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Providence basketball loses key piece at bad time

Thinking out loud while wondering if late night television will ever be the same again. - If it's May, it means Friar Basketball takes a hit with another transfer. Center Paschal Chukwu told the coaching staff he's not happy - with anything, apparently. Therefore, like Josh Fortune last year, Providence loses a big piece [ ].Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars have gone through this...
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Former Providence center planning visits

Earlier in the week, 7-foot-2 behemoth Providence center Paschal Chukwu surprised many with his choice to transfer from the school after just one season.The rangy rim protecter is now planning official visits to other schools, according to NBC Sports. Chukwu has three years of eligibility left, but he will have to sit out the 2015-16 season. NBC's report indicates that Chukwu has...
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Louisville transfer Akoy Agau shows promise for Georgetown basketball

Much has been made about Georgetown's incoming freshmen class, and rightfully so. Headlined by big man Jessie Govan, the young Hoyas should compliment the nucleus of D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, L.J. Peak and Isaac Copeland quite nicely.One key cog that may be overlooked, however, is Louisville transfer Akoy Agau. Agau didn't get much playing time under Rick Pitino due to a stacked Cardinals...
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Billy Donovan Thanks Gator Nation With Full-Page Ad

Billy Donovan took out a full-page ad in the Gainesville Sun on Sunday to thank the Florida Gators and their fans for a wonderful run.
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Louisville transfer Akoy Agau shows promise for Georgetown basketball

Last Wednesday, I wrote an article reviewing the Georgetown basketball program’s graduating seniors of the class of 2015. In my review of those players, I also discussed how the Hoyas’ incoming freshman class would find success in filling the now-empty spots on the Georgetown roster. However, Marcus Derrickson, Kaleb Johnson, and Jessie Govan are not the only new faces on the...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating strength of schedule

The strength of a particular team’s schedule is critical. The regular season schedule for any ACC team can be considered tough – as it is one of the strongest conferences in college basketball. Teams that have to face any of the powerhouses like Duke, North Carolina or Virginia more than once are in for a difficult road. Although the regular season title may not carry as much...
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Billy Donovan says goodbye to Florida in touching newspaper ad

Billy Donovan was perhaps the best coach in Florida Basketball history. He spent 20 seasons guiding the Florida Basketball team before parting ways with the Gators to join Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. The legendary coach led the Gators to four SEC tournament championships and two back-to-back national championships. Donovan’s players that he’s recruited...
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Pitt Lands Graduate Transfer Alonzo Nelson-Ododa

Former Richmond Spiders big man Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will graduate and transfer to Pittsburgh for his final year of eligibility. Nelson-Ododa announced his decision on his personal Twitter page. I will be a Pitt Panther next year! #H2P pic.twitter.com/SOR7eE7mWe — Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (@Alonzo33_) May 24, 2015 A 6’9″, 235 pound power forward from Atlanta, Nelson-Ododa averaged...
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How Maryland basketball turned the program around

Maryland basketball has the most complete roster in the country?? The Terrapins are poised to make a Final Four run?? These statements seem foreign to a Terrapin fan base that has suffered through many years of mediocrity. Last time I checked Mark Turgeon, not John Calipari, was the coach of Maryland. But the comparison between the two coaches doesn’t seem as ludacris entering...
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Billy Donovan Gives Fans Heartfelt Goodbye

Any Florida Gators fans who are still feeling upset about longtime coach Billy Donovan leaving for the NBA can now take consolation in one reality. It’s not as though Donovan and his family aren’t taking the upcoming move hard as well. In a post by Adam Silverstein of the Florida fan site OnlyGators, the goodbye that the Donovans gave to the fans via an ad in The Gainesville...
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Rysheed Jordan to be ruled academically ineligible

With Chris Mullin returning, hiring a strong staff and landing multiple key additions, the offseason in Queens was considered a positive one by many Red Storm fans. Things have changed quickly though as news broke late Saturday night that Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and could leave the team, according to Roger Rubin of the...
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Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

Florida meant a lot to Billy Donovan, that is very clear.  The 49-year-old coach, prior to becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder’s head coach, spent 20 seasons leading the Gators’ program. He won two national championships, went to four Final Fours and won the SEC Tournament four times.  Donovan has been OKC’s head coach for nearly a month. In today’s Gainesville Sun, Donovan...
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Report: St. John’s Star G Rysheed Jordan Expected To Be Ruled Academically Ineligible

St. John’s star guard Rysheed Jordan, the Red Storm’s leading returning scorer, is expected to be ruled ineligible for the fall semester of the 2015-16 season, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Jordan, a rising junior, averaged 14.3 points and 3.1 assists for St. John’s in 2014-15. He is the program’s best returning player.  The report states that it’s...
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NBA Gametime piece on Karl-Anthony Towns’ rise (video)

Karl-Anthony Towns is poised to become the latest John Calipari-coached big man to take the NBA by storm. NBA Gametime did a nice piece on Towns rise from St. Joseph High School to Kentucky Wildcats star, and eventually a top three NBA Draft pick:   ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Subscribe to […]
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Kaminsky writes heartwarming farewell to Wisconsin

As if you needed even more proof that Frank Kaminsky is the type of guy you would call up after you have had a bad day, because you know he would have your back. The 2015 Wooden Award winner penned a lengthy and sincere blog post as a swan song to his Wisconsin Badgers career, recounting his time rocking the red jersey and thanking family, friends and fans. You might recall Wisco...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: St. John's guard Jordan facing academic ineligibility

St. John's basketball guard Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible and miss the start of next season, with The New York Daily News reporting it's possible he may not play again for the Red Storm. The 6-foot-4 standout from Philadelphia averaged 14.1 points and 3.1 assists as a sophomore. However, sources told the paper Jordan was apparently not keeping his...
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WATCH: D'Angelo Russell whiffs on horrible golf swing

Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work. Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell...
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Michigan Transfer Down to Final Three Schools

After what was certainly a disappointing 2014-2015 season, the Michigan Wolverines have gotten even more bad news. On Saturday, senior forward Max Bielfeldt announced that he was down to his final three schools to transfer to for his final season, according to College Spun. Brendan Quinn with MLive Media Group announced the three school via Twitter. Max Bielfeldt tells me DePaul...
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Frank Kaminsky bids farewell to Wisconsin

The love affair that exists between University of Wisconsin basketball player Frank Kaminsky and his school is coming to an end. It was four great years -- as college life should be -- and the seven-foot tank wanted to let everyone in Madison knows his feelings before he heads off to the NBA. He did so in fabulous fashion here. Check out some of the sweet sentiments: To the fans...
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Report: Michigan Transfer Max Bielfeldt Down To Indiana, Iowa State, Nebraska

Michigan basketball hopes to have a big bounce back season after a disappointing 2014-15, but it will be without 6-foot-7 forward Max Bielfeldt, who is transferring for his final season. After eliminating DePaul from consideration, Bielfeldt, who averaged 5.1 points per game as a junior, is down to three schools: Indiana, Iowa State, and Nebraska. Max Bielfeldt tells me DePaul is...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

F Rashad Muhammad To Transfer From San Jose State

San Jose State Spartans leading scorer and former three-star recruit Rashad Muhammad has decided to transfer from the program. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Muhammad’s decision earlier this morning. Shabazz Muhammad's brother, Rashad, is transferring from San Jose State, sources told ESPN. Sophomore averaged 13.9 ppg this past season. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 23, 2015...
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Frank Kaminsky pens heartfelt piece about time at Wisconsin

IG/samdek15 Last May, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky wrote a long blog post to explain his decision to return to the Badgers for his senior season, instead of entering the NBA Draft. His decision wound up working out pretty well—Kaminsky took home a number of national player of the year awards and Wisconsin went to a second straight Final Four and lost in the national title game...
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Can UCLA Basketball finish in the top 5?

It is humiliating to start this article off by clarifying what I mean by “top 5.” I do not mean top 5 in the country. UCLA has not been considered one of the top teams in the country for almost a decade. The last time the Bruins received a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament was in 2008. At that point in time, the PAC-12 was still the PAC-10. No, I am talking about finishing in the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Adds Bradley Transfer Omari Grier

Bradley shooting guard Omari Grier will graduate from the university and transfer to Rutgers, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. Grier also made an announcement on his personal Twitter page. Excited to be a part of the Rutgers family for my graduate year! Anxious to see what God has in store for this next chapter in my life! #RU — Omari Ray Grier (@Kid_FrANKiE_24...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

KU’s Cliff Alexander Claims Mother Was ‘Tricked’

Former Kansas Jayhawks big man Cliff Alexander ended up sitting out his team’s final eight games last season due to allegations of improper benefits, specifically regarding a loan that his mother received from a finance company that does business with professional athletes. Now, Alexander is claiming that his mother was tricked and wasn’t 100 percent aware of what was going on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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