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Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games this past season, averaging 6.5 minutes per game with a season high three points at UNLV...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sports Bros Podcast: Carlino throws Cougars under the bus and #BYU50 a success

Join the Sports Bros Podcast tonight at 7:00 MDT as the Bros discuss Matt Carlino’s first interview since transferring to Marquette. Did he throw Dave Rose and co. under the bus? Also, how many other programs could pull of a promotion like #BYU50? The post Sports Bros Podcast: Carlino throws Cougars under the bus and #BYU50 a success appeared first on TornBySports.com.
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Expectations for the 2014-15 season

VCU’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season left fans with a bad taste in their mouth. Expectations for the 2014-15 season, within the A-10, may be a little more on VCU’s side this time. The A-10 was stacked last season with many talented teams which made in-conference games all the more important. Six A-10 teams made it to the NCAA Tournament with 5 of those...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fully healthy, Badgers' Gasser feeling 'comfortable and confident'

MADISON, Wis. -- Josh Gasser isn't so much reinventing his game as he is reinvigorating it. And for a fifth-year senior who already is considered among the most respected basketball players in the Big Ten, it means his final season at Wisconsin very well could be his best. At least, that's the hope from Gasser, whose renewed mobility has provided him with added confidence...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Marvin Williams Posterizes James Michael McAdoo During A North Carolina Pickup Game At The Dean Dome

There are a couple college basketball programs that feature summer pickup games that are more exciting to watch than the regular or postseason contests.  Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, North Carolina—programs that have a high amount of talent that’s moved on to the NBA. The professional players come back to campus during the offseason to work out with their college trainers and practice...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Zak Irvin’s progression, Age, Defense

Dustin Johnston @zgordon5: What does Zak Irvin specifically need to work on the most to become “more than just a shooter”? Did he show that potential in HS? I guess more clearly: should we have a lot of optimism about Zak being able to truly be more than a shooter, or are there red flags? We’ve established that Irvin was ‘just a shooter’ last year after roughly three out...
Via UM Hoops
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harris inks three-year deal with Cavs

The Cavaliers have signed 2014 second-round draft pick Joe Harris to a three-year contract, according to a report from RealGM.com. Harris, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard out of Virginia, was selected with the No. 33 overall pick. According to the report, the first two years of Harris' contract are guaranteed. Harris played four seasons at Virginia and averaged 14.5 points per game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durand Johnson expected to be healthy for Pitt to start the season

Following a torn ACL, Durand Johnson is expected to be healthy by the start of the season One main offensive weapon for the Panthers was not practicing with the team at the Pitt men's basketball practice on Tuesday - Durand Johnson. Johnson tore his ACL in early January in a game with Wake Forest and has not been cleared to practice. At first, many analysts pegged him to be out...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Montrezl Harrell says he'd love to play for football team

Had Montrezl Harrell not gone to the University of Louisville or another school to play college basketball, the power forward guesses he'd be on a football team somewhere instead. Even though Harrell is a projected lottery pick in next year's NBA draft having returned to U of L for his junior season, well, football coach Bobby Petrino should take a listen to what Harrell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Isaiah Austin's NBA Job Offer -- Work Lined Up ... AFTER He Finishes His Degree

Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and told us he's even more motivated to go back to Baylor University in August to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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NCAA denies Jameel McKay's waiver; redshirt junior stays ineligible until Dec. 20

ISU basketball player Jameel McKay's waiver request for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA, an ISU athletic department spokesperson confirmed. McKay, a two-time NJCAA Division I All-American while at Indian Hills Community College, transferred to Iowa State from Marquette before the 2013-14 season began.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Antonio Blakeney Says Rick Pitino Is Still Showing Him That He’s A Top Priority

Photo: Orlando Sentinel Five star scoring guard Antonio Blakeney has been top target for Rick Pitino and his coaching staff for well over a year now. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite picking up two commitments from the 2015 class within the past week.  In a matter of six days, Rick Pitino reeled in five star swingman Deng Adel and four star power forward Raymond Spalding...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offseason storylines: What IU needs from Mosquera-Perea

Welcome to offseason storylines, a look into some of the biggest storylines surrounding the 2014-2015 Indiana Hoosiers. Next up, a look at the potential role of Hanner Mosquera-Perea as a junior. (Previously: A look at Indiana’s youth and how it got here, Is Troy Williams ready to make a leap?, Where can Ferrell grow as […] The post Offseason storylines: What IU needs from Mosquera...
Via Inside the Hall
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Photo: Maker’s Mark Will Produce A Special Bourbon Bottle For Louisville AD Tom Jurich

Maker’s Mark has made special limited-edition bottles of bourbon for two people within Louisville’s athletics department: head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and former head football coach Charlie Strong. Now, Maker’s Mark has decided to add another person to its line of special Louisville bottles in Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. Jurich bottle pic.twitter.com/sdbHFAN1s4...
Via College Spun
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Tim Hardaway Jr. dominates NBA Summer League, Nik Stauskas wins title

It’s been a productive summer for former Wolverines at the next level. Mitch McGary was one of the stars of the Orlando Summer League before Tim Hardaway Jr. tore up the Las Vegas Summer League. Hardaway’s NBA career continues to blossom. He averaged 22.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in Summer League action, checking in as the No. 2 scorer in Las Vegas. Hardway...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top SMU recruit agrees to $1.2 million deal in China

Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association. Mudiay committed to SMU, but concerns of his eligibilty became an issue this month. Mudiay is expected to be a top lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Sportando first reported news of the agreement.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell Says He’d Play A Defensive Possession For Bobby Petrino

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Thanks to the folks at CardsTV, the Louisville Cardinal basketball junkies have gotten a small fix over the summer. In the past few weeks, UofL has uploaded brief interviews with a couple of the players to the CardsTV YouTube account. Earlier this month we heard from Wayne Blackshear and on Tuesday morning an interview with Montrezl Harrell...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse will open exhibition play with Carleton & Adrian In November

I don't know who these guys think they are but they really should invite some friends. Jim Boeheim gets a lot of grief for Syracuse's perceived weak non-conference scheduling. Wait til people find out that the Orange are just scheduling random dudes now. Syracuse will open its 2014-15 men's basketball season with exhibition games against Carleton (Canada) and Adrian...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caris LeVert listed at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds on latest roster

Caris LeVert in 2012 and 2014 (H/T: @nickbaumgardner) Michigan updated its roster for the second time this month and has now published heights and weights for all incoming freshmen and returning players. Caris LeVert is listed at an impressive 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds after entering college two years ago at 6-foot-5, 165 pounds. LeVert underwent foot surgery this offseason, but...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach K Says He Wouldn’t Hesitate Trading Wiggins for Love

Everyone has an opionion on wether or not the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.  Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave his opinion on the matter, and he’s all about Kevin Love. “There’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy. I’d trade for Kevin Love,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s not saying anything bad about any of the other youngsters. Love’s an All...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson's Ibrahim Djambo to transfer to Hofstra

Former Three Rivers (Mo.) Community College standout Ibrahim Djambo is leaving the Clemson Tigers after just one season in pursuit of more playing time in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 6-10 Malian native will land at Hofstra and play for head coach Joe Mihalich's Pride, TheRecruitScoop.com's Alex Kline reported Sunday. He will sit out the 2014-15 season and will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has great response on whether he’d trade for Kevin Love

Coach K says he’d trade for Kevin Love right now Like seemingly everyone these days, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked his opinion on Kevin Love and whether he would trade for him. During an interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports radio, Coach K gave possibly the best response yet. Krzyzewski said that he would make the trade right away without any hesitation. Via CBS Sports...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Polson, Tod Lanter and Sam Malone Earn NABC Academic Honors

Photo by Jason Marcum Three Kentucky Wildcats have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s Honors Court on Monday. In order to earn recognition on the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior, own...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Peach Jam Wrap Up

The second evaluation period of July was headlined by the Nike Peach Jam, where Michigan head coach John Beilein spent the majority of his recruiting time throughout the long weekend. 2016 Wolverine offeree Tyus Battle was among the standouts of the event, averaging 14 points per game and carrying his team to the event’s semifinals, but a number of other Wolverine targets impressed...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle NBA Summer League Review

The NBA Summer League is almost over, and several former Kentucky Wildcats had great showings for their teams. The one with the biggest spotlight on him was Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle. Friday afternoon’s 83-77 win over Denver improved ,ay have been randle’s best game. After struggling through the first three quarters, it was Randle that carried the team to victory...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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