and with a top notch recruiting class heading up On the Hill, how could he walk away now? We’ve discussed here at The Fizz the scary-good potential of Syracuse basketball’s...
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Michigan interest a ‘dream come true’ for Duncan Robinson

John Beilein kicked the tires throughout the July evaluation period in search of a shooter to add to Michigan’s 2015-16 roster. He might have finally found one  in the most unlikely of places: Williams College. Williams  is the top liberal arts college in the United States according to US News and World Reports and has just 2,052 undergraduates. Duncan Robinson was the NCAA...
Via UM Hoops
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State basketball: Dejean-Jones’ star will shine in Ames

Iowa State basketball’s 2014-15 backcourt received a major boost when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones committed back on April 14. The Rebels’ leading scorer from last year gives coach Fred Hoiberg a long guard that can both take it to the rack and light it up from outside. Perhaps the most exciting thing to Cyclone fans about Dejean-Jones choosing to play his final year...
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Photo: Maryland Dez Wells unveils new jersey number

Dez Wells showing off his new number going into the 2014-15 season! #MBBPhotoshoot #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/Wfy3bq7F33 — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) July 29, 2014 Behind the scenes of the @TerrapinHoops photo shoot..first look at the #B1G brand on our MBB jerseys! #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/Dbs5HHLnoc — Nick Lofaro (@NickLofaroUMD) July 29, 2014 In June, Wells announced his...
Via KCM Sports
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Duke Basketball: Why Justise Winslow is the one to watch

At the start of next year, Justise Winslow will take the backseat to other freshman stars Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, but it is Winslow may be the biggest key to Duke’s success. Winslow is a 6-6 lefty SF looking to bolster Duke basketball’s number one ranked recruiting class for the upcoming season. Winslow impressed at St. John’s high school in Houston where he displayed his...
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Ex-Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt turning pro

Former Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt has signed with an agent and won't be returning to college, he told CBSSports.com on Friday. Threatt -- a distant cousin of former NBA guard Sedale Threatt -- had one year of eligibility remaining after being dismissed from the Blue Hens' program in June for a repeated violation of team rules.
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Louisville forward Akoy Agau out six weeks following surgery

Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will miss about six weeks after having sports hernia surgery, the school announced on Tuesday. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported the news. Agau's injury occurred about three weeks ago during workouts. The 6-foot-8 forward played in 19 games for the Cardinals last season as a freshman, averaging 0.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in...
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Notebook: Michigan prioritizing Jon Teske, USA Basketball makes final cut

The summer live period ended on Sunday as the final of three July evaluation periods wrapped up across the country. College coaches will spend much of the next month recalibrating their recruiting boards and sending out additional offers and setting up visits. For Michigan, that process even involves a Division III transfer. Prospects across the country will also retool their lists...
Via UM Hoops
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James Young advises Kentucky to ignore undefeated talk

Kentucky basketball is expected to have a big year in 2014. Between a bevy of returning talent — like Aaron and Andrew Harrison, along with the frontcourt trio of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee — and the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, expectations in Lexington are incredibly high. This team may even have the talent and experience to run the table and...
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Louisville's Akoy Agau Having Surgery Tuesday Morning

Akoy Agau kicked off the average U of L fan's Tuesday with a bit of a punch in the gut when he posted the following picture on Instagram: As Agau mentions in the description, he is in Philadelphia, where word is that he is having surgery performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. The hospital is the same place where Taquan Dean went to have sports hernia surgery for "...
Via SCACC Hoops
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Report: John Calipari took $200K in private flights in 2013

In a reveal that probably won’t surprise anyone, it was recently reported that Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took about $200,000 worth of chartered flights last year as part of national...Story
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Akoy Agau Is Out Six Weeks For Sports Hernia Surgery

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today Sports Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will undergo sports hernia surgery on Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, PA. Agua posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed earlier today via his Instagram account. “Out in Philly about to go under the knife. About to get fixed up, then waking up and getting a huge Philly cheesesteak.” Rick Pitino confirmed...
Via The Cardinal Connect
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Division III transfer Duncan Robinson will visit Michigan

John Beilein might look to a transfer to help fill out his recruiting board. TheWolverine is reporting that Michigan will host 6-foot-7 wing Duncan Robinson for a visit this week. Robinson averaged 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 45.3% from three-point range during his freshman year at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Robinson was named D3Hoops.com...
Via UM Hoops
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Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball receive Final Four rings (pics)

While we are all paying attention to the Wisconsin Badgers football program, the men’s basketball program decided to sneak one in on us as well. The team had practice on Monday and were presented their rings for making the Final Four last season. Here’s the video of it happening after practice: and another look at things via the BadgerMBB Instagram account: Guard Josh Gasser...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Temple basketball: Expectations for the 2014-15 season

July and August are long months for college basketball fans. There is not much going on in the world of college basketball, as most fans wait for football season to hold them over until it’s time for hoops. The only thing a basketball fan can do is consider whether or not their team will be good enough next season. That’s what I’m here for, Temple fans. With over three months...
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Video: Wisconsin Basketball Receives 2014 Final Four Rings

Wisconsin made a fantastic run to the Final Four this season, the first in Bo Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Badgers. Today, the program unveiled its Final Four rings, which feature an engraving of the Kohl Center, with the player/coach’s name on one side, and “West Region Champions” on the other. Wisconsin should be in a good position to make another deep run this season...
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Florida Gators Have Tools To Fill DeVon Walker’s Absence

The Florida Gators men's basketball team lost DeVon Walker for the 2014-15 season. We take a look at what it means for the team.
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Pitino’s Top Target Trims His List To Seven

Photo | Nike EYBL If you follow Louisville basketball recruiting then you’re well aware of who Antonio Blakeney. The Florida native was one of the first prospects from the 2015 recruiting class that picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville. He’s been a top target for Pitino and staff for the past year. With two commitments now on board for Louisville, the staff has now shifted...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke guard Thornton joins Marquette staff

Former Duke guard Tyler Thornton will join Steve Wojciechowski's staff at Marquette as a graduate assistant, the first-year head coach announced Monday. Thornton, who just completed a psychology degree at Duke, will enroll in the communications graduate program at Marquette. "I am extremely excited to have Tyler join our staff," Wojciechowski said. "He is a tireless...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Report: John Calipari And Mark Stoops Combined To Take $450,000 Worth Of Charter Jet Flights For Recruiting Last Year

Twitter/Calipari Recruiting at Kentucky is a big deal. John Calipari’s basketball program has recruited better than anyone else in college basketball over the last few years, while Mark Stoops has done a good job recruiting ever since he got to Lexington. Part of this is because the two have gone after recruits across the country. Of course, flying all over to get recruits does...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: 7-foot-4 Christ Koumadje Plans To Visit Louisville

Photo | 247 Sports With two seven-footers brought in with the 2014 recruiting class, the center position wasn’t thought to be a top priority for Rick Pitino and his staff in 2015. At the moment, Louisville has two commitments – small forward Deng Adel and power forward Ray Spalding. The staff has shifted a lot of their attention to five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney. While...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Purdue alumni game

Behind a late scoring barrage from Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls, Indiana surged to defeat Purdue, 116-113 in the second annual alumni game between the schools at IUPUI on Saturday night. You can view final stats from the game at this link and check out 30 photos from Jamie Owens from the event in the […] The post Photo Gallery: Indiana vs. Purdue alumni game appeared first...
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Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Shatters Backboard At A Summer League Game

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell could have easily left for the NBA after his sophomore season. The 6-foot-8 forward, who averaged 14 ppg and 8 rebounds last season, showed he has quite a bit of power during a summer league game. Louisville's Montrezl Harrell breaks a backboard during a summer league game at woodward high school. pic.twitter.com/kVjjwEIljQ […] The post Louisville’s...
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Iowa State Basketball: Georges Niang Sheds Weight in Offseason (PHOTO)

Iowa State forward Georges Niang’s sophomore season came to an unfortunate end last year after he broke his foot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But the Cyclones star did more this...Story
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