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Forward Jernard Jarreau is transferring from Washington

Washington is losing Nigel Williams-Goss (transfer), Darin Johnson (transfer), Shawn Kemp Jr. (graduation), Mike Anderson (graduation) and now Lorenzo Romar is losing yet another player from his roster. Junior forward Jernard Jarreau, who will have to sit out a season due to NCAA eligibility rules, will be transferring from the Huskies program after playing 24.3 minutes per game...
Via Campus Sports Net
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For Austin Hatch, remarkable journey continues in different role

To John Beilein, Austin Hatch is family. Not just part of the Michigan basketball community, mind you, but a member of the coach’s personal family, alongside his three biological sons. That relationship blossomed over the last year, as Hatch — a two-time plane crash survivor — came to Ann Arbor on an athletic scholarship and became a valued member of the Wolverines. The freshman...
Via UM Hoops
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Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss to visit Gonzaga

Gonzaga had one of the more experienced back courts in the country last season, with Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., and now Mark Few will be looking for replacements. They will start by trying to lure Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss as he is one of the most coveted players on the offseason transfer market. Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss will visit Gonzaga this...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Fan Gets Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein has a fan for life, literally. Twitter user “Labecca” had her arm signed by the third year center and posted a picture of the autograph being immortalized in a tattoo parlor. Just got @THEwillieCS15 autograph tatted on my arm. True WCS fan 💙🙀💙 pic.twitter.com/LwGaMzYUsz — LaBecca (@uknomrph) April 26, 2015 It’s obvious Wildcat...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Video: John Beilein talks Caris LeVert’s return, 2015-16 roster

After his press conference with Austin Hatch on Monday afternoon, John Beilein spoke with media about how Michigan’s roster may look this winter. The head coach discussed DJ Wilson’s role in the offense, transfer Duncan Robinson and Caris LeVert’s return to Ann Arbor. The post Video: John Beilein talks Caris LeVert’s return, 2015-16 roster appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Spike Albrecht Expected Back for Fall Practice Following Surgery

Michigan Wolverines point guard Spike Albrecht is expected to be ready for fall practice after undergoing surgery, according to head coach John Beilein. Speaking to Brendan F. Quinn of MLive Media Group, Beilein also stated that Albrecht was expected to make a “full recovery.” Beilein says Spike Albrecht (hip surgery) is expected to make a full recovery and be back for fall...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Gator basketball to open season at Navy in Veterans’ Classic

Last season, the Florida Gators’ basketball team experienced their worst season since Billy Donovan’s first year. Obviously, the mission is to erase last season from memory with a bounce-back 2015-16 season, and now we know where that mission will begin. The Gators … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
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Photo: Chris McCullough Posts Photo Of 4 Departing Syracuse Players From Boeheim Foundation’s Basket Ball

Coming off of a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, Syracuse basketball will look very different next season. The team loses All-American center Rakeem Christmas to graduation after his magnificent senior season, forward Chris McCullough is entering the NBA Draft, and role players B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson are transferring out of the program. Despite their upcoming moves, all four...
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Veterans Classic Field is set: UNC, Florida, Temple, Navy

The beginning of the College Hoops season always begins on the Friday of Veterans Day weekend and for the second straight season the Veterans Classic will be the home for basketball junkies. Last season Michigan State, VCU, Tennessee and the host, Navy, were featured but this year it will be even better as potential preseason top-5 North Carolina, Florida and Temple will compete...
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Kentucky Fan Gets Tattoo of Willie Cauley-Stein’s Autograph

A Kentucky fan took her fandom of Willie Cauley-Stein to the next level on Friday, permanently commemorating his signature on her arm. She had Cauley-Stein sign her arm during a stop on his autograph tour, then immediately rushed to a tattoo parlor to turn the outline into a permanent tattoo. Below are the results: Just […]
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Five Star Swing-man Will Visit Louisville Next Month

Photo: PlayMaker MixtapesRick Pitino’s staff was hard at work this weekend on the recruiting trail. The Louisville staff was represented at multiple different AAU events in Indiana and Kentucky. There are dozens of prospects from the 2016 class that Louisville is expressing interest in. One prospect that is receiving heavy intrest from UofL is V.J. King, a 6-foot-6, small forward...
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Austin Hatch to transition into basketball student assistant role

(Melanie Maxwell, The Ann Arbor News) Michigan basketball coach John Beilein and guard Austin Hatch announced Monday that Hatch will end his college playing career and transition into an undergraduate student assistant for the team. Hatch, who survived two plane crashes before enrolling at Michigan, will still be on scholarship at the school, but no longer counts against the team’s...
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Photos: Kentucky Fan Had Willie Cauley-Stein Autograph On Her Arm Permanently Tattooed

You are a diehard Kentucky fan, and you have a chance to get your arm autographed by your favorite player—center Willie Cauley-Stein. What do you do next? Get the signature permanently tattooed, of course. That is exactly what this die hard member of #BBN did.  Just got @THEwillieCS15 autograph tatted on my arm. True WCS fan pic.twitter.com/LwGaMzYUsz — LaBecca (@uknomrph)...
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2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now a student aide

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Austin Hatch, who survived two deadly airplane crashes and went on to suit up for Michigan, is giving up playing basketball. Michigan coach John Beilein announced Monday the Big Ten approved a medical exemption waiver that will allow Hatch keep his scholarship and serve as an undergraduate student assistant. ''Basketball has always been a huge part of my life...
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Seniority for 2015-2016 Kentucky Wildcats

After their 71-64 loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four, Kentucky received severe criticism for their lack of leadership, experience and seniority when compared to their opponents. Many critics thought that one of the main reasons the undefeated Wildcats fell short was because Wisconsin had Frank Kaminsky, Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser and Sam Dekker all […]
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UConn Basketball: Recruiting impact of NBA interest of Kevin Ollie

UConn basketball head coach Kevin Ollie has drawn attention from NBA teams in both of the past two off-seasons. Last year the Los Angeles Lakers expressed interest. This year the Oklahoma City Thunder has shown that they were poised to make a run at Ollie. He however decided that UConn is the place he wants to be, at least for now. Kevin Ollie being a top commodity in the National...
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Austin Hatch will serve as student assistant at Michigan

Austin Hatch has had a remarkable journey to the University of Michigan, after surviving two plane crashes, surviving a coma, and losing his immediate family. Hatch has always dreamed of stepping foot on the court at Crisler Arena during a regular season NCAA Basketball game with “Michigan” on his jersey, and that dream became a reality this season. Now Hatch will be moving forward...
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Jayson Tatum posterizes defender at Nike EYBL Lexington in front of John Calipari (video)

During this weekend’s Nike EYBL in Lexington, 2016 five-star wing Jayson Tatum postered his defender with Kentucky coach John Calipari sitting court side. Tatum is ranked the No. 1 player in the class of 2016 by ESPN. He recently cut his list to Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and hometown Saint Louis, his father’s alma mater. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Austin Hatch to move to medical scholarship, serve as student assistant

Michigan freshman Austin Hatch will move to a medical scholarship next season and serve as an undergraduate student assistant. Full University Press Release below: University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein and freshman guard Austin Hatch announced today (Monday, April 27) that Hatch will alter his position with the men’s basketball roster by moving to...
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Five-Star Jayson Tatum Throws Down Posterizing Dunk In Front Of John Calipari

Five-star Jayson Tatum, who has a final four of Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke and St. Louis, had the highlight of this weekend’s Nike EYBL in Lexington, Kentucky. The post Five-Star Jayson Tatum Throws Down Posterizing Dunk In Front Of John Calipari appeared first on Diehardsport.
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2015 NBA Draft final early entries list

The deadline for underclassmen to make themselves eligible for the 2015 NBA Draft has passed and now we know what this year’s class will look like. A whopping 44 collegiate players gave up further eligibility to enter this year’s draft and that comes on top of the seniors already eligible and a stout crop of international players. Below you will find the full and final list of...
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South Florida transfer Anthony Collins commits to Texas A&M

Billy Kennedy put together an impressive 2015 recruiting class and have solid returnees but they needed depth at the point guard position. On Sunday evening, the Aggies learned that Anthony Collins has committed to their program and will be eligible immediately (college graduate). The 6’1″ point guard from Houston, Texas averaged 7.1 points per game, 5.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

A few reasons Texas Basketball fans should be excited

For the first time in 17 years Texas Basketball go into an offseason without Rick Barnes. It is now Shaka Smart’s responsibility to recruit, train and lead this team. Smart has already been very busy this offseason appearing on ESPN’s Mike and Mike as well as College Game-day. Smart’s interview with Mike and Mike was very interesting and gave insight into what kind of coach...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky watching Josh Jackson; Watch him drop 41 at UAA (video)

The Kentucky Wildcats are among several big-name schools watching one of the best players in high school basketball this weekend. Josh Jackson, one of the most promising 2016 prospects in the nation, is currently at the Under Armour Association, and he’s putting on a show for those in attendance.  A native of Detroit, who plays his high […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yogi Ferrell will announce his plans to return to Indiana

With the return of James Blackmon Jr, Robert Johnson and Troy Williams, the Indiana Hoosiers were looking for one more piece to the puzzle to have a strong shot at being one of the strongest most competitive teams in the Big Ten. They will receive that positive news on Sunday as point guard and leader Yogi Ferrell is expected to announce today that he is returning to Indiana for...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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